Next week, on the 15th December, Panini brings the basketball fans a budget friendly release; Rookies and Stars Longevity. Set to sell for between $40 and $50, this product is sure to please the budget of collector’s friends and family on the hunt fot the perfect Christmas present. Each box will include 10 packs of 8 cards each and the boxes should contain 2 autographs or memorabilia cards, 2 Ruby cards and 1 other hit. Few pictures have been released so far but it very well may be worth keeping an eye on this release!
Right on the heels of Christmas, Panini will launch the second edition of its Basketball Timeless Treasure brand which will hit the stores on the 29th December. So if are unhappy with what Santa brought you, here’s your chance to make it right! For the suggested retail price of $100 per box, you will get one pack containing 5 cards. Each pack will contain 3 autographs or memorabilia cards (at least one of those will be an autograph) and 2 commons/parallels numbered to 399 or less. The most sought after hits will include Cut Signatures, Logoman Signatures and Laundry Tag LogomanSignatures. More >
By AJ Stuart aka Wolvesjr34
I’ve been collecting cards since as far back as 1990, starting at the age of eight. Basketball cards, which I collect primarily nowadays, did not really become huge in my city until 1994. Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway and Michael Jordan were making the NBA huge world wide, even here in little old Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Back then, it was me and a few kids in the neighbourhood that collected and we would get together at my house and trade cards and talk about our favourite players; or we would meet in town after school and visit the More >
Set for release on the 22nd December 2010 and with a pre-sell price of $63.99, Donruss offers a solid and affordable choice for basketball collectors’ Christmas list. Each hobby box will include 24 packs of 10 cards each and boxes should yield on average 3 autographs or memorabilia cards (at least one will be an autograph). On top of this, 20 die-cut cards will be found in each box and a short print duo insert will also be inserted as well. If Santa brings you a box make sure you share your break with us in the box break section More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
Having burst into the licensed sports cards market last year with a range of NBA product, Panini returns this year with a second line-up to propose to basketball fans. As the name suggests, the product is aimed at rookie collectors featuring 40 of the NBA top rookies’ autograph on team logo and logoman patch cards. Selling for $80 per hobby box, Rookies and Stars will deliver four hits per box and there will also be an hobby exclusive insert set called Sharp Shooters to chase. Last years’ incarnation offered an interesting base set design with a More >
Panini America, a subsidiary of The Panini Group, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectibles, has entered into an exclusive relationship with John Wall, the first overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. The partnership with Panini America, the exclusive trading card and sticker licensee of the NBA, marks Wall’s first in the collectibles category.
As part of the relationship, Panini will hold exclusive rights to Wall’s signature for both trading cards and memorabilia. In addition, Panini will include Wall’s image on Panini packaging and will utilize Wall in promotional appearances.
Wall, a player at the University of Kentucky, decided More >