Thursday, November 28, 2019

2019-2020 Hoops Basketball Holiday Box

2019-2020 Hoops Basketball:  After enjoying my Topps baseball holiday blaster I was looking forward to Panini's basketball offering.  I am not that excited about this product.  Last year I thought the basketball holiday design worked better than what we saw with Topps baseball.  This year not so much.
I did have a big pull with this Zion Williamson Rise n' Shine insert.  It has already gone to a good home but it was obviously a nice surprise.  Each of these boxes come with a rookie relic. 
     This year you have a bit of a snow cloud and some very small snow flakes.  Last year's snowflakes were big and had a nice design.  You almost don't notice them in some of this year's cards.
Overall I liked my pull and of course there were plenty of stars.  At a minimum I'd think these are basically "parallels" of the non holiday set.
These inserts are all ones I like.  The snow cloud actually worked pretty well on these.  The snowflakes are hard to discern depending on the background.
These Hoops Tributes are a great nod to Hoops designs of years past.  They also have a great mix of current, young and past stars.  Definitely a fun inclusion.
The rookies are well represented in their own base cards and inserts.  Overall a fun box but the winter theme fell flat for me.  I really liked what Panini did last year and what Topps did this year really upping the Holiday spirit.

88 – Total Cards
18 – RC
7 – Hoops Tribute
5 – Retired Greats
2 – Get Out The Way
2 – Light Camera Action
1 – Arriving Now
1 – Class of 2019
1 – Frequent Flyers
1 – Rise N Shine Memorabilia


  1. Sweet Zion! Did you sell it or trade it?

    1. I sold it. Was a quick sale and it helped fuel the hobby.

  2. The "snowflakes" look a bit like paint splatter. Congrats on the relic, I would imagine that that one's pretty desirable at the moment.

    1. It definitely is. Being a holiday parallel helps. The "snowflakes" are such a letdown this year.