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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- 2011-2012 Basketball Cards
- 2012-2013 Basketball Cards
- 2013-14 Basketball Cards
1996-97 SP Basketball is led by several standout insert sets. It’s also bolstered by several top rookie cards, including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Allen Iverson.
Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love lead the rookie charge in 2008-09 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball. The ultra high-end set features one of its strongest lineups with lots of rookies, autographs and patch combinations.
2012-13 Panini Totally Certified Basketball sees the return of one of the hobby’s most distinct sets. Every pack promises a hit including at least three autographs per box. Popular Totally Green parallels and HRX video cards return.
1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball marks the brand’s hardcourt debut. The set is led by Refractor parallels and rookie cards of Anfernee Hardaway, Chris Webber, Nick Van Exel and Sam Cassell.
Led by rookie cards of Grant Hill and Jason Kidd, 1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball is a strong sophomore installment of the popular brand. Refractors, a deep rookie crop and Michael Jordan also help drive the product.
2012-13 Panini Threads Basketball is led by an expansive checklist of 100 autographed rookie cards, all of which are printed of wood stock. Hobby boxes promise four total hits: three autographs and one memorabilia card.
Although it has one of the weakest rookie crops in the brand’s history, 2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball still packs a punch with its high-end lineup of autograph and memorabilia 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.