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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 […]

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Walker vs. Walker: The Not So Great Debate About #8

Kebma Walker recently helped the Celtics sweep the Philadelphia 76ers in Round 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Walker and Tatum combined for 58 points in the fourth and final game, more than half of the teams total of 110 points. This is Kemba Walker’s first trip to the second round of the NBA playoffs […]

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Flair Hot Shots

I put up a poll on Twitter the other day asking about collectors feelings toward die cut cards. Personally, I’m not a big fan. However, 100% of the people that responded said they “Love ’em”, which I found a bit surprising. Oh and a big thank you to the two people who responded to my […]

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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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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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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 […]