Midas Touch: Top Selling 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Cards

Midas Touch: Top Selling 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Cards

As you scroll through the list of top online 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball sales, things may feel a little strange. While there are tons of nice cards to see, the A-list superstars are few. Autographs are even rarer. In fact, the only ink you're going to find on the list is from partial notes written on jersey tags.

Dominating the set's top early sales are 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand cards. Numbered to 2, each of the memorabilia cards has a massive logo swatch. Of the top 10 eBay sales through August 1, 2012, half were Bullion Brand cards. Leading them all was a Kevin Garnett, which sold for $750. It was followed by Tim Duncan ($600), Stephen Curry ($455) and Gordon Hayward ($310.02).

And as hot as the Bullion Brand cards are, they didn't represent the top overall sale. The most valuable 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard card thus far isn't Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. It's Deron Williams. A one-of-one redemption for his Solid Gold card hit four figures, selling for $1,100. The only other card of the top ten sales not to have a memorabilia swatch was a one-of-one Anfernee Hardaway Black Gold parallel.

Low-numbered memorabilia cards from some of the NBA's all-time greats also showed well. A one-of-one 14K Memorabilia patch card of 60s Celtics great Bailey Howell went for $450. A 24K Memorabilia Kobe Bryant patch card numbered 25/25 closed at $350.

Going from all-time greats to someone who has yet to play a minute in the NBA comes a pair of Anthony Davis redemptions. Good for cards of the first overall pick, one reached $480 while a second sold for $399.

While 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball sales aren't breaking records, the set does offer a ton of variety. Lots of cards have been selling in the $150 to $250 range. Like any high-end box, there is a certain level of risk. However, the set has a ton of low-numbered cards and deep checklists to help offset some of that.

Top 10 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Sales

Data based on completed eBay sales through August 1, 2012.

1. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Solid Gold Deron Williams Redemption 1/1 - $1,100

2. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Kevin Garnett 1/2 - $750

2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Kevin Garnett

3. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Tim Duncan 1/2 - $600

2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Tim Duncan

4. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball 2012-13 Draft Pick Redemption Anthony Davis - $480

4. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Stephen Curry 2/2 - $455

2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Stephen Curry

5. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball 14K Memorabilia Bailey Howell Patch 1/1 - $450

6. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball 2012-13 Draft Pick Redemption Anthony Davis - $399

7. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Black Gold Anfernee Hardaway 1/1 - $388.83

8. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball 24K Memorabilia Kobe Bryant 25/25 - $350

2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball 24K Memorabilia Kobe Bryant

9. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Gordon Hayward 2/2 - $310.02

10. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Bullion Brand Michael Beasley 2/2 - $305.05

Top eBay Listings

Roy Hibbert 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard On Card AUTOGRAPH #'d 137 149
$24.99

2011 12 PANINI GOLD STANDARD ALEX ENGLISH AUTOGRAPH 23 99
$29.99

2011 12 PANINI GOLD STANDARD MICHAEL FINLEY AUTOGRAPH 116 149
$29.99

LENNY WILKENS 2011 12 GOLD STANDARD GREATEST GRAPH AUTOGRAPH AUTO 149
$20.00

11-12 Gold Standard Marks of The Hall Dan Issel auto autograph #D004 149 *36377
$20.00

11-12 Panini Gold Standard Marks of The Hall Elvin Hayes auto autograph #D24 149
$20.00

2011-12 GOLD STANDARD #SG-45 O.J. MAYO AUTOGRAPH SP #28 149, MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
$14.35

2011 12 PANINI GOLD STANDARD SPENCER HAYWOOD AUTOGRAPH 086 149
$14.99

2011 12 PANINI GOLD STANDARD RONNIE BREWER AUTOGRAPH 092 149
$14.99

2011 12 PANINI GOLD STANDARD ROBERT PARISH AUTOGRAPH 39 49
$29.99

2011 12 PANINI GOLD STANDARD JUWAN HOWARD AUTOGRAPH 148 149
$14.99

2011 12 PANINI GOLD STANDARD TOM CHAMBERS AUTOGRAPH 143 149
$29.99
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection and can be found onGoogle+.

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  1. I just pulled the 2/2 garnett yesterday

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