Retail Therapy: 2019-20 NBA Donruss Optic

This week’s Retail Therapy is a fun one! With the prices of 2019-20 Basketball products skyrocketing, scoring any at retail price is big deal.

Cello pack prices have reached a consistent level above $30. These packs also have the potential to climb even more if the season resumes and Zion Williamson continues to show the skill set he has after returning from injury.

This year’s impressive rookie class and the potential for the 2020-21 class to be more underwhelming, we could see the hunt for these rookies intensify over the next year.

Here’s what we pulled from our cello pack:

Pack 1: Donovan Mitchell My House, Nicolo Melli Rated Rookie, Eric Gordon, Justise Winslow.

Pack 2: Kemba Walker Express Lane, Derrick Rose, Donovan Mitchell, Nikola Vucevic.

Pack 3: Purple Thomas Bryant, Daniel Gafford Rated Rookie, Otto Porter Jr, CJ McCollum.

Bonus Blue Velocity Pack: Collin Sexton, Eric Gordon, Jordan Poole Rated Rookie.

The Verdict: B-

While the rip was a fun one, I’m glad I got I didn’t pay the current $30+ a pack price point. The potential to hit a huge rookie card of Zion or Ja Morant was fun, but at the current price I would rather pick up a few rookies color parallels of the next tier of rookies (RJ Barrett, Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn, Coby White, Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke, De’Andre Hunter)

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