Using 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball designs, the new range of NBA Funko Pops feature oversized cards, the best talent in the sport, and a familiar 4.5 inch model of the player. Here’s what we think of the collection.
I’m not the biggest fan of Funko Pops, but the new Panini Prizm NBA trading card set was enough to grab my attention.
Using 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball designs as the backdrop, the statues come with an online-exclusive Gold chase version, and they look to be fairly valuable.
We grabbed a statue to get a look and feel for the collection. Here’s a rundown with key stats and info about the new collection of Funko Pop NBA trading cards.
Panini Prizm NBA Funko Pops: What to expect
Interested in picking up a Panini Prizm NBA Funko Pop or two? Here’s the most important info:
- $19.99 for commons
- Six NBA Prizm Pops to choose from
- Gold Panini exclusive versions available via Dutch auction
- LeBron Funko uses 2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball designs
- Oversized Prizm card background
- Comes in a display case when removed from the outer packaging
- Dimensions: (7.5″ W x 10.5″ H x 3.25″ D)
- Steph Curry is a Walmart exclusive
Funko Pop! Prizm GOLD Trading Cards were released on the following dates in 2022:
- Lebron James: 9/27 2PM-4PM (via Dutch Auction)
- LaMelo Ball: 9/29 2PM-4PM (via Dutch Auction)
- Luka Doncic: 10/4 2PM-4PM (via Dutch Auction)
- Zion Williamson: 10/6 2PM-4PM (via Dutch Auction)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo: 10/11 2PM-4PM (via Dutch Auction)
- Stephen Curry: 10/13 PM-4PM (via Dutch Auction)
Panini Prizm Basketball Funko Pops: Checklist
Panini Prizm Basketball
As well as the base model, the first six players come with a Gold Prizm version which is a Panini exclusive:
01 LaMelo Ball – Charlotte Hornets
01 LaMelo Ball Gold – Panini Exclusive
02 LeBron James – Los Angeles Lakers
02 LeBron James Gold – Panini
03 Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks
03 Luka Doncic Gold – Panini
04 Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors
04 Stephen Curry Gold – Panini
05 Zion Willamson – New Orleans Pelicans
05 Zion Willamson Gold – Panini
06 Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
06 Giannis Antetokounmpo Gold – Panini
19 Stephen Curry – Walmart
There’s a decent overlap between card collectors and Funko fans, proven by the price seen for the rarer Gold versions on sites like eBay. I’ve started to see copies selling for roughly $100 each.
They’re easy to spot as it’s the color of the Prizm card that changes, rather than the outer box. They also have a ‘Panini Exclusive’ sticker found on the front.
Personally, I wasn’t expecting the stand to be so big, which isn’t a bad thing. It’s more of a protective case, which can be hung on a wall. However, be aware that it does take up a fair bit of space compared to a normal Funko Pop.