2023/24 Panini Select Basketball Hobby 4 Box Break #8 - PICK YOUR TEAM

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2023-24 Panini Select Basketball sees the return of the chromium line that hits a lot of levels — literally. Like most every chrome set, there are parallels galore, bright inserts and a smattering of autographs and memorabilia cards. But this is Select so that means a multi-tiered base set to bring it all together.

Hobby boxes have three traditional hits and an average of one parallel per pack. Smaller H2 boxes are also available. These don’t stress autographs as a guarantee but the average of a Prizms parallel per pack remains. Select also returns to retail with multiple configurations.

All told, there’s a lot going on.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball Checklist Overview

The base set is split different sections, each with their own design and rarity: Concourse, Premier Level and Courtside. Retail packs also have Mezzanine cards, bringing a fourth level to chase.

Hobby-only Prizms parallels include Bronze Checker, Gold Glitter, Zebra, Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5), and Black Finite (1/1). Some also add die-cuts to go with the various colors and patterns.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball Zebra Keyonte George

H2 boxes are where you’ll find a mix of Disco parallels that have circles running through the background. Light Blue Disco (/99), White Disco (/75), Red Disco (/49), Blue Disco (/25), Gold Disco (/10), Green Disco (/5) and Black Disco (1/1) are among the versions.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball Red Disco Amen Thompson

On the retail side, Orange Flash, Purple Flash (/175), Blue Flash (/99) and Gold Flash (/10) are only in blasters. Mega box exclusives include Blue Cracked Ice, Pink Cracked Ice (/99), White Cracked Ice (/49) and Gold Cracked Ice (/10)

Also distinct to retail are standard Blue cards. These replace base cards found in hobby packs. Select was a hobby-exclusive product for a lot of years. The intention here is to keep print runs of standard cards in line with the past while expanding the product’s overall reach.

Autographs

The 2023-24 Select Basketball checklist has several places to find autographs.

Autographed Memorabilia, Rookie Jersey Autographs, X-Factor Memorabilia Signatures and Jumbo Rookie Signature Swatches bring an added element of swatches.

Rookie Signatures is another spot for first-year players.

In Flight Signatures return with a list of past and present stars.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball In Flight Signatures Julius Erving

According to Panini, Select Few Signatures ranks as one of the tougher autograph inserts in the product.

Multi-autograph themes include Select Pairings Signatures and triple-signed Hall Selections Signatures.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball Select Pairings Signatures Stephen Curry Klay Thompson

Selection Committee Signatures, Youth Explosion Signatures and Signature Selections are among the autographs available in retail packs.

Additional Inserts

The color in 2023-24 Panini Select Basketball doesn’t end with the parallels. The checklist has several inserts that include bold designs.

Starcade is a new addition to the brand. These use classic arcade video games as inspiration. They also happen to be one of Select’s tough hobby-exclusive inserts.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball Starcade Anthony Edwards

It’s the same with another installment of Color Wheel.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball Color Wheel Tim Duncan

Other hobby insert sets include En Fuego, Select Future, Sensations, Snapshots and Unstoppable. These have Silver, Tie-Dye (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black Finite (1/1) Prizms.

Artistic Selections is exclusive to H2 boxes while Rookie Revolution, Select Certified, Neon Icon, Thunder Lane, and Lodestars are in retail.

2023-24 Panini Select Basketball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 5,
Packs per box: Hobby – 12
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, 
Set size: 400 cards
Release date: May 10, 2024

 

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs or Memorabilia Cards – 3 Total
  • Prizms Parallels – 12

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