The shiny new thing on the New Orleans Pelicans is Zion Williamson and he’s been getting all the attention (and rightly so), but collectors should also take a look at teammate Brandon Ingram.
While the Pelicans didn’t make it to the playoffs after a disappointing performance playing in the bubble, the team has a bright future that has the potential to take the next step with Ingram if he stays with the Pelicans.
For those with tighter budgets who can’t afford Zion rookie cards, this former Los Angeles Lakers top prospect might be a good alternative. Here are three of our favorites currently listed for sale on eBay.
1. 2016 National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph Card
Here’s the best rookie card with both a nice sized patch and on-card autograph card with a low serial number.
This high-end card ungraded will still cost in the thousands but nowhere near what Zion Williamson cards are commanding.
2. 2016 Panini Prizm Rookie Card (Various Parallels)
A very popular brand for basketball rookie and prospect collectors is the Panini Prizm with all its parallels (in particular the Silver Parallel).
Some of the rare parallels already have great value but there are more affordable options for the ones with larger print runs.
3. 2016 Panini Flawless Rookie Patch Autograph Card
An alternative and slightly less expensive rookie patch autograph card to National Treasures can be found in the Panini Flawless set.
There are a number of variation images to collect as well as a number of parallels for each.
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