Category Archives: Basketball

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 Panini Instant Basketball Checklist, Details

Posted on Friday April 7th, 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 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 Threads Basketball returns to hobby shops

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 11:40 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Fans of one of Panini America’s long-running brands are about to find it at their hobby shop once again with the upcoming release of 2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball. Last year, Threads was exclusive to Target stores and its return to traditional card stores will include one autograph and […]

Big hits are on the way with 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Basketball

Posted on Friday March 10th, 2017 – 03:42 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor When a trading card manufacturer develops a premium or high-end brand, it does require a bit of regular innovation and change to remain fresh with collectors as time goes on. In the case of Panini America‘s National Treasures, the 2016-17 edition has a few new ideas in store […]

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 […]

2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball Checklist Offers Both Flash and Sizzle

Posted on Tuesday January 24th, 2017 – 04:57 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Revolution Basketball checklist features a lot of shiny, bold designs. Get details, full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Friday January 13th, 2017 – 01:51 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016-17 Panini Limited Basketball Checklist

Posted on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 – 10:55 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Limited Basketball checklist is loaded up with plenty of hits. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Checklist

Posted on Wednesday December 28th, 2016 – 03:25 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Gold Standard Basketball checklist runs with the theme and has plenty of autographs. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Absolute Basketball Checklist

Posted on Wednesday December 21st, 2016 – 12:25 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Absolute Basketball checklist focuses on hits with four per box. Get full details, checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Court Kings Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Tuesday December 20th, 2016 – 10:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016-17 Donruss Basketball Box Busters

Posted on Friday December 16th, 2016 – 06:33 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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