It wasn’t long ago that it was easy to land a Pascal Siakam Rookie Card (or a stack of them) easily and without much stress on the wallet. It’s amazing what a starring role on an NBA Championship team can do to change that.
Twenty-six players had their names called in the 2016 NBA Draft before Adam Silver announced Siakam was taken by the Toronto Raptors. His first couple of years came mostly off the bench. However, in 2018-19, the Cameroon-born power forward he moved into the starting lineup. That’s when everything changed. While Kawhi Leonard was a major catalyst in Toronto’s ascension from contenders to champions, Siakam was a huge part as well, averaging 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game en route to being named the NBA’s Most Improved Player.
With Leonard’s departure to the Clippers, it left a big hole. But Siakam has filled in, elevating his numbers even further and landing a spot on the 2019-20 All-Star team. More importantly, he’s been a leader on a Raptors team that remains one of the best in basketball.
Pascal Siakam Rookie Cards Rising
Pascal Siakam Rookie Cards might not be in the top tier on the sport, but they’ve seen tremendous growth in the wake of his breakout. He’s currently at a similar level as Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram as the best in the 2016-17 class.
The Pascal Siakam Rookie Card checklist has more than 20 cards. Within that is a lot of variety in both card type and price. Generally speaking, the more valuable cards have small print runs and autographs. But there are a couple of exceptions as Panini Prizm and Donruss Optic have both taken off recently. They’re not the rarest Pascal Siakam Rookie Cards but their prices are noticeably higher than their print runs suggest.
For autograph collectors, Siakam has seven Rookie Cards with signatures. The majority of these are on-card as well.
Most Valuable Pascal Siakam Rookie Card Countdown
Only base cards with the RC tag in the Beckett database are listed here. Inserts and parallels are not. A comprehensive checklist of Pascal Siakam cards is available here. Rankings are based largely on values in the Beckett Price Guide.
23. 2016-17 Panini Complete Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #286
Parallels: Gold, No Back, Silver
22. 2016-17 Donruss Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #171
Parallels: Holo Green and Yellow Laser, Holo Orange Laser, Press Proofs Silver (/299), Press Proofs Purple (/199), Holo Green Laser (/99), Holo Red Laser (/99), Press Proofs Red (/75), Holo Blue Laser (/49), Holo Yellow Laser (/25), Press Proofs Blue (/25), Holo Red and Blue Laser (/15), Holo Purple Laser (/15), Press Proofs Gold (/10), Press Proofs Black (1/1)
21. 2016-17 Panini Threads Pascal Siakam RC #174
Parallels: Century Proof Holo, Century Proof Dazzle, Century Proof Red (/199), Century Proof Dazzle Orange (/25), Century Proof Dazzle Green (/15), Century Proof Dazzle Purple (/15), Century Proof Gold (/10), Century Proof Platinum (1/1)
20. 2016-17 Panini Excalibur Pascal Siakam RC #165
Parallels: Baron, Count, Lord, Viscount, Marquis (/199), Prince (/149), Duke (/49), King (/10), Emperor (1/1)
19. 2016-17 Panini Revolution Pascal Siakam RC #142
Parallels: Astro, Fractal, Galactic, Infinite, Cosmic (/100), Sunburst (/75), Futura (/25)
18. 2016-17 Hoops Pascal Siakam RC #283
Parallels: Artist Proof, Blue, Red Backs, Teal Explosion, Green (/149), Silver (/99), Blue Checkerboard (/75), Orange Explosion (/75), Red (/49), Teal (/49), Orange (/25), Red Checkerboard (/15), Gold (10), Artist Proof Black (1/1)
17. 2016-17 Prestige Pascal Siakam RC #174
Parallels: Crystal, Horizon, Metallized, Bonus Shots Red (/75), Bonus Shots Gold (/10), Bonus Shots Green (/5), Bonus Shots Platinum (1/1)
16. 2016-17 Panini Aficionado Pascal Siakam RC #97
Parallels: Artist’s Proof, Opening Night, Tip-Off, Artist’s Proof Purple (/99), Artist’s Proof Gold (1/1)
15. 2016-17 Totally Certified Pascal Siakam RC #119
Parallels: Red (/199), Blue (/99), Orange (/60), Camo (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5), Blue (1/1)
14. 2016-17 Court Kings Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #125
13. 2016-17 Studio Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #99
Parallels: Teal (/15), Gold (1/1)
12. 2016-17 Select Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #118
Parallels: Silver Prizms, Tri-Color Prizms, Light Blue Die-Cut Prizms (/199), Purple Die-Cut Prizms (/99), Neon Yellow Die-Cut Prizms (/75), Tie-Dye Prizms (/25), National Convention Pink Prizms (/15), Gold Die-Cut Prizms (/10), Green Die-Cut Prizms (/5), Black Die-Cut Prizms (1/1)
11. 2016-17 Absolute Memorabilia Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #180 /999
Parallels: Gold Spectrum (/10), Black Spectrum (1/1)
10. 2016-17 Panini Noir Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #96, 226 /79
Parallels: Gold (/10), Platinum (1/1)
9. 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Pascal Siakam RC Auto Quad Jersey #116 /99
Parallels: Quartz (/49), Granite (/25), Marble (/10), Onyx (1/1)
8. 2016-17 Panini Preferred Pascal Siakam RC Auto Jersey #39 /99
Parallels: Prime (/25)
7. 2016-17 Donruss Optic Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #171
Parallels: Checkerboard, Holo, Purple, White Sparkle, Orange (/199), Red (/99), Blue (/49), Aqua (/25), Pink (/25), Gold (/10), Green (/5), Black (1/1), Gold Vinyl (1/1)
6. 2016-17 Limited Pascal Siakam RC Auto Jersey #140 /99
Parallels: Silver Spotlight (/49), Gold Spotlight (/10), Platinum Spotlight (1/1)
5. 2016-17 Panini Spectra Pascal Siakam RC Auto Jersey #141 /300
Parallels: Neon Blue (/99), Pink (/49), Neon Green (/25), Green (/5), Nebula (1/1)
4. 2016-17 Panini Prizm Pascal Siakam Rookie Card #220
Parallels: Prizms Green, Prizms Ruby Wave, Prizms Silver, Prizms Starburst, Prizms Blue Wave (/99), Prizms Purple (/75), Prizms Orange (/49), Prizms Mojo (/25), Prizms Orange Wave (/25), Prizms Teal Wave (/25), Prizms Gold (/10), Prizms Fifth Anniversary (/5), Prizms Black (1/1)
3. 2016-17 Panini Gold Standard Pascal Siakam RC Auto Jersey #226 /199
Parallels: Prime (/25), Tag (1/1)
2. 2016-17 Immaculate Collection Pascal Siakam RC Auto Patch #124 /99
Parallels: Jersey Number (/43), Red (/25), Gold (/10), Logoman (1/1)
1. 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Pascal Siakam RC Auto Patch #148 /99
Parallels: Gold (/10), Emerald (/5), Logoman (1/1)