2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball Details


2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball cards make the earlier Donruss set shiny. And with that comes color — lots of it. The chromium spin is back, offering up lots of parallels, inserts and some on-card ink from Zion Williamson and other members of the year’s rookie class.

2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball Base Set Basics

The base set adopts the same general layout as 2019-20 Donruss Basketball but with one major difference — the chromium card stock. This gives cards a shiny, metallic finish similar to Panini Prizm and Topps Chrome in baseball.

It also means a rainbow of colorful parallels. Holo, Orange (/199), Lime Green (/149), Red (/99), Pink Velocity (/79), Blue (/59), Black Velocity (/39), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Gold Vinyl (1/1) are among those available in hobby boxes.

Special Fast Break Boxes have some exclusive patterned versions of their own: Holo, Purple (/95), Red (/85), Blue (/50), Pink (/20), Gold (/10) and Black (1/1). Besides the colored borders, Fast Break parallels have dots in the background to help make them distinct.

Autographs and Inserts

Leading the autographs in 2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball are Rated Rookies Signatures. The all have on-card ink and a rainbow of their own that includes Holo, Blue (/49), Gold (/10), Green (/5) and Black (1/1). Fast Break boxes have their own base, Gold (/10) and Black (1/1) versions.

2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball Rated Rookie Autographs

Additional autograph inserts include Dominators Signatures, Rookie Dominators Signatures and Retro Series Signatures.

Not all inserts in the product are autographs. All Clear for Takeoff, All-Stars, Rainmakers, Star Gazing and The Rookies are all exclusive to hobby packs. While these all have an assortment of regular parallels, Fast Break versions are only in Fast Break boxes.

2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball Star Gazing

2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 4, Fast Break – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 20, Fast Break – 18
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Fast Break – 20
Set size: TBA
Release date: January 29, 2020

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Inserts and Parallels – 20 total

What to expect in a Fast Break box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Inserts and Parallels – 18 total

The full 2019-20 Donruss Optic checklist and team set lists will be posted as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before release.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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