Category Archives: Basketball

Reconfigured 2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball gives an early look at incoming rookies

Posted on Friday July 21st, 2017 – 01:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With a new configuration that boasts an autograph in every pack on average, 2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball is going to burst on the scene just before the new NBA season begins. Collectors can once again expect some early cardboard from the latest draft picks and […]

2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basketball Checklist, Team Set Lists

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 10:25 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basektball checklist is a mix of autographs, memorabilia and technology. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball Checklist Sees New Crusades, Kaboom! Inserts

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 12:17 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball checklist, team sets, release date, hobby box breakdown and more. The set includes the return of Kaboom and Crusade inserts.

2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 10:33 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Library Find of The Day: Gordon Hayward Sure Has Grown Up

Posted on Wednesday July 5th, 2017 – 05:22 PM Author: Scott Bedgood

00000 Beckett’s library is a pretty extensive collection of cards, collectibles, and Beckett magazines, so it’s pretty easy to waste a few hours back there. But today, with Gordon Hayward dominating the sports news (Dak Prescott notwithstanding), I decided to go see what we had back there related to Hayward. Then Though he’s become an […]

2016-17 Studio From Downtown Goes Uptown

Posted on Monday July 3rd, 2017 – 03:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Check out the entire set of 2016-17 Studio From Downtown inserts and see what makes the basketball cards so distinct.

Awesome Inserts: 1992-93 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team

Posted on Friday June 30th, 2017 – 03:50 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Check out the entire set of 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team basketball cards. Includes a full gallery, checklist and background on the popular inserts.

1986-87 Fleer Basketball Box Fetches $66,000

Posted on Friday June 30th, 2017 – 12:59 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball box selling for $66,000 through Heritage Auctions in June, 2017. The Michael Jordan Rookie Card tops the set.

The Rockets Traded For Chris Paul, You Should Trade For This Paul RC

Posted on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 – 04:43 PM Author: Scott Bedgood

00000   Chris Paul appears to be headed to the Houston Rockets to team up with James Harden (and maybe some other superstars). Paul’s most valuable Rookie Card is the 2005-06 Exquisite Collection #46 Chris Paul JSY AU/99 RC. Though Harden and Paul haven’t played together, they did both play in Oklahoma City before joining the […]

2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball Checklist Offers Plenty of Hits — and Shine

Posted on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 – 02:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and more — in a nutshell, everything you need to know.

2016-17 Upper Deck EuroLeague Basketball is an e-Pack exclusive

Posted on Monday June 26th, 2017 – 08:44 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Basketball is truly a global game and while the biggest talent always seems to end up in the NBA, there are still hundreds of pro players around the world who play hard and have yet to give up on their hoop dreams. Upper Deck has yet to […]

On-card autos and booklets drive 2016-17 Panini Preferred Basketball to the hoop

Posted on Sunday June 25th, 2017 – 08:29 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Collectors have come to love the booklet card in recent years and hoops enthusiasts will soon discover that there is no better place to find them than the upcoming release of 2016-17 Panini Preferred Basketball. Scheduled to be a late-August release, each box of Preferred will be […]

Crack some wax with 2017 Leaf Best of Basketball Unopened Edition

Posted on Saturday June 24th, 2017 – 03:55 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Many collectors dream of breaking open a classic or rare box of basketball cards with the hope of pulling an iconic Rookie Card or rare autograph. Leaf Trading Cards is helping make this dream a reality by bringing a repackaged product concept to hoops hobbyists for the […]

2017-18 Panini Instant Basketball Kicks Off at the NBA Draft

Posted on Friday June 23rd, 2017 – 12:11 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get full details on the 2017-18 Panini Instant Basketball checklist including gallery, how to buy and more for the print-on-demand line.

McFarlane Kobe Bryant Limited Edition Championship Series Figures Showcase the Evolution of Mamba

Posted on Tuesday June 20th, 2017 – 12:05 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The McFarlane Kobe Bryant Limited Edition Championship Series figures feature 5 different pieces. Find out what to expect, get a gallery and more.

2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Friday June 16th, 2017 – 04:05 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Signed Kelsey Plum cards lead the way for 2017 Rittenhouse WNBA

Posted on Friday June 16th, 2017 – 12:34 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor One of the best-kept secrets in the hobby, the 2017 Rittenhouse WNBA factory set features the league’s top stars and rookies – including the cardboard debut of first overall pick Kelsey Plum of the San Antonio Stars. Each 2017 Rittenhouse WNBA factory set contains 110 cards, with […]

“I am better than Jordan!” and 24 Other Leaf LaVar Ball Autograph Inscriptions

Posted on Wednesday June 14th, 2017 – 11:33 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on LaVar Ball autograph cards released by Leaf. Each card, sold directly by the company, comes inscribed. Find out about the cards and the available inscriptions.

Michael Jordan’s Converse Sneakers from 1984 Olympics Gold Medal Game Top $190,000

Posted on Sunday June 11th, 2017 – 09:38 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the game-used Converse sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during the 1984 Olympics gold medal game selling for more than $190,000 in June, 2017.

Kevin Durant Rookie Card Countdown

Posted on Friday June 9th, 2017 – 07:42 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get an in-depth look at every Kevin Durant Rookie Card with a countdown of what’s the most valuable. Also includes detailed analysis of every card, an image gallery and more.

2016-17 Basketball Card Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

Posted on Tuesday June 6th, 2017 – 10:47 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 basketball card release dates, calendar, checklists, set information and more. Use this as a starting point for all the year’s products and to shop for hobby boxes.

Ultimate LeBron James Rookie Card Rankings

Posted on Friday June 2nd, 2017 – 04:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Countdown of the most valuable LeBron James Rookie Cards. Get details and analysis on every LeBron James Rookie Card including autographs.

Panini, NBA Extend Exclusive Basketball Card and Sticker License

Posted on Thursday June 1st, 2017 – 12:09 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Panini and the NBA have once again extended their exclusive basketball card and sticker license.

2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball marks the brand’s NBA return to after seven years

Posted on Thursday June 1st, 2017 – 12:45 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball checklist features lots of bold and wild designs. Get the full checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Instant Basketball Checklist, Details

Posted on Tuesday May 30th, 2017 – 08:22 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Instant Basketball checklist will evolve throughout the season with on-demand cards. Get the checklist, print runs and other details.

Celebrate the classic black & white look with 2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 03:06 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor For the past couple of seasons, Panini America has put together an aesthetically-pleasing summer release which serves as a nod to the film noir genre and it is back again with the impending arrival of 2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball. With a slightly-altered configuration that goes from 12 […]

Isaiah Thomas Rookie Card Rankings

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 12:46 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Isaiah Thomas Rookie Card rankings and analysis. See which Isaiah Thomas Rookie Cards are worth the most, see images and more.

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Thursday May 18th, 2017 – 04:00 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball Checklist and Team Set Lists

Posted on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 – 12:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important info.

2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Monday May 8th, 2017 – 10:51 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini National Treasures Basketball Checklist and Team Set Breakdown

Posted on Monday May 1st, 2017 – 07:32 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini National Treasures Basketball checklist, team set breakdowns, release date, hobby box info and more. Get full details on the high-end set.

Damian Lillard signs exclusive autograph and trading card deal with Panini America

Posted on Monday May 1st, 2017 – 01:36 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The wait for regularly finding Damian Lillard‘s signature in NBA trading card releases from Panini America is finally over as the company has just announced an exclusive agreement for autographs and trading cards with the Portland Trail Blazers superstar. Most of Lillard’s certified autograph cards come from […]

Head to the hoop with 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 08:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Basketball fans are enjoying the excitement of the playoffs at the moment, but Panini America is already looking ahead to next season as early details have surfaced regarding the 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection. With an anticipated release for around the time the next season begins, this […]

2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 12:01 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Thursday April 13th, 2017 – 10:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.