Category Archives: Basketball

Panini announces NBA Centre Court plans

Posted on February 10, 2016 – 2:12 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Thousands of basketball fans will be heading to the NBA Centre Court interactive fan event this weekend at the Enercare Centre in Toronto and Panini America promises to be in the thick of the action with what it has called an “interactive basketball station” featuring both player signings […]

Panini Dunk releases new 2016 NBA All-Star Game packs

Posted on February 10, 2016 – 1:31 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With the 2016 NBA All-Star Game coming up this weekend in Toronto, Panini America is expected to have a presence north of the border and collectors that use their Panini Dunk app now have an opportunity to collect digital cards of several players that are participating in the […]

Panini creates Cleveland Cavaliers trading card set for arena promotion

Posted on January 26, 2016 – 7:55 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor If you were one of the 20,562 fans in attendance at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland last Thursday as the hometown Cavaliers faced the Los Angeles Clipper, you may have been the lucky recipient of a seven-card pack containing a 2015-16 Panini Cleveland Cavaliers set. Since Panini […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Panini Court Kings Basketball

Posted on January 25, 2016 – 12:57 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Justin Grunert as they rip into a box of 2015-16 Panini Court Kings Basketball in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015-16 Totally Certified Basketball

Posted on January 25, 2016 – 12:26 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Justin Grunert as they rip into a box of 2015-16 Totally Certified Basketball in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

2015-16 Panini Luxe Basketball back for a sophomore effort

Posted on January 19, 2016 – 3:22 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America had some favorable reaction to a new brand last season and 2015-16 Panini Luxe Basketball looks to build on what made it a hit with some collectors. With an average of four premium cards per box, the hits will be either hard-signed autographs or memorabilia cards. […]

1996-97 SkyBox Autographics Basketball, near 1998-99 set up for bid

Posted on January 19, 2016 – 11:39 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

A complete set of 1996-97 SkyBox Autographics and a near 1998-99 set are up for bid in Goldin Auctions’ 2016 Winter Auction. Get details on the sale and the sets.

2015-16 Panini Prizm Basketball White Sparkle Prizms exclusive to Rewards program

Posted on January 15, 2016 – 4:29 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the Rewards-exclusive 2015-16 Panini Prizm Basketball White Sparkle Prizms and how to get them. All 300 cards in the set have the limited edition parallels.

2015-16 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball autograph short prints

Posted on January 14, 2016 – 4:54 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Full checklist of all the 2015-16 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball autograph short prints.

Kevin Durant signs new long-term exclusive with Panini

Posted on January 11, 2016 – 2:13 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Kevin Durant signing a new long-term deal with Panini that makes him a global spokesman for the company. It also means Panini products are the only cards with Durant autographs and memorabilia.

Kristaps Porzingis, Steiner Sports sign exclusive autograph deal

Posted on January 7, 2016 – 2:01 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Kristaps Porzingis signing an exclusive autograph deal with Steiner Sports.

GTS lands exclusive McFarlane NBA 28 Stephen Curry variant figure

Posted on January 6, 2016 – 12:33 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the GTS-exclusive McFarlane NBA 28 Stephen Curry variant figure with images and details on how it will be made available.

Sorting out the 2015-16 Panini Court Kings Basketball rookie levels

Posted on January 4, 2016 – 1:25 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 Panini Court Kings Basketball Rookies come in six different levels, each with their own design and rarity. Get a full look at all of them and a full list of featured players.

Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Cards Through the Years

Posted on December 28, 2015 – 5:30 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed overview of Harlem Globetrotters basketball cards produced over the years. Includes sets, checklist and price guide access, images and more.

1992 Upper Deck Jerry West Christmas card is a holiday rarity wrapped in mystery

Posted on December 24, 2015 – 2:19 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the Jerry West and his family appeared on a personal Upper Deck card for Christmas.

2016 Leaf Best of Basketball details

Posted on December 24, 2015 – 12:30 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Leaf Best of Basketball highlights cards from the past. Each box has a high-end repurchased card and either a cut signature card or special Dennis Rodman autograph.

2015-16 Panini Select Basketball set to shine once again

Posted on December 18, 2015 – 5:09 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America‘s Optichrome technology comes to the forefront once again with the release of 2015-16 Panini Select Basketball and collectors may be impressed with the shining cards coming out of packs. With three autograph or memorabilia hits per box, each pack also should contain one limited Prizm parallel […]

2015-16 Donruss Basketball offers old-school fun and more

Posted on December 17, 2015 – 7:43 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Donruss Basketball is a throwback to old-school basketball card collecting with collectors on the hunt for rookies, autographs, and more.

What’s in a $6,000 box of cards? 2014-15 Panini Eminence Basketball is here

Posted on December 16, 2015 – 2:54 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious what the cards look like from a $6,000 box? Here’s a gallery filled with a sampling of 2014-15 Panini Eminence Basketball including autographs, memorabilia and cards with real silver and gold.

Kevin Love signs exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Upper Deck

Posted on December 11, 2015 – 12:55 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck has announced an exclusive multi-year deal with Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love. The agreement allows the company to produce a new line of signed memorabilia items which will include unique limited edition pieces in addition to jerseys, basketballs, and photos. “Kevin Love is a great addition […]

2014-15 Panini Eminence Basketball Cut Signatures reach beyond hoops

Posted on December 8, 2015 – 4:09 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2014-15 Panini Eminence Basketball Cut Signatures checklist goes well beyond the hard court. Autographs come from several realms including politics, entertainment and other sports.

McFarlane NBA 28 figures highlighted by Stephen Curry, Jahlil Okafor

Posted on December 3, 2015 – 4:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The McFarlane NBA 28 Sports Picks lineup is highlighted by a new Stephen Curry figure and the debut of Jahlil Okafor. Find out who else is in, variant info and more.

PSA 10 1948 Bowman George Mikan rookie card heads into uncharted territory

Posted on December 2, 2015 – 1:47 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

After selling for $225,000 in 2009, the only PSA 10 1948 Bowman George Mikan rookie card is expected to sell for double that at the SCP 2015 Fall Premier Auction.

Most valuable Paul George rookie cards, ranked

Posted on December 1, 2015 – 1:58 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

From Donruss to National Treasures, find out which of the Paul George rookie cards are the most valuable and why. Get a full list of rookies and more.

Kobe Bryant announces retirement – but will it impact his cards?

Posted on November 30, 2015 – 9:52 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor | Commentary At the end of the 2015-16 NBA schedule, an era will come to a close as the legendary Kobe Bryant will step away from the game after nearly 20 successful years with the Los Angeles Lakers. The announcement, which came in the form of a memorable […]

1968-69 Topps Test Basketball, one of the rarest sets in hoops history

Posted on November 26, 2015 – 1:25 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

1968-69 Topps Test Basketball is an extremely rare test issue featuring the first pro cards of several Hall of Famers. Get a full checklist, pics, price guide access and everything else you need to learn about the set.

2015-16 Panini Uncle Drew basketball cards given away at Cavaliers game

Posted on November 23, 2015 – 4:14 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Looking for Uncle Drew basketball cards? Panini and Pepsi gave away a set of five promo cards at the November 21, 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers game.

2014-15 Panini Eminence Basketball to push high-end to a new level

Posted on November 23, 2015 – 12:48 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

With 2014-15 Panini Eminence Basketball, the way many collectors see high-end trading cards may change with limited cuts, precious metals and more.

Michael Jordan’s final regular season Chicago Bulls jersey sells for over $173,000

Posted on November 16, 2015 – 1:38 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The jersey Michael Jordan wore in his final Chicago Bull regular season game sold for more than $173,000 by Goldin Auctions.

Foil and old school fun is the focus of 2015-16 Panini Revolution Basketball

Posted on November 11, 2015 – 12:52 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor An old hobby favorite is returning with 2015-16 Panini Revolution Basketball. With a focus on foil and somewhat of an old-school approach, it may appeal to a new generation of collectors. Nearly 20 years ago, Pacific Trading Cards attempted to push the limits of flashy foil technology with […]

2015-16 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball Variations Gallery

Posted on November 3, 2015 – 2:10 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball variations are easy to spot, but figuring out which is which can be tough, especially with short prints.

Panini America brings David Robinson to San Antonio card store

Posted on November 3, 2015 – 1:14 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Last season, Panini America held a contest where the trading card shop who accumulated the most wrappers from its NBA trading card products would win a makeover for their store and be able to host a party featuring a basketball legend. Sports Cards Plus in San Antonio, Texas, […]

2015-16 Panini Prestige Basketball lands as a Target exclusive

Posted on November 3, 2015 – 10:59 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Like last year, 2015-16 Panini Prestige Basketball is a Target-exclusive. Packs come in several configurations, each with their own exclusive cards.

Most valuable Stephen Curry rookie cards, ranked

Posted on November 2, 2015 – 2:45 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed look at all of the Stephen Curry rookie cards as well as a ranking of which are the most valuable. Includes a full gallery and card details.

The Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Championship rings bring some serious bling

Posted on October 28, 2015 – 2:55 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Championship rings have some serious bling. They also use lots of symbols and design elements to tell the team’s story.