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    A red-hot rarity from the Rookie of the Year!

    2018 Panini Prizm Luka Doncic (Red Shimmer) #280 PSA Gem Mint 10 - #'d 1/7.

    Dirk who?

    Ok, that may be overstating matters slightly, and the global headquarters of Heritage Auctions is in Dallas, so we understand better than most just how tough it was to say goodbye to the face of the franchise after twenty-one years of Hall of Fame-caliber service. But as one European superstar rode off into the sunset at the close of the 2018-19 season, another Maverick sourced from the opposite side of the Atlantic was already making his presence known in a big way, earning the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and a new generation of fans in the Lone Star State.

    This dazzling commemorative stands among the most desirable of the trading cards marking the teenaged Slovenian's arrival upon the NBA hardcourt, numbered first in a tightly limited print run of just seven. In order to provide some degree of useful context to the investment-minded collector, we can report that a Panini Optic Gold Vinyl rookie currently at auction at the time of this writing has surged past the $360,000 mark as one in a limited edition of ten.

    Already technically rarer than its contemporary Optic Gold Vinyl rookie, this specimen further widens the gap with a flawless assessment issued by the hobby's top grading service. All available data would support the contention that modern basketball is the hobby's ultimate bull market, so we expect fierce competition for ownership of this pristine tiny-pop rookie when Platinum Night arrives.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 46
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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