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All About That Base: 93-94 Topps Finest

One of the sets that proved the basketball card industry was coming out of the junk card era was the 1993-94 Topps Finest set. This colorful metallic-looking set was wildly different from the drab designs of other early 90’s basketball cards and it was a welcome change. The 93-94 Topps Finest cards debuted a few […]

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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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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 […]