First look: 2014 Leaf Best of Basketball


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor

Leaf is giving basketball fans a chance to get some of basketball’s top cards in its latest “Best of” line.

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

Each box will come with one pack per box with two cards –a buyback and a 1-of-1 Original Art Card.

Buybacks include many of basketball most sought after cards, including a 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC, 1980-81 Topps Rookie Card featuring Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson, and a Derrick Rose 2008-09 Exquisite RC, according to images on the sell sheet.

Many of the cards are graded, including the cards that many have faked or forged over the years including Jordan’s 1984-85 Star card.

Best of Basketball is a repack product, which means Leaf buys cards from other products on the secondary market and repackages them for this set. However, Leaf will also include original art cards and some of which are signed by the subject.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor at Beckett Media. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.



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  1. Roger Epperson 5 April, 2014 at 11:43

    it should be called “topps, ud, panini’s best of basketball” this tool is just buying singles and putting them into his products. what a dumb idea. brian grey and brian price are idiots

  2. Rick 5 April, 2014 at 20:11

    I straight up love this stuff…. BUT I just don’t have the ballz to pull the trigger.

  3. Charlie DiPietro 7 April, 2014 at 08:58

    Almost everyone in this hobby trades, buys and sells. And when we sell, we hope we sell at a price higher than we bought. Having a major buyer in this hobby like Brian Grey makes it possible for those with a need/desire to sell, to get more for their valuable cards. This buying and selling keeps the hobby moving forward. It allows collectors to move on to the next card/product they want to acquire.

    This hobby has something for everyone. No matter your tastes or the size of your wallet, look and you will find something that satisfies your interests and fits your budget. Leaf Best Of is for collectors who can afford about $250 in search of their personal Holy Grail, and at the same time know they will do no worst than pull a hundred dollars worth of cards. Not many products do that for you on a consistent basis.

    Brian Grey and his Leaf Best Of are good for the hobby. Thanks Brian

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