Yao Ming was a regular All-Star and an ambassador of the NBA to China - his cards are still in high demand so let's take a look at some of his best offerings out there!

He was often injured but when healthy, Ming was a strong performer for Rockets and averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds per game over his career.

5. 2002-03 Finest Yao Ming RC #169 Autograph #/999

2002-03 Finest Yao Ming RC #169 Autograph #/999

Ming played for the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and was selected first overall in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. This hand signed auto is a great start to your collection of Ming Dynasty cards.

4. 2006-07 Exquisite Kareem, Olajuwon & Yao Ming 

2006-07 Exquisite KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR HAKEEM OLAJUWON YAO MING

With 2 Rockets legends on there, it's a shame they didn't get another one on this card to make it an all Houston affair! But, the theme of great patches from legendary centers still works.

3. 2014-15 Immaculate Collection Sneak Peek YAO MING

2014-15 Immaculate Collection Sneak Peek YAO MING

The first Yao Ming card from the Immaculate set. How many pieces of shoe could you get from a Yao Ming sneaker? A small child could live in one.

2. 2002-03 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Yao Ming RC #79

2002-03 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Yao Ming RC #79

Maybe my fav Yao Ming RC - the photo is popping off the card and the auto is nicely done at the bottom. A great card.

1. 2014-15 Immaculate Collection Autograph Patch Yao Ming

2014-15 Immaculate Collection Autograph Patch Yao Ming

The second Immaculate card and my favourite Ming card. A nice patch, another great photo of Ming later in his career and a good use of the space at the bottom for the auto.

Remember we have blogged about the top 5 Jordan cards here and the top 5 Cristiano Ronaldo cards here - we do one of these every week!

See you next time.

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