Stephen Curry Rookie Card

Who is Stephen Curry?

Stephen Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry. His Brother Seth Curry is also an NBA player.

Stephen Curry was born in Akron, Ohio in 1988. He only lived here for a short time as he grew up in North Carolina. As a kid, Curry learned the game of basketball from his father.

Steph Curry was not recruited much coming out of high school. He attended Davidson University. Curry gained popularity when he dropped  32 points against the University of Michigan. During his junior year, Curry dropped 28.6 points per game. He then entered the NBA draft and joined the Golden State Warriors  as the 7th pick.

Many did not think Steph Curry would be a star player, but he proved them wrong. In 2010, Steph Curry averaged 22 points a game and finished as the runner up for the rookie of the year award. 

In 2015, Curry led the Golden State Warriors to their first championship. He defeated Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavillers

In 2016, Curry tried to lead his team to another championship, but fell short to the Cavs in a Game 7 series

In 2015 and 2016,

In the next year, Curry lead his team to the NBA finals yet again and got assisted by his new Teammate Kevin Durant

Why are his cards so expensive?

Stephen Curry is an amazing shooter. He has the record for most 3 pointers in a single season. Some argue that he revolutionized basketball. He  shot more 3s than anyone else and made them.

After the Warriors started winning, other teams took notice. The mid range game has declined since Curry entered the league. This is because teams would rather shoot a three for one extra point than a mid-range shot and only earn two points

His rookie cards are worth a good amount because many people thought he would be an average player. He is a fan favorite and is an amazing player despite his smaller stature

Most Expensive cards:

Paper cards:

2009-10 Upper Deck Stephen Curry RC #234 SP

This card was in one of Upper Decks last sets

Curry got depicted in his Davidson Jersey

There is also a first edition version of this card with a different card number

2009-10 SP Game Used Stephen Curry RC #133 #/399

This card is interesting because it is not chrome yet in very short print

It also shows Curry in his high school uniform

This is a unique card and is worth getting at the right price.

2009-10 Topps Stephen Curry RC #321

This is one of Curry’s most sought after rookie cards that is not an auto/jersey card

The design of this card is a little strange because Curry is in his warm ups

As a rule of thumb, cards without the player’s jersey aren’t worth much, but this is an exception

Chrome cards:

2009-10 Topps Chrome Stephen Curry RC #101 #/999

This card has the same illustration as a normal Topps rookie

Despite this, it has a different number.

There are only 999 Topps Chrome rookies

This is interesting because most base Topps Chrome cards are not numbered

There is also a refractor version of this card numbered to 500

This card can go for a high premium even if it is only graded at a 9

An awesome card for your personal collection

Autograph cards:

2009-10 Panini Absolute Stephen Curry RC Autographed Jersey-Ball #/499

This is a Panini signature card with a unique set up

There is leather of an NBA ball used along with Curry’s jersey

His signature is on the bottom and he is in his Golden State Warriors uniform

2009-10 Playoff Contenders Stephen Curry RC #106 Autograph SP

There is a limited number of print for this card

It has a ticket design and these cards are well respected by the football community

This card has a horizontal design which allows the signature to be bigger

2009-10 Exquisite Collection Stephen Curry RC #64 Aand #72

Curry has two rookie autos in this set

Both got numbered to 225

The #64 looks nicer because it has some color, but both cards are still amazing

2009-10 Playoff National Treasures Stephen Curry RC #206 Autographed Patch #/9

This brand was new at the time, but it grew to become Panini’s premium brand

The patch has colors and this card looks pleasing

This might be the most valuable Curry rookie card

Long-Term potential:

Stephen Curry is back in 2021 after his injury last season

He scored an astonishing 62 point career high in the beginning of the season

It is safe to say that he is a star player and his fans want to see what he can do in the future

Steph Curry is also on track for most 3 pointers in an NBA career


Steph Curry is a guard who can shoot the ball from deep

People would have to guard Steph Curry at  half court because if he got left open, he would make the shot

This player changed the style of NBA play

He won a unanimous MVP award standing at only 6 foot 3 inches tall

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