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OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE BEST BASKETBALL CARD HOBBY BOXES TO BUY & INVEST IN EACH YEAR

OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE BEST BASKETBALL CARD HOBBY BOXES TO BUY & INVEST IN EACH YEAR

THE JORDAN COLLECTION ABOUT NEWS BEST BUYS HOBBY BOXES SHOP OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE BEST BASKETBALL CARD HOBBY BOXES TO BUY & INVEST IN EACH YEAR THE TOP SPORTS CARD HOBBY BOX RANKINGS BY BRAND AIR JORDAN PRIVATE COLLECTION Follow Jan 31, 2020 · 23 min read Top 10 Hobby Boxes for Sports Card Collectors Original Article Featured in The Jordan Collection Blog
Invest in these for the best chance at rare, autographed rookies, inserts & parallels that have the highest long term value for collectors. Buy these brands, sit on them for a couple years and then take them to the bank. Keep hits from these hobby boxes and add them to your personal collection or decide to sell them at a massive premium on ebay or through a dealer.
Hits from these hobby boxes are great to hold for the long term. These are the brands that appreciate in value more than the others, and should be staples each year — building an enviable collection of the best and most sought after basketball cards.
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Easily the best basketball card hobby box to collect rookies each year. Sure, if you’ve got an unlimited budget — you could luck up and pull a monster card out of the higher priced brands like National Treasures, Flawless and some of the other ultra high-end hobby boxes, but the odds aren’t always in your favor. You could end up spending several thousand dollars and pull a dud for your RPA.
Personally, I purchased 3 2019–20 National Treasures boxes and the Rookie Patch Autos were Tacko Fall and some dude from Europe. Not worth the money in my opinion, but I clearly didn’t pull the best cards. The prices for some of the higher end boxes have gotten outrageous, and not worth it in my opinion — unless you pull a coveted Zion or Ja Morant — you’ll be lucky to break even.
Panini Prizm Rookies — especially the silvers & parallels have held the most value year after year. Prizm Basketball has become the “Topps Chrome” of new era card collecting. Card values, especially rookie cards usually increase more than the rival brands over time.
If I were to buy one hobby box a year, Prizm without a doubt would be it.
Collect the highly coveted Silver Prizms of Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, JA Morant, Cam Reddish, Coby White, Rui Hachimura, Darius Garland, Jarrett Culver, and De’Andre Hunter!
Look for Prizms of your favorite NBA players, from rookies to all-time greats! Prizm features a 300-card base set, making that special Prizm pull, that much more special! Look for numbered versions from 299 all the way down to one-of-one!
Look for autographs from rookies, veterans, and all-time NBA Greats in Signatures, Rookie Signatures, and Sensational Signatures. Each has a Prizms Gold version #’d/10 and a Black version #’d one-of-one.
Collect incredibly colorful opti-chrome inserts — several of which feature dramatic in-game photography! Collect the three new insert sets Fearless, Far Out!, and Widescreen, which feature a very strong lineup of the games best players.
Each Box contains Three Autographs or Memorabilia Cards, Twelve Prizms, Ten Premier Level, and Two Courtside!
Select Basketball delivers some of the most unique Prizms of the year, including Tie-Dye, Tri Color, and Zebra!
Collect all three tiers of the base set and the Prizms of each — Concourse, Premier Level, and Courtside! Each box will contain 10 Premier Level cards and two Courtside cards!
Chase the Rookie Jersey Autographs in the following formats- Base , Purple , Tie-Dye , Gold , and Black . Tie-Dye, Gold, and Black all feature prime swatches of jersey!
Look for some of the best-designed opti-chrome inserts of the year in Global Icons, showcasing the NBA’s global talent, Phenomenon, displaying the brightest young players in the game, and Top Selections, highlighting number one draft selections!
Find the highly sought-after In Flight Signatures, boasting on-card autographs, and four memorabilia sets, including the incredibly colorful Sparks cards!
CONCOURSE TIE-DYE PRIZMS: Look for the following Concourse Prizms: Silver, Scope, Tri-Color, Zebra SP, Light Blue , Red , White , Neon Green , Tie-Dye , Gold , and Black !
PREMIER LEVEL TRI-COLOR PRIZMS: Chase the following Premier Level Prizms: Silver, Scope, Tri-Color, Zebra SP, Blue Die Cut , Maroon Die Cut , Purple Die Cut , Orange Die Cut , Tie-Dye Die Cut , Gold Die Cut , Green Die Cut , and Black !
COURTSIDE ZEBRA PRIZMS: Collect the following Courtside Prizms: Silver, Zebra SP, Copper , Tie-Dye , Gold , Green , Black !
ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS/ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS GOLD/ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS BLACK: Collect the top rookies from the 2018 NBA Draft Class! Look for the following tiers: Base , Purple , Tie-Dye , Gold , and Black . Tie-Dye, Gold, and Black all feature prime swatches of jersey!
IN FLIGHT SIGNATURES: In Flight Signatures is one of the most popular Autograph sets in Select every year! Each card features an on-card autograph!
GLOBAL ICONS: The popularity of country-themed cards continues to grow each year, along with the diversity and global reach of the NBA game!
SPARKS: Sparks epitomizes the beauty of opti-chrome by utilizing a wide array vibrant colors paired with a swatch of jersey!
Each Box contains Eight Autographs or Memorabilia Cards, One Base or Parallel Card, or One Printing Plate, on average!
Look for One Rookie Patch Autograph numbered to 20 or less in every FOTL box!
1st Off The Line features all of the original content of the national product release — but features exclusive content only found in the limited quantities available for those products that are part of the 1st Off The Line program.
Look for Luka Doncic RC’s and Jumbo Rookie Patch Autographs!
National Treasures is the only place to find Jumbo Rookie Patch Autographs!
Look for Logoman Autographs and Treasured Tags Autographs, featuring current players and retired legends such as Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller, and Charles Barkley!
Personalized autographs are back, and feature one-of-a-kind inscriptions!
Collect the International Treasures autographs and pay homage to the global reach of the NBA game!
Look for Rookie Cards of Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic, Jaren Jackson Jr., Trae Young, Mohamed Bamba, Collin Sexton, Kevin Knox, Michael Porter Jr., Mikal Bridges, Wendell Carter Jr., Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Jerome Robinson!
Each Box contains Eight Autographs, One Memorabilia Card, and One Diamond Card, on average!
Flawless Basketball is the premiere high-end set of the 2018–19 release year!
Collect the top rookie cards of the 2018–19 NBA rookie class! Base rookies are sequentially numbered to 20, and each features an actual diamond embedded in the card!
Look for the first game worn jerseys from the 2018–19 rookie class!
Find jumbo prime memorabilia swatch autographs in Star Swatch Signatures, Flawless Patch Autographs, Signature Prime Materials, and more!
Chase Championship Tags Autographs, Laundry Tags Autographs, and Logoman Autographs!
Each Box contains Three Autographs and Two Memorabilia Cards!
Immaculate Basketball features Rookie Cards of Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr., Mohamed Bamba, Collin Sexton, and Kevin Knox!
New in 2018–19: All Rookie Patch Autographs, Patch Autographs and Premium Patch Autographs are printed on premium acetate technology!
Look for loads of patch content in Jumbo Patches, Team Slogans, Brand Logos, Sneak Peek and Sole of the Game!
Find the return of Dual, Triple and Quad Autographs, which feature some of the NBA’s most iconic groupings of stars!
Chase Logoman Autographs and Rookie Logoman Autographs of the league’s top rookies, stars and legends!
Impeccable returns with five autographs per box, plus one Silver NBA Logo, Gold NBA Logo, Silver Draft Logo, Silver HOF Logo or Stainless Stars card per box, on average!
Pull Elegance Rookie Jersey Autographs that feature an on-card autograph and prime memorabilia swatch!
Look for rare, unique cards sequentially numbered to a player’s jersey number, All-Star appearances and various statistics!
Chase new autograph inserts in Canvas Creations and Extravagance Autographs!
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS – Panini Impeccable Basketball returns with five autographs per hobby box, plus one Silver NBA Logo, Gold NBA Logo, Silver Draft Logo, Silver HOF Logo or Stainless Stars card per box, on average! – Pull Elegance Rookie Jersey Autographs that feature an on-card autograph and prime memorabilia swatch! – Look for rare, unique cards sequentially numbered to a player’s jersey number, All-Star appearances and various statistics! – Chase new autograph inserts in Canvas Creations and Extravagance Autographs! – Find new inserts that feature the NBA Draft and Basketball Hall of Fame logos emblazoned on an ounce of .999 pure silver!
BOX BREAK – 5 Autographs – 1 Silver Insert, Gold Insert or Stainless Stars
ELEGANCE ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS Look for Elegance Rookie Jersey Autographs that feature some of the best and brightest stars of the 2019 NBA Draft!
IMPECCABLE NUMBERS Chase lots of short-printed autographs sequentially numbered to an assortment of unique quantities!
CANVAS CREATIONS Look for an artistic flair in this new autograph insert!
IMPECCABLE VICTORY SIGNATURES Relive some of the NBA’s top game-winning shots in this buzzer-beater autograph set!
STAINLESS STARS Pull Stainless Stars inserts of the best present and future legends the NBA has to offer!
The best Hobby boxes that aren’t elite level and priced out of most of our budgets, but still offer a good chance of big hits and rare inserts.
2019–20 Panini Noir Basketball Base / Inserts
While the base set details are sparse, 2019–20 Panini Noir Basketball should feature a standard lineup to fill out the non-hit selection.
Metal Frame cards come with Feature Length , Split Screen , Statement Edition and Vintage Art themes. Going by last year, these are likely treated as a base subset.
Estimated Release Date : March 18, 2020 Product Configuration: 10 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 4 boxes per case
2019–20 Panini Noir Basketball Hobby Box Break Average
2019–20 Panini Noir Basketball FOTL Box Break Average
Each Box contains Seven Autographs or Memorabilia Cards Per Box!
FOTL Exclusive: 1 Guaranteed Rookie Patch Autograph #’d to 79 and 1 Ruby Parallel #’d to 3 per box!
Opulence delivers the only Premium Memorabilia Booklets of the release year! Look for Rookie Patch Autograph Booklets, including Nameplates, Brand Logo and Sponsor Logos, and NBA Finals Booklets, including Brand Logos, Sponsor Logos, and the NBA Finals Logoman!
Find the super-rare Rookie Octo Signature Booklet, featuring autographs from the most-collectible rookies from the 2018–19 Rookie Class!
Look for Base Rookie Patch Autographs — including Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton and more, all limited to 79 or fewer copies!
Opulence presents a wide array of uniquely themed autograph and memorabilia cards, including Team USA Champions, Rookie Jerseys and Autographs, Veteran Patch Autographs, and Retired NBA Legends!
Each Box of Dominion contains Three Autographs and One Memorabilia Card!
Collect the first on-card Rookie Jersey Autographs of the year! Look for base Rookie Jersey Autographs and Prime versions, numbered from 15 all the way down to one-of-one!
Chase Rookie Dual, Triple, and Quad combination autographs calling out players from the same team, college, position, and much more!
NBA Champions Dual Signatures showcases the biggest and brightest stars from yesterday and today!
Main Exhibit Rookie Autographs features the strong 2018 NBA Draft Class with floating autographs on acetate over a shadowbox background!
Find huge memorabilia swatches in Mammoth Materials, including Gold Prime and Platinum Prime !
2018/19 Dominion features Rookie Cards of Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic, Jaren Jackson Jr., Trae Young, Mohamed Bamba, Collin Sexton, Kevin Knox, Michael Porter Jr., Mikal Bridges, Wendell Carter Jr., Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Jerome Robinson!
ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS/ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS GOLD/ROOKIE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS PLATINUM: Dominion Basketball delivers the first on-card Rookie Jersey Autographs of the year! Look for Base , and Gold Prime and Platinum Prime versions !
NBA CHAMPIONS DUAL SIGNATURES/ROOKIE QUAD SIGNATURES/FRANCHISE FAVORITES DUAL SIGNATURES: Choose how you want to collect! Dominion offers single, dual, triple, and quad autographs, featuring seemingly endless ways to collect your favorite players, teams, positions, era, and countless others!
PEERLESS JERSEY AUTOGRAPHS GOLD/MAIN EXHIBIT AUTOGRAPHS/REGAL ROOKIE SIGNATURES: Dominion boasts a comprehensive autograph roster, that showcases rookies, veteran players, and NBA legends! Look for eye-catching designs in Main Exhibit, hard-to-find jersey swatches in Peerless Jersey Autographs, and the top names, and future NBA stars in Regal Rookie Signatures!
Absolute Memorabilia is back again this year with an incredible selection of memorabilia and autographed cards. Look for a unique selection of autographed memorabilia cards of your favorite rookies!
Chase the Tools of the Trade Three, Four, and Six Swatch Signatures set, featuring 33 of the top Rookies of the 2019–20 NBA rookie class.
Look for a new base card format this year, featuring veterans of the league as well as the top rookies. Look for parallel versions that are numbered from 199 all the way to 1.
Back again are the rare Glass cards, which feature 25 of the top NBA players and newest additions to the league.
Collect Rookie Cards of Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish, Rui Hachimura, D’Andre Hunter, Darius Garland, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, and Jaxson Hayes!
TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Collect Tools of the Trade Signatures three ways! Each card showcases an autograph and either three, four, or six swatches of memorabilia! Each card features combinations of jerseys, hats, and basketballs!
ROOKIE AUTOGRAPHS/LIMITLESS SIGNATURES: Look for On Card Autographs from past and present NBA stars this year in Limitless Signatures, Rookie Autographs, and Rookie Autographs Variation. Each autograph set will have 5 different Levels.
JUMBO BASKETBALL NBA LOGO/JUMBO HAT TEAM LOGO/VETERAN TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Get a feel of the game with the very unique memorabilia cards in the Jumbo Basketball and Jumbo Hat sets. Look for oversized NBA Basketball pieces and oversized NBA Hat pieces featuring the top rookies. Also look for jersey and patch cards of current and retired stars in the Veteran Tools of the Trade set, featuring 5 different levels.
Each Box of 2019/20 Crown Royale contains One Autograph, One Memorabilia Card, and Two Inserts/Parallels!
Look for the iconic Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes that feature the top stars, legends, and rookies of the NBA! Find rare Prime Parallels ! Find the incredible Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes that feature on-card autographs with oversized memorabilia swatches, showcasing superstars and rookies of the NBA!
Look for the highly anticipated Kaboom! cards this year in Crown Royale! This ultra-rare insert set will feature 25 of the best players to play the game, old and new!
Crown Jewel Signatures features an incredibly strong lineup of superstars, old and new!
Look for stunning on-card autographs from top rookies in the Lineage Scripts set!
Celebrate incredible achievements from your favorite players in the Regal Achievement Signatures set!
Pay homage to the NBA superstars in the NEW Lords of the Court Insert Set!
Rookie Royalty is back this year with a stunning design and loaded rookie class!
Collect Rookie Cards of Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Ja Morant, Cam Reddish, Coby White, Rui Hachimura, Darius Garland, Jarrett Culver, P.J. Washington, and De’Andre Hunter!
Every Box of 2019/20 Contenders Basketball contains Two Autographs!
Contenders is back with the highly anticipated on-card Rookie Ticket Autographs! Chase this year’s top rookies in one of the most popular rookie autograph sets.
Collect Rookie Ticket Autographs from the 2019/20 NBA Draft Class, Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, R.J. 2019 Air Jordan 1 Mid All Over Logos Sale For Cheap Barrett, Cam Reddish, Rui Hachimura, D’Andre Hunter, Darius Garland, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, and Jaxson Hayes!
Chase rare parallels in Rookie Season Tickets Cracked Ice , Optichrome Rookie Season Tickets Premium Edition Gold , Rookie Season Tickets Championship Tickets 1/1s, Rookie Season Tickets Premium Edition Gold Vinyl 1/1 and more!
Look for Veteran Season Tickets, which feature current and retired NBA stars with on-card autographs!
New to Contenders, the super-short-printed License to Dominate and Permit to Dominate cards!
Collect league MVPs in multiple sets as well as possible future league MVPs in the MVP Contenders Autographs and Sophomore Contenders Autographs.
ROOKIE SEASON TICKET: Chase multiple versions of the Rookie Season Ticket Autographs, which showcase the top picks from the 2019 NBA Draft Class!
– Rookie Season Ticket Premium Edition Gold Vinyl – Rookie Variation Season Ticket
VETERAN SEASON TICKET/MVP CONTENDERS AUTOGRAPHS/SOPHOMORE CONTENDERS AUTOGRAPHS: Collect league MVPs in multiple sets — and possible future league MVPs in the MVP Contenders Autographs and Sophomore Contenders Autographs sets!
PERMIT TO DOMINATE/LICENSE TO DOMINATE/LOTTERY TICKET: Collect a wide array of eye-catching inserts this year! Find License to Dominate and Permit to Dominate this year! Look for a very strong lineup of players throughout all insert sets! Collect the top rookies and superstars of the NBA!
Each Box contains Two Autographs, One Memorabilia Card, and One PVC Insert!!
Look for the popular Rookie Cornerstones cards with four jersey swatches and an on-card autograph! Base #’d/199, Crystal #’d/75, Quartz #’d/49, Marble #’d/10 and Onyx #’d1/1!
Chase the Franchise Pillars autograph cards in the following formats — Base #’d/129, Crystals #’d/49, Quartz #’d/25, Marble #’d/10 and Onyx #’d/1!
Locate the elusive Memorabilia Super Prime containing hard-to-find game-worn jersey tags from the NBA’s top players all #’d/1!
Find the highly sought-after Downtown insert cards, boasting great graphics from the players’ cities!
Cornerstones features Rookie Cards of Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic, Jaren Jackson Jr., Trae Young, Mohamed Bamba, Collin Sexton, Kevin Knox, Michael Porter Jr., Mikal Bridges, Wendell Carter Jr., Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Jerome Robinson!
DOWNTOWN/STARTUPS/UNBREAKABLES: Chase these highly collectible inserts in 2018–19 Cornerstones BK! Printed on Holographic Film Board with a PVC Vinyl back, look for the top players in the league! Find one of the three inserts in each box.
ROOKIE CORNERSTONES/ROOKIE CORNERSTONES QUARTZ /ROOKIE CORNERSTONES ONYX: Collect the top rookies from the 2018 NBA Draft Class! Look for the following tiers: Base , Crystal , Quartz , Marble , and Onyx . Quartz, Marble, and Onyx all feature prime swatches of jersey!
FRANCHISE PILLARS: Look for the new Franchise Pillars autograph set in 2018–19 Cornerstones BK! Find base autographs #’d to a max of 129, Crystal autographs #’d to a max of 49, Quartz autographs #’d to a max of 25, Marble autographs #’d to a max of 10 and Onyx autographs #’d/1!
ELEMENTAL SIGNATURES: Elemental Signatures features the game’s top performers! Base cards #’d to a max of 129, Crystal #’d to a max of 49, Quartz #’d to a max of 25, Marble #’d to a max of 10 and Onyx #’d/1!
LEGENDARY CORNERSTONES ONYX: Chase the legends of the game in this four swatch, on-card autographed card! Find the following tiers to collect: base #’d to a max of 129, Crystal #’d to a max of 49, Quartz #’d to a max of 25, Marble #’d to a max of 10 and Onyx #’d/1! Look for prime swatches in Quartz, Marble and Onyx versions!
Five Autographs Per Box! 15 Base Parallels Per Box! 20 Base Cards Per Box!
Look for One Green Ice Autograph Parallel and One Green Ice Parallel Numbered to 18 or Less in Every FOTL Box!
Debuting in 2019, Prizm Draft Picks Basketball will feature some of the NCAA’s greatest prospects on our highly sought-after Opti-chrome cards!
Look for numerous hobby-exclusive parallels like Gold, Gold Vinyl, Black Mosaic, and more!
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In Draft Picks, you’ll find a checklist bursting with star potential from the 2019 NBA draft class!
Featuring Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, JA Morant, Cam Reddish, Coby White, Rui Hachimura, Jarrett Culver, P.J. Washington, and many more!
One of the questions a lot of new collectors have is whether they should buy hobby boxes or retail boxes when it comes to sports cards. Beckett does a great job in explaining the differences between the two as well as covering the upsides and downsides to each.
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While all cards are geared at collectors, hobby configurations are aimed more at the hardcore collector. That means they generally focus on the premium aspects of a product like autographs and memorabilia cards. Odds of finding them are usually easier as well.
Most hobby products today promise, at minimum, one signature or relic per box. On the other hand, a retail blaster box might give you a manufactured patch card or somewhat generic swatch. Or it might just give you a handful of packs. Even if you’re ripping loose packs, dozens of retail packs might not give a whiff of any ink or premium content.
Levels vary, but if you simply break it down to how much you spend for a hit, it’s likely to be less with hobby. It’s important to note that’s across a span of time. Sure, there are instances when that single hanger pack from Target yields something huge. But that’s the exception.
Not only are high-end cards usually more plentiful in hobby configurations, often it’s the only place you’re going to find them. And it’s not always autographs and relics. Sometimes it’s parallels or scarce inserts.
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For a lot of products, everything is a hobby exclusive. That’s because it’s the only configuration. High-end releases usually go this way. You’re not going to find a retail version of National Treasures or Transcendent. Even a lot of mid-range products like Finest are hobby-only.
You’re going to get more premium content from hobby boxes, but it comes at a price. A lot of hobby products today start at $100 per box and go up from there. Even the accessible products are generally $50 or more. Compare that to the average retail box that is less than $30.
So if you’re casually interested in sampling a product, hobby can be an expensive way to go. This is particularly true if your expectations are low as far as hits go. For many, it’s a lot easier to make a spontaneous $20 purchase than a $50 one.
The days of a card shop in every town are gone. Some large cities might have just one — and it’s probably a long drive away. For most collectors, heading down to the store for a handful of packs or box isn’t easy anymore. As a result, hobby products might not be a direct option.
There aren’t a lot of retail boxes that would be considered expensive. Even with card makers experimenting with a few different configurations, including some that are similar to hobby, the average retail blaster box is going to be somewhere between $20 and $30. Hanger packs are generally in the $10-$15 range. Single packs can be found for $3 or less.
While the content is going to be different, retail often an affordable option for many. It might also be a way to try something out to see if you want to delve deeper into a more expensive hobby box afterwards.
Retail is a place where you can find some solid value or just plain cool cards that, in the long run can be coveted due to their perceived rarity. Part of that is because a lot of retail buyers are collectors who aren’t necessarily selling on the side — at least as much. These retail cards are just as likely to be filed away in a box or tucked in a binder.
One of the big pros on the hobby side is one of retail’s weaknesses. Autographs can be scarce. In a lot of products, regular memorabilia can be too. Take something like Topps Baseball that’s plentiful on both fronts. A regular hobby box will give you one signature or relic. A retail blaster usually yields a manufactured relic. But if you want an autograph or a swatch from a game-used relic, they might not even be available. And, as already mentioned, if they are, the odds can be long.
Hit Parade isn’t a hobby box, but it is by far the best when it comes to pulling big hits.
They come in tiers, with Sapphire being the most exclusive, followed by Platinum and then Limited Edition.
The premium version costs $499 whereas some of the Limited Versions are usually $199-$225. You only receive 1 card in the box, but unlike many of the other Premium 1 card boxes, Hit Parade actually does a great job of including big hits and not repackaged garbage like 99% of the others.
Many of my biggest hits have been through Hit Parade Basketball boxes. These include Lebron James, Michael Jordan, Zion Williams and Luka Doncic autographed rare, low-numbered cards. If it’s within your means and you’re after the most valuable big hits, rather than collecting a full set, then Hit Parade is the way to go.
Exclusive to dacardworld.com, Hit Parade is the premier memorabilia, trading card, comic, and pop culture hobby box manufacturer in the country! These products are put together by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable minds in the collectibles world!
All items are 100% authenticated by some of the leaders in the industry including Dave & Adam’s, Beckett, Upper Deck, Steiner, TriStar, Fanatics, PSA/DNA, and JSA among others.
Hit Parade takes part in hundreds of autograph signings every year. Hit Parade offers you real sealed products that are loaded with valuable and unique hits in every series. If you want the best…you have to buy the best.
The problem with sports card collecting online.. many of the cards listed for sale online and especially on ebay are reprints. These are becoming harder to spot as fraudulent sellers have upped their games. Reprints are simply copies of original versions of the card. Many times the cards sold online are copies of the original or just outright fakes .
Reprints hold no value are worth much more and are only increasing in value.
Everything listed on on our site is Authentic, Rookie, Autographed or both. This also includes rare, limited edition, short-print and low numbered cards that can’t be found anywhere else.
So whether you’re here to shop, just looking to read and learn, or you’re considering returning to the hobby, follow our blog and learn which brands are the best investment, which are most likely to increase in value, where to sell them for top dollar and also what common mistakes to avoid.
With a little guidance, you can build a valuable collection or make some money on the side while reliving the nostalgia of basketball card collecting as a kid.
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British Airways

British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. It is headquartered in London , England, near its main hub at Heathrow Airport .
The airline is the second largest UK based carrier, based on fleet size and passengers carried, behind easyJet . In January 2011 BA merged with Iberia , creating the International Airlines Group , a holding company registered in Madrid , Spain. IAG is the world’s third-largest airline group in terms of annual revenue and the second-largest in Europe. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the FTSE 100 Index . British Airways is the first passenger airline to have generated more than US$1 billion on a single air route in a year .
BA was created in 1974 after a British Airways Board was established by the British government to manage the two nationalised airline corporations, British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways , and two regional airlines, Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines . On 31 March 1974, all four companies were merged to form British Airways. However, it marked 2019 as its centenary based on predecessor companies. After almost 13 years as a state company, BA was privatised in February 1987 as part of a wider privatisation plan by the Conservative government . The carrier expanded with the acquisition of British Caledonian in 1987, Dan-Air in 1992, and British Midland International in 2012.
It is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance, along with American Airlines , Cathay Pacific , Qantas , and the now-defunct Canadian Airlines . The alliance has since grown to become the third-largest, after SkyTeam and Star Alliance .
Proposals to establish a joint British airline, combining the assets of the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways were first raised in 1953 as a result of difficulties in attempts by BOAC and BEA to negotiate air rights through the British colony of Cyprus . Increasingly BOAC was protesting that BEA was using its subsidiary Cyprus Airways to circumvent an agreement that BEA would not fly routes further east than Cyprus, particularly to the increasingly important oil regions in the Middle East . The chairman of BOAC, Miles Thomas, was in favour of a merger as a potential solution to this disagreement and had backing for the idea from the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time, Rab Butler . However, opposition from the Treasury blocked the proposal.
Consequently, it was only following the recommendations of the 1969 Edwards Report that a new British Airways Board, managing both BEA and BOAC, and the two regional British airlines Cambrian Airways based at Cardiff, and Northeast Airlines based at Newcastle upon Tyne, was constituted on 1 April 1972. Although each airline’s branding was maintained initially, two years later the British Airways Board unified its branding, effectively establishing British Airways as an airline on 31 March 1974.
Following two years of fierce competition with British Caledonian , the second-largest airline in the United Kingdom at the time, the Government changed its aviation policy in 1976 so that the two carriers would no longer compete on long-haul routes.
British Airways and Air France operated the supersonic airliner Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde , and the world’s first supersonic passenger service flew in January 1976 from Heathrow Airport to Bahrain International Airport . Services to the US began on 24 May 1976 with a flight to Washington Dulles airport, and flights to New York JFK airport followed on 22 September 1977. Service to Singapore was established in co-operation with Singapore Airlines as a continuation of the flight to Bahrain. Following the Air France Concorde crash in Paris and a slump in air travel following the 11 September attacks in New York in 2001, it was decided to cease Concorde operations in 2003 after 27 years of service. The final commercial Concorde flight was BA002 from New York-JFK to London-Heathrow on 24 October 2003.
In 1981 the airline was instructed to prepare for privatisation by the Conservative Thatcher government. Sir John King , later Lord King, was appointed chairman, charged with bringing the airline back into profitability. While many other large airlines struggled, King was credited with transforming British Airways into one of the most profitable air carriers in the world. The flag carrier was privatised and was floated on the London Stock Exchange in February 1987. British Airways effected the takeover of the UK’s “second” airline, British Caledonian, in July of that same year.
The formation of Richard Branson ‘s Virgin Atlantic in 1984 created a competitor for BA. The intense rivalry between British Airways and Virgin Atlantic culminated in the former being sued for libel in 1993, arising from claims and counterclaims over a “dirty tricks” campaign against Virgin. This campaign included allegations of poaching Virgin Atlantic customers, tampering with private files belonging to Virgin, and undermining Virgin’s reputation in the city. As a result of the case BA management apologised “unreservedly”, and the company agreed to pay £110,000 damages to Virgin, £500,000 to Branson personally and £3 million legal costs. Lord King stepped down as chairman in 1993 and was replaced by his deputy, Colin Marshall, while Bob Ayling took over as CEO. Virgin filed a separate action in the US that same year regarding BA’s domination of the trans-Atlantic routes, but it was thrown out in 1999.
In 1992 British Airways expanded through the acquisition of the financially troubled Dan-Air , giving BA a much larger presence at Gatwick Airport . British Asia Airways , a subsidiary based in Taiwan, was formed in March 1993 to operate between London and Taipei . That same month BA purchased a 25% stake in the Australian airline Qantas and, with the acquisition of Brymon Airways in May, formed British Airways Citiexpress . In September 1998, British Airways, along with American Airlines , Cathay Pacific , Qantas, and Canadian Airlines , formed the Oneworld airline alliance . Oneworld began operations on 1 February 1999, and is the third-largest airline alliance in the world, behind SkyTeam and Star Alliance.
Bob Ayling’s leadership led to a cost savings of £750m and the establishment of a budget airline, Go , in 1998. The next year, however, British Airways reported an 84% drop in profits in its first quarter alone, its worst in seven years. In March 2000, Ayling was removed from his position and British Airways announced Rod Eddington as his successor. That year, British Airways and KLM conducted talks on a potential merger, reaching a decision in July to file an official merger plan with the European Commission. The plan fell through in September 2000. British Asia Airways ceased operations in 2001 after BA suspended flights to Taipei. Go was sold to its management and the private equity firm 3i in June 2001. Eddington would make further workforce cuts due to reduced demand following 11 September attacks in 2001, and BA sold its stake in Qantas in September 2004. In 2005 Willie Walsh , managing director of Aer Lingus and a former pilot, became the chief executive officer of British Airways. BA unveiled its new subsidiary OpenSkies in January 2008, taking advantage of the liberalisation of transatlantic traffic rights between Europe and the United States. OpenSkies flies non-stop from Paris to New York’s JFK and Newark airports.
In July 2008, British Airways announced a merger plan with Iberia , another flag carrier airline in the Oneworld alliance, wherein each airline would retain its original brand. The agreement was confirmed in April 2010, and in July the European Commission and US Department of Transport permitted the merger and began to co-ordinate transatlantic routes with American Airlines. On 6 October 2010 the alliance between British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia formally began operations. The alliance generates an estimated £230 million in annual cost-saving for BA, in addition to the £330 million which would be saved by the merger with Iberia. This merger was finalised on 21 January 2011, resulting in the International Airlines Group , the world’s third-largest airline in terms of annual revenue and the second-largest airline group in Europe. Prior to merging, British Airways owned a 13.5% stake in Iberia, and thus received ownership of 55% of the combined International Airlines Group; Iberia’s other shareholders received the remaining 45%. As a part of the merger, British Airways ceased trading independently on the London Stock Exchange after 23 years as a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index .
In September 2010 Willie Walsh, 2021 Latest Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT Grey/Light Blue-White CT0979-004 now CEO of IAG, announced that the group was considering acquiring other airlines and had drawn up a shortlist of twelve possible acquisitions. In November 2011 IAG announced an agreement in principle to purchase British Midland International from Lufthansa . A contract to purchase the airline was agreed the next month, and the sale was completed for £172.5 million on 30 March 2012. The airline established a new subsidiary based at London City Airport operating Airbus A318s .
British Airways was the official airline partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games . On 18 May 2012 it flew the Olympic flame from Athens International Airport to RNAS Culdrose while carrying various dignitaries, including Lord Sebastian Coe , Princess Anne , the Olympics minister Hugh Robertson and the London Mayor Boris Johnson , along with the footballer David Beckham .
On 27 May 2017, British Airways suffered a computer power failure. All flights were cancelled and thousands of passengers were affected. By the following day, the company had not succeeded in reestablishing the normal function of its computer systems. When asked by reporters for more information on the ongoing problems, British Airways stated “The root cause was a power supply issue which our affected our IT systems – we continue to investigate this” and declined to comment further. Willie Walsh later attributed the crash to an electrical engineer disconnecting the UPS and said there would be an independent investigation.
Amidst the decline in the value of Iranian currency due to the reintroduction of US sanctions on Iran, BA announced that the Iranian route is “not commercially viable”. As a result, BA decided to stop its services in Iran, effective 22 September 2018.
In 2019, as part of the celebrations of a centenary of airline operations in the United Kingdom, British Airways announced that four aircraft would receive retro liveries. The first of these is a Boeing 747-400 , which was repainted into the former BOAC livery, which it retained until its retirement. Two more Boeing 747-400s were repainted with former British Airways liveries. One wore the ” Landor ” livery until its retirement in 2020 , the other , wore the original “Union Jack” livery until its retirement in 2020 also. An Airbus A319 was repainted into British European Airways livery, which is still flying as G-EUPJ.
On 28 April 2020, the company set out plans to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that it may not reopen its operations at Gatwick airport. In July 2020, British Airways announced the immediate retirement of its entire 747-400 fleet, having originally intended to phase out the remaining 747s in 2024. The airline stated that its decision to bring forward the date was in part due to the downturn in air travel following the COVID-19 pandemic and to focus on incorporating more modern and fuel-efficient aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 . At the same time, British Airways also announced its intention to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050. On 28 July 2020, the company’s cabin crew union issued an “industrial action” warning in order to prevent the 12,000 job cuts and pay cuts.
On 12 October 2020, it was announced that Sean Doyle , CEO of Aer Lingus would succeed Álex Cruz as CEO.
British Airways is the largest airline based in the United Kingdom in terms of fleet size, international flights, and international destinations and was, until 2008, the largest airline by passenger numbers. The airline carried 34.6 million passengers in 2008, but, rival carrier easyJet transported 44.5 million passengers that year, passing British Airways for the first time. British Airways holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it is permitted to carry passengers, cargo, and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
The airlines’ head office, Waterside , stands in Harmondsworth , a village that is near Heathrow Airport. Waterside was completed in June 1998 to replace British Airways’ previous head office, Speedbird House, located in Technical Block C on the grounds of Heathrow.
British Airways’ main base is at Heathrow Airport, but it also has a major presence at Gatwick Airport. It also has a base at London City Airport, where its subsidiary BA Cityflyer is the largest operator. BA had previously operated a significant hub at Manchester Airport . Manchester to New York services were withdrawn; later all international services outside London ceased when the subsidiary BA Connect was sold. Passengers wishing to travel internationally with BA either to or from regional UK destinations must now transfer in London. Heathrow Airport is dominated by British Airways, which owns 40% of the slots available at the airport. The majority of BA services operate from Terminal 5 , with the exception of some flights at Terminal 3 owing to insufficient capacity at Terminal 5.
In August 2014, Willie Walsh advised the airline would continue to use flight paths over Iraq despite the hostilities there. A few days earlier Qantas announced it would avoid Iraqi airspace, while other airlines did likewise. The issue arose following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, and a temporary suspension of flights to and from Ben Gurion Airport during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict .
BA CityFlyer , a wholly owned subsidiary, offers flights from its base at London City Airport to 23 destinations throughout Europe. It flies 22 Embraer E-190 aircraft. The airline focuses on serving the financial market, though it has recently expanded into the leisure market, offering routes to Ibiza, Palma and Venice.
In March 2015, Qatar Airways purchased a 10% stake in International Airlines Group , the parent of British Airways and Iberia , for €1.2 billion . By early 2020, this had increased to 25% costing a further US$600 million.
BEA Helicopters was renamed British Airways Helicopters in 1974 and operated passenger and offshore oil support services until it was sold in 1986. Other former subsidiaries include the German airline Deutsche BA from 1997 until 2003 and the French airline Air Liberté from 1997 to 2001. British Airways also owned Airways Aero Association, the operator of the British Airways flying club based at Wycombe Air Park in High Wycombe , until it was sold to Surinder Arora in 2007.
South Africa’s Comair and Denmark’s Sun Air of Scandinavia have been franchisees of British Airways since 1996. British Airways obtained a 15% stake in UK regional airline Flybe from the sale of BA Connect in March 2007. It sold the stake in 2014. BA also owned a 10% stake in InterCapital and Regional Rail , the company that managed the operations of Eurostar Ltd from 1998 to 2010, when the management of Eurostar was restructured.
With the creation of an Open Skies agreement between Europe and the United States in March 2008, British Airways started a new subsidiary airline called OpenSkies . The airline started operations in June 2008, and flew directly from Paris—Orly to Newark. However it ceased operations on 2 September 2018 when it was replaced with Level flights on that route.
British Airways Limited was established in 2012 to take over the operation of the premium service between London City Airport and New York-JFK. BA began the service in September 2009, using two Airbus A318s fitted with 32 lie-flat beds in an all business class cabin. Flights operate under the numbers previously reserved for Concorde: BA001 – BA004. The flights returned to be directly operated by British Airways plc in 2015.
British Airways provides cargo services under the British Airways World Cargo brand. The division has been part of IAG Cargo since 2012 and is the world’s twelfth-largest cargo airline based on total freight tonne-kilometres flown. BA World Cargo operates using the main BA fleet. Until the end of March 2014 they also operated three Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft providing dedicated long-haul services under a wet lease arrangement from Global Supply Systems . The division operates an automated cargo centre at Heathrow Airport and handles freight at Gatwick and Stansted airports.
The key trends for the British Airways PLC Group are shown below.
On the merger with Iberia, the accounting reference date was changed from 31 March to 31 December; figures below are therefore for the years to 31 March up to 2010, for the nine months to 31 December 2010, and for the years to 31 December thereafter:
In 2020, due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, British Airways had to reduce its 42,000-strong workforce by 12,000 jobs. According to the estimate by IAG, a parent company, it will take the air travel industry several years to return to previous performance and profitability levels.
Staff working for British Airways are represented by a number of trade unions, pilots are represented by British Air Line Pilots’ Association , cabin crew by British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association , while other branches of Unite the Union and the GMB Union represent other employees. Bob Ayling’s management faced strike action by cabin crew over a £1 billion cost-cutting drive to return BA to profitability in 1997; this was the last time BA cabin crew would strike until 2009, although staff morale has reportedly been unstable since that incident. In an effort to increase interaction between management, employees, and the unions, various conferences and workshops have taken place, often with thousands in attendance.
In 2005, wildcat action was taken by union members over a decision by Gate Gourmet not to renew the contracts of 670 workers and replace them with agency staff; it is estimated that the strike cost British Airways £30 million and caused disruption to 100,000 passengers. In October 2006, BA became involved in a civil rights dispute when a Christian employee was forbidden to wear a necklace bearing the cross , a religious symbol. BA’s practice of forbidding such symbols has been publicly questioned by British politicians such as the former Home Secretary John Reid and the former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw .
Relations have been turbulent between BA and Unite. In 2007, cabin crew threatened strike action over salary changes to be imposed by BA management. The strike was called off at the last minute, British Airways losing £80 million. In December 2009, a ballot for strike action over Christmas received a high level of support, action was blocked by a court injunction that deemed the ballot illegal. Negotiations failed to stop strike action in March, BA withdrew perks for strike participants. Allegations were made by The Guardian newspaper that BA had consulted outside firms methods to undermine the unions: the story was later withdrawn. A strike was announced for May 2010, British Airways again sought an injunction. Members of the Socialist Workers Party disrupted negotiations between BA management and Unite to prevent industrial action. Further disruption struck when Derek Simpson , a Unite co-leader, was discovered to have leaked details of confidential negotiations online via Twitter. Industrial action re-emerged in 2017, this time by BA’s Mixed Fleet flight attendants, whom were employed on much less favorable pay and terms and conditions compared to previous cabin staff who joined prior to 2010. A ballot for industrial action was distributed to Mixed Fleet crew in November 2016 and resulted in an overwhelming yes majority for industrial action. Unite described Mixed Fleet crew as on “poverty pay”, with many Mixed Fleet flight attendants sleeping in their cars in between shifts because they cannot afford the fuel to drive home, or operating while sick as they cannot afford to call in sick and lose their pay for the shift. Unite also blasted BA of removing staff travel concessions, bonus payments and other benefits to all cabin crew who undertook industrial action, as well as strike-breaking tactics such as wet-leasing aircraft from other airlines and offering financial incentives for cabin crew not to strike. The first dates of strikes during Christmas 2016 were cancelled due to pay negotiations. Industrial action by Mixed Fleet commenced in January 2017 after rejecting a pay offer. Strike action continued throughout 2017 in numerous discontinuous periods, resulting in one of the longest running disputes in aviation history. On 31 October 2017, after 85 days of discontinuous industrial action, Mixed Fleet accepted a new pay deal from BA which ended the dispute.
British Airways serves over 160 destinations, including eight domestic and 24 in the United States.
British Airways is a member and one of the founders of Oneworld, an airline alliance.
British Airways codeshares with the following airlines:
As of July 2021 , the British Airways operates a fleet of 253 aircraft with 47 orders. BA operates a mix of Airbus narrow and wide-body aircraft, and Boeing wide-body aircraft, specifically the 777 and 787 . In October 2020, British Airways retired its fleet of 747-400 aircraft. It was one of the largest operators of the 747, having previously operated the -100, -200, and -400 aircraft from 1974 .
The airline has its own engineering branch to maintain its aircraft fleet, this includes line maintenance at over 70 airports around the world. As well as hangar facilities at Heathrow and Gatwick airport it has two major maintenance centres at Glasgow and Cardiff Airports .
The musical theme predominantly used on British Airways advertising is ” The Flower Duet ” by Léo Delibes . This, and the slogan “The World’s Favourite Airline” were introduced in 1989 with the launch of the iconic “Face” advertisement . The slogan was dropped in 2001 after Lufthansa overtook BA in terms of passenger numbers. “Flower Duet” is still used by the airline, and has been through several different arrangements since 1989. The most recent version of this melody was shown in 2007 with a new slogan: “Upgrade to British Airways”. Other advertising slogans have included “The World’s Best Airline”, “We’ll Take More Care of You”, and “Fly the Flag”.
BA had an account for 23 years with Saatchi & Saatchi , an agency that created many of their most famous advertisements, including the influential “Face” campaign. Saatchi & Saatchi later imitated this advert for Silverjet , a rival of BA, after BA discontinued their business activities. Since 2007, BA has used Bartle Bogle Hegarty as its advertising agency.
British Airways purchased the internet domain ba.com in 2002 from previous owner Bell Atlantic , ‘BA’ being the company’s acronym and its IATA Airline code.
British Airways is the official airline of the Wimbledon Championship tennis tournament , and was the official airline and tier one partner of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics . British Airways was also the official airline of England’s bid to host the 2018 Football World Cup .
High Life , founded in 1973, is the official in-flight magazine of the airline.
The airline used a cartoon safety video from circa 2005 until 2017. Beginning on 1 September 2017 the airline introduced the new Comic Relief live action safety video hosted by Chabuddy G , with appearances by British celebrities Gillian Anderson , Rowan Atkinson , Jim Broadbent , Rob Brydon , Warwick Davis , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Ian McKellen , Thandie Newton , and Gordon Ramsay . A “sequel” video, also hosted by Chabuddy G, was released in 2018, with Michael Caine , Olivia Colman , Jourdan Dunn , Naomie Harris , Joanna Lumley , and David Walliams . The two videos are part of Comic Relief’s charity programme.
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The aeroplanes that British Airways inherited from the four-way merger between BOAC, BEA, Cambrian, and Northeast were temporarily given the text logo “British airways” but retained the original airline’s livery. With its formation in 1974, British Airways’ aeroplanes were given a new white, blue, and red colour scheme with a stylized Union Jack painted on their tail fins, designed by Negus & Negus. In 1984, a new livery designed by Landor Associates updated the airline’s look as it prepared for privatization. For celebrating centenary, BA announced four retro liveries…three on Boeing 747-400 aircraft , and one A319 in BEA livery.
In 1997, there was a controversial change to a new Project Utopia livery; all aircraft used the corporate colours consistently on the fuselage, but tailfins bore one of multiple designs. Several people spoke out against the change, including the former prime minister Margaret Thatcher , who famously covered the tail of a model 747 at an event with a handkerchief, to show her displeasure. BA’s traditional rival, Virgin Atlantic, took advantage of the negative press coverage by applying the Union flag to the winglets of their aircraft along with the slogan “Britain’s national flagcarrier”.
In 1999, the CEO of British Airways, Bob Ayling , announced that all BA planes would adopt the tailfin design Chatham Dockyard Union Flag originally intended to be used only on the Concorde, based on the Union Flag. All BA aircraft have since borne the Chatham Dockyard Union flag variant of the Project Utopia livery, except for the four retro aircraft.
British Airways’ tiered loyalty programme, called the Executive Club, includes access to special lounges and dedicated “fast” queues. BA also invites its top corporate accounts to join a “Premier” incentive programme. British Airways operates airside lounges for passengers travelling in premium cabins, and these are available to certain tiers of Executive Club members. First class passengers, as well as Gold Executive Club members, are entitled to use First Class Lounges. Business class passengers as well as Silver Executive Club members may use Business lounges. At airports in which BA does not operate a departure lounge, a third party lounge is often provided for premium or status passengers. In 2011, due to the merger with Iberia, British Airways announced changes to the Executive Club to maximise integration between the airlines. This included the combination and rebranding of Air Miles , BA Miles and Iberia Plus points as the IAG operated loyalty programme Avios .
high life Magazine is British Airways’ complimentary inflight magazine. It is available to all customers across all cabins and aircraft types.
high life shop Magazine is British Airways’ inflight shopping magazine. It is available to all customers on all aircraft where the inflight shopping range can be carried.
First life is a complimentary magazine offered to all customers travelling in the First cabin. It has a range of articles including fashion, trends and technology with an upmarket target audience.
Business life is a complimentary magazine targeted at business travellers and frequent flyers. The magazine can be found in all short haul aircraft seat pockets, in the magazine selection for Club World customers and in lounges operated by British Airways.
Euro Traveller is British Airways’ economy class cabin on all short-haul flights within Europe, including domestic flights within the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick based flights are operated by Airbus A320 series aircraft. Standard seat pitch varies from 29″ to 34″ depending on aircraft type and location of the seat.
All flights from Heathrow and Gatwick have a buy on board system with a range of food designed by Tom Kerridge . Food can be pre-ordered through the British Airways mobile application. Alternatively, a limited selection can be purchased on-board using credit and debit card or by using Frequent Flyer Avios points. British Airways is rolling out Wi-Fi across its fleet of aircraft with 90% expected to be Wi-Fi enabled by 2020.
Scheduled services operated by BA Cityflyer currently offer complimentary onboard catering. The service will switch to buy on board in the future.
Club Europe is the short-haul business class available on all short-haul flights. This class allows for access to business lounges at most airports and complimentary onboard catering. The middle seat of the standard Airbus configured cabin is left free. Instead, a cocktail table folds up from under the middle seat on refurbished aircraft. Pillows and blankets are available on longer flights.
First is offered on all British Airways Airbus A380s, Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 787-9/10s and on some of their Boeing 777-200ERs. There are between eight and fourteen private suites depending on the aircraft type. Each First suit comes with a 6 ft 6 in bed, a 15-inch wide entertainment screen, and in-seat power. Dedicated British Airways ‘Galleries First’ lounges are available at some airports. The exclusive ‘Concorde Room’ lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK airports offer pre-flight dining with waiter service and more intimate space. Business lounges are used where these are not available.
Club World is the mid-haul and long-haul business class cabin. It is offered on all Boeing 777, Boeing 787, Airbus A380, and selected Airbus A321 aircraft. The cabin features fully convertible flat bed seats. In 2006, British Airways launched Next Generation New Club World , featuring larger seats. The Club World cabins are all configured in a similar design on widebody aircraft with aisle seats facing forwards, while middle seats and window seats face backwards .
In March 2019, BA unveiled its new business-class seats on the new A350 aircraft, which feature a suite with a door. This will be re-fitted on to most of BAs wide-body fleet over the coming years.
World Traveller Plus is the premium economy class cabin provided on all BA long haul aircraft. This cabin offers wider seats, Latest Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Chinese New Year” Outlet Sale DD2233-001