Tag Archives: Michael Jordan

Rookie Jordan shoes among SCP auction highlights

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media It is hard to imagine one of basketball’s greatest legends wearing anything on his feet other than his iconic namesake Air Jordan shoes, but early in his rookie season, Michael Jordan wore a different type of sneaker and a game-worn pair is hitting the auction block via SCP Auctions. […]

Gallery: 2014-15 SP Authentic basketball cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The Collegiate Licensing Company era for Upper Deck comes to a close today with the arrival of 2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball, but the manufacturer is ending things in a manner that should please many collectors. Hobbyists and dealers were expecting to see plenty of strong content coming out of […]

Upper Deck Extends Jordan Exclusive

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck has just announced that their exclusive agreement with Michael Jordan has been renewed on a long-term basis. The announcement came earlier today during their address at the 2015 Industry Summit in Las Vegas and maintains the company’s status as the lone producers of trading cards, memorabilia […]

BGS 9.5 Star Jordan Sells For Record Price

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Back in November, Beckett Auction Services put the only 1984-85 Star Company #101 Michael Jordan to ever achieve a 9.5 grade up on the auction block and vintage basketball collectors dreamed about adding it to their collections. While the card itself did not garner any bids, it was […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With the ongoing success of its other repack products issued in recent years, Leaf Trading Cards has added another one to their lineup and 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball will be hitting the shelves next month. Loaded up with some incredible cards in each box, the company went […]

Beckett Auctions “All Star” Auction Ends Sunday

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions current auction is in its last few days before it closes for good on one-of-a-kind items like a complete BGS 9.5 set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, a Rawlings/Adirondack bat featuring 41 HOF signatures including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, and many more! The auction ends Sunday, […]

Upper Deck and Basketball – Where Do They Go From Here?

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The recent announcement that Panini America was taking over as the sole and exclusive trading card licensee for the Collegiate Licensing Company has sent shockwaves throughout the hobby and immediately collectors wondered: How would this announcement impact Upper Deck? Just before press time for the next issue of […]

Beckett Auctions All-Star February Auction Now Open

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions began its All-Star February Auction yesterday and the bids are steadily coming in for some fantastic hobby treasures that can become a part of your collection. As mentioned in a previous article, Beckett Auctions is tremendously pleased to be offering up a jaw-dropping 1986-87 Fleer Basketball set […]

Signing habits said plenty about Dean Smith

When the basketball ranks lost one of its biggest legends on Saturday night, I immediately thought of one card in my collection.

Beckett Auctions To Feature BGS 9.5 1986-87 Fleer Set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Beckett Auction Services is pleased to announce that it has obtained one of the finest known 1986-87 Fleer Basketball sets in existence and it will be put up for bidding during their February event. Each of the 132 cards in the set have been slabbed by Beckett Grading […]

BGS Diary: Bull Durham, Star hoops, “Macho Man” Randy Savage … and Bill Murray’s baseball card?

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too. Here […]

BGS Diary Predictor (Jan.): What will he submit?

We want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary.

BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mantle Variant Highlights December Auction

This year, Beckett Auctions has gone to great lengths to bring collectors some incredible and rare treasures and for their December event, one of the hobby’s most coveted cards is up for bids and the action on the BVG 5.5 1952 Mickey Mantle “B” version is expected to be intense when it starts at 12:00 […]

First Look: 2014-15 SPx

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor SPx is back for basketball collectors and it might be better than ever – especially for those that have been enjoying Upper Deck’s roundball releases as of late. Arriving on store shelves in January, this brand has not been a part of the company’s lineup since 2008-09 and […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 Exquisite Collection

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Exquisite Collection basketball cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Sky’s the limit for BGS 9.5 Jordan Star XRC

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor It has been 30 years since Michael Jordan made his NBA debut and a professionally graded gem mint trading card issued by Star Company during his rookie season is now up for sale courtesy of Beckett Auctions. Opening at $50,000, the bidding war for this piece of cardboard […]

Auction Watch: Auburn gem, Jeter’s glove & BGS

Auction Watch is compiled by Chris Olds every month in Beckett Sports Card Monthly and Beckett Baseball. Want to see even more action from the Auction Block? Pick up an issue.

Signature shoes highlight signature cards

What each of these cards isn’t is game-used. They are “a tribute to classic collectible sneakers” according to Upper Deck.

BGS 9.5 1984-85 Star Jordan Highlights Next Beckett Auction

With the 2014-15 NBA season in full swing, basketball fans are talking about their favorite stars and rookies and Beckett Auctions is ready to celebrate as well by delivering cards and collectibles featuring some of the best hoops stars from the past and present. In fact, we are offering up one of the most fantastic […]

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The passage of time can have an interesting impact on even the most valuable and coveted of trading cards and Upper Deck created something special a little over a decade ago when they released their Exquisite Basketball product for the first time. Today, that issue is regarded with […]

Beckett Auctions “Find of the Week”

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Market Analyst & Auctions Coordinator Beckett Auction Services (www.auctions.beckett.com) has been able to consign many items of sports hobby history since its inception earlier this year. A common theme for the current September auction is showcasing items from “His Airness”, Michael Jordan. One item in particular that caught my eye […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck is ready for another exciting season of collegiate-themed basketball card products and they will kick things off in November with the release of 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen. Boasting an average of two autographs per box, at least one of the signatures pulled will be a highly-coveted […]

Beckett Auctions Puts Pieces of Hobby History Up For Bid in August

Unique memorabilia cards of some of baseball’s greatest names are up for grabs, including a dazzling 2006 Upper Deck Epic Four Barrel featuring Hall of Fame home run hitters Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews.

Beckett Auctions features iconic cards, autographs, memorabilia and more

This month’s collection features hundreds of lots with more than 50 autographed sports jerseys including Robert Griffin III, Barry Sanders and Terry Bradshaw.

Box Busters: 2013-14 SP Authentic basketball cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 SP Authentic basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2014 Leaf Best of Basketball

The card company is coming out with 2014 Leaf Best of Basketball on May 30 with a price around $275 a box.

UD Black back as a standalone product

Upper Deck brought UD Black back as a standalone basketball product this season.

New Upper Deck Master Collection set puts together 30 great athletes

Each box will come with one autograph from all 30 athletes.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite sports card error or variation?

For the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we want to know which mistakes on past sports cards strike you as the most interesting or memorable. Tell us in the comments.

First look: 2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball cards

Upper Deck is putting out 2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball out in May with a new configuration.

First look: 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball

There are three autographs in every box.

South Bay’s high-end basketball buyback product out this week

The Super Break will be available in a limited quantity with just 200 boxes made.

Michael Jordan’s UNC memorabilia sells for nearly $55K

A number of unique college items once belonging to Jordan sold at auction on Sunday for nearly $55,000 at the 2014 Goldin Auctions Winter Auction.

Goldin Auctions says Jordan family won’t dispute UNC items

Both Jordan’s diploma and letter from Dean Smith have surpassed $10,000 in bidding.

Michael Jordan’s UNC diploma and recruiting letters up for auction

A number of unique Michael Jordan items have hit the auction block.