Rookie Card Year: 2009-10
Investment Rating: 7.0
Jrue Holiday has emerged as one of the NBA's top point guards. He ranks among the league leaders in both points and assists. He's a cornerstone for the Philadelphia 76ers as they try to emerge from years of mediocrity. Still relatively overlooked, Jrue Holiday cards should gain more respect in the hobby as more recognize the young star's talents and upside.
Holiday jumped to the NBA after just one year at UCLA. The 76ers drafted him 17th overall in 2009. By the end of his rookie season, Holiday cemented himself as Philadelphia's starting point guard. Since, he has shown continued improvement and shows the makings of a perennial All-Star.
Collectors have more than 20 different Jrue Holiday rookie cards to choose from. Most are either extremely cheap, coming from readily available low-end products, or pricey high-end autographs. Even then, nearly all first-year Jrue Holiday cards are reasonably priced and have good growth potential. His rookies came out in 2009-10, a major transition year for basketball cards. Panini landed an exclusive deal with the NBA. However, that start until the season began. That meant outgoing licensees Upper Deck and Topps released a handful of sets before their deals ran out.
Of the 11 autographed rookie Jrue Holiday cards, 2009-10 Playoff National Treasures is easily the most valuable. Numbered to 99, it also comes with a large patch piece. Others come with larger print runs and are more reasonably priced, even for those with smaller card budgets.
Without very little Jrue Holiday autographed memorabilia out there, trading cards remain the best option for those looking to collect his signature.
Jrue Holiday Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia #157 Autographed Jersey #/499
- 2009-10 Certified #185 Autographed Jersey #/399
- 2009-10 Classics #175 Autograph #/499
- 2009-10 Court Kings #121 Autograph #/649
- 2009-10 Elite #176 Autograph #/499
- 2009-10 Panini Crown Royale #113 Autograph #/599
- 2009-10 Panini Threads #117 Autograph #/630
- 2009-10 Playoff Contenders #115 Autograph
- 2009-10 Panini Timeless Treasures #116 Autograph #/299
- 2009-10 Playoff National Treasures #216 Autographed Patch #/99
- 2009-10 Rookie & Stars #146 Autograph #/449
Jrue Holiday Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Jrue Holiday's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company.