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2011 NBA Draft Best Players to Collect (Part One)

2011 NBA Draft Best Players to Collect (Part One)

Part One The upcoming NBA Draft has already been dubbed the weakest in recent memory. Multiple players that would have been lottery picks including Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones and Jared Sullinger, backed out before the deadline. Kyrie Irving, the de facto number one pick is only given that title since there is no one else […]

Dirk Nowitzki Basketball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Buying Guide

Dirk Nowitzki Basketball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Buying Guide

Since entering the NBA more than a decade ago, Dirk Nowitzki has been one of basketball’s top stars. However, he’s done so without being overly flashy or controversial. He’s been somewhat overlooked by many basketball collectors as well when compared with other stars performing at similar levels. Until recently, several of his rookie cards could […]

Michael Jordan Rookie Card Sells For $100,000

Michael Jordan Rookie Card Sells For $100,000

A 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan rookie card sold for $100,000 at auction on Sunday, June 5th. Find out more about Michael Jordan basketball cards and memorabilia by reading our Michael Jordan Rookie Card Guide, The Top 23 Michael Jordan Cards of All-Time, The Top Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of All-Time and The Evolution of […]

2010-11 NBA Regular-Season Awards

2010-11 NBA Regular-Season Awards

The NBA recently announced its individual regular-season awards and there were very few, if any, surprises in the bunch. The thing that remains uncertain will be whether these awards will have any affect on card or memorabilia values going forward. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award went to Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. The […]

Former Phoenix Suns Trainer Trades Memorabilia Collection for 1950 Mercury

Former Phoenix Suns Trainer Trades Memorabilia Collection for 1950 Mercury

Joe Proski, the original athletic trainer for the Phoenix Suns, has a love for sports memorabilia that is only rivaled by his love of collector cars. Joe grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and like most residents of Green Bay he is a life long Packers fan. His father worked for the Packers and was […]

2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball Review

2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball Review

2010-11 Classics is the basketball card equivalent of an above-average NBA 6th man. While it lacks the finishing touches and all-around game to crack the starting lineup, it does bring enough to the table to warrant plenty of playing time.

Derrick Rose Rookie Card Gallery

Derrick Rose Rookie Card Gallery

Complete 2008-09 Derrick Rose rookie card checklist with pictures of all 27 cards. Rose has a total of 16 regular base rookie cards and 11 base rookie autographs. By far his best rookie is from 2008-09 Exquisite Collection as one would expect. His hardest to find may surprise you.

Top 50 First Week Sales: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball

Top 50 First Week Sales: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball

John Wall, Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins, Gary Neal, Starting Blocks dual autographs, Landry Fields, Larry Johnson highlight the top 50 first week single card sales from Panini’s 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball.

Blake Griffin Rookie Card Gallery

Blake Griffin Rookie Card Gallery

Checklist and pictures of all twenty six 2009-10 Blake Griffin rookie cards with bonus stats, analysis and recommendations. From his Absolute Memorabilia RPM patch auto RC to his Playoff National Treasures patch auto RC, we cover each and every of the Clippers’ phenom forward’s true RC’s.

2010-11 Donruss Basketball Review

2010-11 Donruss Basketball Review

2010-11 Donruss Basketball is refreshing departure from the overload of pre-1960’s vintage products thrown at collectors over the past decade. Donruss instead goes with 1984 Donruss Baseball’s card design, which makes for a nostalgic trip to the decade of Deloreans, Guns N’ Roses, Member’s Only Jackets, Bo Jackson and Quantum Leap.

Big Time Hits: 2010-11 Basketball Cards

Big Time Hits: 2010-11 Basketball Cards

John Wall, LeBron James, Larry Bird, hearty patches, dual autos, quad autos, rookies, legends, superstars and a random collection of crazy 2010-11 basketball card pictures from eBay.

2010-11 Panini Threads Basketball Review

2010-11 Panini Threads Basketball Review

The imagination of Threads is absolutely infectious and although the product does have it’s bad moments, those are alleviated by the introduction of on-wood rookie autos, which are destined for hobby stardom. If you enjoy products that take cards in a fresh direction, I would definitely recommend breaking a box or two.

John Wall's Reebok "Gold Rush" Shoes Worth Their Weight in Gold

John Wall’s Reebok “Gold Rush” Shoes Worth Their Weight in Gold

In early November, Reebok sold twelve “Gold Rush” parallels of John Wall’s Reebok Zig Slash shoe at a New York City Footlocker. Each pair of the rare sneakers came in a lock box and featured numbering on both the box and the shoes. Since then, two pairs have sold for nearly $1,000 on eBay!

2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball Review

2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball Review

2010-11 Rookies & Stars is a solid basketball card offering that gives collectors a chance to grab the latest rookie autographs of big names like John Wall, Evan Turner, Derrick Favors and Wesley Johnson. For all intensive purposes, this is last year’s Rookies & Stars with updated rosters.

2010-11 Panini Prestige Basketball Review

2010-11 Panini Prestige Basketball Review

It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s Prestige. If you’re excited to get the 2010-11 NBA rookie class and LeBron wearing a Heat jersey in your hands ASAP, then by all means grab a box of Prestige. 2010-11 Prestige is far from a terrible product, just don’t expect it to re-invent the basketball card.

Panini Dream Team Basketball Card Guide

Panini Dream Team Basketball Card Guide

There are 6 different levels of the Dream Team insert set featured in 2009-10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball that collectors can choose from.

Tyreke Evans Rookie Card Guide

Tyreke Evans Rookie Card Guide

Now that the 2009-10 basketball card season has officially come to a close, we countdown the top five true rookie cards of 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans. From Crown Royale to Playoff Contenders, we cover all the requisite cardboard of the NBA’s “Smooth Operator”.

John Wall National Convention Exclusive Cards Offer Collectors a Pair of Hidden Gems

John Wall National Convention Exclusive Cards Offer Collectors a Pair of Hidden Gems

John Wall’s National Convention exclusive 2010 Donruss Elite and 2010 Panini Certified basketball cards provide collectors with an excellent investment opportunity.

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