6 Original Photos That Transformed into Iconic Basketball Cards

When I wrote my article about 14 Incredible Photos Topps and Bowman Used to Inspire Classic Cards, I kicked off the list with a PSA Type 1 photo used for the 1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan card. But that was the only basketball card that made the cut that day. So, today here’s a short … Read more

9 Oddball George Mikan Basketball Cards

George Mikan is considered a professional basketball pioneer, primarily due to his size and influence on what a “big man” is in the game. His dominance led to the widening of the lane from 6 to 12 feet, the introduction of the shot clock, and the outlawing of defensive goaltending.  But since Mikan was a … Read more

14 Incredible Photos Topps and Bowman Used to Inspire Classic Cards

The concept of this blog post is simple, share some incredible photographs that Topps, Bowman, and Fleer used to inspire some classic cards. PSA does provide original photograph authentication as a service that will classify the photograph type. As a collector, it’s essential to understand the differences between the four types of photographs so you … Read more

A Few Vintage Basketball Printing Errors

In August 2020, I wrote a pair of articles about expensive baseball card printing errors, a vintage edition, and a modern edition article. This post will discuss a few vintage basketball card printing errors that collectors who are OCD about completeness will want to hunt down for their collections. 1948 Bowman Basketball Second Series Gray … Read more