Brett Favre (10/10/1969) is a retired quarterback, best known for spending the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers.
Favre began his rookie career at the Atlanta Falcons in 1991 and moved to the Packers a year later. After fifteen seasons he went to the New York Jets and ended his career after two years with the Minnesota Vikings.
He broke numerous records during his playing career and was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, completed 6,000 passes, and attempt 10,000 passes.
Here’s a rundown of five of his best rookie cards for investment purposes.
1991 Star Pics #65 Brett Favre Autograph RC
You can tell this card came out in the ‘90s. There’s a border filled with footballs, and Favre is located directly in the middle.
The autograph is sometimes located on the back of the card, and it’s reasonably rare due to the distribution method.
At upwards of $400 for a mint version, it’s always worth looking out for at auction.
1991 Wild Card #119 20 Stripe Brett Favre Packers RC
With an estimate of $70-$90, the 1991 Wild Card is great to pick up if you spot one going for a reasonable price.
The card has a black border and an image of Favre on the front, with a close-up picture and rookie stats located on the back.
1991 Topps Stadium Club #94 Brett Favre Atlanta Falcons RC
A great option if you can pick it up for less than $40, this card is widely available in mint condition.
It’s not rare by any means, but that does make it easier to find in premium condition.
The card shows Favre in his college uniform, with a misspelling of his name on the front (Farve).
1991 Upper Deck #13 Brett Favre RC Rookie AUTO
Not to be confused with the normal variant, the autographed version recently went for over $80.
The unsigned card generally goes for anywhere from $5-$20, so the name makes a massive difference.
It shows Favre seated midgame.
1991 Score Brett Favre Rookie RC Auto
The unsigned version is a sub $20 card, but an autograph will increase the price markedly.
It has a purple and white border, with Favre throwing a football in the image.
The football actually comes out of the border, which is a nice touch.
1991 Brett Favre Wild Card 1000 Stripe Rookie
The rarest of the lot, this card will cost upwards of $1000 at auction.
There’s no real way of telling how many were released, and it’s hard to find a mint condition due to the black borders which scuff easily.
The 1000 version is the one to look out for, with 10, 20 and 100 variations.
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Investment Outlook on all Brett Favre Rookie Cards
Favre played in an era where rookie cards were generally mass-produced, and there’s a heap on the market for next to nothing.
From an investment perspective, it’s hard to tell whether his cards are worth taking a punt on, especially considering the high volume of the majority on the market.
If you manage to snag one for a decent price it’s a no-brainer, but you could probably do better looking elsewhere.