With the 2020-21 NBA season set to tip off in a few short weeks, the basketball card market is primed to match (or even surpass) the huge year that it had during the 2019-2020 season. Basketball is the #1 sport in card sales, and this year will likely create even more separation at the top of those rankings.
Typically, rookies had an opportunity to shine during "March Madness" and create a lot of hype in the market, shooting the value of their cards up before they even step foot inside of an NBA arena. However, with the college basketball season cut short in 2020, there is an interesting opportunity for buyers looking to find the next top rookie who may currently be flying under the radar!
While base rookie cards, silver parallels and variations are typically the cards that collectors are looking to pull out of packs, all sets contain "insert cards", which can also be valuable if you are lucky enough to pull the right one. This list of 12 cards will highlight some of the most popular inserts from many of the most collectible sets of the modern era, and give you an idea of how much they have been selling for recently on eBay.