First Buzz: 2017-18 NBA Hoops and 2017-18 Donruss basketball cards (early retail details)

 2017-18 NBA Hoops basketball cards
Arrives: Mid-October
Box basics: One memorabilia card per eight-pack blaster box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The NBA season tips off on cardboard with this release and we have some early details on what will be found at retail for this as well as Donruss.

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

The Basics: 
The first cards of NBA rookies will be found here with three formats at retail — 24-pack boxes, blaster boxes and fat packs. Standard boxes ($2.49 per eight-card pack suggested retail price) will come in 20-box cases. Meanwhile fat packs (12 per box) will be $4.99 and include 30 cards. Overall, there will be Great SIGnificance autographs of legends, rookies and veterans as well as a 10-card set focusing on the career of Kobe Bryant. Also in play will be Shaquille O’Neal 2K Sports cards that will be short-printed while more standard inserts will be Faces of the Future, Class of 2017, Swat Team, Zero Gravity as well as Lights, Camera, Action. Parallels will include Blue Checkerboard (/75) and Red Checkerboard (/15) and Gold Great SIGnificance autos (/10). … Blasters will include Rise N Shine Memorabilia, which also will have Prime parallels (/25 max) and Rookie Remembrance Prime (/25 max). … Fat packs will have Teal Explosion cards and Orange Explosion cards (/75).

 2017-18 Donruss basketball cards
Arrives: Early November
Box basics: 24 packs per standard retail box (20 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The retro but new Donruss feel hits the hardwood once again with this one that promises a meaty base set, 50 Rated Rookies and plenty more.

The Basics:
There will be three retail pack formats for this one — standard box, blaster box and fat packs. … Generally, there will be Signature Series and Jersey Series — a pair of 50-card sets — potentially only found at retail along with inserts that include Retro Series, All Clear for Takeoff, Swishful Thinking and The Champ Is Here. Retail parallels will include Holo Green Laser (/99), Holo Yellow Laser (/25), Signature Series Gold (/10) and Jersey Series Prime (/10). … Blasters will have 11 eight-card packs with exclusive here being Holo Orange Laser and Holo Purple Laser (/15), Court Kings Press Proof Orange (/99), Rookie Kings Press Proof Orange (/99) and Hall Kings Press Proof Orange (/99). … The 30-card fat packs (12 per box) will include a few exclusives as well — Laser Green and Yellow, Laser Red and Blue (/15), and Press Proof Blue variations for all inserts (/125).

We’ll have more details and images for these when they become available — and will likely post all-new First Buzz pieces for the hobby info once those arrive.

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