Thursday, May 30, 2019

Random Wax: 2018-2019 Donruss Basketball

The NBA Finals start today so let's look at a pack of 2018-2019 Donruss basketball.  Definitely not the most exciting pack I've ever busted but it did include this great photo of John Collins, great young PF for the Atlanta Hawks.
 Not only is there an outstanding free agent pool this year that includes D'Angelo Russell but where Mike Conley ends up will also be a talking point this offseason.  Memphis could grab their PG of the future with the #2 pick while looking to trade Conley.  I'm hoping Victor Oladipo can come back from his injury and play well again for the Pacers.  He was a nice surprise for Indiana in the Paul George trade.
The Timberwolves weren't any good this year so you didn't hear Karl-Anthony Towns' name much but he was as great as ever.  My 2nd Moritz Wagner card after just pulling my first in last week's Hoops pack.  Jerry West was so good - the dude could score on a level that is just amazing.  I think he'd be on a whole other level in today's NBA.
More solid players in Dennis Smith Jr., now of the Knicks, and Jrue Holiday, soon to be teammate of Zion Williamson.  Zach Collins looking much more comfortable than he did on his Hoops card Saturday.
This is a very solid pack, just didn't have any of the top 10 guys that get ya excited when you open a pack.  Won't deter me though.  The design is solid and I'll probably grab more at sometime.

Tough seeing this all-time great leave the game.  I always liked him and how couldn't you like this guy?  Great player and a good guy.  Always liked what I saw from Dirk Nowitzki.

30 – Total Cards
6 – Rated Rookie
1 – Winner
1 – Retired Great
1 – Court Kings


  1. Never heard of John Collins... but his base card looks fantastic. Normally I'm not into cheap inserts (as much as I used to be), but the Jerry West card is pretty cool. It reminds me of Miami Vice or a Vegas slot machine.

    1. That insert set the Miami Vice thing going for sure. Collins, with Trae Young, is a building block for the Hawks. Hopefully this off-season they can put more young pieces together to make a core group for the future.

  2. I am starting to get into basketball more. Might have to pick up some cards too

    1. If you have a particular team let me know who it is and maybe I can help ya out,

  3. From everything I've read, Victor Oladipo should be back to where he was before the injury by the start of next season, apparently he's healed quite faster than anyone expected, so one would have to think that that's a good sign.

    1. That's great to hear. I see the Pacers on Fox Midwest here and he is fun to watch. Thanks for the update.