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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2014-15 Donruss Basketball (Gallery)

December 19, 2014

Panini America 2014-15 Donruss Basketball Main

After a few seasons away from the court, Panini America’s iconic Donruss brand is returning to the NBA in February with a robust 2014-15 edition steeped in hobby nostalgia and equipped with sublime throwback elements that should resonate with the basketball-collecting masses.

Every hobby box of 2014-15 Donruss Basketball (eight cards per pack, 24 packs per box) will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards, 24 Metalized cards, 48 inserts and three parallels. The highlights of this triumphant return are many, and they’re detailed after the jump.

  • The fabled Donruss Rated Rookie design returns to  honor the star-studded 2014 NBA Draft class.
  • The basketball debut of classic Donruss designs such as Elite Dominators, Elite Series, Jersey Kings and more.
  • True to the Donruss tradition, 2014-15 Donruss Basketball features multiple levels of sequentially numbered inserts, including seasonal stats, career stats, jersey numbers and 1/1s.
  • Autograph or memorabilia cards fall three per box on average and include such calling-card inserts as Rated Rookies Signatures Patches, Jersey Kings and Timeless Treasures.
  • The popular Elite Status Die-Cut parallels feature sequential numbering ranging from 99 all the way down to only one.
  • Elite Dominators appear for the first time in basketball and is paralleled by an Elite Dominators Signatures versions.
  • The Timeless Treasures autograph/memorabilia insert pays tribute to the classic 1987 Donruss Baseball design.

We’ll have plenty more on 2014-15 Donruss Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But today, we offer your first extended sneak peek at the product.

Check out 2014-15 Donruss Basketball now on

All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Drew B. permalink
    December 19, 2014 10:07 am

    Love the nostalgic feel. That Jersey Kings card makes even a plain jersey card have that retro feel that makes you want it! I hope the decision to bring this product back pays dividends to Panini as well as the collectors! 🙂 Happy holidays!

  2. Jeff permalink
    December 19, 2014 10:15 am

    ummmm whoa. Love the donruss brand! Thanks for sharing cannot wait to see more pics.

  3. December 19, 2014 12:47 pm

    They look great! Really like the design of the Wiggins Rated Rookie. How large is the base set? I’m primarily a base set collector, and that sort of info matters to me. Please include Elton Brand. His coach apparently hates him but he’s still my all-time favorite player. It gets frustrating when he is not included in any sets, yet players who have missed two years (!) are, and players who are not even in the NBA anymore are included and he is not. Even so, I am looking very much forward to doing my own box review on my blog, Cardboard History (

  4. December 19, 2014 1:32 pm

    Nice move on Doing it like that!!!

    I love it!

  5. December 19, 2014 8:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Locating Frankenstein's Brain.

  6. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    December 20, 2014 6:16 am

    You know I am digging this!

  7. December 23, 2014 6:02 am

    Love the 87 Donruss design integrated with auto/mem for the Timeless Treasures insert, one of my favorite sets ever! Thanks Tracy!

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