Not only is he one of the biggest and best names in modern tennis, but most would agree that Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players the sport has ever seen.
After his professional debut in 2003, it didn’t take too long for the success that we associate with him now, to start – His first ATP title came in 2006, with the first of many Grand Slam titles coming in the 2008 Australian Open.
The now all-time leading Grand Slam title winner has had at least two or more wins in all four of the Grand Slam competitions, which is more impressive when you consider that he’s shared an era with the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray.
Tennis card collectors do not have an abundance of choice when it comes to Djokovic’s cards, in fact, he doesn’t even have an official rookie card.
Most of the cards that have been released throughout his career have come from Ace Authentic, who were eventually acquired by Leaf.
Novak’s tennis cards are generally in low supply, and not easy to get hold of. The list below details his most valuable tennis cards of all-time.
What Are The Most Valuable Novak Djokovic Tennis Cards?
2006 Ace Authentic Grand Slam Center Court Stars Novak Djokovic #CC-2
2006 Ace Authentic Grand Slam Center Court Stars Novak Djokovic Auto #CC-2
This one features an almost identical design to the Grand Slam Center Court Stars insert card above, but with the added appeal of a foil sticker autograph.
It was also found in 2006 Ace Authentic, but as a redemption, and represents the first Novak Djokovic autograph card – The exact print run is unknown, but it’s one of Djokovic’s most valuable tennis cards of all-time, which sells for a lot more than the unsigned insert version.
2006 Ace Authentic Grand Slam Center Court Stars Novak Djokovic Patch #CC-2
Completing the trio of Djokovic cards from 2006 Ace Authentic, this Grand Slam Center Court Stars jersey card, which again features an almost identical design to the two above, but with the addition of a jersey patch piece.
The card had a print run of 256 copies, and while it’s worth a lot less than the autograph version, it has more value than the regular base insert card. It’s ideal for collectors who want something a bit more premium, but haven’t got the budget for the autograph card.
2007 Ace Authentic Straight Sets Novak Djokovic Patch #16
Djokovic has both a regular base card in 2007 Ace Authentic Straight Sets, and this almost identical patch version, which features a small material patch piece in the bottom left – Both are key early card options of his.
There isn’t much difference in value between the two cards, but the addition of the material patch, and limited print run, makes this one a slightly more appealing option.
2007 Ace Authentic Straight Sets Singles Novak Djokovic Auto #SI-16
This Singles insert autograph card is the most appealing and valuable Djokovic card from 2007 Ace Authentic Straight Sets.
It features the foil sticker autograph, and is one of the most valuable and sought-after Djokovic cards of all-time.
2008 Ace Authentic Grand Slam II Stars Novak Djokovic Auto #S3
Another valuable Novak Djokovic card comes from 2008 Ace Authentic, with this autographed Grand Slam II Stars card.
The foil sticker autograph is the big appeal, and collectors, who want a tougher chase, have the option of the Gold parallel and the Platinum (1/1) parallel.
2008 Ace Authentic Grand Slam II US Open Memories Novak Djokovic Auto Patch #17
Collectors’ first opportunity for a Novak Djokovic autograph patch card came in 2008 Ace Authentic Grand Slam II with this US Open Memories card, which features a foil sticker signature and small material patch piece.
The high-end and premium card has a landscape design, which also offers something different to his earlier autograph cards.
If you can find one of these, it’ll cost a lot to buy – Unsurprisingly, it’s another one of Novak Djokovic’s most expensive cards of all-time.
2010 Ace Authentic Aces Novak Djokovic Auto #9
Issued in 2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3 as a buyback, the 2010 Ace Authentic Aces Novak Djokovic card is one of the few hard-signed autograph cards of his.
The added appeal of the signature being on-card gives it added significance, and with a print run of just 85 copies, it’s one that holds good value.
2011 Ace Authentic Match Point 2 Novak Djokovic Auto #79
Another foil sticker autograph Novak Djokovic card option comes from 2011 Ace Authentic Match Point 2.
While it holds decent value, it’s a lot less than some of the earlier sticker autograph cards on this list, so it offers a good option for collectors with a smaller budget.
2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3 Dual Memorabilia Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Patch #DMS3
Two of tennis’ greatest ever players featured on the same card, with game-worn material patches for both, makes for a desirable card.
This Novak Djokovic insert card is one of multiple dual memorabilia cards with other stars of the sport, but this one, with Rafael Nadal, features one of the better designs, and is a nice premium option for collectors.
2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3 The Big Three Autographs Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer Auto
This beauty of a card, from 2012 Ace Authentic Grand Slam 3, features the three top players of their generation – All some of the sports’ best ever.
With sticker signatures for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer, it’s highly desirable, but not easy to come across.
2014 Leaf Q Memorabilia Silver Novak Djokovic Patch #M-ND1
Another high-end option is from 2014 Leaf Q with this Memorabilia Silver card, which features a much larger match-worn material patch than his earlier memorabilia cards.
The base card isn’t numbered, but there is a Gold parallel, which is limited and numbered to just 25 copies, as well as some 1/1 options.
What Is Novak Djokovic’s Rookie Card?
Novak Djokovic doesn’t have an official rookie card, by definition. However, his first cards came in 2006, from Ace Authentic, with the Center Court Stars insert (#CC-2). His first key traditional base card was the 2007 Ace Authentic Straight Sets (#16) card.