2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green Parallels Red-Hot

2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green Parallels Red-Hot

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have any extremely rare Kobe Bryant card. But given the choice between a patch card numbered to 2 and  a basic parallel numbered to 5, I'm taking the patch, especially when both share similar design elements. How then do you explain a 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Totally Green Patch Kobe Bryant card numbered to 2 selling for $300 while a basic Totally Green parallel numbered to 5 from the same set finishes at nearly $800? Both ended a couple of days apart so that can't be much of a reason. The patch card seller had low feedback so that may have scared off some, but still, that's a massive price difference.

The reason for the high sums is likely because 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Totally Green parallels have sparked a frenzy few recent basketball card sets have. Set, player and team collectors have caught the fever, sending prices higher than usual for similarly numbered cards. The result is a parallel reminiscent of the Precious Metal Gems cards found in 1997-98 and 1998-99 Metal Universe Basketball.

2010-11 Panini Totally Certified has parallels everywhere. Everything, from base cards to the insert sets have green versions. In fact, when you factor in autographs and patches, base cards have three different green versions. The majority are numbered to 5. No matter the type, all 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green cards are hot. However, it's the basic versions that are the most surprising.

Here are some highlights from recent eBay sales of basic 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green cards:

  • Kobe Bryant, $799.33 (Dec. 25)
  • Blake Griffin, $711.51 (Jan. 7)
  • Michael Beasley, $389.69 (Jan. 15)
  • Brandon Jennings, $249.99 (Jan.12)
  • Luol Deong, $225.00 (Jan. 14)
  • Deron Williams, $220.00 (Jan. 10)
  • Deron Williams, $200.00 (Jan. 14)
  • DeMar DeRozan, $185.00 (Jan. 12)
  • Eric Gordon, $171.48 (Jan. 15)
  • Chauncey Billups, $152.52 (Jan. 15)

And while the basic cards are going strong, autographs are also doing extremely well. Actually, that might be an understatement. Here's are the top five highest prices 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green autographs paid on eBay over the past couple months:

  • Derrick Rose, $1495.95 (Jan. 18) (Buy It Now)
  • Blake Griffin, $867.05 (Jan. 10) (Best Offer)
  • Kevin Durant, $599.00 (Jan. 14) (Best Offer)
  • Blake Griffin, $300.00 (Dec. 20) (Best Offer)
  • Deron Williams, $235.00 (Jan. 5) (Best Offer)

In the span of a month, the price of the Griffin autograph tripled. Sure, the small print run makes it tough to pinpoint growth, but these numbers show that interest in 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green cards is on the rise.

The interest has also sparked a rise in prices for unopened boxes of 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Basketball. Three weeks ago, collectors could find them for $90-100. They've rise about $20, going for $110-120 on eBay.

It will be interesting to see how high these cards go and if they hold over the long-term like the Precious Metal Gems. Following the labor dispute and late start to the season, it's also a shot for a side of the hobby that has lagged for some time.

Top eBay Listings

2013 14 PANINI TOTALLY CERTIFIED WALT FRAZIER GREEN AUTO #'D 1 2
$69.99

2012 13 Panini Totally Certified Draymond Green Roll Call 279 RC 76 Rookie AUTO
$45.49

2013-14 Totally Certified Memorabilia Green Prime #29 Ekpe Udoh 5 Card 1s8
$40.00

NICK YOUNG 2014 2015 TOTALLY CERTIFIED GREEN #57 4 5
$19.95

AL JEFFERSON 2013 14 Panini Totally Certified Totally Green Emerald Parallel 5 5
$12.99

2010-11 totally certified green Derrick Rose prime patch card 3 5, nice patch
$40.00

Damjan Rudez 2014-15 Panini Totally Certified EMERALD GREEN 5 5 1 1
$39.95

DAN MAJERLE 2015-16 PANINI TOTALLY CERTIFIED FABRIC MIRROR GREEN PATCH 5 5
$39.95

2013-14 PANINI TOTALLY CERTIFIED DRAYMOND GREEN PRESENT POTENTIAL AUTO 199
$60.00

2013-14 Totally Certified Green Emerald Auto Michael Cooper 1 5 Lakers
$39.99

2012-13 Totally Certified #292 Draymond Green 5 Golden State Warriors Card 7f0
$350.45

2012-13 Totally Certified - JOHN STARKS - Autograph - KNICKS #d 4 5 PRIME GREEN
$99.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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