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Tag Archives: basketball cards

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.

Panini America teases return of iconic NBA Hoops line

The late 1980s and 1990s staple — NBA Hoops — will be returning next season, news noted by four 2011-12 promo cards available at the Panini booth.

Panini America signs Kevin Durant as spokesman

Panini America took a third step toward building a strong starting five of spokesmen on Thursday, adding Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to its roster.

Boston’s Ray Allen breaks 3-point record

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Ray Allen is the new 3-point king in the NBA. The Boston Celtics guard hit his record-breaking 3-pointer with 1 minute, 48 seconds left in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Allen broke Reggie Miller’s record of 2,560 made treys. Allen’s first 3-pointer came […]

NBA cards need to give collectors more kicks

And while I’ll be the first to say that I don’t collect much basketball these days, there seems to be one signature piece of memorabilia that’s seriously under-appreciated when it comes to basketball cards.