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Before being selected by the Houston Rockets as the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft, you knew Jalen Green rookie cards will be in high demand.
Known for his elite athleticism, Green plays his role well and is known for his shooting and scoring abilities with a variety of moves at the rim, blowing past defenders with his speed. He’s an active and engaged defender with his quick reflexes and attention to detail.
Watch for Green to continue to impress as he matures in the NBA. For those looking to invest in a potential future star, here are our top 3 Jalen Green basketball cards.
1. 2021-22 Panini Prizm Jalen Green Rookie Cards #306
The Panini Prizm set featuring the 2021 NBA Draft Class arrived.
And in this draft class, of course, you can find the Jalen Green Prizm rookie card. Like previous Panini Prizm sets, there are plenty of parallels to chase with rare ones going for good money.
2. 2021-22 Panini Select Jalen Green Rookie Cards
Another popular rookie card is from the Panini Select set.
And again, the Jalen Green Select rookie card from the Courtside subset is the more favored one to collect.
There are also numbered, rare parallels to chase.
3. 2020 Upper Deck Employee Exclusive Future Watch Autograph Jalen Green Rookie Cards
Not a popular set for basketball card collectors, but it’s a nice clean one for Jalen Green card collectors with an on-card autograph.
Most start at $1,000 currently but if he has a great rookie season, this can be a deal.
BONUS: 2021-22 Panini Contenders Playoff Ticket Autograph Jalen Green Rookie Cards
Another favorite is from the Panini Contenders set with its familiar Rookie/Playoff Ticket design.
The autograph is nice and it features Jalen Green in his Houston Rockets uniform.
MORE INFO ON JALEN GREEN: Green was already drawing attention to himself as a star player at San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, California.
In his freshman year, Jalen Green led his team to the CIF Division II runner-up finish and to the CIF Division II quarterfinals. He was awarded the MaxPreps Freshman All-American Second Team and CIF Central Rookie of the Year.
As a shooting guard, Green made his NBA debut in October 2021 playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves putting up nine points but coming back with a game against the Boston Celtics earning an impressive 30 points and eight threes; a first from a rookie in franchise history.
He also earned himself MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year when he led San Joaquin to the Central Section Division II title and the CIF Open Division playoffs.
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