Top Ja Morant Rookie Cards to Collect

Top Ja Morant Rookie Cards to Collect

Among the most dynamic NBA players in the game, the Ja Morant highlight reel is already filled with many ridiculous dunks, passes and blocks. Meanwhile, the Ja Morant rookie cards were strong out of the gate and have only picked up steam since then.

A key part of the 2019 NBA Draft class, Ja Morant was the second-overall pick. Heading from Murray State to the Memphis Grizzles, Morant was still viewed as the second-best player despite winning Rookie of the Year honors. As Zion Williamson continues to struggle with injuries, that narrative is starting to change.

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Collectors can find the official Ja Morant rookie cards throughout Panini's 2019-20 basketball sets.

In addition to the cards covered in the guide, check out the real-time Ja Morant hot list to see his popular card auctions at any given moment.

Top Ja Morant Rookie Cards Base / Inserts

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2019-20 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Ja Morant RC #168

2019-20 Donruss Optic NBA offers collectors the popular Rated Rookie design done with Optichrome.

While the base card is a great starting point, multiple parallels are available with higher values and lower print runs.

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Of course, the standard Rated Rookie (#202) for Morant is a budget-friendly option with ample supply.

2019-20 Panini Crown Royale Kaboom Ja Morant #10

On the other hand, Morant's Kaboom! insert in 2019-20 Crown Royale Basketball is rare and very expensive.

Featuring the look of a comic book cover, the explosive shine highlights the superstar's short-printed card. Gem Mint editions can reach five figures.

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2019-20 Panini Mosaic Ja Morant RC #219

Displaying Ja Morant against a hexagonal background, the base rookie in 2019-20 Mosaic Basketball ups the Optichrome ante with a large rainbow of parallels.

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Also part of the base set, the NBA Debut card (#274) provides a cheaper starting point that still ties into the parallel lineup.

Retail Hangers have Morant's base Mosaic image variation.

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2019-20 Panini Obsidian Ja Morant RC #167

Unlike many of the other chromium-based brands, the Ja Morant rookie card from 2019-20 Panini Obsidian Basketball generally has a low supply of available options for sale. This is largely due to the seven-card box format. As a result, his true base card can be elusive, at times. However, the prices aren't too bad, all things considered.

Electric Etch parallels give the set an extra spark.

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2019-20 Panini One and One Downtown Ja Morant #16

2019-20 One & One NBA is the place to find the popular Downtown insert for Morant. Honoring Memphis on several fronts, this is another short-printed insert that goes for thousands.

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2019-20 Panini Prizm Ja Morant RC #249

As usual, 2019-20 Prizm NBA has the preferred mainstream Optichrome card for many collectors. Whether you go with raw base, graded and/or parallels, the Prizm market is strong.

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The Prizm image variation comes in Retail Hanger packs. Disco versions are found in Fast Break boxes.

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2019-20 Panini Select Ja Morant RC #72 Concourse, #120 Premier Level, #208 Courtside

Rounding out the key shiny choices is 2019-20 Select Basketball. The set includes a trio of Ja Morant rookie cards, with each supplying a different image and design.

All cards shown below are parallels.

#72 Concourse 

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#120 Premier Level 

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#208 Courtside

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Top Ja Morant Rookie Cards Autographs

Next, the guide turns to the various Ja Morant rookie card autographs of note. To be clear, this is just a sampling of his many choices.

2019-20 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Signatures Ja Morant RC #168

Adding an on-card signature to the main design, the Rated Rookie Signatures card in 2019-20 Donruss Optic NBA is a favorite for Morant collectors.

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2019-20 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Ja Morant RC #118 Autograph

The long-running Rookie Ticket subset headlines 2019-20 Contenders NBA with a hard-signed card.

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It seems that the image of Morant holding the ball against his hip is the variation, but that is not confirmed.

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Sales prices don't appear to favor one much more than the other and both are very popular.

2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Rookie Ticket Ja Morant RC #106 Autograph

2019-20 Contenders Optic Basketball has the chromium Rookie Ticket card for Morant. The basic design is the same but the images are different.

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In this case, the variation is much easier to identify thanks to the circed V on the back under the NBA logo. The Blue parallel is shown.

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2019-20 Panini Eminence Ja Morant RC Autographs

Panini produces many high-end brands, but Eminence is the one that only appears for special occasions. 2019-20 Eminence NBA contains multiple Ja Morant cards with low print runs and premium attributes.

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2019-20 Panini Flawless Ja Morant RC Autographs

Normally, Flawless is the highest of high-end NBA sets, but 2019-20 Flawless Basketball is still a very worthy option for collectors. Like Eminence, Flawless stresses rarity and on-card signatures, plus the inclusion of gemstones on select cards.

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2019-20 Panini Immaculate Ja Morant RC #117 Auto Patch #/99

Also a high-end staple, the base rookie patch autograph in 2019-20 Immaculate Collection NBA sits near the top of the list. Hard-signed and limited to 99, few can match the appeal of Immaculate.

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2019-20 Panini Impeccable Ja Morant RC #118 Autograph #/99, #153 Auto Jersey #/99

2019-20 Impeccable Basketball provides an autograph and autograph relic in the base set, doubling the total and allowing collectors to pick their preferred style.

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2019-20 Panini National Treasures Ja Morant RC #118 Autograph Patch #/99

When you look at the results each season, NT is normally the top dog when it comes to value. 2019-20 National Treasures NBA does not disappoint and this Ja Morant rookie card can sell for tens of thousands.

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2019-20 Panini Opulence Ja Morant RC #102 Auto Patch Book #/99

Non-traditional, for sure, but 2019-20 Opulence Basketball mixes up the traditional card style by going with a booklet for the base rookie. As far as the wow factor, this one is hard to beat.

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2019-20 Panini Spectra Ja Morant RC #191 Autograph Relic #/99

2019-20 Spectra Basketball may not have the same pedigree as some of these other high-end sets, but it still offers a comparable RPA, at least as far as the rarity. Hard-signed and numbered to 99 copies, think of this as a value play.

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Trey Treutel

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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