If Steve Jobs, the late cofounder of Apple, designed a basketball card, I think it would look a lot like the 1996-97 Flair Showcase Class of Ninety-six rookie cards (although he probably would have chosen a simpler font). Jobs preferred simplicity and minimalism to complexity, and the look of these rookie cards are beautifully simplistic, […]
Back in April I had an incredible opportunity to connect with a long time basketball card collector and owner of a 1 of 1 2005-06 Topps Finest Lebron James SuperFractor card. This collector took the time to answer a number of questions about his one of a kind Lebron card, as well as talk shop […]
Shadow, Ghost, or Cameo Cards: 20+ Non-Jordan Cards Featuring the GOAT – Including 2 that led to a Lawsuit
I recently threw out a question to the twitter basketball card community trying to learn if there was any consensus for cards of one player that also capture or feature another player. Some of the responses I received were “Shadow cards”, “Ghost cards”, “Cameo cards”, and “Photobomb cards”, but there was no real consensus. The […]
Last week I woke up to an interesting email from a collector informing me that she had a Jordan error card that I hadn’t highlighted in my April post about Jordan error cards. She included a photo, and after a bit of research and posting to the basketball twitter community, I found out she was […]
I’ve been way behind with a few basketball card collector interview posts and some other posts as well as a result of my wife and I relocating from Boston to Austin. It was quite the trip but I’ll spare you all the details of the harrowing 3-day drive in a 17-foot U-haul. Right before the […]
If you’ve ever wondered what its like to pull a one of one Lebron James SuperFractor, please check out this interview with one very lucky basketball card collector.
Each new interview brings new insights and new perspectives. I recently had the awesome opportunity to connect with an individual new to the hobby, and learned that a random Southern Oregon garage sale (and an unbelievable card pickup) was what got him hooked. And as the name suggests, he does have some elite cards in […]
This past year was a huge year for basketball card collecting, and its really exciting to see so many people getting back into the hobby or starting out their card collecting journey. Its important to remember that proper protection and storage is extremely important when collecting basketball cards (or any cards for that matter), and […]
If you’re new to collecting basketball cards or if you’ve been away from the hobby for a while, it can be difficult to get back up to speed with current trends and distinguish what’s hot from what’s not. One of the best free tools for basketball card research and for learning about the modern and […]
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Hi, I’m Conor. Professional data analyst and desk jockey by day and freelance writer and basketball card enthusiast in my spare time. I spend most of my energy covering cards from the 1980s – 2000s and this blog is a way to track and share some my favorite cards with other fans of the hobby!
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