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Chris Paul (6/5/85) is a ten-time All-Star and two-time Olympic Gold medalist currently signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Paul is one of the most recognizable players in the game, with an extensive list of rookie cards to choose from. Here’s a checklist, three of his best cards to look out for, and investment advice for the future.

Best Chris Paul Rookie Cards

 

2005-06 Chris Paul Topps Chrome Rookie Card #168

The Topps Chrome is a popular card, with a blue refractor version recently attracting almost 50 bids and a price of $282. It features Paul mid-dribble, while the reverse notes;

“With Speedy Claxton ailing, Chris had ample opportunity to start at the point for the Hornets in his first preseason. As an All-American at Wake Forest, he was known to move the ball quickly, although his pro teammates sometimes seemed surprised by the ball in early games. “He knows how to run a team, “ said Atlanta’s Joe Johnson after one contest. “He does a lot of good things for their ballclub.”

 

2005-06 Chris Paul Deck Exquisite Collection #46 Autograph Jersey RC – #/99

A signature and a jersey patch raise the value of his UD Exquisite Collection card, which goes for roughly $500. It has an on-card signature, while the green and black background gives it a premium feel. The reverse has a guarantee in terms of the authenticity of the patch and the autograph.

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2005-06 Chris Paul Bowman Chrome Rookie Card #111

His Bowman Chrome card might not have an autograph or a patch, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming another option worth keeping an eye on. The most affordable on the list, a  BGS 9.5 recently sold for $153. The reverse reads;

“Rewind: Named First Team AP All-American as a sophomore… Had a 27-point game against UNC and totaled 50 in two games vs. Duke last year… Was the 2003-04 ACC Rookie of the Year.

Skills: Lightning-fast first step… Explosive off the dribble… Hits 3s constantly… Quick hands… Recognizes open man and delivers the ball… Controls tempo.

Inside Track: Paul scored 61 in a high school game, missing a final free throw intentionally just days after his grandfather was killed at age 61.”

 

Checklist

  • 2004-05 Topps Finest #194 2005-06 Bazooka #166 
  • 2005-06 Bowman #111 
  • 2005-06 Bowman Chrome #111 
  • 2005-06 Greats of the Game #113 Autograph  – #/99 
  • 2005-06 Hoops #181 2005-06 Topps #224 
  • 2005-06 Topps Big Game #120 – #/529 
  • 2005-06 Topps Chrome #168
  • 2005-06 Topps Finest #106 – #/599 
  • 2005-06 Topps First Row #108 – #/549 
  • 2005-06 Topps Luxury Box #114 – #/999 
  • 2005-06 Topps Pristine #104 
  • 2005-06 Topps Style #154 
  • 2005-06 Topps Total #346 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck #230 SP 2005-06 Upper Deck ESPN #93 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection #46 Autograph Jersey – #/99 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Hardcourt #139 – #/1750 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Portraits #138 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Reflections #149 – #/1499 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Debut #103 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Slam #93 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck SP Authentic #94 Autograph  – #/1299 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck SP Game Used #149 – #/999 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition #104 – #/499 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck SPx #153 Autograph Jersey – #/750 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Sweet Shot #149 – #/499 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Trilogy #137 – #/599 
  • 2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #146 Autograph  – #/250

 

Chris Paul Investment Advice

Paul is already a living legend, slowly entering the twilight of his career. Regardless, he made the All-Star team for the tenth time in 2020 and scored a season-high 31 points in February of the same year. He still has a little left in the tank and a near-guaranteed spot in the Hall of Fame to look forward to. 

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