Category Archives: Basketball

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.

2015-16 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball First Look

Posted on August 24, 2015 – 2:11 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor A hobby favorite is back again as Panini America has dropped details about 2015-16 NBA Hoops and collectors can get an early look at next season’s hottest rookie talents once it is released to the public on October 14. With each hobby box loaded up with two autograph […]

2014-15 Panini National Treasures Basketball Rookie Patch Autographs Gallery

Posted on August 20, 2015 – 2:50 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor The high-end basketball market often results in some of the hobby’s most expensive cards. Michael Jordan, LeBron James and older inserts are big parts of that, but not all. For several years, National Treasures has brought some of the most coveted rookie cards of the season. The 2014-15 Panini […]

Autograph Hound Seeking Stephen Curry Signature Crossed the Line

Posted on August 19, 2015 – 10:19 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor | Commentary There is no doubt that Stephen Curry is a player who experiences a higher-than-normal demand for his time and autograph. Last night, the star talent for the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors took to Twitter to offer up some advice to aggressive autograph seekers after […]

2014-15 Panini Flawless Basketball First Look

Posted on August 14, 2015 – 8:03 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America revolutionized the game when it comes to high-end trading cards with its first Flawless release back in 2012-13 and it is back once again this season with even more jaw-dropping cards and some new concepts that are bound to get some attention from collectors once it […]

Michael Jordan was paid how much by Upper Deck?

Posted on August 13, 2015 – 11:24 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor $14 million — that’s what Upper Deck gave Michael Jordan to be a company spokesman between 2000 and 2012. Normally these aren’t the kinds of numbers that athletes and companies like being made public. But Jordan and his attorneys released the information as part of a lawsuit brought against […]

2015 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot Recap: Panini’s Tracy Hackler

Posted on August 11, 2015 – 1:08 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Panini America was quite busy over the weekend with both the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and the 2015 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, but it still managed to deliver plenty of excitement to dedicated collectors through its social media feeds. At the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, nearly […]

First Look: 2014-15 Panini Noir

Posted on August 7, 2015 – 5:55 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor As the parade of high-end basketball releases makes its way to store shelves before the 2015-16 NBA campaign begins, Panini America had just officially announced a late addition to its roster in the form of 2014-15 Panini Noir. With seven autograph or memorabilia cards in each 12-card box, […]