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No sports league is more focused on its stars than the NBA, which makes it a natural for great cards. Both Upper Deck and Topps produce a number of basketball sets every year, giving all collectors plenty of chances to grab cards of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and all of the other stars of the hardwood. You'll find all the basketball card information you can use right here.
  1. Rookie Checklists (23)

Review: 2008-09 Topps Hardwood Basketball
Hit the court with 2008-09 Topps Hardwood Basketball, themed after the playing surface itself. Highlights include a rookie card and wood-themed parallel in every pack and an autograph and two relics in every hobby box.

2008-09 Topps Hardwood Basketball Checklist
A checklist for 2008-09 Topps Hardwood Basektball cards by Topps.

Review: 2008-09 Fleer Basketball
Bearing a name with a rich history in basketball cards, Fleer Basketball returns for the 2008-09 season with an affordable base set and four memorabilia or autographed cards per box. Lucky collectors will find rare Michael Jordan autographed buy-back cards.

Review: 2008-09 Topps Chrome Basketball
It's Topps Basketball, Chrome style. Get your first look at Derrick Rose, O.J. Mayo and other 2007-08 NBA rookies on Chrome technology and uncover one rookie autograph per box.

2008-09 Topps Chrome Basketball Checklist
A checklist for 2008-09 Topps Chrome Basketball cards.

Review: 2008-09 SP Rookie Threads Basketball
Delivering multiple memorabilia cards or autographs in each pack, SP Rookie Threads Basketball is one of the more intriguing offerings in the Upper Deck lineup. Look for acetate autographed jersey rookie cards falling two per box.

Review: 2008-09 SPx Basketball
It's back to the future for SPx Basketball in 2008-09, which combines unique die-cut base cards with a guaranteed autograph or memorabilia hit in every pack. Look for two autographed rookie jersey cards per box.

2008-09 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan Buy-Back Autograph Gallery
Collectors who open packs of 2008-09 Fleer Basketball may find an extra special surprise: a 1/1 Michael Jordan autograph. His Airness signed 23 cards from various Fleer sets of seasons past, and you can see some of them in this card gallery.

Review: 2008-09 Topps Tip-Off Basketball
Topps makes the Class of 2008-09 affordable with Topps Tip-Off Basketball. A rookie card in every $0.99 pack highlights this entry-level hoops set.

Review: 2008-09 Topps Co-Signers Basketball
Co-Signers Basketball returns for the 2008-09 season with a new batch of autographs and a new idea for its Changing Faces insert cards. Two autographed cards, including one dual autograph, can be found in each hobby box.

Review: 2008-09 Bowman Draft Picks and Stars Basketball
Combining Bowman and Bowman Chrome into one product, 2008-09 Bowman Draft Picks and Stars Basketball gives collectors both kinds of cards in each pack. Chrome autographs of top rookies are sure to be as popular as ever.

Review: 2008-09 Upper Deck Basketball
Upper Deck's base basketball brand is a hit with fans year after year. The 2008-09 edition has short-printed rookie cards of top players like Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley plus autographs and jersey cards in every box.

Review: 2008-09 Topps Treasury Basketball
Which NBA rookies and stars are money? That's what 2008-09 Topps Treasury Basketball is devoted to finding out. Look for plenty of rookie cards plus an autograph and rip card - some of which contain real money - in each hobby box.

Review: 2008-09 Upper Deck MVP Basketball
Basketball cards can be affordable and still have some of the bells and whistles of more expensive products. That's true for Upper Deck MVP Basketball, which offers plenty of cards for the price and squeezes in an autograph or memorabilia card in every box.

Review: 2008-09 Topps Basketball
Topps prepares basketball collectors for a new NBA season several months in advance with 2008-09 Topps Basketball. A 220-card base set with a mix of rookies, veterans and legends is supplemented by one relic or autograph in every hobby box.

2008-09 Topps Basketball Checklist
A checklist for 2008-09 Topps Basketball cards.

Review: 2007-08 Topps Letterman Basketball
Autographed jersey letter cards are a hot commodity among basketball collectors, so Topps decided to build a brand around the concept with Letterman Basketball. Look for Autographed Letterman Booklets and 1-of-1 14K Gold Letterman Cards as well.

Review: 2007-08 Finest Basketball
Get one of the last looks at the 2007-08 NBA rookie class with Finest Basketball. Multiple rookie cards are in every pack, with an autograph and a 2008-09 rookie redemption card in each mini-box.

Top 10 2008-09 NBA Rookies to Collect
Take a look at ten of the top new faces to grace NBA basketball cards in 2008-09.

2007-08 UD Premier Basketball Card Gallery
With just 499 total cases produced, 2007-08 UD Premier Basketball is a truly limited product. Collectors can expect to find plenty of woven patch cards, multi-swatch memorabilia cards and autographs, including numerous different cards signed by Michael Jordan.

Review: 2007-08 Bowman Sterling Basketball
Bowman Sterling Basketball hits the court in 2007-08 with one autograph, two memorabilia cards and two rookies in every five-card pack. Also look for a Rookie Autographed Letterman Patch card in every eight-box case.

Review: 2007-08 Bowman Elevation Basketball
Topps tries to raise the stakes with 2007-08 Bowman Elevation Basketball cards. Highlights include at least one rookie, memorabilia card or autograph per pack and one low-numbered autographed patch card per case.

Review: 2007-08 SP Authentic Basketball
SP Authentic Basketball is known to collectors as the home of autographed patch rookie cards. That's true once again for the 2007-08 season, with cards of Kevin Durant and company appearing in every other box.

Review: 2007-08 Fleer Basketball
Fleer Basketball gets a few changes for the 2007-08 season, like a new pack configuration and four times as many memorabilia cards. It's sticking around the same price though, which is good news for fans of affordable basketball cards.

Review: 2007-08 Topps Chrome Basketball
Dependable as ever, Topps Chrome Basketball puts its shiny Chrome stock to good use with a rookie card in every pack and a rookie autograph in every box. The 2007-08 set also celebrates 50 years of Topps basketball cards with variation cards on the 1957-58 Topps design.

Review: 2007-08 SPx Basketball
Long-time favorite SPx Basketball keeps its futuristic look for the 2007-08 season and also features one memorabilia card or autograph per pack. As always, autographed jersey rookie cards are the big draw.

Topps Announces Print Runs for 2007-08 Co-Signers Basketball Autographs
Most of the autographed cards in 2007-08 Topps Co-Signers Basketball aren't numbered, but that doesn't mean some aren't scarce. Topps announced print runs for some of the cards in the set to let collectors know exactly how rare they are.

Review: 2007-08 Topps Co-Signers Basketball
Having already made appearances in baseball and football during 2007, the Topps Co-Signers brand makes its way to basketball for the 2007-08 season. Expect the set's trademark dual autographed cards to be the big draw.

Review: 2007-08 Topps Trademark Moves Basketball
Topps Trademark Moves Basketball returns for the 2007-08 season still sporting four autographed cards per box, but also loaded up with eight relic cards to ensure one hit in every pack on average.

Review: 2007-08 Topps Stadium Club Basketball
Though it was known as the first premium sports card brand, a lot has changed since we last saw Stadium Club. It returns to the Topps basketball lineup for 2007-08 with big changes of its own, though top-flight photography remains a constant.

Review: 2007-08 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars Basketball
It's two brands in one. Topps cooked up 2007-08 Bowman Draft Picks & Stars Basketball to give collectors Bowman and Bowman Chrome cards in each pack, as well as a rookie autograph and two relic cards in each box.

Sneak Peek: 2007-08 SP Game Used Rookie Exclusives Autographs
The popular Rookie Exclusive Autographs are back on the checklist again for 2007-08 SP Game Used Basketball. Take a look at six top newcomers who are, appropriately enough, exclusive to Upper Deck.

Sneak Peek: 2007-08 Upper Deck Basketball
Upper Deck Basketball is getting a bit of a makeover for the 2007-08 season. Look for more cards per pack, special regional cards and all of the cards in this gallery.

Image Gallery: 2007-08 Fleer Ultra SE Basketball
Fleer Ultra is a name that rings bells with sports card collectors everywhere. But 2007-08 Fleer Ultra SE Basketball isn't your father's Ultra, as it features a jersey card or autographed card in each 15-card hobby pack.

2007-08 NBA Basketball Card Exclusives
It's become an annual tradition for incoming NBA rookies to sign exclusive contracts for autograph and memorabilia cards with Upper Deck or Topps. Find out where you can find the class of 2007-08.

Top 10 2007-08 NBA Rookies to Collect
There was drama when the draft lottery took place, but there's not much doubt about the top two 2007-08 NBA rookies hobbyists will be collecting this coming season. This draft is deeper than just Greg Oden and Kevin Durant though, so here are 10 first-year players to keep an eye on when new basketball cards start hitting the market.

Review: 2006-07 Bowman Sterling Basketball
Baseball and football card collectors are already familiar with the Bowman Sterling name, but 2006-07 marks the first time Topps has utilized it for basketball. Each six-pack box has plenty of rookies, autographs and memorabilia cards.

Sneak Peek: 2006-07 Chronology Basketball
Upper Deck's newest entry into the high end basketball card market, Chronology, celebrates the NBA's greatest players and teams with an impressive assortment of autographed cards - including some combos that have never been done before. Seeing is believing in this Chronology image gallery.

Review: 2006-07 UD Reserve Basketball
Upper Deck gives its base basketball brand another run with a foil twist and more autographs and memorabilia with 2006-07 UD Reserve Basketball.

Review: 2006-07 SP Authentic Basketball
Always one of Upper Deck's most popular brands, SP Authentic Basketball is back for 2006-07. Highlights include signed Rookie Authentics cards and Sign of the Times autographed cards.

Review: 2006-07 SP Signature Edition Basketball
With one autographed card in every three-card tin, 2006-07 SP Signature Edition Basketball is one product that lets collectors know exactly what they can expect.

Review: 2006-07 Topps Triple Threads Basketball
Topps brings the popular Triple Threads brand to basketball for the first time in 2006-07. Each two-pack box features one triple relic card numbered to 36 or less and an autographed triple relic card.

Review: 2006-07 E-X Basketball
A review of 2006-07 E-X basketball cards by Upper Deck.

Review: 2006-07 Topps Chrome Basketball
A review of 2006-07 Topps Chrome NBA basketball cards by Topps.

Review: 2006-07 Topps Full Court Basketball
A review of 2006-07 Topps Full Court NBA basketball cards by Topps.

Review: 2006-07 Fleer Basketball
A review of 2006-07 Fleer Basketball, a set that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card.

Historic Sets: 1986-87 Fleer Basketball
A look at one of the most historic basketball card sets of all time, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball. This set includes rookie cards of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and more.

Nuggets Fans Now Have Iverson to Collect
Rarely does one of the NBA's leading scorer change teams in midseason, but that's exactly what happened when Allen Iverson was dealt from the Sixers to the Nuggets. Find out what the impact could be on his basketball cards and which rookie cards to watch.

First Pistol Pete Maravich Autograph Card Up for Auction
The first Pistol Pete Maravich cut signature has hit eBay. Beckett's Keith Hower broke the story of the owner's high asking price.

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