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Collectors Take Collective Yawn with GA’s Decision to Stay

Just over 1 month ago (12.15), the announcement came that Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a ‘supermax’ 5-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, and I figured since his rookie cards have seen some crazy swings this year, why not revisit them one more time to see how collectors are responding to the news. People generally don’t […]

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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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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 […]