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Early Reaction to 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Basketball

Legends Lustrous Michael Jordan

2013-14 Upper Deck Black Basketball is back as a stand-alone product with the newly-released boxes promising six autographs of guys in their college gear.

1996-97 Fleer Sprite Basketball Issue Features Kobe Bryant Rookie, Australian Version

Sprite 1996-97 basketball cards

A relatively obscure basketball set might be worth another look. 1996-97 Sprite has a Kobe Bryant rookie and even an Australian version.

Cards Recall Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and the 1988 All-Star Weekend

1999 Upper Deck Jordan Retirement

Recalling the year when a couple of NBA legends put on a show at the 1988 NBA All-Star weekend and the cards that recall Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.

2013-14 Panini Elite Basketball Blends Hoop History with Modern Tech


Newly released 2013-14 Panini Elite Basketball is part old school, part new with four hits in each hobby box.

34 Years After Final Game, Maravich Cards Still Resonate

2001 Greats of the Game Feel the Game Classics Maravich

He’s been gone for more than 25 years and his last game was in 1980 but the popularity of Pete Maravich basketball cards hasn’t waned.

11 Great Bill Russell Cards

Action Packed Bill Russell

He won 11 NBA titles so why not a list of 11 great Bill Russell basketball cards and the most watched Russell cards on eBay.

1983-84 Star Company Basketball Launched Brief New Era

1983-84 Star team bag Clippers

The 1983-84 Star Company basketball card sets began to fill a collecting void as Topps and the other manufacturer continued to take a pass on hoops.

Victor Oladipo Rookie Cards Pushing Toward Top of 2013-14 Class

Oladipo autograph Panini Prestige

With Michael Carter-Williams on the shelf and a comparatively strong start to his career, Victor Oladipo rookie cards might be the cream of this year’s crop.

Carter-Williams Igniting Basketball Card Market


Was the 11th pick in the draft actually the best player? So far, yes. Behold the hottest Michael Carter-Williams basketball cards on eBay.

Panini’s $1,250 Per Pack Product to Come in Metal Briefcase

2012-13 Panini Flawless metal briefcase

2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball will pack seven autographs and two memorabilia cards for its $1,250 price tag–and come packed inside a metal briefcase.

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1978-79 Topps Basketball

Topps 1978-79 Basketball Unopened Pack

Underappreciated and inexpensive, 1978-79 Topps basketball packs offer a good chance to pull a big name. Watch as Just Collect Inc opens a pack.

How to Collect Cards of Every Player Who Has Suited Up for Your NBA Team

1969-70 Topps Walt Frazier

A basketball card collector gives some suggestions on building the ultimate team collection.

NBA Rookies Sign Cards, Get Shot at NBA Photo Session


The NBA’s rookies gather to sign their hot off the presses rookie cards and get photos taken for upcoming Panini America products.

10 High Powered Vintage Basketball Cards

Bill Russell rookie card

If you’re looking for the best vintage basketball cards to own, here’s a list of those you’ll find on most collectors’ lists.

One of Best Known 1948-49 Bowman Basketball Sets Hits Market

Bowman 1948-49 basketball set

The best 1948-49 Bowman basketball set ever to hit the open market figures to draw big time bids from hoop heads.

1948 Bowman Basketball: The NBA Debuts on Cardboard

1948 Bowman George Mikan

1948 Bowman basketball was the only post-War set until 1957. Got Mikan?

Panini to Launch New Hoops Card Product; Give Away HOF Trips

2012 Panini Prizm

2012-13 Panini Prizm is about to make its debut while the company launches a Hall of Fame trip giveaway.

Kobe Bryant Anthology Set Coming to Panini Basketball Cards

Kobe Anthology

The ‘Kobe Anthology’ will feature 200 cards spread out over the course of the upcoming season. Five winners will also get to meet him.

Panini Signs Anthony Davis to Trading Card, Autograph Deal

Anthony Davis Hornets

How long until we see our first “unibrow” themed card? Top NBA draft pick Anthony Davis has signed an autographed trading card deal with Panini.

Collecting Sports Cards in Australia


Collectors of American sports cards–especially basketball–are a dedicated lot in the Land Down Under, chasing the same cards with a similar passion, despite a few hurdles.