While the Ja’Marr Chase rookie card market may not be getting the attention of someone like Justin Fields, we have a feeling it will be catching up by the end of the year. If your not a hardcore college football fan you may not recognize this name at first, but this speedy wideout made a huge impact on the football field in his only full season at LSU. That year he not only led the country in receiving yards and touchdowns but also earned the honors of being named the country’s best receiver and took home the Fred Biletnikoff Award. Of course, he had the help of Joe Burrow and that unstoppable LSU offense, but the 1,795 yards receiving and 20 touchdowns speak for themselves.
And now that Chase is taking his talents to the NFL, he’ll be teaming up with Joe Burrow once again. This time on the Cincinnati Bengals. As you could imagine, this has a lot of fans talking about the days of old and debating whether these two can have the same chemistry on the professional level. Whether they will or not is yet to be seen, but they’ve already started working out together so it appears they’re off to a great start! If you’re a Bengals fan you have to be thrilled by what these two are willing to do to give their team the best season possible. Now it is the Cincinnati Bengals that we are talking about here, so don’t get your hopes up too high just yet (sorry Bengals fans).
Call it wishful thinking, but we’re expecting the hopes of Bengals nation to be rewarded in the very near future. And once that offense get’s in rhythm, you’ll be glad you owned one of these Ja’Marr Chase rookie cards.
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2021 Pro Set (Check Price)
With this card we see Chase running into the end zone presumably for a touchdown. He is donning his number one jersey at LSU while also stiff-arming a defender into oblivion. The card art makes for a very cool and unique image which is sure to add to the popularity of his card. We like the autographed version shown above. While only 99 exist in the world, you can still grab one for right around $200 at the moment. If you see one floating around for that price don’t hesitate to buy it!
2021 Score (Check Price)
There are a few different image variations of this Ja’Marr Chase rookie card with the most common version shown above. Also, be on the lookout for an NFL draft version, and a Hot Rookies insert. In our opinion, the Hot Rookie insert definitely looks the coolest of the three options as it has the flames in the background (gotta love the dramatics). The NFL Draft card isn’t bad either as it commemorates the first-round pick with a draft logo on the left-hand side of Chase’s image. Of course, the standard version ain’t bad either if you’re a fan of the traditional. These are far more affordable than the Pro Set collection with many gems available in the $10-$50 range.
2021 Leaf Hype Note (Check Price)
For the final version, we have the Leaf Hype Note. There is a sweet fire-like background to the card with Chase in the forefront running downfield as he prepares to stiff-arm another defender into oblivion. While the defender has been cropped, we’d have to imagine they’re gonna have to journey into another dimension to find the poor guy after that one! Cost-wise this is a true bargain-basement play as even grade 10s like the one above are going for just $20 bucks. If you’re looking to spend more try going for a /5 or even the lone /1 as these will cost you over $50.
2021 Panini Contenders Draft (Check Price)
If you’re only going to buy one Ja’Marr Chase rookie card this year nobody would blame you for making it a Contenders Draft. We recommend the “Game Day Ticket” autographed card for between $150 and $300 depending on the parallel. However, if you’re into inserts you could do a lot worse than a Campus ID.
2021 Panini Prizm Draft (Check Price)
Last but not least we have the most robust collection of Ja’Marr Chase rookie card offerings we’ve seen so far. Year in and year out Panini Prizm brings the heat and 2021 is no different. The “Draft Picks” collection features all of the most exciting draft picks from the most recent draft and you can be your bottom dollar Ja’Marr Chase is one of them. There are many Chase rookie cards available but we love the “Crusade” insert shown above as a nice casual pick-up.
2021 Panini Gold Standard (Check Price)
Finally, a Ja’Marr Chase rookie card featuring the explosive young receiver in his new Bengals uniform. Gold Standard has been given its name for a reason as its sets the bar incredibly high. As you can see the recently released collection is fond of Gold when it comes to the style of its cards. The card above has a print run of 75 and makes for a nice casual investment for less than $50. However, if you’re looking to throw more into your investment there are plenty of great autographed options from this set that you could easily sink a few hundred into.
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2021 Panini Immaculate Collegiate (Check Price)
It’s hard to beat Panini Immaculate if you’re looking for a top-of-the-line football card. And how top-of-the-line can a card be if it doesn’t come with the player’s autograph? As you can see from /25 card shown here Immaculate has it covered. In addition to the card above, there are plenty of other auto options in this collection so if you’re looking to spend a little less or a little more you should be able to find one that fits.
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Ja’Marr Chase Rookie Card Investment Strategies
Short (1 year or less)
As we eluded to earlier, we love the idea of Chase and Burrow reunited for another onslaught of defensive backfields in 2021. Sure, we won’t see LSU numbers again but once they get on the same page expect Ja’Marr to emerge as THE rookie wide receiver of 2021. 9/10
Medium (1 to 3 years)
If you like where you’re at any point during the season don’t hesitate to take profits. This is a volatile league and we wouldn’t blame anyone for playing it safe. We also wouldn’t blame anyone for holding into their Ja’Marr Chase rookie cards in hopes of even bigger things to come in the next few seasons. 8/10
Long (3 years plus)