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01-09-2011, 04:03 PM #1
SCF Official Review: 2010/11 Donruss Basketball
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Panini for providing us with this box.
24 packs per box
10 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $57.99-$69.99
- 3 Autograph or Memorabilia Cards Per Box! (At Least One Autograph)
- More than 20 Die-Cut Parallels Per Box!
- Find One Short-Printed DUOS Insert in Every Other Box
- Classic Vintage Donruss Design!
- Return of the Rated Rookie -Including Some Autographed Versions!
- 295-Card Base Set and Die-Cut Parallel Set!
- Autograph Signers Include:
John Wall, Wesley Johnson, Evan Turner and Other Top 2010-11 Rookies, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Magic Johnson, Derrick Rose, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Allen Iverson, Kevin McHale, Artis Gilmore, Clyde Drexler and Many Other Current Stars and Hall of Famers!
WHAT WE PULLED
Base: 219/295 (74.2%)
Die-Cut Parallels (12)
Press Proof /100 (2): Nate Robinson, Marcus Camby
Duos (1): Larry Bird/Magic Johnson
Gamers /999 (1): Andre Iguodala
Magicians /999 (1): Jason Kidd
Masters /999 (1): Clyde Drexler
Production Line /999 (3): Rajon Rondo, Tyrus Thomas, Monta Ellis
Craftsmen Amar'e Stoudemire Jersey /299
Production Line Jason Kidd Jersey /399
Jersey Kings Kevin Love Jersey/Auto /25
Base - 4.5/5
Design - 5/5
Fun - 4/5
Value - 5/5
Rebuy - 4/5
Total - 22.5/25 (90%)
Panini goes old school with the release of Donruss Basketball. The 295-card base set goes back to 1984 with its card design. While the pictures and colors stand out more, the front and back are definitely in a time warp. And then the rookies are denoted as Rated Rookies, which was seen until a couple of years later. There is a die-cut parallel of all the cards (including the insert cards). The two traits to determine this are the non-perfect cut on the card and the Donruss logo is in green, not silver.
Not seen in a while, a Press Proof parallel numbered to 100 spans the entire release. Inserts are abound in Donruss Basketball. From a focus to the guys who dish the ball a lot in Magicians to highlighting players and how well they do their role in Production Line, the memories of collecting in the past resurface.
There are three autographs or relics on average in each box. The most exciting of the bunch is entitled Jersey Kings. Another nostalgic set that was started in the early 2000s, Jersey Kings feature a player's jersey swatch and possibly and autograph on a regular shaped card, though the top half of the design gives the thought of a jersey from afar.
When first hearing that Panini was going to release the basic Donruss line in various sports, I could not help but be giddy. Some of the best design work and enjoyment from a box came from Donruss releases from yesteryear. The throwback to 1984 is a wonderful touch. It bridges a gap between card generations. Each pack has something for everyone from the Rated Rookies and Team Checklist to parallels and inserts. One letdown I have to admit is not seeing the Career and Season Stat Line parallels. These were great chase sets, since each one typically was numbered to something different as it was based on a player's stat. With that said though, I would not stay away from this one. While you complete most of the base set in one box, all the goodies you find is enough to make you go back for more.
Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Panini for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all their products, you can visit them at www.paniniamerica.net.
01-31-2011, 07:47 PM #2
Decent box!Hidden Content
#5 UNC Tarheels Basketball 20-3 (7-1) Tied 1st acc lead
2011 National Champions UNC Tarheels Mens Soccer!!!
03-05-2011, 10:27 AM #3
I want that kevin love, that card is beautiful.Looking for- Lakers GU, auto's
especially Kobe,Pau gasol, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chaimberlin, Paul Goldschmidt RC year stuff.Certain MMA cards, anything hellboy related.anything the walking dead related