Entering last season, Portland guard Anfernee Simons was a trendy speculation pick among hobbyists, identified as a player ready to take that “next step” towards stardom. Perhaps collectors were a year off. Despite a mediocre 2020-21 season, Simons’ recent emergence has him among the hottest players in the hobby at the moment with his Rookie Cards are experiencing significant price increases. Consider the following three rookie-year examples: 1. 2018-19 Absolute Memorabilia #80 Anfernee Simons RC ($15-$40) Collectors may have cooled on base, but 2018-19 Absolute base cards, encased in individual holders in an uncirculated format, achieve a loftier status. Recent…

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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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