Tag Archives: NBA

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Gala basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Gala in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Ripping Retail: What’s inside a 1986-87 Fleer basketball pack?

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with a collector named Dylan to rip a pack of the iconic 1986-87 Fleer basketball set — home of the Michael Jordan Rookie Card.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Excalibur basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into premium boxes of 2014-15 Panini Excalibur in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Preferred + win our book

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Eric as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Preferred in this latest edition of Box Busters.

The Warriors are Golden once again

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst | Commentary First off, as a Bay Area native, I want to congratulate the Golden State Warriors players, front office, and especially the fans. What an amazing 2014-15 NBA season that was capped off with “dethroning” the King, LeBron James. With this recent NBA championship, many collectors should start buying into […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Spectra basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Spectra in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps adds NBA hopefuls to Allen & Ginter

This year’s Allen & Ginter set from Topps will be the home of legendary fictional fighters named Rocky Balboa and Thunderlips as well as future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki.

NBA Finals bring out superstar prices

By Derek Ficken | Basketball Market Analyst | Commentary The NBA Finals are quickly approaching, and the basketball market has been ramping up for a classic match-up between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Many story lines are swirling around including this being the first Finals appearance since 1975 for the Warriors, as well as LeBron James coming […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Panini America’s Keith Hower as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Draft picks sets helped shape hobby we know today

Back in 1991, this first card from Classic Four Sport was a talking point for an emerging niche of sports card collecting — draft picks sets. Back then, we often had to wait a year — or at least later in the year — to see our newest teams’ newest stars on cards, so a card like this was something dramatically different.

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Jordan Clarkson and Isaiah Thomas

    Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Jordan Clarkson – PG, Los […]

Russell Westbrook scores 54, picks up 16th technical

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points but it wasn’t enough as Indiana rallied late for a 116-104 victory Sunday night in Indianapolis.

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Marresse Speights

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Kawhi Leonard – SF, San Antonio […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Select basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken as he treks to Panini America headquarters for an insider’s look at 2014-15 Panini Select in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Threads basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Threads basketball cards — a retail-only product — in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Stephen Curry, Nikola Mirotic, & Blake Griffin

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Stephen Curry – PG, Golden State […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Marcus Smart, Mo Williams, Rudy Gay

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Marcus Smart – PG – Boston […]

Panini readies Donruss wrapper redemption

If you’ve opened boxes of 2014-15 Donruss basketball cards, save those wrappers.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Donruss basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Donruss in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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, […]

NBA Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: LaVine, Whiteside, Teague

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Zach LaVine – PG – Minnesota […]

First Pricing: 14-15 Panini Gold Standard Basketball

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Market Analyst Beckett first pricing for 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard basketball is now live for all subscribers to the Beckett Online Price Guide. The Online Price Guide allows subscribers to access complete and full pricing for all cards cataloged and priced in our football database. This not only includes […]

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Harden, Westbrook and Wiggins

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst James Harden – SG – Houston […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Whiteside, Thompson, Noel

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. — By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Hassan Whiteside – C, Miami […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into a box of 2014-15 Panini Court Kings in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Paramount basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2014-15 Panini Paramount in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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.

Panini America’s busy year gets a highlight reel

Panini has had a busy year — and here’s its highlight reel to prove it.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Prizm basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Prizm in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Sunday Conversation: Panini’s Jason Howarth

Jason Howarth is the Vice President of Marketing for Panini America. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A about the industry its challenges, his New England Patriots and plenty more.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Prestige

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into a few boxes of 2014-15 Panini Prestige in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Totally Certified basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Totally Certified in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini’s Immaculate racks up big-dollar sales

In recent months on eBay there have been more than 150 cards from the last two years of Immaculate to sell for $1,000 or more — sold, not offered.

Box Busters: 2014-15 NBA Hoops

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Update in this latest edition of Box Busters.