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Panini Announces Specifics on Wrapper Redemption at the National

Panini Announces Specifics on Wrapper Redemption at the National

Just in time for the 2011 National, Panini has announced details on how collectors can get wrapper redemption packs featuring exclusive cards and prizes.

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.

Julius Erving’s Personal Collection of Basketball Memorabilia Headed to Auction

Julius Erving’s Personal Collection of Basketball Memorabilia Headed to Auction

A large selection of Julius Erving basketball memorabilia will hit the auction block this November, care of SCP Auctions.

Second Part of Red Auerbach Auction Yields Almost $300K

Second Part of Red Auerbach Auction Yields Almost $300K

SCP Auction’s second installment of the Red Auerbach collection has totaled $298,875 in sales. Auerbach’s 1976 championship ring was among the items auctioned.

Panini Previews 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball

Panini Previews 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball

Panini gives details on the Golden Ticket prizes available to be won in 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball, as well as a preview of the solid gold cards included with the 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.

Upper Deck Announces Plans for the National

Upper Deck Announces Plans for the National

Upper Deck’s plans for the 2011 National include several exclusive card sets, giveaways, prizes and card displays. They will also give you incentive to embrace their controversial Certified Diamond Dealer program.

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.

Dirk Nowitzki Autographed Game-Used Jersey Highlights Sports Auction

Dirk Nowitzki Autographed Game-Used Jersey Highlights Sports Auction

Heritage Auctions has another notable auction on tap. The weekly Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction has 243 lots and ends on Sunday, July 3rd. The auction is filled with mainly with baseball pieces but other sports are also represented, including a game-used jersey signed by NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki. Highlights are listed below with […]

Lego Dirk Nowitzki Statue Unveiled at Legoland in Texas

Lego Dirk Nowitzki Statue Unveiled at Legoland in Texas

The tributes for the newly crowned World Champion Dallas Mavericks continue to pour in. Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine, Texas recently unveiled a seven-foot addition to the center that pays homage to Finals MVP, Dirk Nowitzki. The replica is made of more than 25,000 Lego blocks and took nearly 3,000 hours to build. A replica […]

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 […]

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