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