First Buzz: 2017-18 Donruss Optic basketball cards

What: 2017-18 Donruss Optic basketball cards
Arrives: April 4
Box basics: One autograph per 20-pack hobby box (12 boxes per case)

What's buzz-worthy: Optic arrives with an on-card autograph for every Rated Rookie and a rainbow parallel that should make for some rim-rocking reactions.

Keep reading for more info and a gallery of what's to come.

The Basics: Collectors will find 20 inserts per box along with their ink, and the Prizm parallel here will include Gold Vinyl 1/1s, Velocity Pink and Velocity Black among the possibilities. ...  Hobby Rated Rookies Signatures will include Holo, Blue (/49), Gold (/10) Green (/5) and the 1/1 Gold Vinyls. (Retail details are below.) ... Other autographs in this one will include Dominators, Rookie Dominators and Hall Dominators (also with parallels) as well as Signature Series, which also will be paralleled. ... Among the inserts will be Retro Series, All Clear for Takeoff, Swishful Thinking, The Rookies, All-Stars and The Champ Is Here. They'll all be paralleled with cards from 149 copies or less in the rainbow. ... A base set size was not announced. ... Packs will carry a suggested retail price of $4.25 ($85 per box).


The Retail Basics (previously published here on The Buzz): We'll once again get blaster boxes with seven four-card packs with a suggested retail price of $19.99 and these will be the home of several exclusives -- Rated Rookies Signatures Checkerboards (1/1), Signature Series Blue (/25), Signature Series Checkerboard (1/1), Court Kings Prizms Lime Green (/149), Court Kings Prizms Gold (/10), Rookie Kings Prizms Lime Green and Gold (same numbering) and Hall Kings with the same parallels and volumes. ... Generally speaking for the retail run, autographs for Rated Rookies will be on-card and there will be other veteran autographs in Signature Series. Base cards will have Prizms and short-printed Purple Prizms Checkerboard parallels, while Rated Rookies will have Prizms, Prizms Checkerboard, Purple Prizms, Purple Signatures Prizms and Black Signatures Prizms (1/1) in the product. Other purple parallel cards in this one will be found for Signature Series, Court Kings, Rookie Kings and Hall Kings. ... In 20-pack display boxes ($2.99 per four-card pack) will be Black and Blue parallels for Hall Kings, Rookie Kings and Court Kings on an exclusive basis. The Blues are /59 and Blacks are 1/1s. Signature Series Holo autos also will only be found in these. ... Lastly there will be 12-card hanger boxes ($9.99 SRP) with 36 boxes in a case. These will be the home of Pink (/25) and Orange (/199) Hall Kings, Court Kings and Rookie Kings as well as Pink base Prizms. Also only found here are Pink Signature Series (/25), Pink Rated Rookies Signatures (/25) and Blue Velocity Prizms for all base cards.

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