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Posted on October 28, 2013 – 12:02 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor
All on-card, all the time – that’s way 2012-13 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball will be for collectors.
Each box of Exquisite will have one pack of six cards with five on-card autographs with a rookie or base card numbered to 99 or fewer. Upper Deck will feature autographs from Michael Jordan and LeBron James and many of the all-time greats. The release will also be limited.
The rookies will include players from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
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Posted on October 25, 2013 – 10:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball, Panini America | Comments (1)
Panini America debuted its Prizm brand in basketball last year.
The second installment of 2013-14 Panini Prizm will come out Dec. 18 with 20 packs in every box.
Panini is adding more parallels to Prizm. It will feature new Die-Cut Purple Prizm (numbered to 49) and Black Prizm 1-of-1s for the first time in basketball.
Posted on October 23, 2013 – 11:21 am | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Hobby Pulse Poll | 2012-13 Panini Flawless, Flawless, NBA, Panini America, sports card packaging | Comments (15)
We want to know what you think … is Panini America‘s Flawless briefcase the coolest piece of sports card packaging ever? If not, what trumps it? Let us know with your vote and add a comment below.
Is this the coolest sports card packaging ever?
Posted on October 16, 2013 – 3:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Football, Hockey, MMA, Multisport, Non-Sports | baseball cards, basketball cards, Beckett 20 Questions, collecting, football cards, hockey cards, Panini America, press pass, sports cards, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (30)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
With the latest issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re taking you behind the scenes inside some card companies to show you things you may not have seen before and talk shop with some people whose daily routines include helping your cardboard come to life.
As part of that, we’ll have our typical 20 Questions in the issue but, honestly, there may not be 20 questions that fit that concept — so instead we’re asking questions that take us behind the scenes in your minds.
Here are 20 questions asking what you think about collecting today as well as your collecting tastes and habits.
1. Where do you buy most of your wax boxes?
2. What type of collector are you?
See the rest of the questions … after the jump.
Posted on October 11, 2013 – 3:05 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | basketball cards, NBA, Tim Hardaway, Tim Hardaway Jr., Tim Hardaway Sr. | Comments (0)
Tarrytown, N.Y. | Tim Hardaway Jr. is used to cameras and cards. His father was one of the best point guards of the 1990s, starring for the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat.
Hardaway Jr. is happy to finally get his own cards.
“It’s awesome just to be in a situation now that you are in the NBA and have your own trading card … now I could stop looking at my father’s all throughout the house,” Hardaway Jr., told Beckett Media recently. “Now I can have my own collection.”
Posted on October 10, 2013 – 6:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Upper Deck University of Kansas, college basketball, Kansas basketball, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA, University of Kansas, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Basketball‘s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Upper Deck Kansas cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out.
Posted on October 10, 2013 – 5:42 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Non-Sports | 2013 World Stars Toreka Edition, 24K gold cards, autographs, Blowout Cards | Comments (47)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013 World Stars Toreka Edition — a high-end autograph brand from Brothers Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Contest: How you can enter to win the 24K gold card? Comment below — we’ll pick a winner from all entries received (with email included in proper field) on Nov. 1.
Here’s the link for the U.S. Edition’s availability.
Posted on October 3, 2013 – 9:28 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2013 Flawless Basketball, Panini America | Comments (6)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor | Commentary
As we get closer to the release 2013 Flawless Basketball, collectors are eager to learn more.
We have seen a checklist that includes players such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard.
However, we need pictures and Panini gave more of its base cards on Wednesday.
Posted on October 2, 2013 – 6:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Multisport, Pro Wrestling, Tennis | 2013 Leaf Masterworks, George Gervin, Hulk Hogan | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Leaf has added art cards and autographs in several products over the last year.
Now, it has put it all together for one set – 2013 Leaf Masterworks.
Leaf Masterworks contains three art cards with an autograph of the featured athlete. Since these are all custom created, every card is considered 1-of-1.
Posted on October 2, 2013 – 2:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | Basketball Hall of Fame, Gary Payton | Comments (0)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | Gary Payton has spent 13 years amassing a great basketball collection – a collection full of his own stuff that includes jersey, sneakers and awards.
“I saved a lot of everything,” Payton told Beckett Media. “I have every tennis shoe from each year, every jersey I played in every city. I got my championship jersey framed with everything in it.”
Payton was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., in September. He talked about his collection and his life in the basketball world. Payton was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1996. The Glove was one of the best defensive players to hit the NBA court.