Aaron Donald Rookie Year Stats: 16 games | 9 sacks | 38 tackles | 13 QB hits
It was pretty obvious after Donald’s first season the Rams mailed their first-round draft pick in 2014 and he was going to be a good one.
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In his second season, he had 11 sacks and was named an NFL All-Pro… he also had 44 tackles. Then in 2018 he had a mind-blowing 20.5 sacks and has become the best defensive player in the league.
Best Aaron Donald Rookie Cards
Let’s take a look at the best Aaron Donald RCs for investment purposes.
2014 Aaron Donald Topps Chrome RC #175 (buy on eBay)
The Aaron Donald Topps Chrome rookie card is a great option for the everyday collector looking to profit from the best defensive player in the NFL in terms of ROI.
Numbered #175 the card shows Donald at the NFL combines destroying a drill in record time. His name is placed at the bottom center along with his position (DT). The Topps Chrome logo is slabbed in the top left-hand corner.
2014 Topps Chrome Parallels: Refractors /150, STS Camo /99, BCA Pink /75, Black /25, Pulsar /15, Gold /10, Red /5, and Superfractors 1/1
2014 Aaron Donald National Treasures Rookie Card #203 (buy on eBay)
The Aaron Donald National Treasures rookie card is best for collectors who have some major cash on hand.
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Numbered #203 the card shows Donald in the dark blue Rams jersey and will cost close to 1k.
His name is plastered in the middle of the card while the team name (St. Louis Rams) is centered towards the bottom. The National Treasures wording is centered at the top.
2014 Aaron Donald Bowman Sterling RC (buy on eBay)
The final Donald rookie card on our list is the 2014 Bowman Sterling. This card is ideal for new collectors who are looking to spend a minimum amount as this card should be very affordable even at high grades.
Numbered #16 the card shows Donald going through a light practice with the Rams logo in a stone backdrop.
Aaron Donald Rookie Card Checklist
- 2014 Panini National Treasures RC #203
- 2014 Bowman Sterling RC #16
- 2014 Bowman Chrome Bubbles Refractor RC #199
- 2014 Bowman Rookies RC #78
- 2014 Aaron Donald Contenders Championship RC #101
- 2014 Panini Contenders Autograph RC #101A
- 2014 Topps Chrome RC #175
- 2014 Panini Silver Prizm Auto RC #AR-AD
- 2014 Aaron Donald Panini Select Purple Mojo Prizm RC #106
- 2014 Topps Platinum Aaron Donald Rookie Card
- 2014 Leaf Valiant RC #BAAD1
- 2014 Leaf Draft Gold RC #A-AD1
- 2014 Topps Strata RC #190
- 2014 Panini Score RC #332
- 2014 Aaron Donald Defensive Rookie of the Year Card Topps RC #305
- 2014 Panini Certified RC #AD4
- 2014 Aaron Donald Topps Finest RC #134
Aaron Donald Rookie Card Value
The value of Aaron Donald rookie cards should stay fairly consistent over the next few years with the only major moves coming with serious injuries or league champions (or awards).
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Aaron Donald Football Card Buyers Advice & Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Buy (3.8 out of 5)
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Best Aaron Donald Rookie Card: 2014 Topps Chrome RC #175
Aaron Donald rookie cards should make for a decent investment over the next several years as he plays out his prime… if you already own a few hold on to them as we could easily see him winning a Superbowl before his career is over.