Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard was the talk of the NBA last season en route to winning 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year honors. But no matter how blazing-hot he was in collecting circles as a result, it’s safe to say that he’s even hotter this season — especially in the month of December. In leading the Blazers to 10 wins in their 12 December games so far, Lillard has averaged 23.8 points and 5.9 assists per game, highlighted by a 101-point outburst in his last three games.
The feeding frenzy for Lillard’s top cards that has followed on the secondary market has been every bit as phenomenal as Lillard’s performance on the court. In the weeks since the release of Panini America’s 2012-13 Flawless Basketball and 2012-13 Immaculate Basketball products, nine of Lillard’s Flawless cards have sold for more than $2,000; 22 of his Immaculate cards have brought more than $400 apiece. Makes you wonder what, say, the Lillard 2012-13 National Treasures Logoman will go for. We should find out soon enough.
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