Basketball Card Sets
Browse our database of basketball card sets which features set checklists, product highlights, reviews and basketball card price comparisons.
- 1970-1979 Basketball Cards
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- 1990-1999 Basketball Cards
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- 2013-14 Basketball Cards
2014-15 Panini Preferred Basketball sticks with the high-end focus of recent years, however the types of autographs and memorabilia cards have been switched up. Boxes have three autographs and one book card.
1969-70 Topps Rulers Basketball is one of the most unique and colorful sets you’ll likely ever encounter. Showcasing players’ height, the fold-out cards include cartoon interpretations of such superstars as Wilt Chamberlain and Lew Alcindor.
2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball takes the card maker’s Best of approach and expands it offering four repurchased cards per box instead of just one. Boxes also have one original card.
2015 Panini NBA Finals Private Signings Basketball cards are part of a limited promotional set that was originally available through Panini’s online store. Get full details on the set and a checklist.
2014-15 Panini Spectra Basketball mixes chromium, color and lots of autographed memorabilia and basic memorabilia cards. The high-end release comes with seven hits per box.
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.