2019 Donruss WNBA Basketball Cards Mark a New Beginning

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2019 Donruss WNBA basketball cards marks a new hobby beginning for the league. This marks the first WNBA set from Panini America. That said, there are some nods to the league’s past with Pinnacle, a line now under the Panini umbrella.

At the hobby level, the set takes on a jumbo format with 30 cards per pack and four packs per box. Autographs land two per hobby box and inserts are plentiful as well.

2019 Donruss WNBA Base Set Basics

The base set clocks in at 100 cards. Of those, the vast majority (88 to be exact) are WNBA veterans. A dozen draft picks round things out in true Donruss fashion under the Rated Rookie banner.

2019 Donruss WNBA Basketball Base

Besides a variety of regular parallels, all 100 versions come with chromium Optic versions as well. Additional Optic colors include Holo, Gold (/10) and Gold Vinyl (1/1). Optic cards fall six per hobby box.

2019 Donruss WNBA Basketball Optic

Autographs and Inserts

Autographs from current and past players are a big part of the product. Breanna Stewart, Sheryl Swoopes, Brittney Griner, Sue Bird, Candace Parker and Elena Delle Donne are among those on the checklist.

2019 Donruss WNBA Basketball Signature Series

Besides the regular versions, Signature Series cards have Press Proof parallels, some numbered as low as one-of-one.

2019 Donruss WNBA Basketball Signature Series Press Proof Gold

Buyback autographs include original Pinnacle WNBA cards from 1997 and 1998. These have since been signed.

Additional inserts, which combine with parallels to land 24 per box, come in seven different themes including Swishful Thinking.

2019 Donruss WNBA Basketball at a glance:

Cards per pack: 30
Packs per box: 4
Boxes per case: 20
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: June 26, 2019

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 2
  • Optic Cards – 6
  • Inserts and Parallels – 24 Total
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Ryan Cracknell

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