Basketball Card Sets
Browse our database of basketball card sets which features set checklists, product highlights, reviews and basketball card price comparisons.
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Headlined by the first NBA cards for Isiah Thomas and Clyde Drexler, 1983-84 Star Company Basketball was the earliest major NBA release from Star Co. and filled the void left by Topps’ exit from basketball cards.
1987-88 Fleer Basketball is one of the more overlooked basketball sets, but the simple release has slowly increased in value and recognition over the years. Led by key cards for Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, sealed boxes are tough to find and very expensive.
2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball is one of the crown jewels of the season as far as high-end hoops cards go. Rookie Patch Autographs and Sneak Peek sneaker shoes are among the returning highlights.
Led by Essential Credentials parallels, Jambalaya inserts and rookie cards for Tim Duncan, 1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball is a product that is worth revisiting.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball is headlined by the numbered rookie cards for Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter. Michael Jordan is also a major focus and is included in the popular Sign of the Times insert line.
2014-15 SP Authentic Basketball comes at the end of Upper Deck’s exclusive CLC deal for NCAA cards. Boxes come with three signed cards including a Future Watch rookie autograph.
2014-15 Panini Select Basketball is something of a souped-up version of Prizm. Featuring a chromium design and lots of parallels, it has a more premium lean as far as autographs and memorabilia cards go.
Featuring loud designs, plenty of color and an abundance of Zs, 1996-97 Skybox Z-Force Basketball offers a fun look back at 1990s collecting. The product includes the popular Big Men on Court inserts and rookie cards for Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen and Steve Nash.
Exclusive to Target, 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball has several different configurations, each with their own mix of cards and exclusives. Rookies come in several different styles.
Led by rookie cards for Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Ray Allen, 1996-97 Fleer Ultra Basketball is a fun product to tackle. Other highlights include rare Platinum Medallion parallels and inserts such as Rising Stars, Starring Role and Court Masters.
The birthplace of Precious Metal Gems parallels, 1997-98 Metal Universe Basketball is also the place to find popular 1990s inserts like Platinum Portrait and Titanium. Tim Duncan and Tracy McGrady are the top rookie options.
Headlined by Refractors and the best rookie card options for Tim Duncan and Tracy McGrady, 1997-98 Topps Chrome Basketball is a popular 1990s product that is still relatively affordable.
Although the brand doesn’t have deep roots in hoops, 2014-15 Donruss Basketball takes a nostalgic approach. Hobby boxes deliver three total autographs and memorabilia cards and more than 50 additional inserts.
2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection Basketball showcases some of the top players in the tournament’s history. Hobby boxes have two autographs and six Bracketology sweepstakes cards.
2014-15 SPx Basketball has elements that are both new and old. Boxes come with four total autographs and memorabilia cards as well as several inserts.
2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Basketball runs with its shimmering theme. This year, all cards in the product are serial numbered and boxes come with at least four autograph cards.
2014-15 Panini Paramount Basketball focuses largely on on-card autographs and the return of Dufex technology. Boxes have three autographs, all hard-signed, and one memorabilia card.
2014-15 Panini NBA Stickers return as a simple, straightforward entry point into the hobby. In addition to a comprehensive checklist, there’s a 72-page album to hold the collection.
2014-15 Panini Court Kings Basketball portrays the game as art. Besides some wild and distinct designs, single-pack boxes come with an autograph and a memorabilia card.
2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball takes one of the longest standing autograph inserts and frames an entire release around it. Hobby boxes have a pair of signed cards including one Lettermen Autograph.