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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 […]