Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Could Swear I've Seen Those Cards Recently

Okay, here's that rack pack of Donruss basketball cards I mentioned a few posts ago. The rack packs are really the best way to go if you're looking for a good value. You really can't beat 40 cards for $4.99. Also, if you like sparkly cards, rack packs give you the funky, prism Production Line inserts that are just plain white in regular packs. Let's take a look at the top half.

The top half held 21 cards including 2 of the sparkly PL inserts, Pau & Amare. We also scored a Jersey Kings relic card of the Wolves' Johnny Flynn (notice the large blank space for sticker auto parallel). Among the base we got a Nate Robinson for Nobie's player collection and a Kirilenko for mine. There was also a Brendan Haywood to add to the Mavs collection. Pretty good so far. Let's check the bottom half.

The bottom half had 20 cards in it, which makes for a total of 41! Wow, the relic card was actually extra I guess. We also got 2 more shiny PL inserts and 3 Rated Rookies. Nobie picked up a Durantula for his PC and I got a Marc Gasol for mine. Once again, not bad. That is until you look closely at those 20 cards from the bottom section. Do you see the problem?

That's right. Unbelievably, the bottom section has SEVEN duplicates from the top portion. That's nuts. Talk about poor collation. I really like this set, but there is no excuse for this type of poor quality control or whatever you want to call it. I guess that's why they gave me 41 cards, huh? Later.


  1. I really need to pick up some packs of this. I like the retro look of the photos. I need a "Durantula" for my collection too. Haha. I have never heard that term before.

  2. Congratulations on pulling a relic card... it's a shame they have duplicates in the same pack though. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for these rack packs.

  3. Wow, that's terrible. Sometimes I wonder if Panini is ever going to get a clue and do things the right way.