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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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’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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A Headbutt To The Wallet: These Rookie Cards Have Become Freakishly Expensive

How do they say “Sorry, I’m too poor” in Greek? Because that would be my answer if anyone offered to sell me pretty much any of Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s rookie cards. Personally, I’m still not 100% sold on Giannis yet, but I recently looked at what his Prizm rookie was selling for and I almost had […]

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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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Dunk ‘N Go-Nuts Part I

I couldn’t come up with a clever name for this one, but at least the content in this post is pretty obvious. Yes, I’ll be reviewing and highlighting a few cards from the 1998 Skybox E-X Century Dunk ‘N Go-Nuts set. As I was writing this, I realized there was a lot I wanted to […]

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Taking Care of Business: Showtime Signatures

One of the autograph parallels I’ve been eyeing lately has been from a very recent set: 2019-2020 Panini Noir. I love the look of these cards and I really appreciate how they’ve been able to include a number of retired players that I grew up watching throughout my childhood (and from before my time) in […]

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The Mailman Delivers for Collectors

Karl Malone is one of the greatest power forwards to have ever played the game. He played 18 of his 19 seasons for the Utah Jazz and over the course of his 19-season career, he was an absolute beast on the basketball court. One of the greatest injustices in basketball is that Malone never won […]

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Forget Bitcoin and Tesla. Lebron Rookies Are Up 1,000% In 2 Years!

In nearly every post so far, I’ve been blown away by the rate of return for certain graded and ungraded basketball cards over the last two years. I am a passive long term investor, and if you had told me two years ago that more than a handful of basketball cards would appreciate by 500% […]

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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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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.  […]