Panini is planning to release 2016 Donruss Baseball next spring, with three autograph or memorabilia cards per hobby box.
The company has no MLB license, but hasn’t been shy about producing baseball products without team nicknames or logos. The Donruss brand does have some history, having debuted in 1981 and remained a popular option for collectors throughout the next two decades.
In fact, one draw to the 2016 product will be original Donruss cards that have been purchased by Panini and reinserted in packs—this time carrying autographs of players like Cal Ripken on his 1982 Donruss rookie card. The ’82 Donruss design will be featured in a one-per-pack insert.
Among the autograph and memorabilia inserts will be Promising Pros Materials, Back to the Future Materials, New Breed Autographs and Significant Signatures.
There’s no word on an official release date, but look for 2016 Donruss Baseball just before the start of next season.