The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Joe Mixon (7/24/96) with the 48th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Mixon would have gone much higher if not for off-field issues that got him into a boatload of trouble while playing college football for the University of Oklahoma.
Everyone deserves a second chance, and he has seemingly gotten his act together and is doing well BOTH on and off the field in the NFL. In 2019 he rushed for 1137 yards to go along with 287 receiving yards behind one of the worse offensive lines in the league.
If the Bengals can help him out upfront, he should have a HUGE next few years, as this kid is one of the most overlooked beasts in the NFL. Shall we take a look at the best 3 Joe Mixon RCs from an investment viewpoint… yes we shall.
2017 Joe Mixon National Treasures RPA RC #194
This is the card you want if you believe Mixon is going to have a breakout season in 2020… and the good news is it’s still very affordable… last we saw, a BGS 9 was going for less than $100.
The card shows Mixon carrying the pigskin in his right hand in the posh Cincinnati Black Jersey (the Bengals, for all their flaws, always had one of the best jerseys in the league).
An excellent card for those betting big on Mixon in 2020.
2017 Joe Mixon Donruss Optic Rated Rookie RC #185
An excellent option for collectors not wanting to spend a ton of cash on a Mixon rookie card as these can come pretty cheap even at high grades (i.e., BGS 9.5).
Numbered #185, the card shows Mixon posing for the camera with the football in his right hand without a helmet on… we have always been big fans of football cards of players not sporting a helmet.
2017 Joe Mixon Panini Prizm RC #261
The 2017 Panini Prizm Joe Mixon rookie card is another super affordable option. Numbered #261, the card shows Mixon stutter-stepping his way downfield, deciding which way to make his cut… a great action photo of Mixon in his Bengals black.
Joe Mixon Rookie Card Value
The most valuable Joe Mixon rookie card is the 2017 National Treasures RPA /99 Joe Mixon rookie card. Email email@example.com if you want an estimated value of your Joe Mixon football card.
- 2017 Panini Silver Prizm Joe Mixon RC #261
- 2017 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Joe Mixon RC #185
- 2017 National Treasures Auto Patch Joe Mixon RC #194
- 2017 Panini Origins Jumbo Patch Joe Mixon RC #119
- 2017 Leaf Joe Mixon RC#38
- 2017 Panini Day Rookie Materials Joe Mixon RC #12
- 2017 Panini Unparalleled Rookie Stitches Teal Patch/25 Joe Mixon RC #RS-JM
- 2017 Score Joe Mixon RC #374
- 2017 Score Red Zone/20 Joe Mixon RC #374
- 2017 Panini Absolute Auto Joe Mixon RC
- 2017 Panini Certified Autograph PATCH Joe Mixon RC
- 2017 Elite Draft Picks Joe Mixon RC #161
- 2017 Panini Black Friday Joe Mixon RC#62
- 2017 Prizm Select Joe Mixon RC #228
- 2017 Panini Encased Endorsements Joe Mixon RC #D
As we mentioned, Mixon is one of the most overlooked running backs in the NFL and is just starting to get some props. Mixon has suffered behind one of the worst offensive lines in football for three years and still has excellent numbers (although lacking touchdowns).
We feel 2020 should be a BIG season for Mixon as the Bengals have improved their O-Line somewhat, and he is entering his prime years as a running back.
We wouldn’t go hog wild loading up on Joe Mixon rookie cards but adding a few of his cheaper cards (i.e., Optic, Prizm) might be a good flip opportunity if he starts the season red hot.