Back in late October, Deandre Ayton’s card prices took a serious hit. After a season-opening home victory over Sacramento, he was suspended 25 games for violating the NBA-NBPA’s anti-drug policy. Already struggling to keep collector attention due the overshadowing success of fellow draft mates Luka Doncic and Trae Young, Ayton put his hobby status squarely into “out of sight, out of mind” mode in testing positive for a banned diuretic. The 2018 first overall pick returned to action in late December. Through his first 13 games of the 2019-20 season, he averaged a solid 18.2 points and 12.2 rebounds per…

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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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