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.
BREAKDOWN: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