Jason Collins Cards - What's Next?

Jason Collins Cards – What’s Next?

Overview

Jason Collins, a 12-year veteran of the NBA, made history by announcing that he's gay. Collins is the first active male player in any of the four professional sports leagues in the United States to acknowledge this publicly.

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Speculation has long been building around when the first player would step forward as being openly gay. The early response from fans, fellow athletes, and teammates has been very positive. Based on his lack of productivity on the court, it's doubtful that Jason Collins cards will gain huge values. However, his place in history is cemented. To many, Collins is a role model and for that there will likely be some interest for the time being.

Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, Collins was immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets, where he spent the bulk of his career. The former Stanford Cardinal has played with six different teams, most recently with the Washington Wizards. Although he is currently a free agent, he hopes to continue his professional basketball career. As a journeyman player who has not seen a lot of individual success, Collins does not have a lot of cards available. The following are the top Jason Collins rookie cards.

Top Jason Collins Cards

2001-02 SPx Jason Collins RC #97 Autographed Jersey #/800

2001-02 SPx features three rookie variations. Each card is numbered to 800. While the design is not great, the card is still the top Jason Collins card.

2001 02 SPx Jason Collins RC 97 Autographed Jersey 800 260x186 Image

2001-02 SP Authentic Signatures Jason Collins #JC Autograph #/390

With a low print run and large signing area, this autographed insert is a great card for Jason Collins collectors.

2001 02 SP Authentic Signatures Jason Collins JC Autograph 390 260x186 Image

2001-02 Flair Sweet Shots Jason Collins #30 Autograph #/390

Flair Sweet Shots is another autographed insert that is numbered to 390. Signed on a basketball-like material, the autograph may not hold up well over time.

2001 02 Flair Sweet Shots Jason Collins 30 Autograph  260x168 Image

2001-02 Ultimate Collection Jason Collins RC #74 #/250

The 2001-02 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Jason Collins rookie card features a clean design and simple color scheme. Although it is not autographed, the low print run make s it stand out.

2001 02 Ultimate Collection Jason Collins RC 74 250 206x300 Image

2001-02 Topps Chrome Jason Collins RC #/146

Jason Collins' rookie card  from Topps Chrome rounds out our top three. The Topps Chrome brand is well-regarded among rookie collectors and this card is a great low-end option. The Refractor parallel is another solid option.

2001 02 Topps Chrome Jason Collins RC 146 213x300 Image

2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix Mini Autographs Jason Collins #JC

The Jason Collins mini autograph from Topps Rookie Matrix is the most recent autographed card for the seven-footer. Although there was no print run listed, Collins was part of Group G, which had overall odds of 1:49 packs.

2003 04 Topps Rookie Matrix Mini Autographs Jason Collins 208x300 Image

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2000-01 Stanford Signed Basketball w JASON COLLINS Autograph
$125.00
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2005-06 Upper Deck Silver #118 Jason Collins
$3.00
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2005-06 TOPPS BLACK BORDER RARE SERIAL # 500 JASON COLLINS NETS 1ST GAY PLAYER
$4.99
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2001-02 TOPPS HERITAGE ROOKIE #259 JASON COLLINS NJ BROOKLYN NETS 1ST GAY PLAYER
$4.99
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Jason Collins 2001-02 UD Playmakers Rookie Card #125 #d 1483 1999 Brooklyn Nets
$2.99
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Jason Collins 2001-02 Fleer Maximum Rookie Card #220 #d 762 100 Brooklyn Nets
$2.99
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Jason Collins 2001-02 Hot Prospects Jersey Rookie Card #98 #d Brooklyn Nets
$2.99
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Stanford Cardinals Basketball Card set Pepsi Jason Collins Mike Montgomery more
$9.95
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Jason Collins-Rookie Film F X 2002 UD SPAuthentic
$4.99
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2001-02 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR ROOKIE JASON COLLINS 1ST OPENLY GAY NBA PLAYER
$9.99
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2001-02 Focus Jason Collins Rookie RC #124 Nets 771 1850 B4
$3.99
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2001-02 SP Authentic 96 Jason Collins Rookie RC 0324 1600 Nets
$4.99
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Rookie Card Checklist

Jason Collins Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2001 02 Upper Deck Jason Collins Image

  • 2001-02 Fleer Platinum #238
  • 2001-02 Fleer Shoebox #174
  • 2001-02 Topps #238
  • 2001-02 Topps Heritage #259
  • 2001-02 Topps Stadium Club #118
  • 2001-02 Topps TCC #145
  • 2001-02 Topps Xpectations #118
  • 2001-02 Ultra #165 #/2222
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck #207
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Honor Roll #103 #/2499
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck MVP #219
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Playmakers #125 #/1999

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2001 02 Topps Chrome Jason Collins RC Image

  • 2001-02 Fleer Authentix #102 #/1250
  • 2001-02 Fleer Focus #124 #/1850
  • 2001-02 Fleer Force #118 #/699
  • 2001-02 Fleer Genuine #135 #/1000
  • 2001-02 Fleer Maximum #220 #/1000
  • 2001-02 Fleer Premium #182 #/1500
  • 2001-02 Fleer Showcase #109 #/1000
  • 2001-02 SP Authentic #96 Film #/1600
  • 2001-02 Topps Chrome #146
  • 2001-02 Topps High Topps #157 #/1500
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Flight Team #123 #/375 (3 versions)
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Hardcourt #106 (3 versions)
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Legends #115 #/1999
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Ovation #104 #/62 (3 versions)
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects #108 #/1000
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Sweet Shot #98 #/1200

Premium Rookie Cards

2001 02 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Jason Collins Image

  • 2001-02 Fleer Exclusive #141 Jersey #/500
  • 2001-02 Hoops Hot Prospects #98 Jersey #/1000
  • 2001-02 SP Authentic #96 Autograph #/1525
  • 2001-02 SPx #97 Autographed Jersey #/800 (3 versions)
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Inspirations #137 Jersey #/275 with Elton Brand
  • 2001-02 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #74 #/250

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2001-02 TOPPS HERITAGE ROOKIE #259 JASON COLLINS NJ BROOKLYN NETS 1ST GAY PLAYER
$4.99
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Jason Collins 2001-02 UD Playmakers Rookie Card #125 #d 1483 1999 Brooklyn Nets
$2.99
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Jason Collins 2001-02 Fleer Maximum Rookie Card #220 #d 762 100 Brooklyn Nets
$2.99
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Jason Collins 2001-02 Hot Prospects Jersey Rookie Card #98 #d Brooklyn Nets
$2.99
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Jason Collins-Rookie Film F X 2002 UD SPAuthentic
$4.99
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2001-02 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR ROOKIE JASON COLLINS 1ST OPENLY GAY NBA PLAYER
$9.99
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2001-02 Focus Jason Collins Rookie RC #124 Nets 771 1850 B4
$3.99
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2001-02 SP Authentic 96 Jason Collins Rookie RC 0324 1600 Nets
$4.99
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2001 02 UD SPX Jason Collins # 800 jersey AUTO autograph Rookie RC #97
$9.09
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2001 2 UD Sweet Shot RC Jersey-Jason Collins-New Jersey Nets
$3.99
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2001-02 Upper Deck Pros & Prospects #108 Jason Collins RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT SP
$6.99
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Jason Collins High Topps RC #732 1500 very rare and in mint condition
$9.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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