NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 31, September/October 2014 Edition

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Hello, and welcome to the bi-monthly newsletter for Australian NBA Basketball trading card collectors, NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner. This publication is free to all and proudly presented by your only place for NBA Basketball Hobby boxes, packs and supplies, DGCollectables.

Recent NBA Trading Card Releases

The 2014/15 preseason has commenced with much anticipation surrounding the fabled rookie class of 2014 including Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum and Joel Embiid. Three recent NBA card releases included 2013/14 Panini Immaculate Collection, 2013/14 Panini National Treasures and 2014/15 Panini Hoops.

2013/14 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball was a highly anticipated product with each hobby box on average containing 5 autographs or memorabilia cards and 1 base card. This super high-end set features some of the best rookie patch autographs of the season. Also included in this product are massive Prime Swatches from all over the best current NBA player’s jersey: The Nameplate, Jersey Number, Team Logo, Patches and Insignias. Also littered throughout this set are NBA Logoman autographs of the today’s top players and hottest rookies. Inserts in this product include Logoman Autographs, Rookie Logoman Autographs Booklets, Rookie Patch Autographs, Insignias, Nameplate Nobility and Sole of the Game.

2013/14 Panini National Treasures Basketball is Panini’s flagship high-end release. This product was released in August 2014. Each hobby box on average contains 8 autographs or memorabilia cards, 1 printing plate, 1 base or parallel card, 1 pack and 10 cards per pack. This release features the iconic Rookie Patch Autographs from members of the 2013 NBA Rookie Class. An innovative idea for this product is the inclusion and debut of Sneaker Swatches, featuring pieces of game-worn shoes from retired and current NBA stars. Chase cards include Logoman patches of the game’s biggest stars, as well as Dual and Trio Laundry Tag cards serially numbered to 5 or less.

The first NBA trading card product for the 2014/15 season was released in the form of 2014/15 Panini Hoops Basketball. Each hobby box on average comprises two autographs, one memorabilia card, 24 packs and 12 cards per pack. Each hobby pack features one rookie card on average. Insert sets include Roads to the Finals, Hoops Red Hot Signatures, Highlights and Kobe’s All-Rookie Team. This is the first officially licensed NBA trading card set to feature rookie cards from the much-anticipated 2014 draft class.

Upcoming NBA Trading Card Releases

 

Two anticipated releases in the NBA trading card scene include 2014/15 Panini Prizm Basketball and 2014/15 Panini Totally Certified Basketball.

2014/15 Panini Prizm Basketball is expected to be another popular set with each hobby box comprising on average a rookie autograph card, 14 Prizm cards, 2 SP cards and 2 insert cards. This product is slated to be released on the 26th November 2014 and will comprise 20 packs and 5 cards per pack in each hobby box. Hobby boxes will feature exclusive Prizm cards including purple die-cuts (numbered to 139), blue (numbered to 99), red (numbered to 49), gold (numbered to 10) and black (numbered to 1). SP cards are a new feature in this product with each hobby box on average including two.

2014/15 Panini Totally Certified Basketball is expected to be released on the 12th November 2014 and will comprise 4 packs and 5 cards per pack. Each hobby box on average will include one autograph card, three memorabilia cards and four parallel cards. Each hobby box on average will feature one autograph or memorabilia card and one colour parallel. Chase cards include Mirror parallels on holographic card stock, Multi-Swatch Epix cards, see-through clear cloth jersey cards, on-card rookie signatures in Roll Call autographs and 20 SP variation cards.

Best Pulls

Australian hobby collectors have been pulling low-numbered parallels; game used cards and autographs of rookies as well as superstars from past and present. Here are a few submissions from the readers.

Reader Product Notable Card(s) Pulled
RN 2013-14 Panini Titanium NBA Basketball Hobby Box Iman Shumpert Autograph Card
RN 2013-14 Panini Prizm NBA Basketball Hobby Box Larry Bird Autograph Card

Thanks to RN and others who submitted their great pulls into the newsletter. Send your Best Pulls to westriotebay@hotmail.com and we will endeavour to include them in our next issue.

 

That’s it For Now!

That’s it for now for this issue of NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner and the next issue will be out in December 2014. Catch up with you all then.

Regards,

The Editor

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NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 30, July/August 2014 Edition

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Hello, and welcome to the bi-monthly newsletter for Australian NBA Basketball trading card collectors, NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner. This publication is free to all and proudly presented by your only place for NBA Basketball Hobby boxes, packs and supplies, DGCollectables.

 

Australia’s Premier Collectables Show – Sunday 31st August 2014

 

For Sydneysiders, the next Australia’s Premier Collectables Show is on Sunday 31st August 2014 beginning at 9am and concluding at 3pm. This is the place where collectors can meet in person, trade and purchase NBA hobby boxes, packs and supplies. DGCollectables along with other sports and non-sports collectors/dealers will be actively participating at this upcoming show.

 

The next Australia’s Premier Collectables Show will be held at Penrith Exhibition Pavilion, which is positioned next to Penrith Panther’s Club. This is situated in Sydney’s west at Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750. Public transport is available from Penrith Train Station, which is only a short drive away. There is also plenty of onsite parking. We hope to see you there and remember to bring along your tradelists and trade bait.

 

Recent NBA Trading Card Releases

 

Since the completion of the 2014 NBA Finals series, there were 2 NBA card releases being 2013/14 Panini Preferred Basketball and 2013/14 Panini Spectra Basketball.

 

2013/14 Panini Preferred Basketball was released in late July 2014 and is a high-end set. Preferred returns with a 600-card on-card autographed base set. This product includes the Silhouettes Set, featuring on-card autographed memorabilia cards of veterans, rookies and legends. Memorabilia Booklet cards also return with 5 new designs, including Jumbo patches and swatches worn during the 2013 NBA Finals. There are 135 rookie on-card autographs, including Silhouettes, Crown Royale and the All-New Rookie Revolution. There is the NBA Pride Set, which features some of the hottest young superstars in the game today. Each hobby box on average contains 1 pack, 4 cards per pack, 3 autographs and 1 memorabilia booklet card.

 

2013/14 Panini Spectra Basketball is a new high-end set in Panini’s NBA trading card stable. Each hobby box on average comprises 4 autographed memorabilia cards, 1 memorabilia card, 1 parallel card (numbered to 65 or less) and 2 base cards (numbered to 199). Each hobby box is configured to contain 1 pack and 8 cards per pack. Spectra features a checklist printed entirely on thick Optichrome cards. The set is littered with memorabilia cards, including the giant swatches on display in Materials and Rookie Jumbo jerseys. There are also 1 of 1 black parallel cards for collectors to chase.

Upcoming NBA Trading Card Releases

 

The final 2013-14 NBA Basketball card products are scheduled to be released over the next 2 months; namely the high end 2013/14 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball and 2013/14 Panini National Treasures Basketball.

 

2013/14 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball returns in 2014 with each hobby box on average contains 5 autographs or memorabilia cards and 1 base card. This super high-end set features some of the best rookie patch autographs of the season. Also included in this product are massive Prime Swatches from all over the best current NBA player’s jersey: The Nameplate, Jersey Number, Team Logo, Patches and Insignias. Also littered throughout this set are NBA Logoman autographs of the today’s top players and hottest rookies. Inserts in this product include the aforementioned Logoman Autographs, Rookie Logoman Autographs Booklets, Rookie Patch Autographs, Insignias, Nameplate Nobility and Sole of the Game. This product is set to be released on the 4th September 2014.

 

2013/14 Panini National Treasures Basketball is Panini’s flagship high-end release. This product is scheduled to be released on the 20th August 2014. Each hobby box on average will contain 8 autographs or memorabilia cards, 1 printing plate, 1 base or parallel card, 1 pack and 10 cards per pack. This highly-anticipated release will feature the iconic Rookie Patch Autographs from members of the 2013 NBA Rookie Class. An innovative idea for this product is the inclusion and debut of Sneaker Swatches, featuring pieces of game-worn shoes from retired and current NBA stars. Chase cards include Logoman patches of the game’s biggest stars, as well as Dual and Trio Laundry Tag cards serially numbered to 5 or less.

 

Best Pulls

 

Australian hobby collectors have been pulling low-numbered parallels; game used cards and autographs of rookies as well as superstars from past and present. Here are a few submissions from the readers.

 

Reader Product Notable Card(s) Pulled
GC 2009-10 Panini NBA Basketball Packs Shaquille O’Neal All Pro Insert Card

Dwyane Wade Jam Masters Insert Card

 

Thanks to GC and others who submitted their great pulls into the newsletter. Send your Best Pulls to westriotebay@hotmail.com and we will endeavour to include them in our next issue.

 

That’s it For Now!

 

That’s it for now for this issue of NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner and the next issue will be out in September/October 2014. Catch up with you all then.

 

Regards,

The Editor

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NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 29, May/June 2014 Edition

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Hello, and welcome to the bi-monthly newsletter for Australian NBA Basketball trading card collectors, NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner. This publication is free to all and proudly presented by your only place for NBA Basketball Hobby boxes, packs and supplies, DGCollectables.

 

Australia’s Premier Collectables Show – Sunday 31st August 2014

 

For Sydneysiders, the next Australia’s Premier Collectables Show is on Sunday 31st August 2014 beginning at 9am and concluding at 3pm. This is the place where collectors can meet in person, trade and purchase NBA hobby boxes, packs and supplies. DGCollectables along with other sports and non-sports collectors/dealers will be actively participating at this upcoming show.

 

The next Australia’s Premier Collectables Show will be held at Penrith Exhibition Pavilion, which is positioned next to Penrith Panther’s Club. This is situated in Sydney’s west at Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750. Public transport is available from Penrith Train Station, which is only a short drive to the venue. There is also plenty of free onsite parking. This promises to be a collector’s delight. We hope to see you there and remember to bring along your tradelists and trade bait.

 

Recent NBA Trading Card Releases

 

In the last 2 months, there has been a handful of NBA card releases including 2013-14 Panini Crusade Basketball, 2013-14 Panini Innovation Basketball, 2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball, 2013-14 Panini Select Basketball, 2013-14 Panini Signatures Basketball and 2013-14 Upper Deck Fleer Retro Basketball.

 

2013-14 Panini Crusade Basketball was recently released and includes all-new autograph sets such as Hardwood Homage and Sultans of Springfield, comprising signatures from legends of the game and members of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Another new autograph set is Apprentice Signatures, which features 40 rookie autographs. Each hobby box on average comprises 6 packs, 5 cards per pack, 1 Autograph, 1 Memorabilia Card and 18 Crusade cards.

 

2013-14 Panini Innovation Basketball focuses on autograph and memorabilia hits in each hobby box as opposed to masses of common cards. Each hobby box on average will see 1 pack, 6 cards per pack, 2 autographs, 1 memorabilia card, 1 glass stained card and 1 other insert. One new insert set is Main Exhibit Signatures, which features an on-card autograph in a unique Shadowbox Design. The Kaboom card insert is one of the highly sought-after chase cards, falling on average 1 card per case. The Stat Line Jerseys subset features a game-used Jumbo swatch. Other inserts include Swat Team, All-Rookies and Stained Glass cards.

2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball includes new die-cut versions of the Intriguing Players set featuring 20 of the NBA’s greats numbered as low as 1 of 1. This set also features 4 unique autograph/memorabilia inserts, including the sport’s all-time greats in Hall Dwellers autographs, 4 unique on-card autographs inserts as well as the return of dual, trio and quad memorabilia cards grouping the game’s best together. Each hobby box on average will include 1 pack, 11 cards per pack, 4 autograph/memorabilia cards and 5 Intriguing Players cards.

 

2013-14 Panini Select Basketball is a popular mid-range set featuring Prizm technology. There is the Gold Prizm subset sequentially numbered to 10. New autograph inserts include Signatures, Hall Selections Signatures and Franchise Signatures. A new insert set is Purple Prizms, each numbered to 99 and Blue Prizms, each numbered to 49. Every card in Select in the entire print run has a 1 of 1 Prizm Black variation. Each hobby box on average will yield 2 autographs, 2 memorabilia cards, 6 Prizm cards, 14 packs and 6 Cards per pack.

 

2013-14 Panini Signatures Basketball was released recently and varies slightly from the previous year’s release. On average over the entire print run, each hobby box will yield 2 packs, 2 cards per pack, 2 autographs, 1 Film card, 1 chase insert and 1 2014 Draft exchange card. The set features rare Film Rookies Autographs from 25 rookies. There are 7 new autograph inserts, including History of the Hall Autographs and Franchise Graphs. The chase cards are all serially numbered to 25 or less.

 

2013-14 Upper Deck Fleer Retro Basketball has also seen a change in configuration, which has resulted in a reduced price point for box breakers. Each hobby box on average comprises 2 autographs, 2 Fleer Metal Cards, 4 premium fleer inserts, 24 packs and 5 cards per pack. The classic Autographics, Skybox Prime Time and Fleer Ultra Autograph designs are included as insert sets. Premium Fleer inserts include Skybox Premium Star Rubies, Precious Metal Gems (red, blue and green), 1996-97 Skybox Premium Golden Touch, 1997-98 Ultra Star Power Supreme and 1994-95 Skybox Emotion N-Tense among others. This popular brand also features precious metal cards from debutants including Paul George, Rajon Rondo, James Harden, Tim Hardaway Jr, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Tony Snell and others.

 

Upcoming NBA Trading Card Releases

 

The NBA season has just ended with the San Antonio Spurs taking home the 2014 World Championships in 5 games with young Spurs’ superstar, Kawhi Leonard winning Finals MVP honours. The end of the playoffs does not translate into an end of 2013-14 NBA Basketball card releases, with 2013/14 Panini National Treasures Basketball, 2013/14 Panini Preferred Basketball as well as 2013/14 Panini Spectra Basketball scheduled to be released in the next 2 months.

 

2013/14 Panini National Treasures Basketball is Panini’s flagship high-end release. This product is scheduled to be released on the 30th July 2014 to coincide with the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention being held in Cleveland, USA during that time. Each hobby box on average will contain 8 autographs or memorabilia cards, 1 printing plate, 1 base or parallel card, 1 pack and 10 cards per pack. This highly-anticipated release will feature the iconic Rookie Patch Autographs from members of the 2013 NBA Rookie Class. An innovative idea for this product is the inclusion and debut of Sneaker Swatches, featuring pieces of game-worn shoes from retired and current NBA stars. Chase cards include Logoman patches of the game’s biggest stars, as well as Dual and Trio Laundry Tag cards serially numbered to 5 or less.

2013/14 Panini Preferred Basketball is set to be released on the 9th July 2014 and is a high-end set. It is one of the most popular trading card products of the year. Preferred returns with a 600-card unique on-card autographed base set. This product includes the Silhouettes Set, featuring on-card autographed memorabilia cards of veterans, rookies and legends. Memorabilia Booklet cards also return with 5 new designs, including Jumbo patches and swatches worn during the 2013 NBA Finals. There are 135 Unique rookie on-card autographs, including Silhouettes, Crown Royale and the All-New Rookie Revolution. There is the NBA Pride Set, which features some of the hottest young superstars in the game today. Each hobby box on average contains 1 pack, 4 cards per pack, 3 autographs and 1 memorabilia booklet card.

 

2013/14 Panini Spectra Basketball is a new set in Panini’s stable. Each hobby box on average in this high-end set comprises 4 autographed memorabilia cards, 1 memorabilia card, 1 parallel card (numbered to 65 or less) and 2 base cards (numbered to 199). Each hobby box is configured to contain 1 pack and 8 cards per pack. Spectra features a checklist printed entirely on thick Optichrome cards. The set is littered with memorabilia cards, including the giant swatches on display in Materials and Rookie Jumbo jerseys. There are also 1 of 1 black parallel cards for collectors to chase.

 

Best Pulls

 

Australian hobby collectors have been pulling low-numbered parallels; game used cards and autographs of rookies as well as superstars from past and present. Here are a few submissions from the readers.

 

Reader Product Notable Card(s) Pulled
GC 2000-01 Fleer Legacy NBA Basketball Packs Scottie Pippen Base Card

Hakeem Olajuwon Base Card

GC 2010-11 Panini Classic NBA Basketball Pack Tim Duncan Base Card

Blake Griffin Base Card

Hedo Turkoglu Blast from the Past Insert Card

 

Thanks to GC and others who submitted their great pulls into the newsletter. Send your Best Pulls to westriotebay@hotmail.com and we will endeavour to include them in our next issue.

 

That’s it For Now!

 

That’s it for now for this issue of NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner and the next issue will be out in July/August 2014. Catch up with you all then.

 

Regards,

The Editor

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NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 28, March/April 2014 Edition

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Hello, and welcome again to the monthly newsletter for local Australian NBA Basketball trading card collectors, NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner. This publication is free to all and proudly presented by your only place for NBA Basketball Hobby boxes, packs and supplies, DGCollectables.

 

Australia’s Premier Collectables Show – Sunday 31st August 2014

 

For those of you in Sydney, here is another reminder that the next Australia’s Premier Collectables Show is on Sunday 31st August 2014 starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm. This is a place where collectors can meet in person, trade and purchase NBA hobby boxes, packs and supplies. DGCollectables along with other sports and non-sports collectors/dealers will be actively participating at this upcoming show.

 

The next one is to be held at Penrith Pavilion next to the Penrith Panther’s Club. This venue is situated in Sydney’s west at Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750. Public transport is available from Penrith Train Station, which is positioned only a short drive to the venue. There is also plenty of free onsite parking. This promises to be a collector’s delight. We hope to see you there and remember to bring along your tradelists and trade bait.

 

Recent NBA Trading Card Releases

 

Since our last newsletter in February 2014, there has been a flurry of NBA card releases including 2013-14 Panini Basketball, 2013-14 Panini Court Kings Basketball, 2013-14 Panini Titanium Basketball and 2013-14 Upper Deck SP Authentic Basketball.

 

Panini’s staple basketball release, 2013-14 Panini Basketball features autograph cards, inserts and memorabilia cards. Inserts include Superstar Signatures, Rated Rookie Signatures, Knights of the Round, Black Knights, Favorites and Rising Tide Autographs. Each hobby box comprises 24 packs, 10 cards per pack, and two autographs. Highlights include Rated Rookies Signatures on embroidered patches serially numbered to 100, Black Knight parallels which are serially numbered one of one as well as Superstar Signatures numbered to 199 or less.

 

2013-14 Panini Court Kings Basketball is a mid-range set revolving around artistic card designs. This season’s Panini Court Kings comprises 3 rare inserts including Legacies, Kings of Springfield and Le Cinque Piu Belle. There are also seven different autograph inserts, including Court Kings Autographs featuring the past and present stars of the NBA. Each hobby box comprises one pack with 10 cards per pack, one autograph card, one memorabilia card, one rookie card and three inserts.

2013-14 Panini Titanium Basketball appears to be a low to mid end product targeting value-for-money box busters seeking more hits than base cards. Each hobby box will encompass 5 packs, with 4 cards per pack. On average, each hobby box will yield 2 autographs and 3 memorabilia cards. The set comprises a total of almost 13,000 on-card autographs, almost 5,000 prime/laundry tag memorabilia cards and around 750 serially numbered one of one cards.

 

2013-14 Upper Deck SP Authentic Basketball features inserts such as On Court Authentics, Lebron James Supreme Court Floor Cards, By The Letter Signatures and 2000-2001 Flashback Rookie F/X cards. This popular product has major hits including rare autographed SP Authentic buyback cards and dual, triple and quad autographed Sign of the Times cards. Each hobby box contains 3 autographs including One Lettermen Autograph #’d to 75 or less, 24 packs and 5 cards per pack.

 

 

Upcoming NBA Trading Card Releases

 

In late April and mid May 2014, Panini is scheduled to release 2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball and 2013-14 Panini Crusade Basketball respectively.

 

2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball is scheduled to be released on the 23rd April 2014 and includes new die-cut versions of the Intriguing Players set featuring 20 of the NBA’s greats numbered as low as one of one. This set also features four unique autograph/memorabilia inserts, including the sport’s all-time greats in Hall Dwellers autographs, four unique on-card autographs inserts s well as the return of dual, trio and quad memorabilia cards grouping the game’s best together. Each hobby box will include one pack, 11 cards per pack, four autograph/memorabilia cards and five Intriguing Players cards.

 

2013-14 Panini Crusade Basketball is set to be released on the 18th May 2014 and includes all-new autograph sets Hardwood Homage and Sultans of Springfield, featuring signatures from legends of the game and members of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Another new autograph set is Apprentice Signatures, which includes 40 rookie autographs. Each hobby box comprises six packs, 5 cards per pack, one Autograph, one Memorabilia Card and 18 Crusade cards.

 

 

Best Pulls

 

Australian hobby collectors have been recently pulling rare parallels; game used cards and autos of rookies as well as superstars from past and present. Here are a few submissions from the readers out there.

 

Reader Product Notable Card(s) Pulled
RM 2012-13 Upper Deck SP Authentic Basketball Hobby Box David Robinson Home Court Auto Card
RM 2012-13 Panini Basketball Hobby Box Tim Duncan Dress Code Jersey Card

 

Thanks to RM and others who submitted their great pulls into the newsletter. Send your Best Pulls to westriotebay@hotmail.com and we will endeavour to include them in our next issue.

 

 

 

That’s it For Now!

 

That’s it for now for this issue of NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner and the next issue will be out in May/June 2014. Catch up with you all then.

 

Regards,

The Editor

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NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 27, February 2014 Edition

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Hello, and welcome again to the monthly newsletter for local Australian NBA Basketball trading card collectors, NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner. This publication is free to all and proudly presented by your only place for NBA Basketball Hobby boxes, packs and supplies, DGCollectables.

Australia’s Premier Collectables Show – Sunday 31st August 2014

For those of you in Sydney, the next Australia’s Premier Collectables Show is on Sunday 31st August 2014 starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm. This is a place where collectors can meet in person, trade and purchase NBA hobby boxes, packs and supplies. DGCollectables along with other sports and non-sports collectors/dealers will be actively participating at this upcoming show.

The next one is to be held at Penrith Pavilion next to the Penrith Panther’s Club. This venue is situated in Sydney’s west at Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750. Public transport is available from Penrith Train Station, which is positioned only a short drive to the venue. There is also plenty of free onsite parking. This promises to be a collector’s delight. We hope to see you there and remember to bring along your tradelists and trade bait.

Recent NBA Trading Card Releases

Since our last newsletter in January 2014, there has only been one NBA card release being 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball.
The latest reincarnation of Gold Standard Basketball hit the shelves on the 19th February 2014 and this was eagerly anticipated by the NBA card collecting crowd. This product is packed with hits, which include solid gold and metal cards as well as autographs of exciting rookies and sought-after veterans. Each hobby box of 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball comprises 1 pack, with 10 cards per pack. Each hobby box contains on average 4 autograph cards and 1 memorabilia card. Gold Standard has a 275 card set, which will appeal to set collectors. There are also 8 autograph and 3 memorabilia insert sets, as well as 90 metal cards and 50 solid gold cards. This popular and well-designed mid-end product is likely to sell well in the primary and secondary trading card markets throughout the 2013-14 NBA season.
Upcoming NBA Trading Card Releases

Panini is scheduled to release a new set in the form of 2013-14 Panini Titanium Basketball towards the end of the first week of March 2014. Hobby boxes of this product appear to be similar in configuration to Panini’s Totally Certified and Upper Deck’s old Trilogy set from the mid 2000’s. However, this appears to be more of a low to mid end product targeting value-for-money box busters seeking more hits than base cards. Each hobby box will encompass 5 packs, with 4 cards per pack. On average, each hobby box will yield 2 autographs and 3 memorabilia cards. It will be interesting to see how this set is received by the collecting community, with a total of almost 13,000 on-card autographs, almost 5,000 prime/laundry tag memorabilia cards and around 750 serially numbered one of one cards. This product is loaded with hits; however, the sheer volume of hits may keep secondary market prices of individual cards relatively low. However, with this product, Panini is attempting to right the wrongs of the NBA trading card past by making on card autographs and other hits more accessible to the average collector as these types of hits were primarily the domain of higher end sets and of those with deeper pockets.  

Best Pulls

Australian hobby collectors have been recently pulling rare parallels; game used cards and autos of rookies as well as superstars from past and present. Here are a few submissions from the readers out there.

 
Reader    Product    Notable Card(s) Pulled       
KK    2012-13 Panini Select Basketball Hobby Box    Select Stars Gold Kevin Garnett 7/10       
KK    2012-13 Panini Limited Basketball Hobby Box    Limited Glass Cleaners Blake Griffin Jersey Auto 6/25       
KK    2012-13 Panini Momentum Basketball Hobby Box    Momentum Julius Erving Auto 4/25       
KK    2012-13 Panini Crusade Basketball Hobby Box    Crusade Majestic Cedric Maxwell Auto 1/1       
GP    2013-14 Panini Prestige Basketball Hobby Box    Marcin Gortat Platinum Auto 1/1       
EO    2013-14 Panini Prestige Basketball Hobby Box    Jonas Valanciunas Bonus Shots Jersey
Trey Burke Bonus Shots Jersey
Steve Novak Bonus Shots Auto
Marcus Thornton Bonus Shots Auto
Antawn Jamison Stars of the NBA Auto 54/99       
EO    2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Hobby Box    Dwyane Wade Dominance Insert
Blake Griffin Post Season Insert
Kobe Bryant Brilliance Insert
Herb Williams Auto /25
George Mikan Hall Monitors Insert
Larry Bird Monitors Insert
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Rookie Card
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Rookie Card Auto    

Thanks to GC and others who submitted their great pulls into the newsletter. Send your Best Pulls to westriotebay@hotmail.com and we will endeavour to include them in our next issue.

That’s it For Now!

That’s it for now for this issue of NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner and the next issue will be out in March 2014. Catch up with you all then.

Regards,
The Editor
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NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 26, January 2014 Edition

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Welcome

 

Hello, and welcome again to the monthly newsletter for local Australian NBA Basketball trading card collectors, NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner. This publication is free to all and proudly presented by your only place for NBA Basketball Hobby boxes, packs and supplies, DGCollectables.

Collectormania – Sunday 9 February 2014

For those of you in Sydney, the next Collectormania is on Sunday 9 February 2014 starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm. This is a place where collectors can meet in person, trade and purchase NBA hobby boxes, packs and supplies. DGCollectables along with other sports and non-sports collectors/dealers will be actively participating at this upcoming show.

The next one is to be held at Penrith Pavilion next to the Penrith Panther’s Club. This venue is situated in Sydney’s west at Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750. Public transport is available from Penrith Train Station, which is positioned only a short drive to the venue. There is also plenty of free onsite parking. This promises to be a collector’s delight. We hope to see you there and remember to bring along your tradelists and trade bait.

Recent NBA Trading Card Releases

The 2013-14 NBA season is well underway and slowly approaching the All-Star Break, this year being held in New Orleans. Since our last newsletter, only 3 new products have hit the shelves in the form of 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball, 2013-14 Panini Pinnacle Basketball and 2013-14 Panini Elite Basketball.

2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball has been well received by the collecting community due to the technology used to create aesthetically-pleasing card designs. Another reason is the low-numbered Gold Prizm Parallels. These reaped some lucky sellers last year thousands of dollars per card. This season’s release also introduces the 1 of 1 Black Prizm parallel cards. Each hobby box contains 20 packs with 6 cards per pack. These are popular for set collectors and hit chasers alike, with each hobby box yielding 2 autographs and 5 Prizms.

2013-14 Panini Pinnacle Basketball is a new line for Panini, with each hobby box comprising 10 packs, with 30 cards per pack. Each hobby box contains 2 autograph cards and 1 memorabilia card. This should be popular with set collectors with a sizeable 300-card base set, 3 autograph sets and 2 memorabilia sets. The line also reintroduces some popular 1990’s inserts as well as incorporating Nufex technology.

The latest release for 2014 has been 2013-14 Panini Elite Basketball. Each hobby box contains 20 packs with 5 cards per pack. On average, each contains 2 autographs, 2 memorabilia cards and 2 rookie cards. Chase sets include Passing the Torch Signatures, New Breed, Franchise Future, Face 2 Face, Elite Signatures and Black Status Parallels.

Upcoming NBA Trading Card Releases

 

The 2013-14 edition of Panini Gold Standard is set to be released on 19 February 2014. This popular set contains only 1 pack per box, but with 10 cards per pack. On average, each hobby box will yield 4 autographs and 1 memorabilia card. This product is popular with set collectors as it has a 275 card base set with 25 variations. It is also a hit with the general NBA collecting scene as it contains autographs of the latest rookies and veterans, as well as the Solid Gold and Bullion Brand Logos, which are numbered to 1 and 2 respectively for each card. The Solid Gold cards are 1 of 1 and are printed on 14 karat gold. Bullion Brand Logos each contain memorabilia and are serially numbered to 2 each.

Best Pulls

Australian hobby collectors have been recently pulling rare parallels; game used cards and autos of rookies as well as superstars from past and present. Here are a few submissions from the readers out there.

Reader

Product

Notable Card(s) Pulled

GC

2000-01 Fleer Legacy Hobby Pack

2004-05 Fleer Fresh Ink Hobby Pack

Scottie Pippen Base Card

Rick Fox Base Card

Ben Wallace Base Card

Peja Stoijakovich Base Card

 

 

 

Thanks to GC and others who submitted their great pulls into the newsletter. Send your Best Pulls to westriotebay@hotmail.com and we will endeavour to include them in our next issue.

That’s it For Now!

That’s it for now for this issue of NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner and the next issue will be out in February 2014. Catch up with you all then.

Regards,

The Editor

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NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 25, December 2013 Edition

NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner

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Welcome

 

Hello, and welcome again to the monthly newsletter for local Australian NBA Basketball trading card collectors, NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner. This publication is free to all and proudly presented by your only place for NBA Basketball Hobby boxes, packs and supplies, DGCollectables.

Collectormania – Sunday 23 March 2014

For those of you in Sydney, the next Collectormania is on Sunday 23 March 2014 starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm. This is a place where collectors can meet in person, trade and purchase NBA hobby boxes, packs and supplies. DGCollectables along with other sports and non-sports collectors/dealers will be actively participating at this upcoming show.

The next one is to be held at Penrith Pavilion next to the Penrith Panther’s Club. This venue is situated in Sydney’s west at Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750. Public transport is available from Penrith Train Station, which is positioned only a short drive to the venue. There is also plenty of free onsite parking. This promises to be a collector’s delight. We hope to see you there and remember to bring along your tradelists and trade bait.

Recent NBA Trading Card Releases

The 2013-14 NBA season began just a few weeks ago with 4 new 2013-14 hobby products released to date, namely 2013-14 Panini NBA Hoops, 2013-14 Panini Prestige, 2013-14 Panini Totally Certified and 2013-14 Panini Timeless Treasures. Panini and Upper Deck in this time also released the last of its 2012-13 NBA product.

2012-13 Panini Immaculate was finally released in November and was well received by the collecting community. Collectors still love high end basketball releases and presales of this product were strong once again, with many retailers selling out of the product weeks prior to the release date. Panini engaged collectors in the months leading up to the release date with previews of some of the higher end cards in the set, including the sought-after logoman booklet cards, each complete with 6 logomen patches on each card.

For the new 2013-14 NBA trading card sets, 2013-14 Panini NBA Hoops was the first to be released and is a set collector’s delight. Each jumbo box contains 10 packs, with 50 cards in each. This product features the first autographed cards of the 2013 rookie draft class with each jumbo box yielding 2 autographs, 1 memorabilia card as well as 50 parallels. Sought after cards in this set include Kobe’s All Rookie Team and Highlights.

2013-14 Panini Prestige was also released in November and each hobby box contains 24 packs with 8 cards per pack. On average, each hobby box contains two autographs, two memorabilia cards, two bonus Shots Silver, and 18 other inserts. Playmakers cards were the chase cards in this product, with 1 Playmakers card being found per case. Other collectable subsets include Prestigious Premieres, Bonus Shots Autographs, Distinctive Ink, NBA Materials and Franchise Favorites.

The most recent basketball product released starring the latest crop of rookies was 2013-14 Panini Totally Certified. Each hobby box contains 6 packs with 5 cards per pack. On average, each box contains 3 autographs and 3 memorabilia cards. Like the previous seasons’ release of Totally Certified, the Totally Certified Green subset will be in demand as these are well sought after in the secondary market.

Upcoming NBA Trading Card Releases

 

As Panini have the sole license for manufacturing NBA cards, they will dominate the card release landscape towards the end of the year and into the new year. The next slated product release in 2013-14 Panini Prizm. As with the 2012-13 Panini Prizm release, this will be expected to be well collected, as each hobby box on average will contain 2 autographs and 5 prizms. The prizm cards incorporate innovative printing technology which results in some aesthetically-pleasing cards for collectors. This is expected to be released on 26 December 2013, with each hobby box consisting of 20 cards and 6 cards per pack.

Best Pulls

Australian hobby collectors have been recently pulling rare parallels; game used cards and autos of rookies as well as superstars from past and present. Here are a few submissions from the readers out there.

Reader Product Notable Card(s) Pulled
GC

2013-13 Upper Deck SP Authentic Hobby Pack

Magic Johnson Base Card

Andrew Nicholson Rookie Card

Tomas Satoransky Rookie Card

 

 

Thanks to GC and others who submitted their great pulls into the newsletter. Send your Best Pulls to westriotebay@hotmail.com and we will endeavour to include them in our next issue.

That’s it For Now!

That’s it for now for this issue of NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner and the next issue will be out in January 2014. Catch up with you all then.

Regards,

The Editor

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