If you are like me, the term “Rated Rookie” conjures up the images of all things 80’s; Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses, Risky Business, the Mustang GT 5.0, the mullet, Member’s Only jackets, girls with “big hair”, Dire Straits, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Breakfast Club, Ferris Buehler, Ronald Reagan, punk rock, Prince, Flash Dance, etc . . . you get the picture. More importantly, to a collector from the 80’s, the term ‘Rated Rookie” means one thing; wax packs, and lots of them. Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, and Roberto Alomar are just a few of the names that immediately come to mind as players who have worn the title in generations past. Panini seeks to reconnect with this feel good brand name in the all-new 2010-11 Donruss Basketball.
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