In the beautiful world of sports card collecting, there is always going to be a varying amount of demand depending on the athlete and the stage of his career. Another factor that drives demand is the brand. And when it comes to basketball and football cards, no brand does it better than Panini Prizm. Therefore, we thought it’d be a great idea to take a look at some of the best cards from the best brand in the industry. And while there are plenty of cards that could make a case as one of the best Panini Prizm cards of 2021, there are 3 we’re targeting above all others.
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LaMelo Ball 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball (Check eBay Listings)
It is no secret that LaMelo Ball took the league by storm during his rookie season. He averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. Additionally, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie team and was ultimately named the 2020-2021 NBA Rookie of the Year. We’re expecting an even bigger step forward for Ball in 2021 so his 2020-21 Panini Prizm rookie card is a no-brainer for our Best Panini Prizm Cards 2021 list.
The card features LaMelo Ball on a fastbreak looking to make something happen. Our guess would be that LaMelo finished that play with a score or an assist. At any rate, there are plenty of great options regardless of how much you’re looking to spend. Unloading the war chest? Grab that /10 Gold Shimmer!
Trevor Lawrence 2020-21 Panini Prizm Football Draft Picks (Check eBay Listings)
Trevor Lawrence dominated the college football world for the three seasons that he played at Clemson. His 3,100 plus yards in each season with 90 passing touchdowns to only 17 INTS are proof of that. Not to mention his otherwordly QB rating of 164.3. Therefore it’s no surprise that Lawrence was the number 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. There’s plenty of reason to think Lawrence will continue his dominance in the NFL at some point in the near future. If he does his 2020-21 Panini Prizm Draft Picks prospect card should see some serious appreciation in value.
2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball Lebron James Kobe Tribute (Check eBay Listings)
Of course, Lebron James’s legacy has been clearly established. He is a 17-time NBA All-Star. a 4 Time NBA Champion, and a 4-Time MVP. He has averaged at least 25.0 ppg per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, and 5.0 assists in at least 15 different seasons. Add to the fact that he is paying tribute to fellow NBA legend Kobe Bryant makes this card a no-brainer for our Best Panini Prizm Cards 2021 list.
As far as looks go, the card screams mystique and prominence the second you lay eyes on it. Lebron plays tribute by soaring through the air as if he just left a launching pad. The card stands out for its wide variety of Prizm options as well as its looks. There is a beautiful “Ruby Red Wave” that makes for a casual to moderate investment. Additionally, the “Silver Prizm” and “Red Cracked Ice” Prizms are also cards you can pick up for just a couple hundred bucks. Of course, there are plenty of these that are worth thousands, not hundreds, so if you’re looking to invest more you won’t have to look far.
2020 Panini Prizm Football Justin Herbert
We can’t let this list end without mentioning a guy who looks like the future of the NFL. He’s already beaten Mahomes in 2021 and has shown no signs of slowing down. Safe to say all worries about a second-year come down have been quelled.
There is a vast amount of Justin Herbert rookie card options to choose from when it comes to the 2020 Panini Prizm Football collection. The Disco Prizm shown here makes for a nice moderate investment with PSA 10 grades going for somewhere around $1,000. If you’re looking for more skin in the game consider picking up a less common Prizm variety such as the Gold or Blue. Meanwhile, those looking for a more casual investment opportunity should hone in on the base cards. Either way, things sure are looking rosy for both Herbert and his rookie card owners.
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Right now it seems like the sky’s the limit for Ball. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the kid rise to NBA elite status within the next couple of years. Along with his basketball card values, of course. Short to medium term play written all over it. At the end of the day, the hardest decision might be deciding how much profit you want to make!
Just like Ball, Lawrence has plenty of hype surrounding him coming into his rookie season. If he shows flashes of brilliance like Ball his rookie season expect his rookie cards to go up just like LaMelo’s did over the course of his rookie year. There’s more risk than LaMelo as he’s yet to prove himself in the NFL, but the potential is just as high. If not higher. Another short to medium-term play.
A card that recognizes not one but TWO of the greatest to ever play the game? This one has long-term investment written all over it.