Basketball cards: Grading and opening Panini Contenders Draft Picks 2020

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Basketball cards are entering a new season. Panini kicked it off right with Contenders Draft Picks

The NBA Draft makes for an exhilarating event for draft prospects, NBA teams, and fans alike. For collectors of basketball cards, it’s exciting to see what teams the next class of rookies will land on and where they’ll kickstart their careers.

At the same time, it’s a good reflection on the drafts of years past and the hits and misses by all 30 teams. There’s nothing quite like the NBA’s two-round draft that’s completed all in one night.

Panini’s first basketball card product of the season, Contenders Draft Picks, mirrors much of the same excitement that festers on the draft night itself.

Panini Contenders Draft Picks 2020 hobby box details

The most popular Panini Contenders Draft Picks hobby box in 2020 was configured as such:

  • 18 cards per pack
  • 6 packs per box
  • 108 total cards
  • 1 auto per pack, 6 autos per box

There are some different variations to the product with fewer packs and also the limited First Off the Line iteration of the product which featured an exclusive Blue Shimmer parallel.

If you’re looking for this product, at this point, eBay is your best bet. Here’s what’s currently available.

Without further ado, let’s review and rip this product!