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The Ultimate Guide to Protecting and Storing Your (Basketball) Cards

Last 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 critically important when collecting basketball cards, and below I’ve highlighted the best practices for […]

Smash That Like Button: The Best Basketball Card YouTube Channels to Follow

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 […]

Basketball Card Collector Interview with Hoops Hobby Founder

One of the best things about creating this basketball card blog back in July, 2020 has been the opportunity to connect with other collectors and bloggers. One of the first people to recognize this blog was fellow blogger Hoops Hobby, who has been blogging about basketball cards since 2011! I had the opportunity to recently […]

The Wacky World of Basketball Cards

A lookback at some of the wackiest, weirdest, and most notable basketball cards to ever hit the market. From Steve Nash on ice, to a groping golden robot, to the infamous Mark Jackson Hoops card.

1986 Fleer Basketball Stickers and the Crazy Sticker Bubble

The 1986 Fleer basketball set is one of the most iconic sets in sports card collecting, and its a set I’ve written about multiple times thus far (I’ve posted about the biggest winners and losers in 2020). But one aspect of this set that I’ve yet to cover are the sticker cards that were included […]

SportsCardPro Collector Interview

This is the first interview post in what I hope will become a series of interviews with basketball card collectors. Today’s interview centers around insights from JJ and George, the founders of the sports card research and tracking website SportsCardPro. I first met JJ through our mutual interests in the sports card and basketball card […]

2003-04 SPX SPXCELLENCE

When it comes to collecting, the two things that instantly get my attention are refractors (or refractor-like) cards, and serial numbered cards, the lower the serial number the better. The problem with the current hot hot basketball card market is there are plenty of like-minded collectors who also gravitate to the cards I like. However, […]

1991-92 Fleer Pro-Visions

If you’re new to collecting basketball cards or if you’re a collector with a low budget and an appreciation for 90s basketball cards, the 1991-92 Fleer Pro-Visions six-card set is a very nice introductory set to explore. This is a very affordable way to add some of the best players from the 90s, including Michael […]

Million Dollar Basketball Cards

The basketball card narrative goes a little something like this: when Covid-19 struck in early 2020 governments were forced to shut down common luxuries like travel and eating out at restaurants. What followed was a flurry of people with money on the sidelines chose to invest in the stock market, crypto currencies (i.e. bitcoin and […]

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About Me

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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