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Tag Archives: basketball cards

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 [...]