Amid considerable pomp and circumstance, Panini America returned the fabled Contenders Basketball brand to the market last season for the first time since 2012-13. And based on overwhelming collector acceptance, it became abundantly clear that it would be more than just a one-year return. And so bolstered by another stacked rookie class, Contenders Basketball will be back in full force when the 2018-19 edition arrives in late December.
2018-19 Contenders Basketball will feature the brand’s calling-card Rookie Ticket Autographs signed on-card as well as the complete array of Contenders components such as Cracked Ice, Optichrome and Championship Ticket parallels. On average, each hobby box (10 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver two autographs.
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