Rookie Card Year: 2012-13
Investment Rating: 8.0
While the young guards like Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving, tend to get more of the recognition, Anthony Davis is one of a few young big men that is expected to carry the league over the next decade. With his dynamic play and trademarked unibrow, Davis is squarely among the elite young options for basketball collectors. Although his cards were overshadowed a bit during his first year, Anthony Davis cards are beginning to pick up steam and he looks to get even more dominant, carrying New Orleans into playoff contention.
Anthony Davis spent one year under John Calipari at the University of Kentucky. The storied basketball program has produced many NBA players and Davis might be the best. He racked up a plethora of awards in his sole season, including Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four and consensus All-American. Davis also lead the Wildcats to the 2012 NCAA title.
As the first overall pick of the New Orleans Pelicans in 2012, Davis was expected to anchor the front court and he has not disappointed. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First team and finished second in ROY voting, despite battling injuries in his first year. He improved greatly in his second year, adding an All-Star appearance to his growing list of accolades. With more talent around him, the team will begin to make its move to the top of the league and Anthony Davis cards will push much higher.
The following list includes all the official Anthony Davis rookie cards. Autographs lead the pack, but there are multiple options at each price point.
Anthony Davis Rookie Card Checklist
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Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2012-13 Absolute #165 Autograph #/199
- 2012-13 Contenders #201 Autograph
- 2012-13 Flawless #95 Diamond #/20
- 2012-13 Gold Standard #228 Autographed Jersey
- 2012-13 Immaculate #134 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2012-13 Intrigue #118 Autographed Jersey #/25
- 2012-13 Limited #156 Autograph #/199
- 2012-13 National Treasures #151 Autographed Jersey #/199
- 2012-13 Preferred #325 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2012-13 Preferred #407 Autograph #/25
- 2012-13 Preferred #507 Autograph #/25
- 2012-13 Select #152 Autograph #/149
- 2012-13 Select #270 Autographed Jersey #/149
- 2012-13 Threads #201 Autograph
- 2012-13 Timeless Treasures #154 Autograph #/188
2013 13 Innovation Basketball Anthony Davis Die-Cut Auto 05 25 Pelicans! $300+
2012 Panini #241 Anthony Davis PSA 10
2012 Panini Brilliance #234 Anthony Davis PSA 10
2012 Panini Prestige #201 Anthony Davis PSA 10