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The latest NBA Hoop set continues one of the game’s longest-running and most nostalgic series. We’re talking about a card lineup that’s practically a rite of passage for hoops fans, primarily since it serves up the first mainstream NBA cards of the season. Each hobby box comes jam-packed with autographs, and for every pack you rip into, you’re likely to score another insert or parallel.

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The base set is where the magic starts, featuring a roster of the current court kings and, check this, the very first traditional Rookie Cards for the new draft class in their official pro uniforms—yeah, we’re all looking at you, Victor Wembanyama. As for parallels, hobby packs are loaded with varieties from Purple to the ultra-rare Black Artist Proof 1/1s, making every pack a potential goldmine.

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And let’s talk ink—the fresh faces of the NBA shine in sets like Rookie Ink and Hot Signatures Rookies, with autographs that’ll make your collection the envy of your crew. Veterans aren’t left out either; they bring the heat in Hot Signatures. The hobby exclusives like Hoops Art Signatures drop some serious on-card autograph action, sometimes even doubling up for dual autographs.

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Then you’ve got the inserts. They’re not just filler—they tell the story of the season, from the Road to the Finals featuring the Denver Nuggets’ championship journey to other themed and boldly designed sets that’ll have you feeling the game’s hype. The Extreme Team and Presentations sets are new to the scene, each with unique, eye-catching styles.

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I'm always buying: 2011 Mike Trout Topps Update, Ty Cobb T206, and 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Star Rookie. PSA 10 only. I also enjoy no limit poker and horse racing.

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