Marquese Chris to the Cold List – Beckett Pricing Insider

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Marquese Chriss, once considered the Phoenix Suns power forward of the future, is a recent casualty of the dreaded “down arrow” syndrome. Price reductions across the board are in order for a player the Suns actually traded up to select with the #8 pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Chriss’ current cardboard situation is somewhat surprising given that his rookie campaign, though uneven, was good enough to earn him All-Rookie Second Team honors. Card collectors took interest as Chriss cards were among the most valuable in the various 2016-17 sets.

However, after an inconsistent and disappointing sophomore season, Chriss’ hobby appeal has greatly diminished. His National Treasures RC is a good example of his current pricing freefall. Once a $150-$400 item, the card now books for half that.

2016-17 Panini National Treasures Marquese Chriss RC

Or consider his 2016-17 Panini Prizm Silver Prizm parallel. A $20-$50 card a year ago, it now sits in the $6-$15 range.

At this time, Chriss’ future with both the Suns and the hobby are uncertain. He is only 21-years old with enough talent to turn his career around. But whether Chriss can excel in Phoenix remains to be seen.

The Suns are moving forward with a core of Devin Booker, Josh Jackson and three prized 2018 rookies in Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges and Elie Okobo. If he remains with the team, Chriss appears headed for a backup role and a situation where hobby relevance seems unlikely. Perhaps Chriss can find success with another team, but for now, his hobby forecast is definitely cold.

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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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