TRAE YOUNG’S TOP 10 ROOKIE CARDS

A LIST OF THE MOST VALUABLE TRAE YOUNG ROOKIE CARDS

by Air Jordan Private Collection

TRAE YOUNG’S HIGHEST VALUED & MOST SOUGHT AFTER ROOKIE CARDS

TRAE YOUNG’S ACCELERATED PLAY HAS ROOKIE CARDS HEATING UP & VALUES SOARING

Trae Young’s current hot streak has suddenly propelled him into Rookie of the Year consideration. Over the course of the first 11 games since the All-Star break, the Atlanta point guard averaged 25.7 points, 8.9 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game. Among the performances was the first triple-double by a rookie in Hawks history.

As Young continues to excel on the court, his cards are seeing increased interest from collectors and a serious increased demand causing a surge in card values. Obviously there are cheaper Trae Young Rookie Cards that can be found for a fraction of the cost of some of the the cards mentioned below.

This list is comprised of the highest valued Trae Young Rookie Cards. Without further ado, here are the most sought after and highest valued Trae Young Rookie cards on the market:

1. 2018–19 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES TRAE YOUNG ROOKIE PATCH AUTO

Still a high-end treat after all these years, 2018–19 Panini National Treasures Basketball series again supplied NBA basketball card collectors with eight autographs or relics in each Hobby box (same as in 2017–18).

Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) cards again took center focus in the 2018–19 Panini National Treasures Basketball card checklist.

Of the many popular parallels and inserts, some of the more sought after inclusions in the series were the Rookie Patch Autograph cards. These Featured jumbo patches/swatches and even some limited Logoman versions.

Depending on the parallel and patch, this card has been commanding a serious premium in recent months and can be worth $12,000 up to $30,000

2. 2018–19 PANINI CONTENDERS ROOKIE TICKET AUTOGRAPH CARD

Initially considered the best Trae Young Rookie Card Collectors could get their hands on (before the National Treasures Release) Panini Contenders is still a favorite (and definitely should be) of many card collectors. This is especially true when it comes to collecting autographed Rookie cards.

The Rookie Ticket subset is extremely popular with it’s on-card autographs and different parallel refractors, making this card one of the more sought after (and as recently) more expensive and harder to come by Trae Young Rookie Cards

There’s also variations as well for hardcore collectors:

  • Red — /99 (no Brown, Brunson, Carter, Huerter, Jackson, Okogie, Sexton)
  • Blue — /49 (no Jackson, Sexton)
  • Orange — /25
  • Gold — /10
  • Gold Vinyl — 1/1

The Red & Blue rookie tickets have exchanged hands in recent months at $2000-$4000

The Gold parallels /10 have recently been priced above $35,000

The Gold Vinyl 1/1 is worth even more than that

3. 2018–19 FLAWLESS TRAE YOUNG ROOKIE PATCH AUTO

There were some monster hits coming out of the high-end 2018–19 Panini Flawless Basketball set, and two of the biggest should come as no surprise.. Luka Doncic & Trae Young. The Rookie Patch autos like the one pictured above of Trae Young not only garnered a ton of attention, they’re commanding a ton of cash.

If you’ve got one of these in the collection, consider yourself lucky.

The lower numbered parallels have recently been trading hands on ebay for up to $2000-$8000 depending on the rarity.

4. 2018–19 PANINI DONRUSS OPTIC RATED ROOKIE CARD

The Rated Rookie subset from Panini Donruss Optic boxes have also been a popular choice, especially among rookie card collectors.

This is another one of the Top Trae Young Rookie cards that has seen a sharp increase in value. This card is another one that has plenty of parallel refractors that can be worth quite a bit more for the rarer ones.

The Gold Parallel is listed on ebay for $10,000

5. 2018–19 PANINI IMMACULATE TRAE YOUNG RC Rookie 3-CLR PATCH AUTO

Another one of the more sought after Trae Young Rookie Cards that investors/collectors alike are both scrambling to get their hands on is rge 2018–19 Immaculate Rookie Card.

Printed on beautiful acetate, with a 3 color patch of game worn jersey and on on-card autograph, it’s easy to see why this Rookie Card is one of the best looking and in-demand Trae Young Rookie cards out.

Depending on the parallel, higher numbered cards /99 can be found on average for around $1000–$2000

The lower number parallels /24 can be found on ebay for $2000-$4000, while the lowest numbered and more rare parallels /3 or lower are valued at $10,000 and up as of the time of this writing.

6. 2018–19 CROWN ROYALE ROOKIE SILHOUETTES AUTOGRAPH JERSEY CARD

For those looking for more than just an autographed card, Rookie Silhouettes comes with an oversized jersey patch and on-card autograph.

It’s also serial numbered for its different parallel refractors some valued at several thousand.

7. 2018–19 Panini Opulence Basketball

Leaving room for one non-hit card in each box, the 2018–19 Panini Opulence Basketball checklist is mainly about the on-card autographs, which are the norm across the release. In fact, every hard-signed card is also numbered to 99 or less.

Key NBA rookies like Luka Doncic and Trae Young get their RPA coverage in the main Rookie Patch Autographs set, with each card capped at 79 copies.

9. 2018–19 PANINI PRIZM TRAE YOUNG AUTO

10. 2018–19 PANINI CONTENDERS DRAFT PICKS COLLEGE TICKET ROOKIE AUTO

The 2018–19 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Rookie Auto is another Trae Young Rookie Card that has collectors and investors chomping at the bit. A favorite of many collectors, this Rookie card has seen a sharp increase in demand and value in recent months.

In addition, the Ticket cards are issued in low-numbered Draft Ticket (#/99), Cracked Ice Ticket (#/23), Playoff Ticket (#/15), Championship Ticket (1/1), and Printing Plate (1/1) editions.

Values for this Trae Young Rookie Card can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on the rarity of the parallel.

Personally, the Cracked Ice Version is a favorite of mine and a must-have for the Trae Young Rookie Card Collection.

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