It was unfortunate for NBA fans that the #1 overall pick in the draft, Blake Griffin, got hurt early on in the pre-season and never saw any regular season action with the L.A. Clippers. Blake will look to heal up his injured knee and get back on the court next season. Despite the injury, collectors are still paying big bucks for Blake Griffin Panini Rookie Cards.
Sports Card Report recently found a 2009/10 Blake Griffin Panini Certified 1/1 Freshman Fabric Prime Parallel that sold on eBay for $660.00. Here is an excerpt from their write up on the card.
"The seller did an awful job at promoting this Panini Certified Blake Griffin 1/1 which might have hurt the final price. The title of the auction was "Blake Griffin Jersey Auto #1/1" not putting the words Panini, Certified, Rookie and/or RC, and 09/10 in his title could have cost him a few bucks. Despite the high price tag, this card was not one of the most watched Panini cards, and many people probably missed this one unless they were specifically searching for Blake Griffin."
Even with the seller not describing the card very well, $660.00 is a big price to pay for a player who has not played in the NBA as of yet. Griffin does have loads of talent, and we look forward to seeing how his career, and card prices progress over the next year.