2021 Topps Finest Basketball Checklist and Details

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A familiar name is back in basketball cards. 2021 Topps Finest Basketball brings back the colorful chromium brand to the sport for the first time since 2007-08.

The approach is different. It’s not an NBA-licensed release. Save for a couple of people, the checklist consists entirely of retired players.

The online-exclusive release does promise one autograph per hobby box.

2021 Topps Finest Basketball Hobby Box

2021 Topps Finest Basketball Checklist Overview

2021 Finest Basketball isn’t a big set. Just 60 cards make up the base set. Things kick off with Orlando point guard Cole Anthony. But after him, it’s virtually all players from the past with a heavy emphasis on the 1990s.

Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, Anfernee Hardaway, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Nash, Vince Carter and Shawn Kemp are among those in the base set.

This isn’t an NBA-licensed product. Topps focuses on picturing players in street clothes and suits instead of generic uniforms.

Autographs have a lot of overlap with 55 different signers.

Base cards have 14 levels of Refractors. All but the standard ones, which are 1:6 packs, are serial numbered. The autograph rainbow is smaller with seven colors.

2021 Topps Finest Basketball Orange Refractors Dennis Rodman

Hints of Finest’s hoops return were out there. Last July, Kenny Anderson was signing cards in a coffee shop. A short while later, Detlef Schrempf was signing cards, too.

Now it appears we know what they were for.

Topps 582 Montgomery Club members get the first chance at boxes with a pre-sale on April 26. Boxes were $129.99 each with a limit of two per member. Things opened up for the general public the following day.

2021 Topps Finest Basketball at a glance:

Cards per pack: 4
Packs per box: 18
Set size: 60 cards
Release date: April 26, 2022

Shop for 2021 Topps Finest Basketball boxes on eBay:

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Refractors – 3

2021 Topps Finest Basketball Checklist

You can also download a spreadsheet copy of the checklist:

Please note that print runs for cards without serial numbers have not been announced.


Base Set Checklist

60 cards.
No #60, 61.

2021 Topps Finest Basketball Isiah Thomas


  • Refractors – (1:6 packs)
  • Atomic Refractors – /299 (1:24 packs)
  • Purple Refractors – /250 (1:29 packs)
  • Speckle Refractors – /199 (1:37 packs)
  • Blue Refractors – /150 (1:48 packs)
  • Green Refractors – /99 (1:73 packs)
  • Pink Refractors – /75 (1:97 packs)
  • Gold Refractors – /50 (1:145 packs)
  • Wave Refractors – /30 (1:241 packs)
  • Orange Refractors – /25 (1:289 packs)
  • Black Refractors – /15 (1:483 packs)
  • White Refractors – /10 (1:724 packs)
  • Red Refractors – /5 (1:1,450 packs)
  • Superfractors – 1/1 (1:7,271 packs)

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1 Cole Anthony
2 Allen Iverson
3 Greg Anthony
4 Joe Dumars
5 Kevin Garnett
6 Larry Johnson
7 Latrell Sprewell
8 Larry Nance Sr.
9 Joe Smith
10 Dennis Rodman
11 Isiah Thomas
12 Vlade Divac
13 Randy Brown
14 Ron Harper
15 Allan Houston
16 Jerome Lane
17 Kenny Anderson
18 Corie Blount
19 Anfernee Hardaway
20 Gary Payton
21 Dominique Wilkins
22 Kurt Rambis
23 Larry Hughes
24 Mike Bibby
25 Steve Kerr
26 Isaiah Rider
27 Toni Kukoc
28 Glen Rice
29 Dennis Hopson
30 Dell Curry

31 Hersey Hawkins
32 Jason Kidd
33 Grant Hill
34 Shaquille O’Neal
35 Robert Horry
36 Brad Sellers
37 Juwan Howard
38 Steve Nash
39 Detlef Schrempf
40 Shawn Kemp
41 Dirk Nowitzki
42 James Worthy
43 Danny Manning
44 Horace Grant
45 Willie Anderson
46 Jason Richardson
47 B.J. Armstrong
48 Vinny Del Negro
49 Scott Burrell
50 Tim Hardaway
51 Steve Smith
52 John Starks
53 Dan Majerle
54 Earl Boykins
55 Dikembe Mutombo
56 Gheorghe Mureșan
57 Damon Stoudamire
58 Vince Carter
59 Jeff Hornacek
62 Adonal Foyle

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2021 Topps Finest Basketball Checklist – Autographs

Autographs Checklist

55 cards.
1:27 packs.

Buy on:

2021 Topps Finest Basketball Autographs Jerome Lane


  • Refractors – /75 (1:102 packs)
  • Gold Refractors – /50 (1:137 packs)
  • Orange Refractors – /25 (1:273 packs)
  • Black Refractors – /15 (1:454 packs)
  • White Refractors – /10 (1:686 packs)
  • Red Refractors – /5 (1:1,374 packs)
  • Superfractors – 1/1 (1:6,645 packs)

FA-AF Adonal Foyle
FA-AH Allan Houston
FA-AI Allen Iverson
FA-BA B.J. Armstrong
FA-BS Brad Sellers
FA-CB Corie Blount
FA-DCR Dell Curry
FA-DH Dennis Hopson
FA-DM Dikembe Mutombo
FA-DMJ Dan Majerle
FA-DN Dirk Nowitzki
FA-DR Dennis Rodman
FA-DS Detlef Schrempf
FA-DST Damon Stoudamire
FA-DW Dominique Wilkins
FA-EB Earl Boykins
FA-GH Grant Hill
FA-GM Gheorghe Muresan
FA-GP Gary Payton
FA-GR Glen Rice
FA-HG Horace Grant
FA-HH Hersey Hawkins
FA-IT Isiah Thomas
FA-JB Jud Buechler
FA-JD Joe Dumars
FA-JH Jeff Hornacek
FA-JHW Juwan Howard
FA-JK Jason Kidd
FA-JL Jerome Lane
FA-JRC Jason Richardson

FA-JS John Starks
FA-JW James Worthy
FA-KA Kenny Anderson
FA-KG Kevin Garnett
FA-KR Kurt Rambis
FA-LJ Larry Johnson
FA-LN Larry Nance Sr.
FA-LS Latrell Sprewell
FA-MB Mike Bibby
FA-MW Mikey Williams
FA-PH Anfernee Hardaway
FA-RB Randy Brown
FA-RH Ron Harper
FA-SB Scott Burrell
FA-SK Shawn Kemp
FA-SKR Steve Kerr
FA-SN Steve Nash
FA-SO Shaquille O’Neal
FA-SS Steve Smith
FA-TH Tim Hardaway
FA-TK Toni Kukož
FA-VC Vince Carter
FA-VD Vlade Divac
FA-VDN Vinny Del Negro
FA-WA Willie Anderson

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. Leticia Jones 26 April, 2022 at 07:32

    I have a medium sized box of Baseball Football Hockey etc cards.The majority are unopened and sealed.Some seem to have been Graded and priced,but i don’t understand anything about the cards. I don’t want to open any of the sealed cards because it may depreciate them.How do I find out what I have and if they’re worth anything.Thank you

    • Ryan Cracknell 26 April, 2022 at 18:34

      @Leticia – Fastest route would be to take them to a card shop. They will know what, if anything, would carry notable value.

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