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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 Luxury Box Jay-Z, Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson GU *RARE 8/25
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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
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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
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2006 Topps Basketball---All-Star Jam Session---Lot Of 2---JS5 Wade/JS15 Jay-Z
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2005-06 Topps #255 Jay-Z RC!! Brooklyn Nets!!
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2005-06 TOPPS PRISTINE JAY-Z CELEBRITY WORN JEANS # 084/175
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2005-06 TOPPS PRISTINE JAY-Z CELEBRITY WORN JEANS # 085/350
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2005-06 Topps Style Chrome Refractors Jay-Z #d 285/299
$10.00
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JaY-Z Topps Luxury Box 05-06 150 233/999
$7.99
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2005-06 Topps First Row Black and White #146 Jay-Z Card /225
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