Well, as manyotherpeople have already said, Topps and Upper Deck have been given the boot by the NBA. Panini will be producing the only licensed NBA cards now. If you're like me, when you read that you said "what? how can that be? that makes no sense!" I know I was surprised when I read that. Panini, really? Now, I've never really collected basketball cards, I think I have maybe 50 total. But come on, as one of the major sports, it's kind of ridiculous that the major sports cards companies are no longer going to be producing NBA cards. Oh well...it's too bad for the basketball card collectors. Maybe Panini will slam dunk this opportunity, but I'm not sure... Thoughts anyone?