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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 […]

Game-Used NBA Finals Jerseys For Sale

Game-Used NBA Finals Jerseys For Sale

MeiGray Group has a treasure trove of NBA Finals jerseys for sale. Their current auction showcases Game Three of the Finals. Fans can own the authenticated jersey of their favorite player or attempt to buy the whole starting lineup from one team or both. In total, 32 jerseys make up this current auction. The top […]

Jason Terry's NBA Finals Shoes Up for Auction

Jason Terry’s NBA Finals Shoes Up for Auction

Jason Terry, a member of the World Champion Dallas Mavericks, has partnered with Reebok to sell his shoes from the NBA Finals. Terry’s autographed Reebok Zig Slash sneakers will be sold through the Reebok site to benefit his charity, the Jason Terry Foundation. Terry’s foundation aims to “help youth achieve their dreams through education, self-empowerment […]

Panini Announces Mavericks Championship Card Set

Panini Announces Mavericks Championship Card Set

The Dallas Mavericks were just crowned NBA Champions and Panini has issued a limited-edition set in honor of their big win. The 36-card Dallas Mavericks NBA Champions boxed set includes: One card for each player on the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks roster. Cards for each of the Mavericks’ 16 Playoff victories, including game-specific photography from key […]

Shaquille O'Neal Teams With Oreo Cookies for Charity Auction

Shaquille O’Neal Teams With Oreo Cookies for Charity Auction

Recently retired NBA great Shaquille O’Neal has partnered with Oreo cookies to raise money for charity. To promote their new “triple double” cookie, Oreo had a package of the new product signed by Shaq. They also included a case of the new cookies to be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls […]

Dallas Mavericks Win First NBA Championship

Dallas Mavericks Win First NBA Championship

Some will consider it justice served as the Mavericks beat the Heat in Miami on Sunday night to win the NBA Championship. Dallas took down Miami 105-95 and won the best-of-seven series four games to two. This win will cement Dirk Nowitzki’s legacy among the game’s elite and provide Jason Kidd with the title he […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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