PPI Special Report: NBA Hoops Autograph SPs Set Off Post-Fourth Fireworks

July 05, 2012

It’s been awhile since the Panini Price Index has made an appearance.  Since our last report, there has been considerable buzz surrounding the announcement of short print autographs in 2011-12 NBA Hoops Basketball. In fact, some of the SP Autos are fetching considerable dollars on the secondary market prompting a very special edition of the PPI.

Along with a list of NBA Hoops Basketball short print autos released on the Knight’s Lance, sports blogger Bob D’Angelo from Tampa Bay Online did a fine job outlining the chase component and difficulty putting together the full set. You can read Bob’s article here

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While NBA Hoops collectors have not realized the kind of profits that 2011-12 Preferred Basketball yielded, at $2/pack hobby and $1/pack retail, the return on their investment still has been impressive. Take for instance the sale of Kevin Love’s NBA Hoops SP Autograph which sold for $300 recently, or the Derrick Rose NBA Hoops SP Autograph which chimed in at $232.49. And while Jeremy Lin’s NBA Hoops Autograph (not a short print) didn’t win anyone lottery type of loot, it still garnered a respectable $200.

But perhaps the best example of NBA Hoops hysteria can be found in the winning bid of $172.02 for a Ryan Gomes SP Autograph. The Los Angeles Clippers’ small forward played in just 32 games last season. Gomes’ PPI indicator is staggering when you compare the value of his autograph in 2010-11 Season Update which sold for a meager 99 cents.

Below you’ll find a delectable gallery of some of the hottest selling 2011-12 NBA Hoops SP Autographs. Happy hunting!