3 Giannis Antetokounmpo Rookie Cards on the Move, Graded Edition – Beckett Pricing Insider

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, among the front-runners for NBA MVP, has led Milwaukee’s ascension in the Eastern Conference. Here are three of his Rookie Cards whose graded versions are heating up:

1. 2013-14 Panini Prizm #290 Giannis Antetokounmpo RC

Currently Number Five on the Beckett Basketball Hot List, this Prizm issue has become the go-to Antetokounmpo Rookie Card for collectors.

Despite this popularity, Gem Mint versions took a price hit last summer, dipping below the $100 mark and occasionally barely surpassing raw card values. However, BGS 9.5 prices have come roaring back into the $200 range, with non-black label 10s approaching $400.

Some may scoff at the sheer number of high-grade versions on the market, but currently, supply is not outpacing demand.

2013-14 Panini Prizm Giannis Antetokounmpo BGS 9-5

2. 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard #231 Giannis Antetokounmpo RC Auto Jersey

The combination of jersey swatch and on-card autograph makes this RC an appealing target for many collectors. Recent Gem Mint sales have been strong, approaching $800 territory.

This card does tend to grade out well, with 214 of 305 submissions receiving the 9.5 distinction. Main condition issues are the left-to-right front centering and an all-tan card back that reveals any edge and corner chipping.

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Giannis Antetokounmpo BGS 9-5

3. 2013-14 Select #178 Giannis Antetokounmpo RC

Another affordable option with Prizm –like qualities, the Select RC has recently experienced a serious uptick in price. Over the course of a few months, Gem Mints have basically doubled in value to the current $80 range. Mint 9s are selling strong at high book or slightly above.

This Select rookie offering is a surefire grading candidate as about 90 percent of submissions have received grades of 9.5 or 10.

2013-14 Select Giannis Antetokounmpo BGS

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Steve Dalton

Steven enjoys his job tracking and reporting on the basketball card market for Beckett Media. His other interests include comic book speculation and investing, kaiju movies and collectibles, and UK basketball.

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