I picked up a couple of packs of Prizm basketball and…well…I don’t have much to say. As has been made clear I’m not a fan of chrome cards and this doesn’t change when you call them Prizm. I find the design to be boring at best and kind of ugly at worst. I believe it was Mojo Beardy who mentioned that they have a Topps Finest vibe, and I would agree. However, my nostalgia for Finest, which I loved as a 9 year old precisely because it was shiny and new, is lost here. Making a card shiny shouldn’t obviate the need for good design, but in most instances I think that card manufacturers thinks it does.
I do appreciate Panini limiting the number of inserts in the set and providing a solid checklist of on-card autographs which have a good mix of rookies, legends, and current stars. However, the design is so boring and lazy that I can’t see picking this over Panini Threads.
As for my packs themselves I pulled a Kyrie Irving rookie and legends cards of Isaiah Thomas and Wilt Chamberlain. I didn’t pull any inserts or autos and the rest of my cards were commons.
Recommended for chromies and auto chasers but no one else. 1.5/5 (almost completely because of a solid autograph checklist).