Over half of his games are played when most of the eastern half of the country is heading for bed or already asleep. You also won’t find the Sacramento Kings on national TV very much–not yet anyway. If you’ve been paying attention to what’s transpiring, though, you know De’Aaron Fox rookie cards are looking like potentially solid long-term plays.
With averages of 16.7 points, four rebounds and 4.6 assists during his one season at the University of Kentucky, Fox was an intriguing prospect entering the 2017 NBA Draft. Blessed with jaw-dropping speed, he was taken fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings. At age 19, the Kings knew they’d likely have to show some patience and signed veteran free agent George Hill. However the veteran was traded to Cleveland in early February, and a few days after the trade Fox scored 23 points against Minnesota.
Expectations were running higher as Fox began his second NBA season and it didn’t take long for him to make some history. Early in the campaign, he collected his first triple-double, with 31 points, 15 assists and ten rebounds, joining LeBron James as the only NBA players to record one before the age of 21. Combine his speed with his ability to play above the rim and shoot the three with his blossoming leadership and Fox has a good start on becoming an NBA susperstar who will have a long career.
At the moment, it’s hard not to consider Fox, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum as the three best players from the NBA’s class of ‘17.
Fox’s most valuable rookie cards are generally found inside the high-end products released in the latter portion of the 2017-18 collecting year including Panini’s National Treasures, Flawless, Opulence and Immaculate lines. Two PSA 10 copies of his Rookie Patch Autograph cards from National Treasures numbered to 99 have sold for $2,500-$2,600 recently.
Most Fox rookie cards, even higher end, low serial numbered cards won’t set you back that much–yet. In fact, standard ungraded autographed cards from brands like Prizm, Encased, Optic, Spectra, Noir and Contenders are readily available for under $100. Fox autographs from low end brands can be had for no more than $50. If the Kings can finally break through and make a playoff run with Fox behind the wheel, it’s not likely they’ll stay there.
You can check out the most watched De’Aaron Fox rookie cards on eBay via the live list below.