Monday, August 3, 2009

2009-2010 Draft Collection Basketball - Does Upper Deck Still Got Game?

Guest Review: Doug Cataldo

It’s going to be an interesting year for collectors of basketball trading cards. Upper Deck has ruled this particular genre for some time. They lassoed all of the big names. They produced the best looking cards and used the NBA to showcase many of their greatest innovations. Some of the most popular NBA cards to ever hit collector’s hands came from Upper Deck. Whether it was from the original base set rookie cards of Shaquille O’Neal, plexi-glass cards or octographs, they have done it all for many, many years. The same can be said about Topps. Vintage collectors had no choice but to get Topps cards and many of the NBA Hall of Fame players had Topps produce their first cards. Now, the entire landscape has changed. With the emergence of Panini and the NBA granting them an exclusive license to produce NBA trading cards, what can you expect from Upper Deck? We’re going to find out the answer to that question today as I present their first foray into the 2009-2010 season – Draft Edition Basketball.

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