Rapidly becoming a household name, Kristaps Porzingis has shown flashes of brilliance during his rookie year and is giving fans and collectors plenty to be excited about. Check out all the rookie cards for the Latvian big man below.
Able to play both the four and the five, the 7'3" Porzingis started his professional career in 2012 with Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain) before being selected fourth overall by the Knicks in the 2015 NBA Draft. Although it is very early on, the first-year player looks like anything but a rookie and has the Big Apple buzzing. He also claimed the NBA Rookie of the Month Award for November, December and January.
Despite the early hype, there is not currently a huge supply of cards for Kristaps Porzingis, but the limited options are seeing tremendous interest from collectors, including several signed cards.
If you are looking for additional signed memorabilia, Porzingis' autographed gear is exclusive to Steiner.
The following guide showcases all the Kristaps Porzingis rookie cards and will be updated as more cards are released throughout the year. Check out all the NBA releases in our 2015-16 basketball section.
Kristaps Porzingis Rookie Card Guide
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Intended to be on the low side of low-end collecting, there is little to the rookie card for Porzingis in Panini Complete Basketball. While it does not offer much in terms of value, the bare-bones design is a solid option for TTM autograph requests.
2015-16 Panini Court Kings Kristaps Porzingis RC #113, #146, #179 (#/299), #212 (#/175), #245 (#/75), #278 (#/10)
Featuring plenty of variety, Court Kings offers collectors six different Porzingis rookie card designs in the base set. Rarity increases as the card number does and the final four cards are numbered from as many as 299 to as low as just ten copies. All the cards can be viewed in order below.
Simple and inexpensive, Hoops is a popular low-end choice and was the very first Kristaps Porzingis NBA card available. Collectors have gravitated to the other first in Hoops for Porzingis, his limited autograph cards like Hot Signatures.
Another basic rookie choice for Porzingis, 2015-16 Prestige is only found at Target. The real draw is the on-card autograph Pretigious Premieres Signatures insert with a moderate print run of 299 copies.
The chromium option for NBA collectors, Prizm features a silver-heavy design and also includes multiple Prizm Refractor parallels of varying color. This will likely go down as one of the more popular low-end rookies for Porzingis.
Like several of the Panini releases, Totally Certified relies heavily on silver in the design. However, a non-traditional card layout and the many micro-etched parallels help this Porzingis rookie card stand apart.
Other Key Kristaps Porzingis Basketball Cards
Part of the college-themed Contenders product from Panini, Kristaps Porzingis is featured in the International Ticket portion of the main set. Offering a sticker autograph, there are multiple parallel tiers with increased rarity.