In this week’s episode of the Loupe Market Report powered by SlabStox, we’re showing some love for Panini Noir. This product is underrated, especially when compared to Panini flagships like Prizm. Noir features some of the best photography, coolest inserts, and sharpest all-around aesthetic among basketball cards.
From an investment perspective, a low-numbered LaMelo isn’t that much more expensive than his Prizm rookie with a PSA 10. Noir can be tough to grade, but getting a 10 would ensure that you have a scarce gem on your hands. From a personal collection perspective, the cards just look great. Consider swooping on some Noir if you want some cards that are flying under the radar.
(Editor’s note: Noir has treated us well on Loupe lately. Some highlights include: Anthony Edwards Vintage Art /11, an RJ Barrett Sneaker Spotlight auto /99, and a Trae Young Spotlight Signatures /40.)
With the Milwaukee Bucks on the verge of an NBA title (and they might’ve won it by the time this video goes live), Khris Middleton’s Prizm rookie PSA 10 is up up up over the course of the playoffs. The biggest bumps are directly correlated with huge single-game performances. In baseball, Juan Soto hasn’t lived up to his reputation in the first half of the 2021 season. His prices have tumbled until an impressive performance in the Home Run Derby led to a quick resurgence. Soto’s values have started recovering, but there’s a long way to go.
Aaron Rodgers is the subject of our football talk, as he’s been the subject of most NFL talk over the past several months. With no one sure what Rodgers’ plans are for the upcoming NFL season, his prices are in flux. Additionally, Jordan Love’s cards stand to either spike or drop depending on Rodgers’ decision. It’s tough to predict what’s going to happen with either of those guys. In soccer, Lionel Messi’s 2019 Topps Chrome Sapphire yellow out of 99 is way up over the last few months. You can’t go wrong with an all-time legend.
Thanks for watching another episode of the Loupe Market Report powered by SlabStox. We’ll be live on Loupe on Thursday to answer your questions about the hobby. And, if you’re going to The National next week, we hope that we see you there!