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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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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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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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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 Triple Double: Bird/Erving/Magic

Undoubtedly the best card in my collection, and perhaps one of the coolest basketball cards ever made, is the 1980-81 Topps card featuring three Hall-Of-Famers: Larry Bird, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. What makes this card so special is the fact that it is the rookie card for BOTH Bird and Magic. […]

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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 […]