In the time between the last round of these and now; I have officially committed to doing a set of this product. Although I am still hunting for that Donovan Mitchell rated rookie too. He was the man when I saw him against the Clippers last month. This week I bought two rack packs from two different stores. Just because I am building a set, doesn’t mean I can break the bank. When I am in Target, WalMart, or any other store that sells cards, I now have a reason to pick up a pack or two. So I picked up one pack from my shopping trip at WalMart and one at Target. These must have just been put out by Target as everything other current basketball product was still sold out.
Pack 1: Target, not that it matters because this isn’t a scientific experiment. My first autograph from this product. It is funny how when you are not hunting or thinking about it, things like this seem to find you. Another Lonzo Ball rookie. I believe this is my third. If you can’t make it out, that is a DeAndre Bembry autograph. A three dollar autograph but one I am happy to have none the less.
Pack 2: WalMart. A couple duplicate rookies. Still no Donovan Mitchell rookie.
I don’t usually buy new products but with demand for this rookie class out of control, I was open to it if I came across a few packs. As most of you know, I collect basketball normally. After seeing some of the pictures of these rookie cards, I wanted some for myself. After seeing Donovan Mitchell light up the Clippers when I attended a game a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to get his rookie.
So at Target I came across rack packs of Donruss and picked all 5 up. I originally was going to treat myself to 3 but at $4.99 they were cheaper than I was expecting.
Pack 1: I scored what I wanted in the Mitchell rookie.
Pack 2: Dennis Smith and Lonzo Ball rookie in the same pack. Not bad. Who am I kidding, most collectors dream of this. My favorite pull of the pack: Jonathan Isaac.
Pack 3: It looks like packs with the green parallels have 2 less rookie cards. Josh Jackson and OG Anunoby are my highlights but I wouldn’t be surprised if any of these rookies from this pack make something of themselves. Something that I can’t say about rookies in other packs.
Pack 4: This is probably the pack that if I just picked it up as a one pack purchase, I would be the happiest to get. Kyle Kuzma, Jayson Tatum, and two Memphis rookie cards. The Grizz are one of my favorite basketball teams; then again I have a few favorites. Jordan Bell has been getting a ton of hype and the Rookie Kings cards are beautiful.
Pack 5: Another great pack. Ntilikina, De’Aaron Fox, and Markelle Fultz rookies. Plus a Harry Giles Rookie Kings insert.
Blaster boxes for this year are going for $29.99 so I paid less than a blaster box and got a ton of rookies. Truthfully, I am ecstatic for my pulls. I will be honest, if I was a betting person, I would bet on a ton of busts in this class. That said, it is nice to have nice things. At $4.99 for a rack pack, you cannot go wrong. Rated Rookie’s are the best rookie cards to get.