First Buzz: 2016 Donruss Optic baseball cards

2016-donruss-optic-Kyle-Schwarber-Rated-Rookie-AutoWhat: 2016 Donruss Optic baseball cards
Arrives: July 20
Box basics:  Two autographs per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini’s promise of bringing Optichrome into its baseball lineup begins here with a Prizmatic take on the Donruss baseball brand that will include 10 parallels to the basic Donruss set you’ve seen before with some added touches.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.


2016-donruss-optic-Back-to-the-Future-auto-San-Diego-ChickenThe Basics: 
There will be six on-card auto sets in this one — Rated Rookies Signatures, hobby-only Rated Rookie Retro cards from 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1989 Donruss. Parallels will be limited to no more than 150 copies, while some rookies will not be found in all designs. … Among the parallels in the rainbow will be Carolina Blue, Black, Gold, Green and Gold Vinyl.  … Other autograph sets will include Back to the Future, Studio, Significant Signatures and Optic. Each of these will have five parallels limited to no more than 50 copies. … Collectors should also be on he watch for base card variations, The Rookies inserts, The Prospects, Masters of the Game, Power Alley and Illusion. Each of these will have five parallels limited to no more than 149 copies. … Your typical box will include six Holo cards, 10 Diamond Kings, two DK Holo cards, 20 Rated Rookies, five White Rated Rookies and 10 more parallels or inserts. … Among the 50 Rated Rookies here will be 20 who were not found in the Donruss set, while Masters of the Game will have five new players among the 15 chosen. Some insert parallels will be limited to no more than 10 copies among the five colors in their parallel rainbows. … These will carry a suggested retail price of $4 per pack.

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