Justin Herbert (03/10/98) is a talented young QB who joined the LA Chargers as the sixth overall pick in the 2020 Draft. The MVP of the 2020 Rose Bowl, he was also the recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy in 2019.
The 6x Rookie of the Week and midseason Rookie of the Year quarterback has been incredible since taking over the starting role in week two of the 2020 season, carrying the team despite their poor form.
Given his exploits so far, it’s no surprise to find that his rookie cards are some of the most popular options on the market right now. The same is true for signed options, which we’ll be looking at in more detail below.
Best Justin Herbert Autograph Football Cards
As a first-round pick and a star rookie QB, Herbert has a number of signed cards in almost every relevant pack from 2020.
They’re all RCs, and there are a number of solid options to choose from.
We’ve come up with a list containing three of the best Justin Herbert autograph football cards, starting with a popular premium release.
2020 Justin Herbert Immaculate Auto RC #104 (buy on eBay)
The first card on our list benefits from a variety of rare parallels, as well as significant brand recognition.
The 2020 Immaculate set offers much of the same if you know what to expect, with a strong image of Herbert flanked by a premium player patch on the right-hand side.
The on-card auto is found at the base, on a generous section which also contains his name, college team, and the serial number.
Many of the Logo parallels are one-of-ones, adding further value.
It’s hard to find better if you’re on the lookout for premium signed Herbert cards.
Parallels: Silver (/49), Gold (/25), Emerald FOTL (/10), Platinum (1/1)
Logo Parallels: 150th (/5), Bowl (1-3) (/5), Championship (/5), Laundry Tag Brand (/5), Laundry Tag Team (/5), Team Slogan (1/1), Brand (1/1), Conference (1/1), Team Shield (1/1)
2020 Justin Herbert Panini Mosaic Auto RC #RA4 (buy on eBay)
Next is Herbert’s card from the 2020 Panini Mosaic set. His Rookie Autograph only has a few parallels and a couple of rare Choice versions.
There’s a small RC logo in the top left corner, while it notes that it’s an ‘Autograph’ card on the opposite side.
“The 2020 Panini Mosaic Fusion Red edition pops and looks to be a great investment option of all the Herbert Autos”
There’s a great image of Herbert in the middle, clutching a football in both hands.
The auto is off the stickered variety and is found at the base of the card on a separate white section.
Parallels: Gold (/10), Black (1/1)
Choice Parallels: Fusion Red, Black Gold (1/1)
2020 Justin Herbert Panini XR Auto RC #RSA-JH (buy on eBay)
The final card hails from the Rookie Swatch Autographs subset found in the 2020 Panini XR release.
It has a busy design, with colored lines and chrome sections spattered throughout while fitting in space for a shot of Herbert, a small player swatch, and an RC logo at the bottom.
You’ll also find a stickered auto at the base, set against a cream background.
There’s a heap of one-of-one Prime parallels that have already started to attract interest at auction, although they currently sell for four-figure fees.
Parallels: Red (/75), Blue (/49), Orange (/25), White (/15), Gold (/5), Green (/5), Printing Plates (1/1)
Prime Parallels: Glove (1/1), Hat (1/1), Hat Brand Logo (1/1), Jacket (1/1), Laundry Tag NFL Shield (1/1), Laundry Tag NFLPA (1/1), Laundry Tag Nike Swoosh (1/1), NFL Shield FB (1/1), NFL Shield Helmet (1/1), Football (1/1), Shoe (1/1), Sock (1/1), Team Logo (1/1)