For all the hype surrounding some of the other big-name players making their debut, Tyrese Maxey may end up being the one with the most valuable rookie card. We’ll it’ll be hard to beat LaMelo Ball, but the point is he’s playing some great basketball so far.
After EXPLODING for 39 points in an early 2021 matchup against the Nuggets, Maxey followed up with back to back games of more than 15 points and 30 minutes per. At this point, it seems the more Maxey gets on the floor the better he becomes. This should be expected from a rookie who’s getting a feel for his first taste of NBA action.
The question is, will Maxey keep getting the same minutes once the Sixers lineup gets back to health? We have no way of predicting what Doc will do, but it certainly seems like Maxey has earned it. To say the least. And when a first-round draft pick steps up in such a huge way, common sense tells us to expect more playing time. And more points. And more assists. Steals, rebounds, 3-pointers, etc. All great reasons to pick up one of the following Tyrese Maxey rookie cards!
Hot Item Alert: Maxey isn’t the only Tyrese bringing the rookie card buzz! Here are a few Tyrese Haliburton rookie cards to mull over.
Tyrese Maxey Rookie Card First Look
2020-21 Prizm Draft (Buy on eBay)
The Mojo Prizm featured above has a print run of just 25 and is a great higher-end investment option. However, if you’re looking to spend a little less there are plenty of more commons Prizms available. Another card we like almost as much as the Mojo Prizm is the Crusade insert. Rare, cool, and flashy. Grab one!
2020-21 Panini Contenders (Buy it on eBay!)
The cards to focus on in this set are the Prospect Ticket (shown above), Conference Finals Ticket, and Finals Ticket. They come in a variety of parallels and of course, are available with an autograph. We recommend the Gold Prizm Prospect Ticket if you’re looking to go big. If not, go with an autographed base card or one of the more common Prizms. At the end of the day it’s also about how much you want to MAKE, not just spend.
2020-21 National Treasures Collegiate (Buy on eBay)
We rarely like investing in cards with 2 or more players but we’re definitely making an exception for the Maxey – Anthony combo shown above. It’s rare (print run of 10), affordable (somewhere between $100 and $200 ungraded), and could feature 2 of the league’s ROY finalists. If both players end up a top 5 vote-getter expect a nice little payout at season’s end. Looking for something more substantial? Check out one of the “Booklet” options.
2020-21 Panini Immaculate (Buy this card on eBay)
2020-21 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions (Find Bargain on eBay)
When it comes to bang for your buck, you really can’t go wrong with Goodwin Champions. The set features many high-profile NBA rookies but the one with the nonchalant Maxey confidently dribbling down court takes the cake. And the cherry on top of the cake? The fact that you can pick up many of the Tyrese Maxey rookie cards from this set for well under $100.
Question of the day – Who will finish with more ROY votes: Tyrese Maxey or Payton Pritchard?
Tyrese Maxey Rookie Card Investment Strategy
Short (1 year or less)
That 39 point performance we spoke of earlier speaks volumes. Maxey has shown that when called upon he has the ability to answer. In a big way. He seized the opportunity of the covid-thinned roster and is poised to run with it. And hopefully never look back. Incredibly hard not to see plenty of opportunities for profits within the next year. 9.5/10
Medium (1 to 5 years)
If Maxey continues to progress as the season goes on it’d be awfully tempting to hold into the next season (we’re sure there are plenty of Justin Herbert rookie card investors who were thinking short but couldn’t resist seeing where the road leads). Consider buying a few so you can sell for short term profits AND hold for larger gains down the road. 9/10
Long (5 years or more)