Brand History: Topps Chrome┬« McDonald’s All-American Basketball

The Brand History

Debut Year: 2006
 
First Released in 2006
Licensors: McDonald’s
 
This is a high school basketball product
Value Level: Accesible
 

Topps’ first year of McDonald’s All-American Basketball cards was in 2006, and some of the biggest stars in the game were featured in the next few years of release. With the introduction of the NIL a year ago, Topps reignited its partnership, taking part in the All-American Game. Some of the best players to be in these sets in the past were Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Miller, Derrick Rose, and Blake Griffin.

Who Is The McDonald’s All-American Product For?

This product is for the basketball collector and prospector who finds a way to get the next great star before everybody is onto them. It is also for the chrome collector, as there are multiple designs with great imagery that pop. 

Why Does This Product Matter?

This is the second year of the product revival with McDonald’s All American, featuring future basketball stars before they make it big. Most of the biggest stars in basketball played in this game before making it: LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Isaiah Thomas, and many others. This year’s class of top high school players hope to join these players in production and legacy. 

What Am I Chasing?

Some of the biggest chases are the GameDay autographs, which are on-card autographs, where all 48 athletes are featured. Another great insert chase is Superfly, which has incredibly vibrant artwork with the players popping out. Some of the players here – Ron Holland, Justin Edwards, DJ Wagner, Isaiah Collier, and Bronny James are set to join the ranks of the basketball elite. 


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