Retail Therapy: 2017-18 Panini Essentials Hanger Box

It’s been tough finding 2019-20 basketball cards at retail this year. So we went back a few years and ventured to eBay for this Retail Therapy. We tried a Hanger Box of 2017-18 Panini Essentials, which set us back $19.95 on eBay. The Hanger Box features 25 cards and has two exclusive Green Parallels inside.

These boxes give you a shot at the 2017 NBA Draft class, including Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo, Donovan Mitchell, Lonzo Ball and De’Aaron Fox among others. You also have the chance to pull some autographs out this product.

Here’s what we got out of our box.

Spencer Dinwiddie Green, Taurean Prince Green, Jayson Tatum Rookie, TJ Leaf Essential Rookies, Patrick Ewing Essential Legends, Carmelo Anthony Essential Stars, Josh Hart Essential Rookies, Justin Patton Rookie, Zhou Qi Rookie, OG Anunoby, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LaMarcus Aldridge, Robert Covington, DeMarcus Cousins, Chandler Parsons, Brandon Paul, Eric Gordon, Harrison Barnes, Jusuf Nurkic, Ersan Ilyasova, Steven Adams, DeAndre Jordan, Stanley Johnson, Derrick Favors, Justin Holiday.

Grade: C+

This was a surprisingly fun box to open. I was very happy to pull the Jayson Tatum rookie and some of the other Essential Subsets (Rookies, Legends, Stars) are just beautiful cards even if they don’t have a huge monetary value. If I could get these in the $15 dollar range I would like to open a few more, but I think at $20 it’s a bit of a stretch.

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