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Tag Archives: Los Angeles Lakers

Beckett 20 Questions … on the NBA (and cards) today

Tell us what you think about the state of cards today, its stars and more with your votes and the comments below.

Kobe Bryant takes mom to court over auction

Kobe Bryant filed a cease-and-desist order, blocking the sale of his early memorabilia.

Guest commentary: The NBA’s greatest win streak eludes cardboard

I was surprised at how little memorabilia there is on the historic run.

Jerry Buss’ legacy not seen on many NBA cards — but he’s got plenty elsewhere

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss appears on just one licensed NBA card.

Your Turn (Beckett Basketball 245): What do you think is the key to a good NBA product?

What makes a good NBA product these days? Tell us what you think …

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.”

RareInk signs art licensing deal with NBA

RareInk.com and the NBA announced a partnership on Tuesday to bring fully licensed pieces to collectors featuring the work of several acclaimed artists.

Auction Watch: An Exquisite auction

A 2009-10 Exquisite Collection All-NBA Access Dual Logos Autographs card of Kobe Bryant and Larry Bird is on eBay and getting plenty of attention.

Preview Gallery: Panini Threads Century Greats

The greats of the game are coming.

Grey Flannel auctions big-money hoops relics

September may mark the start of the football season, but for Grey Flannel Auctions it means some legendary sales when it comes to basketball memorabilia.

Panini unveils plans for Kobe Bryant set

If you wanted to see more of Kobe Bryant on basketball cards next season, Panini America is the place to look.

Veteran dealer finds misprinted surprise

Quality control ain’t what it used to be, and for one long-time dealer a surprise in that area in a recent retro purchase might pay off well.

Panini bringing rarely done relics to NBA cards

When it comes to game-used memorabilia, not much is more iconic for a basketball player than his shoes.

Collector says meeting Kobe was ‘time of our lives’

When Nick Gauder opened a pack of Panini America’s 2010-11 Gold Standard basketball cards, he found something that could have made him very rich from a cash perspective.

Rare Kobe commands crazy cash on eBay – but will it be paid for?

A Kobe Bryant 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Emerald card up for auction on eBay ended at more than $37,600 on Wednesday night.

Ohio collector readies for his chance to meet Kobe

For Nick Gauder, sitting down with his two daughters to open a box of Panini America’s Gold Standard basketball cards was a chance to share in a moment if there was perhaps a special autograph inside.

First look: 2011-12 Panini Past & Present

If you’re fan of the old — but also a fan of the new — then the new Panini America basketball set might be for you.

Lin’s game-used jersey to benefit charity

Interest in Jeremy Lin’s meteoric rise to the biggest name in The Big Apple might be waning just a bit, but a key piece of his memorabilia is on the auction block and could change some people’s minds once again.

Chris Paul’s trade escapade and new star teammates just might help card values

With Clippers’ Blake Griffin essentially on the highlight reel every night last season, fans had something to cheer about, but the addition of Chris Paul has elevated excitement to another level. Clippers now have two stars on a team that has only had six winnings seasons since the franchise began as the Buffalo Braves back in 1970.

Shaquille O’Neal retires: What’s your favorite Shaq basketball card & moment?

Sure, Air Jordans took some time to inflate — and Brand LeBron has come since — but there’s only one Shaq.