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Why the shade for DWade?

I was 21 when the Miami Heat squared off against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA finals. I was glued to the TV for the entire series. I didn’t exactly have a dog in the fight per se; I always appreciated Dirk’s game, Mark Cuban seemed like a cool guy, and I’ve always loved […]

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Metal Jordan

The SkyBox Metal Universe cards were some of my all-time favorite cards to collect as a kid.  I honestly couldn’t spend money on them fast enough.  I’ve even spent a bit as an adult acquiring a parallel or two that I was never lucky enough to pull from a pack (but the wife doesn’t need […]

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The Poor Man’s Lebron Rookie Review

Over the weekend a Lebron James rookie card sold at auction for $1.8M.  To be more specific, it was a 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James Rookie Patch Autograph card featuring a 3-color patch.  This card was graded 9.5 by BGS and was a limited numbered short print, in this case it was card #14/23.  […]

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The Triple Double: Bird/Erving/Magic

Undoubtedly the best card in my collection, and perhaps one of the coolest basketball cards ever made, is the 1980-81 Topps card featuring three Hall-Of-Famers: Larry Bird, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. What makes this card so special is the fact that it is the rookie card for BOTH Bird and Magic. […]

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Beam Team Power Couple

One of the card sets that first got me hyped up about basketball card collecting was the 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team set, numbered from 1-21. The two best cards in the set were cards #1 and #21, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neil, respectively. The Shaq card is technically his rookie card, and it appears […]