What Are the Most Valuable 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Cards?

What Are the Most Valuable 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Cards?

If the initial sales of 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball are any indication, high-end basketball card collectors appear to have gotten over the NBA's labor dispute. After about a week on the market, seven cards from the set have already sold for more than $1,000, including four that soared past $2,000.

For the past several months, the market for high-end basketball cards has heated up. While late-90s stuff has led the way, thanks in large part to Michael Jordan, newer stuff has also been moving well. Low-numbered autographs and patches of marquee players in 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball are proving this as well.

The top two sales, thus far, both belong to Kobe Bryant. A Panini's Choice Award Emerald Autograph numbered to 3 topped out at $3,506.78. The one-of-one Black version of the same card went for $3,050. Both cards feature on-card autographs and are based on the design of the Cramer's Choice cards Pacific produced about a decade ago.

Also very strong in early 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball sales are the Silhouette Autographed Patch cards. Another throwback to the Pacific brand, the cards have a die-cut player image on top of an embedded jersey or patch piece. The cards are also highlighted by on-card signatures. A pair of Derrick Rose Silhouette autographed patch cards, each numbered to 5, sold for $2,605.10 and $1,999.99. Other strong Silhouette sales included $2,450 for a Bryant 4/10, $899.99 for a John Stockton 5/5, and $720 for a Blake Griffin 2/3.

Unopened boxes of 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball are moving at about $200.

1. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Panini's Choice Award Emerald Autograph Kobe Bryant 3/3 - $3,506.78

2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Paninis Choice Award Emerald Autograph Kob Bryant 3 212x300 Image

2. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Panini's Choice Award Black Autograph Kobe Bryant 1/1 - $3,050

2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Paninis Choice Award Black Autograph Kob Bryant 1 211x300 Image

3. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Autographed Patch Derrick Rose 2/5 - $2,605.10

03 2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Derrick Rose 5 215x300 Image

4. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Autographed Patch Kobe Bryant 4/10 - $2,450

04 2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Kobe Bryant 10 216x300 Image

5. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Autographed Patch Derrick Rose 5/5 - $1999.99

05 2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Derrick Rose 5 212x300 Image

6. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Black Signatures Kobe Bryant 1/1 - $1,991

06 2011 12 Panini Preferred 66 Kobe Bryant Autograph 1 211x300 Image

7. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Black Signatures Kevin Durant 1/1 - $1,625

7 2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Black Signatures Kevin Durant 1 260x250 Image

8. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Autographed Patch John Stockton 5/5 - $899.99

08 2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Autograph John Stockton 5 210x300 Image

9. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Legends Book Card "Legend" 2/3 - $790

Features Elgin Baylor, George Mikan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Shaquille O'Neal

09 2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Legends Book Card Lakers 3.jpg 260x181 Image

10. 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball Sihouette Autographed Patch Blake Griffin 2/3 - $720

10 2011 12 Panini Preferred Basketball Silhouette Autograph Blake Griffin 3 213x300 Image

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Brandon Jennings Panini Preferred Patch Auto #213 49 2011-12
$50.00
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2011-12 Panini Preferred Decade 00 LeBron, Carmelo, Howard Patch Book 199
$49.99
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2011-12 Panini Preferred 8 Player Patch Booklet #'D 25 - Lebron Durant Love
$31.56
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2010 2011 PANINI PREFERRED JAMES ANDERSON SILHOUETTE JUMBO PATCH 11 25 LETTER
$49.99
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2011 PANINI PREFERRED PLATES & PATCHES ASSISTS ! ROSE , RONDO ETC. #009 199 $$$
$15.00
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LEBRON JAMES KEVIN DURANT LOVE GARNETT 2011-12 PREFERRED BOOKLET SICK PATCH # 25
$189.99
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CHRIS PAUL 2011-12 PREFERRED SILHOUETTES AUTO SICK JUMBO 3CLR Patch 5 10 SSP
$989.00
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2011-12 Panini Preferred Tim Hardaway USA Flag Patch AUTO 20 149 WARRIORS HEAT
$24.99
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2011-12 PANINI PREFERRED SILHOUETTES PRIME MICHAEL CAGE PATCH AUTO 25
$139.00
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2011-12 PANINI PREFERRED SILHOUETTES PRIME DARRELL GRIFFITH PATCH AUTO 25
$129.99
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2011-12 PANINI PREFERRED SILHOUETTES PRIME GORDON HAYWARD PATCH AUTO 25
$149.99
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2011-12 PANINI PREFERRED SILHOUETTES PRIME KIKI VANDEWEGHE PATCH AUTO 25
$129.00
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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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