While it wasn’t at the top of most investors’ “must buy into” lists, the Tyrese Haliburton rookie card market is looking like it will be soon. Judging by the way he’s playing basketball SO FAR at least. Sure, the season’s still early, but it’s hard not to notice how solid Haliburton has been so far. Vegas sure has noticed it. Suddenly the King’s first-round pick point guard is on the short-list of NBA Rookie of the Year favorites. That wasn’t the case just a few weeks ago.
But what’s earned such recognition? Tyrese’s first taste of the NBA has resulted in more than 10 points per game and a shooting percentage of over 50% from the field. Add to that a 50% 3 point rate, nearly 5 assists per game, and a free throw percentage closing in on 90%, and you have the making of what could be a magical rookie season. If it holds up all year long, you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t pick up one of the following Tyrese Haliburton rookie cards!
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Tyrese Haliburton Rookie Card Top 5 (Pre-Season Options)
2020 Panini Immaculate Rookie Premium Patch Auto (Buy on eBay)
Immaculate isn’t typically known for being one of the higher-end options but this card is bringing some serious heat when it comes to value. There are only 25 in existence so it’s fairly rare. If you happen to see one hit the market expect to spend at minimum $500.
Panini Prizm Draft Picks Mojo Prizm (Buy on eBay)
Just like the Immaculate card above, there are only 25 of these out there so you’ll be paying for the rarity. However, this one won’t hurt your wallet quite as much. Ungraded cards can still be picked up for less than $400. Of course, that could all change in another week if the performance keeps up!
Panini Prizm Draft Picks Blue Prizm (Buy it on eBay!)
There are quite a few of these out there so the odds of finding one may be a bit better than the Mojo we just listed. With a print run of 149, this card is accessible to investors who are only looking to throw a few hundred at a card.
2020-21 National Treasures College Materials Signatures (Buy on eBay)
National Treasures Collegiate is always one of the top sets to turn to for an early jump on a high-end rookie card. This card certainly fits that bill. It has a print run of 15, a patch, an autograph, and a horizontal layout that features Haliburton in his Cyclones uniform looking to make something happen. Considering finding around $1,000 to invest and you can make something happen too!
2020-21 Panini Contenders Blue Shimmer (Buy this card on eBay)
Just as the name suggests the card is a deep blue along the edges and a silver “shimmer” across the face. Look to spend between $400 and $700 if you want to add an ungraded version to your collection.
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Tyrese Haliburton Rookie Card Investment Strategy
Short (1 year or less)
If you think the hot start is the start of something bigger, it would make plenty of sense to jump in now before prices get out of hand. However, if you’re like us you’d like to see a bit more from Haliburton before you enter. Wait a few weeks and see how he performs. If the trend continues you may have no choice but to become a believer. 8/10
Medium (1 to 5 years)
If you REALLY like what you see after a few weeks or months you need to start considering BIGGER returns on your investment. Check-in at the end of the year and see what kind of profits you’re looking at (if any). Don’t like what you see? Think they can go even higher? Hold and hope for big things over his first few years. 7/10
Long (5 years plus)
If you’ve read our recent NBA rookie content you know we don’t start thinking long term this early in a player’s career. See what happens NEXT WEEK before thinking 5 years down the road. Hopefully, Tyrese forces a situation where we’re one day considering a play like this. N/A