2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball Cards

2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball Cards

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SP Authentic is one of those brands where things don't usually change a lot from year-to-year. Sure, there are some tweaks here and there, but most of the themes and inserts are likely recognizable to longtime collectors. 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball stays the course, offering three autographs per box. Among the tweaks and shifts: memorabilia cards featuring pieces of floor used by LeBron James while he was in high school.

One of the promised autographs per box is a By the Letter Signatures card that's numbered to 75 or less. These use a manufactured letter patch as the basis for the design.

Sign of the Times, a brand staple, return with anywhere from one to four signatures per card. There are also randomly inserted buyback autographs. These are original cards from past sets signed by the player. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Karl Malone, Anfernee Hardaway and Grant Hill are among those with buyback autographs. Additional autographs include unnumbered base set parallels and Gold parallels (#/3).

Supreme Court is a set dedicated to LeBron James. Each card comes with a piece of the floor he won high school state titles on. Supreme Court cards have three basic tiers: Common (1:144 packs), Uncommon (1:216 packs) and Rare (1:432 packs). Autographed cards also exist.

On Court Authentics have a shadow box-style design. These moderately rare inserts fall 1:72 packs, or every third box. Autographed versions are also randomly inserted.

Flashback Rookie FX cards use the 2009-10 SP Authentic design. Regular versions land 1:4 packs while Flashback Rookie FX Film parallels are 1:72 packs. Both have autographed versions as well.

Rounding out the set's basic chase component are Canvas Collection cards. Both Rookies and Veterans are inserted 1:12 packs. This makes four total per box.

Every 12-box case of 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball has three Ultimate Collection bonus packs. Each of these comes with an autographed book card. Ulimate Rookie Booklet Signatures are numbered to 250 or less. Ulimtate Legendary Booklet Signatures are limited to no more than 60 copies each.

The 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball base set has 50 cards.

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Basketball Card
Target Audience: Autograph Collectors, College Card Collectors

2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball Box Break

  • 1 Numbered By the Letter Autograph
  • 2 Additional Autographs
  • 4 Canvas Collection Cards
  • 6 Flashback Rookie FX Cards
  • 120 Total Cards

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Please note the following images are mock-ups and not final.

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LeBRON JAMES 2013-14 SP Authentic Supreme Court Game Used Floor SC-3 HEAT
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2013-14 SP AUTHENTIC LEBRON JAMES JUMBO FLOOR CARD CAVALIERS
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LEBRON JAMES 2013-14 SP AUTHENTIC SUPREME COURT GAME USED FLOOR SC-5
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2013-14 SP Authentic Brad Daugherty By The Letter Autograph 35 35
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LEBRON JAMES 2013-14 UD SP AUTHENTIC SUPREME COURT FLOOR RELIC #SC-10 SP
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SKYLAR DIGGINS RC SSP 2013-14 SP AUTHENTIC ROOKIE FILM F X AUTO #96 NOTRE DAME
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2013 14 Glen Rice SP Authentic By The Letter Auto Manufactured Patch 10 10
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Set Checklist

2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

1 Dominique Wilkins
2 Karl Malone
3 Allen Iverson
4 Grant Hill
5 Isiah Thomas
6 Reggie Miller
7 Glenn Robinson
8 David Robinson
9 Anfernee Hardaway
10 Larry Bird
11 Magic Johnson
12 Julius Erving
13 Chris Paul
13 Chris Paul
14 LeBron James
15 Michael Jordan
16 Jay Williams
17 Keith Smart
18 Paul George
19 Rajon Rondo
20 Joe Smith
21 Archie Goodwin
22 Sergey Karasev
23 Tony Snell
24 Solomon Hill
25 Ryan Kelly
26 Seth Curry
27 Andre Roberson
28 Shane Larkin
29 Lucas Nogueira
30 Livio Jean-Charles
31 Isaiah Canaan
32 Tim Hardaway Jr.
33 Nemanja Nedovic
34 Mason Plumlee
35 Grant Jerrett
36 Giannis Antetokounmpo
37 Ricardo Ledo
38 Dennis Schroeder
39 Erick Green
40 Deshaun Thomas
41 Mike Muscala
42 C.J. Leslie
43 Lorenzo Brown
44 Reggie Bullock
45 Peyton Siva
46 Skylar Diggins
47 Allen Crabbe
48 Jamaal Franklin
49 Rudy Gobert
50 Pierre Jackson

2001-02 SP Rookie FX Set Checklist

50 cards
1:4 packs
PARALLEL CARDS: Film - 1:72 packs

51 Dominique Wilkins
52 Karl Malone
53 Bill Walton
54 Allen Iverson
55 Grant Hill
56 Hakeem Olajuwon
57 Isiah Thomas
58 Dennis Rodman
59 Reggie Miller
60 Rajon Rondo
61 David Robinson
62 Larry Johnson
63 Alonzo Mourning
64 Anfernee Hardaway
65 Kenny Anderson
66 Larry Bird
67 Magic Johnson
68 Julius Erving
69 Chris Paul
70 Jason Kidd
71 LeBron James
72 Michael Jordan
73 Jay Williams
74 Keith Smart
75 Donyell Marshall
76 Glenn Robinson
77 Allan Houston
78 Paul George
79 Joe Smith
80 Jerry Lucas
81 Micheal Ray Richardson
82 John Havlicek
83 Terrell Brandon
84 Cheryl Miller
85 Glen Rice
86 Mason Plumlee
87 Shane Larkin
88 Lucas Nogueira
89 Dennis Schroeder
90 Tim Hardaway Jr.
91 Giannis Antetokounmpo
92 Andre Roberson
93 Archie Goodwin
94 Livio Jean-Charles
95 Sergey Karasev
96 Skylar Diggins
97 Reggie Bullock
98 Solomon Hill
99 Tony Snell
100 Allen Crabbe

Base Autograph Parallel Set Checklist

43 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Autograph #/3

1 Dominique Wilkins
2 Karl Malone
4 Grant Hill
5 Isiah Thomas
7 Glenn Robinson
8 David Robinson
9 Anfernee Hardaway
10 Larry Bird
11 Magic Johnson
12 Julius Erving
14 LeBron James
15 Michael Jordan
16 Jay Williams
17 Keith Smart
18 Paul George
19 Rajon Rondo
20 Joe Smith
21 Archie Goodwin
23 Tony Snell
24 Solomon Hill
25 Ryan Kelly
26 Seth Curry
27 Andre Roberson
28 Shane Larkin
29 Lucas Nogueira
30 Livio Jean-Charles
31 Isaiah Canaan
32 Tim Hardaway Jr.
33 Nemanja Nedovic
34 Mason Plumlee
35 Grant Jerrett
36 Giannis Antetokounmpo
39 Erick Green
40 Deshaun Thomas
41 Mike Muscala
43 Lorenzo Brown
44 Reggie Bullock
45 Peyton Siva
46 Skylar Diggins
47 Allen Crabbe
48 Jamaal Franklin
49 Rudy Gobert
50 Pierre Jackson

2001-02 SP Rookie FX Autograph Parallel Set Checklist

42 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Film Autograph

51 Dominique Wilkins
52 Karl Malone
53 Bill Walton
54 Allen Iverson
55 Grant Hill
56 Hakeem Olajuwon
57 Isiah Thomas
58 Dennis Rodman
60 Rajon Rondo
61 David Robinson
62 Larry Johnson (UNLV)
63 Alonzo Mourning
64 Anfernee Hardaway
65 Kenny Anderson
66 Larry Bird
67 Magic Johnson
68 Julius Erving
70 Jason Kidd
71 LeBron James
72 Michael Jordan
73 Jay Williams
74 Keith Smart
75 Donyell Marshall
76 Glenn Robinson
77 Allan Houston
78 Paul George
79 Joe Smith
80 Jerry Lucas
81 Micheal Ray Richardson
82 John Havlicek
84 Cheryl Miller
85 Glen Rice
86 Mason Plumlee
87 Shane Larkin
88 Lucas Nogueira
90 Tim Hardaway Jr.
91 Giannis Antetokounmpo
93 Archie Goodwin
94 Livio Jean-Charles
96 Skylar Diggins
97 Reggie Bullock
98 Solomon Hill

Canvas Collection Set Checklist

60 cards
Legends - 1:12 packs, Rookies 1:12 packs

Legends
CC-1 Dominique Wilkins
CC-2 Karl Malone
CC-3 Allen Iverson
CC-4 Grant Hill
CC-5 Hakeem Olajuwon
CC-6 Isiah Thomas
CC-7 Dennis Rodman
CC-8 Reggie Miller
CC-9 Paul George
CC-10 David Robinson
CC-11 Anfernee Hardaway
CC-12 Larry Bird
CC-13 Magic Johnson
CC-14 Julius Erving
CC-15 Chris Paul
CC-16 Derrick Coleman
CC-17 LeBron James
CC-18 Michael Jordan
CC-19 Larry Johnson
CC-20 Jay Williams
CC-21 Glenn Robinson
CC-22 Jerry Lucas
CC-23 Dave Cowens
CC-24 Joe Smith
CC-25 John Havlicek
CC-26 Kenny Anderson
CC-27 Glen Rice
CC-28 Cheryl Miller
CC-29 Rajon Rondo
CC-30 Alonzo Mourning
Rookies
CC-31 Archie Goodwin
CC-32 Sergey Karasev
CC-33 Tony Snell
CC-34 Peyton Siva
CC-35 Ryan Kelly
CC-36 Seth Curry
CC-37 Erick Green
CC-38 Shane Larkin
CC-39 Lucas Nogueira
CC-40 Solomon Hill
CC-41 Isaiah Canaan
CC-42 Tim Hardaway Jr.
CC-43 Andre Roberson
CC-44 Mason Plumlee
CC-45 Livio Jean-Charles
CC-46 Giannis Antetokounmpo
CC-47 Deshaun Thomas
CC-48 Dennis Schroeder
CC-49 Nemanja Nedovic
CC-50 Lorenzo Brown
CC-51 Grant Jerrett
CC-52 C.J. Leslie
CC-53 Reggie Bullock
CC-54 Mike Muscala
CC-55 Ricardo Ledo
CC-56 Skylar Diggins
CC-57 Allen Crabbe
CC-58 Jamaal Franklin
CC-59 Rudy Gobert
CC-60 Pierre Jackson

Canvas Collection Autograph Parallel Set Checklist

51 cards

Legends
CC-1 Dominique Wilkins
CC-2 Karl Malone
CC-3 Allen Iverson
CC-4 Grant Hill
CC-5 Hakeem Olajuwon
CC-6 Isiah Thomas
CC-7 Dennis Rodman
CC-9 Paul George
CC-10 David Robinson
CC-11 Anfernee Hardaway
CC-12 Larry Bird
CC-13 Magic Johnson
CC-14 Julius Erving
CC-17 LeBron James
CC-18 Michael Jordan
CC-19 Larry Johnson (UNLV)
CC-20 Jay Williams
CC-21 Glenn Robinson
CC-22 Jerry Lucas
CC-23 Dave Cowens
CC-24 Joe Smith
CC-26 Kenny Anderson
CC-27 Glen Rice
CC-28 Cheryl Miller
CC-29 Rajon Rondo
CC-30 Alonzo Mourning
Rookies
CC-31 Archie Goodwin
CC-34 Peyton Siva
CC-35 Ryan Kelly
CC-36 Seth Curry
CC-37 Erick Green
CC-38 Shane Larkin
CC-39 Lucas Nogueira
CC-40 Solomon Hill
CC-41 Isaiah Canaan
CC-42 Tim Hardaway Jr.
CC-43 Andre Roberson
CC-44 Mason Plumlee
CC-45 Livio Jean-Charles
CC-46 Giannis Antetokounmpo
CC-47 Deshaun Thomas
CC-49 Nemanja Nedovic
CC-50 Lorenzo Brown
CC-51 Grant Jerrett
CC-53 Reggie Bullock
CC-54 Mike Muscala
CC-56 Skylar Diggins
CC-57 Allen Crabbe
CC-58 Jamaal Franklin
CC-59 Rudy Gobert
CC-60 Pierre Jackson

LeBron James Supreme Court Common Set Checklist

5 cards
1:44 packs

SC-1 LeBron James
SC-2 LeBron James
SC-3 LeBron James
SC-4 LeBron James
SC-5 LeBron James

LeBron James Supreme Court Uncommon Set Checklist

5 cards
1:216 packs

SC-6 LeBron James
SC-7 LeBron James
SC-8 LeBron James
SC-9 LeBron James
SC-10 LeBron James

LeBron James Supreme Court Rare Set Checklist

5 cards
1:432 packs

SC-11 LeBron James
SC-12 LeBron James
SC-13 LeBron James
SC-14 LeBron James
SC-15 LeBron James

LeBron James Supreme Court Ultra Rare Autograph Set Checklist

5 cards

SC-16 LeBron James
SC-17 LeBron James
SC-18 LeBron James
SC-19 LeBron James
SC-20 LeBron James

On Court Authentic Set Checklist

28 cards

OCA-AH Allan Houston
OCA-BL Bill Laimbeer
OCA-BW Bill Walton
OCA-CL Christian Laettner
OCA-CP Chris Paul
OCA-DC Derrick Coleman
OCA-DM Danny Manning
OCA-DW Dominique Wilkins
OCA-EH Elvin Hayes
OCA-GH Grant Hill
OCA-HO Hakeem Olajuwon
OCA-IT Isiah Thomas
OCA-JE Julius Erving
OCA-JK Jason Kidd
OCA-JO Michael Jordan
OCA-JS Joe Smith
OCA-KM Karl Malone
OCA-KS Keith Smart
OCA-LA Larry Johnson
OCA-LB Larry Bird
OCA-LJ LeBron James
OCA-MI Michael Jordan
OCA-MJ Magic Johnson
OCA-MR Micheal Ray Richardson
OCA-PG Paul George
OCA-RH Robert Horry
OCA-RR Rajon Rondo
OCA-SB Shawn Bradley

On Court Authentic Signature Set Checklist

13 cards

OCAS-BW Bill Walton
OCAS-CL Christian Laettner
OCAS-DW Dominique Wilkins
OCAS-GH Grant Hill
OCAS-HO Hakeem Olajuwon
OCAS-IT Isiah Thomas
OCAS-JK Jason Kidd
OCAS-JO Michael Jordan
OCAS-KM Karl Malone
OCAS-LA Larry Johnson (UNLV)
OCAS-LB Larry Bird
OCAS-LJ LeBron James
OCAS-SB Shawn Bradley

Sign of the Times Set Checklist

49 cards

S-AH Allan Houston
S-AI Allen Iverson
S-AW Antoine Walker
S-BD Brad Daugherty
S-BL Bill Laimbeer
S-BO Muggsy Bogues
S-BO Muggsy Bogues
S-BW Bill Walton
S-CC Calbert Cheaney
S-CL Christian Laettner
S-CM Cheryl Miller
S-DB Drew Barry
S-DO Donyell Marshall
S-DR David Robinson
S-DS Detlef Schrempf
S-DW Dominique Wilkins
S-EH Elvin Hayes
S-EJ Eddie Jones
S-EL Sean Elliott
S-GH Grant Hill
S-GR Glenn Robinson
S-HA Anfernee Hardaway
S-HM Harold Miner
S-JE Julius Erving
S-JH James Harden
S-JK Jason Kidd
S-JL Jerry Lucas
S-JM Jamal Mashburn
S-JO Michael Jordan
S-JS Joe Smith
S-JW Jay Williams
S-KA Kenny Anderson
S-KG Kendall Gill
S-KK Kerry Kittles
S-KM Karl Malone
S-KS Keith Smart
S-LB Larry Bird
S-LJ LeBron James
S-LS Lonnie Shelton
S-MA Danny Manning
S-MJ Magic Johnson
S-OB Otis Birdsong
S-PG Paul George
S-RH Robert Horry
S-RR Rajon Rondo
S-RS Rod Strickland
S-SB Shawn Bradley
S-TH Tim Hardaway
S-TK Toni Kukoc
S-TR Theo Ratliff

Sign of the Times Duals Set Checklist

23 cards

S2-AB Kenny Anderson
S2-AB Drew Barry
S2-AG Grant Hill
S2-AG Anfernee Hardaway
S2-BR Bryant Reeves
S2-BR Shawn Bradley
S2-CS Calbert Cheaney
S2-CS Keith Smart
S2-GC Livio Jean-Charles
S2-GC Rudy Gobert
S2-GS Solomon Hill
S2-GS Grant Jerrett
S2-HH Grant Hill
S2-HH Tim Hardaway
S2-HJ Anfernee Hardaway
S2-HJ LeBron James
S2-HL John Havlicek
S2-HL Jerry Lucas
S2-HW Jay Williams
S2-HW Grant Hill
S2-JE Julius Erving
S2-JE Michael Jordan
S2-JH LeBron James
S2-JH Grant Hill
S2-JM Danny Manning
S2-JM Larry Johnson
S2-MD Michael Jordan
S2-MD Dennis Rodman
S2-MM Jamal Mashburn
S2-MM Ron Mercer
S2-MW Jamal Mashburn
S2-MW Antoine Walker
S2-PK Mason Plumlee
S2-PK Ryan Kelly
S2-SR Joe Smith
S2-SR Glenn Robinson
S2-TS Isiah Thomas
S2-TS Keith Smart
S2-TT Tim Hardaway
S2-TT Tim Hardaway Jr.
S2-TW Spud Webb
S2-TW David Thompson
S2-WM Antoine Walker
S2-WM Ron Mercer
S2-WN Swen Nater
S2-WN Bill Walton

Sign of the Times Triples Set Checklist

14 cards

S3-GTA Allan Houston
S3-GTA Grant Hill
S3-GTA Tim Hardaway
S3-HHH Tim Hardaway
S3-HHH Grant Hill
S3-HHH Anfernee Hardaway
S3-HRM Alonzo Mourning
S3-HRM David Robinson
S3-HRM Hakeem Olajuwon
S3-IHH Grant Hill
S3-IHH Allen Iverson
S3-IHH Anfernee Hardaway
S3-JHP Chris Paul
S3-JHP Grant Hill
S3-JHP LeBron James
S3-JJB Michael Jordan
S3-JJB Magic Johnson
S3-JJB Larry Bird
S3-JJE Julius Erving
S3-JJE Magic Johnson
S3-JJE Michael Jordan
S3-KHT Jason Kidd
S3-KHT Anfernee Hardaway
S3-KHT Tim Hardaway
S3-RAJ Rajon Rondo
S3-RAJ Antoine Walker
S3-RAJ Jamal Mashburn
S3-RJH Glen Rice
S3-RJH Eddie Jones
S3-RJH Tim Hardaway
S3-RMO Hakeem Olajuwon
S3-RMO David Robinson
S3-RMO Karl Malone
S3-RWM Antoine Walker
S3-RWM Ron Mercer
S3-RWM Rajon Rondo
S3-TSC Calbert Cheaney
S3-TSC Keith Smart
S3-TSC Isiah Thomas
S3-WMM Jamal Mashburn
S3-WMM Antoine Walker
S3-WMM Ron Mercer

Sign of the Times Quads Set Checklist

3 cards

S4-HHWR Antoine Walker
S4-HHWR Anfernee Hardaway
S4-HHWR Glenn Robinson
S4-HHWR Grant Hill
S4-HMRT Hakeem Olajuwon
S4-HMRT David Robinson
S4-HMRT Karl Malone
S4-HMRT Isiah Thomas
S4-JBJE Julius Erving
S4-JBJE Magic Johnson
S4-JBJE Michael Jordan
S4-JBJE Larry Bird

SP By the Letter Signatures Set Checklist

58 cards
1 per box

BL-AC A.C. Green #/ 385
BL-AE Alex English #/ 455
BL-AH Allan Houston #/ 315
BL-AM Alonzo Mourning #/ 30
BL-AW Antoine Walker #/ 400
BL-BD Brad Daugherty #/ 455
BL-BL Bill Laimbeer #/ 450
BL-BR Bryant Reeves #/ 455
BL-BU Buck Williams #/ 400
BL-BW Bill Walton #/ 40
BL-CC Calbert Cheaney #/ 420
BL-CL Christian Laettner #/ 40
BL-CM Cheryl Miller #/ 105
BL-CW Corliss Williamson #/ 355
BL-DB Drew Barry #/ 110
BL-DC Dave Cowens #/ 180
BL-DR David Robinson #/ 40
BL-DW Dominique Wilkins #/ 70
BL-GH Grant Hill #/ 40
BL-GL Glenn Robinson #/ 450
BL-GR Glen Rice #/ 80
BL-HA Anfernee Hardaway #/ 21
BL-HO Hakeem Olajuwon #/ 21
BL-IT Isiah Thomas #/ 35
BL-JE Julius Erving #/ 15
BL-JK Jason Kidd #/ 30
BL-JL Jerry Lucas #/ 135
BL-JM Jamal Mashburn #/ 400
BL-JO Magic Johnson #/ 39
BL-JS Joe Smith #/ 400
BL-JW Jay Williams #/ 200
BL-KA Kenny Anderson #/ 385
BL-KG Kendall Gill #/ 400
BL-KK Kerry Kittles #/ 450
BL-KM Karl Malone #/ 39
BL-KS Keith Smart #/ 420
BL-LA Larry Johnson #/ 35
BL-LB Larry Bird #/ 36
BL-LE LaPhonso Ellis #/ 450
BL-LJ LeBron James #/ 150
BL-MA Donyell Marshall #/ 375
BL-MJ Michael Jordan #/ 299
BL-OB Otis Birdsong #/ 385
BL-PG Paul George #/ 110
BL-RH Robert Horry #/ 350
BL-RM Ron Mercer #/ 400
BL-RO Dennis Rodman #/ 36
BL-RR Rajon Rondo #/ 80
BL-RS Rod Strickland #/ 450
BL-RU Bill Russell #/ 9
BL-SB Shawn Bradley #/ 420
BL-SC Detlef Schrempf #/ 350
BL-SE Sean Elliott #/ 420
BL-SN Swen Nater #/ 300
BL-SP Sam Perkins #/ 455
BL-TB Terrell Brandon #/ 450
BL-TG Tony Gwynn #/ 60
BL-TH Tim Hardaway #/ 140

Ultimate Legendary Booklets Signatures Set Checklist

23 cards
Found in Ultimate Collection Bonus Packs. Three bonus packs per case.

US-AH Anfernee Hardaway #/ 10
US-CW Corliss Williamson #/ 60
US-DM Donyell Marshall #/ 60
US-EJ Eddie Jones #/ 60
US-GR Glenn Robinson #/ 60
US-JE Julius Erving #/ 10
US-JH James Harden #/ 10
US-JL Jerry Lucas #/ 60
US-JO Magic Johnson #/ 10
US-JS Joe Smith #/ 60
US-JW Jay Williams #/ 60
US-KA Kenny Anderson #/ 60
US-KK Kerry Kittles #/ 60
US-KM Karl Malone #/ 10
US-KS Keith Smart #/ 60
US-LB Larry Bird #/ 10
US-LJ LeBron James #/ 60
US-MJ Michael Jordan #/ 10
US-PG Paul George #/ 10
US-RI Glen Rice #/ 60
US-RO David Robinson #/ 10
US-RR Rajon Rondo #/ 10
US-SP Sam Perkins #/ 60

Ultimate Rookie Booklets Signatures Tier 1 Set Checklist

12 cards
Found in Ultimate Collection Bonus Packs. Three bonus packs per case.

URS-1 Giannis Antetokounmpo #/ 250
URS-2 Lucas Nogueira #/ 250
URS-3 Dennis Schroeder #/ 250
URS-4 Tony Snell #/ 250
URS-5 Mason Plumlee #/ 250
URS-6 Solomon Hill #/ 250
URS-7 Reggie Bullock #/ 250
URS-8 Andre Roberson #/ 250
URS-9 Archie Goodwin #/ 250
URS-10 Skylar Diggins #/ 150
URS-11 Shane Larkin #/ 150
URS-12 Tim Hardaway Jr. #/ 150

Product Review

2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Several nice designs, solid mix of current and retired players, lots of autographs.

Bad: Base set is too small, lack of autographs from top rookies.

The Bottom Line: A couple of things stood out for me with 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball. The big one was how cool many of the high-end inserts looked. The other was how small the base set is. The result was a ton of duplicates including a full second set. While the big focus is on autographs, I can’t help but wonder how much strong the product could be as a whole with a little more balance between base cards and short prints.

Staff Rating:
3.6 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.5/5.0

One of highlights for me in 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball is the look of some of the premium cards in the product. On Court Authentics (and their autographed parallels) look like something out of Exquisite. The same with the Ultimate Rookie Signatures box toppers. Yet, here they are in a product that’s a couple of notches cheaper. Another positive is the amount of on-card signatures.

The base set doesn’t hit the same high notes, though. While there’s an obvious high-end quality about them when you handle them, they’re plain to a fault. The colorless backgrounds and grey design elements may help the player stand out, but it makes for a very bland and not very memorable look. It’s even more disappointing when you compare it with many of the set’s other elements.

Checklist: 3.0/5.0

As with any Upper Deck product, it’s your only chance at landing a Michael Jordan or LeBron James autograph. It’s an intriguing prospect. However, they’re not the only great players in this product. As far as autographs go, it’s got a nice balance of young players, current stars and retired players. Even if they aren’t all superstars at the NBA level, Upper Deck has done a good job of landing some players who shone at college. Given that these are NCAA products, it’s a great way to create leverage for the product.

The exclusive thing works both ways though. With Panini locking up a lot of the 2013-14 rookies, it means that some of the key players like Michael Carter-Williams and Trey Burke aren’t in here.

My biggest issue with the checklist is the base set. At 50 cards, it’s way too small for a product with this configuration. Sure, they’re all meaningful players, but when you have that many doubles and are still a long way away from all of the short prints, it’s disappointing. That said, the fix here might be in the box and not in the checklist. There’s a big difference between the hits here and the base cards. Why not shrink the box in half? It increases the odds on landing a hit and cuts down on the duplicates.

Value: 3.6/5.0

This is another product where Upper Deck has done a good job of threading in content that adds value. Individually, the LeBron Supreme Court cards, Ultimate box toppers and On Court Authentics are tough. But combine them together, and the chances of landing a premium "extra" are solid. By looking beyond NBA superstars and focusing on college standouts from the past, it also adds some nice intrigue.

That said, boxes aren’t cheap and you’re ultimately left to who you pull. Upper Deck has done a better job than most every other company at lessening that with these extras.

The Fun Factor: 3.5/5.0

I enjoyed the autographs and inserts of 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball a lot. However, the base set was bland. This is where I spend a lot of time with my cards, looking them over, sorting through them and organizing them. With a bland design and small checklist, it was disappointing. However, when I look at everything else that came in the box, there was a lot of cool stuff to enjoy.

To see some of the highlights from our box break, check out the album on our Facebook page.

Top eBay Listings

2013-14 SP AUTHENTIC MICHAEL JORDAN AUTO 23 By The Letter "A" Patch Autograph
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Corliss Williamson 2013-14 SP Authentic BY THE LETTER patch AUTO #d 26 35
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2013-14 SP Authentic Paul George Auto 2 10 Patch By the Letter E
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2013-14 UD SP Authentic Sean Elliott Sign Of The Times SOTT Auto Autograph Card
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MICHAEL JORDAN 2013-14 SP Authentic By the Letter Auto SP 14 23 UNC
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2013-14 UD SP Authentic Solomon Hill Auto Autograph Canvas Rookie Card RC
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2013-14 SP Authentic Brad Daugherty By The Letter Autograph 35 35
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SKYLAR DIGGINS RC SSP 2013-14 SP AUTHENTIC ROOKIE FILM F X AUTO #96 NOTRE DAME
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2013 14 Glen Rice SP Authentic By The Letter Auto Manufactured Patch 10 10
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2013-14 UD SP Authentic Magic Johnson By The Letter Auto #'d 3 3 Ebay 1 1
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2013-14 SP AUTHENTIC JAMAAL FRANKLIN AUTO AUTOGRAPH
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2013-14 US SP Authentic - Drew Barry - Sign of the Times Autograph Auto
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2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2014-05-14T14:45:24+00:00 rating 3.6 out of 5

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Ryan's 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. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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  1. I wonder if Upper Deck knows they mis spelled Allan Houstons name wrong on the F/X film card — Sp Allen

  2. was wondering when the new UD basketball cards come out (ones with the new draft picks from 2014 )

  3. jeff » Nothing has been announced yet.

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