Buzz Break: 2014-15 Panini Prizm basketball (super value rack box)

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Horry-prizmThe box: 2014-15 Panini Prizm basketball cards (super value rack box)
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Packs per box: 12 (each pack contains three standard Prizm packs and one three-card Red, White and Blue Prizm pack)
Cards per pack: 15
Cards in this box: 180
Base set completion: 
109 of 250 (44 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of notable players – LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal, Larry Bird, Grant Hill

Rookie Cards (short-prints) pulled (23) – Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Aaron Gordon, Noah Vonleh, Elfrid Payton, Zach Lavine, T.J. Warren, James Young, Tyler Ennis, Gary Harris, Rodney Hood, James Ennis, Kyle Anderson, Joe Harris, Jusuf Nurkic, Glenn Robinson III, Nick Johnson, Dwight Powell, Jordan Clarkson, Russ Smith, Devyn Marble, James Michael McAdoo, Nikola Mirotic

lebron-prizmInsert cards: 48

Fireworks (1) – Dirk Nowitzki
NapierPrizm NBA Draft Logo (3) – Shabazz Napier, Mitch McGary, Tyler Ennis
Prizm (8) – Monta Ellis, Jodie Meeks, Swen Nater, Bill Laimbeer, Rajon Rondo, Avery Johnson, Rick Barry, Paul George
Red, White & Blue Pulsar Prizm (36) – Marco Belinelli, Craig Ehlo, Oscar Robertson, Carlos Boozer, T.J. Warren, Jonas Valanciunas, Kevin Garnett, Joel Embiid, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Gordon Hayward, Joe Dumars, J.R. Smith, Gerald Henderson, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Marc Gasol, Artis Gilmore, Dikembe Mutombo, Ersan Ilyasova, Erick Green, Victor Oladipo, Danilo Gallinari, James Young, Kenny Smith, Andrew Bogut, Devyn Marble, Klay Thompson, Randy Foye, Patric Young, Dwyane Wade, Jeff Green, Cleanthony Early, Jodie Meeks, LeBron James, Grant Hill, Moses Malone

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: At the original suggested retail price of $120, Prizm basketball is one that is all about the inserts and a meaty base set. This one doesn’t include nearly as many Prizms as its NFL counterpart, making the three-per-pack Red White & Blue Pulsar Prizms the biggest potential money-maker here. If you get top names, you could do well at this box’s bargain price because there’s some safety in numbers. This box included LeBron and six rookies, so it probably could have been worse on that front. (Interestingly the NFL box included just one rookie among these inserts.) … There are autographs possible in these boxes as well as a few inserts, but the breakdown above should show you how plentiful the inserts are here. (This one’s all about parallel inserts for sure.) Helping out the base set here is a stronger design than previous years and tighter photo crops as well as a checklist that includes past legends along with the stars and rookies of today. … While this one isn’t as exciting as the NFL release, it does offer a decent amount of cardboard and potential at its present bargain price.

Product Grade: B
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

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