Category Archives: Basketball

2015-16 Panini Black Gold Basketball Box Busters

Posted on July 27, 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 July 25, 2016 – 8:36 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 July 21, 2016 – 3:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016-17 Panini Instant NBA Basketball starts with Kevin Durant’s first Warriors card

Posted on July 19, 2016 – 9:07 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.

16 Times Shaquille O’Neal Cards Got Weird

Posted on July 8, 2016 – 6:21 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 July 5, 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 July 5, 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 June 24, 2016 – 6:55 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 June 23, 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 June 20, 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 […]

2015-16 Panini Immaculate Basketball preview

Posted on June 17, 2016 – 1:17 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor One of the best places to find large and unique pieces of memorabilia from the NBA’s biggest stars, legends, and rookies, 2015-16 Panini Immaculate Basketball is heading to card stores this summer. In addition to all of those big swatches, this year’s edition marks the return of multi-player […]

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

Posted on June 16, 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 June 15, 2016 – 6:12 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 June 8, 2016 – 9:34 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 June 3, 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 June 2, 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 […]

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

Posted on May 31, 2016 – 10:46 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.

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

Posted on May 26, 2016 – 9:37 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 May 24, 2016 – 2:12 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 May 18, 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 May 12, 2016 – 3:05 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 May 5, 2016 – 6:48 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 April 22, 2016 – 7:28 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.

2015-16 Panini Black Gold Basketball details

Posted on April 21, 2016 – 5:58 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Two successful seasons in the football market have led to the creation of 2015-16 Panini Black Gold Basketball and high-end hoops enthusiasts are certain to appreciate this premium product upon its release. With each pack of 2015-16 Panini Black Gold Basketball, collectors can expect half of the cards […]

2015-16 Panini Limited Basketball Box Busters

Posted on April 21, 2016 – 9:58 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2015-16 Panini Spectra Basketball details

Posted on April 20, 2016 – 12:38 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Optichrome technology is back once again and collectors breaking boxes of 2015-16 Panini Spectra Basketball are going to need to shield their eyes from the brilliant flash and array of colors each card has. Now in its third season, every autograph will be accompanied by a piece of […]

The Short History of Kobe Bryant Charlotte Hornets Cards

Posted on April 13, 2016 – 7:16 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

While most of Kobe Bryant’s more than 10,000 different basketball cards have him as a member of the Lakers, a handful capture him on the Charlotte Hornets.

Kobe Bryant Rookie Card Power Rankings

Posted on April 13, 2016 – 5:35 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Comprehensive guide to Kobe Bryant rookie cards ranked by value. Get details on the cards, images, parallel info and analysis on what makes each significant.

NBA 2K17 Legend Edition Includes Pair of Exclusive Kobe Bryant Cards

Posted on April 13, 2016 – 9:25 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition, which includes a pair of exclusive Kobe Bryant basketball cards produced by Panini.

Panini offers tribute to Kobe Bryant with HeroVillain boxed set

Posted on April 11, 2016 – 7:12 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With just two games left in his storied NBA career, Kobe Bryant is certainly on the minds of millions of basketball fans throughout the world and Panini America is paying tribute to his long list of accomplishments with the 2015-16 Panini HeroVillain boxed set. Available now via the […]

2015-16 Panini Excalibur Basketball Goes on a New Crusade

Posted on April 8, 2016 – 3:33 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 Panini Excalibur Basketball hobby boxes come with three autographs or memorabilia cards, three Crusades cards and six additional inserts.

How to Spot 2015-16 Panini Revolution Basketball Parallels

Posted on April 5, 2016 – 12:23 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out how to spot all the 2015-16 Panini Revolution Basketball parallels with confidence and ease. Includes a detailed gallery, parallel details and everything you need.

Panini reveals NBA Player of the Day autographs

Posted on March 31, 2016 – 4:18 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America‘s NBA Player of the Day promotion starts when the playoffs begin, but the excitement is already in the air among basketball collectors as the autograph card prizes for each participating shop have been revealed. Used as a grand prize drawn at the end of the 30-day […]

Box Busters: 2015 16 Panini Revolution Basketball

Posted on March 31, 2016 – 12:33 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Eric Norton and Paul Wirth as they rip into a box of 2015-16 Panini Revolution Basketball in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Panini holds arena giveaways for Mavericks and Wizards

Posted on March 24, 2016 – 8:31 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America has been busy with a pair of promotions held at NBA arenas in March and fans of the Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards were able to get some complimentary cards while attending home games. In the case of the Wizards, Panini held a single-night giveaway on […]