The delayed start to the new season means some familiar NBA trading card products are arriving a bit later than normal, but collectors who prefer lower cost options will see 2020-21 Donruss Basketball hit the floor before too long.
While a few details won’t be known until closer to the February 17 release date, we do have an overview of what will be inside hobby boxes, courtesy of Panini America. With no rookie photos available, last season’s class is pictured on Donruss Rated Rookies and other content but rest assured, things will be updated when the product actually hits the market.
2020-21 Donruss Basketball Configuration and Base Set
For the third straight year, hobby boxes of Donruss are made up of fat packs–30 cards per pack and ten packs per box (10 boxes will be in a case). Each box should contain an average of one autograph, one memorabilia card and 60 inserts and parallels in addition to over 230 base cards.
There’s also a Donruss Choice configuration in the works, with a single ten-card pack per box. Each box of Choice will have two autographs, five Rated Rookies Choice and three parallels. Choice cases will have ten boxes.
There will undoubtedly be blaster boxes produced again as well, designed for distribution to big box stores.
Panini hasn’t released the number of base cards in the set, but there were 250 last season. There will be plenty of parallels to the base set, some numbered as low as 1/1 like Black Laser. Choice will have its own lineup of parallel content.
If you like inserts that are a little different and lighthearted, Donruss serves up cereal boxes and comic books in Crunch Time and Net Marvels.
The Rookies will be exclusive to hobby boxes.
Craftsmen, Zero Gravity and Retro Series will be among the other insert sets.
There will be autographed versions of the base cards and base parallels. Rated Rookie Autographs are among the most popular cards in Donruss and they’ll return in 2020-21, with Choice versions exclusive to that product.
Choice Signatures, Dominator and Hall Dominator Signatures will also be exclusive to the Choice version.