2009-2010 Basketball Cards
In the 2009-10 season, the Los Angeles Lakers once again brought home the NBA title. This time they beat the Boston Celtics in a very tight series that went seven games. Despite this same result for the Lakers, 2009-10 basketball cards saw some significant changes. Panini, a little-known sticker company based in Europe, was getting into the sports card game. Renamed Panini America, they made a big splash when they acquired the exclusive NBA license starting with the 2009-10 season. Panini signed the number one overall pick, Blake Griffin, to an exclusive deal, preventing his inclusion in any other products. This is a pattern from Panini that continues each year with the incoming rookie class. Panini also announced they had signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Kobe Bryant. 2009-10 is the last year that collectors can find any Topps or Upper Deck products that feature NBA jerseys. While Upper Deck continues to put out college-themed products, Topps completely stopped making basketball cards.
2009-10 was an interesting year to be a basketball collector. Panini rolled out a line of products that included new products, as well as previous brands that had been acquired by Panini. One of the biggest products from Panini was the debut of National Treasures Basketball. This was a high-end product aimed at the same audience as Exquisite Collection Basketball. Also, Topps and Upper Deck had to dump a lot of excess inventory, so many of their 2009-10 products are loaded with content.
Initially, the 2009-10 rookie class was somewhat disappointing. Blake Griffin would miss the entire season due to injury, and other than Brandon Jennings and Rookie of the Year, Tyreke Evans, most of the other prominent draft picks did not start strong. The years that followed were kind to the 2009-10 rookie class and now it features some of the most popular recent rookies. Top options include 2010-11 Rookie of the Year, Blake Griffin, as well as James Harden, Steph Curry, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, and Brandon Jennings.
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2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball is a relic driven middle to high end basketball card product that showcases sharp card design, the popular RPM Rookie Card, and plenty of interesting pieces of basketball memorabilia from players past and present.
2009-10 Panini Court Kings Basketball Set Checklist, Product Details, Reviews, Boxes, and Auction Tracker.
Update brings the 2009-10 basketball card season to a close with plenty of on-card auto’s and relics from the season that was.
2009-10 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball is perhaps the most well polished Panini release to date. The plethora of potential hits combined with the sleek high end design and affordable price tag make this set a winner through and through for any basketball card collector looking to buy a medium to high end box to break.