Custom Basketball Card Backs — Varsity Trading Cards

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
March 21, 2017

Make your own basketball cards!


Your card fronts may get noticed first, but your basketball card backs will be unforgettable. When you make your own trading cards, don’t forget about the backs! We take great care in making sure that your cards can tell the whole story. From basic items to the smallest details, we help you capture an ongoing snapshot of you as a basketball player.

The front of your cards will naturally be the first thing people will look at. That’s why we made sure that your coach can include your team’s logo and colors. We also give you a nice area on the front so you can autograph your cards. While the card fronts may give a good first impression, the card backs will get most of the attention. Here, we’ll show you exactly what goes into making your basketball card backs amazing.


Your basketball card backs aren’t just customized, they’re personalized. You can add as much or as little detail as our system will allow. Did I mention that our system saves your stats? That’s right! That means that when you order new cards from the same team, you won’t have to fill out the same information again. Now, let’s take a look at how to customize your basketball card backs.

Firstly, your coach sets the card template. For the backs, your coach will set the school name, the school location, the team colors, and each player’s name. Your coach will then invite you to create your own trading cards with the team. Once you have logged into the team, you will be able to enter as much information as you like.

Customize your basketball card backs

When you enter the Player Stats portion of the website, you will be able to enter personal information. All of the information entered here will appear on different areas of your card backs. The Biography section is a great place to highlight important or memorable moments from your season. TIP: when entering your position, it’s best to use your position’s abbreviation. This is to ensure that there is enough room on the back of the card to display your position. You’ll notice that we used “Point Guard” in the example above. You can use “PG” instead.

When you’ve finished with the Player Profile portion, you can then move onto the yearly stats. You can fill in any and all years available. You’ll see on the Player Stats page that the stats abbreviations correlate to the same stats abbreviations on your basketball card backs.

Customize your basketball card backs
GP Games Played, FG Field Goals Made, FGA Field Goals Attempted, 3FG 3-Point Field Goals Made, FG% Field Goal Percentage (auto-calculated), A Assists, RB Rebounds, P/G Points Per Game (auto-calculated), PTS Points Made

Customize your basketball card backs

Remember, you can fill out as much or as little information as you like. One line you won’t have to fill out, though, is the Total. Our system automatically does the math and adds that information onto the card!

If you’re ready to make your own basketball cards with us, tell your coach to create an account and set up your team. Then, to create your card, just upload your photo, fill in your stats as shown in this article, and have your coach approve your card. You can do all of this from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device, too! It’s that easy! After you’re all done, you’ll have 20 copies of your custom basketball card per pack ordered complete with your outstanding custom basketball card backs!

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Make Your Own Basketball Cards — Varsity Trading Cards

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
March 14, 2017


Get out your phones and cameras and start snapping some pics. It’s March and that means it’s basketball championship season. What better time for you and your high school team to make your own basketball cards! Our cards are a great way for you to commemorate your season. Capture in-game moments and use them on the front of your cards. Score your first ever bucket? Win another State Championship? Brag about personal and team achievements on the back of your cards, too!

Make your own basketball cards!

Basketball is one of the most popular high school sports in the U.S. From monster dunks to buzzer-beaters, student athletes love to capture and share great moments from their basketball season. Our cards are professionally printed at high digital resolution on real trading card stock. Your cards can feature your team’s logo as well as your team’s colors. We’ve even included an autograph section on the front of the cards! At 20 cards per pack, they are great for sharing with family and trading with teammates. You won’t have to wait very long to get your cards in your hands, either. Your cards will typically print and ship 2-3 weeks after you place your order.


It’s easy to create basketball cards with us. Your coach sets the team’s card template and invites the players to make their own cards. The players then upload their own photo to the front and fill out stats for the back. It’s just that easy! The awesome thing about our cards? We save your stats for up to five years. That means you won’t have to refill the same numbers each time you make a new card for the same team! Remember, coach. You can make your own card, too!

Check out our handy tutorial guide video at the bottom of this post for more information. Subscribe to our blog for a discount on your next purchase! Click the “Get Started” button to create a coach account.

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Before They Were Trading Card Stars: Karl-Anthony Towns

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
January 17, 2017


Karl-Anthony Towns, Rookie Card, Basketball Card, Trading Cards
Trading card collector ThoseBackPages proudly displays his Karl-Anthony Towns rookie card.

While in just his second year of professional play, Karl-Anthony Towns has already made a big impact in basketball and in trading cards. He has racked up accolades that many professional players will never achieve. One such accolade Towns achieved was being named Rookie of the Year in 2016. The year prior, Towns was named SEC Freshman of the Year. In 2014, Karl was awarded Gatorade National Player of the Year. Yeah, that’s pretty good.

Before comparisons to greats like Michael Jordan were made, “KAT” made a name for himself on the high school hard court. The son of a basketball coach, a young Towns would often practice with the JV squad where his father coached. While attending St. Joseph High School, he helped win state championships in 2012, 2013, and 2014[1]. Towns was ranked the top high school basketball player by ESPN in his Freshman year. At the age of 16, he was named to the National Basketball Team for the Dominican Republic[2].

To say this kind of play got Towns noticed is an understatement. If emojis could be posted here, there would likely be plenty of “fire’s” and “100’s” to get the point across. The things he was doing on the court would elicit such graphics. He posted a rare quadruple-double—TWICE[3]. In short, KAT’s strong play in his only year of college play helped put him at the top of many draft rankings.


Karl-Anthony was the first overall draft pick on June 25, 2015 (my birthday, incidentally). His professional debut came about in late October of that year, a game in which he helped his team win. Due to his outstanding play, Towns was awarded Rookie of the Month honors each month of the pro basketball season, and he set team records along the way. Towns closed out his first year as a pro by becoming Rookie of the Year.

Towns is now in his second year of professional play and he continues to impress. He posted the first triple-double of his career in late December of 2016 while he scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and made 10 assists.

This kind of ridiculously impressive play is part of what makes his trading cards so sought after. While he continues to excel in his professional career, his cards remain just as much of a collection centerpiece as ever. I see his name and cards pop up on our Twitter feed more than any other basketball player. It seems his presence in the hobby has boosted interest in basketball trading cards by both collectors and sellers. While many casual collectors may lean more toward baseball or football, Towns has done a lot to get basketball back on the cardboard map.


Z. Schonbrun, “Two Parts to His Name, but Karl-Anthony Towns Is One Complete Player,” can be found under, 2015.
C. Smith, “Prep superstar Karl Towns Jr. records quadruple double in win,” can be found under, 2013.