Sports Card Investing Targets - August 24th NBA Players To Buy Now

The first round of the playoffs are rolling along. As expected, some players prices are going up, what a series Luka is having so far, and some are going down or leveling off. This will continue as the 1st round matchups are decided and we move into the later stages of the playoffs. There will be money to be made many different ways. Today I’m going to talk about two players who are on the decline but are also starting to see their prices stabilize.

We’ll use SportsCardInvestor’s Market Movers data to search for value. You can sign up for your own Market Movers Subscription to access the data on your own and by using the promo code GRINDERS you will get 20% off your first payment on any subscription. You will want to sign up for Market Movers specifically in order to access the great tools and data, and if you sign up for the annual Market Movers subscription, you will save you 20% on the entire year instead of just the first month. I’ll be adding additional targets at the end of the article from previous articles so you can see if you can still find the cards within the target range.

Sports Card Investing Targets – NBA Players To Buy Now

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Michael Porter Jr. – Michael Porter Jr. started bubble play on an incredible hot streak. He posted multiple double doubles and high scoring games. He has cooled off some as the playoffs having gotten going and the Nuggets are down 3-1 to the Jazz. If the Nuggets are eliminated then I will be buying even more Porter Jr. than I am now. Especially lower end sets like Hoops and Donruss as you can get them at a fraction of the price of Prizm. I would imagine that Malone would be shown the door if the Nuggets are eliminated and the new coach would likely be selected to figure out how to pair and develop Jokic and Porter Jr together. This kind of news and hire would lead to more excited about Porter Jr and his prices will shoot right back up. We’ve seen it before and we will see it again.

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Sports Card Description Target Price
2018 Michael Porter Jr. Donruss Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $160
2018 Michael Porter Jr. Donruss Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $60
2018 Michael Porter Jr. Donruss Basketball Base PSA Raw Target Under $5

Zion Williamson – The Pelicans had the easiest path to the 8th seed and they came out and played terrible. Zion’s minutes were limited and the rest of the team played no defense and their shooting was terrible. Alvin Gentry was shown the door and the next coach is likely to be a younger more modern style coach that will have the Pels and Zion flying up and down the court. Zion’s prices have stabilized after several weeks of downward movement with his Prizm base PSA 10 still sitting around $550. I would be surprised if that card fell below $500 this offseason as I believe Zion mania will start to ramp back up as soon as this season’s champion is crowned. It’s just going to take a good head coaching hire and a viral picture or video of Zion looking slimmed down, dunking in a workout. The hype train will get rolling again, don’t worry. Oh yea, Zion was also pretty darn good when he was able to actually be on the court and play extended minutes. We forget that Zion is still only 20 years old and one of the best prospects since Lebron.

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Sports Card Description Target Price
2019 Zion Williamson Prizm Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $500
2019 Zion Williamson Prizm Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $175
2019 Zion Williamson Prizm Basketball Base PSA Raw Target Under $140

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As our weekly bonus in our articles, here is a list of cards from recent articles that you can check out to see if you can still buy at the target prices. Just click right on the links next to the cards to get to the eBay searches. Here are the additional targets we’ve recently featured in our articles:

Sports Card Description Target Price
2017 Kenny Golladay Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $100
2017 Kenny Golladay Prizm Silver PSA 9 Target Under $20
2014 Odell Beckham Jr Contenders Auto #277 PSA 10 Target Under $170
2014 Odell Beckham Jr Contenders Auto #277 Raw! Target Under $70
2018 DJ Chark Contenders Optic Purple Auto Raw Target Under $30
2018 Darrius Slayton National Treasures RPA Raw Target Under $20
2019 Diontae Johnson Contenders Optic Raw Target Under $20
2013 Giannis Antetokounmpo Prizm PSA 10
2003 LeBron James Topps Chrome PSA 10
2018 Luka Doncic Prizm PSA 10
2017 Lonzo Ball Donruss Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $75
2017 Lonzo Ball Donruss Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $30
2017 Lonzo Ball Donruss Optic Basketball Base Raw Target Under $5
2019 RJ Barrett Donruss Optic Basketball HOLO PSA 10 Target Under $300
2019 RJ Barrett Donruss Optic Basketball HOLO PSA 9 Target Under $125
2019 RJ Barrett Donruss Optic Basketball HOLO Raw Target Under $50
2016 Dak Prescott Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $380
2016 Dak Prescott Prizm Silver PSA 9 Target Under $115
2016 Dak Prescott Prizm Silver BGS 9.5 Target Under $200
2016 Dak Prescott Optic Holo PSA 10 Target Under $290
2016 Dak Prescott Optic Holo PSA 9 Target Under $110
2016 Dak Prescott Optic Holo BGS 9.5 Target Under $125
2017 Deshaun Watson Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $450
2017 Deshaun Watson Prizm Silver PSA 9 Target Under $125
2017 Deshaun Watson Prizm Silver BGS 9.5 Target Under $250
2017 Deshaun Watson Optic Holo PSA 10 Target Under $350
2017 Deshaun Watson Optic Holo PSA 9 Target Under $140
2017 Deshaun Watson Optic Holo BGS 9.5 Target Under $175
2019 Rui Hachimura Prizm Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $100
2019 Rui Hachimura Prizm Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $30
2019 Rui Hachimura Prizm Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target Under $60
2019 Kevin Porter Jr. Prizm Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $80
2019 Kevin Porter Jr. Prizm Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $20
2019 Kevin Porter Jr. Prizm Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target Under $40
2018 Trae Young Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $180
2018 Trae Young Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $60
2018 Trae Young Optic Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target Under $110
2018 Gleyber Torres Topps Heritage PSA 9 Target Under $15
2018 Shohei Ohtani Topps Chrome Update PSA 9 Target Under $45
2015 Devin Booker Prizm Base PSA 9 Target Under $130
2016 Brandon Ingram Prizm Base PSA 9 Target Under $120
2018 Shai Gilgeous Alexander Base PSA 9 Target Under $75
Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target $250
Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target $100
Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target $150
Ja Morant 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target $225
Ja Morant 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target $70
Ja Morant 2019 Optic Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target $100

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  • Josh Wysocki (Socky21)

  • Josh Wysocki has been a member of RG since October 2012. Over that time he has been a part time contributing analyst for both MLB and NBA products. He has had several four figure scores and made an NFL live final experience on DRAFT. In November of 2019, Josh dipped his toes back into his childhood hobby of sports cards. He’s been hooked ever since and is ready to share what he has learned about the hobby and it’s new landscape. Feel free to reach out to him on twitter @Socky21.

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