NBA Trading Card Collectors Corner – Issue 26, January 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.

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.



Notable Card(s) Pulled


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 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.


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