ZION MANIA is in full force in the hobby. Every collector wants him and every collector seeks him. Even those that don't even collect basketball.
I know I have fallen victim to it myself and I don't consider myself a basketball guy by any means. Only problem, I have yet to find a Zion.
One of the most popular lines in basketball cards is Prizm and when you combine Zion Mania with a popular line, well, you create chaos!
Let's see if I created any chaos in my break
Every box of 2019-2020 Panini Prizm basketball has 5 packs of 8 cards. Each pack also has an autograph as there are 5 per box. Boxes currently are still high at $260.BASE CARDS
There are 100 cards in the base set including two subsets. I haven't yet pulled a Zion base.
All-Americans are one of the subsets
and Crusades is the other. A lot of repeat players in the base and subsets.PARALLELS
There are a ton of parallels in every box and many I have no idea what they are without looking them up card by card.
Here is an overall look at the parallels,
Silver, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink Pulsar, Purple, Red, R/B Snake Skin, Blue Wave /299, Green/Yellow /249, Purple/Green /199, Neon Orange /149, Neon Green /125, Red/White/Blue /99, Hyper /75, Mojo /49, Carolina Blue /30, Camo /25, Orange Pulsar /20, Green Ice FOTL /18, Gold /10, Gold Vinyl /5, Black 1/1, and Black Mosaic 1/1.
Like I said, a lot.
Silver Prizms. These are the most popular. They are even more popular than the numbered ones. I see Panini has strategically made them that way both for hobby and retail. Try pulling a retail silver, I dare you.
Start of a rainbow...I have the pink pulsar to.
Some fun color in this break, just really hard defining what is what since a few of them look like each other. THE HITS!
My hope was to pull one of the few players I know from this years draft, well, that didn't work out so well. But, let's check out to see what I did pull.
First a look at the overall Prizm parallels for autographs
Blue, Green, Orange, Red, R/B Snake Skin, Purple/Green /199 or less, Neon Orange /149 or less, Neon Green /125 or less, Red/White/Blue /99 or less, Hyper /75 or less, Mojo /49 or less, Carolina Blue /30 or less, Camo /25 or less, Orange Pulsar /20 or less, Green Ice FOTL /18 or less, Gold /10, Gold Vinyl /5, Black 1/1, and Black Mosaic 1/1.
Vic Law silver prizm
Sorry I couldn't define what each one of these parallels are. I wished someone like Beckett or even Panini themselves would just make a visual list of each of the parallels so I can just go there and look and say, hey, this is what I pulled.OVERALL THOUGHTS:
Well, this box was a bit brutal all around when talking about value. No good autographs, no good Prizm parallels. Of course some of the players pulled could surprise us next year and make this review different, but as of now, ouch.
As for the product in general, looks beautiful. It's just frustrating trying to figure out the parallels.
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