Grading The Stars: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat – There’s just something about the stars. They’re mesmerizing. Whether it’s the stars in sports, entertainment or in the sky, they captivate us with their dazzling ways and continue to shine ever so brightly for all of us to see.
In the Grading The Stars series, we’ll feature the stars of the past, present and future and grade them based on their prestige, performance and promise. Plus, we’ll highlight three cool cards of a star to collect under a certain dollar figure.
There are five grading levels of the stars: 10 = Icon (Blue Diamond), 9.5 = Legend (Platinum), 9 = Superstar (Gold), 8.5 = Star (Silver) and 8 = Rising Star (Bronze).
The Butler Did It: Drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the last pick (30th overall) in the 1st round of the 2011 NBA Draft, Jimmy Butler demonstrated his work ethic with the Bulls early on and went from being the NBA’s Most Improved Player to a perennial All-Star.
Jumpin’ Jimmy: From Chicago to Minnesota to Philly and now with Miami, Butler’s competitive nature and toughness have often been misunderstood. But, since he arrived in South Beach, he’s proven to be a winner and one of the NBA’s most complete players.
Future Outlook: There’s a lot to like about the 33-year-old Butler. He plays the game with great confidence and passion making it hard not to like him. He’s the kind of player many fans would want on their team, which makes his cards very collectible.
Grade: 8.5 = Star (Silver)
Grading The Stars: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat – 3 Cool Cards To Collect
2021-22 Panini Immaculate Remarkable Jerseys #RJ-JB /10 – A raw version of this card currently sells in the $75 – $100 range on eBay.
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