Investing in Basketball Cards

While there are millions of people who collect for fun, trading cards can also be a valuable asset and some do make money by investing in basketball cards. Graded cards are where the money is.  While card companies today create the idea of scarcity by numbering them,  the numbers of old basketball cards in top grade are limited […]

Best Old Basketball Cards to Buy

Unlike football and baseball, we didn’t really see a full set of hoops cardboard until 1948, had only one set in the 50s and nothing again until the late 1960s.  It’s a relatively new collecting genre and while identifying the best old basketball cards to buy is a little subjective, there are some cards that […]

1970s Knicks Featured Dave Stallworth, Phil Jackson Rookie Cards

The 1969-70 New York Knicks team holds a special place in the memory banks of fans who grew up in the era.  Red Holzman’s guys were the first New York “winter” team to win a championship since 1940 and there were a raft of books written both immediately after that year as well as in […]

1979-80 Topps Basketball

One that is overlooked by collectors, the 1979-80 Topps basketball set is affordable and has plenty of cards of Hall of Famers.  At just 132 cards and with a rather uninspiring design, it’s not one of Topps’ best efforts, but there’s no denying the quality of the players. The front of the card uses a basketball with […]

1973-74 Topps Basketball

Card collectors had plenty of big name rookie cards in earlier basketball sets but starting with the 1973-74 Topps basketball set,  the impact rookies didn’t appear as frequently for the remainder of the decade. Bob McAdoo and Paul Westphal could score, Fred Brown and Chris Ford could shoot from range, Kevin Porter could pass the […]