Tag Archives: basketball cards

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.

Panini signs Kyrie Irving to exclusive deal

On Thursday night, Kyrie Irving became a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Friday morning he became a member of the Panini America team.

Panini America signs NBA prospect Derrick Williams to exclusive deal

Panini America didn’t wait to see where Derrick Williams would be drafted in Thursday’s 2011 NBA Draft. It feels University of Arizona star will be taken with one of the first two picks.

Hobby Q&A: California collector builds BGS 9.5 1986-87 Fleer set, opts to auction

One of the impressive basketball card collections ever amassed — a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball set all in 9.5 Gem Mint grade by Beckett Grading Services — has hit the auction block.

Panini readies Dallas Mavericks NBA champions set

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

Perfect Michael Jordan Rookie Card sells for $100,000

A Pristine copy of Michael Jordan’s 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card sold for six-figures in a Memory Lane Inc. sale Sunday evening.

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.

Upper Deck combines manufactured letters with plastic autos in upcoming basketball release

Upper Deck is taking one part UD Glass and one part past letterman releases and meshing them together in its next basketball product with one name that’s pretty big in the basketball card world.

Collecting 101: Get your questions about the hobby answered in the next BSCM

Do you have any questions about the hobby — easy or hard — that you’d like answered in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly?

Short Punch Cards pack hits inside greeting cards

But Short Punch Cards just might make pleasing that collector of yours happy — or at least offer a pack-like busting fix as a smaller gift while perhaps offering up a greeting along with some cold, hard cash or a gift card.

Box Busters: 2010-11 SP Authentic basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 SP Authentic basketball boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters preview gallery: 2010-11 SP Authentic

By Chris Olds | Basketball Editor This year’s SP Authentic basketball set from Upper Deck has a slightly different feel than most releases in the past — that makes sense when college logos replace NBA logos as part of its exclusive deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company — but the essence of what is always […]

Box Busters: 2010-11 Classics basketball cards

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

Box Busters preview gallery: 2010-11 Classics basketball

While the Box Busters video for 2010-11 Classics is in the microwave, we figured what better time than now to show off a few cards from just one of our boxes.

Panini returns fire in war of words over video cards

One might think that the cards themselves — and the reaction of the NBA’s hottest rookie, Blake Griffin — would say enough about Panini America’s Highlight Reel Experience, or HRX, NBA video cards. Apparently not.

Clippers star Blake Griffin: Panini’s HRX video cards will be ‘game-changing’

As part of his first day on the job as Panini America’s newest spokesman, Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin signed many an autograph — and then he got treated like a rookie. What was his new role? They made him work the phones.

Panini America signs Blake Griffin to exclusive deal; unveils Panini HRX video cards

Panini America’s roster of exclusive spokesman grew by one Thursday as Los Angeles Clippers rookie phenom Blake Griffin signed a multi-year autograph and memorabilia deal with the company.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball

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

Peja SuperCollector gets our Kobe Bryant autograph

We’ve awarded our specially slabbed Kobe Bryant 2009-10 Court Kings autograph — No. 8/24 — to Michael Larsen.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.