More Luka Doncic autographed memorabilia is hitting the market thanks to the Dallas Mavericks star signing a new autograph deal with Fanatics. It’s his first exclusive deal since joining the NBA as a 2018 draft pick.
The deal makes Fanatics and its partner sites to become the sole distributor of his online autographs and collectibles. The deal is not expected to have an impact on his autographs appearing in packs of trading cards.
Prices–at least for now–are relatively tame compared to some other young stars with similar deals.
Doncic is currently the favorite to win the league’s Rookie of the Year award. With his 28 point effort Sunday in the Mavericks 102-101 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Doncic became the first player 19 years or younger in NBA history to score 1,100 points before the All-Star break.
“He’s an incredible talent,” said Mavs’ legend Dirk Nowitzki. “His court vision and passing for his size at his age is something I’ve never seen in my 20 years.”
Doncic currently ranks in the league’s top three in points, rebounds, assists and steals. He’ll turn 20 at the end of the month.
“Luka has no doubt become one of the most exciting and engaging players in basketball today,” said Fanatics Authentic executive vice president Victor Shaffer. “He’s wildly popular throughout the US and with international fans, and we couldn’t be more excited to add him to our best-in-class roster of athletes.”
Doncic has already signed photos and basketballs for the company with jerseys likely to come. Prices start at just under $100 for 8×10 photos. You can see what’s currently being offered here.
Doncic rookie cards have been driving sales of Panini’s 2018-19 basketball products all season. He’s also signed for Upper Deck Goodwin Champions. Two of his earliest game-worn jerseys sold for $13,798 apiece earlier this season.
Fanatics also has exclusive autographed memorabilia deals with Aaron Judge, Kris Bryant, Giancarlo Stanton, Joel Embiid, Klay Thompson, Jared Goff and Peyton Manning, among others.