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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- 2011-2012 Basketball Cards
By today’s standards, 1995-96 Topps Finest Basketball is a very simple set. Rookie cards are led by Kevin Garnett, however a solid second tier includes Jerry Stackhouse, Michael Finley and Rasheed Wallace.
Led by Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, 1996-97 Topps Finest Basketball features a stellar rookie crop. The multi-tiered checklist makes building a complete set a challenge.
2004-05 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball may not be as strong as the legendary debut from a year earlier, but it’s no sophomore slump either. Dwight Howard leads the list of rookie cards.
1988-89 Fleer Basketball might not be one of the most attractive sets of all-time, but it boasts a potent lineup of rookie cards. John Stockton, Scottie Pippen and Reggie Miller are among those with rookies in the set.
2011-12 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball marks the return of one of the most popular high-end hardcourt brands in hobby history. Every box promises a total of five autographs.
One of the greatest sets of all-time, 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball redefined the high-end sports card market. The set includes the top rookie cards of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony.
2012-13 Panini Prestige Basketball is big on rookies and autographs. Falling one per pack, the base set has a total of 100 rookie cards from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 season. Hobby boxes have three autographs.
One of the most important sets of all-time, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball is headlined by the Michael Jordan rookie card. Other rookies of all-time greats include Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing.
2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball sees the return of several classic hobby names including Jambalaya, Precious Metal Gems and SkyBox Autographphics. Hobby boxes promise six autographs.
2012 Leaf Signature Series Basketball is an all-autograph release that mixes legends and rookies. Key signers include Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins. Every box comes with five on-card autographs.
2012-13 Panini NBA Sticker Collection returns with a comprehensive checklist of 360 stickers. Aimed largely at young collectors and set builders, the release includes glitter and micro-etched stickers.
2012-13 NBA Hoops kicks off a new basketball card collecting year with a massive 300-card base set. Included are 72 rookie cards from both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Hobby boxes come with two autographs.
2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball seeks to start a new gold rush for treasure hunters. The high-end set comes with a 2011-12 Rookie Class autograph redemption, two additional autographs and two memorabilia cards in every box. Solid gold cards return as well.
1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball features one of the best rookie card lineups for a modern basketball card set with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash leading the way. High-grade copies and Refractors are highly desired.
Released as a factory set, 2012 Rittenhouse WNBA has a 100-card base checklist. Every set also comes with an autograph of Nnemkadi Ogwumike, the first overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft.
2011-12 Panini Limited is a hits-driven set that comes with an autograph, memorabilia card and autographed rookie redemption in every single-pack box. The set features several focused themes and clean designs.
Combining new and old, 2011-12 Panini Past & Present Basketball arrives with a retro-themed base set and a handful of insert sets that use new printing technologies. Boxes come with three autographs and a memorabilia card.
2011-12 Panini Preferred is all about the hits, literally. Every single-pack box comes with three autographs and one multi-swatch book card. Several of the designs nod to the hobby’s history.
The brand that helped revive the basketball card market is back. 2011-12 NBA Hoops from Panini promises a huge checklist of base cards and signatures, including 1989-90 NBA Hoops BuyBacks Autographs. The low-end set comes with two autographs per hobby box.
2012 Leaf Best of Basketball is the company’s first product exclusive to hoops. Combining new autograph cards with slabbed buybacks, boxes promise a lot of high-end potential.