Tag Archives: NBA

Ripping on the Street: NBA fans rip some basketball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Derek Ficken as he gives a few basketball fans a chance to rip into Panini Prizm and Fleer Retro basketball cards in this Ripping on the Street video.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Fleer Retro basketball

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Fleer Retro basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

New Orleans’ Anthony Davis becoming one of the hobby’s top stars

By Dan Good | Contributing Writer When Anthony Davis is playing, you can’t look away. His facial hair draws you in first, the most famous unibrow since Bert of “Sesame Street” fame. You keep watching because of his talent, a unique blend of tough interior play with a shooter’s finesse. He carries a bit of […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 Panini basketball cards

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

Box Busters: 2013-14 Panini Intrigue basketball

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

First look: 2013-14 Panini Signatures Basketball cards

Each box will include a 2014 NBA Draft Exchange Card good for an XRC of a rookie from the 2014 draft.

Panini adds a twist to Titanium Basketball retail packs

Collectors buying retail packs of 2013-14 Titanium Basketball will notice something different from its hobby counterpart.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Crusade Basketball cards

In 2013-14 Panini Crusade Basketball, three new color variations have been included in the popular Crusade design.

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 Panini Basketball cards

2013-14 Panini Basketball will hit the shelves in early April with hobby and retail exclusives available throughout the product.

First look: 2013-14 Court Kings Basketball cards

The 2013-14 Court Kings Basketball set will feature four different rookie designs, taking inspiration from many modern sports artists

Does Greg Oden’s return mean it’s time to get his cards out of storage?

Oden made his return to the NBA on Wednesday night after missing four years.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball cards

The sophomore edition of Panini Intrigue will hit the shelves in April.

First look: 2013-14 Titanium Basketball cards

Panini America is bringing the Titanium name to basketball.

First look: 2013-14 Gold Standard basketball cards

Each 10-card hobby box will come with four autographs and one memorabilia card – leaving a lot of room to chase down that base set and variations.

Who would you rather collect: Michael Carter-Williams or Victor Oladipo?

Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo are two of the hottest rookies in the NBA.

First look: 2013-14 Elite basketball cards

Elite will come out in late January with 20 packs and five cards in each pack.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball

Beckett Basketball Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opened a box of 2012-13 Exquisite Collection. Check out her reaction to the big hit.

Nate “Tiny” Archibald teams with past NBA stars in a new memorabilia company

Those efforts extend to Archibald’s latest project with his business partner Michael Dachs. The pair has teamed to create the company Inkredible where they are selling signed photo basketballs called “Stat Balls.”

Upper Deck reveals booklet card 16 Michael Jordan autographs

Upper Deck released images of 16-autograph booklets that will be in 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball.

Stephen Curry’s breakout season has collectors scooping up his cards – and Golden State thinking big

Stephen Curry’s breakout moment came in the half-court shadows.

Hobby Pulse Poll: Is this the coolest sports card packaging ever?

We want to know what you think … is Panini’s Flawless briefcase the coolest piece of sports card packaging ever?

Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. happy to stop looking at dad’s basketball cards

Tim Hardaway Jr. is happy to finally get his own cards.

At the National: Grey Flannel Auctions shows off its Jerry Lucas collection

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jerry Lucas was one of the greatest players in basketball history. Grey Flannel has the memorabilia to prove it. The auction house is showcasing items from Lucas’s iconic career – from his days at Ohio State and in the Olympics, onto the Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New […]

Follow an $18,000 Pete Maravich game-used Celtics jersey from auction block to the blade and beyond

Ever seen an $18,000 piece of sports memorabilia cut up with a pair of scissors?

UPDATED: Panini inks top NBA draft picks to exclusive deals

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor Update: Panini updated its site with information saying it had non-exclusive agreements with several players. — The top picks of the NBA draft will be getting autograph cards in Panini America products for the 2013-14 season. Panini announced exclusive deals with 16 NBA prospects just moments before the […]

Then and now: NBA coaches on cardboard

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor They carry clipboards and manage egos and handle those inane in-game interview questions. Sometimes, they make their way onto cards. NBA’s head coaches follow different paths to the bench. Some are former players. Others started as low-level assistants and worked their way up the ranks. This off-season has seen […]

First look: 2012-13 Panini National Treasures (w/ checklist)

National Treasures is coming back — with a double rookie class — and it’s coming on July 31.

First Look: 2012-13 Panini Intrigue basketball cards

Panini America hopes its next new basketball card line is, well, intriguing.

First look: 2012-13 Panini Innovation basketball

Some collectors say they want innovation in their cardboard.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Brilliance basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012-13 Panini Brilliance in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Ripping Retail: 2012-13 Panini Past & Present basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2012-13 Panini Past & Present in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Past & Present basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012-13 Panini Past & Present in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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.

Panini America goes back to the Studio for 2013 Father’s Day promotion

One of the most-memorable debut baseball card releases of the 1990s, 1991 Studio, is making a comeback and it’s coming soon.