First Buzz: 2017-18 Panini Contenders basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Panini Contenders basketball cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: Two autographs per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s Contenders arrives on the NBA hardwood with many of the notable names found earlier this season in their college colors but this time with their pro threads.

Keep reading for more info and a gallery of images.

The Basics: Rookie Season Tickets will spotlight notable newcomers with on-card autos here, while there will also be Premium Edition cards printed on Prizm stock with on-card autos for the Premium Edition Rookie Season Tickets. There will be a number of inserts including Front Row Seat, Superstar Diecuts and Rookie of the Year Contenders along with Rookie Contender Predictor cards with shots at exclusive prizes. Also in play with on-card ink will be Historic Rookie Season Tickets. here also will be Cracked Ice, Championship Tickets and printing plate parallels along with variations that will be horizontally designed. … Also among the autos there will be MVP Contenders and Up and Coming Contenders. … Another inclusion? Lottery Ticket cards fro the top 14 selections in the 2017 NBA Draft. … Ten-card packs carry a suggested retail price of $12 ($144 per box).

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