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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.

IfOnly Pairs Athletes With Charities For Autographs, 1 on 1 Experiences

Joe Montana

Athlete autographs and once-in-a-lifetime experiences can now be ordered via new web start-up IfOnly, which aims to profit so non-profits can benefit.

NBA Artwork Partnership Yields Classic Shots

Bird-Magic Rareink

Prints of freshly commissioned artwork feature past and present NBA greats in a new partnership between the NBA and RareInk. Autographs anyone?

A History of ‘Hoops’: From Jordan to James

David Robinson rookie card

It all began with the David Robinson rookie card frenzy. 23 years later, Hoops basketball cards are still kicking. Here’s a look back at the economical brand that’s seen a lot of modern NBA history.

Andrew Luck Signs Autograph Deal with Panini

Autographed Andrew Luck helmet

Top NFL draft pick Andrew Luck becomes first NFL player to join Panini Authentic, the autograph and memorabilia division of Panini America.

Estimating Prices, Pondering the Future for 1/1 Basketball Cards

Elgin Baylor 1/1

Determining what to ask or how much to pay for a manufactured rarity is tricky business– but not impossible. Might the future be kind to the rarest of the rare hits?

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.

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?

Panini Announces Digital Autographed Cards

Panini HD

Panini is hoping you’ll have a Smartphone in one pocket and your Blake Griffin HD trading card in the other when it releases a new collectible concept this year.

Kobe Breaks Down Basketball Card Boxes

Panini Prestige Kobe Bryant

Kobe rips some packs with the company that’s paying him to appear on the front.

Panini Pinning Hopes on New Game

Panini is hoping its monumental push behind the new Adrenalyn NBA cards gets more kids into collecting.