2020-21 Prizm Basketball Blaster Box Highlights


While searching for product amidst the craziness that is the retail collecting world, I managed to find a 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball blaster box – no camping out or standing in line required. I simply strolled into a local Target last week and spotted a single box on the collectibles shelves.

Unlike other stores making “high demand” trading cards (basically everything) available once a week in a sunrise frenzied scrabble, this particular outlet opts to distribute via a piecemeal process over the course of several days, with the random restocks somewhat leveling the playing field for collectors.

Here are the highlights of a Prizm retail blaster containing six packs with four cards per pack. Blaster-exclusive Prizms include Green Pulsar and Purple Wave parallels. Silver Prizms are also available. Collectors will find, on average, one autograph or memorabilia card per box.

Prizm Parallels

Silver: Tyus Jones, PJ Washington, Aleksej Pokusevski – Instant Impact

Green: Kawhi Leonard

Imagine my excitement upon seeing that flash of silver and the Charlotte Hornets team name at the bottom of the card – alas, turns out it was only PJ Washington. With current online sales around $20, the Pokusevski proved to be among the highlights of the box. I didn’t pull a Purple Wave, and the Kawhi Leonard is the basic Green Prizm. Green Pulsars are numbered out of 25.

Base Rookies

Tyrese Maxey, Isaac Okoro, Elijah Hughes

Were this a few months ago, a Prizm Maxey would be considered a more significant get. It’s still a solid rookie with sales in the $8-$20 range. Current values for Okoro, the #5 overall pick, sit around $6-$15.

Rookie Inserts

Emergent: Aaron Nesmith

Autographs and Memorabilia Cards

Sensational Swatches: Paul Pierce

One could certainly do worse than a Paul Pierce memorabilia card, but a Celtics jersey piece, rather than a Clippers swatch, would be ideal.

Other Inserts

Dominance: Devin Booker


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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