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Los Angeles Lakers rookie cards that are worth collecting

Kobe Bryant rookie card (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

These Los Angeles Lakers rookie cards are worth collecting

Life can be hard out there for Los Angeles Lakers fans trying to be basketball card collectors. The world of basketball cards was never exactly booming right when the Lakers were, and as such many of the Lakers greats and their rookie cards are either unsalvageable due to old age or completely devalued due to the era in which their rookie seasons took place.

A good chunk of the 1980s was pretty rough for basketball cards.