Welcome to the Sports Trading Cards Insider – FREE VERSION. Today we have a deep dive into a 2015-16 Nikola Jokic Panini Select Power Prizm Refractor card that is IPOing on Collectable Sunday, June 6th at 6 PM EST.
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About the Asset
This is a 2015-16 Nikola Jokic Panini Select Power Prizm Refractor card graded BGS 9.5. It is die-cut and autographed with an autograph grade of 10. It is a 1/1 card — there were three types of Die-cut Autographed Prizm Refractors in the Select set, a /60 Gold variant, a /10 Wave variant and this 1/1 Power variant. There are also a number of unsigned die-cut variants and other Prizm cards. There may also be a 1/1 Black variant according to this thread. Collectable acquired this card for $18,000.
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About the Drop
This asset will drop on Collectable at 6 PM EST on June 6th for $23,000. There is no retained equity. Collectable have been scheduling their assets for trading around 60 days after the IPO funds and from that point it trades every weekday.
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About Nikola Jokic
At age 26, Jokic has arguably become the best center in the NBA and is almost assuredly going to be named MVP of the league this season. He is a three-time All-Star, soon to be three-time All-NBA and might just be the best passing big man of all-time. He has truly revolutionized the center position, basically acting as a point guard. He is originally from Serbia and has played his entire six-year career with the smaller-market Denver Nuggets, two factors that limit his popularity stateside. He is also a bit, well, doughy and that might affect his marketability. Take a look at how he compares to other contemporaries:
He is about to beat out Embiid, Doncic and Giannis for MVP and just knocked Lillard’s team out of the playoffs and his cultural profile is lagging way behind. He is definitely underappreciated, which means there’s room to grow, but considering he’s literally about to win the award for being the best player in the league this year, I’m not sure how much more he can do to raise his profile other than win a title.
Recent Sales and Current Valuation
The sports trading cards category had a 60% ROI in Q1 2021.
Growth Potential and Future Catalysts
The Nuggets are still alive in the NBA playoffs but are a 2:1 underdog in their next round matchup against the Suns and are about 24:1 to win the championship. Obviously if they make a deep run or somehow win the title that will boost Jokic’s profile and desirability. More importantly, Jokic is a near-lock to win this season’s MVP award. When that is announced, there will surely be greater interest in his cards. To this date, no player has won the MVP award and not gone on to make the Hall of Fame (Derrick Rose, due to injury, is likely to be the first). This bodes extremely well for Jokic’s career path.