Category Archives: Basketball

Art and sport converge with 2016-17 Panini Court Kings Basketball

Posted on Friday September 23rd, 2016 – 01:28 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The intersection of art and sports can be a great thing and when it comes together on trading cards, you end up with 2016-17 Panini Court Kings Basketball. Each box is jam-packed with hits and cuts right to the chase with an autograph and a memorabilia card to […]

2016 Upper Deck Employee Exclusive Cards Include Ben Simmons, Michael Jordan

Posted on Tuesday September 20th, 2016 – 02:03 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Upper Deck Employee Exclusive cards feature three of the company’s spokesmen: Ben Simmons, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Get details on the cards.

2016-17 Panini Totally Certified Basketball preview

Posted on Monday September 19th, 2016 – 04:02 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Back for another season, 2016-17 Panini Totally Certified Basketball is ready to offer collectors a strong mix of hits with solid designs on metallic stock. Each eight-pack box is loaded up with an average of one autograph and two memorabilia cards plus four parallels and nine inserts.

2016-17 Donruss Basketball Basks in a Retro Glow

Posted on Thursday September 15th, 2016 – 06:42 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016-17 Donruss Basketball checklist brings a retro vibe. Get details on what to expect, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Basketball takes NCAA hoops high-end

Posted on Wednesday September 14th, 2016 – 03:14 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The relationship between Panini America and the best college teams continues to produce some interesting high-end releases as 2016-17 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Basketball has just been announced and should deliver a strong mix of this season’s hottest prospects and the best alumni that have had success at the […]

2015-16 Panini Immaculate Basketball Checklist

Posted on Tuesday September 13th, 2016 – 07:52 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2015-16 Panini Immaculate Basketball checklist as well as a hobby box breakdown, other details and release date. Autographs and memorabilia cards dominate the high-end checklist.

2016-17 Panini Instant NBA Basketball Checklist, Details

Posted on Tuesday September 13th, 2016 – 09:07 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

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

Upper Deck Authenticated signs Allen Iverson

Posted on Monday September 12th, 2016 – 08:40 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Some of the NBA’s biggest names from the past and present have signed deals with Upper Deck Authenticated and the company’s roster has grown by one more as it has announced a deal with one of the newest Hall of Fame members, Allen Iverson. Offering up a strong […]

Allen Iverson Rookie Cards Ranked

Posted on Friday September 9th, 2016 – 03:04 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Most valuable Allen Iverson rookies cards ranked according to the Beckett price guide. Get a detailed look and analysis for all of Iverson’s rookie cards.

2016-17 Panini Prizm Basketball celebrates the brand’s fifth anniversary in style

Posted on Tuesday September 6th, 2016 – 03:31 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Back in the 2012-13 season, a revolution of sorts took place in the basketball card universe as Panini America unveiled a new brand that became an instant sensation thanks to limited and eye-catching parallels. Since that time, it has evolved and maintained its status as a collector favorite […]

2015-16 Panini Preferred Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Monday August 29th, 2016 – 03:20 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2015-16 Panini Preferred Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

New rookie autographs shine in 2016-17 Panini Black Gold Collegiate Basketball

Posted on Thursday August 25th, 2016 – 12:27 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Following a strong debut for the brand in the NBA market, Panini America is bringing its premium Black Gold product to fans of NCAA basketball this fall and the timing could not be more perfect as many of the players found inside will be making a strong impression […]

2016-17 Panini NBA Hoops gives a first look at rookies in their new uniforms and more

Posted on Thursday August 11th, 2016 – 02:39 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor For many basketball card collectors, they were likely first introduced to the pleasure this hobby has to offer through the long-standing Hoops brand. Since the 1989-90 season, it has been a great place to find affordable rookie cards and a base set that digs deep into team rosters. […]

Relive the early days of the stars with 2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball

Posted on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 – 12:08 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The new class of NBA freshmen is close to making its arrival and Panini America is bringing them to collectors mere weeks before they officially debut with the release of 2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball. Loaded up with five autographs per box and tons of inserts, this […]

2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Basketball Cards Come with Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck Autographs

Posted on Tuesday August 9th, 2016 – 08:46 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Rittenhouse WNBA Basketball is a small, limited edition factory set. Every team in the league has at least 7 cards on the checklist. Each set has 2 autographs.

2015-16 Panini Black Gold Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Wednesday July 27th, 2016 – 11:20 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2015-16 Panini Black Gold Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2015-16 Panini Flawless Basketball closes another NBA collecting season

Posted on Monday July 25th, 2016 – 08:36 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America is closing out its current NBA season in fine fashion once again as one of the hobby’s most extravagant and over-the-top releases in 2015-16 Panini Flawless Basketball is coming to card stores this September. Presented inside of a briefcase and giving the collector lucky enough to […]

2015-16 Panini Noir Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Thursday July 21st, 2016 – 03:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2015-16 Panini Noir Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

16 Times Shaquille O’Neal Cards Got Weird

Posted on Friday July 8th, 2016 – 06:21 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Not all Shaquille O’Neal cards are created equally. Here are some examples of times when they got seriously strange.

Goldin Auctions puts basketball treasures up for bids at the National

Posted on Tuesday July 5th, 2016 – 12:41 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Basketball collectors attending the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City next month will be able to see some incredible pieces of memorabilia up close and have a chance to bid on them in person during the 2016 Premium Live Auction from Goldin Auctions on August 4. Among […]

2016-17 Panini NBA Sticker Collection preview

Posted on Tuesday July 5th, 2016 – 11:31 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Among basketball fans and collectors, the excitement is already building for next season and while Panini America has yet to give a preview of its trading card releases that begin to hit stores this fall, there is something to look forward to with the 2016-17 Panini NBA Sticker […]

Upper Deck signs top NBA pick Ben Simmons to exclusive deal

Posted on Friday June 24th, 2016 – 06:55 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Ben Simmons, the first overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, has signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Upper Deck which covers both trading cards and autographed memorabilia. “We are pleased to welcome Ben Simmons to Upper Deck’s world-renowned roster of NBA greats and look forward to providing […]

Panini inks exclusives with prominent 2016 NBA Draft prospects

Posted on Thursday June 23rd, 2016 – 12:24 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America has announced exclusive autograph and memorabilia deals with a pair of prospects that are set to make a big splash at the 2016 NBA Draft. Both Marquese Chriss and Buddy Hield are expected to be among the top 10 selections and could become hobby sensations in […]

2016 Panini Instant NBA Finals Basketball makes a timely debut

Posted on Monday June 20th, 2016 – 12:48 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The shocking and dramatic NBA championship victory by the Cleveland Cavaliers is making its way to collectors right away thanks to the debut of 2016 Panini Instant NBA Finals Basketball cards from Panini America. Available for purchase via the company’s online store for just a 48-hour period, each […]

Want to Own a Game-Used Stephen Curry Mouth Guard?

Posted on Thursday June 16th, 2016 – 12:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 2015-16 game-used Stephen Curry mouth guard to be sold by SCP Auctions in August, 2016.

Why a PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer Johnny Moore Is Worth More Than $10,000

Posted on Wednesday June 15th, 2016 – 06:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

How does a card go from being a $2 common to one that consistently tops $10,000. Here’s the story of the PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer Johnny Moore.

2016 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball preview

Posted on Wednesday June 8th, 2016 – 09:34 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The opportunity to pick up some of the most memorable and revered cards in the hobby is back once again and 2016 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball aims to deliver four strong rookie, autograph, or memorabilia cards in each box once it releases late this summer. If the chance […]

2015-16 Panini Excalibur Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Friday June 3rd, 2016 – 12:31 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2015-16 Panini Excalibur Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Panini brings back NBA Finals Promo Packs for 2016

Posted on Thursday June 2nd, 2016 – 11:20 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor One of the hobby’s hottest promotions is back again and Panini America has unleashed some seriously scarce cards in its 2016 NBA Finals Promo Packs. Depending on the size of order that a collector makes through iCollectPanini.com, they will receive between one and eight 2016 NBA Finals Promo […]

Michael Jordan 1992 USA Dream Team Jersey Sells for $60K

Posted on Thursday May 26th, 2016 – 09:37 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a Michael Jordan 1992 USA Dream Team jersey worn at the Barcelona Olympics selling for over $60,000 via Grey Flannel Auctions.

2015-16 Panini Clear Vision Basketball Variations Gallery

Posted on Tuesday May 24th, 2016 – 02:12 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get an in-depth look at all of the 2015-16 Panini Clear Vision Basketball variations with a full checklist and visual guide. Rookies and throwbacks are featured.

2016-17 McFarlane NBA 29 Features Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis Debuts

Posted on Wednesday May 18th, 2016 – 11:48 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 McFarlane NBA 29 has a trio of debuts including Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis. See the full lineup with a gallery, checklist and variant info.

2015-16 National Treasures Rookie Patch Autographs Gallery

Posted on Thursday May 12th, 2016 – 03:05 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 National Treasures Rookie Patch Autographs gallery, checklist and redemption details. Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Prozingis are among the cards in the high-profile set.

2015-16 Panini Preferred Basketball Details

Posted on Thursday May 5th, 2016 – 06:48 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With an all-new configuration, 2015-16 Panini Preferred Basketball is on a mission to satisfy collectors that love to pull both limited hard-signed autograph cards and booklets loaded up with premium memorabilia pieces. Now featuring a pair of two-card packs per box, the ratio between signatures and booklets is […]

2015-16 Panini Gala Basketball Card Details

Posted on Friday April 22nd, 2016 – 07:28 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 Panini Gala Basketball is a high-end release that carries a Hollywood theme. Get a full hobby box breakdown, details on the set, release date and other info.