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Johnson, Magic 1980-81 RC Rookie Card Checklist

1980-81 Topps Bird Erving Magic Rookie Card

Erving “Magic Johnson
Rookie Card Checklist

1st Cards: 1980/81 Topps

Drafted: Los Angeles Lakers

1980-81 Topps #6 Larry Bird RC – Julius Erving TL – Magic Johnson RC

80/81 Topps Bird – Erving – Magic Rookie Value Guide:

  • BGS 9.5 — $4,800
  • PSA 9 — $975 – $1,525
  • PSA 9 (PD) — $425
  • PSA 9 (OC) — $350
  • BVG 8.5 — $380 – $427
  • PSA 8 — $300 – $350
  • BVG 8 — $350
  • PSA 7.5 — $200 – $260
  • PSA 7 — $175 – $230
  • PSA 6 — $120 – $160
  • PSA 5 — $155

 

  • 1980-81 Topps #66 Maurice Cheeks – Magic Johnson AS – Ron Boone1980-81 Topps #66 Maurice Cheeks - Magic Johnson - Ron Boone

     

    1980-81 Topps #111 John Long – Magic Johnson AS – Ron Boone

    1980-81 Topps John Long - Magic Johnson - Ron Boone Card

     

    1980-81 Topps #146 Jan Van Breda Kolff – Julius Erving TL – Magic Johnson

    1980-81 Topps #146 Magic Johnson

    Other Key Early Magic Johnson Cards:

    1981-82 Topps #21
    1981-82 Topps #W109 Super Action
    1982-83 Lakers BASF #4
    1983 Star All-Star Game #18
    1983-84 Lakers BASF #4
    1983-84 Star #13 SP

    1986-87 Fleer #53

Aldridge, LaMarcus 2006/07 RC Rookie Card Checklist

2006/07 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection LaMarcus Aldridge Auto RC Card

LaMarcus Aldridge

Rookie Cards 2006/07 Season

Drafted: Portland Trail Blazers

XRC or College Sets
2005-06 Topps Finest #141 #/379
2006 eTopps #20 #/799
2006 Press Pass #2
2006 Press Pass #2 Auto
2006-07 Press Pass Legends #13

Rookie Cards

  • 2006-07 Bowman #116
  • 2006-07 Bowman Chrome #116
  • 2006-07 Bowman Elevation #119 #/999
  • 2006-07 Bowman Sterling #60 Jersey
  • 2006-07 E-X #79 Auto #/199
  • 2006-07 Fleer #203
  • 2006-07 Fleer Hot Prospects #62 Jersey/Auto
  • 2006-07 Topps #241
  • 2006-07 Topps #241 Draft
  • 2006-07 Topps Big Game #80
  • 2006-07 Topps Chrome #183
  • 2006-07 Topps Finest #96
  • 2006-07 Topps Full Court #148
  • 2006-07 Topps Luxury Box #70 #/999
  • 2006-07 Topps Triple Threads #90 #/899
  • 2006-07 Topps Turkey Red #180
  • 2006-07 Ultra #202 #/500
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck #202
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Chronology #117 Jersey/Auto
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection #44 Jersey/Auto #/99
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Hardcourt #137 #/399
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Ovation #93 #/999
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Reflections #105 #/150
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Rookie Debut #103
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck SP Authentic #124 Auto #/299
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck SP Game Used #202 #/999
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition #102 #/299
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck SPx #123 Jersey/Auto #/299
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Sweet Shot #126 Auto #/250
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Trilogy #96 #/299
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck UD Reserve #202
  • 2006-07 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #199 Auto #/350

 

LaMarcus had an autograph deal with Upper Deck during his rookie season, that is why Topps does not have autograph rookie cards. This was common practice (a manufacture signing a player to an exclusive auto deal) in those days and still goes on with today’s rookie cards.

What is LaMarcus Aldridge’s Best Rookie Card?

The answer to that question will depend on how much you are willing to spend. If budget is unlimited, his 06/07 Upper Deck Exquisite #/99 (pictured below) is considered by most collectors his best & most valuable rookie card. While it’s rare, there are parallel versions, and the high price tag tends to bring sellers out who are ready to cash in.

2006/07 Upper Deck Exquisite Auto LaMarcus Aldridge RC Card

Curry, Stephen 2009/10 Rookie RC Card Checklist

2009/10 Panini Rookies & Starts Stephen Curry Auto RC

Stephen Curry

2009/10 Rookie Card List

Drafted: Golden State Warriors

  • 2009-10 Absolute #144 Jersey Auto #/499
  • 2009-10 Adrenalyn XL #67
  • 2009-10 Adrenalyn XL Italian #67
  • 2009-10 Bowman 48 #106
  • 2009-10 Certified #176 Jersey Auto #/399
  • 2009-10 Classics #166 Auto #/499
  • 2009-10 Court Kings #129 Auto #/649
  • 2009-10 Crown Royale #103 Auto #/399
  • 2009-10 Donruss Elite #166 Auto #/499
  • 2009-10 Exquisite Collection #64 Auto #/225
  • 2009-10 Exquisite Collection #72 Auto #/225
  • 2009-10 Limited #156 Jersey Auto #/299
  • 2009-10 Panini #307
  • 2009-10 Panini #357
  • 2009-10 Panini #372
  • 2009-10 Panini Stickers #189
  • 2009-10 Panini Stickers #263
  • 2009-10 Playoff Contenders #106 SP Auto
  • 2009-10 National Treasures #206 Jersey Auto #/99
  • 2009-10 Prestige #157
  • 2009-10 Prestige #207
  • 2009-10 Prestige #230 Davidson
  • 2009-10 Rookies and Stars #136 Auto #/449
  • 2009-10 SP Game Used #133 #/399
  • 2009-10 Studio #129
  • 2009-10 Threads #107 Auto #/625
  • 2009-10 Timeless Treasures #106 Auto #/299
  • 2009-10 Topps #321
  • 2009-10 Topps Chrome #101
  • 2009-10 Upper Deck #234 SP
  • 2009-10 Upper Deck First Edition #34
  • 2009-10 Upper Deck First Edition #196

This was the first year Panini had an exclusive deal with the NBA to make licensed trading cards, which is why there are only a select number of Topps & Upper Deck cards made for Stephen Curry and other 09/10 NBA rookies that season.

What Is Stephen Curry’s Best Rookie Card?

If you’re just going on value & prestige, I would say his 2009/10 Panini National Treasures Rookie (seen below) sell for the most money, and are typically considered the players best rookie card.

2009/10 Panini National Treasures Stephen Curry RC

Stephen made the All-Star team for the 1st time during the 2013/14 NBA Season.

Gortat, Marcin 2007/08 Rookie RC Card Checklist

Marcin Gortat
Born: February 17, 1984
Drafted 2005 2nd Round (Pick 27)
Phoenix Suns

– Find His Rookie Cards For Sale on eBay Below

2007-08 Bowman Sterling #MG Auto #/829

2007-08 Bowman Sterling #MG Marcin Gortat Autograph RC

Parallel Cards

  • Refractor #/99
  • Black Refractor #/25
  • Gold Refractor #/10
  • Red Refractor #1/1

2007-08 Topps Finest #94

2007-08 Topps Finest Marcin Gortat RC Card

Parallel Cards

  • Refractor
  • Silver Refractor #/319
  • Blue Refractor #/199
  • Green Refractor #/149
  • Black Refractor #/75
  • Gold Refractor #/25
  • X-Fractor #/15
  • White X-Fractor #1/1
  • Superfractor #1/1
  • Printing Plates (4 Colors) 1/1

2007-08 Topps Finest #94 Refractor Auto

2007-08 Topps Finest Marcin Gortat Autograph #94

Parallel Cards

  • X-Fractor #/10
  • Superfractor #1/1
  • Printing Plates (4 Colors) 1/1

Marcin Gortat started his NBA career with the Orlando Magic. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns during the 10/11 NBA season. The Suns were the team that originally drafted him in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft.

His rookie cards come in an era where certain players like Gortat only had a handful of rookie cards. The options are good ones however if you are a collector. His Topps Finest Autographs and Bowman Sterling Autographs can be had at affordable prices online. Because many years have passed since these sets release, finding some of the rare parallel versions for sale can be difficult. Casual NBA collectors might not know Marcin Gortat is one of the best all-around centers in the NBA. He is best known on-court for his rebounding and shot blocking.

The above list contains all his 2007/08 Rookie cards, including parallel cards.

Nash, Steve 1996-97 Rookie Card Checklist

1996-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash RC Card

Steve Nash

Born: February 7, 1974

College: Santa Clara

Drafted: 1996 1st Round – 15th Pick

96/97 Steve Nash RC Cards For Sale On eBay

1996-97 Upper Deck Sp Steve Nash Rookie RC
1996-97 Bowman’s Best #R18
1996-97 Fleer #239
1996-97 Fleer Metal #138
1996-97 Fleer Ultra #87
1996-97 NBA Hoops #304
1996-97 SkyBox Premium #91
1996-97 SkyBox Premium #58 Auto(graphics)
1996-97 Skybox Z-Force #158
1996-97 Topps #182
1996-97 Topps Chrome #182
1996-97 Topps Finest #75
1996-97 Upper Deck #280
1996-97 Upper Deck Collectors Choice #310
1996-97 Upper Deck SP #142
1996-97 Upper Deck UD-3 #15

Non-Licensed Rookie Year Cards
1996 Collectors Edge #32
1996 Pacific Power #35
1996 Press Pass #14
1996 Press Pass #13 Auto
1996 Score Board #18

Steve Nash is one of the NBA’s most popular players and is also one of his eras best point guard. He is best known for winning two MVP awards while playing for the Phoenix Suns. In the summer of 2012, Nash was traded to the L.A. Lakers.

Rookie cards of Nash were made during the over production era of the mid-1990s.  None of his rookie carry much value except his Topps Chrome #182.  Before he was traded to the Lakers those would sell for around $10-15 ungraded. Chrome was a retail only release in those days and packs and boxes were very hard to come by.

He has some other insert and parallels from 1996-97 – but those cards are not considered rookie cards. His SkyBox Premium Autographics card #58 is also not considered a rookie, but is a key card from his first season in the NBA.

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