Category Archives: Basketball

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

Posted on June 14, 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 June 11, 2017 – 9:38 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 June 9, 2017 – 7:42 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.

Ultimate LeBron James Rookie Card Rankings

Posted on June 2, 2017 – 4:12 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 June 1, 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 June 1, 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 May 30, 2017 – 8:22 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.

Isaiah Thomas Rookie Card Rankings

Posted on May 19, 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 May 18, 2017 – 4:00 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 May 9, 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 May 8, 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 May 1, 2017 – 7:32 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 May 1, 2017 – 1:36 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 April 24, 2017 – 8:59 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 April 18, 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 April 13, 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.

2016-17 Panini Select Basketball Box Busters

Posted on April 12, 2017 – 12:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball ready to dazzle and deliver

Posted on April 6, 2017 – 4:55 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball checklist blends chromium and nostalgia. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

10 Most Valuable 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Cards

Posted on March 29, 2017 – 12:12 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Ranking of the 10 most valuable 1986-87 Fleer Basketball cards. The set includes Rookie Cards of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone and more.

1988 Starting Lineup Basketball Cards Are Worth Another Look (Or a First)

Posted on March 27, 2017 – 1:21 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Delve past the figures and into the 1988 Starting Lineup Basketball cards. Get a full checklist, details, look at the most valuable cards and more.

Panini America and Cleveland Cavaliers to hold arena promotion

Posted on March 24, 2017 – 9:58 am Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor There is a special treat in store for folks attending Saturday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and visiting Washington Wizards as Panini America will be giving away a pack of trading cards to every fan in the house.

2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball Delivers Premium Buybacks

Posted on March 22, 2017 – 11:03 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball details, release date, Magic Johnson Career Achievements checklist and more on the buyback product.

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball Checklist Looks to Capitalize on 90s Nostalgia

Posted on March 21, 2017 – 1:14 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Select Basketball Checklist Lets Collectors Chase the Rainbow

Posted on March 17, 2017 – 12:01 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Panini Select Basketball checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball Checklist

Posted on March 9, 2017 – 12:05 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. The product returns to hobby shops after a couple years as a retail-exclusive.

Thon Maker helps promote Panini America’s NBA Player of the Day program at Milwaukee card store

Posted on March 8, 2017 – 4:47 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America‘s 2017 NBA Player of the Day program is now in full swing, but it was kicked off in a perfect fashion on March 2 as rookie standout Thon Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks made a special appearance at local card store, Name That Card. Braving […]

Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion returns for 2017

Posted on February 26, 2017 – 11:05 am Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor After many successful years in other sports, Panini America’s NBA Player of the Day promotion proved to be a big hit with both retailers and basketball card collectors last season and it is back again in 2017. “First of all, the Player of the Day concept, which […]

Panini America announces 2017 NBA All-Star plans

Posted on February 17, 2017 – 5:19 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor This weekend’s 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans is offering up plenty of fun for fans with a wide variety of events outside of the big game, but basketball collectors also have the chance to pick up some exclusive cards from Panini America as well. The […]

Most Valuable Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Cards Ranked

Posted on February 15, 2017 – 2:30 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Card rankings and detailed analysis. Find out about all of his Rookies including images, specifics and where to find them.

Elusive 1997-98 SP Authentic Sign of the Time Michael Jordan Autograph Being Sold

Posted on February 14, 2017 – 2:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an extremely rare and valuable BGS 9 1997-98 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Michael Jordan autograph being sold on eBay.

2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball Parallels and How to Spot Them

Posted on February 7, 2017 – 6:10 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the specifics on the 2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball parallels including a full gallery and details on how to spot them.

2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball Box Busters

Posted on February 7, 2017 – 11:21 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016-17 Panini Limited Basketball Box Busters

Posted on February 3, 2017 – 6:56 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

Early details surface for 2016-17 Panini Day program

Posted on January 31, 2017 – 5:04 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America appears to be trying something new and collectors are the ones that are going to benefit from the 2016-17 Panini Day program. While complete details are not yet public, the company has dropped some preliminary details regarding what is planned for the two-card promotional packs […]

Panini and Dallas Mavericks start 2016-17 arena promotion

Posted on January 31, 2017 – 1:58 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With the Dallas Mavericks getting ready to face the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers last night, the crowd was prepared to see their local heroes take on LeBron James and Kyrie Irving – but fans also got a special bonus as they came through the gates. Arena promotions have […]