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Props to Panini: NBA Hoops is solid

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

I don’t do a lot of basketball, but when I do, I prefer an affordable price point.

NBA HOOPS?!

I remember buying this brand when I was a kid.  The design was simple and the price was cheap.  And its back again with those same two concepts, and more.

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a few basketball packs, but had been mainly pushed away by the high prices driven by scarce rookies and autographs.

What’s great with Hoops is you get all of the stars, a shot at 275+ autographs and a slew of inserts for a VERY affordable price point.  Hobby packs are in the $2-$3 range, and retail packs are 99 cents in most places.

Hardcore NBA collector’s may pass on it as they seek more for their investment.  But for casual and fringe collectors, the set offers pretty good bang for buck.