Hall of Fame Bound! Top Steve Nash Basketball Cards

Hall of Fame Bound! Top Steve Nash Basketball Cards

Steve Nash is one of the greatest point guards of all-time and was arguably the best overall PG during the 2000s. While Steve Nash card values do not approach the superstar level, his 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 some of the top choices from his hobby career. Collectors likely know that his rookie cards coincide with RC releases for Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen, making for a star-studded rookie assortment in the 1996-97 sets.

For more information about his first-year cards, view a complete Steve Nash rookie card checklist in our detailed player profile.

Top Steve Nash Basketball Cards

Shop cards on eBay using the linked card listings below. Bolded sets go to detailed profiles.

1996-97 Finest Steve Nash RC #75

Distinct and shiny have long typified the brand's design and the 1996-97 Finest rookie card for Steve Nash is certainly no exception. In addition to the Apprentices version, there is another Nash card in the Heirs subset. Both cards also feature the popular Refractor parallels.

1996-97 Finest Steve Nash RC #751996-97 Finest Steve Nash 217

1996-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash RC #182

The subtle chromium cousin to Finest, 1996-97 Topps Chrome is the preferred rookie card for Steve Nash. While the base cards carry strong values by themselves, the Refractors push much higher.

1996-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash RC #182

1996-97 Bowman's Best Refractor Steve Nash RC #R18

Rounding out the reflective triumvirate, the 1996-97 Bowman's Best Steve Nash rookie card features chromium technology and a bolder design than Chome. This rookie card showcases one of the more exciting images of Nash and collectors can even catch a glimpse of Allen Iverson on the left. Refractor parallels, like the one shown below, and the very limited Atomic Refractor versions produce the highest values.

1996-97 Upper Deck Steve Nash RC #280

From a value perspective, this is nothing more than a budget rookie card. However, the image alone makes it a very cool card for a Steve Nash collector and the fact that it is also an official rookie makes it even more appealing. Fusing his Canadian and hockey background with his NBA future, this is a unique sight for a basketball card.

1996-97 Upper Deck Steve Nash RC #280

1996-97 SkyBox Premium Autographics Steve Nash

All of Steve Nash's rookie cards are base offerings, but that does not mean collectors don't have first-year autograph options. In fact, the '96-97 Autographics card remains one of the top Steve Nash autographs to this day. While most are signed in black, the rare blue ink card is reportedly limited to only 100 copies.

1996-97 SkyBox Premium Autographics Steve Nash black1996-97 SkyBox Premium Autographics Steve Nash blue

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Steve Nash #101 #/100

Released during Steve Nash's sophomore season, 1997-98 Metal Universe is the place to find one of the definitive 1990s parallels: Precious Metal Gems. The PMG print run is 100 copies, but only the first ten feature green foil and the remainder use red foil.

An updated PMG version for Nash came in the collegiate 2011-12 Fleer Retro.

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Steve Nash #101 red

Any 2004-05 to 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Steve Nash Autograph

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 was not included in the super-premium line once Upper Deck lost the NBA license, the existing Exquisite Steve Nash autographs still see considerable interest.

2005-06 Exquisite Limited Logos Steve Nash

2012-13 Panini Elite Passing the Torch Autographs Steve Nash, Magic Johnson #23 #/25

It will not come as a shock 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. The 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 whenever they surface.

2012-13 Panini Elite Passing the Torch Autographs Steve Nash, Magic Johnson front2012-13 Panini Elite Passing the Torch Autographs Steve Nash, Magic Johnson back

Any Modern High-End Steve Nash Autograph Relic

Mainly showcasing Steve Nash as a member of the Lakers, modern options from super-premium brands like Flawless, Immaculate and National Treasures are some of the most valuable cards available for Nash. Most of these limited autographs feature on-card signatures and patch pieces, in addition to some impressive designs.

2012-13 Immaculate Autographed Patch Steve Nash

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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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