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Josh Giddey was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 6th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. In his first season with OKC, he put up a jaw-dropping 12.5 points per, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists a game, making him one of the biggest names on the up-and-coming Thunder roster.
He also holds the title of youngest player to record a triple-double in the history of the NBA. Due to all these superlatives, many are calling for a breakout season for Josh Giddey, and his rookie cards could easily be one of the top earners this NBA season.
Best Rookie Cards
Here are the top Josh Giddey rookie cards to target heading into the current NBA season. Giddey comes with significant upside but has risk as an unproven player in his second year in the league.
#1. 2021 Panini Prizm RC #301
The Josh Giddey Prizm base RC should be the most consistent and top earner in terms of return on investment. We have bought several of the ungraded base versions on eBay as Prizm tends to be one of the cards we trust that will grade well.
#2. 2021 Panini Silver Prizm Auto SP RC #RS-JGI
A rare Josh Giddey autograph SP Prizm basketball rookie card that should take off in terms of ROI if he can build on top of his stellar first season.
#3. 2021 National Treasures RPA /99 RC #114
The “big baller” rookie card of the National Basketball League that every NBA rookie strives to be on. The National Treasures basketball rookie cards will have a solid ROI and typically be the most significant gainers in terms of overall gains when it comes to dollar for dollar.
#4. 2021 Donruss Rated Rookie RC #202
The Giddey Donruss Rated Rookie Card may be a solid option for those not looking to spend a boatload of cash on a risky second-year player, regardless of his first-season numbers. However, some higher-end parallels, especially ones with an autograph, could run up close to 4 digits.
#5. 2021 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto RC #106
A notch below the National Treasures. An excellent option for those looking to spend a decent amount of cash without breaking the bank as you would with the National Treasures RPA /99.
#6. 2021 Contenders Premium Rookie Ticket Variation Auto RC #106
See the above but rarer and slightly more lucrative. It is challenging to find Rookie Ticket SP variations with high grades.
#7. 2021 Panini Prizm Sensational Signatures Auto RC #SS-JGI
If your looking for the 2021 Josh Giddey Silver Prizm Auto SP Rookie Card #RS-JGI and it’s not available, this one is a great secondary option. Similar to the second card on this list but should be less expensive.
#8. 2021 Impeccable Elegance Jersey Auto Holo Gold /10 RC #106
Good luck getting your hands on one of these. A sick card with a sick future return on investment.
#9. 2021 Panini Player Of The Day Kaboom Prizm RC /99 #56
We love Panini Kaboom rookie cards, and the 2021 Josh Giddey Player of the Day Kaboom RC is no different.
#10. 2021 Donruss Elite Die Cut Prizm Holo RC #243
The last card on our list, and with good reason. You shouldn’t consider this card unless the nine above are not available.
The most valuable Josh Giddey rookie cards are 2021 Panini National Treasures /99 RC, 2021 Panini Prizm Autograph RC (Gold Shimmer Jersey), and the Contenders Rookie Ticket /10 RC.\
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- 2021 Prizm RC #301
- 2021 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto RC #106
- 2021 Silver Prizm Auto SP RC #RS-JGI
- 2021 National Treasures RPA /99 RC #114
- 2021 Panini Donruss Rated Rookie RC #202
- 2021 Panini Impeccable RC #RA-GID
Josh Giddey became the second rookie ever to record three consecutive triple-doubles. The Cold Wire predicts a breakout year for Mr. Josh Giddey, and we tend to agree.
We have loaded up on a few of his Prizm base rookie cards and suggest you do the same.