Release Date: January 23, 2018
Similar with last year’s set, 2018/19 Panini Crown Royale Basketball should come with one autograph and a memorabilia card. Crown Royale will feature a mix of popular sets all in a single product.
Details for the base set weren’t revealed yet, but Panini guarantees a robust base set with the classic Crown Royale die-cut design. Parallels include Crystal numbered as low as 1-of-1.
This release includes Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes that feature on-card autographs and a massive memorabilia swatch for veterans and rookies with prime swatches (#’d/25) along with “super prime” versions.
Collectors can also find Rookie Jersey Autographs, with Prime and Super Prime versions along with a rookie jersey and veteran jersey card with prime and tag versions. The classic Crown Autographs will also make an appearance here.
Inserts include various selection such as Panini’s Choice, Mamba’s Choice, Rookie Royalty, Pacific Marquee, Kaboom! and Power in the Paint.
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:
1980-81 Topps #111 John Long – Magic Johnson AS – Ron Boone
1980-81 Topps #146 Jan Van Breda Kolff – Julius Erving TL – 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
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
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.
2009/10 Rookie Card List
Drafted: Golden State Warriors
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.
Stephen made the All-Star team for the 1st time during the 2013/14 NBA Season.
Born: February 17, 1984
Drafted 2005 2nd Round (Pick 27)
– Find His Rookie Cards For Sale on eBay Below
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.