Category Archives: Basketball

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.

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.

2015-16 Panini Black Gold Basketball details

Posted on Thursday April 21st, 2016 – 05:58 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 Thursday April 21st, 2016 – 09:58 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 Wednesday April 20th, 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 Wednesday April 13th, 2016 – 07:16 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 Wednesday April 13th, 2016 – 05:35 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 Wednesday April 13th, 2016 – 09:25 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 Monday April 11th, 2016 – 07:12 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 Friday April 8th, 2016 – 03:33 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 Tuesday April 5th, 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 Thursday March 31st, 2016 – 04:18 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 Thursday March 31st, 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 Thursday March 24th, 2016 – 08:31 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 […]

2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day Promotion Details and Checklist

Posted on Thursday March 17th, 2016 – 01:37 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The NBA playoffs just got a bit more interesting for basketball card collectors with the 2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion, which has proven to be very popular in other sports. Each store that participates in the 2016 Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion will […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Select Basketball

Posted on Wednesday March 16th, 2016 – 11:47 AM Author: Justin Grunert

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

Stephen Curry Rookie Card Prices Are How High?

Posted on Monday March 14th, 2016 – 02:09 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

See some of the high prices Stephen Curry rookie cards have fetched early in 2016.

2015-16 Panini Threads Basketball returns again as Target exclusive

Posted on Friday March 11th, 2016 – 11:12 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America‘s relationship with Target continues to grow as the company will have another exclusive product coming soon in the form of 2015-16 Panini Threads Basketball. With several different formats expected to be available for collectors to open, 2015-16 Panini Threads Basketball should have something for every budget […]

BGS 10 Black Label 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant tops $40K with days to go

Posted on Thursday March 10th, 2016 – 12:18 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Bidding on a BGS 10 Black Label 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant topped $40,000 in its opening hours on eBay. The auction is set to end March 16, 2016.

2015-16 Panini Select Basketball Prizm Parallel Breakdown

Posted on Wednesday March 9th, 2016 – 07:46 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a full gallery and breakdown of all the 2015-16 Panini Select Basketball Prizm parallels. The base set is broken down into three sections, each with their own rainbow.

2015-16 Panini Noir Basketball aims to be a successful sequel

Posted on Friday March 4th, 2016 – 06:56 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Last season, Panini America added a new product to its NBA lineup which was a bit out of the ordinary and it proved to be strong enough to demand a sequel – 2015-16 Panini Noir Basketball. Noir once again sees plenty of strong rookie content along with seven […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to auction his memorabilia for charity

Posted on Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 – 10:58 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is auctioning off his vast collection of personal memorabilia to benefit his charity, the Skyhook Foundation. Starting soon, the first group of items will be on the block for fans and collectors to bid on. Slated to be sold off in groups, the first […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Donruss Basketball

Posted on Wednesday February 24th, 2016 – 10:16 AM Author: Justin Grunert

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

Box Busters: 2015-16 Panini Gold Standard

Posted on Wednesday February 24th, 2016 – 09:51 AM Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Paul Wirth as they rip into a box of 2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out … *Note: There is about ten seconds in the middle of the video that is out of focus. The […]

2015-16 Panini Clear Vision Basketball offers up acetate and autographs

Posted on Sunday February 21st, 2016 – 03:37 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Panini Clear Vision Basketball brings an acetate focus to hoops. Get full details on the set, inserts, hobby box info and its release date.

2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Variations Details

Posted on Friday February 19th, 2016 – 06:44 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get details, images and checklists for the 2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball variations. Covers both the Team and Photo Variations.