Five Underrated Basketball Cards

In January, I wrote an article on Five Underrated Baseball Rookie Cards. It’s been one of the most popular on my site since then, so I thought I would investigate underappreciated basketball cards as well.  I will say that vintage basketball cards tend to be “undervalued” compared to baseball from a macro perspective. But there … Read more

Bill Walton’s Performance in the 1977 NBA Finals and his 1977 Topps Card

Bill Walton was one of the greatest college basketball players ever. UCLA went 30-0 in back to back seasons under Walton’s leadership. Then he was drafted #1 by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1974 NBA Draft. He had a solid start to his professional career. But Walton suffered many injuries that ultimately derailed his … Read more

Building a 1970s Topps Graded Basketball Card Collection on a $250 Budget

I’m a big fan of the 1970s Topps basketball cards. They had low print runs, have a truly unique look, and are chock-full of superstars.  In modern basketball card collecting, I see many people being priced out by $1000 Prizm and refactor cards. So my goal is to present an alternative. To put together a … Read more

10 Oddball Vintage Basketball Cards To Consider Adding to Your Collection

If you collect vintage basketball cards, you likely have select cards from the most iconic sets like 1948 Bowman, 1957 Topps, 1961 Fleer, and 1969 Topps. You might also collect key rookies from the 1970s Topps runs. And based on my definition, post-war cards run from 1945 to the present day, so the 1980s Fleer … Read more

Rising Prices: 1974 Topps Basketball Unopened

Introduction The price of unopened sports card material has been skyrocketing for a few years. In particular, 1970s Basketball has seen an unusually high growth rate over the past two years. Already printed in far lower numbers than its baseball counterparts, 1970s basketball wax was already tough to find. I’ll be using the 1974 Topps … Read more