Tag Archives: basketball

The Warriors are Golden once again

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst | Commentary First off, as a Bay Area native, I want to congratulate the Golden State Warriors players, front office, and especially the fans. What an amazing 2014-15 NBA season that was capped off with “dethroning” the King, LeBron James. With this recent NBA championship, many collectors should start buying into […]

NBA Finals bring out superstar prices

By Derek Ficken | Basketball Market Analyst | Commentary The NBA Finals are quickly approaching, and the basketball market has been ramping up for a classic match-up between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Many story lines are swirling around including this being the first Finals appearance since 1975 for the Warriors, as well as LeBron James coming […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Jordan Clarkson and Isaiah Thomas

    Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Jordan Clarkson – PG, Los […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Marresse Speights

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Kawhi Leonard – SF, San Antonio […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Stephen Curry, Nikola Mirotic, & Blake Griffin

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Stephen Curry – PG, Golden State […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Marcus Smart, Mo Williams, Rudy Gay

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Marcus Smart – PG – Boston […]

Beckett Auctions “All Star” Auction Ends Sunday

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions current auction is in its last few days before it closes for good on one-of-a-kind items like a complete BGS 9.5 set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, a Rawlings/Adirondack bat featuring 41 HOF signatures including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, and many more! The auction ends Sunday, […]

NBA Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: LaVine, Whiteside, Teague

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Zach LaVine – PG – Minnesota […]

First Pricing: 14-15 Panini Gold Standard Basketball

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Market Analyst Beckett first pricing for 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard basketball is now live for all subscribers to the Beckett Online Price Guide. The Online Price Guide allows subscribers to access complete and full pricing for all cards cataloged and priced in our football database. This not only includes […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Harden, Westbrook and Wiggins

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst James Harden – SG – Houston […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Augustin, Irving, and Cousins

  Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst D.J. Augustin – PG – […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Whiteside, Thompson, Noel

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. — By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Hassan Whiteside – C, Miami […]

Building The List: Where do you buy your vintage?

For our upcoming Vintage Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re doing a vintage edition of The List — 50 vintage dealers who you should know. Maybe you buy from a certain dealer on eBay or use a certain dealer on a certain site? Maybe you buy from an established dealer who has a website or a storefront and you think they do a good job and the world should know about them? Tell us.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Prizm basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Prizm in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

BGS 9.5 1984-85 Star Jordan Highlights Next Beckett Auction

With the 2014-15 NBA season in full swing, basketball fans are talking about their favorite stars and rookies and Beckett Auctions is ready to celebrate as well by delivering cards and collectibles featuring some of the best hoops stars from the past and present. In fact, we are offering up one of the most fantastic […]

Beckett Auctions “Find of the Week”

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Market Analyst & Auctions Coordinator Beckett Auction Services (www.auctions.beckett.com) has been able to consign many items of sports hobby history since its inception earlier this year. A common theme for the current September auction is showcasing items from “His Airness”, Michael Jordan. One item in particular that caught my eye […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 SP Authentic basketball cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 SP Authentic basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini adds a twist to Titanium Basketball retail packs

Collectors buying retail packs of 2013-14 Titanium Basketball will notice something different from its hobby counterpart.

First look: 2013-14 Titanium Basketball cards

Panini America is bringing the Titanium name to basketball.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball

Beckett Basketball Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opened a box of 2012-13 Exquisite Collection. Check out her reaction to the big hit.

At the National: 23 memorable Michael Jordan items

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Michael Jordan still stands tall in Chicago. Jordan reigned over basketball and the hobby during the 1980s and 1990s, leading the Bulls to six championships. Jordan’s greatness, charisma and collectibility continue to spark hobby innovation. Air Jordan’s legacy emerges on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention. This […]

At the National: Grey Flannel Auctions shows off its Jerry Lucas collection

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jerry Lucas was one of the greatest players in basketball history. Grey Flannel has the memorabilia to prove it. The auction house is showcasing items from Lucas’s iconic career – from his days at Ohio State and in the Olympics, onto the Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New […]

Preview Gallery: 2011-12 Panini America Gold Standard Basketball

Gold Standard Basketball is coming back for its sophomore campaign.

Box Busters Teaser: 2011-12 NBA Hoops (3 packs)

Join Chris Olds as he rips into three 2011-12 NBA Hoops hobby packs in this Box Busters teaser video.

Will there be a next year for NBA cards?

While the NFL’s lockout robbed us of some meaningless training camp reports while the football card printing presses kept on a rolling with all the veterans and the newest rookies, the NBA is quite a different story.

NSCC gallery: Autographs aplenty

We all know how important the autograph is to the collecting world these days, and it’s more than obvious that’s the case if one strolls the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention.

UD’s All-Time Greats packs plenty of, well, greats

Upper Deck’s latest high-end line of college basketball cards arrives on Friday packing a player-centric configuration and some big names in every box of 2011 All-Time Greats.

First look: 2010-11 Elite Black Box basketball cards

Panini America unveiled its newest high-end product line for NBA cards on Monday with 2010-11 Elite Black Box Basketball, a high-end release that’s fast-tracked for an Aug. 31 release.

COLLECTOR BOX BUSTERS: 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard

Beckett Basketball Editor Chris Olds stopped by Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas (for supplies!) and caught one collector ripping 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Totally Certified basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 Totally Certified boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Panini readies Dallas Mavericks NBA champions set

And now comes the championship boxed set from Panini America, the exclusive licensee of the NBA.

One Shaq fan can own a signed pack of Oreos

The Amusing Retiree, Shaquille O’Neal, has been one to watch on Twitter for some time now, but one of his latest tweets just might be one that has a SuperCollector or two (have you entered your collection?) licking their chops.

Hall-of-Famers get noticed in Panini’s National Treasures Basketball

In its second year as a basketball brand, Panini America’s National Treasures is bringing back plenty of what made the product popular, including some new additions to add to the appeal.

WNBA all-time blocks leader Margo Dydek dies at 37

Former WNBA player Margo Dydek died on Friday after being placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a heart attack last week.