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Lakers to Auction Kobe Court Panels; Hold Signed Ticket Raffle

The Lakers are selling the signed hardwood panels from Kobe Bryant’s last game and raffling autographed commemorative tickets to aid their kids charity.

Bryant Puts Own Imprint on New Boxed Set

The new Kobe Bryant HeroVillain boxed set includes commentary from the retiring star on his role as a good–and bad– guy.

Kobe Bryant’s Opening Night Jersey Sells for $22,020

The jersey donned by Kobe Bryant in the final home opener of his 20-year career was part of a series of NBA opening night jersey auctions.

Notes: Kid Mark Cuban Sold Cards, Big Bucks for Kobe Letters

Mark Cuban talks about selling baseball cards; the Kobe Bryant retirement letters given out at a Lakers game are selling for big bucks and Topps Archives will salute Bull Durham.

Panini: High-End Flawless Basketball to Return

2014-15 Panini Flawless Basketball returns with the ultra high-end product offering some new subsets and three-jewel cards honoring Team USA members.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.