Learn All About the Jerry West Rookie Card

By: Marty Beets

Jerry West is one of the greatest basketball players of all time. In addition to being a basketball star, he also had a legendary career as an NBA executive.

His rookie and early cards are very sought after and valuable. Let's take a look at some of these vintage Jerry West trading cards.

1961-62 FLEER

Card #43

This card is the most widely-recognized Jerry West rookie card. It is universally considered a Jerry West rookie.

The 1961-62 Fleer Basketball set is a classic - and this West rookie is one of the key cards in the set. It is very valuable in high-grade conditions.

1960-61 Kahn's

The 1960-61 Kahn's Jerry West was his first card.  It is considered an oddball rookie.

The 1960-61 Kahn's Jerry West was made and distributed during his rookie season.  They are rare and tough to find in good condition.

1961-62 Fleer  "In Action"

card #66

This is Jerry West's 2nd card from the 1961-62 Fleer set. It is considered a subset rookie.

The 1961-62 Fleer set contains 44 solo and 22 in-action cards.  Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, and Oscar Robertson each have two rookies in the set.

1961-62 Bell Brand Lakers All Star

cards #8

This is the rarest Jerry West rookie card.  It is considered an oddball rookie.

Bell Brand was a Southern California snack food company. This card is from a 10-card set of Lakers players. 1961-62 is the only year they made baskeball cards. It is very rare.

Jerry West rookie cards. 

1960-61 Kahns  Oddball Rookie

1961-62 Fleer Universally considered a rookie card

1961-62 Fleer "In Action" Subset Rookie

1961-62 Bell Brand Lakers Oddball Rookie