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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.

Best Rookie Cards of 1970s College Hoop Heroes

1972-73 Austin Carr

An ode to the rookie cards of college basketball legends from the pre-dunk, pre-three point era.

Panini Prizm Basketball Keeps Collectors Chasing the Rainbow

Trey Burke black auto

2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball features offers some big box exclusives and a boatload of parallels at a price point that won’t scare too many collectors away.

ESPN Dissects Quest to Return Original Rules of Basketball to Kansas

Original Rules of Basketball

ESPN’s 30 for 30 airs tonight, documenting the effort to buy the original rules of basketball in a 2010 Sotheby’s auction and bring them to Kansas.

Is Absolute Basketball Returning? Absolutely

Panini 2012-13 Absolute Griffin

The NBA’s trading card partner is making up for last year’s lockout-induced dearth of product by unleashing several new issues as a new 82-game season tips off this fall.  On Tuesday, Panini America offered some preview images and key information for 2012-13 Absolute Basketball, due out just before the holidays. Absolute will return after sitting […]

What’s Hot: Fleer Retro – Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

MJ Retro

Mike Fruitman says Upper Deck has found a time machine with 2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball with prices on the rise thanks to Michael Jordan and co.

Whereabouts of Wilt’s 100 Point Ball Remain a Mystery

Wilt Chamberlain

There was no authenticator to secure sports history that night. So what really happened to the basketball used in Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point record-setter 50 years ago?

I Heart the 90s (Inserts): 1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems

1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Ray Allen emerald

Their maker is extinct. They’re 14 years old. And collectors are paying a LOT of green for mean, green 1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems.

Part of Chamberlain 100-Point Game Court Will Be Cut Up, Given Away

Wilt Chamberlain

The court where Wilt Chamberlain made NBA history has been bought by the Philadelphia 76ers who have plans to preserve part of it, and chop up the rest.

Editor’s Blog: Jeremy Lin Merchandise Keeps Sellers Busy as Linsanity Grows

Lin game winning shot

The Jeremy Lin NBA story is driving fans wild and retailers are putting fresh material up within minutes of his latest heroics. He could help drive basketball card sales worldwide.

Jeremy Lin Knicks Card Coming on Leap Day

Autographed Jeremy Lin Hoops card

Panini has Jeremy Lin Knicks cards ready for the launch of its first 2012 basketball card product.

2012 Panini Preferred Details Released

Signed Blake Griffin 2012 Preferred

It’s essentially a package of autographs. 2012 Panini Preferred thumbs its nose at the lowly base card, but if low numbered autos are your thing, you’ll be guaranteed three.

The $400 Michael Jordan Autograph

1996 Jordan auto SPx

What may be one of the year’s only basketball card products has made getting a Michael Jordan autograph a more attainable proposition.

Dr. J Says Auction, Court Case Not Related

Game worn Dr. J items

Julius Erving says he cringed at stories tying the current auction of memorabilia from his playing days to a lawsuit he’s facing.

Dr. J Collection, Ali Trunks, Yankee Bats Among SCP Auction Headliners

Game worn Julius Erving items

Major pieces of Julius Erving’s career, a pair of uber-famous fight trunks, some historic Yankee bats and Mickey Cochrane’s memorabilia go on the auction block starting Friday.

Lakers Collection is Hoops Heaven

Game worn Jerry West jersey

You don’t have to be a fan of the team to appreciate the history behind David Kohler’s Lakers collection. Get a video tour of the shrine.

Judge Sentences Michael Jordan Card Addict to Jail

Loricchiella

An Australian hoops fan will spend time on the bench after pleading guilty to stealing over a half million in rare currency from the shop where he worked and using the eBay proceeds to buy Michael Jordan cards.

Cards to Kids is Teen’s Charitable Passion

John Macowiek

John Makowiec is doing big things with his extra sports cards. He’s hoping others will join him in the effort.

Vintage Sports Card Packs a Challenge on eBay

1955 Topps baseball pack

The popularity of unopened packs and big time auctions keeps collectors on the prowl for rare, authentic wax.

Kobe Bryant Still Denies Signing Autographs for SoCal Company

Panini signed Kobe Bryant card

The curious case of Panini vs Art Of The Game continues in court, with emphatic denials from Kobe Bryant that he ever signed autographs for the company. Who’s telling the truth?