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1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Cards

1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Cards

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1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball offers a classic base design that has aged well and a strong class of rookie cards. While the simple release does not present a ton of variety, Sign of the Time autographs remain popular and the product was part of the trend in the hobby toward numbered rookie cards in the base set.

Coming in at a modest 120 cards, the base set in 1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball is led off by ten cards for Michael Jordan in honor of his retirement following the previous season. Compiling the full base set is tougher than it seems as the final 30 cards are Rookie F/X cards that are each numbered to 3,500. There are no base parallels.

While the 1998 NBA Draft is not as celebrated as other rookie classes, overall the group seems pretty strong. The top names for rookie card collectors are Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce and Vince Carter. Lesser rookie options include Antwan Jamison, Rashard Lewis and Mike Bibby.

1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Dirk Nowitzki RC1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Vince Carter RC1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Paul Pierce RC

The only autographed cards in 1998-99 SP Authentic are part of the popular Sign of the Times insert line. The die-cut cards are grouped by rarity that can be easily distinguished based on the bronze, silver and gold tiers. Sign of the Times Gold features the rarest signatures, including Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson.

Inserts fill the remainder of 1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball. Dropping around three per box, First Class die-cuts are the most commonly found insert. The focus on MJ continues with MICHAEL. These Ionix inserts are comprised of 15 different Michael Jordan cards that fall one in six boxes, on average.

Lastly, Trade cards were a very tough pull but were redeemable for a variety of signed memorabilia. Although the promotion ended in 2000, the possible options were quite impressive, including signed Michael Jordan jerseys and signed basketballs from Larry Bird.

Although there is not a surplus available, sealed boxes can be found online for around $100 to $130 and include 24 packs.

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1998 99 SP AUTHENTIC BOBBY PHILLS SIGN OF THE TIMES ON CARD AUTO #BP DEC 1 12 00
$29.99

1998 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Bronze #GR Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets Auto
$15.00

1998 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Bronze #GR Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets Auto
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1998 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Bronze #GR Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets Auto
$15.25

1998-99 Dirk Nowitzki Rookie RC SP AUTHENTIC # 99 PRO 10 GEM MINT-#'D2111 3500
$199.99

Paul Pierce 1998-99 SP Authentic Rookie #100 #1287 3500 Boston Celtics RC
$15.50

1998-99 SP Authentic Rookie F X Dirk Nowitzki Mavericks RC Rookie 3500
$108.50

Dennis Rodman 1998-99 UD SP Authentic Sign of The Times Silver Auto
$249.95

MICHAEL JORDAN GAME USED JERSEY & 98-99 SP AUTHENTIC RETURN GRADED BCCG 10 CARD
$39.95

Ed Gray 1998 SP Authentic Sign of Times Certified Autograph #EG Hawks
$19.99

1998-99 SP Authentic Michael Jordan # M5
$25.00

AUTOGRAPH RC 1998 SIGN OF THE TIMES ANTWAN JAMISON MINT TAR HEALS SP AUTHENTIC
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1998-99 SP Authentic - MIKE BIBBY - Silver Sign of the Times Autograph GRIZZLIES
$24.99

1998-99 SP Authentic #95 Vince Carter Rookie Card (RC) 1952 3500
$147.00

1998-99 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Bronze #AV Avery Johnson Auto
$19.99

1998 99 SP AUTHENTIC SAMPLE PROMO #23 MICHAEL JORDAN CHICAGO BULLS HOF NM-MT
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Set Checklist

1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Base Michael Jordan #21998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Dirk Nowitzki RC

1 Michael Jordan
2 Michael Jordan
3 Michael Jordan
4 Michael Jordan
5 Michael Jordan
6 Michael Jordan
7 Michael Jordan
8 Michael Jordan
9 Michael Jordan
10 Michael Jordan
11 Steve Smith
12 Dikembe Mutombo
13 Alan Henderson
14 Antoine Walker
15 Ron Mercer
16 Kenny Anderson
17 Derrick Coleman
18 David Wesley
19 Glen Rice
20 Toni Kukoc
21 Ron Harper
22 Brent Barry
23 Shawn Kemp
24 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
25 Brevin Knight
26 Michael Finley
27 Steve Nash
28 Cedric Ceballos
29 Antonio McDyess
30 Nick Van Exel
31 Grant Hill
32 Jerry Stackhouse
33 Bison Dele
34 John Starks
35 Chris Mills
36 Hakeem Olajuwon
37 Charles Barkley
38 Scottie Pippen
39 Reggie Miller
40 Chris Mullin
41 Rik Smits
42 Lamond Murray
43 Maurice Taylor
44 Kobe Bryant
45 Dennis Rodman
46 Shaquille O'Neal
47 Alonzo Mourning
48 Tim Hardaway
49 Jamal Mashburn
50 Ray Allen
51 Glenn Robinson
52 Terrell Brandon
53 Kevin Garnett
54 Stephon Marbury
55 Joe Smith
56 Keith Van Horn
57 Kendall Gill
58 Jayson Williams
59 Patrick Ewing
60 Allan Houston
 61 Larry Johnson
62 Anfernee Hardaway
63 Horace Grant
64 Allen Iverson
65 Tim Thomas
66 Jason Kidd
67 Tom Gugliotta
68 Rex Chapman
69 Damon Stoudamire
70 Isaiah Rider
71 Rasheed Wallace
72 Chris Webber
73 Vlade Divac
74 Corliss Williamson
75 Tim Duncan
76 David Robinson
77 Sean Elliott
78 Detlef Schrempf
79 Vin Baker
80 Gary Payton
81 Doug Christie
82 Tracy McGrady
83 Karl Malone
84 John Stockton
85 Jeff Hornacek
86 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
87 Bryant Reeves
88 Juwan Howard
89 Mitch Richmond
90 Rod Strickland
Rookies - #/3500
91 Michael Olowokandi RC
92 Mike Bibby RC
93 Raef LaFrentz RC
94 Antawn Jamison RC
95 Vince Carter RC
96 Robert Traylor RC
97 Jason Williams RC
98 Larry Hughes RC
99 Dirk Nowitzki RC
100 Paul Pierce RC
101 Bonzi Wells RC
102 Michael Doleac RC
103 Keon Clark RC
104 Michael Dickerson RC
105 Matt Harpring RC
106 Bryce Drew RC
107 Pat Garrity RC
108 Roshown McLeod RC
109 Ricky Davis RC
110 Brian Skinner RC
111 Tyronn Lue RC
112 Felipe Lopez RC
113 Al Harrington RC
114 Sam Jacobson RC
115 Cory Carr RC
116 Corey Benjamin RC
117 Nazr Mohammed RC
118 Rashard Lewis RC
119 Peja Stojakovic RC
120 Andrae Patterson RC

First Class Set Checklist

30 cards. 1:7 packs.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball First Class Die-Cut Tim Duncan

FC1 Michael Jordan
FC2 Dikembe Mutombo
FC3 Antoine Walker
FC4 Glen Rice
FC5 Toni Kukoc
FC6 Shawn Kemp
FC7 Michael Finley
FC8 Raef LaFrentz
FC9 Grant Hill
FC10 Antawn Jamison
FC11 Scottie Pippen
FC12 Reggie Miller
FC13 Michael Olowokandi
FC14 Kobe Bryant
FC15 Tim Hardaway
FC16 Ray Allen
FC17 Kevin Garnett
FC18 Keith Van Horn
FC19 Allan Houston
FC20 Anfernee Hardaway
FC21 Allen Iverson
FC22 Jason Kidd
FC23 Damon Stoudamire
FC24 Jason Williams
FC25 Tim Duncan
FC26 Gary Payton
FC27 Vince Carter
FC28 Karl Malone
FC29 Mike Bibby
FC30 Mitch Richmond

MICHAEL Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:144 packs.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball MICHAEL Michael Jordan

M1 Michael Jordan
M2 Michael Jordan
M3 Michael Jordan
M4 Michael Jordan
M5 Michael Jordan
M6 Michael Jordan
M7 Michael Jordan
M8 Michael Jordan
M9 Michael Jordan
M10 Michael Jordan
M11 Michael Jordan
M12 Michael Jordan
M13 Michael Jordan
M14 Michael Jordan
M15 Michael Jordan

NBA 2K Set Checklist

20 cards. 1:23 packs.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball NBA 2K Kobe Bryant

2K1 Michael Olowokandi
2K2 Mike Bibby
2K3 Raef LaFrentz
2K4 Antawn Jamison
2K5 Vince Carter
2K6 Robert Traylor
2K7 Jason Williams
2K8 Larry Hughes
2K9 Dirk Nowitzki
2K10 Paul Pierce
2K11 Cuttino Mobley
2K12 Michael Doleac
2K13 Corey Benjamin
2K14 Michael Dickerson
2K15 Allen Iverson
2K16 Kobe Bryant
2K17 Tim Duncan
2K18 Keith Van Horn
2K19 Kevin Garnett
2K20 Grant Hill

Sign of the Times SOTT Bronze Set Checklist

32 cards. 1:23 packs.
Some cards were issued as redemptions.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Sign of the Times SOTT Bronze

AM Antonio McDyess
AV Avery Johnson
BE Blue Edwards
BG Brian Grant
BK Brevin Knight
BL Mookie Blaylock
BP Bobby Phills
BR Bryon Russell
CB Chauncey Billups
CC Chris Carr
CH Calbert Cheaney
DA Derek Anderson
DC Doug Christie
DK Derek Fisher
DM Donyell Marshall
DN Danny Manning
 DT Detlef Schrempf
DV David Wesley
ED Erick Dampier
EG Ed Gray
GR Glen Rice
HG Horace Grant
HW Juwan Howard
JH Jeff Hornacek
JR Jalen Rose
JW Jerome Williams
JY Jayson Williams
TK Toni Kukoc
TQ Tariq Abdul-Wahad
TR Theo Ratliff
TY Maurice Taylor
WM Walter McCarty

Sign of the Times SOTT Silver Set Checklist

13 cards. 1:115 packs.
Some cards were issued as redemptions.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Sign of the Times SOTT Silver Dennis Rodman

AJ Antawn Jamison
DR Dennis Rodman
HO Hakeem Olajuwon
LR Larry Hughes
MB Mike Bibby
MO Michael Olowokandi
MT Dikembe Mutombo
PN Anfernee Hardaway
RL Raef LaFrentz
RM Ron Mercer
RT Robert Traylor
SH Shawn Kemp
VC Vince Carter

Sign of the Times SOTT Gold Set Checklist

4 cards. 1:864 packs.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Sign of the Times SOTT Gold Michael Jordan

AI Allen Iverson
AW Antoine Walker
MJ Michael Jordan
TH Tim Hardaway

Promo Set Checklist

1 card
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball Promo Sample Michael Jordan

23 Michael Jordan

Trade Cards Set Checklist

1:864 packs. Promotion expired on 6/25/2000.
Allen Iverson Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Aontoine Walker Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Authentic Forum Floor Pieces #/23
Charles Barkely Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Eddie Jones Signed Mini Basktball #/50
Eddie Jones Signed 8x10 Photo #/100
Gary Payton Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Gary Payton Signed Framed SI Cover #/75
Hakeem Olajuwon Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Julius Erving Signed Framed SI Cover #/25
Juwan Howard Signed Mini Basketball #/150
Karl Malone Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Kevin Garnett Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Larry Bird Signed Basketball #/10
Michael Jordan Signed Black Bulls Jersey #/23
Michael Jordan Signed White Bulls Jersey #/23
Penny Hardaway Signed Framed SI Cover #/200
Penny Hardaway Signed 8x10 Photo #/200
Scottie Pippen Signed Basketball #/25
Shaquille O'Neal Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Shareef Abdul-Raheem Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Shawn Kemp Signed 8x10 Photo Cavs #/150
Shawn Kemp Signed Jersey Cavs #/30
Tim Duncan Game Worn Authentics Piece #1/1
Tim Hardaway Signed 8x10 Photo #/75
Tim Hardaway Signed 8x10 Photo #/150
Tim Hardaway Signed Mini Basketball #/125


Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author
Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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