Basketball Card March Market Madness – Beckett Pricing Insider

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Here’s mid-March update of some recent movers in basketball cards:

1. 1997-98 Metal Universe Michael Jordan

As prices skyrocket even higher for the Michael Jordan Precious Metal Gems parallels, the base card value has seen a dramatic increase as well of late. This is now a $40-$100 card and trending upward, with high graded versions selling for even more. Keep an eye on the Metal Universe Championship Jordan as this card is also seeing increased collector interest.

1997-98 Metal Universe Michael Jordan

2. 2012-13 Panini Prizm LeBron James

Speaking of hot base cards from popular sets, the #1 card from the inaugural Prizm set has experienced a nice price uptick into the $12-$30 range. Though LeBron may be the King, other Prizm base cards of high-profile stars such as Steph and Kobe are also gaining heat. As prices rise, expect more graded versions to hit the market as collectors capitalize on high-condition copies from this iconic set.

2012-13 Panini Prizm LeBron James

3. 2013-14 Panini Prizm Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo’s run at MVP has pushed this Beckett Hot List staple to new heights. After a bit of an early season pricing ebb and flow, the card now sits in the $60-$150 range, with solid Gem Mint sales prices in the mid to upper $200s. As the playoffs approach, expect even more interest in this go-to Antetokounmpo Rookie.

2013-14 Panini Prizm Giannis Antetokounmpo RC

4. 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Pascal Siakam

Siakam stays in the spotlight for another week as his National Treasures RPA saw a significant price boost bolstered by a couple of $1,000+ sales. A year ago, this card could be had for less than $100! Siakam is outperforming practically all of his more highly touted classmates and collectors have taken notice.

2016-17 Panini National Treasures Pascal Siakam RC C

5. Trae Young

Finally, another 2018-19 rookie is heating up! The Atlanta point guard has had several recent impressive outings, including a monster 49-point, 16-assist, eight-rebound effort in a quadruple overtime loss to the Bulls. Breakout performances such as this have his Rookie Card values on a significant rise.

2018-19 Panini Crown Royale Trae Young Auto Jersey

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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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