LeBron James’ Opening Night jersey already topping $10,000 at auction

Update: The jersey — yes, the torn one — sold for $45,000.

LeBron James‘ first game-used jersey of the year is heating up the auction block for a good cause.

It’s part of an auction from the NBA, Turner Sports and the Cleveland Cavaliers to support hurricane relief efforts via OneAmericaAppeal.org, and it’s one of nearly 60 gamers presently up for grabs via NBA Auctions.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 23)

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

What’s Buzzing Today: Kyrie Irving dominates the NBA chatter but there are plenty of breaks today — including a Superfractor in a repack.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (June 1)

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

What’s Buzzing Today: NBA Finals, dueling Epsteins … and two Superfractors in one box?

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Panini America preps promo set for Cavaliers game on Saturday

Tomorrow night’s Cleveland Cavaliers game will include a collectable bonus for all fans in attendance.

Panini America has produced a six-card promo set for those in Quicken Loans Arena to see the visiting Washington Wizards — and there’s also an oversized card that is available with a purchase.

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Kyrie Irving’s NBA Finals jersey makes latest Panini Eternal card

kyrie-eternal-one-of-onePanini Eternal isn’t just about the NFL — it’s about the NBA, too.

Panini America‘s second offering in its high-end real-time cardboard program and the 2016-17 Panini Eternal set was released on Friday with an NBA Finals jersey of Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving being the showcase piece.

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Panini Authentic readies Kyrie Irving NBA champions autographs

panini-authentic-kyrie-champ-blogPanini Authentic exclusive signer Kyrie Irving is the latest member of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers committed to sign championship memorabilia as the company revealed his lineup of items on Thursday.

The first four pieces in the Panini Authentic Kyrie Championship Collection were teased by the memorabilia division of the NBA’s exclusive card-maker and none costs more than $400.

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Is this where J.R. Smith’s missing shirt went? Ok, maybe not …

J.R.SmithHe’s played a decade in the NBA for four teams but now that he’s got an NBA championship there’s one member of the Cleveland Cavaliers who just might have one of the rarer — and dare we say hotter — basketball cards of the bunch?

Ok, maybe not — but maybe J.R. Smith‘s missing shirt might spark interest in his memorabilia cards?

Again, maybe not, but it’s a fun thought.

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No doubts here … LeBron James gets another Sports Illustrated cover

LeBron-James-SI-coverHe told the world that he was coming home in the pages of Sports Illustrated and now that he’s accomplished his goal of landing Cleveland its first championship since 1964 it makes the most sense to find himself on the cover of the long-running magazine once again.

Not since his debut as “The Chosen One” has there been such a potentially coveted LeBron James SI cover.

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LeBron James & Kevin Love NBA champs autographs now available from Upper Deck Authenticated

lebron-james-autographed-2016-nba-finals-championship-basketball-86839Cavs-logoThe Cleveland Cavaliers’ first NBA championship means there will be plenty of new commemorative pieces to come — and two of the team’s biggest stars’ autographs will only come from Upper Deck Authenticated.

They are LeBron James and Kevin Love — and there are already six autographed items available.

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Board Buzz: Must-read NBA Finals threads on the Blowout Forums

Cleveland-NBA-champsThe 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.

What’s Buzzing Today: The NBA Finals sparked a flurry of posts and opinions. Check out the chatter from Blowout’s collecting community with the small sampling of links below.

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Panini Instant NBA Finals cards for Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship run coming on Monday (updated)

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are your NBA Champions — and on Monday Panini America will have the cardboard to prove it.

The first real-time Panini Instant basketball cards will document the NBA Finals and the Cavs’ unlikely and historic championship beginning on Monday.

The company teased the images above shortly after Game 7 on Sunday night, confirming the previously teased cardboard and giving us all a hint of what’s to come.

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Panini Instant trading cards are forthcoming for NBA Finals

Panini_Instant_Logo.jpgThe NBA Finals had already begun when Panini America recently revealed its new real-time trading card platform called Panini Instant, but that’s not stopping the showdown between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers from getting a bit more cardboard.

That will start sometime soon as we await Game 5 of the series tonight.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Panini Preferred basketball cards

015-16-Panini-Preferred-NBA-Steph-Curry-NBA-FinalsWhat: 2015-16 Panini Preferred basketball cards
Arrives: July 27
Box basics:  Two autographs and two memorabilia booklets per two-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Playbook gets a slight revamp to include an auto and a booklet in each pack, while continuing to include game-specific memorabilia booklets and a massive autograph set that is free of stickers.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Kevin Love signs exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Upper Deck Authenticated

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Upper Deck has added Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love to its exclusive autographed memorabilia team that already includes another notable Cav.

The Kevin Love Collection will only be found via Upper Deck Authenticated and it will include limited art pieces as well as signed basketballs and jerseys.

“Kevin Love is a great addition to our ever-growing portfolio of basketball superstars,” said Upper Deck President Jason Masherah. “We are excited to bring fresh and innovative products to his fans in across the globe, and we look forward to introducing some exclusive multi-signed items featuring Love with other Upper Deck athletes in the future.”

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Are LeBron’s cards under-valued given his place in the game?

LebronLeBron James became just the 20th player in NBA history to score 25,000 points for his career, and he’s done it faster than any other player — at age 31. Including ABA stats, just 25 players in history have reached that mark.

We all know James’ cards are among the priciest in the hobby but we should consider that he’ll potentially be in the Top 10 by season’s end. It makes one wonder if James under-appreciated when it comes to his value on cardboard.

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