Trey Burke Rookie Cards Checklist and Guide
Trey Burke has Utah Jazz fans and basketball card collectors salivating after a strong start to his rookie season. Despite dealing with a broken finger during the preseason and missing nearly a month of the regular season, Burke's game has shown little rust. His name is now listed among other Rookie of the Year favorites, including Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo, and Trey Burke rookie cards are picking up steam.
As he finished up high school, Trey Burke was considered one of the top point guards in the country and he eventually decided to play for the University of Michigan. After a strong Freshman season, many thought Burke would jump to the NBA but he decided to remain in school. His decision paid off for Michigan and he helped lead the team to the 2013 NCAA Tournament Championship, where they lost to Louisville. Burke was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and swept the four major player of the year awards.
After his impressive Sophomore season, Trey Burke elected to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. He was selected 9th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but was immediately dealt to the Utah Jazz. There were high expectations for Burke, especially since Utah was weak at the point guard position. The early injury lessened the hype, but his great play since he returned has his stock trending upward. Trey Burke also snagged Rookie of the Month Awards in December and January, quickly establishing himself as the top rookie in the Western Conference.
The following list features all Trey Burke rookie cards that are currently available.
Trey Burke Rookie Card Guide
Please note that this list will be updated as new 2013-14 NBA products are released. Click on the card name to shop for singles on eBay.
The base product from Panini brings a live action image to this budget card for Trey Burke. Focusing mostly on the large image, this might be best plain Trey Burke rookie card available.
Court Kings is a very unique product and even the rookie cards take on a non-traditional process. The main card (#123) goes with a drawn look and bright background color. Card #148, numbered to 225, utilizes a similar design, but with a different image of Burke. Card # 173 (#/125) includes a crisp image of Burke and a geometric background. The last card, numbered to just 49, keeps things simple and relies on a black-and-white image.
With an intense stare, Trey Buke is all business on his Elite rookie card. The condition-sensitive rookie is numbered to 999. Even though values will never be high, it represents one his better low-end cards.
Top rookie cards are defined by three main features. With the on-card autograph and jersey piece, Trey Burke's 2013-14 Gold Standard rookie card has two out of the three. All it is missing is a low print run. However, the non-numbered card is one of the better values among the mid-level products.
The very first official Trey Burke rookie card came from 2013-14 Hoops. The low-end product is not ever going to produce high values, but the classic look and glossy finish make it a worthy option for team collectors or in-person autographs. Much more valuable and rare, the Trey Burke Signatures insert offers collectors a short print rookie autograph.
While the design is not amazing, Pinnacle's first basketball product offers a new option for collectors. While the many inserts offer a better overall look, the base rookie for Trey Burke, and the many parallels, offer a an appealing low-end chase.
Another budget option, Trey Burke's 2013-14 Prestige rookie card is simple and aesthetically pleasing. Burke collectors can also find an autograph in the form of his Prestigious Premieres Signatures card.
Back for a second season, 2013-14 Prizm offers basketball collectors a Refractor-alternative and a solid, mid-level Trey Burke rookie card. The many colorful parallels add an exciting chase, as does the Prizm Autograph option for Burke.
The Panini Stickers line is not going to wow hit collectors as stickers are not the most valuable option these days. However, they are a great way to expose young kids to the hobby and a cheap option for budget collectors.
The first signed rookie card for Trey Burke, 2013-14 Timeless Treasures features a trapped autograph with a small jersey piece. The base version is not numbered, but parallels, including Prime (#/49) and Prime Ruby (#/25), are numbered.
Numbered to 149, the retail version of the Trey Burke rookie card from Titanium is the most plentiful option for collectors. Hobby offers several rare parallel versions that are all numbered to 22 or less.
Mid-level quality for a budget price, 2013-14 Totally Certified brings shiny foil and various parallels to Trey Burke collectors. Totally Certified tends to hold its value and appeal over time, so they may be one of the better value options for non-numbered base cards.
Early Trey Burke Cards
Not technically a rookie card, this Trey Burke card was released by Panini at the 2013 National Convention in Chicago. The base card is numbered to 499 and there also are colorful Lava (3/99) and Cracked Ice (#/25 or less) parallels.