2019-2020 Mosaic Basketball: My weekly trip to Wal-Mart was very fruitful yesterday. I've never heard of Mosaic but low and behold there were hanger boxes of these sitting there. And guess who I pulled? Yep. Still doing pretty good percentage wise on pulling him. I might have to sell my Zion stash sometime soon. This card sold on eBay for $25 or more in the first few days this release could be found.
These are green and reactive orange parallels. I'm not sure what the orange is reacting to but maybe it is these two stars. There are a ridiculous number of parallels in this set. Heck I'll just list them out - Base Mosaic, Silver, Camo Pink, Genesis, Green, Reactive Blue, Reactive Orange, Red, Blue #/99, Purple #/49, Orange Fluorescent #/25, White #/25, Blue Fluorescent #/15, Pink Swirl #/11, Gold #/10, Green Swirl #/10, Pink Fluorescent #/10, Black 1/1.
These are shiny cards - think optic, chrome. I'm not a fan of the design and shiny cards as a whole aren't my thing. I actually thought, for no good reason, this would be more along the lines of the Elite basketball cards. Price point was almost $18 for this hanger box and those things are going for crazy prices as well.
Some decent inserts. Retired greats always make me smile. How many championships did DJ when? Yep 3 - but only 2 were with the Celtics. He was still with Phoenix when Boston won their first championship of the Larry Bird era. DJ's other came with the SuperSonics in 78-79. Most folks forget that one. Everyone wants to be excited about 7 foot 5 inch Tacko Fall from Senegal. He's not wowing us yet but when he does Taco Bell endorsements are sure to follow.
Mosaic does let us see players in their new team unis like these two guys. Rose was having a good year with the Pistons and and Anthony was doing OK in Portland. The backs on these are pretty nice as well. Zion makes this a fun pack and would I pick up more? Probably just for the chase and it's all about finding one of the thousand parallels of those Zion cards.
Another nice insert here and my favorite card of the pack.
BREAKDOWN:20 – Total Cards
4 – Reactive Orange
2 – RC
2 – Retired Greats
1 – Team USA
1 – NBA Debut
1 – Old School
1 – Jam Masters
1 – Green Parallel