10 NBA Rookies to Watch from 2019-20 Prizm Basketball

What a wild ride it has been this December with the release of the 2019-20 Panini Prizm NBA Basketball Card Set. This set was expected to set the hobby on fire, partly due to the rising value of last year’s set, and partly due to a strong rookie crop led by ZION MANIA! Zion Williamson has yet to make his NBA regular season debut for the New Orleans Pelicans, but that hasn’t stopped the Zion hype train from absolutely dominating the hobby this fall!

Zion is certainly a polarizing figure, and only time will tell if he’s the next in the lineage of NBA legends like Lebron James and Michael Jordan, or if he’s the next “what could have been” ala Greg Oden and Kwame Brown. Once you get past the Zion hype, 2019-20 Prizm NBA is a set chalked full of potential future stars, with perhaps a stronger rookie class than even last year’s basketball products. We’d like to delve into that discussion and present our 10 NBA Rookies to watch from 2019-20 Panini Prizm NBA.

Zion Williamson

Obviously the biggest name in the product, Zion Williamson follows Luka Doncic from last year as the top rookie (for now) in Prizm. With his ungraded silver prizm RC’s fetching over $500 out of the gate, we haven’t seen prices like that upon a Prizm release since Ben Simmons in the 16-17 Prizm set. Williamson is a 6’6″ 285lb generational athlete who backed up the hype in his one year at Duke, posting 22 points per game on 68% field goal percentage. He’s expected to make his NBA debut in early 2020.

Ja Morant

The clear-cut second best player in NBA Prizm just happens to also be the #2 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. Ja Morant has already transitioned beautifully to the NBA level, averaging about 18 points and six assists per game through the Memphis Grizzlies first 17 games as of this writing. He’ll have a good head start for NBA Rookie of the Year over Zion and the rest of the field if he can continue that production. With his Silver prizms already doing $200+, there is no secret as to the talent Morant possesses.

Rui Hachimura

This Gonzaga Bulldogs standout has the potential to be an international NBA mega star thanks to his stellar play as well as his Japanese heritage. All Rui Hachimura has done since arriving in the NBA is provide much needed stability to the Washington Wizards front court. With a statement double-double in his NBA debut and his continued progression, Rui has looked like the most NBA ready player out of the 2019 Draft so far. $100 appears to be the ground floor for his silver prizm RC’s currently.

RJ Barrett

The second Duke player to make our list, the Canadian-born RJ Barrett is seemingly unphased playing on a New York Knicks team in otherwise complete disarray, having just fired their Head Coach David Fizdale. The Knicks has been trying to find their way for quiet some time, but putting the ball in Barrett’s hands seems like a good start. Through 20+ games, he’s average 14 points as the team’s starting shooting guard.

Coby White

The seventh overall pick in the draft by the Chicago Bulls is already a record setter, hitting SEVEN three pointers in a single quarter against the New York Knicks on November 12th. That feat immediately elevated Coby White‘s stock as a long range threat. White has nothing to prove when it comes to scoring, but improvements playing off the ball will help White evolve into a feared guard the Bulls desperately need.

De’Andre Hunter

The fourth overall pick from Virginia, De’Andre Hunter has meshed well with Trae Young in Atlanta as the Hawks look to build a future contender. He posted a ridiculous six steal performance in mid-November loss to Phoenix, and followed that up with two 25+ point games in a three game span about a week later. Hunter’s early season performance has flown under the radar of other similar performing rookies, making him an excellent buy-low candidate from 2019-20 Prizm out of the gate.

Tyler Herro

This Kentucky Wildcat already has a legendary last name, now it’s time to see if his skills can transcend to that status as well. Tyler Herro started off his rookie campaign strong, pouring in 29 points in his fourth game, and he continues to remain productive in other areas of the stat sheet as well. Shooting nearly 40% from down town, the Miami Heat have caught the NBA by surprise this season. If they can continue this run into the Spring, Herro’s ETA to becoming a household name will definitely be fast-tracked.

Eric Paschall

With Kevin Durant gone, Klay Thompson recovering from surgery, and Steph Curry going down to injury early in the season, the Golden State Warriors needed someone to step up. Eric Paschall, a 2nd-round pick, answered the call, averaging over 17 points a game. This may be a throwaway year for the Warriors, but they picked up a major piece for the future in Paschall, who’s extended time on the court this season will benefit him tremendously when the Warriors are back at full strength for another championship run in the future.

PJ Washington

The Charlotte Hornets are quietly building themselves a strong team through the last two draft years. Adding PJ Washington to a potent starting lineup featuring sophomores Devonte Graham and Miles Bridges, this Kentucky Wildcats standout will have all the support he needs to evolve at the NBA Level. The 12th overall pick dropped 27 points in his NBA debut, and has been a consistent producer ever since. As this young core continues to grow together in Charlotte, they may be only one or two pieces away from being a major playoff threat.

Cam Reddish

The final member of the big three to be drafted from Duke in 2019, Cam Reddish has not quite found his footing yet for the Atlanta Hawks. Though he has been outshined up to this point by fellow rookie DeAndre Hunter, Reddish still has high upside, which is why he was taken 10th overall by the Hawks. Reddish showed a glimmer of that talent in early December with a 25 point performance in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Snubbed by Panini: Kendrick Nunn

We couldn’t wrap up this article without talking about Kendrick Nunn, who as of this blog post has been a noticeable omission from all checklists with the exception of one Panini Instant card. If the rumors are true, and Panini releases 2019-20 Prizm Series 2 Basketball in 2020, Nunn will likely be the centerpiece of the set in terms of true rookie cards. The undrafted Miami Heat guard is averaging over 15 points per game and making a case for rookie of the year!

Honorable Mentions

There were many deserving players who could have rounded out our top 10 who’s first rookie cards are included in 2019-20 Panini Prizm. Those names include Brandon Clarke, Darius Garland, Jordan Poole, Jarrett Culver, Cameron Johnson, Jaxson Hayes, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Each of these players posses break out potential to be the next high dollar silver in the set, and will be ones to watch closely moving forward.

Sleepers to Stash

Delving even further into the checklist, some buy-low sleeper rookies in the product who have shown flashes of on court prowess are Matisse Thybulle, Goga Bitadze, Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Bazley, Carsen Edwards, Bruno Fernando, Admiral Schofield, and Cody Martin.

You never know who will be the next rookie to rise through the ranks and come up big for their team. Not all of these players will have outstanding careers, but history tells us that there is always one or two players who make it worth it to dig through those old boxes of forgotten rookie card of years past!

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The COMC Summer Sale is Coming July 31st – August 4th!

Beat the Heat and Join Us July 31st – August 4th for the COMC Summer Sale!

Can’t make it to the The National Sports Collector’s Convention in Chicago this year? We’re bringing the deals online with the COMC Summer Sale!

Starting on July 31st, you’ll find incredible deals all across the COMC Marketplace on your favorite teams, players, and sets.

Buy Now & Ship Later!

One of the biggest advantages of having a COMC account and shopping with COMC Credit is that you can instantly purchase items when you find them and ship everything all together at any time in the future!

When you buy items with COMC credit with your COMC account, they stay safe and secure in our warehouses until you’re ready to request shipment for them. You can buy items throughout our Summer Sale and request shipment for your items next week, next month, or even next year! You pay shipping just once, regardless of how many items you buy.

Don’t Ship it – Flip it!

Perhaps you found an amazing deal on a sale item, but don’t collect that particular player. You know the card is worth way more, so why not buy it now and flip it later?

With a COMC account, you can purchase an item on sale and instantly give it a new price. When the item sells, you receive COMC credit, without ever having to take possession of the card!

Thousands of cards are being flipped daily on the COMC Marketplace, but this benefit is exclusive only to COMC Members! If you’re not already a member, register your free account today

COMC @ The National Sports Collectors Convention July 31st – August 4th

Get Ready, Chicago!

COMC is Coming to Town!
July 31st – August 4th

We are excited to announce we’re returning to Chicago for the 40th Annual National Sports Collector’s Convention and looking forward to being back in the Windy City!

Here are a few things that you can look forward to at our booth:

  • Premium Processing Special
  • Spin-to-Win Prize Wheel
  • Limited Edition COMC T-Shirt Giveaway
  • Consignment Drop-off Center
  • COMC @ Instagram Trade Night

The 2019 National Sports Collector’s Convention will be hosted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

COMC’s booth will be in the heart of the showroom floor within the Corporate Pavilion at booth #624

Premium 1-Week Service:|
$1.00 per card

We heard your feedback, and our goal is to get your items up for sale as quick as possible.

Save on the cost of shipping and catch this processing discount by dropping off your submissions directly at the COMC Booth!

Restrictions: Standard add-on fees apply. Applicable only to consignment submissions received in-person at the 2019 National Convention.

Limited Edition T-Shirt Giveaway Bonus!

Do you like COMC-branded swag? COMC members now have a chance to score one of three exclusive COMC T-shirts!

Here’s how you can nab yourself a piece of our
Gem Mint Apparel:

  • Drop off a Premium submission of at least 100 items.
  • Drop off a Select or Current-Year Select Submission of at least 200 items.
  • Land on specially marked prize slots on our Spin to Win Wheel!

Restrictions: While supplies last. One T-Shirt per account may be earned.

Stop by our booth once a day and spin the COMC prize wheel for a chance to win instant prizes or be entered into drawings for your chance to take home up to $500 COMC Credit, high-end trading cards featuring Chicago sports legends, and much more!

In order to spin, you must be a COMC Member! If you’re not already a member, registration takes just a minute and is 100% free.

Spin to Win These Great Prizes:

  • Instant Winner: Receive $5, $10 or $25 COMC Credit instantly to your COMC account!
  • Instant Winner: Score one of three Limited Edition COMC-Branded T-Shirts.
  • Store Credit Drawing Entry: Receive entry into a drawing to win $100, $250, or $500 COMC Credit to your COMC Account.
  • Chicago Style: Receive entry into a drawing to win one of three high-end trading cards featuring Chicago sports stars and legends!
  • Free Shipping: Win free shipping on your next COMC order!

Drop-Off Submission Information:

Our booth is your drop-off destination for consignment submissions all throughout The National. Save on the cost of shipping by handing your next submission directly to us!

To speed up the process, please pack your items securely for shipment and print your submission paperwork in advance. We will have computer stations with printers set up for consignors to use at the show, but keep in mind that these stations may be in use during peak show hours by others.

Important Change Regarding Basic Submissions:

This year we will be introducing a 1,000-card limit per person for drop-off submissions consigned through our Basic-level (2-month) service. This cap only applies to our Basic service and only for submissions at The National. There are no card limits for submitting your items through our Current-Year Basic, Select, Current-Year Select, or Premium services.

Submission Due Dates Throughout The National:

With so many members of our team traveling with us to represent COMC at The National, our teams back home are a bit short-staffed. For that reason, all Select, Current-Year Select and Premium due dates that normally would have fallen between July 31st and August 4th will receive an August 5th due date.

COMC Founder and CEO Tim Getsch looks forward to the National every year so he can meet with our customers and members of the trading card community and hear their feedback, ideas, and the experiences they’ve had with our services.

If you’d like to take some time to sit down with Tim for 30 minutes at the show, email us at timewithtim@comc.com and we’ll get you scheduled. In your email, include your dates and times of availability as well as any topics you wish to discuss. Please send your meeting request no later than Thursday, July 24th.

COMC is proud to announce that we are an official sponsor of Instagram Trade Night hosted by CardCollector2! If you weren’t aware, instagram is home to one of the fastest growing communities in the trading card hobby, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!

We will be meeting with our Instagram followers, accepting your drop-off consignments, offering demonstrations of our service, doing giveaways, and much more at our table at Instagram Trade Night.

Because this event is exclusive to members of the Instagram community, we can’t publish details on where the event will be held, but you should be able to get in on the action by following either CheckoutMyCards or CardCollector2 on Instagram! We’ll see you there!

6,000+ Fresh New Graded Trading Cards Coming to the COMC Marketplace on July 3rd!

Kick off your Independence Day Weekend with a bang!

We’re getting the fireworks started early this year courtesy of COMC seller HawkDynasty! Over 6,000 fresh new graded trading cards are coming to the COMC Marketplace and will all be going live for sale on July 3rd at 7:00 PM PST.

We’ve had a chance to preview this massive collection of graded cards that Hawkdynasty recently consigned and can assure there is something for every collector to be found here! Here are some of the highlights from this massive drop of graded trading cards:

  • Over 6,000 modern and vintage trading cards.
  • Baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, Pokemon & more!
  • Low-end to ultra-high end.
  • High-Grade vintage cards from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
  • Coveted Prospects, Young Guns, and Rookie Cards.
  • Autographed, memorabilia, and low serial numbered cards.
  • Pokemon Cards ranging from Base Set to Sun & Moon.
  • And so much more!

This is just a small taste of some of the cards you’ll be able to find as part of this massive card drop on July 3rd:

Last Chance to Save! Spring Cleaning Sales Ends May 12th!

All Orders of $99 or More Ship Free!

Whether you’re using COMC Credit to make offers on items with your COMC account, or you’re using our shopping cart to complete an order as a member or guest, spend at least $99 or more during our Spring Cleaning Sale and your order will qualify for free shipping!

(Terms: All shopping cart orders and COMC Member shipment requests must contain at least $99 worth of items purchased during the Spring Cleaning Sales to qualify for the free shipping promotion. Sales tax, per-item shipping fees, duties paid, and shipping add-ons such as supplies do not apply towards $99 threshold. All items purchased in advanced reseller mode are still subject to their per-item shipping fees) 

Social Media Giveaways ALL Week Long!
Over $3000 in COMC Credit  & Cards Will be Given Away to Our Followers!

Our goal is to get the internet trading card community buzzing about our Spring Cleaning Sale. So with that in mind we’re going to be holding daily COMC Credit Giveaways and chances to win some pretty spectacular cards! Here’s how you can get in on the action:

Facebook:  Want to win COMC Credit to spend during the Spring Cleaning Sale?  Every afternoon from May 5th-10th on our Facebook page be on the lookout for your chance to win COMC Credit!
Twitter:  Every day at Noon from May 5th-12th on Twitter we’re giving our followers a chance to win one of eight incredible cards including an incredible Mike Trout autograph!
Instagram: Be sure to stay tuned to our instagram account for your chance to win three very hot cards of Giannnis Antetokounmpo, Baker Mayfield, and Juan Soto. Did someone say autograph? 

Win a $250 COMC Shopping Spree! 

To show our appreciation to customers and blog readers, we’re giving back to you! If you’ve made an order or shipment request that qualifies for our FREE Spring Cleaning Shipping Special, be sure to come back to our blog and leave a comment with your order number or shipment request number! At the conclusion of our Spring Cleaning Sale, all qualifying comments will be entered to win a $250 COMC Shopping Spree! Winner will be announced via our Social Media pages and notified on May 14th. 

Sign Up and Save! The benefits of a COMC Account!

Did you know that by simply signing up for a FREE account that you unlock all of these perks and many more:

  • Always save 10% to 15% more than COMC guests.
  • Make offers to sellers on cards for sale on the COMC Marketplace.
  • Keep Items in your online inventory until you’re ready to ship them home.
  • Choose additional shipping services that are exclusive for COMC members.
  • Sell Cards by sending in your own cards for consignment.
  • Flip cards sent in by other sellers by instantly by relisting at a higher price.

The COMC Spring Cleaning Sale is NOW LIVE!

(5/6/19 Update: The COMC Spring Cleaning Sale is NOW LIVE!)

Win a $250 COMC Shopping Spree! 

To show our appreciation to customers and blog readers, we’re giving back to you! If you’ve made an order or shipment request that qualifies for our FREE Spring Cleaning Shipping Special, be sure to come back to our blog and leave a comment with your order number or shipment request number! At the conclusion of our Spring Cleaning Sale, all qualifying comments will be entered to win $250 in COMC Credit to spend however you want! Winner will be announced via our Social Media pages and notified on May 14th. 

Get ready to save! The annual COMC Spring Cleaning Sale is coming May 6th – 12th, 2019!  This is the perfect opportunity for buyers and sellers to connect during our first big sales event of 2019!  This year we’re giving our buyers, sellers, and even flippers plenty of reasons to get excited!

Orders of $99 or More Ship Free!

While the best deals can be had by making offers and buying items using COMC Credit with your COMC account, no matter how you choose to shop, orders of $99 or more will qualify for our free shipping promotion! Whether you’re a COMC Member using COMC credit or our shopping cart to buy items, or shopping on COMC as a guest, your order of $99 or more will ship FREE!

(Terms: All shopping cart orders and COMC Member shipment requests must contain at least $99 worth of items purchased during the Spring Cleaning Sales to qualify for the free shipping promotion. Sales tax, per-item shipping fees, duties paid, and shipping add-ons such as supplies do not count towards the $99 threshold. All items purchased in advanced reseller mode are still subject to their per-item shipping fees)

Social Media Giveaways ALL Week Long!
Over $3000 in COMC Credit  & Cards Will be Given Away to Our Followers!

Our goal is to get the internet trading card community buzzing about our Spring Cleaning Sale. So with that in mind we’re going to be holding daily COMC Credit Giveaways and chances to win some pretty spectacular cards! Here’s how you can get in on the action:

Facebook:  Want to win COMC Credit to spend during the Spring Cleaning Sale?  Every afternoon from May 5th-10th on our Facebook page be on the lookout for your chance to win COMC Credit!
Twitter:  Every day at Noon from May 5th-12th on Twitter we’re giving our followers a chance to win one of eight incredible cards including an high-end Mike Trout autograph!
Instagram: Be sure to stay tuned to our instagram account for your chance to win three very hot cards of Giannnis Antetokounmpo, Baker Mayfield, and Juan Soto. Did someone say autograph? 

COMC Members Do and Save More!

Longtime COMC members agree that there is no better way to use COMC than with a COMC account. We offer a unique online inventory system that you won’t find anywhere else! Just take a look at a few of the things you can do by just signing up for a FREE account:

COMC Members Advantages:

  • Always save 10% to 15% more than COMC guests.
  • Make offers to sellers on cards for sale on the COMC Marketplace.
  • Keep Items in your online inventory until you’re ready to ship them home.
  • Choose additional shipping services that are exclusive to COMC members.
  • Sell Cards by sending in your own cards for consignment.
  • Flip cards sent in by other sellers by instantly relisting at a higher price.

Get Ready, COMC Sellers! 

Free Sales Promotion for all Sellers throughout Spring Cleaning!

Back by popular demand we’re waiving our promotion setup fee for all COMC sellers throughout the course of our Spring Cleaning Sale.Head on over to the Promotions Page and set up your FREE Sales Promotion now! But don’t forget – thousands of other sellers will be running sales also – so make sure to give buyers a deal too good to resist!

If you’re not already a COMC member, register for your free account today! We look forward to you joining us for our first big sale of 2019!

Sale Promotions and Port Sale Update

We hope that your Holiday Bonus Sale is off to a good start! As we talked about last month in our major announcement, we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you more in detail about the changes coming to Sale Promotions and Port Sales starting on January 1st, 2019.

Sale Promotions

On December 31st, we’ll be retiring the current Sale Promotions structure of $3 per day with a 3% transaction fee based on the sale price of an item at the time of sale.

On January 1st, COMC Sellers will be able to set up their sales under our new Sale Promotions structure, which has a $1 per 10,000 items insertion fee and a Promotional Transaction Fee of 1% of your original Asking Price, assessed at the time of sale. You can run a Sale Promotion for 1-11 days and pay only one insertion fee.

When you set up your sale, you can choose not only your Base Sale Discount (not editable once the sale is live), but also set custom percentage off rules for individual items in your inventory as well.

Sale Promotions are a great way to have your item stand out from others on the COMC Marketplace. Items on sale are seen by prospective buyers in green text with a sales tag icon. In addition, your sale is featured on the On Sale page and on the main COMC homepage.

Port Sales

Starting on January 1st, we’ll be reducing the cost of Port Sales from $10 to $5 per week, or until the port is sold. Port sales are a great way to sell a lot of inventory at once to one potential buyer.

Thank you for your consideration, and as always, if you have any questions, our Customer Service Team is here to help! Simply send an email to staff@comc.com and our team will get back with you shortly! Happy New Year!