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Ranking all 27 Original NBA Jam Teams by Rookie Card Value

A look back at the rookie card value for each two-player team featured in the original 1993 NBA Jam.

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Top 5 NBA Nicknames

What’s in a name? It’s a question often asked, from Shakespeare to talentless blog writers like myself. A good nickname can elevate a mediocre player to a higher status and can help fans and collectors feel more connected to the players they admire. The NBA knows a thing or two about great nicknames. The sport […]

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Dropping Dimes

Basketball has a rich history of superstars, but as a kid growing up in a suburb of Boston, the two players I idolized most were Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. To me, the way they played basketball was special, and the respect those guys had for each other was heartwarming. What put those guys above […]

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Centers of the Galaxy: 90s Edition

Ah the 90s. What a pleasant decade. For basketball fans, you can’t speak of 1990s without bringing up the Chicago Bulls. Yes, the Houston Rockets did win back to back championships while Jordan was taking his hiatus, and by the end of the 90s the writing was on the wall for the Lakers to have […]

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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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Kobe – Had You Not Been A Laker…

I’d probably would have been one of Kobe Bryant’s biggest fans, if it weren’t for the fact that he played for the team that I grew up hating, the LA Lakers.  There was a lot to like about Kobe when he stepped on the floor night in and night out. He played his heart out […]

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Looking Back at the 1998 NBA Rookie Class: Vinsanity, Germanator, and The Truth

The 1998 NBA Draft was a tour de force, and it was one of those drafts where the players that would ultimately have the biggest impact on the game were not picked up with the first few picks.  The three biggest players to come out of this draft were Vince Carter (picked 5th), Dirk Nowitzki […]