Rookie Card Year: 2012-13
Investment Rating: 7.0
Kyrie Irving is quickly helping Cleveland Cavaliers fans get rid of the sting they felt when LeBron James signed with the Miami Heat. The first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Irving arrived with plenty of fanfare. For collectors, though, there weren't any Kyrie Irving cards to collect for some time. Because of the shortened 2011-12 season, rookie cards were held back.
After signing an exclusive deal with Panini, the point guard figures prominently in their products. With the deal, Kyrie Irving cards can only appear in Panini's products. The deal also extends to autographed memorabilia, which is handled by the company's Panini Authentic line. Because of this, there are relatively few Irving autographs available on the secondary market.
Irving looks to be one of the NBA's top players for years to come. He's a high-scoring guard put in change of bringing the Cavaliers back to respectability. Having been a part of Duke's high-profile basketball program further adds to Irving's status in the hobby.
Ultimately, Kyrie Irving cards have a long road ahead of them. While he has the makings of a perennial All-Star, time will be the ultimate test. For those looking to collect Kyrie Irving rookie cards, they are available at all price points, including lots of high-end autographs. Collectors with a tighter budget may want to track down his 2012-13 Panini Prizm card. Not numbered and without a signature, it is affordable but from one of the year's breakthrough sets.
Kyrie Irving Rookie Card Checklist
Please note that this list will be updated as new 2012-13 products are released and the number of Kyrie Irving rookie cards expands.
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2012-13 Panini Absolute #151 Autograph #/199
- 2012-13 Panini Contenders #250 Autograph
- 2012-13 Panini Limited #155 Autograph #/199
- 2012-13 Panini Threads #151 Autograph
- 2012-13 Panini Timeless Treasures #212 Autograph #/399
- 2012-13 Select #151 Autograph #/149
- 2012-13 Select #236 Autographed Jersey #/149
2012-13 Panini Marquee Kyrie Irving Rookie
Kyrie Irving Marquee Swirlorama
2012-13 Panini Select * KYRIE IRVING "HOT STARS" ROOKIE CARD SP
Kyrie Irving 2012-13 Panini Marquee KEY ROOKIE Stars of the Night #4 RC Select
Kyrie Irving Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Kyrie Irving'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.
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Lowest Amazon Price: $199.99
Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing: