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Bad Writing… Good Basketball Cards

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This website is dedicated to those who got the itch to collect basketball cards and never got over it. The blog covers a wide range of basketball cards; highlighting affordable cards, six-figure cards, and a good bit in between. We try to write good (well?) and deliver new content often so please follow or contact us with cards you’d love to see highlighted.

Quality basketball cards, like your Jordans, Birds, and Lebrons, will be hotter than Tesla over the next five to ten years… and I’m long Tesla!

– Unknown
Latest Posts

1998 Fleer Electrifying: Cards 1-5

Back in 1998, Fleer Tradition came up with a beautiful looking gold parallel set, simply called Electrifying. The card features a marquee player set against a gold refractor-like background with bolts of electricity emanating from the basketball. These cards are stunning and seem to resonate with other collectors as well, as the price history on […]

1996-97 SP Premium Collection Holoview

If you need proof that more isn’t always better, just look at the 1996-97 SP Premium Collection Holoview cards. It’s a shame, because this was a great year for basketball card collecting, and it saddens me to see an insert ruined by trying to do too much. Before I start complaining about all the bad, […]

In Remembrance

The first basketball card I ever got excited about was a fairly common card from the 1993-94 Upper Deck set. It was a parallel in the set called Skylights and my card featured Patrick Ewing in the foreground with a shot of the New York City skyline circa 1993 in the background. I’ve always found […]

Old School & Underappreciated: Baylor and Bellamy

When I see a basketball card or basketball stat I like on Twitter, I try to show my appreciation for whoever posted it. On Tuesday, I got into a little discussion with two collectors (looking at you CJ_tradingcards and Curly Cards) about some old school players that are consistently overlooked by the younger collectors, but […]


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