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Tag Archives: basketball cards

Panini America goes back to the Studio for 2013 Father’s Day promotion

One of the most-memorable debut baseball card releases of the 1990s, 1991 Studio, is making a comeback and it’s coming soon.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Timeless Treasures

Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini’s continued deal with NBA excites Kobe Bryant … and his kids love seeing his old Afro on cards

“For the NBA, it’s just great for the globalization of the game. Panini is obviously a global brand. … I doubt we’ll ever catch soccer, but we’ll make it a formidable challenge.”

Where’s the love for vintage basketball?

There are far fewer cards available and yet vintage basketball is easily among the least-expensive niches in the hobby.

Beckett 20 Questions: Rookies, RCs & collecting

Here, we present 20 rookie-focused questions — some serious, some fun — that we want to know how you would answer.

Ripping Retail: 2012-13 NBA Hoops

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2012-13 NBA Hoops blaster box in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Your Take: Derrick Rose’s cardboard future (w/POLL)

Derrick Rose is done for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, prematurely ending the reigning NBA MVP’s chances of being Like Mike anytime soon. What might it mean for his cards?

First look: 2011-12 Limited basketball (updated)

When Panini America’s 2011-12 Limited arrives in late May it won’t just be packing the latest and greatest in autographs and memorabilia.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Panini Preferred

Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 Panini Preferred basketball boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Online giant Blowout Cards opens a shop

While countless hobby shops have closed their doors in recent years to focus on selling inventory online, one of the industry’s leading online sellers is doing the exact opposite. Blowout Cards is opening a card shop.

Hobby Q&A: Showcasing A Masterful NBA stash

Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds caught up with a heavy collector of Flair Showcase Legacy cards (and more), Ted Yates, after he came to Dallas to get a massive haul of the cards authenticated and slabbed by Beckett Grading Services — a stash that includes two Michael Jordan Masterpiece 1/1 cards and 11 other rarities similar to it.

First look: 2011 Preferred basketball

Panini America’s offered the first looks and basic product information for its first NBA product of the 2011-12 card season Friday, and it’s a high-end return to the court made up of three past favorites.

Ripping Retail Retro: A 1990s basketball break

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he rips into six packs of a favorite brand of many NBA collectors back in 1992-93 in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

This Roy Rodgers card remains my favorite mystery

A year or so before I attended the University of Alabama, there was one Crimson Tide card in my collection that stood out from the others because it was, well, a little bit different.

What appears on a Panini video card, anyway? (w/poll)

Not long ago, the idea of a video trading card arrived with a lot of noise.

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.

Ripping Retail Retro: Some 1970s Topps basketball

Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds ripped a pack of 1970s Topps basketball cards on the floor at the National Sports Collectors Convention just so you could find out what was inside.

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 Season Update basketball

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

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.

COMMENTARY: Panini HRX video card redemptions command cash

And now, with the arrival of Panini HRX video cards, there’s no disputing which one has won thus far in the eyes of collectors — at least with those who have paid attention with their pocketbooks. And the irony? Panini’s cards have still yet to physically arrive out of packs of 2010-11 Totally Certified. All of the sales have been for redemption cards.

Preview Gallery: 2010-11 Panini National Treasures basketball

The high-end NBA release that is Panini’s National Treasures arrives on Aug. 3 with plenty inside its famed wooden boxes, but that nearly month-long wait was satiated somewhat on Friday afternoon as Panini unleashed a new wave of card images for collectors to examine.

Are YOU a Supercollector? We want YOU in Beckett Sports Card Monthly …

We’re going to dedicate an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to showcasing SuperCollectors — and we want to see your collections.