Michael Jordan’s ballboy trade treasure hits auction block via SCP

A pair of Michael Jordan‘s game-used shoes gifted to a Utah Jazz ballboy in exchange for a pair of tickets are hitting the auction block.

They’re being sold by SCP Auctions and they were worn on Feb. 1, 1993, when Jordan’s Bulls knocked off the Jazz, 96-92.

Now, about that trade …

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Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn is latest Panini VIP Party guest

The Panini VIP Party how has a point guard.

Panini America revealed the third guest for its upcoming exclusive event set for Saturday night and it’s the Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn. 

The event coincides with the National Sports Collectors Convention, which begins Wednesday in Chicago and runs through Sunday.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2009-10 Upper Deck Jordan Legacy (Hour 12)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is our finale.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2009-10 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Legacy set
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What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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When’s an NBA game program different? Steiner Auctions knows …

This probably looks like many other NBA game programs from the late 1970s and early 1980s but it’s very different than other simple pieces of memorabilia picked up at a game from the past.

It’s from a Washington Bullets game — the cover showcases the visiting team in this case — played on Oct. 26, 1984, and it’s on the block now via Steiner Auctions.


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Scottie Pippen is Panini America’s newest VIP Party guest

CpC8b7tUIAArqjF.jpg-largeA Basketball Hall of Famer is coming to Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday night.

Panini America revealed its second VIP Party guest of the day on Thursday and it is former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen. He’ll be on hand Saturday night to meet collectors at the company’s party.

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Buzz Poll: What does Dwyane Wade to Chicago mean on cardboard?

Dwyane-WadeIt’s a new day in Chicago — and Miami — as 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champ Dwyane Wade will now be a member of the Chicago Bulls.

The 34-year-old will wind down his career with his home-state team after 13 seasons with the Miami Heat. How many more seasons will he play beyond a tw0-year deal with the Bulls? Does it matter for his cardboard? He knows the answer to the first question, and we want your take on the second …

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Buzz Poll: Derrick Rose is headed to the New York Knicks — buy or sell?


There once was a time where Derrick Rose was among the elite in the hobby, a potential future icon once the older names hung them up.

Today, he’s headed to New York to become a member of the seemingly always under-achieving Knicks. What might his future in the hobby hold? Well, it probably depends on what that team looks like … but we want your thoughts.

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eBay Buzz: PSA 10 Michael Jordan sticker fetches big money

PSA-10-Michael-Jordan-stickerFocused basketball collectors on the Blowout forum recently noted an uptick in high-grade 1986-87 Fleer stickers, which makes sense since that landmark release is a heavily collected set.

But the sale of a Michael Jordan sticker from two years later — a set that’s much easier to find — might spark even more interest as a PSA 10 copy of an 1988-89 Fleer MJ sold for big bucks Tuesday night on eBay.

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Elton Brand returns to NBA to mentor Jahlil Okafor — and perhaps spark some new Duke cardboard

Elton-Brand-Duke-AutoWay back in 1999, Elton Brand was a star center for the Duke Blue Devils — a center from tiny Peekskill, N.Y., who was about to make a big impression as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.

Fast-forward to today and the former Chicago Bull is coming out of retirement to join the NBA’s worst team — the Philadelphia 76ers, owners of a 3-33 record — to help mentor another former Blue Devils star and first-round pick, Jahlil Okafor. Okafor, of course, has had issues off the court this season while also picking up the NBA game quickly. It’s a match made in Blue Devils collecting heaven.

“He’s not unlike most 20-year-olds you probably know, and he’s definitely not at all different than most of his fellow players,” Brand wrote in a piece for Sports Illustrated’s website. “… if camera phones were around when Brad Miller, Ron Artest and I were Jahlil’s age, we might’ve been banned from the league altogether, never mind suspended for a few games.”

So, what about Brand on cardboard?

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Auction Buzz: Michael Jordan’s final Bulls home jersey, big bats top sales + PSA 10 George Mikan sale coming


Michael Jordan‘s final jersey worn for a regular-season home game as a member of the Chicago Bulls netted a new record for a piece of Jordan memorabilia with a sale price of $173,240 this weekend after 17 bids in Goldin Auctions‘ latest sale.

It wasn’t the only six-figure sale of the weekend, either.

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Board Buzz: Five must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Nov. 12)

15_NT_MultiSport_DansbySwansonThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

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