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Ever since Damian Lillard was unanimously selected as the Rookie of the Year in 2012, the value of Damian Lillard rookie cards has increased in value.
As a perennial top 10 scorer, Lillard’s career to date has continually been trending upward.
While playing for the Trailblazers might not get as much exposure as those playing in big market cities, Lillard’s rookie card still seems to be a good investment as he continues to produce elite level stats.
Here are our picks for his 3 best rookie cards and links to where you can find them online.
1. 2012-13 National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph card #201
One of the best high-end sets with a Damian Lillard rookie card that has both an autograph and a relic patch is in the National Treasures boxes.
Lillard has a couple of image variations of the card and depending on the type of patch, the card can fetch tens of thousands of dollars (ie. 1/1 Logoman).
2. 2012-13 Panini Prizm Rookie card #245
With its many parallels, the Panini Prizm is still popular for basketball rookie card collectors.
Luckily for Lillard collectors and fans, he has a card in his set with plenty of parallels to chase.
Well graded and short print cards can fetch good value.
3. 2012-13 Panini Flawless Rookie Autograph Card #25
Looking for a fresh on-card autograph rookie card with a low serial number?
Look no further than his rookie card in the 2012-13 Panini Flawless set.
Non-graded cards can currently fetch over $1,000.
MORE INFO ON DAMIAN LILLARD: Damian Lillard was selected sixth overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2012 NBA draft. In his rookie year, he averaged 19 points and 6.5 assists per game, earning him the NBA Rookie of the Year award.
Lillard has continued his success in the league, being selected to six NBA All-Star games and has been named to the All-NBA First Team four times. Lillard has become synonymous with his ability to score from anywhere on the court and his clutch performances in big moments.
One knock on Lillard is the lack of championships to his long record of achievements with the Trail Blazers struggling to make it deep into the playoffs.
But Lillard seems committed and motivated to change that and when all is said and done, Damian Lillard basketball cards should continue to be sought after by basketball card collectors.
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