Parallels and Relics Galore: 2006-07 Bowman Elevation

The 2006-07 rookie class was in my opinion one of the weakest in the decade, hobby impact wise. LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, Rudy Gay, Rajon Rondo, Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap, those are the biggest names looking back. Not a bad group of players, but many of the top picks didn’t have all-star careers like you’d… Read More Parallels and Relics Galore: 2006-07 Bowman Elevation

Pretending It’s 2004 – Opening a 2004 Fleer National Trading Card Day Pack

2004 was a big year for the NBA and in basketball cards as well. LeBron, Wade, Carmelo, Bosh, and the star-studded rookie class entered the league in 2003 and that 2003-04 season has some iconic card sets, in my opinion. It was also towards the end of Fleer’s run producing basketball cards. What I didn’t… Read More Pretending It’s 2004 – Opening a 2004 Fleer National Trading Card Day Pack

Most Improved Player… and Cards – 2000-01 Jalen Rose Cards

Jalen Rose became a starter with the Indiana Pacers for the 1999-00 season, ended up leading the Pacers in scoring that year, and helping guide the Pacers to their only NBA Finals appearance. Rose’s scoring jumped from 11 points a game to over 18, he shot over 39% from 3 point range, and he ended… Read More Most Improved Player… and Cards – 2000-01 Jalen Rose Cards

Interview with Ballout Basketball Cards

Any time I come across basketball card focused content, especially of the blogging variety, it helps me re-engage and remember the reasons I started Hoops Hobby, to engage with other collectors who have the same interests and passion for baskeball cards. It makes me optimistic for the future of the basketball card collecting community when… Read More Interview with Ballout Basketball Cards

Under The Hobby Radar- Players to Watch Out For in 2020-21

With the new season starting tonight, I wanted to jump in with some hobby-focused predictions. While I don’t often pick up individual cards that fall outside of my own personal collections (Pacers, Duncan, Grant Hill), occasionally I will pick up key rookies. Take these predictions for what they are, my take on players that might… Read More Under The Hobby Radar- Players to Watch Out For in 2020-21