12 Budget-Friendly Jayson Tatum Rookie Cards As Boston Celtics Star Aims For First NBA Title

Jayson Tatum is seeking to solidify his legacy as he looks to lead the Boston Celtics to victory in the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. This is Tatum’s second finals appearance. In 2022, the Celtics fell to the Golden State Warriors in six games. If the Celtics best the Mavs, it would be Tatum’s first NBA championship title.

Tatum is a popular player in the collecting community as dozens of his rare rookie cards have sold for tens of thousands — and even hundreds of thousands. While that can price out many collectors, HobbyListings has put together a list the top 12 most affordable Tatum rookie cards to add to your collection.

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The List: Most Affordable Jayson Tatum Rookie Cards

2017-18 Panini Prizm #16

2017-18 Panini Prizm Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Prizm Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

The best most affordable Tatum rookie card is his 2017-18 Panini Prizm. Collectors can usually snag ungraded base cards in the $45-$55 range.

2017-18 Panini Court Kings #121

2017-18 Panini Court Kings Jayson Tatum #121.
2017-18 Panini Court Kings Jayson Tatum #121. (credit: eBay)

Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Court Kings #121 is the most common of the four base cards in the set as the other three are considered short prints. Fans can snag this particular Tatum rookie in the $75-$90 range.

2017-18 Panini Donruss #198

2017-18 Panini Donruss Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Donruss Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Collectors can scoop up Tatum’s Panini Donruss rookie card for $20-$25.

2017-18 Panini Donruss Optic #198

2017-18 Donruss Optic Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Donruss Optic Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Donruss Optic rookie card — which is a more premium version of 2017-18 Panini Donruss —  can go for in the $40-$50 range.

2017-18 Panini Chronicles #137

2017-18 Panini Chronicles Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Chronicles Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Chronicles is one of the cheapest of the bunch, going for around $5.

2017-18 Panini Select Concourse Jayson Tatum #93

2017-18 Panini Select Jayson Tatum Concourse
2017-18 Panini Select Jayson Tatum Concourse. (credit: eBay)

Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Select Concourse is the most common of the three cards in the set. It goes for around $10-$20.

2017-18 Panini Spectra #3

2017-18 Panini Spectra Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Spectra Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Collectors can buy Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Spectra rookie card for around $30.

2017-18 Panini Prestige #153

2017-18 Panini Prestige Jayson Tatum rookie card
2017-18 Panini Prestige Jayson Tatum rookie card. (credit: eBay)

Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Prestige rookie card can be had in the $10-$15 range.

2017-18 Panini Hoops #253

2017-18 Panini Hoops Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Hoops Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Collectors can gobble up Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Hoops rookie card for around $20.

2017-18 Panini Status #128

2017-18 Panini Status Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Status Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Status rookie card can be bought in the $15-$20 range.

2017-18 Panini Revolution #121

2017-18 Panini Revolution Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Revolution Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Revolution rookie card usually sells between $25-$35.

2017-18 Panini Essentials #129

2017-18 Panini Essentials Jayson Tatum
2017-18 Panini Essentials Jayson Tatum. (credit: eBay)

Last, but not least, on the list is Tatum’s 2017-18 Panini Essentials rookie card. It sells in the $15 range.

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