Tag Archives: LeBron James

The Daily: 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James RC Auto Patch

00000 The Card: 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James RC Auto Patch #78 /99 The first showdown between LeBron James and Lonzo Ball was all King James. Not only did the Cavs down the Lakers, but James notched a triple-double, the 59th of his career. This ties him with Larry Bird for sixth all-time. Of […]

Ultimate LeBron James Rookie Card Rankings

Countdown of the most valuable LeBron James Rookie Cards. Get details and analysis on every LeBron James Rookie Card including autographs.

Goldin Auctions puts rookie year LeBron James Logoman on the block

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor For many player collectors, there is always one card that proves to be incredibly desirable and elusive at the same time. One wonders if it is stashed away in someone’s personal collection or still sitting inside of a pack, but for those that chase key cards of […]

2016 Panini Instant NBA Finals Basketball makes a timely debut

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The shocking and dramatic NBA championship victory by the Cleveland Cavaliers is making its way to collectors right away thanks to the debut of 2016 Panini Instant NBA Finals Basketball cards from Panini America. Available for purchase via the company’s online store for just a 48-hour period, […]

Panini creates Cleveland Cavaliers trading card set for arena promotion

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor If you were one of the 20,562 fans in attendance at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland last Thursday as the hometown Cavaliers faced the Los Angeles Clipper, you may have been the lucky recipient of a seven-card pack containing a 2015-16 Panini Cleveland Cavaliers set. Since […]

The high-end bar to be set again with 2016 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Master Collection

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor In the seemingly never-ending competition to raise the bar for what is the most expensive and limited trading card release to date, collectors are about to see a new standard established with 2016 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Master Collection. Limited to just 200 boxes and […]

The Warriors are Golden once again

00000 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 […]

NBA Finals bring out superstar prices

00000 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 […]

LeBron James Leads NBA All-Star Jersey Auction

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media In the wake of the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, fans were able to bid on game-worn and event-worn jerseys from the biggest names in the sport and some of the prices for them soared to impressive heights. With eight different items reaching final bids of over $10,000 over […]

Gallery: 2014-15 SP Authentic basketball cards

00000 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 […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball

00000 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 […]

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

00000 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 […]

Beckett Auctions All-Star February Auction Now Open

00000 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 […]

BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mantle Variant Highlights December Auction

00000 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 […]

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.

Beckett 20 Questions … on autographs

Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions — tell us what you think with the questions below and raise a few of your own at the end if you’d like.

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.

20 Questions: College autos & disgraced stars

It’s a busy time in the sports world as nearly all of the major sports are playing — and it’s just as busy of a year with headlines away from the field impacting collectables, too.

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball

00000 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 […]

Does ESPN’s Cleveland Issue get collectors and The National wrong … or right?

ESPN The Magazine’s “Cleveland Issue” — a magazine that (oddly) features Derek Jeter on its cover — explores what makes Cleveland rock … as well as the recent National Sports Collectors Convention.

Beckett Exclusive: Panini Unveils Immaculate Sneak Peek Cards

The release of 2013-14 Panini Immaculate is just around the corner and Panini America has given Beckett Basketball an exclusive preview of some of its all-new Sneak Peek cards that are certainly going to capture the attention of collectors once the product hits store shelves this Friday.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen

00000 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 […]

Panini Reveals Tools of the Trade Update Memorabilia Cards For Release at The National

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor It didn’t take them long. Panini America has made their first new cards of LeBron James in a Cavaliers uniform and, fittingly enough, they will be released in Cleveland at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention later this month. What makes this card that much more special […]

LeBron James Leads NBA Free Agent Frenzy

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Free agent season has officially opened in the NBA and over the next few days, players and teams began negotiating on deals that are sure to make headlines. Eligible players are able to negotiate with prospective new teams at this point, but they are unable to officially […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … Cleveland and the National Sports Collectors Convention

We’re curious about what you know about Cleveland, so here are the latest 20 questions all with an NSCC or Cleveland-centric twist.

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: 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.

RareInk offers NBA All-Star Game art set

The set features the starting lineup of the East and West All-Stars, including LeBron James, Steph Curry and Blake Griffin.

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.

LeBron James 16-autograph Exquisite card shows up

It’s 16 autographs of LeBron James on one card.

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.

First look: 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball

All on-card, all the time – that’s way 2012-13 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball will be for collectors.

Box Busters: 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Join Beckett Sports Card Monhtly’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into boxes of 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in this latest edition of Box Busters.