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Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball

February 20, 2017


Collectors loved it in baseball. They loved it again in football. And in early April, they’ll no doubt love it one more time when it comes to basketball. Indeed, the Optic craze that worked wonders for 2016 Donruss Baseball and 2016 Donruss Football is on the verge of bringing its Prizm-powered luster to 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball. Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America on April 5, the product delivers everything that collectors coveted in 2016-17 Donruss Basketball — but with a distinct Optic appeal.

On average, each hobby box of 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball (four cards per pack, 20 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will yield one autograph and 20 inserts and parallels. The impeccably Optic insert roster includes a rainbow array of parallel possibilities including Holo, Red (numbered to 99), Blue (numbered to 49), Gold (numbered to 10), Green (numbered to five) and Gold Vinyl (numbered to only one).

The highlights of the product are many and include . . .

  • The NBA’s newest and brightest stars in the 50-card Rookie set.
  • Hall Dominators Signatures features 30 Hall of Famers, including David Robinson, Karl Malone, Shaquille O’Neal and more.
  • Dominators Signatures showcases both the best of today’s talent and some of the most collectible retired players of all time. Look for names like Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis, Jason Kidd and Allen Iverson.
  • Look for autographs of Hall of Famers, Legends, Veterans and Rookies along with their Gold (numbered to 10) and Gold Vinyl 1/1 versions.

We’ll have plenty more on 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:

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

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt G permalink
    February 21, 2017 1:13 pm

    Optic has been a nice Surprise and addition to the Panini family. I dig it and look forward to this release

  2. February 22, 2017 5:46 am

    While I’m more of an Prizm fan than Optic, I definitely see the value in this program and technology-infused design. On card autos are a nice upgrade as well, where possible. Thanks Tracy!

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