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Happy Birthday Magic

While summers are usually quiet for basketball fans (under normal non-Covid circumstances), August just so happens to be a big month for L.A. Lakers fans. They have Wilt, Kobe, and Magic all celebrating their birthdays this month, and Magic is celebrating his 61st birthday today (August 14th). If you’re a new visitor to the blog […]

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A Headbutt To The Wallet: These Rookie Cards Have Become Freakishly Expensive

How do they say “Sorry, I’m too poor” in Greek? Because that would be my answer if anyone offered to sell me pretty much any of Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s rookie cards. Personally, I’m still not 100% sold on Giannis yet, but I recently looked at what his Prizm rookie was selling for and I almost had […]

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Topps or Bowman Curry Rookie?

There are many many cards that I’d like to add to my collection, but a Steph Curry rookie card would be at the top of my list today. I fell out of the hobby for about 15 years while I was finishing up college and getting a taste for the real world, so my current […]

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Top 5 NBA Nicknames

What’s in a name? It’s a question often asked, from Shakespeare to talentless blog writers like myself. A good nickname can elevate a mediocre player to a higher status and can help fans and collectors feel more connected to the players they admire. The NBA knows a thing or two about great nicknames. The sport […]

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Jordan’s Other Number(s)

When I think about Jordan, the first thing I think is GOAT (greatest of all time… obviously). The next thing that comes to mind is probably a #23 Bulls jersey. But there was also a short period of time in the mid-90s when Jordan wore #45. Remember? Jay-Z even raps about it in his single […]

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Dropping Dimes

Basketball has a rich history of superstars, but as a kid growing up in a suburb of Boston, the two players I idolized most were Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. To me, the way they played basketball was special, and the respect those guys had for each other was heartwarming. What put those guys above […]

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Would an Upcycled Parallel Resonate With Collectors?

Yesterday, I put up a twitter post asking if people liked clear plastic acetate cards. I only received five responses, but three people said they liked them, one person was indifferent, and one disliked acetates. Five responses is far too few to draw any conclusions, but if more people either liked or were indifferent to […]

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Dunk ‘N Go-Nuts Part I

I couldn’t come up with a clever name for this one, but at least the content in this post is pretty obvious. Yes, I’ll be reviewing and highlighting a few cards from the 1998 Skybox E-X Century Dunk ‘N Go-Nuts set. As I was writing this, I realized there was a lot I wanted to […]

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Dream Cards

Yesterday was a beast of a post and honestly I’m feeling a little drained. So to give myself a break but still keep up my goal of posting new content every day, I wanted to take a few minutes to pontificate about what a few of my dream cards might look like, all featuring some […]

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Centers of the Galaxy: 90s Edition

Ah the 90s. What a pleasant decade. For basketball fans, you can’t speak of 1990s without bringing up the Chicago Bulls. Yes, the Houston Rockets did win back to back championships while Jordan was taking his hiatus, and by the end of the 90s the writing was on the wall for the Lakers to have […]