Jay-Z Gets a Rookie Card

Jay-Z rookie card? Yup. Topps signed the rap music superstar and entrepreneur to be a focal point of their 2005-06 basketball products.

The deal gave Topps exclusive rights for all trading cards including inserts, autographs, memorabilia cards. Jay-Z's image also appeared on packaging and advertising.

Jay-Z, multi-platinum selling artist, founder of Roc-A-Fella Records and then part-owner of the New Jersey Nets, made his trading card debut in 2005-06 Topps Basketball where he has a rookie card, relic and an autograph card. Jay-Z also appeared on the box alongside Allen Iverson.

Jay-Z headlined a list of celebrities, including Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth and Christine Brinkley, who have cards in 2005-06 Topps Basketball.

That was far from the end, though. He appeared throughout the season in plenty of other Topps products. Here's a checklist of Jay-Z's cards.

2005-06 Topps Chrome Performers Jay-Z Worn Jeans 116/400 PSA 9 Rap Music Beyoncé
2005-06 Topps Chrome Performers Jay-Z Worn Jeans 116/400 PSA 9 Rap Music Beyoncé
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2005 Tops Pristine Jay Z Jeans/Auto 40/50
2005 Tops Pristine Jay Z Jeans/Auto 40/50
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2005-06 Topps Basketball Factory Sealed Unopened Wax Box 22 Packs AUTO Jay Z
2005-06 Topps Basketball Factory Sealed Unopened Wax Box 22 Packs AUTO Jay Z
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2005-06 Topps 1952 52 Style Complete 165 Card Set 1-165 Chris Paul RC Jay Z
2005-06 Topps 1952 52 Style Complete 165 Card Set 1-165 Chris Paul RC Jay Z
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JAY-Z 2005-06 Topps Bazooka Rookie #216 BGS GEM MINT 9.5 RC
JAY-Z 2005-06 Topps Bazooka Rookie #216 BGS GEM MINT 9.5 RC
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JAY-Z IVERSON WADE CARMELO JERSEY PATCH /25 2005-06 TOPPS LUXURY BOX COURTSIDE
JAY-Z IVERSON WADE CARMELO JERSEY PATCH /25 2005-06 TOPPS LUXURY BOX COURTSIDE
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2005/06 Topps Chrome Jay-Z Chosen One Refractor #/99 Worn Jeans BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
2005/06 Topps Chrome Jay-Z Chosen One Refractor #/99 Worn Jeans BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
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JAY-Z 2005-06 TOPPS BIG GAME #145 064/529
JAY-Z 2005-06 TOPPS BIG GAME #145 064/529
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Jay Z Topps  Pristine #130  Rc  Uncirculated Gem Mint Card In Case #256 / 325
Jay Z Topps Pristine #130 Rc Uncirculated Gem Mint Card In Case #256 / 325
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2005 Topps Jay-Z Rookie RC Auto BGS 9 /10 RCR
2005 Topps Jay-Z Rookie RC Auto BGS 9 /10 RCR
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2006 Topps Basketball---All-Star Jam Session---Lot Of 2---JS5 Wade/JS15 Jay-Z
2006 Topps Basketball---All-Star Jam Session---Lot Of 2---JS5 Wade/JS15 Jay-Z
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Jay-Z Topps  2005-06 Luxury Box Basketball Relic Worn Jeans Swatch 075/225 Rare
Jay-Z Topps 2005-06 Luxury Box Basketball Relic Worn Jeans Swatch 075/225 Rare
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