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

NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner

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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 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.



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