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Pau Gasol Rookie Card Checklist

Pau Gasol

Date of Birth: 7/6/1980
Rookie Card Year: 2001-02
Investment Rating: 5.5


Like most big men in the league, Pau Gasol is largely unappreciated by collectors. However, the explosive seven-footer has seen a resurgence in his career after a move to Chicago and should see some additional hobby interest. His rookie releases are the most likely beneficiaries and a full Paul Gasol rookie card checklist can be seen below.

Shop for Pau Gasol cards on eBay.

After beginning his professional career with FC Barcelona, Pau Gasol was drafted third overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks traded his rights to the Memphis Grizzlies and that is where Gasol spent his first years in the NBA. The 2001-02 Rookie of the Year Award and one All-Star appearance gave Gasol some recognition, but it was not until a trade to the Lakers that he made the leap to stardom. The trade is also notable because it included Marc Gasol, Pau's brother, going from LA to Memphis.

Pau Gasol had a great run in Los Angeles, earning three All-Star nods and teaming up with Kobe Bryant to win two NBA titles. Although he was one of the most dominant big men in the league during this time, the Lakers quickly unraveled and Gasol was rumored to be on trading block for some time. This ultimately never occurred and he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls, where he earned another All-Star selection in his first season and has the Bulls primed for a deep playoff run.

The first Pau Gasol cards came from Sage and eTopps in 2001. Sage also included autographed cards. The official rookie cards for Gasol were released in 2001-02 products and the majority of the 30+ cards are found for budget prices. The one signed card is actually autographed only by Kevin Garnett and the top overall card for collectors is his 2001-02 Ultimate rookie. 2001-02 Topps Chrome is also a popular option.

Pau Gasol Rookie Card Checklist

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Budget Rookie   Cards

2001-02 Fleer Focus Pau Gasol RC #113

Premium Rookie Cards

2001-02 Hoops Hot Prospects Pau Gasol RC #83 Jersey

Top eBay Listings

2016-17 Excalibur Purple Crusade Pau Gasol # 49
$7.90

Pau Gasol 2005 Topps Chrome Town Heroes, G U Jersey, Limited Edition, 110 OF 500
$7.46

2016-17 Panini Select Neon Yellow Prizm 167 Premier Level Die-Cut Pau Gasol Card
$9.24

2001 Fleer Shoebox Collection 173 Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies RC Basketball Card
$5.00

2001 Fleer Shoebox Collection 173 Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies RC Basketball Card
$5.24

2009-10 Timeless Treasures Materials Jerseys #9 Pau Gasol 100
$8.00

2001 TOPPS EXPECTATIONS #103 PAU GASOL ROOKIE CARD RC MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES MINT
$9.99

2012-13 Panini Contenders PAU GASOL Contenders Materials Relic Card #41 99
$8.99

2011-12 Panini Gold Standard PAU GASOL Rare PLATINUM PARALLEL # 10 Lakers SP #4
$8.99

09-10 Panini Lakers National Playoff Treasures Century Signatures 10 Pau Gasol 5
$140.00

Pau Gasol Panini Game Used Jersey Card 99
$8.99

2002 Hoops Stars Pau Gasol Grizzlies #12 Rookie ISA 8.5 #52755042
$18.00

Pau Gasol 2001-02 Sweet Spot Los Angeles Lakers Jersey RC ROOKIE #123 600
$9.95

2015-16 Prizm Pau Gasol 2015 All-Star Team MOJO Prizm (22 25)
$20.00

2001-02 Fleer Authentix #120 Pau Gasol Rookie # 1250 (ref 7568)
$7.95

2001-02 STADIUM CLUB PARALLEL PAU GASOL #103 ROOKIE SP (ref 8018)
$9.95
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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 or Google+.


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