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Blake Griffin 1/1 could be yours … for $32,000 by Susan Lulgjuraj
February 5, 2011, 9:49 pm
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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

We’ve looked at Blake Griffin’s cards before on the blog. We asked which of his rookie cards would you like to own.

But if you could own any of his cards – rookie card logo rules withheld – would this card be it?

Griffin’s 2009-2010 National Treasures Logoman auto 1/1 is on eBay with a staggering buy it now price. Anyone who is interested in the card would only need to fork over $32,032.32

The seller is not accepting any low-ball offers either. He states directly in his auction that anything submitted under $15,000 will automatically declined. Twenty offers have already been submitted, but he hasn’t taken any yet.

In the last year, we’ve seen some cards go far tremendous prices – mostly in the baseball world such as Stephen Strasburg’s 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor.

But if this card were to go to auction, what do you think would be the final price?

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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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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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First look: Panini’s 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Basketball by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Playoff Contenders Basketball is getting an upgrade. Panini America is changing the product to Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball.

The 2010-11 installment is set to be released in February.

So, what the big change and why did they add a word to the title?

Each product will still have Rookie Ticket Autographs, but each of those cards will also have a manufactured prime patch. The Rookie Ticket Autographs will be three of the four autos in the 20-pack box, one of which will be a draft lottery pick.

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John Wall vs. Evan Turner: NBA rookies square off by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

The top two draft picks from this year’s NBA Draft faced off last night. Washington’s John Wall against Philadelphia’s Evan Turner.

While the score was close, 116-115 in favor of Washington, so far Wall is winning the battle of the rookies on the court and on cardboard.

Wall had 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals, and played almost the entire game. Turner had nine points and six rebounds in almost 26 minutes off the bench.

While Wall is off to a quicker start than his rookies counterparts, Panini signed both players to an exclusive this summer because of a talent that is likely to sustain on the court. Plus, their draw on basketball cards doesn’t hurt.

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Blake Griffin’s long-awaited NBA debut starts off right by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

More than a year after Blake Griffin was the 2009 top overall draft pick by the Los Angeles Clippers, he finally made his NBA debut.

The Oklahoma graduate, who spent last year shelved after knee surgery, had 20 points and 14 rebounds (nine offensive) in Wednesday night’s 98-88 loss to the Portland Trailblazers.

Griffin’s play gave Clippers fans something to finally cheer about.

The game didn’t start easily for Griffin. He took two fouls early in the first quarter and needed a break. But Griffin, who finished with four fouls, also didn’t play with a man worried about making contact. He was aggressive and visibly disappointed with himself when he missed a shot or made a mistake.

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***NOW CLOSED***FREE STUFF FRIDAY (3-12) “Grand Prize” — A Panini Basketball promotional display signed by Beckett Basketball’s Keith Hower & Tracy Hackler (And others?) by Chris Olds

We know this one is the one you guys will be really fighting over on this fight-fueled Free Stuff Friday

How can you win the item above? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (3-5) Contest No. 10 — A Blake Griffin autographed Oklahoma Sooners patch promo card by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-19) Contest No. 1 — A Blake Griffin autographed promo card (courtesy of Panini America) by Chris Olds

***NOW CLOSED***

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — and everything this week is courtesy of Panini America.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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Preview Gallery: 2009-10 Panini Studio basketball cards by Chris Olds

Panini America released a small batch of card images on Wednesday for what’s to be found in its 2009-10 Panini Studio basketball card set when it arrives in late February. (See our previous look at the set right here.)

The Heritage autographs appear to be signed on-card as are the Skylines autographs.

Check ’em all out after the jump.

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Panini Reveals New Rookies & Stars Basketball Images by Tracy Hackler

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Panini officials on Friday morning released a handful of appetite-whetting images from the forthcoming 2009-10 Rookies & Stars Basketball.

The product, which releases Nov. 18, carries over the refreshing new design elements utilized for the first time in 2009 Rookies & Stars Football. The average 24-pack hobby box will deliver two autograph cards and two memorabilia cards.

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First Look: 2009-10 Playoff Contenders Basketball by Tracy Hackler

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Panini America on Tuesday morning released preliminary details on 2009-10 Playoff Contenders Basketball, an autographed-Rookie Card-rich product due out exactly three months from today.

Playoff Contenders has long been one of the most sought after and influential football card products on the market and company officials look to be using a tried and true formula to ensure the product’s success as a rookie on the hardwood.

Every 24-pack box of Contenders will deliver four autographs, one Rookie of the Year Contender and one Legendary Contender insert card. In addition, the average 12-box case will deliver one autograph from either new spokesman Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Oscar Robertson.

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*** CONTEST CLOSED *** Free Stuff Friday: Contest No. 11 — a Blake Griffin autographed photo courtesy of Panini America by Chris Olds

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE LAST REMAINING OPEN CONTEST THIS WEEK.

We’ve had a long but fun day here for the first (but certainly not last) run of Free Stuff Friday.

logoHow can you win what you see above? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that doesn’t indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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Tracking an emerging hobby superstar … by Chris Olds

There are few true superstars in the hobby today, but we think we might have found one of them. First, his independent feature film debut (ok, it’s not a debut) …

But don’t stop there.

Check out his latest star-studded appearance in this Upper Deck video.

Must be a total coincidence.

Or maybe they just have an eye for talent.



Panini basketball launch includes hobby shop party packs by Chris Olds

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Among the promotions that Panini America has planned for its NBA launch that coincides with 2009 Prestige Basketball are party packs that are set to go into collectors hands beginning on Oct. 7.

All hobby shops that pre-order the product will receive a selection of posters, Panini hats, t-shirts, swag bags, foam mini basketballs and promo cards.

The cards are Hardcourt Heroes promo cards featuring No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies rookie Hasheem Thabeet.

Could more promotions be in the works after Tuesday’s big news? We’ll just have to wait and see …

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.




Box Busters preview: 2009-10 Panini Prestige basketball cards by Chris Olds

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We’re about to rip into the first box of Panini America‘s 2009-10 Prestige basketball cards for Box Busters — and here’s what the outside of the first box looks like.

What will we find inside in the debut box?

Stay tuned … we’ll have it online very, very soon.



First Look Gallery: 2009 Donruss Elite Basketball by Tracy Hackler

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Panini America officials on Wednesday released preliminary information on what promises to be one of the company’s most popular basketball products of the season: 2009 Donruss Elite.

The brand’s distinguished history in baseball and football combined with what appears to be solid product content for the maiden NBA release should see anxious hoops collectors embrace Elite when it goes live in late November.

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First look: 2009-10 Panini Rookies & Stars Basketball by Chris Olds

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Panini America released basic preview images and product information on Friday for its 2009-10 Rookies & Stars Basketball set, which carries over the modern design found in its football counterpart.

The set, scheduled for release on Nov. 18, will deliver two autograph cards and two memorabilia cards in each 24-pack hobby box.

The base set consists of 100 cards and there will be 115 gold cards as well.

Here’s a look at some of what can be found in packs…

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