This year was a strange year for basketball cards. The lockout basically put the can on the new rookie cards, but sometimes good things come to those that wait!
2012-13 might end up being one of the coolest years to collect because Panini is basically combining the two rookie classes into one year. That means there will be 72 rookie cards in the new Panini NBA Hoops basketball set.
I love it!
Last year was pretty boring for NBA collectors, and in fact we're just now seeing the RC redemptions in Past & Present, but almost every set next year should be fun to open. I'm guessing with 72 different rookies, it's going to be hard to get the entire set, so you might see some good values on these cards going forward.