The Set: 1999-00 Topps Series 2 36 packs per box, 11 cards per pack Series 2 base set contains 117 base cards, 10 rookies inserted 1 in 5, and 10 USA cards inserted 1 in 5 MVP Promo, 1 in 172 packs All Matrix, 1 in 15 packs Team Topps, 1 in 18 packs Impact, 1… Read More Wednesday Wax: 1999-00 Topps Series 2 Hobby
The Set: 1995-96 Fleer Total D Set Odds: 1 in 5 Series 1 packs Key Cards: Michael Jordan $8.00 Shaquille O’Neal $3.00 Scottie Pippen $2.00 Why I Like It: I opened more packs of 1995-96 Fleer than I’d care to admit in my early collecting days. I was drawn to the set because of its… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 1995-96 Fleer Total D
After meeting with doctors Thursday, Brandon Roy has decided to retire due to degenerative knees, per ESPN. Roy’s career, which already included three All-Star appearances and a Rookie of the Year award, will be cut well short and certainly be a blow to the Blazers, who lose their star shooting guard. Best wishes to Roy… Read More Brandon Roy to Retire
Came across this video from the folks at The Basketball Jones that was too funny not to share. They ask for reactions from local Thunder fans at the ‘news’ that the team is moving back to Seattle as part of the lockout negotiations. TBJ Tour Video: Seattle gets back the Thunder from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.
And with the NBA training camps opening December 9th, just one short week away, hopefully this means we will see some new releases from Panini in the near future. With five games now slated for Christmas day, the start of the regular season can’t get here soon enough. Until then, we get to occupy ourselves… Read More NBA Returns!
The Set: 1998-99 Bowman’s Best 24 packs, 6 cards per pack Base set contains 100 base cards, 25 rookies (1 in 4 packs) Refractors 1 in 25 packs Atomic Refractors 1 in 100 packs Veteran Autograph Atomic Refractors 1 in 10,073 packs Rookie Autograph Atomic Refractors 1 in 12,515 packs Veteran Autograph Refractors 1 in 3,358 packs… Read More Wednesday Wax: 1998-99 Bowman’s Best
Upcoming breaks for the next few editions of Wednesday Wax: 1998-99 Bowman’s Best 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome Really excited about both of these breaks!
Again, saw some nice Pacer autographs on ebay that I was able to purchase for reasonable prices. The Granger is from 09-10 Absolute serial numbered to 49, the Collison from 10-11 Gold Standard serial numbered to 299, and the George is from 10-11 Classics numbered out of 499. Excited to add these three to my… Read More Pickups of the Week: Absolute, Gold Standard, and Classics
The Set: 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome True Colors Set Odds: 1 in 8 packs Key Cards: Shaquille O’Neal $2.50 Allen Iverson $2.00 Why I Like It: The True Colors insert set is meant to highlight some of the game’s clutch performers. It’s tough to find a more attractive insert set these days. I am… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome True Colors
Received two cards back yesterday signed from Chris Paul in a little over a month. This is one of my favorite successes to date. What was neat about this return was that about a week ago, Chris Paul tweeted that he was working on returning his fan mail/autograph requests, even posting a picture. Pretty cool… Read More TTM Thursday: Chris Paul Return