2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball Details


2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball is one of those products that doesn’t come with a massive price tag compared to other hardcourt brands, but it still delivers a solid amount of variety. For hobby boxes, this includes a pair of autographs plus lots of autographs and parallels.

2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball Checklist Overview

Foil is the foundation for the Elite base set. This lays the groundwork for many of the parallels, which make for bright colors. Some also use die-cuts to make them a little more distinct. Status and Aspirations both return. Elite also has one-of-one Elite parallels.

Elite has several different autograph inserts, many of which highlight members of the 2022-23 rookie class.

Among them is Pen Pals, a cornerstone in virtually all recent Elite sets in hoops and football.

2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball Pen Pals Chet Holmgren

Impact Impressions, Rookie Yearbook Autographs, Turn of the Century Signatures and debuting New Breed Autographs are other places on the checklist with first-year ink.

Elite Signatures and Genregraphs have veteran autographs.

2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball Genregraphs Stephen Curry

Past meets present with Passing the Torch Signatures, an iconic dual autograph set with a lot of hobby history. These pair up a young star with someone they’re connected to from a different time.

2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball Passing the Torch Signatures Allen Iverson Ja Morant

Elite’s inserts take a couple of approaches to stand out. Some, like Back to the Future, have colorful, modern designs.

A trio of short print inserts, Dimensions, Next Up and Titliests feature lenticular technology to give them a 3D appearance.

Still fairly new in this sport, Elite is one of the longest running brands in the modern hobby, dating back to the early 1990s.

2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 8
Packs per box: Hobby – 20
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: TBA
Release date (subject to change): March 3, 2023

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 2
  • Inserts or Parallels – 16 Total
  • Base Rookies – 2

Recent Elite Basketball releases:

The full 2022-23 Donruss Elite Basketball checklist and team set lists will be up as soon as they’re available, likely shortly before the product’s 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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