Category Archives: Basketball

2015-16 Panini Luxe Basketball back for a sophomore effort

Posted on Tuesday January 19th, 2016 – 03:22 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 Tuesday January 19th, 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 Friday January 15th, 2016 – 04:29 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 Thursday January 14th, 2016 – 04:54 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 Monday January 11th, 2016 – 02:13 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 Thursday January 7th, 2016 – 02:01 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 Wednesday January 6th, 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 Monday January 4th, 2016 – 01:25 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 Monday December 28th, 2015 – 05:30 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 Thursday December 24th, 2015 – 02:19 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 Thursday December 24th, 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 Friday December 18th, 2015 – 05:09 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 Thursday December 17th, 2015 – 07:43 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 Wednesday December 16th, 2015 – 02:54 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 Friday December 11th, 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 Tuesday December 8th, 2015 – 04:09 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 Thursday December 3rd, 2015 – 04:44 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 Wednesday December 2nd, 2015 – 01:47 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 Tuesday December 1st, 2015 – 01:58 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 Monday November 30th, 2015 – 09:52 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 Thursday November 26th, 2015 – 01:25 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 Monday November 23rd, 2015 – 04:14 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 Monday November 23rd, 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 Monday November 16th, 2015 – 01:38 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 Wednesday November 11th, 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 Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 – 02:10 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 Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 – 01:14 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 Tuesday November 3rd, 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 Monday November 2nd, 2015 – 02:45 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 Wednesday October 28th, 2015 – 02:55 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.

2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Details

Posted on Thursday October 22nd, 2015 – 12:44 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball arrives as a high-end release with one prime rookie autographed jersey per box.

2015-16 Upper Deck Euroleague Basketball cards take hoops prospecting global

Posted on Thursday October 22nd, 2015 – 11:14 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 Upper Deck Euroleague Basketball takes hoops collecting global and gives it a prospecting twist. Boxes include five autographs.

2015-16 Panini NBA Hoops Rookie Card Gallery

Posted on Monday October 19th, 2015 – 02:29 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 Panini NBA Hoops has a total of 40 rookie cards including Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell. Here’s a gallery of the entire rookie crop.

2015-16 Panini Absolute Basketball marks the return of a hit-centric brand

Posted on Monday October 12th, 2015 – 12:24 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

After taking a couple of years off, 2015-16 Panini Absolute Basketball marks the return of the hit-heavy brand. Boxes have 4 autographs & memorabilia cards.

2015-16 Panini Totally Certified Basketball Card Details

Posted on Wednesday October 7th, 2015 – 04:41 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015-16 Panini Totally Certified Basketball returns as a hit-per-pack product with boxes delivering an autograph and three memorabilia cards. Color and micro-etching highlight the design.