Panini Bringing Back Eminence as Year’s Highest Priced Product

They’re back.  They’re definitely limited. And they’re going to be expensive.

Panini America has announced the return of Eminence to its 2019-20 product line.  Set to arrive just as a new season tips off, it’ll be the highest of the high-end hoops products with an SRP of around $15,000 per box.

What do you get for that much dough? One single-pack box with ten cards, nine of which are autographed. Every card will be numbered to 10 or less and any memorabilia will be game-used.  Each card will come in a magnetic holder so the boxes will be pretty hefty.

We last saw the Eminence brand in a special Kobe Bryant set in 2017 but the last full-fledged product was issued in 2014-15 when it carried a $6,000 SRP.

The new issue is the latest arriving basketball card product ever made in a single season but then 2019-20 was no ordinary year for the NBA or its trading card partner.

Rookie Patch Autographs will be the big draw with Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and others from the ’19-20 draft class signing directly on the thick card stock.  There will be several parallels including 1/1 Platinum versions.

Also among the top pulls will be cards with a Silver, Gold or Platinum bar embedded. A small number will carry autographs.  Cards with a diamond chip embedded are also on the upcoming checklist.  



The subset themes will include NBA Champions, Larry O’Brien Trophy, USA Basketball, All-Stars and All-Decade. Several will include Dual Autographs.

2019-20 Panini Eminence Basketball is currently set for release on December 23.




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