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Everything Listed in The Air Jordan Private Collection is Guaranteed Original & Authentic

All cards, jerseys, basketballs, autographs and memorabilia listed for sale on our site are guaranteed Authentic. Every single card listed is an original. We will never list copies, fakes or unlicensed reprints. The Air Jordan Collection stands behind the authenticity of every single item listed for sale on our site. To back this up, every product is covered by our return policy.

WILL I BE ABLE TO TRACK MY ORDER?

As soon as an order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email showing the details of your purchase and will include your Order #.

Once the order has shipped you will receive notification that your order has shipped as well as a tracking # to keep up with the package in transit.

HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY PURCHASE?

We try to ship out all orders same-day, but depending on when the order was received, the # of orders shipping out for the day and our schedule, we can't always guarantee your item will be shipped the same day as the order was placed.

We do guarantee that all items purchased will be shipped within 1-2 business days. All packages will be shipped Priority and typically take 2-4 business days (depending on your location) to arrive.

REFUND POLICY

If any product purchased on our site is not the exact same product pictured on our site, if it doesn't arrive to you in the exact condition advertised on our site, or if for any reason any product purchased is not an original print and somehow the grading company missed it (this has never happened, just a disclaimer)

We will not only refund the purchase in full, we will also pay for the return shipping and give a $500 gift card for the inconvenience.

All returns must be received in the exact condition as received: in original protective casing/packaging and without any added defects.

WHY WAS MY ORDER AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED?

If several attempts are made at checkout, several different cards are used in attempt to complete a purchase or if for any reason the order is flagged as fraudulent or even suspected as fraudulent, we will issue a refund immediately.

If you've received a refund and you can verify that the purchase was not fraudulent, please email us at air.jordan.private.collection@gmail.com. Once we verify the issues in question we will be happy to process your order.

HOW DO I KNOW THIS IS A LEGIT COMPANY AND NOT A SCAM?

With sports card prices reaching all-time highs over the past few years, many companies and individual owners have opened shop and created online retail stores to sell sports cards & memorabilia. There are a ton of legitimate sellers that do honest business, but there are also many scams. Just be careful with who you decide to do business with so you don't get taken for your hard earned money.

I am a real person, my name is Matt and card collecting has been a hobby of mine since I was a kid. Before walking away from my book of business to pursue my passions- I was a a futures broker for over 10 years trading on the NYMEX. I now spend my days surrounded by dogs and running a few different businesses.

You can find our dogs at www.VenomlineBullies.com and the magazine I run on bully breeds at www.bullykingmagazine.com

These Card Prices seem High, are Sports Cards Really Selling at these Prices?

Yes. And it's happening more and more often. A few examples of card sales that have making headlines over the past couple of months include a Luka Doncic Rookie selling for nearly 250,000 and 5 other rookie cards of his selling online between $10,000 and 50,000. A Zion Williamson Rookie card has already sold online for higher than $100,000, along with several sold on ebay for higher than $10,000 a piece. This is just in the past few months.

See: Less than a year after its release, 2018-19 Panini National Treasures Luka Doncic Rookie Card has sold for $237,777 on eBay.

Less than a year after its release,  2018-19 Panini National Treasures Luka Doncic Rookie Card has sold for $237,777 on eBay.

A lot has changed over the past 25 years.

Cards are much more expensive, there are more inserts/parallels and less base cards than we had growing up. There are many sites with cheaper cards for sale if you're just starting out. The basketball cards and memorabilia listed on our site are exclusive- these are extremely rare short-print, limited edition and low numbered rookies, autographs or both.

There are many cheaper options available, but if you're looking to invest in the most valuable cards with the highest upside due to their exclusivity and low numbered prints (supply and demand) you've come to the right place. The Air Jordan Private Collection caters to the serious collectors, those with exclusive taste that only want high end, rare autographed cards and memorabilia.

For Budget conscious collectors and for those new to the hobby, starting with some basic or higher numbered release or non-autographed cards may be a better option to start out with before starting to collect some of the more exclusive cards & memorabilia listed for sale on our site. 

Some of the more exclusive Basketball card boxes reflect the value in some of these cards, as you can see by the prices of the premium basketball card hobby boxes listed below. Many of these boxes only contain 10-30 cards at most. Even at these prices, you're not guaranteed a hit (high value card) like the ones listed on our site. 

Panini Basketball card box prices

PREMIUM PANINI BASKETBALL CARD HOBBY BOX PRICES

Panini National Treasures First Off The Line Hobby Box $7,999.95 ( 10 Cards)

Panini Flawless Hobby Box $3824.95 (10 Cards)

Panini Immaculate Hobby Box $1289.95 (6 Cards)

SHOULD I GET INTO SPORTS TRADING CARDS AS A HOBBY, AN INVESTMENT OR BOTH?

Some collect purely for the joy and hobby of it. They collect the entire set, their favorite players, or their favorite teams. Others speculate purely on the monetary value potential of cards and how to most effectively sell their cards. Others do a little bit of both, they enjoy collecting and holding onto some of their cards while moving others that they don’t want, that they can make money off of, or that someone else would enjoy more.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY CARDS ARE WORTH?

An immediate question asked by many collectors is what their cards are worth. Most trading card companies do not put values on their trading cards, they simply manufacture them. A secondary market exists on single card and set sales. You can read this story that provides you with details on how you can determine the value of your card(s).

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY SPORTS MEMORABILIA IS WORTH?

Autographed Authentic Michael Jordan Basketball Jersey For Sale

Trading cards are a pretty common commodity, but in the world of sports memorabilia, determining pricing and values can be a much tougher proposition. Luckily Upper Deck did some of the leg work for you and have created a comprehensive guide on the best ways to determine values on signed sports memorabilia.

HOW DO I KNOW IF A CARD OR AUTOGRAPH IS REAL?

Grading companies like PSA, JSA, Beckett or other third-party authentication services offer grading not only for card conditions, but also for autographs. They authenticate signatures from the worlds of sports, history, entertainment and just about everything in between.

THE GRADING PROCESS

PSA authenticates both sports and non-sports trading cards across all eras.

A series of PSA graders review your cards for authenticity. If genuine, PSA looks for evidence of doctoring, such as re-coloring or trimming.

If your cards pass these two steps, PSA grades the condition of each card on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being best.

After grading, PSA holders each card in its own tamper-evident case. A label within the case displays the card's pertinent information and unique certification number.

JSA is one of the leading Authentication & Grading Companies. Their process for determining if an autograph is authentic is as follows:

AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTICATION

Submitting your autographs to PSA

PSA Autograph Authentication for Sports Cards

PSA graded autograph Basketball cards

The certified autograph can be verified publicly using PSA's online Certification Verification webpage or through their mobile application.

HOBBY BOX OR RETAIL?

One of the questions a lot of new collectors have (and some veteran collectors, too) is whether they should buy hobby boxes or retail boxes when it comes to sports cards. Beckett does a great job in explaining the differences between the two as well as covering the upsides and downsides to each.

HOBBY BOXES

The Pros

More Autographs and Memorabilia — Usually

While all cards are geared at collectors, hobby configurations are aimed more at the hardcore collector. That means they generally focus on the premium aspects of a product like autographs and memorabilia cards. Odds of finding them are usually easier as well.

Most hobby products today promise, at minimum, one signature or relic per box. On the other hand, a retail blaster box might give you a manufactured patch card or somewhat generic swatch. Or it might just give you a handful of packs. Even if you’re ripping loose packs, dozens of retail packs might not give a whiff of any ink or premium content.

Levels vary, but if you simply break it down to how much you spend for a hit, it’s likely to be less with hobby. It’s important to note that’s across a span of time. Sure, there are instances when that single hanger pack from Target yields something huge. But that’s the exception.

Premium Exclusives and Products

Not only are high-end cards usually more plentiful in hobby configurations, often it’s the only place you’re going to find them. And it’s not always autographs and relics. Sometimes it’s parallels or scarce inserts.

For a lot of products, everything is a hobby exclusive. That’s because it’s the only configuration. High-end releases usually go this way. You’re not going to find a retail version of National Treasures or Transcendent. Even a lot of mid-range products like Finest are hobby-only.

The Cons

Cost

You’re going to get more premium content from hobby boxes, but it comes at a price. A lot of hobby products today start at $100 per box and go up from there. Even the accessible products are generally $50 or more. Compare that to the average retail box that is less than $30.

So if you’re casually interested in sampling a product, hobby can be an expensive way to go. This is particularly true if your expectations are low as far as hits go. For many, it’s a lot easier to make a spontaneous $20 purchase than a $50 one.

Availability

The days of a card shop in every town are gone. Some large cities might have just one — and it’s probably a long drive away. For most collectors, heading down to the store for a handful of packs or box isn’t easy anymore. As a result, hobby products might not be a direct option.

RETAIL BOXES

The Pros

Cheaper

There aren’t a lot of retail boxes that would be considered expensive. Even with card makers experimenting with a few different configurations, including some that are similar to hobby, the average retail blaster box is going to be somewhere between $20 and $30. Hanger packs are generally in the $10-$15 range. Single packs can be found for $3 or less.

While the content is going to be different, retail often an affordable option for many. It might also be a way to try something out to see if you want to delve deeper into a more expensive hobby box afterwards.

Retail is a place where you can find some solid value or just plain cool cards that, in the long run can be coveted due to their perceived rarity. Part of that is because a lot of retail buyers are collectors who aren’t necessarily selling on the side — at least as much. These retail cards are just as likely to be filed away in a box or tucked in a binder.

The Cons

Less of the Big Stuff

One of the big pros on the hobby side is one of retail’s weaknesses. Autographs can be scarce. In a lot of products, regular memorabilia can be too. Take something like Topps Baseball that’s plentiful on both fronts. A regular hobby box will give you one signature or relic. A retail blaster usually yields a manufactured relic. But if you want an autograph or a swatch from a game-used relic, they might not even be available. And, as already mentioned, if they are, the odds can be long.


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