10 Greatest Wilt Chamberlain Cards of All-Time
Wilt Chamberlain is one of basketball’s biggest icons and a true legend of the game. Take a look a his most celebrated basketball cards with this top list.
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Wilt Chamberlain is one of basketball’s biggest icons and a true legend of the game. Take a look a his most celebrated basketball cards with this top list.
A look back at the set that gave us Kobe, the “Chromie”, and forever changed the way we look at cards.
Full details on the 1997-98 Precious Metal Gems Emerald Michael Jordan parallel auction. The rare parallel is numbered #1/100.
Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have breathed new life into the early-2000s basketball card product. As a bonus, check out the added comparisons to “The Matrix Trilogy” movie series.
Release Date: November 25th, 2009
Hits Per Box: 5
Hobby Configuration: 12 Boxes per case, 20 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price (Average): $6.00 / Pack
2009-10 Topps Basketball Product Review, Product Information, and Shopping Deals.
Price: $825 / hobby box
Release Date: 9/29/09
1st, 2nd, and 3rd All-Basketball Card Teams: First Team C- 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team #21 Shaquille O’Neal ($50) F- 2007-08 SP Authentic #152 Kevin Durant JSY AU /299 ($300) F- 2002-03 Finest #178 LeBron James XRC /999 ($180) G- 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant ($275) G- 2003-04 Bowman Chrome #149 Dwyane Wade AU […]
2010-11 Donruss Basketball is refreshing departure from the overload of pre-1960’s vintage products thrown at collectors over the past decade. Donruss instead goes with 1984 Donruss Baseball’s card design, which makes for a nostalgic trip to the decade of Deloreans, Guns N’ Roses, Member’s Only Jackets, Bo Jackson and Quantum Leap.
The NBA recently announced its individual regular-season awards and there were very few, if any, surprises in the bunch. The thing that remains uncertain will be whether these awards will have any affect on card or memorabilia values going forward. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award went to Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. The […]
2010-11 Classics is the basketball card equivalent of an above-average NBA 6th man. While it lacks the finishing touches and all-around game to crack the starting lineup, it does bring enough to the table to warrant plenty of playing time.
It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s Prestige. If you’re excited to get the 2010-11 NBA rookie class and LeBron wearing a Heat jersey in your hands ASAP, then by all means grab a box of Prestige. 2010-11 Prestige is far from a terrible product, just don’t expect it to re-invent the basketball card.
The imagination of Threads is absolutely infectious and although the product does have it’s bad moments, those are alleviated by the introduction of on-wood rookie autos, which are destined for hobby stardom. If you enjoy products that take cards in a fresh direction, I would definitely recommend breaking a box or two.
Some of the hottest basketball cards on the market have nothing to do with Michael Jordan. 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green parallels are going for huge sums in recent weeks. We look at the top sales as well as the affect they’ve had on box prices.
2010-11 Rookies & Stars is a solid basketball card offering that gives collectors a chance to grab the latest rookie autographs of big names like John Wall, Evan Turner, Derrick Favors and Wesley Johnson. For all intensive purposes, this is last year’s Rookies & Stars with updated rosters.
Part One The upcoming NBA Draft has already been dubbed the weakest in recent memory. Multiple players that would have been lottery picks including Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones and Jared Sullinger, backed out before the deadline. Kyrie Irving, the de facto number one pick is only given that title since there is no one else […]
Part Two This is the conclusion to the “The Top Names for Collectors to Know in the NBA Draft (Part One).” Part one can be found here. Brandon Knight Kentucky Wildcats, Freshman Age: 19 Knight is another “one and done” player that Kentucky coach, John Calipari, is famous for producing. If it were not for […]
2011-12 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball Championship Bling is one of the hottest insert sets on the market today with autographs from Michael Jordan, LeBron James and more. Our comprehensive guide has a full checklist, image gallery and much more.
Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan plays a huge role in 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball. Know exactly which cards Jordan appears on as well as an extensive image gallery and more.
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Basketball Rookie Patch Autographs are bound to be the most expensive NBA rookie cards of the year. Get an in-depth look at the set, including images, a full checklist, team info and more.
2012-13 NBA Funko Pop Vinyl Figures mark the first time the popular line has crossed over into sports. Featuring a lineup of 18 figures, including Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
2012-13 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Variations showcase the various threads several players have worn in their careers. Get a detailed look at the set so you know exactly what to be watching for.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2012-13 Panini Immaculate Basketball Rookie Autograph Patch cards. See a full image gallery, get a detailed checklist, find out who the redemptions are and more.
2012-13 Panini Preferred Basketball Rookie Silhouettes are some of the most popular rookie cards of the year. Check out the entire set with this comprehensive guide. Includes images, set details, checklist, buying guide, real-time hot list and much more.
2012-13 Panini Prizm USA Basketball showcases the squad that brought home gold from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Take a look at the entire insert set.
The 2012-13 Panini Starting 5 promotion is rewarding collectors with an exclusive set of promo cards available only at participating hobby shops. Find out about the cards, the promotion and how you can get in on the action.
2012-13 Select Basketball Green Prizms, available only in special Panini Black Boxes given out at the 2013 Industry Summit in Las Vegas, are bringing in big money on the secondary market. Browse the set checklist, full product details, real time price comparisons and more.
2013-14 McFarlane NBA 23 is a mix of familiar and debuting figures. Get a complete look at the lineup including variants. Figures include Kobe Bryant and debuts from Damian Lillard and James Harden.
2013-14 McFarlane NBA 24 Sports Picks includes six figures and multiple collector level figures. The main figures include LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry.
Complete guide to the base card sp variations found in 2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball. Includes analysis, card images, print run information, buying guide and more.
Take a complete look at all of the 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Rookie Jersey Autographs. Includes a full checklist, image gallery, redemption info, team details and more.
2013-14 Immaculate Basketball rookie card guide. Includes set info, checklist, gallery and shopping guide for all the rookie autograph patch cards.
Towards the end of the basketball card season, some truly high-end rookie cards hit the market. Kicking that off, and likely leading the way, are the 2013-14 Panini National Treasures Basketball rookie cards. Ever since Panini landed the exclusive NBA license, the ultra high-end brand has produced some of the most impressive — and expensive […]
The 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees are headlined by Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond. View our complete guide, including a look at all rookie card options for the newest members of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
2014 McFarlane NBA 25 Sports Picks figures feature a mix of veteran superstars and debut pieces. Kevin Durant, Paul Geroge and Michael Carter-Williams headline.
The 2014 San Antonio Spurs are NBA champions. Take a look at the various gear that honors the Spurs title team with our helpful guide.
Panini has announced a wrapper redemption program for 2014-15 Donruss Basketball. Find out about the free cards and how you can get them.
2014-15 Panini Excalibur Basketball Kaboom! inserts are making some noise. The colorful inserts are receiving considerable interest and value from collectors thanks to their rarity and unique design.
For a product with a small base set, 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard Basketball has a lot of variations. Know what to look for with both the Photo and traditional Team Variations in the set.
The 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Basketball Sneak Peek cards have some of the most unique memorabilia swatches in the hobby. Take a look at the cards that are getting pulled and what they’re selling for.
The 2014-15 Panini Select Basketball Prizm checklist comes in three tiers, each with its own group of patterns and colors. See them all with this handy guide.
Get the lowdown on the 2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Basketball variations. Includes images, base card comparisons and more.
Headlined by Dikembe Mutombo, John Calipari and Lisa Leslie, the 2015 Basketball Hall of Fame class joins an exclusive club. Check out a complete rookie card guide for the entire group.
The Golden State Warriors are your 2015 NBA Finals champions! Celebrate their terrific season with a good mix of memorabilia and apparel that documents the title.
The commemorative 2015 McFarlane Golden State Warriors Champions NBA Sports Picks three-pack celebrates the team’s 2014-15 title. The set includes Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala.
The 2015 McFarlane NBA 26 lineup brings a handful of articulated figures of big-name veterans, fan favorites and a couple of rookies. Players include LeBron James and Andrew Wiggins.
The 2015 NBA Finals features the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers battling for a title. Check out the top rookie cards and more for the key players from each team.
The 2015-16 McFarlane NBA 27 Sports Picks lineup doesn’t have any big-name debuts but it does have several of the game’s top players including Anthony Davis and James Harden.
2016 Fathead Elite NBA Wall Decals are a limited edition release that covers the top current players in the league. Led by Steph Curry and LeBron James, the premium decals are each numbered to 200 copies.
Featuring the debut figure for Jahlil Okafor and another figure for Steph Curry, McFarlane NBA 28 Sports Picks Figures add six new options to the deep roster of basketball collectibles.
Offering the debut figure for Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns, as well as new sculpts for Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook, McFarlane NBA 29 Sports Picks figures include six main options and four Collector Level chase variants.
Top 2016-17 rookies Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram headline the McFarlane NBA 30 Sports Picks Figures set. Collectors can find six main offerings plus several limited chase variants.
McFarlane NBA 31 carries the Sports Picks basketball line into another year with the first Draymond Green figure as well as new options for LeBron James, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard.
McFarlane NBA 32 builds on the 2017-18 season with multiple new choices, including Lonzo Ball and Isaiah Thomas figures, as well as more Sports Picks options for Stephen Curry.
Collect top NBA stars on 5×7 game-used floor pieces with 2018 Upper Deck Authenticated NBA Supreme Hard Court. The memorabilia release includes Michael Jordan autographs.
Know where to find all the 2019-20 Panini Mosaic Basketball variations with our detailed guide. Headlined by Zion Williamson, the exclusive rookie cards showcase different images from the base cards.
Spot the 2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball variations with our detailed gallery and checklist. The SP versions include Zion Williamson and LeBron James.
Keep tabs on the 2019-20 Panini Prizm Basketball variations with a detailed checklist and gallery. The image short prints are exclusive to only a few formats.
Featuring just NBA rookies, the 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball variations are only found in certain formats. Know where to look and how to spot them.
Browse a real-time list of the 50 hottest 2011-12 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball card singles.
Browse a real-time list of the 50 hottest 2012-13 Panini Threads Basketball card singles.
With Jeremy Lin mania reaching an all-time high, we crunch the numbers of completed deals. See the top 10 Jeremy Lin card sales and compare them with what they were going for just a couple weeks ago.
The Air Jordan 11 Retro Concord has been an immediate hit among shoe collectors. We look at the impact the shoes have had on the secondary market as they’ve often been selling for more than double the retail price immediately upon release.
Precious Metal Gems are back. One of the hobby’s all-time hottest inserts return in 2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball. Our comprehensive guide includes a full checklist, details, shopping guide and a background on the set’s origins.
A blur of speed and emotion, Allen Iverson dominated the NBA for many years, mostly with the Philadelphia 76ers. View all his rookie cards in one place with our detailed guide.
Building a full run of a player’s parallels in 2014-15 Panini Prizm Basketball? Here’s a look at all the Prizm parallels including images and where to find them.
The number one overall pick in 2014 and the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year, Andrew Wiggins has been on the collecting radar for some time. View all his rookie cards and notable pre-rookie options in our full guide.
As one of the top big men in the NBA, Anthony Davis rookie cards are getting a lot of attention. Get full details on all of his earliest basketball cards.
An Australian man is behind bars for selling more than $500,000 worth of stolen coins to fund his Michael Jordan collection.
I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I […]
One of the most common complaints about the current state of sports cards is that it’s too expensive, making it a hobby that only those with a lot of disposable income can enjoy. Though manufacturers have attempted to provide products at a range of price points, there’s no getting around the fact that it costs […]
Find the perfect gift for the basketball collector on your list with our hobby box gift guide. We’ve highlighted some of the most popular recent releases and make recommendations at all price points.
Take a trip back to the 1990s when case hits were wild. They also often didn’t rely on autographs or game-used memorabilia. We look at 12 of the era’s best insert sets that still command huge amounts today.
One of the high-end cornerstones of the modern hobby has surfaced on eBay. A 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan BGS 9.5 is over $17,000.
John Wall, LeBron James, Larry Bird, hearty patches, dual autos, quad autos, rookies, legends, superstars and a random collection of crazy 2010-11 basketball card pictures from eBay.
Checklist and pictures of all twenty six 2009-10 Blake Griffin rookie cards with bonus stats, analysis and recommendations. From his Absolute Memorabilia RPM patch auto RC to his Playoff National Treasures patch auto RC, we cover each and every of the Clippers’ phenom forward’s true RC’s.
The Milwaukee Bucks have a long and not entirely unsuccessful history. Since joining the NBA in 1968, the franchise has won 13 division crowns and two conference titles and even managed to snag one NBA championship back in 1971. Eight Hall of Famers, including the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, have suited up […]
Find out about all the different 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Prizm parallels and where to find them.
Brittney Griner is viewed as one of the top female basketball prospects ever. Leaf is poised to release the first Brittney Griner autograph cards direct to collectors.
Catch Cardboard Connection’s Trey Treutel talking the hottest basketball cards so far this season on ESPN Mint Condition.
The 2013-14 Exquisite Collection Basketball Signature Kicks inserts are receiving a lot of attention from collectors. Check out our complete guide for a detailed breakdown of the set.
Despite being entirely exclusive to Target, 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball makes things more interesting by dividing the various rookies by the box configuration. Check out all the rookie card options and where to find them in our detailed guide.
While the limited popularity resulted in a short production run, the NBA LEGO line remains a fun alternative for basketball collectors. View our comprehensive guide, including images, information, buying guide & more.
Although he changed his name from Lew Alcindor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remained the same elite player throughout his career. Take a look at all the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar base cards from his playing days in our detailed guide.
If you are in the market for a new NBA jersey, check out this guide before you buy. This helpful guide explains the differences between NBA jersey styles, how to identify fakes, and provides a team jersey shopping guide.
Panini and the Dallas Mavericks have teamed up for a multi-year memorabilia and marketing agreement, which includes autographs and game-used jersey.
Panini is revisiting some of their high-end 2012-13 sets to create new Damian Lillard autographed memorabilia cards available through a wrapper redemption. Find out what you need to do to get one of these cards.
Damian Lillard finally has certified NBA autograph cards. Panini is including autographs from the Rookie of the Year in their final four 2012-13 basketball products.
The sixth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Damian Lillard is making a strong showing for the Portland Trail Blazers. Get an in-depth look at all of his rookie cards with this comprehensive guide.
Leading NBA rookie Damian Lillard has signed an exclusive autograph deal with Leaf. Under the multi-year agreement, Leaf will be the only place collectors will find signed Lillard cards.
Complete 2008-09 Derrick Rose rookie card checklist with pictures of all 27 cards. Rose has a total of 16 regular base rookie cards and 11 base rookie autographs. By far his best rookie is from 2008-09 Exquisite Collection as one would expect. His hardest to find may surprise you.
Fans of Derrick Williams now have two things to celebrate. He was already expected to go in the top three in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Now he has signed an exclusive deal with Panini, joining other exclusive NBA players like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and John Wall. Griffin and Wall were […]
LeBron James is the at pinnacle of his basketball career and should still enjoy several more years at the top. The LeBron X EXT denim sneakers are the newest edition to the popular sneaker line and the initial response has been huge. View our complete image gallery and shopping guide.
Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki completes a pair of signings with Panini to autograph cards and limited edition photos.
As one of the top NBA players of his era, Dirk Nowitzki rookie cards have slowly gained appreciation in the hobby and that has increased with his retirement.
LeBron James rookie cards regularly top the list for basketball collectors, but not all of them get equal publicity. Check out the LeBron James rookie cards that deserve a second look.
When it comes to autographs, it has been a bit of a dry spell for Dwyane Wade collectors. But that’s about to change. Panini has announced the Heat superstar’s signature is coming in 2012-13 Panini Elite Basketball.
Game-used sneakers from Michael Jordan’s rookie year have been sold at auction. Get full details, including final price, in our detailed guide.
The first week of release for 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball saw some huge single-card sales. Starting with a $10,000 Kyrie Irving card, see the top 30 single-card eBay sales.
One of the top NBA rookies in the 2014-15 class, Elfrid Payton’s play has gotten the attention of the hobby. View a complete gallery of all Elfrid Payton rookie cards, along with his key pre-rookie and college cards.
An all-time great that still does not get the credit he deserves, Elgin Baylor is one of the best players in NBA history. Take a complete look at his available vintage card options in our detailed guide.
LeBron James may be one of the most unpopular athletes on the planet, but his dominant showing in the NBA Finals bodes well for the future of his cards and memorabilia.
Panini has released their tracker for the 50 solid gold 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball cards that were seeded in packs of the recently released basketball card product.
Debuting in the same season, LeBron James and Exquisite Collection have a bond that continues to excite basketball collectors. Take a look at some of the most popular LeBron James insert lines from the storied product and much more.
Joe Proski, the original athletic trainer for the Phoenix Suns, has a love for sports memorabilia that is only rivaled by his love of collector cars. Joe grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and like most residents of Green Bay he is a life long Packers fan. His father worked for the Packers and was […]
Allowing the fans to join in the 2015 title celebration, the Golden State Warriors provided replica championship rings as an arena giveaway and later offered replica trophies. View the full details on the popular collectible options.
One of the greatest point guards in the modern era of the NBA, Steve Nash now adds the Hall of Fame to his list of accolades. Check out some of his very best basketball cards to collect.
Once again, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs square off with an NBA title at stake. Several hobby heavyweights are featured in the matchup, as well as plenty of other notable players. View a complete NBA Finals guide to the top rookie card options and much more.
Few cards in the hobby history carry the same clout as the Michael Jordan rookie card. Counterfeits problems run rampant, but this simple guide helps you tell a real 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan from a fake one.
Although his rookie year ended prematurely, Jabari Parker is still a key option from the 2014-15 NBA rookie class and should not be overlooked. Check out all the rookie cards for Jabari Parker as well as his notable pre-rookie options.
By announcing that he’s the first openly gay active athlete in a major American sport, Jason Collins cemented a place in history. We look at his top cards and look at whether his announcement might lead to any added collector interest.
The jersey worn by Jeremy Lin in his big coming-out game against the Lakers on February 10 has hit the auction block. Also part of the auction is a meet-and-greet with Lin and four tickets to the February 22 Knicks game.
John Wall’s National Convention exclusive 2010 Donruss Elite and 2010 Panini Certified basketball cards provide collectors with an excellent investment opportunity.
In early November, Reebok sold twelve “Gold Rush” parallels of John Wall’s Reebok Zig Slash shoe at a New York City Footlocker. Each pair of the rare sneakers came in a lock box and featured numbering on both the box and the shoes. Since then, two pairs have sold for nearly $1,000 on eBay!
Several Julius Erving rings, trophies and game-used jerseys are headed to the auction block, along with a pair of fight-worn Muhammad Ali trunks.
Karl-Anthony Towns is playing big for the Minnesota Timberwolves. See all the RC choices for KAT in one place.
Panini has signed five projected top picks from the 2015 NBA Draft to exclusive trading card deals include Karl Anthony-Towns and Jahlil Okafor.
A 2000 Lakers NBA Championship ring Kobe Bryant gave to his father sold for more than $165,000 through Goldin Auctions. Get full details on both the ring and the sale.
Kobe Bryant will be honored with his own basketball card set in 2012-13. Panini plans to launch a program that includes bonus packs in every box of their 2012-13 basketball products.
Several key pieces of Kobe Bryant memorabilia are headed to the auction block this June including high school jerseys and special Lakers championship rings. Get full details on some of the auction’s highlights.
Kobe Bryant is seeking a restraining order against the sports memorabilia company Art of the Game. Bryant and Panini claim the company sold fake Bryant autographs.
One of the hottest names from the 2015 NBA Draft class, Kristaps Porzingis has the makings of a star and collectors are jumping on board. View all the Kristaps Porzingis rookie cards in our detailed guide.
Lauren Hill’s journey has inspired the world. And now she has a basketball card courtesy of Upper Deck. Funds raised from the card support The Cure Starts Now. Find out about the card and how to get one.
It appears as thought a trademark lawsuit has led to Panini changing plans for a Kevin Durant “Durantula” short print in 2012-13 NBA Hoops. Paul Lesko has the details.
Kevin Durant, Panini and Nike find themselves in a legal battle with an 80s rocker over the nickname “Durantula.” Paul Lesko has the details and analysis.
In its counterclaim against Panini over Kevin Durant stickers, Leaf filed to have its attorneys’ fees paid. Paul Lesko provides full details on the case and analysis over where he sees it heading. Also includes a copy of the full court filing.
Paul Lesko updates the Panini trademark lawsuit where they are being sued by musician, Mark Durante, over the use of Durantula. In their response, the manufacturer admits to not being familiar with Durante’s music.
Panini and The Art of the Game have settled their lawsuit stemming from Kobe Bryant autographs the retailer was selling. Panini, who have exclusive autograph rights for the Lakers superstar, claimed the signatures were fake.
Jeremy Lin is winning battles at the trademark office at a furious pace. Paul Lesko looks at some recent Linsanity trademarks that have been wiped out.
The case between Kobe Bryant and Goldin Auctions has gotten more complicated. Paul Lesko looks at how Bryant’s response over ownership of the pieces planned to be auctioned could lead a lengthy legal battle.
Put your “King James” cardboard knowledge to the test!
Coming as no surprise, LeBron James had the most popular jersey during the 2013-14 season. See who else made the list of the top 15 jersey sales, as well as the top ten teams for merchandise sales.
People often debate what athletes are worth. For Luol Deng, it’s 5 pounds. Literally. The Bulls star is being featured on a special bill in the UK alongside David Bowie, Lenford Kwesi Garrison and Violette Szabo.
Named the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams has bolted to the top of the basketball collecting landscape. We take a look at all his available rookie cards, including card images, analysis, shopping guide and more.
Game-used jerseys from Michael Jordan and Julius Erving are among the many high-ticket highlights for the 6th Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction. Online bidding has begun with live bidding taking place on August 12.
Guide to collecting Michael Jordan’s rookie cards. Includes a rookie card checklist, card gallery, and more.
Michael Jordan is one of the most collected players in history and remains very relevant to collectors and fans. Check out some of the top Michael Jordan gift options for all budgets.
Suffering from flu-like symptoms, Michael Jordan delivered one of the most memorable performances in sports history, leading his team to a win in the 1997 NBA Finals. The shoes from that amazing night recently sold for over $100K.
Game-used and signed Michael Jordan sneakers worn during the 1984 Olympics are now available at auction. Get full details regarding the rare Converse shoes.
2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball has emerged as one of the year’s hottest sets. With Michael Jordan leading the way, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide of all of his cards in the set. Whether you’re chasing or window shopping, this simple visual guide has you covered.
Love letters written by Michael Jordan about 30 years ago are the subject of a potential lawsuit The original owner of the letters claiming they were sold against her wishes.
A pair of love letters written by Michael Jordan are being returned to their original owner after she claimed they were stolen.
A 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan rookie card sold for $100,000 at auction on Sunday, June 5th. Find out more about Michael Jordan basketball cards and memorabilia by reading our Michael Jordan Rookie Card Guide, The Top 23 Michael Jordan Cards of All-Time, The Top Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of All-Time and The Evolution of […]
Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Tiger Woods are all getting the Fathead treatment. Check out some of the life-sized wall decals available for the athletes.
It’s hard to believe that Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, has been in retirement long enough to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next month. It doesn’t feel like Jordan’s been gone long enough to be enshrined because he’s still so visible. Turn on a television […]
It’s patches, not ink, that headline the initial sales of 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball. Bullion Brand logo patches are particularly hot as we tally the set’s top 10 early eBay sales.
The Springfield Armor’s auction to raise money for tornado victims received some assistance from the NBA and Boston Celtics. The league and Celtics each donated items for the Armor to add to their charity auction. The New Jersey Nets’ D-League affiliate were already conducting an auction that included ticket packages to the upcoming season and […]
The Nike LeBron 11 Dunkman brings the popular colorway to the current signature shoe for LeBron James. View shoe information, images, buying guide and more.
One of the biggest rookie surprises for 2014-15 NBA collectors, Nikola Mirotic put forth an impressive first season. Check out a detailed look at all the Nikola Mirotic rookies cards and his key pre-rookie cards.
With the NBA season finally set to start, Panini has announced their overhauled lineup of 2011-12 basketball cards, with just two brands returning from last year.
Several of the top players heading into the 2014 NBA Draft, including Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, have signed exclusive basketball card deals with Panini.
The 2015 NBA Draft is in the books and many of the picks have their first (virtual) rookie cards courtesy of Panini.
There are 6 different levels of the Dream Team insert set featured in 2009-10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball that collectors can choose from.
Panini and the NBA have extended their deal that gives the card maker exclusive rights to licensed trading cards and stickers. Get full details, including thoughts from Panini spokesman, Kobe Bryant.
Panini’s portfolio of autograph deals grew much bigger with the signing of 16 prospects ahead of the 2013 NBA Draft. Players include Nerlens Noel and Anthony Bennett.
After months of waiting, collectors can finally match up a name with their 2011-12 Panini NBA Draft autograph redemptions. Get a full checklist based on the results of the company’s random draft.
Shortly after their names were called at the 2014 NBA Draft, most of the top picks were getting their first virtual rookie cards revealed by Panini.
Kyrie Irving signs deal with Panini that gives the basketball card manufacturer exclusive trading cards rights to Irving’s autograph and memorabilia.
Panini is suing Leaf and their president, Brian Gray over Kevin Durant autographs. Panini is trying to stop Leaf from using Durant signatures in upcoming products.
Get a full look at the 2012-13 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Mother Lode autographs, one of the most comprehensive hoops signature checklists of the year. Includes full checklist, gallery, team info, shopping guide and more.
Upper Deck CEO Richard McWilliam allegedly no-showed for a settlement conference last week for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar case. Apparently Adbul-Jabbar’s attorney was not happy. Get the details and the official start date for the trial.
We track the top 20 2012-13 NBA Hoops early eBay sales. Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis autographs account for the top 19 sales.
David Robinson was of the top centers in NBA history for the San Antonio Spurs. We take a look at the top basketball card options for “The Admiral.”
The San Antonio Spurs presented their fans and players with 2014 title rings on opening night. While the fans’ replica version is obviously not the same as the players’ version, collectors on the secondary market have pushed values high for the arena giveaway rings.
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the best players in NBA history and his collecting interest remains strong. Check out several of the top Shaq cards in our comprehensive guide.
Damian Lillard inserts featuring 12-13 product designs are appearing in 2013-14 Prizm Basketball. We take a look at these unexpected inserts for the reigning Rookie of the Year.
Few players brought as much excitement to the NBA as Julius Erving. We take a look at 10 of his best basketball cards, including images, shopping guide and more.
Is $95K for a 2003-04 Exquisite LeBron James rookie card a good investment? Bill Lee thinks so. Here is the full story behind his big purchase.
Led by LeBron James, check out a complete look at the best-selling NBA jerseys of 2014-15 along with the list of the top overall team sales for the season.
A giant among men, Yao Ming was a force during his prime with the Houston Rockets and only injuries kept him from greater heights in the NBA. Now that the Hall of Fame has come calling, we look back at the top Yao Ming basketball cards.
A rare sneaker collection is being auctioned on eBay this week giving collectors a chance at some of the top sneakers ever produced. Included are several pairs of early Nike Air Jordans.
March Madness is not just about the players. We look at the best card options for the top head coaches in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
There is no shortage of Michael Jordan cards worth admiring. One could spend days pouring through them. Save some time and cut right to the good stuff. Here are 23 of our favorite Michael Jordan cards of all-time.
Browse our comprehensive list of the best Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of all-time.
A Hall of Fame player for the Utah Jazz and one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history, Karl Malone remains popular in the hobby. Take a look at his best basketball cards in our comprehensive guide.
2012-13 Fleer Retro includes the first basketball cards of baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. Besides seeing what he looked like in his college days, you can get a full list of all the cards he appears on in the set.
We rank the top 10 rookies for the 2011 season based on their hobby potential.
Count down the top basketball rookie cards of the 1970s. Get card info, analysis, images, buying guide and more.
Blake Griffin has shown that he is more than just a highlight-reel dunker. The dynamic forward has the LA Clippers in title contention and collectors clamoring for his rookie cards. View the top ten Blake Griffin rookie cards with our comprehensive guide.
One of the NBA’s best players, count down the 10 best Carmelo Anthony rookie cards. Includes card details, analysis, a handy buying guide and more.
CP3 has led the Suns to the NBA Finals and his cards are trending up. Check out the best Chris Paul rookie cards to grab.
Dennis Rodman is most famous for his crazy behavior and wild antics, but the Hall of Fame NBA star still commands hobby respect. Check out some of his best basketball cards to collect.
Derrick Rose is getting back to his old form with the Bulls and his cards are starting to move. Join us as we count down the top ten Derrick Rose rookie cards to collect.
The Beard has the Houston Rockets positioned as one of the best teams in the NBA. Review some of the most popular James Harden rookie cards to collect.
Before dominating Capitol Hill as a Senator from Kentucky, Jim Bunning dominated the pitching mounds as a member of the Tigers and Phillies. His best baseball card appearances from his remarkable career are brought together in this comprehensive top list.
One of the hobby’s most popular players, Larry Birds has tons of different cards available. We weed through them and identify a few of the best options for the Boston Celtics legend.
Magic Johnson was one of the most exciting guards in NBA history and he continues to be one of the most popular options for collectors. Check out some of his best cards to collect.
Look back at some of the best Michael Jordan base cards ever made. Includes 10 of the top MJ base cards from Jordan’s time with the Bulls.
Patrick Ewing is one of the best players in NBA history and a legend for the Knicks. Check out a few of the best cards to collect for Ewing from his Hall of Fame career.
Stephen Curry is searching for another title to add to his many NBA accomplishments. Enjoy a detailed look at the top Steph Curry rookie cards to collect.
Tim Duncan is one of the greatest big men in the history of the game and his long career featured regular Hall of Fame production. Check out some of the best Tim Duncan cards ever made in our detailed guide.
What are the best rookie cards in the history of Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball? We count down the very best names.
Vintage basketball cards tend to get overlooked in the hobby, but 10 cards stand out from the rest. View a comprehensive guide to the top ten vintage basketball rookie cards of all-time, including cards images, info, shopping guide and more.
The first star of the NBA, George Mikan was also an early giant for basketball collectors. Check out 15 of his top cards in our detailed guide, including vintage releases and autographs.
We count down basketball’s 15 best rookie cards from the 1980s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase.
The 1990s might not have the same NBA rookie power as the 1980s, but there are some great rookie cards to be found. We take a look at the top rookie cards from this exciting decade of basketball.
While basketball cards do not have the same rich history as baseball, there are plenty of great basketball rookie cards. We highlight the top rookie cards in NBA history, counting down from 20 to one.
Vintage Hall of Fame basketball rookie cards can command huge amounts, but deals can still be found. Take a look at the top 20 budget basketball HOF options from the 1950s and 1960s, including images, analysis and much more.
With no shortage of classic Michael Jordan cards to choose from, enjoy some of his best inserts from the 1980s and 1990s.
Although his time with the Washington Wizards was short, collectors were still treated to new batch of Michael Jordan autographs. Join us as we take a look at 20 of the best Michael Jordan Washington Wizards autographs.
Cards don’t need to cost a fortune to be collectable. Check out 10 star NBA rookie cards for collectors on a budget. The list features NBA rookies from 2000-01 to 2009-10 products.
Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 2013-14 NBA Rookie Cards feature several notable names. Check out the top options with a real-time hot list.
After a slow start and several key injuries, the 2014-15 NBA rookies are finding their way and collecting interest is building. Check out the top players to collect in the draft class, including card images, shopping guide and more.
Led by Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and Tyler Herro, the 2019-20 basketball rookie class looks strong and collectors have certainly taken notice. Keep tabs on key options and the hottest auctions in our guide.
Featuring ROY LaMelo Ball and more, track the hottest 2020-21 NBA rookies and rookie cards with a top player guide and real-time hot list.
Led by Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, and Scottie Barnes, track the hottest 2021-22 NBA rookies and rookie cards with a top player guide and real-time hot list.
Featuring Paolo Banchero and more, keep tabs on the hottest 2022-23 NBA rookies and rookie cards with the real-time hot list and top player guide.
Kobe Bryant is one of the biggest names in modern collecting and he has been featured on thousands of cards. We take a look at some of the best cards out there for the Black Mamba, including cards from his rookie year, popular 1990s inserts and top autographs.
Highest first day sales from Panini’s heir apparent to Exquisite Collection. Tyreke Evans, Kobe Bryant, NBA Logoman Patches, and numerous other low-numbered “hearty” patches dominate the first eBay sales of 09-10 National Treasures Basketball.
From the legendary 2003-04 LeBron James to the 2007-08 Kevin Durant, we countdown Exquisite’s most Exquisite.
Kemba Walker has been overlooked for much of his NBA career but Kemba Walker rookie cards are seeing additional interest. We check out five of the best RC options.
John Wall, Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins, Gary Neal, Starting Blocks dual autographs, Landry Fields, Larry Johnson highlight the top 50 first week single card sales from Panini’s 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball.
A scoring machine during his career, Allen Iverson is one of the greatest guards in league history and is still very popular with collectors. Check out some of his top basketball cards to collect.
Showing why he was the top overall pick, Ben Simmons rookie cards have taken off based on his stellar rookie season. Review some of his best first-year cards with our ranked list.
Bill Russell is an NBA legend and one of the game’s all-time greats. View some of the top Bill Russell cards available, including his rookie card and key autograph options.
The Boston Celtics offer some of the greatest rookie cards of all-time. Check out our complete guide to both vintage and modern rookie card options for the Celtics.
The NBA scene during the 1970s was big and loud, but many Hall of Fame rookie cards can be found for cheap. View the top 15 HOF rookie cards under $50 with our helpful guide.
Charles Barkley is one of the most popular basketball players in NBA history and a Hall of Famer. Check out some of the best Charles Barkley cards of all-time
One of the last dynasties in professional sports, the Chicago Bulls are largely remembered for their dominance in the 1990s. However, the team has seen success in many decades and offers collectors an appealing mix of top rookie card options.
As one of the elite scorers in the NBA, Devin Booker rookie cards are becoming a hobby favorite. Take a look at some of the key cards from his first season.
Even in retirement, Dwyane Wade rookie autograph cards remain very popular. Check out his key autographed cards from early in his NBA career with the Miami Heat.
Get freaky with our guide to the very best Giannis Antetokounmpo rookie cards. Includes full details on his most popular and valuable first-year cards.
Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon is one of the most dominant centers in NBA history and he is a hobby favorite. View a list of the best Hakeem Olajuwon basketball cards available.
The Ja Morant rookie cards are coming on strong. View some of the best choices among his first-year base cards, inserts and autographs.
Jayson Tatum has helped the Boston Celtics become one of the best teams in the NBA and his rookie cards are getting more attention. Check out some of the key first-year cards for Tatum.
As the NBA Finals MVP for the Spurs and Raptors, Kawhi Leonard rookie cards have started to make the ascent into superstar territory. Check out the best choices from his earliest basketball cards.
Kevin Durant is one of the most dominant players in the league and a former MVP. Check out the best Kevin Durant rookie cards to collect.
With plenty of titles and some of the biggest names in basketball history, the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers feature a plethora of cardboard talent. Check out the top Lakers rookie cards of all-time in our detailed guide.
Building on his Rookie of the Year season, LaMelo Ball rookie cards continue to receive attention from collectors. Take a look at some of the top rookies for the Charlotte Hornets’ young star.
With so many LeBron James rookie cards to choose from, which are the best? We count down the top rookies for the NBA superstar.
Love him or hate him, Lonzo Ball is still working on his NBA career. Keep up with the top rookie card options for the young star using our detailed guide.
An impressive start to his NBA career with the Mavs has Luka Doncic rookie cards on the rise. We take a look at some of his best rookie options available.
King James and Air Jordan dominate the hobby and the two are paired on quite a few Upper Deck cards. Check out some of the best dual-signed cards for Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Michael Jordan is a player that transcends basketball and sports into mainstream recognition. Not just limited to the obvious basketball cards and autographs, a whole world of Michael Jordan collectibles exist and this list aims to identify the top ten.
While memorabilia cards have seen their interest drop in recent years, Michael Jordan game-used cards still command the respect of the hobby. We take a look at some of the best Michael Jordan game-used cards of all-time as well as top budget options.
Marking the final stages of his career, Michael Jordan Washington Wizards memorabilia cards present an alternate collecting option for His Airness. Check out some of the top MJ game-used WIzards cards to collect.
The Hall of Fame is the peak of sporting recognition, but it does not have to mean that the player’s rookie cards are unaffordable. With that in mind, we take a look at 20 budget rookie cards for Basketball HOF players after 1980.
The New York Knicks weren’t always so bad. Try and remember the good times with our guide to the top modern and vintage New York Knicks rookie cards of all-time.
As one of the best big men in the NBA, Nikola Jokic rookie cards are enjoying more attention from the hobby. Check out some of his top rookies available.
Featuring some of the top players in NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers are loaded with rookie collecting goodness. Check out the top vintage and modern rookie card options for the 76ers in our detailed guide.
One of the top players in the league, Russell Westbrook continues to produce. Join us as we count down the best rookie cards for the prolific NBA superstar.
One of the top modern NBA franchises, the San Antonio Spurs offer collectors a good supply of top rookie cards and plenty of great budget options. Check out the best Spurs rookie cards of all-time in our detailed guide.
While Scottie Pippen might be thought of as a footnote in Michael Jordan’s career, many fans and collectors have realized his importance. We take a look at some of the top Scottie Pippen cards for any collection.
Check out some of the best Trae Young rookie cards with a list of his top base rookies and autographs.
Zion is a beast on the court and the Zion Williamson rookie cards are heating up! Keep tabs on all his best NBA rookie cards and autographs in one place.
2014-15 Panini NBA Hoops has a handful of short print inserts that forgo flashy technology, autographs and memorabilia. Take a closer look at Kobe’s All-Rookie Team, Highlights and more.
Collectors and fans hope Trey Burke can use his strong rookie season as a springboard to longterm NBA success. Check out a complete rookie card guide for the young guard.
Now that the 2009-10 basketball card season has officially come to a close, we countdown the top five true rookie cards of 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans. From Crown Royale to Playoff Contenders, we cover all the requisite cardboard of the NBA’s “Smooth Operator”.
Surprise friends or family with gifts centered around the Boston Celtics. The guide includes the top 20 gift ideas for fans of the Boston Celtics.
The Chicago Bulls remain one of the biggest basketball teams in the world. View our helpful gift guide to shopping for Bulls fans and collectors.
LeBron James is back and so is the collecting and fan interest for the Cavs. Check out our gift guide for supporters of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There is no debating the importance of the 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card, but there are quite a few other early MJ cards that are also worthy of recognition. We take a detailed look at the top Michael Jordan cards of the 1980s.
Thanks to his Hall of Fame career largely spent with the Timberwolves and Celtics, collectors are revisiting the Kevin Garnett rookie cards. Check out the full lineup with a detailed guide for the NBA legend.
One of the greats on the court and in the hobby, Kobe Bryant is an NBA legend. Check out full details and images for all his 1996-97 rookie cards in our comprehensive guide.
Already an NBA star, Kyrie Irving looks to add to the legacy of the Brooklyn Nets. All his 2012-13 rookie cards are covered in our detailed guide.
LeBron James is an NBA superstar and the LeBron James rookie cards are legendary in the hobby. Check out the full RC checklist, gallery and hot list.
Need to buy something for a Lakers fan? Look no further than our comprehensive gift buying guide for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Michael Jordan Exquisite Collection cards remain some of the top overall cards in the hobby. Check out a detailed gallery featuring some of his most popular autographs as well as a look at all the Exquisite MJ base cards.
Another option for fans to honor their favorite player, collectors of all budgets can own Michael Jordan figures. We highlight some of the key MJ figure choices in our detailed guide.
Are you shopping for a fan of the New York Knicks? Check out our gift guide for a variety of suggestions geared toward fans and collectors of the Knicks.
With the Celtics star headed to the Hall of Fame, Paul Pierce rookie cards are trending up. Dig into the full rookie selection for “The Truth.”
Year after year, the San Antonio Spurs continue to win and their fan base grows. View our helpful holiday and birthday shopping guide for fans of the Spurs.
A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the biggest players in NBA history, on and off the court. View all the Shaq rookie cards and his other key early cards in our detailed guide.
With many choices available, picking a Stephen Curry rookie might take some time. To help, we have compiled all the Steph Curry rookie cards in one place.
Tim Duncan retired after a legendary career with the San Antonio Spurs and enters the Hall of Fame in the 2020 class. View all the official Tim Duncan rookie cards in one place.
Want certified on-card autographs from Hall of Famers for $10 or less? Look no further than 1994 Signature Rookies Gold Standard Hall of Fame.
With a lot of cards selling at less than ten percent of their book value, it’s nice to come across a set that has held its value and even exceeds published values regularly. My undervalued set of the month is 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs. Originally available through redemption, this set consists […]
Upper Deck Evolution video cards are back. A surprise inclusion in 2011 Upper Deck World of Sports, the three new cards feature Michael Jordan, Chris Paul and Alonzo Mourning.
Euroleague Basketball is the latest Upper Deck trading card exclusive. Get details on the deal as well as when you can expect to see the first cards from the international league.
Ever wished for a motorcycle used by Michael Jordan’s racing team? Got $50,000 kicking around for a pair of kicks? Upper Deck Authenticated can fill the void with their recently launched “Suite One-of-One.”
The 2nd overall pick had a successful debut season, making Victor Oladipo one of the hottest 2013-14 NBA rookies. Check out a comprehensive guide for the exciting guard, including full checklist, images of every rookie card, analysis, shopping guide and more.
Stance NBA Legends socks are, perhaps, the most fashionable pieces of sports memorabilia available today. They feature images of basketball greats like Larry Bird, Allen Iverson, Karl Malone and Shaquille O’Neal.
The list of most popular NBA jerseys has been announced and Derrick Rose is on top. Get a complete list & buying guide for the top-selling NBA jerseys, as well as the most popular players since 2001.
High-end basketball is showing no ill effects of the NBA’s earlier labor dispute. In the first week of sales, seven 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball cards sold for more than $1,000. We look at the set’s top 10 completed eBay sales during its opening week on the market.
When David Stern announced the first two weeks of the NBA season had been cancelled, the labor dispute got serious. With the status of the season in limbo, what does it mean for basketball card collectors?
Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming is set to retire. We recap his career and offer our picks for the center’s top rookie cards.