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Michael Jordan and Julius Erving Game-Used Jerseys Highlight Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction

Michael Jordan and Julius Erving Game-Used Jerseys Highlight Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction

Game-used jerseys from Michael Jordan and Julius Erving are among the many high-ticket highlights for the 6th Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction. Online bidding has begun with live bidding taking place on August 12.

First Solid Gold Cards From 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball Hit eBay

First Solid Gold Cards From 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball Hit eBay

Panini has released their tracker for the 50 solid gold 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball cards that were seeded in packs of the recently released basketball card product.

Michael Jordan Love Letters to Be Returned

Michael Jordan Love Letters to Be Returned

A pair of love letters written by Michael Jordan are being returned to their original owner after she claimed they were stolen.

Kobe Bryant Pursues Restraining Order Against Sports Memorabilia Company

Kobe Bryant Pursues Restraining Order Against Sports Memorabilia Company

Kobe Bryant is seeking a restraining order against the sports memorabilia company Art of the Game. Bryant and Panini claim the company sold fake Bryant autographs.

Yao Ming Set to Retire

Yao Ming Set to Retire

Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming is set to retire. We recap his career and offer our picks for the center’s top rookie cards.

Michael Jordan Love Letters Could Lead to Legal Action

Michael Jordan Love Letters Could Lead to Legal Action

Love letters written by Michael Jordan about 30 years ago are the subject of a potential lawsuit The original owner of the letters claiming they were sold against her wishes.

Dirk Nowitzki Autographs Cards and Photos for Panini

Dirk Nowitzki Autographs Cards and Photos for Panini

Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki completes a pair of signings with Panini to autograph cards and limited edition photos.

Top 10 2011 NBA Rookies

Top 10 2011 NBA Rookies

We rank the top 10 rookies for the 2011 season based on their hobby potential.

Undervalued Sports Card Sets: 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs

Undervalued Sports Card Sets: 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs

With a lot of cards selling at less than ten percent of their book value, it’s nice to come across a set that has held its value and even exceeds published values regularly. My undervalued set of the month is 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs. Originally available through redemption, this set consists […]

Panini Signs Kyrie Irving to Exclusive Deal

Panini Signs Kyrie Irving to Exclusive Deal

Kyrie Irving signs deal with Panini that gives the basketball card manufacturer exclusive trading cards rights to Irving’s autograph and memorabilia.

Derrick Williams Signs with Panini

Derrick Williams Signs with Panini

Fans of Derrick Williams now have two things to celebrate. He was already expected to go in the top three in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Now he has signed an exclusive deal with Panini, joining other exclusive NBA players like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and John Wall. Griffin and Wall were […]

2011 NBA Draft Best Players to Collect (Part Two)

2011 NBA Draft Best Players to Collect (Part Two)

Part Two This is the conclusion to the “The Top Names for Collectors to Know in the NBA Draft (Part One).” Part one can be found here. Brandon Knight Kentucky Wildcats, Freshman Age: 19 Knight is another “one and done” player that Kentucky coach, John Calipari, is famous for producing. If it were not for […]

Autograph Collecting: Protecting Against Forgeries

Autograph Collecting: Protecting Against Forgeries

I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I […]

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NBA, Celtics and Nets Help Springfield Armor Raise Money for Tornado Victims

NBA, Celtics and Nets Help Springfield Armor Raise Money for Tornado Victims

The Springfield Armor’s auction to raise money for tornado victims received some assistance from the NBA and Boston Celtics. The league and Celtics each donated items for the Armor to add to their charity auction. The New Jersey Nets’ D-League affiliate were already conducting an auction that included ticket packages to the upcoming season and […]

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 […]

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