Panini America holds an exclusive license to manufacture NBA trading cards. Therefore any Zion Williamson card made by Panini is an officially licensed trading card.
Panini releases card sets under numerous brand names including Donruss, NBA Hoops, Select and more.
Below is a list of officially licensed Zion Williamson Rookie Cards.
Licensed Zion Williamson RC Cards:
(Based on previous Panini releases)
- 2019/20 NBA Hoops (October)
- 2019/20 Donruss (November)
- 2019/20 Panini Certified (November)
- 2019/20 Absolute (November)
- 2019/20 Panini Prizm (December)
- 2019/20 Panini Revolution (December)
- 2019/20 Panini Contenders (December)
- 2019/20 Panini Dominion (January)
- 2019/20 Crown Royale (January)
- 2019/20 Donruss Optic (January)
- 2019/20 Panini Impeccable (January)
- 2019/20 Panini Select (March)
- 2019/20 Court Kings
- 2019/20 Spectra
- 2019/20 Panini Threads
- 2019/20 Panini National Treasures
- 2019/20 Panini Immaculate
- 2019/20 Panini Noir
Unlicensed trading cards can have some value, but typically collectors will gravitate toward the officially licensed versions made by Panini. New 2019/20 NBA trading card sets tend to be released every other week during the NBA season – and for a few months after the NBA Finals are over.
It remains unclear if Zion Williamson will have autograph cards inside 2019/20 basketball card sets – as there has been no official announcement by Panini.
Zion’s best officially licensed trading card depends on who you ask. For non-autograph versions, Zion’s 2019/20 Panini Prizm card will be highly anticipated. The “Silver Parallel” version will likely be one of the hottest cards in the hobby when it releases in December 2019.
If Autograph Zion Williamson cards exist, his 2019/20 National Treasures RPA would be one of the most highly anticipated NBA rookie cards in at least a decade.
Stay tuned, we’ll provide more info on Zion Williamson cards as it becomes available.