Tuesday, August 21, 2018
2009-10 Donruss Elite
In 2009, Panini had just been granted an NBA license and took over some brands from Donruss/Leaf/Playoff/whatever. This is one of their earlier efforts. I believe I found this pack on a Bi-Mart shelf just this year, which is interesting.
34 - Corey Maggette - The Warriors uniform here really dates this set. Also, Corey Maggette! He was one of the original one-and-done players at Duke.
91 - Thaddeus Young - Young is still a rotation player in the league and played 81 games last season for the Pacers.
18 - LaMarcus Aldridge Prime Targets - At some point, I would have been pretty excited to pull this card. That was before Aldridge spurned the Blazers and went to San Antonio. I miss those red uniforms.
59 - Daequan Cook - Perhaps it's from their decades of making album stickers, but Panini cannot design a decent card back to save their life.
17 - Shaquille O'Neal - Hey, it's Shaq! Shaq was on his late career tour of random teams at this point. Next stop, Boston?! Did that really happen?
Labels: 2009-10 Donruss Elite