Christian McCaffrey (06/07/96) is a running back who plays for the Carolina Panthers. He was the eighth pick in the 2017 NFL draft, and went on to have a hell of a second season as he broke a variety of attacking records with his struggling side in 2018. Here’s the lowdown if you’re looking to invest in one of his rookie cards.
2017 National Treasures #181 Christian McCaffrey Patch Auto RC /99
Patches are generally a good investment, and McCaffrey’s are no different. This landscape card has an image of the player located on the left-hand side, with his autograph underneath. The patch itself takes up the right of the card, which has a blue and white background. It’s a clean card, and the reverse has a short write-up discussing a few of his record-breaking achievements. A mint version will go for at least $200, and it’ll only go up in price if he continues to be successful.
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Christian McCaffrey RC #107 Auto
The 2017 Contenders card is another good pick, featuring an autograph and a number of different variations. This includes Cracked Ice, along with other popular editions. The base version of this card is reasonably affordable, with decent copies selling for roughly $30. It’s not bad for a signed Contenders edition, which are generally wanted by collectors.
2017 Immaculate Collection Collegiate Christian McCaffrey RC #118 Auto Patch /49
The Immaculate Collection edition is another card that you should be able to find fairly easily.
There’s a bunch of parallels which decreases the overall rarity, but that does make them easier to pick up for a good price.
The base card features both a signature and a patch, while the back has information about McCaffrey’s grandfather, who set a 1956 world record in the 100-meter dash.
2017 Panini Donruss Christian McCaffrey Rated Rookie
This is a solid card for investors looking to spend a smaller sum of cash btu still get access into the McCaffrey game.
These cards can cost well under $100 or well over $100 pending the version.
All Christian McCaffrey Rookie Cards McCaffrey was already touted as a future star when he was drafted as the 8th first-round pick in 2017.
He went on to have an incredible second season despite the Panthers’ poor form, becoming one of the best offensive players in the NFL.
He broke their record for yards from scrimmage in a single season and looks likely to have another good year in 2020.
From an investment perspective, it’s a tough one. McCaffrey is one of the best running backs in the NFL, but his team tends to lose more often than not.
It’s reflected in the pricing of his rookie cards, which haven’t exploded as of yet.