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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 […]

 Doctor's Promotion Offers Signed Ball With Unusal Requirement

Doctor’s Promotion Offers Signed Ball With Unusal Requirement

A urologist in Dallas has formed an interesting balance between medicine and sports by offering a signed Mavericks’ basketball to the first patient to schedule and undergo a vasectomy during the NBA Finals. According to Dr. Mitchell Moskowitz, the urologist sponsoring the promotion, the ball was purchased from the “Mavs Foundation,” a group that sells […]

Shaquille O'Neal Retires From Basketball

Shaquille O’Neal Retires From Basketball

Shaquille O’Neal has decided he is finished with his basketball career after an injury-plagued season kept him from his chance at a fifth NBA title. O’Neal made the announcement through Twitter and then uploaded a video online. The short message said, “We did it. Nineteen years, baby. I want to thank you very much, that’s […]

Ellen DeGeneres Auctions NBA Memorabilia for Tornado Victims

Ellen DeGeneres Auctions NBA Memorabilia for Tornado Victims

Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show “Ellen” that she will be auctioning NBA memorabilia with the proceeds going to Noah’s Wish and the American Red Cross to help victims of the tornadoes in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Ellen received the items from various NBA teams with the hope that she would support them on […]

Remaining Amway Arena Infrastructure to be Auctioned

Remaining Amway Arena Infrastructure to be Auctioned

The Amway Arena in Orlando will literally be sold, piece by piece, next month to the highest bidder. The Heritage Global auction will be held on June 8th on behalf of the city of Orlando and the Orlando Magic and will include much of the arena’s infrastructure. The auction will be held at the arena […]

One Last Vote to Finalize Fan-Chosen Insert Set in NBA Hoops 2011-2012

One Last Vote to Finalize Fan-Chosen Insert Set in NBA Hoops 2011-2012

The player checklist is pretty much set. Now, only the design remains for the 2011-2012 NBA Hoops insert set chosen entirely by the fans. “A Night to Remember” will cover 20 players and their single-game NBA records. The players and their achievements are listed below in order of voting: Regular Season: Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game scoring […]

Even in Retirement, Michael Jordan Continues to Drive Basketball Collecting

Even in Retirement, Michael Jordan Continues to Drive Basketball Collecting

The Chicago Bulls took an expected tumble from the top of the sports world when Michael Jordan retired for the second time, and final as a Bull, on January 13th, 1999. Although he would return to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards, he did not display the same dominance he showed during his […]

LeBron James Autographed "Tegata" Available for Sale

LeBron James Autographed “Tegata” Available for Sale

Upper Deck Authenticated has released the images of LeBron James’ Tegata to be sold on their website. Tegata is a traditional Japanese form of memorabilia intended to honor the very best of a respective sport. The unique item is composed of handmade Japanese Fuji paper and contains a black-ink hand-print from James as well as […]

Strong Showing in NBA Playoffs Could Lead to Hobby Success

Strong Showing in NBA Playoffs Could Lead to Hobby Success

After taking charge in the playoffs, Danny Granger, Jrue Holiday, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Zach Randolph seemed poised to have their rookie card values rise.

Loaded Sports Auction Brings in $2.4 Million

Loaded Sports Auction Brings in $2.4 Million

Julius Erving and John Wooden highlighted an amazing group of sports items recently sold at Grey Flannel’s “Summer Games” Auction. Erving’s ABA game-used and autographed Virginia Squires 1972-73 jersey sold for an astounding $190,414. The high value is attributed to the fact that the jersey is a rare version that was only used by the […]

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 […]

Amare Stoudemire Signs Memorabilia Deal with Steiner Sports

Amare Stoudemire Signs Memorabilia Deal with Steiner Sports

Amare Stoudemire has signed a memorabilia contract with Steiner Sports, adding to the list of big name New York athletes on the Steiner roster.

Seattle SuperSonics 1978-79 NBA Championship Ring Sells for $115K

Seattle SuperSonics 1978-79 NBA Championship Ring Sells for $115K

Downtown Freddy Brown’s 1979 NBA Championship ring recently hit the auction block and commanded a final sales price of $115,242.

2011-2012 Panini Hoops Voting Continues for Fan Chosen Insert Set

2011-2012 Panini Hoops Voting Continues for Fan Chosen Insert Set

Collectors are getting the chance to create an insert set in the upcoming 2011-2012 Panini NBA Hoops set. The set is scheduled for a late September release.

Washington Wizards Unveil New Jerseys & Color Scheme

Washington Wizards Unveil New Jerseys & Color Scheme

The new Washington Wizards owner has decided to change the look of his team’s jerseys.

Unique Charles Barkley Sports Memorabilia Hits Auction Block for Charity

Unique Charles Barkley Sports Memorabilia Hits Auction Block for Charity

Some rather unique Charles Barkley sports memorabilia has made its way onto eBay.

First Leg of Red Auerbach Memorabilia Auction a Success

First Leg of Red Auerbach Memorabilia Auction a Success

The first of a three-part sports memorabilia auction centered around Red Auerbach’s memorabilia collection resulted in a total of $785,550 in sales.

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