Category Archives: Basketball

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.

Panini brings basketball’s young stars to the fans at NBA Centre Court

Posted on Tuesday February 16th, 2016 – 09:08 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Thousands of basketball fans braved the extreme cold in Toronto over the weekend to take part in 2016 NBA All-Star Game festivities and there were none that brought them closer to the players themselves than NBA Centre Court. Panini America was in the thick of all the action […]

These Michael Jordan valentines are awkward and awesome

Posted on Friday February 12th, 2016 – 05:40 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Take a trip back to when Michael Jordan’s on-court play was at its peak and the Valentine’s Day wordplay was a little bit awkward.

2015-16 Panini National Treasures Basketball ready to bring the rookies, patches, and ink

Posted on Friday February 12th, 2016 – 02:14 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2015-16 Panini National Treasures Basketball is, once again, one of the highest of the sport’s high-end brands. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Box Busters: 2015-16 Absolute Basketball

Posted on Friday February 12th, 2016 – 11:41 AM Author: Justin Grunert

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

2015-16 Panini Limited Basketball returns after a three-year absence

Posted on Thursday February 11th, 2016 – 12:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor It has been three years since Panini America has unleashed one its most enduring brands on NBA collectors and 2015-16 Panini Limited Basketball could prove to be a fantastic comeback release due to what can be found in packs. While its release date is not expected until mid-April, […]

Panini announces NBA Centre Court plans

Posted on Wednesday February 10th, 2016 – 02:12 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 Wednesday February 10th, 2016 – 01:31 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 Tuesday January 26th, 2016 – 07:55 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 Monday January 25th, 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 Monday January 25th, 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 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.