First Buzz: 2017-18 Donruss Optic NBA (early retail details)

What: 2017-18 Donruss Optic basketball cards
Arrives: March 13
Box basics: Varies by format … see below

What’s buzz-worthy: We’ve got early word on some of the retail inclusions to come in this second edition of Panini America’s Optichromed version of its Donruss basketball set. Just like last year, there will be exclusives found only in certain pack types for both inserts, parallels and autographed cards.

Keep reading for more info.

The Basics: 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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