Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (01/07/97) has a number of popular rookie cards on the market.
He soon replaced Joe Flacco as their starting QB due to injury, going on to record 695 rushing yards, which is the most by all NFL quarterbacks in 2018.
We’ve listed three of his best rookie cards, along with an investment outlook for the near future.
2018 Donruss Optic Lamar Jackson Autograph Rated Rookie Gold Auto
The first card on our list is a popular collectible with an autograph that helps to raise the overall value. The Gold Donruss optic version is highly desirable, and it’s also available in red and purple along with other variations. You’ll be able to tell the difference straight away if you look at the color of the borders surrounding the card.
You should be able to grab a mint condition Gold version for roughly $500, while the purple version goes for under $200.
2018 Panini Contenders Optic LAMAR JACKSON Rookie Ticket RPS Auto
The Contenders Optic card is an affordable option, and it’ll catch the eye of most collectors. The card features the player on the left and a rookie ticket on the right, with a signature at the bottom.
You should be able to pick up the base for between $100-$200 depending on factors like the condition, and it’ll likely shoot up in value if the Ravens make the playoffs again.
2018 National Treasures Lamar Jackson Rookie Patch Auto RPA Ravens RC /99
Jackson’s autographed rookie patch is worth big bucks, with a limited print run and lots of bids at auction. The patch itself is located on the left-hand side, with an image of Jackson primed to throw a football on the right.
The signature takes pride of place in the middle, while the reverse has information about his overlooked passing game. It’s a rare edition that could go on to double in price if he reaches his potential.
Investment Outlook on All Lamar Jackson Rookie Cards
Jackson was a late pick in the 2018 draft, but coming in as the 32nd choice worked to increase the overall value of his rookie cards.
Investors have woken up to the idea that he’s going to be the Ravens’ starting QB for the foreseeable future, even if he doesn’t always have the most accurate throwing arm.
His record-breaking rookie year helped the team to their first playoff appearance in three years, and another solid season will likely lead to another bump for his rookie cards.