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1993-94 Ultra Scoring Kings Basketball Cards: Review and Recent Sales Trends

The 1993-94 Ultra Scoring Kings inserts, an insert that used to be more or less overlooked, have recently risen to the top of many collectors wish lists. This instantly recognizable insert with a flash of lighting in the background features Jordan, Shaq, Barkley, and seven other players from the early 90s. The cards were inserted […]

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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 […]

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This Year In Pictures

A visual recap of 2020 from the eyes of a basketball fan and card enthusiast.

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2020’s Top 10 Winners from ’86 Fleer

For vintage basketball cards, it doesn’t get much better than the 1986 Fleer set. Everyone knows this set from the iconic Jordan rookie, but the ’86 Fleer set has a ton of other incredible rookies as well, including Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone, and many more. I’ve gone back to December 2019 and pulled […]

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Best Jordan Base Card Under $10

One of the best Michael Jordan base cards you can buy for under $10!

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Rajon Rondo Rookies

When the Boston Celtics made the trades for Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen I was absolutely elated, because I felt like the C’s finally had a team that could make a deep playoff push and possibly even have enough to win a title or two. The only two unknowns at the time were point guard […]

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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, […]

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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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’96 Bowman’s Best Atomic Refractors

Who doesn’t love a nice refractor? Before Panini took over as the be all end all for basketball cards, Bowman had a great thing going with basketball card collectors and included regular refractors as well as atomic refractors in various sets throughout the 90s. If you don’t know what an atomic refractor is, it can […]

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My Best Break

If you follow any card people on Twitter or any of the other social media platforms out there, you may have seen people talking about incredible cards they just found going through their old stuff. I’m not a total cynic, and I’m sure at least a few honest collectors do once in a while stumble […]