The Miami Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa (3/2/1998) with the 5th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama.
He was the 2nd of four Quarterbacks taken in the first round, with the others being Joe Burrow (LSU), Justin Herbert (Oregon), and Jordan Love. Honestly, we don’t see much coming in the form of NFL greatness from Tua, but more on this later.
The Tua Tagovailoa rookie contract was a mind-blowing $30.3 million which was shockingly $5.8 million less than fellow rookie star and number one pick Joe Burrow.
There have been more and more Tua Tagovailoa rookie cards rolling out over the last few months and some of the best will come out in 2021 (i.e. National Treasures and Panini Contenders).
Best Rookie Cards
Here are the best Tua rookie cards to add to your investment portfolio to date…
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Panini Mosaic RC #203 (buy on eBay)
The 2020 Panini Mosaic rookie cards are a thing of beauty and the Tua Mosaic Gold in particular is one of the crown jewels of the set. The Miami Dolphins Nautical Aqua jersey color really pops against the gorgeous gold backdrop.
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Panini Mosaic Parallels: Mosaic Red, Mosaic Blue #/99, Mosaic Purple #/49, Mosaic White #/25, Mosaic Gold #/10, and Mosiac Black 1/1
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Absolute Kaboom RC #K-TT1 (buy on eBay)
The Tua Kaboom rookie card is part of the 2020 Panini Absolute Football Set and each case should contain at minimum one Kaboom insert.
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Kaboom Parallels: Gold #/10 and Green 1/1 parallels.
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Panini Donruss Optic Review #P302 (buy on eBay)
Optic football cards are some of the better-looking cards in the hobby and can be had fairly cheap (even at high-grades).
The card shows Tua rolling out to his left desperately looking to dump the rock of to the tight-end or wideout.
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Panini Prizm Draft Picks Rookie Card #101 (buy on eBay)
Panini has created “Prizm Draft Picks” in order to get a super early jump on releasing NFL rookie cards of popular players (i.e. Tua, Borrow, etc.).
Numbered #101 the card is available in an autograph and non-auto version. The autograph version shows Tua releasing the pigskin for what appears to be a 20-yard slant while the non-auto card shows Tua throwing the ball as well but what appears to be a short dump off to a running back.
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The 2020 Tua Tagovailoa Panini Prizm Draft Picks Autograph Rookie Card is the more popular/expensive of the two and is available in a variety of parallels.
2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Parallels: Green Prizms Purple and Green Prizms (/199 or less) – Neon Orange Prizms (/149 or less) – Red, White and Blue Prizms (/99 or less) – Hyper Prizms (/75 or less) – Mojo Prizms (/49 or less) – Carolina Blue Prizms (/30 or less) – Camo Prizms (/25 or less)
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Leaf Metal Draft Rookie Card #BA-TT1 (buy on eBay)
Leaf is making a somewhat desperate attempt to still stay relevant in the football card game by releasing super early rookie cards. These cards don’t draw much interest from us but they do seem to have a semi-cult following as we see them with multiple bids on eBay.
The 2020 Tua Leaf Metal Draft RC is numbered #BA-TT1 and shows Tua dropping back, scanning the field for a wideout or tight end.[irp posts=”4935″ name=”Brett Favre Rookie Card – Top 5 Cards, Checklist, and #1 Buyers Guide”]
2020 Leaf Metal Draft Parallels: Silver Wave – /50 Crystals Silver – /40 Blue – /35 Purple – /25 Blue Wave – /20 Pink – /20 Black – /15 Crystals Blue – /15 Purple Wave – /15 Crystals Purple – /10 Green – /10 Pink Wave – /10 Red, White and Blue – /10 Black Wave – /7 Crystals Pink – /7 Orange – /7 Crystals Black – /5 Green Wave – /5 Red – /5 Red, White and Blue Wave – /5 Crystals Green – /4 Crystals Red, White and Blue – /4 Orange Wave – /4 Crystals Orange – /3 Red Wave – /3 Crystals Red – /2 Crystals Gold – 1/1 Gold – 1/1 Gold Wave – 1/1 Printing Plates – 1/1
Tua Tagovailoa Rookie Card Value
One of the most expensive Tua rookie cards sold to date is the 2020 Joe Burrow Tua Tagovailoa Panini Spectra Dual Auto Shield 1/1 Gold Vinyl… this is one sick puppy of a football card and is DRIPPING with jealousy from anyone who doesn’t own it… the card sold for $7k back on 10/25/2020 via eBay.
“The 2020 Burrow Tagovailoa Panini Spectra Gold Vinyl Dual Autograph Sheild 1/1 is one sick puppy of a football card and is DRIPPING with jealousy from anyone who doesn’t own it”
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Tua Tagovailoa Rookie Card Checklist
- 2019 Select Silver Prizm XRC #324
- 2020 Panini Absolute Kaboom RC #K-TT1
- 2020 Panini Mosaic RC #203
- 2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Rookie Card #101
- 2020 Leaf Metal Draft Rookie Card #BA-TT1
- 2020 Panini Prizm Draft Tua Tagovailoa/Jerry Jeudy Gold Dual Auto
- 2020 Panini Origins RC #RATT
- 2020 Donruss Optic Gold Prizm Preview RC #P302
- 2020 Panini Phoenix Silver Prizm RPA RC
- 2020 Spectra Radiant Rookie Patch Auto /5
- 2020 Panini Spectra Joe Burrow Tua Tagovailoa Dual Auto RC
- 2020 Origins Book Burrow Tua Herbert Lamb Juedy Ruggs Booklet Rookie Auto RC
Tua Tagovailoa Rookie Card: Buyers Guide & Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Pass (2.8 out of 5)
Best Tua Tagovailoa Rookie Card: 2020 Kaboom RC #K-TT1
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As we mentioned earlier we don’t feel Mr. Tagovailoa is going to be a star in the NFL as we are not impressed by his arm strength and feel he lacks the ability to see coverage rotations of NFL defenses and does not react in time (or calls the correct audibles to get out of a bad situation).
Again, we could be wrong and hope we are as he seems like a nice enough guy… but nice doesn’t increase the value of your investment portfolio 🙂
If we are wrong we will be the first to admit it and will update our stance… but until we are proven wrong we aren’t buying Tua.
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