Monday, November 28, 2011

Basketball Is BACK!

With the NBA back in action on Christmas Day ... will Panini have a set out in time for the 1st game?

Your guess is as good as mine, but hopefully we're busting packs in December. If not, I'm sure 2011 will be jam packed with all kinds of NBA cards from Panini. With the players essentially making 'less money' ... is it possible that they sign more cards and/or give up more memorabilia?

Both remain to be seen - but we are excited basketball is back, and can't wait for all the new releases. Plus it will be exciting to see how recent rookies like Tyreke Evans, Blake Griffin, John Wall and many other perform.

Christmas will be extra special this year for NBA fans!

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Release Dates For Future 2010/11 NBA Sets

Those of you that were looking forward to 10/11 Gold Standard Basketball, which was initially planned for the end of the month, the release date has been pushed back almost an entire month. Below are the tentative release dates for the remaining 2010/11 sets.

Gold Standard Basketball: June 22

Totally Certified Basketball: July 6

Season Update: July 20

National Treasures: August 10

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Remaining 2010/11 Panini Basketball Release Dates

Here are the scheduled release dates for the remaining products for 2010/11. So far we haven't seen any info on Court Kings, Crown Royale or Hall of Fame ... all could be one-year-wonders for Panini.

May 25th
2010/11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball

June 22
2010/11 Panini Totally Certified Basketball

July 20th
2010/11 Panini Season Update Basketball

August 3rd:
2010/11 Panini National Treasures Basketball

2011-12 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball To Set 'Bar'

With recent releases of 10-11 Absolute Basketball and 10-11 Classics Basketball, we have gotten some sets recently that we were familiar with from last season. Absolute has loads of jersey cards and multiple sets and parallels to collect. Plus it was the first ever Panini set to have Kevin Durant Autograph cards! Classics basketball is cool because it features on-card autograph rookie cards - which we haven't really seen since 10-11 Threads, which were on wood ... or 10-11 Timeless Treasures which were on a leather.

But there is something about those 'new' sets that pop up every once and a while. 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball is one of those sets. Not only will you find real 14K gold cards in each case, you will find Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and all the top RC autographs throughout the set. This is a limited set - as each card is serial #/299 or less! Make sure you save your money for this one, as each 12 card box/pack will set you back $200 or more. Release date is scheduled to be May 25, 2011 - so mark that date down and hope Panini doesn't push it back!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2010-11 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball Box Break

The NBA playoffs are off and running and here is a box break of 2010-11 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball to wet your B-Ball whistle!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Free 2010/11 Donruss Basketball Hobby Box Break Contest Today

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Great Month For Basketball Collectors

The NBA season is in full swing - with Miami, Los Angeles and Boston playing well. The Celtics even got a boost this week when Rajon Rondo came back from an ankle injury.

Speaking of Boost - have you seen Blake Griffin play? He's a cross between Charles Barkley, LeBron James and a little Shawn Kemp. Blake Griffin 2009/10 Rookie Cards have been heating up as he is a top 5 NBA player in terms of production.

Panini will have its basketball lineup in full gear during the month of January, and it has me really excited.

First there is 2010/11 Donruss Basketball. It's not too expensive (around $2.99 per pack) but there are some nice star NBA autographs - including Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Dennis Rodman, Magic Johnson, Derrick Rose, John Wall, Blake Griffin and more. The auto checklist is actually pretty deep - including my fantasy sleeper of the 2nd half Toney Douglas of the New York Knicks. You should be able to find this just about everywhere on January 5th - or thereabouts.

2010/11 Donruss Basketball Checklist

We can't wait for 2010/11 Panini Adrenalyn XL Basketball cards to come out. It should be around January 18th when collectors can get the series 2 cards and start to dominate online. It appears that you should be able to trade cards this year online - plus some added pieces to the game. Make sure you check back here as we'll give away many codes from this set over the course of the 2010/11 NBA basketball season.

2010/11 Panini Adrenalyn XL Basketball

For the bigger spenders - Timeless Treasures comes out this month too!! This stuff has some real sweet cards in it. You'll find more HOF Basketball players in this set - along with all the rest of the NBA stars & rookies we come to expect from Panini Basketball. I think this set won't go up in price - in fact it may come down a bit, so buying boxes may be risky. However, the single cards, inparticular the RC Autograph Cards are worth buying if you feel the player has a future in the NBA. Most of the attention is on John Wall - but there are many players that will emerge as the season rolls along. 2010/11 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball Checklist