The Beckett Blog


If you could have one Blake Griffin rookie card, which would you pick? by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

You can’t turn on ESPN without seeing highlights of Blake Griffin’s dunks. The Los Angeles Clippers big man is giving people a reason to finally watch the Clippers.

He puts down dunks with such ferocity that it looks as though opponents just step out of the way.

Seriously, who wants to stand in the way of an upcoming freight train?

Dunks aren’t the only thing he has going for him, which is why this rookie’s cards are blowing up and they didn’t come cheaply to start.

But if you could have one Griffin Rookie Card in your collection, which card would it be?

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Diamond Kings take to the basketball court in June by Chris Olds

The famed line of Diamond Kings paintings cards, which Donruss debuted in 1982 have had a rich and memorable place in the hobby but they’ve never hit the basketball court.

Until now.

Panini America unveiled on Monday plans for 2009-10 Court Kings, a high-end art-driven basketball set that will arrive on June 2 packing 11 cards per pack and a $100-per pack suggested retail price.

Each pack will include four autograph or memorabilia cards (a minimum of one autograph), three base cards  (all limited to 325) one bronze parallel, one 5×7 Box Topper and three other cards.

Among the highlights for this one? Redemptions for one of 120 16×20 lithographs signed by Panini spokesman Kobe Bryant.

See more after the jump.

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