2020-21 Panini Select Basketball Preview

Set to arrive a day after the start of the pandemic-delayed season, 2020-21 Panini Select Basketball will bring its usual array of splashy colors on shiny stock. 

2020-21 Select Basketball Configuration and Base Set

Select hobby boxes offer 12 packs with five cards per pack. Cases hold 12 boxes.

Each box should hold three autographs or memorabilia cards and 12 Prizm cards along with the base cards.  Speaking of the latter, Panini is keeping the three-tier concept for the base set, with Concourse, Premier and Courtside. Each box should have two of the tougher Courtside cards and 10 Premier Level.

There will be a bunch of parallel versions in in 2020-21 Select.  Courtside base parallels will feature Silver, Scope, Tri-Color, Light Blue, Red, White, Neon Green, Tie-Dye, Gold, Green, Black and Zebra.  Premier Level will have Silver, Scope, Tri-Color, Blue, Maroon, Purple, Orange, Tie-Dye, Gold, Green, Black and Zebra parallels and Courtside will include Silver, Gold, Green, Tie-Dye, Black and Zebra.


Players from this season’s draft class will have signed cards in Rookie Jersey Autographs with Base (#’d/199), Purple (#’d/99), Tie-Dye (#’d/25), Gold (#’d/10) and the one-of-a-kind Black parallel versions possible.  Rookie Signature cards is another way to land signed cards of Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton, etc.

In Flight Signatures will include some of the NBA’s high flyers like Julius Erving. There will be plenty of parallel versions for all autograph content.


New insert cards this year include En Fuego and Unstoppable. 

Artistic Selection features a color image of a player in the foreground with a shaded non-color background.  There are parallels here, too, including some 1/1s.

The release date for 2020-21 Select Basketball is currently set for July 9.

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