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Most Valuable Shaquille O’Neal rookie cards

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In the early 1990s, Shaquille O’Neal dominated the game as a rookie and it’s no surprise Shaquille O’Neal rookie cards were highly sought after.

Over the course of his 19-year NBA career, he won four championships, was named to the All-Star team 15 times, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Many of his rookie cards are still quite affordable with a good number of them mass produced.

But there are a few of the former LA Lakers / Orlando Magic basketball star that are rare and therefore have great value on the market. Here’s a few currently listed for sale on eBay with links to the listings.

1. 1992 Classic Draft Pick Autograph Shaquille O’Neal Rookie Cards

One of the most coveted Shaquille O’Neal rookie cards is the 1992 Classic Draft Pick Autograph Rookie Card.

These cards are numbered, and some subsets are very limited, making them rare and valuable. The prices for the more highly graded cards are currently listed for five-figures.


2. 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team Shaquille O’Neal Rookie Cards

Another iconic Shaquille O’Neal rookie card is the 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team Rookie Card.

Shaquille O’Neal was included in one of the subsets released in Stadium Club, the “Beam Team.”

The prices for these cards can range from a couple of hundred dollars to $1,500, depending on how they are graded.


3. 1992-93 Topps Shaquille O’Neal Rookie Cards

For collectors on a budget, the 1992-93 Topps Rookie Card is an excellent choice. These cards are more affordable than some of the other Shaquille O’Neal rookie cards on the market.

The gold parallel version is worth more, but the autographed regular card (graded for authenticity) is worth even more.


HONORABLE MENTIONS: 1992 UPPER DECK Shaquille O’Neal Rookie Cards

The 1992-93 Shaquille O’Neal Upper Deck Rookie Card is also a favorite for many basketball card collectors. This card was released during Shaq’s rookie season with the Orlando Magic, and it features a cool design with an action shot of the big center.


MORE INFO ON SHAQ: Widely considered one of the greatest centers in the history of basketball, Shaq was known for his size, athleticism, and dominance in the paint.

He began his basketball career at Louisiana State University, where he played for three seasons, scoring an average of 21.6 points and 14.7 rebounds per game during his college career.

After three years at LSU, Shaq was selected as the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. He made an immediate impact in the league, averaging 23.4 points, 13.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game in his rookie season.

Not surprisingly, he was named the 1992-1993 NBA Rookie of the Year and was a member of the All-Rookie First Team.

Then in 1996, Shaq signed with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, where he would play for eight seasons. He experience his greatest professional success here, winning three consecutive NBA championships (2000-2002) and was named the NBA Finals MVP in each of those championship seasons.

He also won the 2000 NBA Most Valuable Player award and was selected to the All-NBA First Team four times during his time with the Lakers.

Shaq also played for the Miami Heat, the Phoenix Suns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Boston Celtics. He won his fourth NBA championship with the Heat in 2006. Shaq retired from the NBA in 2011 after a 19-year career in which he averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game.


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23 thoughts on “Most Valuable Shaquille O’Neal rookie cards”

  1. I have a Shaquille O’neal 1992 Classic Draft Picks card. Bought on QVC in 1992, Limited Edition of 500. The card is #73/500. Am thinking about selling it. What is the approximate worth? It is pristine, just as I received it, in thick plastic holder originally.. with blue box.

  2. Value is around $100. Truth is that it is not worth very much at all. Card values plummeted.
    I will give you $110 though if you want.

  3. Michael Eden

    What is the Shaq basketball promo card 1 of 5 from the classic 92 football draft pick set. 1 of only 10000

  4. Jason Parrish

    I have a shaquille o’neal 1992 draft pick card. Jersey #33, and card number on back #1. What is it worth

  5. Ryan Arellano

    Hi Rob, I’ll give you $250 for it. About what raw comps are going for.

  6. Jose Rivera

    I have 3 boxes of 1992 daft pick limited edition basketball Shaq draft cards

  7. I have a 92-93 fleer ultra slam dunk subset #298 in mint condition. Anyone know its worth?

  8. I’ve got a collection any collector would kill to have shaquille cards akeem olajuwon cards and many more

  9. Does anyone else think the Kentucky Big Blue 1990 Shaquille O’Neal should be on the list? It’s his first card and extremely rare- especially in high grades.

  10. I have a 92 draft pick along with like a million other cards of his and jordan ,ewing,olajuwon, robinson,and everybody else the prices on the internet are wishywashy

  11. So I have numerous shaq ,jordan, mookie, rod strickland, isaiah thomas , joe montana , etc my collection of cards is ridiculous nine are graded but are in pristine condition an many are unopened an I am looking to sell them I live in mid missouri anyone know where I can go to sell them? Please email me @ christoffautumn1980@gmail.com thanks.

  12. Robbie Hodges

    I have Michael Jordan , Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Akeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal goldleaf 106 promo rookie cards, Scotty Pippen, and many more

    Baseball as well KenGriffey Junior, Nolan Ryan, Jose Canseco, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Cal Ripken, and many more
    I can be contacted via text at 757-230-7922 State would you interested in and i will contact you back

  13. Keith Pavlick

    I have every card mentioned here. Lived in orlando in the early 90s, made it a point to get all his cards,, and kept them in a safe dark, cool place. I have them all ncluding the Beam Team. I dont believe my ps10 beam team is worth that much. ebay sellers are a bit disconnected at times. Then again, didnt some clown buy a Virgin Mary burned piece of toast one time for 60k???

  14. I’ve got the Upper Deck #1 Draft Pick. On the back it’s card #1. Anybody interested?

  15. Maximillian N Calica

    I have a 1985 Skybox card of Shaquille O’Neal, how much are you willing to pay?

  16. Craig Laskowski

    I have a rack pack with a Shaq rookie gold on the back and baseball cards on the front. It is an error pack 1992 series 2 topps. Nobody has any idea its worth does anybody here have an opinion?

  17. HOWARD A ROBERTS

    I have a Classic Shaquille O’ Neal Limited edition acetate/clear card, #1draft pick1992, can’t find a reference for it any where, Card measures 4 3/4″ long and 1 3/4″ wide, Only 24,000 produced,

  18. John Jaffrey

    I have a ‘92 Classic Gold Shaq rookie error card. (Missing Auto) Also has a patch of game used shorts in the case. Case says Beckett 10 mint or better. I’ve seen so many different values online. Any ideas on value?

  19. I have a (Classic) uncut sheet, classic games, limited edition collectors sheet, 1993, with, Shaquille o’neal, rick mirer, chris webber, troy aikman, and jamal mashburn cards on it, shaquille’s card number is (SS1). anyone have idea of value, thanks

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