In its purest form, a player’s Rookie Card marks a special moment in his professional career. In most cases, it represents a transition from amateur to professional sports, and highlights the first available trading cards of draft picks and rookie free agents in their team uniforms. There’s a host of reasons why a player’s official Rookie Cards are important. Most notably is that the cards are the first officially licensed cards manufactured and released during a player’s first season in their respective league.
As we’ve recently seen, NBA Rookie Cards continue to take the market by storm. In a recent PPI edition, we examined hot NBA commodities like Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and others who have seen their Panini America Rookie Cards explode in value. Currently, Panini America is the ONLY company authorized to manufacture Officially Licensed NBA Trading Cards. That means that you can find official NBA Rookie Cards of your favorite rookies only in Panini America products. One NBA rookie who continues to make headlines on the court is the super-talented Damian Lillard. The Portland Trail Blazer’s rookie sensation is off to a smoking start this year, leading all rookies in scoring (18.4 ppg) while becoming one of the best all-around point guards in the league.
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