Category Archives: Basketball

Celebrate the classic black & white look with 2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 03:06 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor For the past couple of seasons, Panini America has put together an aesthetically-pleasing summer release which serves as a nod to the film noir genre and it is back again with the impending arrival of 2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball. With a slightly-altered configuration that goes from 12 to […]

Isaiah Thomas Rookie Card Rankings

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 12:46 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Isaiah Thomas Rookie Card rankings and analysis. See which Isaiah Thomas Rookie Cards are worth the most, see images and more.

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Thursday May 18th, 2017 – 04:00 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basketball to debut this summer

Posted on Monday May 15th, 2017 – 07:47 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor An all-new concept to help round out this season, 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basketball is a premium release which could generate some buzz one it hits store shelves this summer. With three packs per box and lots of hard-signed ink, the early details on this product tease the […]

2016-17 Panini Instant Basketball Checklist, Details

Posted on Thursday May 11th, 2017 – 08:22 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Instant Basketball checklist will evolve throughout the season with on-demand cards. Get the checklist, print runs and other details.

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball Checklist and Team Set Lists

Posted on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 – 12:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important info.

2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Monday May 8th, 2017 – 10:51 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Go on a Crusade with 2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball

Posted on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 – 03:02 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The annual quest for NBA cards is a long and memorable one for many collectors, filled with a multitude of treasures and long journeys toward finding the perfect card of a favorite player. With the upcoming 2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball product, the hunt will take a few twists […]

2016-17 Panini National Treasures Basketball Checklist and Team Set Breakdown

Posted on Monday May 1st, 2017 – 07:32 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini National Treasures Basketball checklist, team set breakdowns, release date, hobby box info and more. Get full details on the high-end set.

Damian Lillard signs exclusive autograph and trading card deal with Panini America

Posted on Monday May 1st, 2017 – 01:36 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The wait for regularly finding Damian Lillard‘s signature in NBA trading card releases from Panini America is finally over as the company has just announced an exclusive agreement for autographs and trading cards with the Portland Trail Blazers superstar. Most of Lillard’s certified autograph cards come from the […]

Head to the hoop with 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 08:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Basketball fans are enjoying the excitement of the playoffs at the moment, but Panini America is already looking ahead to next season as early details have surfaced regarding the 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection. With an anticipated release for around the time the next season begins, this is […]

2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball offers plenty of hits – and shine

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 12:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Fans of Panini America‘s Optichrome technology have come to appreciate the dazzling designs that are the hallmark of the company’s Spectra brand and the latest edition, 2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball, will be hitting stores in mid-June during the NBA Finals. With 10 cards per box, breakers will get […]

2016-17 Basketball Card Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

Posted on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 – 10:47 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 basketball card release dates, calendar, checklists, set information and more. Use this as a starting point for all the year’s products and to shop for hobby boxes.

2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 12:01 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Thursday April 13th, 2017 – 10:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Select Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 – 12:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Select Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball marks the brand’s NBA return to after seven years

Posted on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 – 11:45 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor After a seven-year absence, 2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball marks the return of one of the most iconic trading card brands of the 1990s and it hits stores at the end of May. There will one autograph and one memorabilia card per box, but there have been some interesting […]

2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball ready to dazzle and deliver

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017 – 04:55 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball checklist blends chromium and nostalgia. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

10 Most Valuable 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Cards

Posted on Wednesday March 29th, 2017 – 12:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Ranking of the 10 most valuable 1986-87 Fleer Basketball cards. The set includes Rookie Cards of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone and more.

1988 Starting Lineup Basketball Cards Are Worth Another Look (Or a First)

Posted on Monday March 27th, 2017 – 01:21 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Delve past the figures and into the 1988 Starting Lineup Basketball cards. Get a full checklist, details, look at the most valuable cards and more.

Panini America and Cleveland Cavaliers to hold arena promotion

Posted on Friday March 24th, 2017 – 09:58 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor There is a special treat in store for folks attending Saturday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and visiting Washington Wizards as Panini America will be giving away a pack of trading cards to every fan in the house.

2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball to deliver premium buybacks

Posted on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 – 11:03 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor One of the most popular repack products in the hobby is back again for this season and collectors should expect some major hits when breaking open 2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball. Expected to be released later this Spring, each pack will contain one premium buyback card along with […]

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball Checklist Looks to Capitalize on 90s Nostalgia

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 01:14 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Select Basketball Checklist Lets Collectors Chase the Rainbow

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 12:01 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Panini Select Basketball checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball Checklist

Posted on Thursday March 9th, 2017 – 12:05 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. The product returns to hobby shops after a couple years as a retail-exclusive.

Thon Maker helps promote Panini America’s NBA Player of the Day program at Milwaukee card store

Posted on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 – 04:47 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America‘s 2017 NBA Player of the Day program is now in full swing, but it was kicked off in a perfect fashion on March 2 as rookie standout Thon Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks made a special appearance at local card store, Name That Card. Braving the […]

Panini NBA Player of the Day promotion returns for 2017

Posted on Sunday February 26th, 2017 – 11:05 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor After many successful years in other sports, Panini America’s NBA Player of the Day promotion proved to be a big hit with both retailers and basketball card collectors last season and it is back again in 2017. “First of all, the Player of the Day concept, which Panini […]

Panini America announces 2017 NBA All-Star plans

Posted on Friday February 17th, 2017 – 05:19 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor This weekend’s 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans is offering up plenty of fun for fans with a wide variety of events outside of the big game, but basketball collectors also have the chance to pick up some exclusive cards from Panini America as well. The fun […]

Most Valuable Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Cards Ranked

Posted on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 – 02:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Card rankings and detailed analysis. Find out about all of his Rookies including images, specifics and where to find them.

Elusive 1997-98 SP Authentic Sign of the Time Michael Jordan Autograph Being Sold

Posted on Tuesday February 14th, 2017 – 02:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an extremely rare and valuable BGS 9 1997-98 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Michael Jordan autograph being sold on eBay.

2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball Parallels and How to Spot Them

Posted on Tuesday February 7th, 2017 – 06:10 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the specifics on the 2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball parallels including a full gallery and details on how to spot them.

2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Tuesday February 7th, 2017 – 11:21 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Panini Limited Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Friday February 3rd, 2017 – 06:56 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Panini Limited Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Early details surface for 2016-17 Panini Day program

Posted on Tuesday January 31st, 2017 – 05:04 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America appears to be trying something new and collectors are the ones that are going to benefit from the 2016-17 Panini Day program. While complete details are not yet public, the company has dropped some preliminary details regarding what is planned for the two-card promotional packs that […]

Panini and Dallas Mavericks start 2016-17 arena promotion

Posted on Tuesday January 31st, 2017 – 01:58 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With the Dallas Mavericks getting ready to face the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers last night, the crowd was prepared to see their local heroes take on LeBron James and Kyrie Irving – but fans also got a special bonus as they came through the gates. Arena promotions have always […]