2020-21 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Basketball Target Mega Box Breakdown


With the 2020-21 Panini NBA Hoops release date pushed back to February 3, Contenders Draft and Prizm Draft remain the only mainstream 2020-21 basketball products collectors have to focus on at the moment. Though Prizm Draft began showing up some months back, boxes and cello packs were continuing to hit retail outlets as recently as last week.

Busting a box is a bit more interesting now that the season is in full swing with the rookies seeing real-game action.

Here are the highlights from a Target Mega Box containing 12 packs with 5 cards per pack. On average, collectors can expect two Silver Prizms and 22 exclusive Red Ice Prizms per box, plus a one-card Red Ice Autograph bonus pack.

2020-21 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Basketball Target Mega Box Break

Red Ice Prizms:

Onyeka Okongwu, Killian Hayes, Theo Maledon (#17), Nico Mannion (#18), Kira Lewis Jr., Jahmi’us Ramsey, Isaiah Stewart, Vernon Carey Jr., LaMelo Ball, Isaac Okoro, Cole Anthony, Theo Maledon (#57), Nico Mannion (#58), Xavier Tillman, Robert Woodard II, Jalen Smith, Udoka Azubuike, James Wiseman (Crusade), Tyrese Haliburton (Crusade), Tyrese Maxey (Crusade), (2) Lamelo Ball (Global Prospects).

A quick distinction – Red Ice Prizms are exclusive to Target Mega Boxes, whereas Pink Ice Parallels are found in Walmart Megas. The LaMelo Balls are the noticeable pulls here, with his card #43 trending in the $20-$50 range and the Global Prospects insert trailing slightly behind at $15-$40. While the Crusade cards feature some of the best performing rookies so far, online sales for all three remain, for the most part, under double digits.

Silver Prizms:

Precious Achiuwa, Killian Hayes (Global Prospects)

Either card can be had for less than $10 – lottery pick Hayes is currently injured, while #20 pick Achiuwa is getting consistent playing time with Miami.

Red Ice Autograph:

Elijah Hughes

Perhaps exciting for Syracuse fans – otherwise, at least it’s a signature of a drafted rookie on an NBA roster (Utah).

Considering what’s out there, Prizm Draft Mega Boxes, containing multiple Prizm parallel pulls, are an appealing collector option at the moment. The inclusion of a guaranteed autograph is always welcome as well.

For this particular opening, the LaMelo Red Ice Prizms saved the day as far as return value based on the cost of the box.

Busting one will surely whet collectors’ appetites for what’s to come – the challenge, of course, continues to be finding some in stock at the local retailer.


Steve Dalton

Steven enjoys his job tracking and reporting on the basketball card market for Beckett Media. His other interests include comic book speculation and investing, kaiju movies and collectibles, and UK basketball.

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  1. Randy Johnson 21 January, 2021 at 15:18

    Hello Steve … thank you for the article, and it looks like a fun product.

    Would it be possible for one of the Beckett writers to contact Panini for a story regarding the retail shortage and what they plan to do about it?

    For example, my local Target stocks cards in the middle of the day on Thursdays when I’m at work, so I can’t compete with those that wait in line (sometimes for several hours) and clear out everything the moment it reaches the shelves.

    Many if not most of them also “flip” these products as soon as they buy them.

    I have contacted Panini, I have contacted Beckett, I have spoken with the card distributor, I have spoken with management at both Target and WalMart … but I’m only one person without the considerable hobby influence that Beckett has.

    And I have not mentioned Topps or Upper Deck because by and large their retail products are usually available, obviously due to the fact that they have not raised their hobby prices to absurd levels like Panini has.

    It’s created this false impression among collectors – especially newer ones who have been influenced by online “breaks” – that retail is simply a cheaper equivalent to hobby, which we all know is not the case.

    As I shared with Ryan, I feel strongly that to simply roll out the announcements regarding the new products without at least attempting to take Panini to task for this is unintentionally ignoring a large problem in the hobby at the moment.

    (I do recognize that you mentioned it in the last line of your story.)

    To continue to allow Panini to take advantage of its football and basketball card monopoly is only going to open the door for Topps and Upper Deck to do the same with their baseball and hockey products, respectively, and I think that is a business model that none of us wants going forward.

    Anyway, I appreciate your time and consideration.

    Thank you,


  2. Jesus D. 22 January, 2021 at 02:54

    Was fortunate to have pulled 2 downtowns, some solid silvers,red cracked ice.

    Isaac Okoro
    Ja Morant

    Red cracked ice auto
    Theo Maledon

    Green prizm lamelo

    Global prospects Wiseman

    Many others, it was fun opening a few boxes

  3. goblue98 25 January, 2021 at 12:01

    I don’t necessarily disagree with what RJ says above, although there is some retail product available from what I’ve seen, but not much.

    Why would the card companies do anything about it, it’s in their best interest that there is a perceived scarcity of their product. I definitely don’t envision them changing anything.

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