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Do You Collect 2nd Year Basketball Cards? I Do And Here Is What I Got!

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Do You Collect 2nd Year Basketball Cards?

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Hello fellow basketball trading card collectors.

I have a sports cards addiction right now. I am addicted to buying 2nd year basketball cards off eBay.

Now don’t get me wrong. I do have some real nice rookie cards as well. For example, I have a Jayson Tatum 2017-18 Panini Prizm Silver rookie card as well as a Prizm Green and a couple Red White and Blue  from that 2017 Prizm set.

Here they are on my Youtube channel below.

Obviously rookie cards are the best to collect, but let’s get back to talking about 2nd year basketball cards for the purpose of this post.

Back in the spring and summer of 2020, I began to buy a ton of 2nd year basketball cards. BUT! I only bought parallels of these players 2nd year, NO BASE CARD or “BASS” cards!

Only Silvers, Greens, Orange Ice, etc.

I say “BASS ” cards because that is a running joke over on the Blowout Cards forum. A member there posted BASS instead of BASE in the title of one of their threads. So it stuck!! LOL!!

The ONLY base 2nd year basketball cards I bought were the Luka Doncic 2019-20 Panini Prizm. I purchased a total of 19 of them in the Summer.

I paid $6 to $11. You can see the screenshots below.

I also purchased 4 Luka Doncic 2019-20 Donruss Optic Holo Silvers. I believe this card is way undervalued and could see a real nice spike in the next few years.

You can take a quick view of this card by clicking here.

Like most collectors, I got in late on the Luka Doncic rookie card explosion. So I am settling for his cheaper 2nd year parallels.




The main 2nd year basketball cards I was focusing on purchasing last Spring and Summer were Luka,  Lauri Markkanen, John Collins, Marvin Bagley and Donovan Mitchell.

As mentioned earlier in this post, all the 2nd year cards I bought above were parallels, not BASE!

In the coming weeks I will shoot and download a video to my Youtube channel showing all of my 2nd year cards I have got.

So please come back and check this post.

What Am I Buying Now?

The 2nd year card that I am focusing on right now is the Jaren Jackson, Jr 2019-20 Panini Prizm Silver. I just started honing in on this card in the past few weeks.

As of this post, I have 4 Silvers, 1 Green and 1 Orange Ice

One of the Jaren Jackson, Jr 2nd year Prizm Silver that I bought is graded PSA GEM MINT 10.

You can see a video I shot of this beautiful GEM card below.

So, WHY am I buying these ? Well, I believe Jackson, Jr will be a solid NBA player and he is coming back to the Memphis Grizzlies very soon after being out with an injury.

I also believe that Jackson and his teammate Ja Morant will be a solid duo.

In closing I will just say that rookie cards are always the way to go. But if you are on a tight budget you can turn to the player’s 2nd year cards.

Just be sure you focus your buying on Parallels, not base. The parallel basketball cards will hold more value down the road.

If you got this far, thanks for reading. Leave a comment below and let us know what sports cards you have purchased recently.


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Finally Found Some 2017-18 Prizm Basketball At My Local Target Store

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Finally Found Some 2017-18 Prizm Basketball

2017-18 Prizm basketball cards were released in mid December of 2017.

Since the day it was released, I have been to my local Walmart and Target stores so much that the employees probably think I was hired.

I thought searching for this product would not be hard to find because I am in a larger area south of Seattle and we have 2 Walmarts and 2 Targets in our town alone. Not The Case!

I had searched and searched with no luck. I don’t know if there are other collectors that have an inside track on when these stores restock or not, but every time I would go look there were no Prizm at all.

But over New Year’s Eve weekend I finally hit the jackpot at the local Target. I entered the store not expecting anything as usual.

As my eyes scanned all the racing card blasters and other product I have no interest in…I SPOTTED THEM!!!

Hanging on the racks were 14 packs of 2017-18 Prizm Basketball retail cello packs!! I think I may have pulled an arm muscle from reaching up and grabbing these off the racks so fast.

The funny part about this is that I have not even opened the packs yet. I think I will just keep them sealed and hang onto them for a while. These same packs sell for between $15-$20 on eBay. It was nice getting them at the SRP of $10 a pack.

The reason I will not open these? I believe over time these could be a real sought after unopened product because this 2017 NBA Draft class appears to be loaded with talent.

The list of rookie players from this draft that are playing well is impressive.

Players like Dennis Smith, Jr, Kyle Kuzma, Donovan Mitchell, Lonzo Ball, Lauri Markkanen, Jordan Bell, Justin Jackson, Josh Hart, Jayson Tatum, John Collins, Jonathan Issac, Josh Jackson, Frank Ntilikina, Malik Monk, OG Anunoby, and DeAaron Fox (He is battling an injury right now).

And the #1 Draft pick, Markelle Fultz, hasn’t even played yet in 2017-18 because of an injury. So yeah, it is safe to say that this Draft class is loaded with potential.

Only time will tell where the 2017 NBA Draft class stacks up to other drafts, but right now it is on the right path for sure.


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eBay Auction Result For Jaylen Brown 2016-17 Optic Silver Holo Rookie Card

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eBay Auction Result For Jaylen Brown 2016-17 Optic Silver Holo Rookie Card

This auction has now ended. Sorry if you missed it.

The 2016-17 Donruss Optic Holo Silver Jaylen Brown rookie card that I had up on my eBay ended up selling for $39. You can see the screenshot below.


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Anybody Else Addicted To 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball Cards?

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The 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball Card Addiction

Are there anymore collectors out there that are addicted to the relatively new 2016-17 Donruss Optic basketball cards?

Have you had your fill and now have moved on to the next new product?

Not me! For some reason these cards have totally captured me and my wallet. I keep going to all the Walmarts and Targets in my area and grabbing blasters and retail hangers of this product. Please help me…I can’t stop!

Continue reading Anybody Else Addicted To 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball Cards?

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We Are Now Selling Baseball And Football Cards Too

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Thank you for visiting our Basketball Card site! We have some news to report.

This website primarily sells basketball cards, but coming up in the next few weeks, we will be adding Baseball and Football cards as well.

We figure that a lot of sports card collectors collect the three major sports so we decided to add it here to this already-established website instead of starting a new one.

Thanks again for stopping by and please check back often as we will be adding more sports cards very soon.


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