Damian Lillard was born on 7/15/1990 and was drafted 6th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft.
He is nicknamed “Dame, Big Game Dame, Sub Zero, or Logo Lillard.
He has become one of the best players (along with the likes of Luka Doncic, and Lebron James) in the game, and below are the best Damian Lillard rookie cards from an investment standpoint.
2012 Damian Lillard Panini Prizm RC #245
This is his most affordable rookie card with a moderate amount of risk (depending on the Prizm style).
The card features Lillard coming up for what appears to be a successful slam dunk.
This card is #245 and the back reads “Drafted with the 6th pick in 2012, Lillioard should help fill the void at Point Guard created by the offseason departure of veteran Raymond Felton.”
2012 Damian Lillard National Treasures RPA /99 RC
The Lillard National Treasures card (like most National Treasures cards) will clock in at the most expensive of his rookie cards.
The cards are numbered #100 and the back reads “Trail Blazers fan knew they were witnessing something special in 2012-13, as the first-year guard of Weber St. took the NBA by storm. On April 1 at Utah, Lillard’s season went from incredible to historic as he sank 3 pointers to break the Stephen Curry rookie season record”.
Buy this card if you can afford it.
2012 Damian Lillard Immaculate Patch Auto /100 RC
This card is good for someone looking to spend money without completely breaking their monthly investing budget.
The Damian Lillard Immaculate cards will come with an Autograph and a Patch.
Expect to spend somewhere between $200 to $500 for this card at a high PSA grade.
Damian Lillard Rookie Card Checklist
- 2012-13 Panini Damian Lillard RC #262
- 2012-13 Panini Brilliance Damian Lillard RC #283
- 2012-13 Panini Elite Series Damian Lillard RC #201 #/249
- 2012-13 Panini Immaculate Collection Damian Lillard #130 Autographed Patch #/99
- 2012-13 Panini Prizm Damian Lillard RC #245
- 2012 National Treasures Damian Lillard ROOKIE CARD
We wouldn’t be rushing out to buy a ton of Lillard’s rookie cards, but having a few in your portfolio is good.