“I am better than Jordan!” and 24 Other Leaf LaVar Ball Autograph Inscriptions



By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

LaVar Ball is one of the most polarizing figures to enter the sports scene in some time. Father of top NBA prospect, Lonzo Ball, LaVar has made it a habit of dropping a wide range of controversy and controversial remarks in his path. Now, many of his most quotable moments have been captured in a limited edition series of Leaf Inscriptions LaVar Ball autograph cards.

From his public negotiations for a billion-dollar shoe deal for his sons to making confident comparisons to NBA great like Michael Jordan and Steph Curry, Ball doesn’t shy away from saying what he feels (or knows will get him some airplay).

As reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Leaf released the LaVar Ball autograph cards directly through eBay. A total of 200 cards were available at a cost of $59.95 each. They sold out in less than two minutes.

Several were quickly relisted on eBay by some looking to flip them. Assuming the sales are completed, several of the relisted cards didn’t last long with a mark-up over four times the original price.


While there’s a wide range of inscriptions available, they’ll be randomly chosen. That means collectors won’t know if they’re getting “Stick to donuts Chuck!” (in reference to Charles Barkley), “1 billion was a discount!” or one of over 20 other available inscriptions.

The cards are autographed by Ball. He also wrote the inscriptions himself.

Leaf LaVar Ball Autograph Inscriptions

Please note that some of the cards contain adult language, which has been replaced with *** below.

“1 billion was a discount!”
“495 ain’t enough!”
“Back up this **** real!”
“Ball glory is mandatory!”
“Bang! Bang!”
“BBB’s we sting!”
“Built for this”
“Gotta get it!”
“Haters gonna hat but Big Baller Brand gonna be great!”
“I am better than Jordan!”
“I’m the best thing to happen in 100 years.”
“If you can’t afford the ZOZ’s you’re not a big baller!”
“Is this what it’s all about a simple *** [Swoosh symbol]”
“Lonzo better than Steph Curry!”
“Magic is not allowed to my workouts!”
“One on one I’m undefeated! Never lost!”
“Only 2 guys better than me and I’m both of them.”
“Shaq make shoes for yo kids!”
“Stay in yo lane!”
“Stick to donuts Chuck!”
“Swoosh ain’t ****!”
“Treys for those waiters!”
“We in there like swimwear!”
“Welcome to the BALL ERA!”
“Whitlock where those snacks!”

2017 Leaf Inscriptions LaVar Ball 25b

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. Richard 14 June, 2017 at 14:07

    I could see someone paying for the son, but I have no idea why anyone would care about the father.

    The dad is just a big mouth promoter who’s likely cost his kid millions. What’s the appeal long term?

  2. Howard Jarchower 18 June, 2017 at 08:54

    There were only 200, 25 comments if spread evenly is 8 of each. These could be worth nothing in a few years, but they could be substantially worth more than now if the kid has a great career.

    It;s always a gamble!

  3. scott 19 July, 2017 at 15:29

    If Lonzo turns out to be half as good as dad says or the Lakers are hoping for then these cards will be sought after – far more than they are now. Clearly Lavar is a zero as an athlete, but he is quite the showman, and should his soon to be reality show make it big then there will be another investment angle to these cards. The one that states, “Lonzo better than Steph Curry! “, will likely see the biggest jump in value, especially since it makes reference to Lonzo and Curry himself. Regardless of what talent, or I should say lack thereof, that Lavar has, we do live in the age of Kardashian reality and him and his sons are everywhere. Should be interesting to see if it becomes big baller or big bust!

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