Although his NBA career ended with a largely-disappointing stint in Los Angeles, Steve Nash is one of the best point guards of all-time and was arguably the best overall PG during the 2000s. Steve Nash card values do not approach the superstar level, but his retirement and likely Hall of Fame induction should be the catalyst for higher values going forward.
Starting with his earliest cards in 1996, collectors have quite a few options for Steve Nash. The following list looks at ten top options and covers his entire playing career.
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Top Steve Nash Basketball Cards
Distinct and shiny have long typified the design for Finest and the 1996-97 rookie card for Steve Nash is certainly no exception. In addition to the Apprentices version, there is another Steve Nash card in the Heirs subset. Both cards also feature the popular Refractor parallels.
The subtle chromium cousin to Finest, Topps Chrome is the preferred rookie card for Steve Nash. While the base cards carry strong values by themselves, the Refractors can reach into the hundreds.
Rounding out the reflective triumvirate, Bowman's Best features chromium technology and a bolder design than Chome. The rookie showcases one of the more exciting images of Steve Nash and collectors can even catch a glimpse of Allen Iverson in the 1996-97 Bowman's Best card. Refractor and Atomic Refractor parallels produce the highest values.
From a value perspective, this is nothing more than a budget rookie card. However, the image along makes it a very cool card for a Steve Nash collector and the fact that it is also an official rookie makes it more appealing. Fusing his Canadian and hockey background with his NBA future, this is a unique sight for a basketball card.
All of Steve Nash's rookie cards are base offerings, but that does not mean collectors don't have first-year autograph options. One of the more popular signed inserts, Autographics remains one of the top Steve Nash autographs. The black ink version is the most common and a limited blue ink card is reportedly limited to 100 copies.
Releasing during Steve Nash's sophomore season, 1997-98 Metal Universe is the place to find one of the definitive 1990s parallels. The print run is 100 copies, but only the first ten feature green foil and the remainder use red foil.
Covering Steve Nash's second tenure with the Phoenix Suns, Exquisite Collection was the highest of high-end and offers some of the most popular basketball cards of the decade. While he has not been included in the line since Upper Deck lost the NBA license, the Steve Nash autographs in Exquisite remain very popular across the board.
It will not come as a shock to to say that his time with the Lakers was hardly a success, but the Steve Nash cards from this period are still a top option for collectors. This Passing the Torch insert pairs Nash with the greatest point guard in the Los Angeles Lakers' history, Magic Johnson. The only downside is the sticker autograph, but a print run of just 25 keeps values strong.
Preferred is is a mash of several brands but the Silhouettes are arguably the best design of the bunch. The large patch and on-card signature makes this a popular card for Steve Nash. There are several other autograph options in the product for Nash and most include on-card signatures and can be found for much cheaper than the Silhouettes.
Mainly showcasing Steve Nash as a member of the Lakers, the modern high-end options from brands like Flawless, Immaculate and National Treasures are some of the most popular and valuable cards available for Nash. Most of these limited autographs feature on-card signatures and patch pieces, in addition to some very good design quality.