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.

Top Jason Collins cards

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 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 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 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.

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.

Top eBay Listings

2005-06 TOPPS BLACK BORDER RARE SERIAL # 500 JASON COLLINS NETS 1ST GAY PLAYER
$4.99

2001-02 Topps Chrome #146 Jason Collins New Jersey Nets RC Basketball Card 0b9
$3.00

JASON COLLINS ROOKIE 2001-02 UPPER DECK 207 NEW JERSEY NETS 1ST GAY PLAYER
$2.99

2009-10 SP Game Used Triple Patch TP-CCD Glen Davis Jarron Collins Jason 60 3s6
$4.90

2001-02 Topps Chrome #146 Jason Collins RC
$2.89

2001-02 Sweet Shot Rookie Memorabilia #98 Jason Collins Jersey 1200
$4.20

2004-05 Topps Bazooka Jason Collins Jersey NJ Nets #
$12.99

2001-02 SP Authentic Jason Collins RC Rookie 1600 Film Nets #
$12.99

2004 Upper Deck UD Promo #120 Jason Collins New Jersey Nets Basketball Card 0c4
$2.50

2004-05 Bazooka Back-Up #JC Jason Collins B Jersey
$3.50

2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix #MA-JC Jason Collins New Jersey Nets Auto Card 1u6
$9.00

2001 Upper Deck #334 Jason Collins New Jersey Nets RC Rookie Basketball Card 1p8
$2.25
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Rookie Card Checklist

Jason Collins Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Jason Collins Cards - 2001-02 Upper Deck RC

  • 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

  • 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 RC

  • 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

Top eBay Listings

2001-02 Topps Chrome #146 Jason Collins New Jersey Nets RC Basketball Card 0b9
$3.00

JASON COLLINS ROOKIE 2001-02 UPPER DECK 207 NEW JERSEY NETS 1ST GAY PLAYER
$2.99

2001-02 Topps Chrome #146 Jason Collins RC
$2.89

2001-02 Sweet Shot Rookie Memorabilia #98 Jason Collins Jersey 1200
$4.20

2001-02 SP Authentic Jason Collins RC Rookie 1600 Film Nets #
$12.99

2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix #MA-JC Jason Collins New Jersey Nets Auto Card 1u6
$9.00

2001 Upper Deck #334 Jason Collins New Jersey Nets RC Rookie Basketball Card 1p8
$2.25

JASON COLLINS 2001 02 FLEER SHOWCASE #109 RARE ROOKIE LEGACY 50 (BV=$25) F7531
$6.99

2001 SP Authentic #96 Rookie Film F X Jason Collins 1600 New Jersey Nets RC 0a5
$2.99

2001-02 Upper Deck Hardcourt 106.1 Jason Collins (On Court) 600 Rookie Card 1p4
$2.99

2001-02 Fleer Premium 182 Jason Collins 1500 New Jersey Nets RC Rookie Card 0k8
$2.75

2001-02 Topps Chrome Refractor #146 Jason Collins Rookie Nets
$3.20
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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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