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It’s official. After 22 seasons in the NBA, Vince Carter, aka Vinsanity, is retiring. And hopefully there will be more respect for the phenomenal athlete as well as for Vince Carter rookie cards.
And what a stellar career he’s had beginning from his Rookie of the Year season in 1999 with the Toronto Raptors to becoming the 19th all-time scorer in the NBA.ard
Here’s the three we like best and links to his basketball rookie cards currently available on eBay.
1. 1998-99 SP Authentic Vince Carter Rookie Cards #95 /3500
Vince Carter’s SP Authentic rookie card that’s graded gem mint is already valued in the thousands.
It’s also rare to see a serial-numbered Carter rookie card like this one that most likely adds to its value.
2. 1998-99 Topps Chrome (Refractor) Vince Carter Rookie Cards #199
There’s the more rare Topps Chrome Refractor parallel, which is just as highly valued as the aforementioned SP Authentic rookie card.
But the regular Topps Chrome card is still fairly affordable although well-graded ones are trending up already.
The chromium stock is a nice touch on both cards (with the shine on the refractor a real beauty).
3. 1998-99 SPx Finite Spectrum Vince Carter Rookie Cards
For those chasing another high-end rookie card, check out the SPx Finite Spectrum.
Like the SP Authentic rookie card, this one is also serial numbered but only to 25.
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