THE BEST BASKETBALL CARDS TO BUY & INVEST IN JANUARY 2021
BASKETBALL CARD BEST BUYS JANUARY 2021
BEST BASKETBALL CARDS INVESTMENTS TO BEGIN 2021
Welcome to our basketball card “best buys” of the month!
If you missed our previous article on Kobe Bryant and his rookies to make our Buy List, you missed out on some serious profit. The 1996 Skybox E-X2000 Kobe Bryant Stardate and the refractor RC’s that we recommended back in September turned out to be a home run.
The PSA 10 that we were able to pick up for a little over $1000 — sold at auction on eBay for $10,001. That’s 1000% profit in under 90 days. That doesn’t happen very often. The Kobe refractors have since skyrocketed — but we haven’t sold any of those yet and don’t plan to — anytime soon.
If you missed the boat on the Kobe Bryant Atomic refractors & refractor rookie cards and they’re now out of your buying range ($4,000-$10,000+) Allen Iverson refractor RC’s are definitely worth a hard look right now.
Back to Kobe — if you’re able to swing higher figures and “money ain’t a thang” Kobe refractors are only going to go higher from here. As ridiculous as these prices look now.. in 5–10 years, these are going to look dirt cheap.
SUPPLY & DEMAND
Let’s take a look at this from a simple supply and demand standpoint — which makes the most sense to me after 10+ year career on Wall Street, running a firm and having had success trading futures, stocks, commodities and options on the floor of both the NYMEX and NYSE.
Bowman’s Best Picks Kobe Bryant & Allen Iverson refractor RC’s
With only 20–40 refractors in most of the 1996 rookie sets, 100’s of thousands of Kobe Bryant fanS from around the glob will be competing to won these prized pieces of history. To be able to own and hold — not just a rookie card, but a piece of history that is the Legend — Kobe Bryant. One of the best ever to play the game of basketball.
He was an absolute terror for opposing defenses for over 20 years. Through 3 decades… many of us grew up watching Kobe. Millions of people’s lives have been shaped and influenced by the incredible play, relentless work ethic, killer instinct, charisma and style of one man — Kobe Bryant. The Black Mamba.
Kobe Bryant instilled in so many of us the mamba mentality. He gave his all to basketball and after retiring — gave that same love and dedication to his daughters, to women’s basketball and more.
If you think for a second that there aren’t 22 people in the world who are willing and able to spend 50K+ in 5–10 years for one of these.. you’re out of your mind. Extremely limited demand, eye appeal, one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game.. it’s not rocket science. Scarcity +increased demand many collectors return to the hobby — not to mention a Hall of Fame induction coming and a movie to be made on his life..
Barring any economic disaster, recession or disease — these Kobe Bryant refactors could easily be worth 100K+ in the next 5–10.
Historically, the next best rookies follow suit. In the case of the 1996 Rookie refractors- the next rookie that we anticipate card prices taking off off is Allen Iverson. Later followed by Ray Allen.
1. 1996 ALLEN IVERSON REFRACTOR ROOKIE CARD BUY LIST
There are a number of reasons we like the refractor rookies as opposed to base (although for those with less to spend base rookies can still do very well) Namely, scarcity and eye appeal.
5. 1996–97 Finest Gold Heirs (Non-Refractor)
6. 1996–97 Finest Refractor
2. STEVE NASH ROOKIE REFRACTORS
Grab as many as you can while prices are affordable.
3. LEBRON JAMES ROOKIES
1. 2003 TOPPS CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION LEBRON JAMES #1
Easily the most undervalued and unappreciated LeBron James rookie card and quite possibly my all-time favorite. This card is constantly overlooked as collectors & investors the higher valued LeBrons — like the 2003 Topps Chrome Rookie — but don’t pass up an opportunity to own this LeBron RC.
Due to it’s extremely low Pop count and stunning eye appeal, this could easily be one of, of not the most valuable LeBron Rookie cards when it’s all said and done.
Especially the Red parallel /299, which have already begun to see a skyrocketing increase in value. And while the 2003 Topps Contemporary Collection Red /299 is already out of most collectors’ budgets, there’s still time to add the base rookie before it takes off into the stratosphere.
2003 BOWMAN SIGNATURE
4. KOBE BRYANT ROOKIE CARD BUY LIST
1996 KOBE BRYANT ROW 0 📈
1996 KOBE BRYANT ROW 1 📈
1996 KOBE BRYANT ROW 2 📈
1996 BOWMAN'S BEST PICKS DIE CUT REFRACTOR RC 📈
1996 BOWMAN'S BEST REFRACTOR RC 📈
The Flair Showcase Kobe Bryant Row 0 that we recommended several years back has already left the Earth's orbit. Ours that we purchased the same day we recommended it as a "buy" we recently sold at auction on eBay as a set (Row 0, Row 1, Row 2) for $30,100.00
Yes you read that correctly. The Flair Showcase Rows 0, Row 1, Row 2 that we recommended buying for a total of $1275 (at the time) we sold at auction for $30,100.
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