General Manager Poll Excellent Investment Tool For Basketball Card Collectors

General Manager Poll Excellent Investment Tool For Basketball Card Collectors

(Poll data courtesy of NBA.com)

You might wonder what an NBA GM survey of the 2010-11 NBA Rookie Class has to do with sports cards. When making any purchase in life, it's often advantageous to take into account the opinion of experts. Seeing as how the value of sports cards is linked to the performance of a player, polls like the one below offer collectors excellent free insight that can help a collector make a decision on which card(s) to purchase and what price to pay for them.

Below is a look at a poll conducted by NBA.com that asked NBA General Managers a series of 60 different questions, below are the answers to the questions pertaining to 2010-11 NBA Rookies. Blake Griffin qualifies as a Rookie due to the fact that he missed the entire 2009-10 NBA Season due to injury. Pay special attention to the 2nd and 4th poll, as they pertain to long term value and investment cards.

Who will win Rookie of the Year?

  1. John Wall, Wizards - 67.9%
  2. Blake Griffin, Clippers - 28.6%
  3. Wesley Johnson, Timberwolves - 3.6%

Which rookie will be the best player in 5 years?

  1. John Wall, Wizards - 67.9%
  2. DeMarcus Cousins, Kings - 10.7%
  3. Blake Griffin, Clippers - 10.7%
  4. Derrick Favors, Nets - 7.1%
  5. Evan Turner, 76ers - 3.6%

Which rookie is the most athletic?

  1. John Wall, Wizards - 64.3%
  2. Wesley Johnson, Timberwolves - 17.9%
  3. Derrick Favors, Nets - 10.7%

Also Receiving Votes: Paul George, Pacers/Blake Griffin, Clippers

Which rookie is most likely to be a "sleeper" success?

  1. Luke Harangody, Celtics - 11.1%
  2. Patrick Patterson, Rockets - 11.1%
  3. Derrick Favors, Nets - 7.4%
  4. Paul George, Pacers - 7.4%
  5. Damion James, Nets - 7.4%
  6. Greg Monroe, Pistons - 7.4%

Also Receiving Votes: Trevor Booker, Washington; Craig Brackins, Philadelphia; DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento; Jordan Crawford, Atlanta; Ed Davis, Toronto; Devin Ebanks, L.A. Lakers; Landry Fields, New York; Gordon Hayward, Utah; Lazar Hayward, Minnesota; Xavier Henry, Memphis; Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota; Larry Sanders, Milwaukee; Ekpe Udoh, Golden State

Click here to view the entire poll on NBA.com

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