Saturday, June 08, 2024

2023-24 Panini NBA Hoops Value Pack


Hope everyone's doing well.  When I started this post the NBA Playoffs were just about to start.  Now it's Finals time.  I don't know if I wasn't following the West that closely, but I was surprised Dallas made it.  In any event, I don't think they have enough to beat Boston, but hey, make it exciting and it's all good to me.

It's the Thompson twins!  No, not those Thompson Twins.

Santa left a pack of Hoops in my stocking as well as my eldest's, so let's see what he got:

#129 - Russell Westbrook
#37 - OG Anunoby
#213 - Michael Porter Jr
#93 - Eric Gordon

Standard Hoops-like design of the past few years.  If you put out a Hoops card from the last 5 years on the table, I doubt many collectors would know what year each card came from.

#56 - Myles Turner
#10 - Kenyon Martin Jr
#182 - Davion Mitchell
#193 - Bojan Bogdanovic

There's 300 cards in the set.  Here the link to the checklist if anyone's interested.

#248 - Jett Howard (RC)
#299 - Dwyane Wade (Hoops Tribute)
#268 - Andre Jackson Jr (RC)
#253 - Kobe Brown (RC)

Veterans take the first 230 cards in the set.  Rookies take spots 231 - 280.  The last 20 cards are for Hoops Tribute, reserved for Superstars of yesteryear, Superstars of today, and hottest of Hot Rookiez.

#124 - Jaxson Hayes
#68 - Josh Green (Purple Parallel)
#57 - Cameron Johnson (Teal Explosion Parallel)
#5 - Luka Doncic (Dynamos)

Since Panini never gives us the odds, your guess is as good as mine for the Purple and Dynamos.  I'm guessing Teal Explosion comes one per Value Pack, because I've gotten one in each pack I've picked up.

#1 Victor Wembanyama (RC) - Rookie Greetings
#3 - Dorian Finney-Smith
#210 - Wendell Moore Jr

The kid was pretty excited to get the Wemby card.  I was able to pull the base RC later on; it's not a Jordan RC but good enough.

#26 - Zach LaVine
#132 - De'Anthony Melton
#154 - Christian Braun

The eldest didn't follow Zach and the Bulls as much this year since LaVine has been getting hurt more in recent years and the team hasn't lived up to expectations.  Most unfortunate.

#215 - Luguentz Dort
#207 - Jarrett Allen
#195 - Bam Adebayo
#141 - Dejounte Murray

#142 - Cam Reddish
#239 - Maxwell Lewis (RC)
#55 - Max Christie
#231 - Toumani Camara (RC)

Wrapped up the pack with 3 Lakers out of the last 4 cards.  Here are some backs because Finals:

Anyway, that's the pack.  Apologies for taking so long to get this post out of drafts, but that's how it goes when life gets in the way.  Enjoy the Finals (and the Stanley Cup Final too), and thanks for reading!


madding said...

I feel like it's going to be a very short series, but stranger things have happened in the NBA.

One of the annoying things about this year's Hoops is that both of the base Wembanyama cards are generally found in the same pack. (The regular card design and the "Tribute" design (like the D-Wade card.)

Bulldog said...

The Miles Turner photo is my favorite though I like the Dejounte Murray photo as well with Edwards in the frame. I like this set. Always great pulling a Wemby.