Memphis Grizzlies’ rookie point guard Ja Morant will make a huge impact on the 2019-20 NBA season. Memphis drafted Jamel “Ja” Morant second overall out of Murray State in the 2019 NBA Draft. He’s one point guard who can do it all – create his own shot, shoot from the three-point area, and find the open man.
The Memphis Grizzlies had som much confidence in the kid they traded veteran point guard Mike Conley, Jr. to the Utah Jazz just two weeks after they drafted Morant freeing up a full-time gig for him on the court.
The NBA rookie paid them back big time as Morant has averaged 18.7 points through his first 65 NBA games. This is a good sign for Memphis head coach Taylor Jenkins and Co. If Morant can keep this up, he should help the team return to the playoffs.
Let’s check out some of the best Ja Morant rookie cards to date.
Best Ja Morant Rookie Cards
2019 Ja Morant Panini Prizm Rookie Card #249 (buy on eBay)
This is a must-have card for all Ja collectors. The card features Mr. Morant with the ball, scanning the court for an open player or to take the lane by storm!
Panini has numbered the card 249 and the back reads “Morant loves using his super tight handle to draw a chorus of oohs and aahs from fans from before finishing at the rim with an empathic jam or dishing out a dazzling dime to a teammate.
A master of the dribble, he can control the ball like it’s tied to wrist with a string and fake a defender out of his shoes with either hand”.
Buy this card now and buy a lot of them if you like a HIGH ROI.
2019 Ja Morant Panini Prizm Parallels: Nebula Choice Prizms – 1/1, Black Shimmer Premium Prizms – 1/1, Black Prizms – 1/1, Neon Green Fast Break Prizms – /5, Black Gold Prizms – /5, Green Choice Prizms – /8, Gold Shimmer Premium Prizms – /10, Gold Prizms – /10, Bronze Fast Break Prizms – /20, green shimmer premium prizms – /25, Mojo Prizms /25, Green Pulsar Prizms – /25, Purple Pulsar Prizms – /35, Pink Pulsar Prizms – /42, Orange Prizms – /49, Pink Fast Break Prizms – /50, Purple Prizms – /75, Purple Fast Break Prizms – /75, Red Choice Prizms – /88, Blue Ice Prizms – /99, Red Prizms – /299, Blue Prizms – /199, Blue Fast Break Prizms – /175, Purple Ice Prizms – /149, Red Fast Break Prizms – /125, White Sparkle Prizm – /125
2019-20 Panini Contenders Ja Morant Rookie Card #118 (buy on eBay)
This card is a true stunner (a number one stunner!).
Not only does it have an autograph but it shows Ja with a stone-cold stare on his face looking to kick some ass on the court!
The card is numbered #118 and will cost you an arm and a leg (but it’s worth it from an investment standpoint as this kid is that good).
2019 Ja Morant Donruss Optic Rookie Card Signatures #168 (buy on eBay)
We love Donruss Optic Rated Rookie cards and the Ja is no different.
The card is numbered #168 and comes in two different versions; one with the ball up above his right shoulder, scanning the hardtop for a pass, and the second versions show Ja with the ball, dribbling it between his legs hot-dogging it.
Both are great investments for high-end collectors. The reverse of the card reads “Morant’s introduction to Memphis was cause for celebration, just the first of many he will bring to the city. The Grizzlies floor general was the toast of the town on June 21, 2019, with fans swelling inside the FedExForum as the rookie was welcomed into the organization“.
2019-20 National Treasures JA MORANT RC Auto Patch RPA /99 (buy on eBay)
2019-20 National Treasures JA MORANT Rookie Card Auto Patch RPA /99 is one of the most expensive Ja RC and will cost more than some BMW’s.
Even though the card is super expensive it remains a great long term investment.
The card is numbered #82.
2019 Collegiate Immaculate Ja Morant Rookie Patch Auto RPA /99 (buy on eBay)
The 2019-20 Collegiate Immaculate Ja Morant Rookie Patch Auto RPA /99! card should be on your radar.
This is a sealed rookie card with Morant’s autograph and game-worn patch as the highlights.
Most of the time, whenever a rookie card has both, it’s a keeper.
It isn’t as pricey as, say, the 2019-20 National Treasures Collegiate Ja Morant RPA Rookie Patch Auto /99 but still comes with a hefty price tag.
Ja Morant Rookie Card Value
The value of Ja Morant cards is set to soar over the next few years as he enters his prime years and his numbers explode.
Predicting the exact dollar amount of any given Morant card is hard to predict… please email us ay firstname.lastname@example.org with pictures of your card and we will attempt to provide an estimated value.
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Ja Morant Autograph Rookie Cards
Generally speaking, autograph cards will command higher sums of cash vs non-autograph cards.
Here are the best 3 Ja Morant signed rookie cards for your sports card investment portfolio.
- 2019 Panini Optic Superfractor #168
- 2019 Panini Contenders Cracked ICE Ticket RC Auto #118
- 2019 Panini Crown Royale RPA Letter Logo Jersey Patch Auto #117
Ja Morant Rookie Card Checklist
- 2019-20 Panini Prizm – Prizm #249
- 2019-20 Panini Flawless Collegiate – Flawless Rookie Patch Autographs – Ruby #141
- 2019-20 Panini Contenders Draft Picks
- 2019-20 Panini Flawless Collegiate – Flawless Rookie Team Slogan Signatures Die-Cuts #102
- 2019 Panini National Convention VIP #92
- 2019-20 Panini Origins – Variations #70
- 2019 Panini National Treasures Collegiate – College Silhouettes Signatures #82
Ja Morant is one sick player and at such a young age (the only player who we like more at such a young age is Luka Doncic).
Imagine what level this kid will be playing in in 2 or 3 years… we have a feeling he has a good chance to be a better player than Stephen Curry.
If the Grizzlies can provide Morant with a supporting cast not only do we think he will win a few MVP’s but we also think he will win an NBA Championship ring or three.
Investment Rating: STRONGEST BUY POSSIBLE (4.7)