Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (01/18/99) is another contender in a strong 2020 rookie class, and he’s been putting up amazing numbers since his debut.
Many eyes have been focused on Joe Burrow, but Higgins is on pace to become the first Bengals rookie with 70 catches. He’s one to watch.
Here’s a list containing three top Tee Higgins rookie card options, with descriptions, parallels, and investment advice for the next few seasons.
Higgins is featured heavily in 2020 releases, including hundreds of parallels, patches, and inserts. We’ve narrowed it down to three of the best options, beginning with a strong RC from Panini.
2020 Tee Higgins Panini Prizm RC #308 (Buy on eBay)
Here is the top-rated Tee Higgins RC for the everyday buyer. Numbered #308 the card shows Higgins running at top speed while sporting that classic black and orange Bengal uniform.
And if your not an everyday card buyer check out the Tee Higgins Prizm Parrellels below.
2020 Tee Higgins Prizm Parrlellels: Prizm | Disco | Lazer | Black & White Checker | Blue | Green | Light Blue | Neon Green Pulsar | Orange Ice | Pink | Purple Pulsar | Red, Red Ice, Red/White/Blue | Snakeskin | White Sparkle | Orange /249 | Blue Wave /199 | Hyper /175, Red Wave /149 | Purple /125 | Blue Ice /99 | Green Scope /75 | Purple Power /49 | Red & Yellow /49 | Red Shimmer FOTL /35 | Blue Shimmer FOTL /25 | Camo /25 | Gold /10, Red & Yellow /8, Gold Vinyl | Green Shimmer FOTL /5 | Black Finite 1/1
2020 Tee Higgins Panini Mosaic RC #213 (Buy on eBay)
Higgins’ Panini Mosaic is the first card to feature on the list. It features a lined shot of the player with a football clasped in one hand, in his Bengals jersey. As well as NFL branding, there’s a small RC logo found in the top right corner.[irp posts=”16660″ name=”2020 Bowman’s Best Hobby Box: Review, Checklist, and Information”]
Despite the lack of a signature, there’s an extensive list of parallels, including rare one-of-one options. There’s something to suit almost every budget, making it a viable investment piece.
- Parallels: Mosaic, Silver, White Sparkle, Gold Wave (/17)
- Hobby Mosaic Parallels: Red, Blue (/99), Purple (/49), White (/25), Gold (/10), Black (1/1)
- Choice Mosaic Parallels:: Peacock, Red & Green, Fusion Red (/80), Black Gold (/8), Nebula (1/1)
- Retail Mosaic Parallels: Camo Pink, Genesis, Green, Reactive Blue, Reactive Green, Reactive Gold, Reactive Orange, Orange Fluorescent (/20), Gold Fluorescent (/20), Blue Fluorescent (/15), Pink Fluorescent (/10)
- No Huddle Parallels: Silver, Blue (/75), Purple (/50), Pink (/20), Gold (/10), Black (1/1)
2020 Joe Burrow/Tee Higgins Panini Origins RC #DPS-CB (Buy on eBay)
The 2020 Rookie Stars Dual Patch Signatures Booklet features 12 cards, with a base version that is limited to just 25 copies. Higgins is joined by Joe Burrow for a combination of autos that is going to be of interest to any Bengals fan, but there’s also great potential for future investment.
Burrow and Higgins are two of the standout stars of 2020, and the booklet utilizes the space to provide a generous patch, as well as an on-card auto.
“It’s our personal pick of the three to make the list, thanks to a low print run and a great selection of two important rookies.”
Parallels: Gold (/10), Green (/5), Purple (/2), Black (1/1)
- 2020 Joe Burrow Tee Higgins 2020 Spectra RC Dual Patch Auto Prizm SP /25
- 2020 Panini Prizm Tee Higgins RC #308
- 2020 National Treasures RPA /99 Tee Higgins RC #113
- 2020 Panini Mosaic Tee Higgins RC #213
- 2020 Donruss Rated Tee Higgins RC
- 2020 Panini Select Chronicles Gold Vinyl Tee Higgins RC
- 2020 Donruss Elite Pen Pals Joe Burrow Tee Higgins RC
- 2020 Panini Gold Standard Joe Burrow & Tee Higgins NFL SHIELD Bengals 1/1 SSP
- 2020 Panini Mosaic Gold Fluorescent Prizm Tee Higgins RC
- 2020 Panini Phoenix Tee Higgins RC Rising Rookie Gold Vinyl Prizm GU #d
- 2020 Panini Black Tee Higgins Rookie Laundry Tag Auto Green #/5
Tee Higgins Rookie Card Value
The most expensive Tee Higgins rookie card is the 2020 Origins Joe Burrow & Tee Higgins Dual RC Patch Autograph card. If these two blow up to be a Jerry Rice/Steve Young or Troy Aikman/Michael Irvin type dual this card will be worth a ton of cash.
Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Wait and see (2.8 out of 5)
Ownership Disclosure: None
Best Tee Higgins Rookie Card: 2020 Panini Mosaic RC #213 (Buy on eBay)
After 12 games, Higgins has 53 receptions for 729 yards with five touchdowns in his rookie season. It’s a tally that is only bettered by Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson, while he’s also gunning for a number of franchise records.
Justin Burrow’s recent injury has caused Higgins’ recent numbers to taper off ever so slightly, but he’s still coming up with the goods, and it’s worth keeping tabs on his rookie card prices over the next few months.
Higgins has several interesting RC options that have already started to pick up in value. They also receive a lot of attention at auction, so securing one of the rarer parallels could be difficult without a fight. That isn’t to say that it wouldn’t be worth it, especially if prices keep rising at current rates.
The best time to buy would have been at the start of the season, but that ship is gone and now we are recommending a wait-and-see approach.
We want to see how Burrow looks once he returns and if Higgins suffers from the sophomore slump before putting a buy rating on him.