Category Archives: Basketball

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.

2015-16 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Details

Posted on October 22, 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 October 22, 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 October 19, 2015 – 2:29 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 October 12, 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 October 7, 2015 – 4:41 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.

2015-16 Panini Prizm Basketball is ready to shine

Posted on October 5, 2015 – 11:21 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Panini Prizm Basketball marks the return of an annual favorite and for the first time, it features on-card autographs from the hottest rookies.

Box Busters 2014-15 Panini Noir Basketball

Posted on October 2, 2015 – 3:21 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Basketball‘s Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of 2014-15 Panini Noir in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

2015-16 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball First Look

Posted on October 1, 2015 – 3:19 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The long-awaited arrival of a basketball card set from Panini America featuring today’s hottest rookies in their collegiate uniforms is just around the corner with the announcement of 2015-16 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball. With each hobby box containing five autographs along with 59 insert cards drawing from […]

2015-16 Panini Complete Basketball Details

Posted on October 1, 2015 – 9:51 am Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Panini Complete Basketball offers one of the most comprehensive look at the NBA with 330 cards in its base set along with inserts and autographs.

Stephen Curry signs exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Fanatics

Posted on September 25, 2015 – 1:50 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor If you’re looking for Stephen Curry autographed memorabilia, Fanatics Inc. is the place to look. The reigning NBA MVP has signed a deal with the company that gives Fanatics exclusive rights to autographed memorabilia. Items will be sold through the Fanatics Authentics arm of the company.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Luxe Basketball

Posted on September 25, 2015 – 11:48 am Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Basketball‘s Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of 2014-15 Panini Luxe in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

2015-16 Panini Court Kings Basketball brings the art — and the rookies

Posted on September 21, 2015 – 4:48 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Panini Court Kings Basketball has the brand return for a third season of art-inspired designs. Look for rookie cards of Towns, Okafor, and more.

2014-15 Panini Noir Basketball Rookie Patch Autographs Gallery

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

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Panini has released several high-end rookie cards in 2014-15 with the trifecta of autographs, patch swatches and low serial numbers. So how do you take that theme and make it distinct? That’s the challenge that 2014-15 Panini Noir Basketball faced in it’s debut release. Rather than doing just one, […]

Panini America’s Scott Prusha talks Basketball Hall of Fame Weekend

Posted on September 16, 2015 – 9:08 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America‘s Scott Prusha was proud to represent his company at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame‘s 2015 Induction Weekend and had the privilege of spending time with its newest members as they signed for fans. He spoke with Beckett Basketball upon his return to the office […]

Panini to release exclusive Basketball Hall of Fame set

Posted on September 10, 2015 – 3:43 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The basketball community will celebrate some of its greatest members this weekend as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame adds several new members and Panini America will once again be on hand to help celebrate their achievements. In fact, those attending Friday night’s enshrinement ceremony will receive […]

Box Busters: Slipknot’s No. 3 Chris Fehn shreds some Panini America baseball and basketball wax

Posted on September 5, 2015 – 5:25 pm Author: chrisolds

Slipknot’s No. 3, Chris Fehn is a big sports card collector and stopped by Beckett Media’s offices in Dallas on Saturday to shred some Panini America was with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds in this episode of Box Busters.

Screen-worn Michael Jordan Space Jam jersey up for bid

Posted on August 29, 2015 – 11:28 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor For most of us, a Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls game-used jersey is out of reach. Even most jersey cards are expensive. But how about a screen-worn Michael Jordan Space Jam jersey? One has hit the auction block through Profiles in History. The jersey and shorts pair has a starting […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Gala basketball cards

Posted on August 28, 2015 – 4:58 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Gala in this latest edition of Box Busters.