NBA All-Star Collectible Slam Dunks
On Feb. 15, the greatest players in basketball will come together in Phoenix for a display of slam dunks, alley-oops and no defense. That’s right—it’s the NBA All-Star Game. Sure, it’s just an exhibition that doesn’t really matter, but the celebrity and fanfare that often surround the game say otherwise. The simple truth is people […]
Young Athletes – Identifying the New Legends
The world’s biggest name in soccer, David Beckham, played an exhibition game February 20th. He joined his L.A. Galaxy teammates in Hawaii for a match against the Japanese team Gamba Osaka. At the final whistle, the Galaxy had been defeated, and according to soccer tradition, Beckham removed his jersey, walked over to the crowd, and handed it to two boys.
The first basketball game was played on a regulation 94-foot by 50-foot court in 1891. James Naismith, physical director of the Y.M.C.A. College, Springfield, Mass., originated the game. Early basketball collectibles relate to high school and college teams. Professional basketball was played prior to World War II. However, it was not until 1949 and the […]