Category Archives: Basketball

2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball Box Busters

Posted on September 22, 2017 – 10:19 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Impeccable Basketball Checklist, Team Set Lists and Plenty More

Posted on September 20, 2017 – 11:12 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Impeccable Basketball checklist, team set lists, release date, hobby box breakdown and plenty more for the ultra high-end release.

Stephen Curry Signs Exclusive Autograph Deal with Steiner Sports

Posted on September 20, 2017 – 10:31 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Stephen Curry signing an exclusive deal with Steiner Sports for autographed memorabilia.

2016-17 Panini Preferred Basketball Box Busters

Posted on September 19, 2017 – 1:53 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

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

Posted on September 19, 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.

2017-18 Donruss Basketball offers up modern cards with a distinctly retro feel

Posted on September 19, 2017 – 10:19 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2017-18 Donruss Basketball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and plenty more on the retro-minded release.

2017-18 NBA Hoops Basketball Gives Hot Rookie Class Early Cards in New Uniforms

Posted on September 18, 2017 – 7:41 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

2017-18 NBA Hoops Basketball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and more info on the first mainstream NBA release from Panini this season.

2016-17 Panini Flawless Basketball Gets Ready to Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Posted on September 14, 2017 – 2:31 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Flawless Basketball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and lots more about the ultra-pricey product.

2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball Has Beautiful Swatches and Bold Ink

Posted on September 8, 2017 – 3:45 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and lots more for the high-end release.

Here’s What a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Box Break Looks Like

Posted on September 7, 2017 – 10:09 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Check out a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball box break done by Vintage Breaks. Collectors bought into the break for $2,000 per pack.

2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball Checklist Gives an Early Look at Latest Rookies

Posted on September 7, 2017 – 8:18 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball checklist, release date, hobby box breakdown, variations list and lots more for the early-season release.

2016-17 Panini Preferred Basketball Checklist Driven by On-Card Autographs and Booklets

Posted on September 7, 2017 – 7:29 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Preferred Basketball checklist, team set lists, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the info you need to know.

Panini creates special set for 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

Posted on September 6, 2017 – 11:09 am Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor In what has become an annual tradition, Panini America will be giving out a special set of cards this weekend featuring members of the 2017 class of inductees for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Available only at the Hall of Fame Reunion & Awards Dinner […]

2017-18 Funko POP NBA Figures Arrive on the Court with Distinct Look, Nice Hair

Posted on August 28, 2017 – 2:11 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 Funko POP NBA vinyl figures list, gallery, details, info on exclusives and all you need to know. The lineup includes more than a dozen players.

2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball Box Busters

Posted on August 24, 2017 – 11:58 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

Lonzo Ball Rookie Cards: Are You Ready to Be a Big Baller?

Posted on August 21, 2017 – 2:56 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Lonzo Ball Rookie Card details, analysis and more. Get all you need to know about Lonzo Ball Rookie Cards and other early releases.

2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball Checklist, Team Set Lists and All You Need to Know

Posted on August 16, 2017 – 11:06 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and all the key information on the high-end release.

Awesome Inserts: 1992-93 SkyBox Olympic Team

Posted on August 10, 2017 – 4:31 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

1992-93 SkyBox Olympic Team inserts highlight the Dream Team roster as well as their path to a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Check out the entire set with a gallery, checklist, set details and more.

Check out the NBA’s new freshman class with 2017-18 Panini Instant RPS First Look

Posted on August 10, 2017 – 3:31 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00010 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With the 2017 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in full swing, employees from Panini America are working hard to get what they need from the new crop of prospects for the company’s upcoming basketball card releases. Part of this process is getting photography of the young stars and […]

1980-81 Topps Larry Bird, Magic Johnson Rookie Card Sells for Over $74,000

Posted on August 7, 2017 – 10:21 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1980-81 Topps Larry Bird, Magic Johnson Rookie Card selling for almost $75,000 through Goldin Auctions in August, 2017.

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

Posted on July 18, 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 July 10, 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 July 10, 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 July 5, 2017 – 5:22 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 July 3, 2017 – 3:30 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 June 30, 2017 – 3:50 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 June 30, 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 June 28, 2017 – 4:43 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┬áin Oklahoma City before joining the […]

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

Posted on June 27, 2017 – 2:40 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 June 26, 2017 – 8:44 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 […]

Crack some wax with 2017 Leaf Best of Basketball Unopened Edition

Posted on June 24, 2017 – 3:55 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 June 23, 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 June 20, 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 June 16, 2017 – 4:05 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2017 Rittenhouse WNBA Checklist Includes Kelsey Plum Autographs, Rookie Card

Posted on June 16, 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 […]