First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Absolute basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Absolute basketball cards
Arrives: Dec. 20
Box basics: Two autographs, two memorabilia cards and two “uncirculated” cards per two-pack box (10 boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view
Order: Click here for boxes & click here for cases

What’s buzz-worthy: Absolute returns with nothing but hits and encased cards in its three-card packs.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

The Basics: The Tools of the Trade Signatures will be found in three ways in this one with three, four or six memorabilia pieces. Among the items found in the cards for 33 rookies? jerseys, hats and basketballs for starters. … Rookie Autographs will feature images from the players’ college days with on-card ink signed at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, while Draft Day Ink also will be on-card for those cards, while Determination, Signature Standouts and Precision Signatures will spotlight notable players from the past. … On the memorabilia side there will be Pass The Rock cards. Of the two slabbed cards in every box, there will be one rookie, while there will be Absolute Glass inserts found one per case. … These six-card boxes carry a $130 suggested retail price ($65 per pack).

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