2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball Release Date, Checklist, Gallery, and Best Cards

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2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball hobby box

2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball 

2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball 

The official 2021 Prizm Basketball release date is March 31, 2021, and is one of the most anticipated releases this year as far as hobby boxes go.

Why? Four words… LaMelo Ball rookie cards.

UPDATE 4/08/2021 – The set has finally been released, so we’ve updated this article to reflect the latest and greatest cards, along with a full checklist! 

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Every collector in the hobby is looking to get their hands on LaMelo rookie cards and Prizm will be the biggest rookie card release yet.

2020 Prizm Basketball: Set Info

Panini Prizm basketball hobby boxes will come packed with two autographs with 22 Prizms and 10 inserts.

The base set contains 300 cards, keeping it consistent with previous years. There’s also a full rainbow’s worth of parallels to chase.

Base set parallels are as follows:

  • Prizms Parallels: Silver, Blue Wave, Gold Wave, Green, Green Ice, Hyper, Orange Ice, Pink Ice, Purple Wave, Red Ice, Red/White/Blue, Ruby Wave, Red (/299), Blue (/199), Purple Ice (/175), Blue Ice (/125), Purple (/99) Orange Wave (/60), Orange (/49), Pink Pulsar (/42), Blue Shimmer (/35), Purple Pulsar (/35), Green Pulsar (/25), Mojo (/25), Gold (/10), Gold Shimmer (/10), Lucky Envelopes (/8), Black Gold (/5), Green Shimmer (/5), Black (1/1), Black Shimmer (1/1)
  • Choice Prizms: Blue/Yellow/Green, Tiger Stripe, Red (/88), Blue (/49), Green (/8), Nebula (1/1)
  • Fast Break Prizms: Base, Blue (/175), Red (/125), Purple (/75), Pink (/50), Bronze, (/20), Neon Green (/5)
Autographs include; Signatures, Rookie Signatures and Sensational Signatures.

 

2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball Box

2020 Prizm Basketball Configuration: 12 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case (set size 300 cards)

 

2020 Prizm Basketball Best Cards and Checklist 

The following players are a safe bet as the most sought-after cards in the Prizm set if you’re solely interested in rookies.

  • LaMelo Ball RC
  • Anthony Edwards RC
  • James Wiseman RC

Look for parallels from the base set, or rarer signed editions.

2020-21 Prizm Basketball Base Checklist 

Base
1 LeBron James – Los Angeles Lakers
2 Jeff Green – Houston Rockets
3 Coby White – Chicago Bulls
4 Rudy Gay – San Antonio Spurs
5 Deandre Ayton – Phoenix Suns
6 Zach Collins – Portland Trail Blazers
7 Torrey Craig – Denver Nuggets
8 Robert Covington – Houston Rockets
9 Nikola Vucevic – Orlando Magic
10 Alex Caruso – Los Angeles Lakers
11 DeAndre’ Bembry – Atlanta Hawks
12 Spencer Dinwiddie – Brooklyn Nets
13 De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento Kings
14 Paul George – Los Angeles Clippers
15 Malik Monk – Charlotte Hornets
16 Gary Harris – Denver Nuggets
17 Eric Bledsoe – Milwaukee Bucks
18 Kristaps Porzingis – Dallas Mavericks
19 Allen Iverson – Philadelphia 76ers
20 Jaxson Hayes – New Orleans Pelicans
21 Tyus Jones – Memphis Grizzlies
22 Josh Hart – New Orleans Pelicans
23 Domantas Sabonis – Indiana Pacers
24 Anfernee Simons – Portland Trail Blazers
25 Elfrid Payton – New York Knicks
26 De’Anthony Melton – Memphis Grizzlies
27 Bogdan Bogdanovic – Sacramento Kings
28 John Collins – Atlanta Hawks
29 Brook Lopez – Milwaukee Bucks
30 Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs
31 Luguentz Dort – Oklahoma City Thunder
32 Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks
33 Terrence Ross – Orlando Magic
34 Kevon Looney – Golden State Warriors
35 Robert Williams III – Boston Celtics
36 Buddy Hield – Sacramento Kings
37 Ish Smith – Washington Wizards
38 De’Andre Hunter – Atlanta Hawks
39 Dwayne Bacon – Charlotte Hornets
40 Ersan Ilyasova – Milwaukee Bucks
41 Landry Shamet – Los Angeles Clippers
42 Jeff Teague – Atlanta Hawks
43 Doug McDermott – Indiana Pacers
44 Paul Millsap – Denver Nuggets
45 Joe Harris – Brooklyn Nets
46 Cameron Johnson – Phoenix Suns
47 Gordon Hayward – Boston Celtics
48 Kevin Porter Jr. – Cleveland Cavaliers
49 Aron Baynes – Phoenix Suns
50 Donte DiVincenzo – Milwaukee Bucks
51 Eric Gordon – Houston Rockets
52 Tim Hardaway Jr. – Dallas Mavericks
53 Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz
54 Julius Randle – New York Knicks
55 Derrick Jones Jr. – Miami Heat
56 John Wall – Washington Wizards
57 Matthew Dellavedova – Cleveland Cavaliers
58 Sekou Doumbouya – Detroit Pistons
59 Frank Kaminsky – Phoenix Suns
60 Terry Rozier – Charlotte Hornets
61 Danilo Gallinari – Oklahoma City Thunder
62 Blake Griffin – Detroit Pistons
63 Dorian Finney-Smith – Dallas Mavericks
64 Trae Young – Atlanta Hawks
65 Bismack Biyombo – Charlotte Hornets
66 Patty Mills – San Antonio Spurs
67 Donovan Mitchell – Utah Jazz
68 Cody Zeller – Charlotte Hornets
69 Clint Capela – Atlanta Hawks
70 Dillon Brooks – Memphis Grizzlies
71 Eric Paschall – Golden State Warriors
72 Bojan Bogdanovic – Utah Jazz
73 Devonte’ Graham – Charlotte Hornets
74 Aaron Holiday – Indiana Pacers
75 Jrue Holiday – New Orleans Pelicans
76 Thomas Bryant – Washington Wizards
77 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Los Angeles Lakers
78 Malcolm Brogdon – Indiana Pacers
79 Will Barton – Denver Nuggets
80 Danuel House Jr. – Houston Rockets
81 Kevin Durant – Brooklyn Nets
82 T.J. Warren – Indiana Pacers
83 Dwight Powell – Dallas Mavericks
84 J.J. Barea – Dallas Mavericks
85 George Hill – Milwaukee Bucks
86 Michael Porter Jr. – Denver Nuggets
87 Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors
88 Royce O’Neale – Utah Jazz
89 Tristan Thompson – Cleveland Cavaliers
90 Reggie Bullock – New York Knicks
91 Jusuf Nurkic – Portland Trail Blazers
92 Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks
93 Chris Paul – Oklahoma City Thunder
94 Harrison Barnes – Sacramento Kings
95 D’Angelo Russell – Minnesota Timberwolves
96 Jeremy Lamb – Indiana Pacers
97 Marcus Smart – Boston Celtics
98 Davis Bertans – Washington Wizards
99 Montrezl Harrell – Los Angeles Clippers
100 Victor Oladipo – Indiana Pacers
101 Kris Dunn – Chicago Bulls
102 Malik Beasley – Minnesota Timberwolves
103 Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors
104 LaMarcus Aldridge – San Antonio Spurs
105 PJ Washington Jr. – Charlotte Hornets
106 Josh Jackson – Memphis Grizzlies
107 Kevin Huerter – Atlanta Hawks
108 Nerlens Noel – Oklahoma City Thunder
109 Anthony Davis – Los Angeles Lakers
110 Steven Adams – Oklahoma City Thunder
111 Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
112 James Harden – Houston Rockets
113 Frank Ntilikina – New York Knicks
114 Nikola Jokic – Denver Nuggets
115 Ja Morant – Memphis Grizzlies
116 Lauri Markkanen – Chicago Bulls
117 Vince Carter – Toronto Raptors
118 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – Oklahoma City Thunder
119 Jayson Tatum – Boston Celtics
120 Anfernee Hardaway – Orlando Magic
121 Daniel Theis – Boston Celtics
122 Kemba Walker – Boston Celtics
123 Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors
124 Jamal Murray – Denver Nuggets
125 Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers
126 Jaren Jackson Jr. – Memphis Grizzlies
127 Troy Brown Jr. – Washington Wizards
128 Dennis Schroder – Oklahoma City Thunder
129 Tony Snell – Detroit Pistons
130 DeAndre Jordan – Brooklyn Nets
131 Shake Milton – Philadelphia 76ers
132 Andrew Wiggins – Golden State Warriors
133 Derrick Favors – New Orleans Pelicans
134 Pascal Siakam – Toronto Raptors
135 Jordan Clarkson – Utah Jazz
136 Josh Richardson – Philadelphia 76ers
137 Jimmy Butler – Miami Heat
138 Bam Adebayo – Miami Heat
139 Kyrie Irving – Brooklyn Nets
140 Patrick Beverley – Los Angeles Clippers
141 Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers
142 Lonnie Walker IV – San Antonio Spurs
143 Jerami Grant – Denver Nuggets
144 Jarrett Allen – Brooklyn Nets
145 Brandon Ingram – New Orleans Pelicans
146 Jae Crowder – Miami Heat
147 Jordan Poole – Golden State Warriors
148 Aaron Gordon – Orlando Magic
149 Danny Green – Los Angeles Lakers
150 Taurean Prince – Brooklyn Nets
151 Lou Williams – Los Angeles Clippers
152 Al Horford – Philadelphia 76ers
153 Dejounte Murray – San Antonio Spurs
154 Carmelo Anthony – Portland Trail Blazers
155 Josh Okogie – Minnesota Timberwolves
156 Otto Porter Jr. – Chicago Bulls
157 Norman Powell – Toronto Raptors
158 Hassan Whiteside – Portland Trail Blazers
159 Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors
160 Furkan Korkmaz – Philadelphia 76ers
161 D.J. Augustin – Orlando Magic
162 Caris LeVert – Brooklyn Nets
163 Kevin Knox II – New York Knicks
164 Darius Bazley – Oklahoma City Thunder
165 Thaddeus Young – Chicago Bulls
166 Dennis Rodman – Chicago Bulls
167 Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota Timberwolves
168 Wesley Matthews – Milwaukee Bucks
169 Cam Reddish – Atlanta Hawks
170 Mitchell Robinson – New York Knicks
171 Mo Bamba – Orlando Magic
172 Marvin Bagley III – Sacramento Kings
173 Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
174 Derrick White – San Antonio Spurs
175 Dwight Howard – Los Angeles Lakers
176 Emmanuel Mudiay – Utah Jazz
177 Marquese Chriss – Golden State Warriors
178 Miles Bridges – Charlotte Hornets
179 Goran Dragic – Miami Heat
180 Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks
181 Duncan Robinson – Miami Heat
182 Austin Rivers – Houston Rockets
183 Tomas Satoransky – Chicago Bulls
184 JJ Redick – New Orleans Pelicans
185 Zion Williamson – New Orleans Pelicans
186 Maxi Kleber – Dallas Mavericks
187 Kevin Garnett – Minnesota Timberwolves
188 Jonas Valanciunas – Memphis Grizzlies
189 Jaylen Brown – Boston Celtics
190 Nemanja Bjelica – Sacramento Kings
191 Larry Nance Jr. – Cleveland Cavaliers
192 Juancho Hernangomez – Minnesota Timberwolves
193 Shabazz Napier – Washington Wizards
194 Seth Curry – Dallas Mavericks
195 Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat
196 Ivica Zubac – Los Angeles Clippers
197 Terence Davis II – Toronto Raptors
198 Mike Conley – Utah Jazz
199 Marcus Morris Sr. – Los Angeles Clippers
200 Matisse Thybulle – Philadelphia 76ers
201 Luke Kennard – Detroit Pistons
202 Tobias Harris – Philadelphia 76ers
203 Rodney Hood – Portland Trail Blazers
204 Mikal Bridges – Phoenix Suns
205 DeMarre Carroll – Houston Rockets
206 Marc Gasol – Toronto Raptors
207 Shaquille O’Neal – Los Angeles Lakers
208 Kelly Oubre Jr. – Phoenix Suns
209 Kawhi Leonard – Los Angeles Clippers
210 DeMar DeRozan – San Antonio Spurs
211 OG Anunoby – Toronto Raptors
212 Enes Kanter – Boston Celtics
213 Kendrick Nunn – Miami Heat
214 Devin Booker – Phoenix Suns
215 Fred VanVleet – Toronto Raptors
216 Evan Fournier – Orlando Magic
217 Christian Wood – Detroit Pistons
218 Tyler Herro – Miami Heat
219 Magic Johnson – Los Angeles Lakers
220 Jabari Parker – Sacramento Kings
221 Bobby Portis – New York Knicks
222 Andre Drummond – Cleveland Cavaliers
223 Wendell Carter Jr. – Chicago Bulls
224 Lonzo Ball – New Orleans Pelicans
225 Collin Sexton – Cleveland Cavaliers
226 Darius Garland – Cleveland Cavaliers
227 Langston Galloway – Detroit Pistons
228 Brandon Clarke – Memphis Grizzlies
229 Markelle Fultz – Orlando Magic
230 Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards
231 Derrick Rose – Detroit Pistons
232 Bryn Forbes – San Antonio Spurs
233 Harry Giles III – Sacramento Kings
234 Zach LaVine – Chicago Bulls
235 Ricky Rubio – Phoenix Suns
236 CJ McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers
237 Avery Bradley – Los Angeles Lakers
238 Jarrett Culver – Minnesota Timberwolves
239 Bruce Brown – Detroit Pistons
240 Myles Turner – Indiana Pacers
241 RJ Barrett – New York Knicks
242 Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
243 Joe Ingles – Utah Jazz
244 Kyle Kuzma – Los Angeles Lakers
245 Jake Layman – Minnesota Timberwolves
246 Serge Ibaka – Toronto Raptors
247 James Johnson – Minnesota Timberwolves
248 Russell Westbrook – Houston Rockets
249 Rui Hachimura – Washington Wizards
250 Jonathan Isaac – Orlando Magic
Rookies
251 Tyler Bey – Dallas Mavericks
252 Devin Vassell – San Antonio Spurs
253 Nick Richards – Charlotte Hornets
254 Isaiah Stewart – Detroit Pistons
255 Skylar Mays – Atlanta Hawks
256 Tyrese Maxey – Philadelphia 76ers
257 Payton Pritchard – Boston Celtics
258 Anthony Edwards – Minnesota Timberwolves
259 Tyrell Terry – Dallas Mavericks
260 Onyeka Okongwu – Atlanta Hawks
261 Saben Lee – Detroit Pistons
262 Tyrese Haliburton – Sacramento Kings
263 Jahmi’us Ramsey – Sacramento Kings
264 Aleksej Pokusevski – Oklahoma City Thunder
265 Kenyon Martin Jr. – Houston Rockets
266 Zeke Nnaji – Denver Nuggets
267 Udoka Azubuike – Utah Jazz
268 James Wiseman – Golden State Warriors
269 Vernon Carey Jr. – Charlotte Hornets
270 Killian Hayes – Detroit Pistons
271 Elijah Hughes – Utah Jazz
272 Kira Lewis Jr. – New Orleans Pelicans
273 Jordan Nwora – Milwaukee Bucks
274 Josh Green – Dallas Mavericks
275 Cassius Winston – Washington Wizards
276 Caleb Martin – Charlotte Hornets
277 Jaden McDaniels – Minnesota Timberwolves
278 LaMelo Ball – Charlotte Hornets
279 Daniel Oturu – Los Angeles Clippers
280 Obi Toppin – New York Knicks
281 Robert Woodard II – Sacramento Kings
282 Aaron Nesmith – Boston Celtics
283 CJ Elleby – Portland Trail Blazers
284 Saddiq Bey – Detroit Pistons
285 Cassius Stanley – Indiana Pacers
286 RJ Hampton – Denver Nuggets
287 Malachi Flynn – Toronto Raptors
288 Patrick Williams – Chicago Bulls
289 Theo Maledon – Oklahoma City Thunder
290 Deni Avdija – Washington Wizards
291 Tre Jones – San Antonio Spurs
292 Cole Anthony – Orlando Magic
293 Nico Mannion – Golden State Warriors
294 Precious Achiuwa – Miami Heat
295 Grant Riller – Charlotte Hornets
296 Immanuel Quickley – New York Knicks
297 Desmond Bane – Memphis Grizzlies
298 Isaac Okoro – Cleveland Cavaliers
299 Xavier Tillman – Memphis Grizzlies
300 Jalen Smith – Phoenix Suns

2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball: Buyers Guide

We’ve listed a few of the early hot sellers below.

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2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball LaMelo Ball RC #278

LaMelo was always going to be the star of the set, featured in a sick card which shows him dribbling along the court with a ball in one hand.

Ungraded versions of the rarer parallels are already beginning to attract bids at auction, while there’s also an image variation to look out for.

The player is also found in the Rookie Signatures Set, numbered #26.

2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball Anfernee Hardaway #120

Penny Hardaway might not be in the Hall of Fame, but his Prizm card is one of the hottest in terms of bids and overall interest right now.

2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball LeBron James #1

With an image of LeBron James soaring through the air, the first card from the set is valued highly, especially if you manage to get your hands on one of the numbered parallels.

2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball: Investment Outlook

There’s a fair amount of hype surrounding the set, especially as prices have yet to settle for the most coveted cards.

Will they turn out to be bargains in the long run, or will buyers overpay due to fear of missing out?

Either way, the cards themselves are great to look at, even if the majority of the rarest options are out of reach for the average collector.

For now, it seems like grabbing a LaMelo RC or two would be the smart option, but only time will tell.

Last 3 Panini Prizm Basketball Sets

2019-20 Panini Prizm Basketball (buy on eBay)

2018-19 Panini Prizm Basketball (buy on eBay)

2017-18 Panini Prizm Basketball (buy on eBay)

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Are there any places to pre-order this box? The 2020-2021 panini prizm basketball. Thanks so much for responding to my question!

    • Spoke with a Panini customer service rep yesterday and was told 3/31/2021… we’ll see if that happens (crosses fingers)

  2. This years basketball is still no better than when you were not buying this product. Please dont buy into the hype. Most of you will lose money, lots of money on this product . Panini and breakers have ruined the hobby, especially the basketball side and turned it into pointless gambling. Some people have forgot how to collect. Save your money and buy the cards individually or in lots. It will be cheaper to buy the card you want VS buying a box or case of this product. Good Luck

    • I can understand your perspective, but you are getting emotionally charged over something that is inevitable in the game of supply and demand. Look there are new collectors now and so many new comers in the hobby all with subjective interests.

      There is zero chance that all companies involved would not, NOT capitalize on the massive opportunity boom and OVER CHARGE for everything due to VERY high demand.
      SADLY at this point it’s understandable that everything has been inflated and nobody knows when it will deflate or if it will keep growing. Sports cards are now it’s own economy and market uncorrelated with any other market.
      Last year when covid hit and stocks ranked, cards were untouched in fact prices started increases due to demand.
      All in all the hobby isn’t ruined, it’s just evolved, I think it’s really cool that life long collectors are able to cash out on unprecedented card values and live a good life💰💪🏼

      What do you think

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