It was an odd start to their careers, that's for sure. No hearing the commissioner call their name, then walking up to a stage and holding up a jersey. No Summer League. A short training camp with little or no preseason competition. Even the best 2020-21 NBA rookie cards won't likely match the year-long frenzy over Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Tyler Herro and the rest of … [Read more...] about Early Impacts: Most Watched 2020-21 NBA Rookie Cards
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Gary Vaynerchuk wasn’t wrong. The folks who used to collect sneakers have jumped hard into the sports card hobby. “If you look at some of our top-selling trading cards, like Luka Doncic cards, slightly more than half of our card buyers have also purchased sneakers on StockX, demonstrating a high degree of overlap between the two communities,” Jesse Einhorn of StockX … [Read more...] about Notes: Sneakerheads Fall for Cards; Panini Signs Top Picks; Big Pull; Auction Opens; Hockey HOF Closes
The strangeness that has enveloped the NBA’s calendar has made life interesting for its trading card partner. With the 2019-20 season ending in the fall, no rookie photo shoot, no Summer League or traditional early fall training camp, Panini America has had to push some products back. They’ve also had to push some products out without actually knowing who’s playing … [Read more...] about Notes: Pandemic Challenges for Basketball Cards; CBS Dallas on the Hobby; Cano Fallout; Honus Speaks!
They haven’t played a minute of a game yet. In fact, we won’t know who they’ll be playing for until later this month. They’re the great unknowns in a year of unknowns. It’s fun to speculate, though, and the newest MeiGray auction is giving basketball collectors the chance to prospect on members of the 2020 NBA Draft class. Shoes used in college and high … [Read more...] about Shoe Prospecting: Pre-NBA Gamers on the Block
In more normal times, this would be opening week in the 2020-21 NBA season. Normal, we ain't right now. It took nearly a full calendar year to finish the '19-20 season, the draft is still four weeks away and next season isn't likely to start until mid-January. With logistical details presumably still being worked out and the next few months abnormally … [Read more...] about 2020-21 Panini Basketball Release Calendar Shifts with Season Delay