Recent Pickups: Pacers Autographs


Excited about adding these three cards to the Pacers autograph collection, which now includes autographs of 76 different Pacer players.

David West’s SP Authentic rookie autograph can be had at a reasonable price.  He is still capable of a double-double on any given night.

Lou Amundson is becoming a fan favorite in Indiana with his high energy and constant hustle.  He scored a career-high 21 points last week  to lead the Pacers over the Portland Trailblazers.

And of course Rik Smits is an all-time Pacer great who is fairly short on different autograph cards, only included in a few sets, Skybox Autographics from the mid-late 90s, as well as the 2005-06 Topps Style set.


Warriors retire Mullin’s jersey, fans boo owner

I guess Warrior fans aren’t too pleased with the team’s recent trade sending Monta Ellis to the Bucks for an injured Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson (who they then shipped to the Spurs for Richard Jefferson).  Since the trade the team has lost 4 straight games, when prior to they were at least in contention for the last playoff spot in the West.  It’s a shame this all happened during Mullin’s jersey retirement.  Mullin and Rick Barry tried to settle down the crowd, but Warrior fans were persistent.

Well, congrats on a recent Hall of Fame induction and a well deserved jersey now hanging in the rafters, Chris!


Panini Preferred Basketball Released

Panini’s second basketball product of the season, Preferred, is out and its singles are appearing on ebay.  Each box contains three autographs and a fold-out booklet with jersey swatches from up to 8 current and former players. I have to say, these booklets are awesome, particularly the patch versions.

I’m impressed with the product. At the $200/box price, I’ll be looking to pick up singles. At first glance, I wasn’t thrilled with the triangular Crown Royale autographs, but they are growing on me. It helps that these are on-card signatures.

Bring me the Paul George autographs and jumbo jerseys!