Blake Griffin's National Treasures Rookie Cards Catch Fire in the Secondary Market

Blake Griffin’s National Treasures Rookie Cards Catch Fire in the Secondary Market

During the 2009-10 basketball season, the title of the hobby's top hoops rookie belonged to Kings' swingman Tyreke Evans, who was also the 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year. Though Brandon Jennings had his moments, Evans ultimately went unopposed in the hobby, this was in large part due to the absence of the top pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Blake Griffin, who's season was ended by injury before it had a chance to begin. This season, Griffin is well on his way to re-writing hobby history through putting up monster numbers and throwing down monster jams.

Blake Griffin technically qualifies as a rookie during the 2010-11 NBA season, but his rookie cards don't, as every one of the Oklahoma alum's RC's are found in 2009-10 basketball products. With each passing dunk, Griffin's cards gain a little more steam, the type of steam that could eventually take that which injury took from him, the status as basketball's premier rookie card from the 2009-10 season.

If Griffin continues his out of this world play on the hardwood, he should without a doubt reclaim the hoops rookie card crown currently worn by the Kings' 2nd year smooth operator. The king of Blake Griffin rookie cards is without a doubt his 2009-10 National Treasures patch auto.

2009-10 also marked the passing of the torch between the old guard of the basketball rookie card (Exquisite Collection) to the new (National Treasures). Below is a look at the top 10 highest recorded eBay sales of 2009-10 Blake Griffin cards since the beginning of December. As expected, National Treasures dominated the top 10, grabbing all but two spots.

Top 10 Recent eBay Card Sales: 2009-10 Blake Griffin Basketball Cards

  1. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Patch Auto RC /99 - $1,705 (BGS 9.5)
  2. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Gold Patch Auto RC /25 - $1,305
  3. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Gold Patch Auto RC /25 - $1,260
  4. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Patch Auto RC /99 - $1,177
  5. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Patch Auto RC /99 - $818.77
  6. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Patch Auto RC /99 - $800
  7. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Patch Auto RC /99 - $800
  8. 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Blake Griffin Gold RC /23 - $787.77
  9. 2009-10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Colossal Prime Patch - $709
  10. 2009-10 Topps Chrome Blake Griffin Gold Refractor /50 - $537.77 (BGS 9.5)

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13-14 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES TREASURED BLAKE GRIFFIN TAG # 3 3
$62.50
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13-14 National Treasures BLAKE GRIFFIN NBA Materials Jersey Relic Card # 43 99
$0.99
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2013-14 National Treasures Timeless Blake Griffin JERSEY PATCH RELIC # 25
$19.99
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2013-14 National Treasures BLAKE GRIFFIN Game Worn Jersey NBA MATERIALS #28 99
$3.25
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2013-14 National Treasures BLAKE GRIFFIN Autograph GAME CHANGERS Auto #36 60
$29.00
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2013-14 National Treasures NBA Game Gear Double Jersey Blake Griffin 61 99
$9.99
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BLAKE GRIFFIN 2012-13 National Treasures TIMELINE JERSEY 49 Clippers
$19.99
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2013-14 Panini National Treasures Base Blake Griffin 01 99
$7.50



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Brett is a former contributor to The Cardboard Connection.

User Comments

  1. This is a prospector’s dream.

    Last year, Griffin cards held high but still were moderatly cheap for the taking.

    Now, it is out of this world.

  2. @Stephane: Agreed, I had a few that I traded away, fortunately I got lucky in that the cards I traded for were Mike Trout Bowman Chrome Refractor Autos.

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