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5 Best Basketball Cards to Invest in 2021

5 Best Basketball Cards to Invest in 2021

Since the start of COVID-19 there has been significant decline in retail sales but on the flip side, sales via e-commerce sites have soared to new heights and have been handling tremendous traffic. Along with the rise of e-commerce, we are seeing ascent in Basketball card prices

Even now when global economy is healing from the backlash of COVID, basketball cards are on rise.

With the rise of basketball cards prices and start of NBA playoffs, many sports enthusiasts, basketball fans and card collectors have commenced their operation to enrich their collection as well make a strong investment.

As basketball cards are hot in market, we have curated a list of top 5 Basketball Rookie cards which we believe are most bankable in 2021.

Top 5 NBA Basketball Cards

5. 2018-19 Luca Doncic Panini Prizm

2018-19 Panini Prizm Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks Rookie Basketball Card

Luca Doncic is one of the most promising basketball player playing for Dallas Mavericks. This 21-year-old rising star has helped Mavericks lead one of the most efficient offense in the season.

In 2018-19 Panini Prizm Basketball, Luca Doncic is featured in top rookie card. During his 2nd season in the league, the star’s card skyrocketed in production.

If he continues his game in this form and stays fit, he will be one of the most sought-after player and definitely his basketball cards will fetch high value in future.

4. 2012-13 Kawhi Leonard Panini Prizm

2012-13 Panini – Kawhi Leonard Rookie Card

Kawhi Leonard played for Toronto Raptors till last season and won them the NBA championship. But, now he plays for his hometown team in LA, Los Angeles Clippers.

As his stats are on rise, he is surefire to have first ballot HOF thus, its card would definitely fetch good value over time.

At present Kawhi Leonard features in Panini Prizm’s top rookie card. 

This basketball card can be a good investment and it can give good returns in future.

3. 1996-97 Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome PSA 10

1996-97 Topps Basketball Kobe Bryant Rookie Card

The late Kobe Bryant who passed away in January 2020, was one of the top basketball player of his time and he will be remembered forever.

Kobe Bryant is going to be officially awarded HOF in 2021 and NBA fans expect Lakers to win the NBA championship in memory of the late NBA legend.

Kobe Bryant’s 1996-97 Topps Chrome is Kobe’s one of the most valuable rookie card. Before February 2020, it was traded in the price range of $5,000 but since then the prices of these cards have shot up and is traded at upward of $15,000.

2. 2013-14 Giannis Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Panini Prizm


Panini Prizm Basketball featuring Giannis can safely said to be Giannis best starter rookie card. Rookie card of this basketball player has seen increase in its value during NBA bubble tournament.

From June 2020 till August 2020, the price of this basketball card increased from $3,000 to $6,500. Owning the card in this period earned investors more than 100% on their investments.

There is chance where we could see him play in the finals and that too for the first time. This can cause many of his fans to invest in his cards.

There have been many print runs of this basketball card which has caused several variations of this card. You may see this card in red, blue, green or orange color.

1. 2003 LeBron James Topps Chrome

2003-04 Topps Chrome Rookie RC Lebron James REPRINT – Black Border

LeBron James is one of the star basketball player who has delivered time after time for his team. Due to his incredible career and popularity, his cards are highly sought and can fetch high value.

During COVID-19 lockdown, a sharp rise in the value of his cards was observed. This is due to his global celebrity status as star player and also being part of HOF.

Many NBA fans want to see Lakers win this championship, and if they do then it would definitely boost the value of his rookie card

These 5 basketball cards can give good ROI and can be a good investment. Comment which card do you think is valuable.

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