Who's Basketball's Best?

June 6, 2022

Who Is Basketball's Best?

Ian Semivan

Ian is a content creator at StockX with a focus on trading cards and collectibles.

The Warriors and Celtics are set to collide in an epic conclusion to the NBA season and StockX has the fineries you need to flaunt your fandom during The Finals.

The Warriors and Celtics are set to collide in an epic conclusion to the NBA season and StockX has the fineries you need to flaunt your fandom during The Finals.

The Boston Celtics represent one of the NBA’s oldest dynasties. Since the NBA officially became the name of the world’s top professional basketball league, the Celtics have appeared in 22 championship series, winning 17 of them earning their most recent championship title in 2008. The Warriors play the role of the NBA’s freshest dynasty as they are now playing in their sixth Finals since 2015, having won three of those series so far. While the Warriors’ Curry, Klay, and Dray go for ring number four, Jayson and Jaylen look to bring Boston its first Larry O’Brien Trophy since 2008. No matter who you are cheering for, StockX is your place to pick up some new colors to rep your squad.

2017-18 Panini Prizm Basketball Blaster Box

Since its debut during the 2012-13 season, Panini Prizm has become the most anticipated annual retail release in the hobby. The 2017-18 Panini Prizm Blaster Box could originally be purchased for $20 at Targets and Walmarts, and now just 5 years later this box trades on StockX for an average sale price of $213 on StockX. This premium is partially due to the fact that it holds rookie cards for this year’s Celtics team leader, Jayson Tatum, who just won the inaugural Larry Bird award as the MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals. Not only can you potentially find Jayson Tatum base cards, and the highly sought-after Silver Prizm parallels, but you could also pull a Blaster Box exclusive Sensational Signatures Jayson Tatum autograph card for your collection.  

Stephen Curry 2009 Topps Rookie #321

Stephen Curry 2009 Topps Rookie #321

Steph Curry and LeBron James have more in common than you might know as both players were born in the city of Akron, Ohio in the 1980s. At the age of 34, Steph Curry is already a three-time NBA Champion and in less than a week’s time, he could add a fourth title to his legacy, the same amount as LeBron. The Stephen Curry 2009 Topps Rookie Card #321 captures the game’s greatest shooter in NBA history donning a big smile while wearing his Warriors warmups during his rookie campaign. Currently, there are 365 PSA 10 graded versions of this card, with the last one selling in March of 2022 for $8,937. Since Steph shows no signs of slowing down, it is safe to say he’ll have the chance to add some more accolades to his resumé before his career is over, which could easily drive up the value of this card even higher. For fans of the Warriors, or even just this era of the NBA, there are few cards more essential to a collection.

Under Armour Curry 6 Dub Nation

To continue the Curry content, we move to the star point guard’s signature shoe, the Under Armour Curry 6 Dub Nation. From the top, the shoe starts with a crisp white knit upper before working its way down to a blue full-length midsole that utilizes Under Armour’s trailblazing HOVR cushioning for ultimate comfort, with some added flares of yellow accents providing a spirited finish to the shoe. With a colorway inspired by Golden State’s classic white home uniforms, and a name derived from the team’s top player, this sneaker is the perfect way to complete any game day fit.

OVO x NBA Celtics New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat Green

It is no secret that the Boston Celtics are not Drake’s team, but that didn’t stop the Toronto Raptors global ambassador from releasing a collection of Celtics apparel through his brand October’s Very Own at the beginning of this NBA season. The OVO x NBA Celtics New Era 59Fifty Fitted Hat was part of that collection and features OVO’s Owl on the front with the Celtic’s classic shamrock logo embroidered over its wing. On the back of the hat, you will find the aptly named Lucky the Leprechaun logo. This hat may truly carry the luck of the Irish too, as, since its release, the team has yet to lose a playoff series.

BAPE x Mitchell & Ness Warriors ABC Basketball Swingman Jersey

Show your full support for the Western Conference champions, while standing out and not sacrificing your personal style to sport your support with the BAPE x Mitchell & Ness Warriors ABC Basketball Swingman Jersey. Part of a collection that honored several recent NBA title-winning teams, this Jersey throws it back to the blue, orange, and gold colors synonymous with the era of the We Believe Warriors who played prior to the present-day dominanting dynasty. This jersey features an all-over print of BAPE’s quintessential ABC camo in dark blue, with the silhouette of Cloud Camo making an appearance on its front. On the back, the word “BAPE” graces the nameplate above the number 93, a reference to the year the Japanese brand was founded.

Jordan 1 OG Celtics

The Jordan 1 holds a special place in the history of the NBA, but it is a little jarring to see the shoe in this Clover / Metallic Gold colorway seeing as Jordan’s Bulls matched up against the Celtics during the 1986 and 1987 seasons. In one of those games, Jordan even dropped 63 points, but the Celtics ultimately got the last laugh sweeping the shoe’s namesake out of the playoffs both seasons. That is all in the past, though. Any Celtics supporters can certainly put the old rivalry aside to parade their team pride in these championship-caliber shoes. The green overlay panels feature a distinctive texture, while the Metallic Gold accents on the Swoosh and Air Jordan Wings logo bring to mind visions of the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Bearbrick Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) 100% & 400% Set

The rivalry between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson helped shape basketball in the 1980s, and build the NBA into one of the premier global sports leagues. The Bearbrick Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) 100% & 400% Set lets you display your Celtic pride on the shelves of your home. The matching ursine figures feature Larry Bird’s likeness on the face, including his iconic dirt ‘stache, and dons Larry Legend’s #33 green Boston Celtics away jersey. This piece brings a unique collectible into the house of Celtics fan, by celebrating a player who brought Boston three NBA championships during his Hall of Fame career.