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History of Basketball

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There was a period of time, just a few short decades ago, that not a single company was producing basketball cards – not even industry giant Topps. In 1986, the Fleer Company produced Michael Jordan’s definitive rookie card. As Jordan’s on court career reached new levels of the stratosphere, so too did the value of his rookie card. Basketball card collectors began to re-evaluate the long forgotten art of collecting and created a huge demand for not only new basketball card products, but vintage cards as well.


The Vintage Years

The earliest basketball cards can be traced to the legendary 1933 Sport Kings series, a multi-sport set from the Goudey Gum Company. The set included four basketball players of the era; Eddie Burke, Nat Holman, Joe Lapchick, and Ed Wachter. It would be another 15 years before another basketball set was made and it was in 1948 that Bowman produced its first, and only, hardwood set. This set includes one of the most valuable basketball cards in existence, the George Mikan rookie card. A 72-card, full color set that includes five additional hall of fame players, the ’48 Bowman set is a holy grail for many hoops collectors.

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2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Cards

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Standard Basketball Cards

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History is dotted with gold seekers. From pirates sailing across seas to the Gold Rush to modern mints and everywhere in between, it’s what we base world currency on. While the importance of trading cards may not be quite that high on the world stage, 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball takes the precious metal theme and runs with it.

As the name implies, 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball is a very high-end set. Expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for a single-pack box. With that, collectors get ten cards. These include three autographs, two memorabilia cards and one 2011-12 Draft Class Redemption Autograph. The set also has 2012-13 Draft Class Redemptions randomly inserted.

The list of players in 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball spans generations. Particular focus is on some of the sport’s greatest legends. 24K Autographs has signatures from players who have 24,000 or more career points. 14K Autographs follow a similar theme, showcasing those with 14,000 points in their career. The theme continues into memorabilia cards with 24K Memorabilia Prime and 14K Memorabilia Prime cards. Bullion Brand Logos come with rare tag swatches.

Greatest Graphs delivers more basketball legends, boasting a checklist of players ranked as one the NBA’s 50 greatest. It’s not just  all-time greats that get the spotlight in 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball. Golden Futures Autographs seek out rising stars. Additional autographs can be found on Superscribe cards.

Since the brand’s debut, one of the biggest draws for Gold Standard has been Solid Gold cards made of 14kt gold. 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard doesn’t disappoint, offering a new batch for treasure hunters to seek. Additionally, Gold Rush cards come with a 14kt gold disc.

Estimated Release Date: 7/18/12 Product Configuration: ten cards per box Price Point: High-End Basketball Card Target Audience: Hit Seekers, Autograph Collectors,

2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Box Break

  • 1 Draft Class Redemption
  • 2 Additional Autographs
  • 2 Memorabilia Cards
  • 10 Total Cards

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Reminder: Card Show this weekend

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Just a friendly reminder for all you card collecting guru’s out there, this Saturday we have a Card Show in Viernheim, don’t miss it! Send us a note if you need to reserve a table.


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NBA Lottery With his championship ring on her hand and her late husband’s dreams of another on her mind, Irene Pollin stood in shock as the Washington Wizards won the draft lottery.

Now that we know the draft order, who will go where? Check out NBADraft.net’s mock lottery.

Towering over her to the side, Mikhail Prokhorov watched the New Jersey Nets lose yet again.

The Wizards won the draft lottery Tuesday night, moving up from the No. 5 spot to earn the top pick in next month’s draft, when it will likely choose between Kentucky freshman John Wall and national player of the year Evan Turner of Ohio State.

Washington was represented by Irene Pollin, who wore the 1978 Bullets championship ring of her late husband, longtime owner Abe Pollin. When the Wizards pulled off the surprising win, her jaw dropped and appeared to mouth ‘Oh my God!!’ with wide eyes.

Abe Pollin died at age 85 in November.

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The opening of a sealed pack of 2006-07 UD Black Basketball. This pack was received as a redemption article from the Upper Deck company and is being opened exclusively at CardsFX.com the European Card Collecting Community for the English Speaking Crowd. We hope you enjoyed our short video and hope that you will subscribe to our You Tube channel so you can receive the latest news and information on card collecting, the hobby in Europe and updates on our growing community here at CardsFX.com! Stay Tuned!!


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By Tracy Hackler
1/5/2010 10:10:27 AM

The Jan./Feb. 2010 issue of Beckett Basketball, notable in and of itself for featuring the first solo cover appearance for Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki, also includes the journalistic stylings of the newest Beckett “employee” – Milwaukee Bucks sensational rookie Brandon Jennings.

Jennings, a leading candidate so far for the 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, serves as the issue’s guest editor. The huge Allen Iverson fan – second among all rookie scorers with 19.3 ppg – penned a page-2 introduction to the issue, took time for an exclusive interview with the Beckett Basketball brain trust (and I use that term loosely) and even offers his thoughts on cover subject Nowitzki: “Man, that dude is amazing.”

In addition, the fine folks from Panini, who also employ Jennings as one of their exclusive company spokesmen, were nice enough to provide us with a sweet Jennings autographed card (2009-10 Rookies & Stars Freshman Orientation Materials Signatures numbered to just 25) to give away.

For information on how you can win that card – and, more importantly, for an up close and personal look at Jennings, who appears on 15 of the 20 current hottest basketball cards – get the Jan./Feb.2010 issue of Beckett Basketball, on sale everywhere now.

You can also keep up with Jennings through his Facebook and Twitter accounts or by visiting his official website.

read the rest over at Beckett.com

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