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Three NBA rookies you might want to collect – soon by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

The NBA season is in full swing and all eyes have been on rookies John Wall and Blake Griffin. These two will likely go to the wire when it comes to the Rookie of the Year vote, but the cardboard world doesn’t just revolve around these two guys when it comes to NBA rookies.

You may have been caught up in the dazzling moves of Wall or the strong-arm play of Griffin, but here are three rookies who also deserve your attention.

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Sneak Peek: 2010-11 Limited Basketball Same Day Rookie Signatures (Unsigned) by Tracy Hackler

Panini America officials are taking advantage of the unprecedented access provided by today’s 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot to acquire as many on-card autographs for the 2010-11 NBA card season as possible.

Some of the cards being signed, perhaps as you read this, are these 2010-11 Limited Same Day Rookie Signatures.

Although the cards shown here haven’t been signed yet, we thought they were worth a first look.

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First Look: 2010-11 Limited Basketball by Tracy Hackler

Panini America officials on Thursday provided preliminary details and product images for the first high-end hoops product of the 2010-11 season — Limited Basketball, slated to release in late October.

The $100-for-seven-cards proposition is once again sure to reveal many high-risk, high-reward results in boxes that include at least one autograph and two memorabilia cards (every other box will include two autographs and one memorabilia card).

Rounding out the seven-card packs will be four additional cards (base, insert, Legend or parallel) numbered to 199 or less. The 140-card base set features 100 common cards numbered to 199 and 40 rookies numbered to 249.

The Glass Cleaners, Decade Dominance and Retired Numbers inserts will feature only on-card autographs. Other autograph highlights include Jumbo Prime Signatures numbered to five or less and on-card Next-Day Autographs from the next week’s NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.

Each master case of 2010-11 Limited (15 boxes) will include either an autograph memorabilia rookie numbered to 10 or less, an autograph prime memorabilia card numbered to 10 or less or a Limited Trios Signature card numbered to 49 or less.

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