NBA Basketball Cards 101: Card Terminology  •   Base - Regular cards/Basic card, which may contain 60, 90, 120 or even up ...
•   Jerseys - Cards that contain event worn / game worn jersey pieces. Some of it may have    multiple color or player in ...
•   Autographs - Cards that contain autograph(s) of players       o On-card auto – hand signed by player directly on card,...
o   Cut auto – The autograph or material is obtain from a 3rd party source and           authenticated by card manufacture...
•   Numbered cards - short print/SP cards, can be as rare as only “1 of 1". First copy (i.e.    01/25), last copy (i.e. 29...
•   Chrome      o Chrome Base - cards with a chromium, shiny surface
o   Refractors - even more shinyo   X-fractor - chrome with mini-square patter
o   Superfractor - refer to picture, usually a 1 of 1•   Jersey Tags - cards contain tag from jerseys•   Logoman - usually...
•   Team Logo - patch from the team logo (partial or whole)•   Die-Cut - non-rectangular card
•   9-Up/Uncut Sheet- Uncut sheet of nine cards, usually promos.•   Box Topper Card - Card included in a factory sealed bo...
•   Parallel Card - A modified base card, which may contain extra foil stamping, hologram stamping    that distinguishes t...
•   Baseball patch – cards contain pieces of baseball•   Basketball patch – cards contain pieces of baseball
•   Game Floor - cards that contain pieces of game used floor•   Booklet Cards - card that opens up into 2 or more panels
•   Buybacks - card manufacturers buy cards from older series, and re-insert them into new    releases, sometimes autograp...
•   Letter patch - letter patch product base on player, city, team name.•   Sketch cards - artist hand-drawn cards
•   Plexi-Glass cards - cards made of plexi-glass
•   Gold Cards - card contain real 14k or 22k gold
•   Redemption cards - when manufacturers could not produce the card in time or the    release / waiting for a player to s...
•   Graded card - card submitted to grading company, sealed in a case
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Nba basketball cards 101 card terminology

  1. 1. NBA Basketball Cards 101: Card Terminology • Base - Regular cards/Basic card, which may contain 60, 90, 120 or even up to 300 cards per set. • Insert - Subsets, usually it contain 10-20 card per set created under a series example “Jambalaya” series, “Total O” series. It random insert to the pack with fix ratio. Ex, 1:29 mean 1 out of 29 packs.
  2. 2. • Jerseys - Cards that contain event worn / game worn jersey pieces. Some of it may have multiple color or player in the card.• Patches - Cards that contain event worn/ game worn jersey patches (usually multi-color)
  3. 3. • Autographs - Cards that contain autograph(s) of players o On-card auto – hand signed by player directly on card, it usually worth more than sticker auto card. o Sticker auto – hand signed by player on sticker and stick on card
  4. 4. o Cut auto – The autograph or material is obtain from a 3rd party source and authenticated by card manufacturer. Usually from legend who passed away. o Inscription/Nickname - personal message / nickname singed on card. Like “The Worm” nickname of Dennis Rodman.• Printing plates - metal plates which used to print the card. Has 4 colors ( Black, Red, Blue, Yellow) and always is 1/1 masterpieces
  5. 5. • Numbered cards - short print/SP cards, can be as rare as only “1 of 1". First copy (i.e. 01/25), last copy (i.e. 299/299) and number same as the players jersey number (i.e. 7/xx for Brandon Roy)
  6. 6. • Chrome o Chrome Base - cards with a chromium, shiny surface
  7. 7. o Refractors - even more shinyo X-fractor - chrome with mini-square patter
  8. 8. o Superfractor - refer to picture, usually a 1 of 1• Jersey Tags - cards contain tag from jerseys• Logoman - usually 1 of 1
  9. 9. • Team Logo - patch from the team logo (partial or whole)• Die-Cut - non-rectangular card
  10. 10. • 9-Up/Uncut Sheet- Uncut sheet of nine cards, usually promos.• Box Topper Card - Card included in a factory sealed box.• Film card – card content a piece of film with memorable moment for the player.• Video card – introduce by Panini which have a LCD and chip to reply highlight moment for the player.
  11. 11. • Parallel Card - A modified base card, which may contain extra foil stamping, hologram stamping that distinguishes the card from the base card.• Rookie Cards - cards released in the rookie year for a player (sometimes people do not count certain inserts and consider them not true rookie card)
  12. 12. • Baseball patch – cards contain pieces of baseball• Basketball patch – cards contain pieces of baseball
  13. 13. • Game Floor - cards that contain pieces of game used floor• Booklet Cards - card that opens up into 2 or more panels
  14. 14. • Buybacks - card manufacturers buy cards from older series, and re-insert them into new releases, sometimes autographed (i.e. the Melo below is a jersey card from 03-04 black diamond and re-released in 04-05 ultimate autographed)• Manufactured patch - patch that is manufactured just for the card, never been used in events or game, nor worn by any player (sometimes letter patch can be manufactured as well)
  15. 15. • Letter patch - letter patch product base on player, city, team name.• Sketch cards - artist hand-drawn cards
  16. 16. • Plexi-Glass cards - cards made of plexi-glass
  17. 17. • Gold Cards - card contain real 14k or 22k gold
  18. 18. • Redemption cards - when manufacturers could not produce the card in time or the release / waiting for a player to sign. They put redemptions into packs, which owner can redeem it on company website and cards will be mail directly to the owner.• Rainbow - getting every variation of a single card
  19. 19. • Graded card - card submitted to grading company, sealed in a case

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