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Sunday, January 16, 2011

2010-2011 Donruss Basketball Rack Pack

Well, here it is, yet another post. I never get to put anything on line as often, but my daughter and wife are both taking naps, so this is about the only time I get on this blog.

I'm not the biggest basketball fan, but like with football, I buy the occasional product just to keep my collection up to date. I don't like to spend a whole lot of money, though, which is why I grabbed myself a $5 rack pack of Donruss. $5 for 40 cards is a fantastic deal, especially with the look of the set. They really got for a vintage feel to the cards, without making it identical. The inspiration was taken from the 1984 baseball set and even has the same backing, not only in the design, but also in the rougher feel of the cardboard. I'm not sure if it was intentional, but all of the photography looks as though it came from 1984 with the color tones and the overall dull look to it.

I found base cards of Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony, as well as a checklist card with Kobe Bryant's face on it. There was also, much to my surprise, a Rated Rookie card of John Wall, who I believe is this year's hot newcomer. Production Line seems to be the main insert card in this set, with a few parallels, including the Marcus Camby I pulled (747/999). While I RARELY ever pull any kind of "hits' from retail unless it's guaranteed in a blaster, I managed to get my hands on a Jason Kidd jersey. Definitely worth my Five bucks. Just be careful with the rack packs, A lot of these cards came with dinged corners, including the Wall and Durant cards.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a pretty sweet $5 pack. A jersey card, some nice base cards and the Production Line parallels. Good stuff!!!

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  2. Did your Production Line cards have a sparkly silver background? All the ones I pulled from the rack packs bought @ Walmart do.

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  3. They did, except for the Camby. When I was looking them up on Beckett, there was an entry for "Production Line Rack Pack." I'm guessing that those are rack pack exclusive.

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