It’s patches, not ink, that headline the initial sales of 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball. Bullion Brand logo patches are particularly hot as we tally the set’s top 10 early eBay sales.
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Take a trip back to the 1990s when case hits were wild. They also often didn’t rely on autographs or game-used memorabilia. We look at 12 of the era’s best insert sets that still command huge amounts today.
LeBron James may be one of the most unpopular athletes on the planet, but his dominant showing in the NBA Finals bodes well for the future of his cards and memorabilia.
Kevin Durant, Panini and Nike find themselves in a legal battle with an 80s rocker over the nickname “Durantula.” Paul Lesko has the details and analysis.
Panini and the Dallas Mavericks have teamed up for a multi-year memorabilia and marketing agreement, which includes autographs and game-used jersey.
The list of most popular NBA jerseys has been announced and Derrick Rose is on top. Get a complete list & buying guide for the top-selling NBA jerseys, as well as the most popular players since 2001.
Upper Deck CEO Richard McWilliam allegedly no-showed for a settlement conference last week for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar case. Apparently Adbul-Jabbar’s attorney was not happy. Get the details and the official start date for the trial.
Kobe Bryant will be honored with his own basketball card set in 2012-13. Panini plans to launch a program that includes bonus packs in every box of their 2012-13 basketball products.
High-end basketball is showing no ill effects of the NBA’s earlier labor dispute. In the first week of sales, seven 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball cards sold for more than $1,000. We look at the set’s top 10 completed eBay sales during its opening week on the market.
In its counterclaim against Panini over Kevin Durant stickers, Leaf filed to have its attorneys’ fees paid. Paul Lesko provides full details on the case and analysis over where he sees it heading. Also includes a copy of the full court filing.
Panini is suing Leaf and their president, Brian Gray over Kevin Durant autographs. Panini is trying to stop Leaf from using Durant signatures in upcoming products.
Upper Deck Evolution video cards are back. A surprise inclusion in 2011 Upper Deck World of Sports, the three new cards feature Michael Jordan, Chris Paul and Alonzo Mourning.
The jersey worn by Jeremy Lin in his big coming-out game against the Lakers on February 10 has hit the auction block. Also part of the auction is a meet-and-greet with Lin and four tickets to the February 22 Knicks game.
With Jeremy Lin mania reaching an all-time high, we crunch the numbers of completed deals. See the top 10 Jeremy Lin card sales and compare them with what they were going for just a couple weeks ago.
Some of the hottest basketball cards on the market have nothing to do with Michael Jordan. 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green parallels are going for huge sums in recent weeks. We look at the top sales as well as the affect they’ve had on box prices.
The Air Jordan 11 Retro Concord has been an immediate hit among shoe collectors. We look at the impact the shoes have had on the secondary market as they’ve often been selling for more than double the retail price immediately upon release.
With the NBA season finally set to start, Panini has announced their overhauled lineup of 2011-12 basketball cards, with just two brands returning from last year.
Want certified on-card autographs from Hall of Famers for $10 or less? Look no further than 1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard Hall of Fame.