Novak Djokovic is one of the biggest names in modern tennis and while he regularly faces stiff competition from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic appears to have supplanted the two greats in the tennis hierarchy. Despite his strong success and recognition, Novak Djokovic cards are limited, but several appealing options can be found.
Making his professional debut in 2003, the Serbian star won his first ATP title in 2006. Djokovic began to climb up the rankings and notched his first Grand Slam Singles title in 2008 at the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic now holds eight Grand Slam titles, with at least one win from each of the major competitions except for the French Open where he has reached the finals two times since 2012.
Although Novak Djokovic has been a legit star with global recognition for several years, the tennis card market is limited and the majority of his cards were issued by one company. Ace Authentic, now owned by Leaf, is the place for collectors to find many of the top Novak Djokovic cards. It is important to note that the available supply for many of his cards is very low, so it will likely take time for collectors to track down the Djokovic cards they are hoping to obtain.
Top 5 Novak Djokovic Tennis Cards
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While he does not have an official rookie card, this is the most popular card that can claim the RC title for Novak Djokovic. Found in 2006 Ace Authentic Grand Slam, the sticker signature card is the earliest pack-pulled autograph for Djokovic. Collectors can also find a base insert version of the Center Court Stars card, numbered to 599, as well as as a Center Court Stars Star Swatches relic card with a reported print run of 256 copies.
One of just a few on-card autographs for Novak Djokovic, the signed 2010 Ace Authentic card is a buyback autograph that was issued in 2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3. Numbered to 85, it also features one of the highest known autograph print runs for the Djoker.
Djokovic has been paired with several other top players on memorabilia cards, including Rafael Nadal, but this 2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3 dual relic insert features one of the better designs. Known for their intense rivalry, the two regularly face off in the final stages of Grand Slam tournaments. Collectors can celebrate those battles with a card that features event-worn shirts for both elite tennis players.
2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3 The Big Three Autographs Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer
No three players define the upper end of men's tennis in the last decade like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The autographs for all three tennis superstars are featured on one limited card from 2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3. These rarely surface.
One of the more recent Novak Djokovic cards can be found in Leaf's high-end 2014 Q product. The multi-sport release includes a large swatch of match-worn shirt for Djokovic. The base Silver version is not numbered and there is also a Gold parallel (#/25) as well as several one-of-one options.