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

NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner

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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 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.



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