One to Watch: Pascal Siakam – Beckett Pricing Insider
Now in his third season, Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors is having a breakout year. Starting at power forward in all but two games, Siakam is posting career-best numbers of 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks through 49 games. A stabilizing force on a team that has had to play at times without All-Stars Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard, Siakam is among the frontrunners to win the Most Improved Player award.
Just as the NBA has taken notice of Siakam’s emergence, collectors are starting to pay attention as well. Siakam’s Rookie Card prices have shown increases across the board of late. Here are three cards of particular note:
1. 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Pascal Siakam RC Auto Patch /99 ($150-$400)
Siakam’s best Rookie Card has been a strong seller and steady riser the past few months, landing it on the upcoming Beckett Hot List. Expect continued upward movement if Siakam sustains his current level of play.
2. 2016-17 Immaculate Collection Pascal Siakam RC Auto Jersey /99 ($25-$60)
Another card from a high-end product performing well, this Immaculate offering is still in the affordable range for many collectors. Keep an eye on the rarer Rookie Patch Autographs Jersey Number and RPA Red parallels, numbered to 43 and 25, respectively.
3. 2016-17 Panini Prizm Prizms Silver Pascal Siakam ($20-$50)
The popularity of Silver Prizms endures, and this was one of his first cards to see a serious price jump. Siakam Prizm values are starting to outpace those of many of his more highly touted rookie classmates.