For the first time since 2011 we are getting a basketball set from Donruss. Like many of the recent releases under the Donruss banner this one has some nods to the brand’s past with its design, inserts and subsets. 2014-15 Donruss Basketball will come with three autograph or memorabilia cards per box.
The most obvious of the Donruss throwbacks in this hoops set is the Rated Rookie inserts. There are 40 different players covered in this set that comes with eight levels of parallels. Parallel versions include: Swirlorama, Artists Proofs (#’d to 99 or less), Jersey Numbers (#’d to 99 or less) and five different colors of Press Proofs (#’d to 199 or less).
Look for special Rated Rookie Signature Patch cards that come with a player signature and the iconic Rated Rookie insignia in patch form.
Timeless Treasures Jersey autograph cards also borrow from Donruss’s past by using a design similar to 1987 Donruss Baseball cards. There are only ten different jersey auto cards that are numbered to 99 or less. Timeless Treasures Prime Jersey Autographs are limited to ten cards as well, but are only available in quantities of 25 or less.
The base card set features 200 different cards with several varieties of parallels. Season Stat Line and Career Stat Line parallels are numbered to 400 or less while Years in the League Stat parallels are numbered to 22 or less. There is an additional five different colors of Press Proofs numbered to 199 or less.
Court Kings and Scoring Kings are insert set with 50 cards each and parallels similar to the base set. Production Line is a 30-card collection of inserts. The Rookies is another 30 cards that highlights that excellent 14-15 NBA rookie class with a list of parallel equaling the Rated Rookie inserts.
There are 100 Elite cards to chase as well with several parallels, including Elite Status and Jersey Number Die Cuts that are numbered to 99 or less. There are five levels of colored Elite parallels numbered to 199 or less. On top of that there are seven levels of Status Signature cards, six of which are die-cut.
Elite Dominators make their basketball debut and are numbered to 999. Autographed versions are numbered to 149 or less.
More memorabilia cards can be found with Jersey Kings, Game Threads and Gamers Jerseys. All three have Prime versions numbered to 25 or less.
2014-15 Donruss Basketball has two additional sets of the autograph cards. Rookie autographs come numbered to 199 or less with Die-Cut versions numbered to 49. Veteran autographs can be found in Signature Stars numbered to 40.