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So you’re trying to track down the most valuable Aaron Rodgers cards. With such an established player, such a task can be much harder than it seems. Some may even say daunting. The good news is, we’re going to do our best to help you out. Always looking out for ya! So before we begin our breakdown of the most valuable Aaron Rodgers cards (by rookie and non-rookie), let’s take a moment to appreciate one of the greats!
The Career That Has Made Aaron Rodgers Cards So Valuable
The Green Bay Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers in the first round of the 2005 draft as the 24th overall pick. After playing brilliantly at the University of California, Rodgers spent his first 3 seasons as a pro backing up Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
After a little bit of drama, Aaron Rodgers finally assumed the starting role in 2008 and the rest is history. Rodgers led the Packers to Super Bowl XLV with a 31-25 victory of the Pittsburgh Steelers, picking up the game’s MVP award in the process. The future Hall of Famer is also a 2-time NFL MVP having taken the honor in 2011 and 2014 as well as an 8-time Pro Bowler. Additionally, Rodgers holds the lowest career interception percentage of all time and the highest single-season passing rating ever of 122.5. For the cherry on top, Rodgers is one of only two QBs to maintain a regular-season passer rating of over 100.
The QB’s achievement list is virtually endless. For starters, Rodgers has over 38,000 passing yards and more than 370 passing touchdowns. Additionally, the man has rushed for over 3,000 rushing yards to go along with 28 rushing touchdowns so far. In addition to all of this, at the age of 36 Rodgers is still going strong and firmly remains one of the best QBs in the league. All of which bodes well for the value of his trading cards going forward!
Most Valuable Aaron Rodgers Cards: The Rookies
Rodgers rookie NFL season was in 2005 and, despite not starting a game that year, this will be the year his rookie trading cards are from. With over 40 different rookie cards, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which ones have genuine value. That’s where we come in! Below is an outline of some of the most valuable Aaron Rodgers rookie cards on the market.
2005 SP Authentic Autograph Jersey (Buy it on eBay!)
This is one of the most beautifully crafted cards you could ever hope to lay eyes on. It features Rodgers at the start of his throwing action on an elegantly minimalist background. The signature is on the card itself rather than a stick on and each card also features part of a game-worn jersey.
There were just 99 of these beauties produced and each one is marked with a serial number to reflect this. These cards have been known to sell in mint 10 condition at auction for over $8,000.
2005 Exquisite Collection Autograph Jersey (Buy on eBay)
This card features a crisp and somewhat unique layout. Rodgers is pictured at the top taking up just about a third of the card. There are then 2 pieces of the jersey from both the home and away uniforms. Which is rare and certainly helps this card stand out from the crowd. The autograph is neat and tidy and tucked away down at the bottom of the card.
There are 199 of these cards in circulation and they are all uniquely numbered. If you’re lucky it’s possible to nab an ungraded card for under $1000. However, a gem mint 10 is going to cost you at least $3000 and possibly even more.
2005 Playoff Contender Rookie Ticket Autograph (Find it on eBay)
This card is one of the few rookie cards to feature Rodgers wearing a white Jersey. The card features a stick on autograph and a Rodgers who is poised to let it rip.
With 530 of these made there are plenty out there for the taking. While they’re not numbered, that does not stop them from being slapped with a big price tag. Ungraded cards can go from anywhere between $1000 and $1500. Meanwhile, a perfect 10 can regularly fetch up to $3,000.
2005 Leaf Limited (Grab this card on eBay!)
This card features a very prominent full-body photograph of Rodgers in his white and yellow Packers uniform on a dark background. The contrast and simplicity make it a card that really stands out from the crowd.
Although it’s not autographed, there’s still some big value here as just 250 of them were produced. It is easily the most valuable Aaron Rodgers card not to feature his signature, with mint 10’s selling for up to $500. It may be possible to get yourself an ungraded version of this card on the cheap but that’s always a gamble with any card this old.
They also produced a very limited number of special issues of this card. Some of which are autographed and can generate some big-time cash flow.
2005 Topps Chrome Gold Xfractor (Buy on eBay)
Topps really pulled it out the bag with this card. It features Rodgers at the start of his throw printed on a refractor panel with a gold border. The card also contains a signature panel across the bottom. There were a comparatively high 399 copies made, which makes it shock that a gem mint 10 can still bring in close to $5,000!
When it comes to this era of football cards, Topps Chrome is essential for any collection. So if you’re on a budget, you might want to pick up the base version. You won’t get the refractor panel or gold border signature, but you’ll easily pick it up for under 50 bucks! Done deal.
2005 Ultimate Collection (Like this card? Purchase on eBay)
Slightly more unique and not to everyone’s taste, this card is printed horizontally (we personally love the horizontal cards). Like most, the card features Rodgers top half looking to throw. But unlike most, the prominent feature is not Rodgers but instead the autograph. The beautiful signature is on the card itself atop gold and black background to the left of the card.
There were just 99 of these cards printed. This combined with the uniqueness of the design makes it no surprise that you’ll pay least $1,500 for a gem mint 10.
2005 Bowman’s Best Autograph (Buy on eBay)
This card’s design is different from most others. And that does not make necessarily make it better. The card has an awkward, slanted design, which means both Rodgers and his signature are on an angle that can be quite hard on the eyes. Rodgers’ name is also written on top of the word ‘rookie’, making it difficult to read. As you can tell, we’re not fans.
Despite all of this there were only 199 of them produced and finding them in mint condition is increasingly rare. This puts a value of around $300 on cards rated above 9 but if you manage to find a gem mint they can go for even higher.
2005 Finest Rookie Autograph (Buy this card on eBay)
The bullseye design on this card helps it stand out from the crowd and has become increasingly more relevant as the QB has proved his sharpshooter accuracy. On the downside it features Rodgers dressed up for practice and not in game uniform. Which is always unfortunate. The autograph is on a stick-on refractor panel at the bottom.
There were 299 of these produced which is the highest of any autographed Rodgers rookie trading card. However, this is a prime example of how a unique design and brand name can allow a card to maintain a high value despite a longer print run. These cards can go for more than $500 in mint condition.
2005 Upper Decks Foundations Signature (Buy it on eBay)
This card is another to feature Rodgers in his practice uniform. Ugh. Other than that the card really does not have a lot going on. One thing the card does have going for it is how well the transparent stick-on autograph works. Definitely looks better than some of its opaque counterparts.
The set isn’t particularly well known amongst collectors which hurts the value. However, the limited run of just 175, makes up for it. If you find a mint it can easily bring in $400.
By the way, there is also a gold parallel of which there were just 25 made. These are quite a bit more valuable and have been known to sell for over $1,000.
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Most Valuable Aaron Rodgers Card: The Veterans
With Rodgers’ career now spanning a decade and a half, the list of available cards is almost endless. As usual, and for a number of reasons, most of his non-rookie cards hold nowhere near the value of some of the rookie cards seen above. However, there are a few gems to look out for and we run through some of these below.
2018 Panini Flawless Autograph Dual 3 Color Patch (Buy on eBay)
This is one of the most aesthetically pleasing cards we have ever seen. It has a horizontal layout and features Rodgers in mid-throw in his green and yellow jersey. Rodgers is on the right and his signature is directly below him. To the left is two tri-color strips from the jersey he’s wearing in the photograph all set upon a white background.
A print run of just 15 makes this card extremely rare. Something reflected in its value. Combine that with the extremely nice design and you’ve got a card that’s just 2 years old easily worth upwards of $500.
2011 Hometown Heroes Autograph Patch
This horizontally printed Panini Certified card comes with a whole lot of back story. It was produced after Rodgers participated in an annual charity baseball game organized by his old friend Brett Favre in which he hit 2 home runs. The card contains part of the jersey he wore during the game as well as an on-card signature. All of this gives it a uniqueness rarely seen, and when you consider there are only 5 of them in existence it’s no wonder they are valued at well over $500. Oh, and they were produced off the back of a Super Bowl-winning MVP performance. Check.
2020 Mosaic Aaron Rodgers Stained Glass (Buy this card on eBay)
This newer card features Rodgers on a refractive stained-glass window, which seems to elevate him to an even higher status than the lofty one he’s already earned in his career. The reverse side of the card has a summary of his achievements. Being so new it can be hard to pin down its value, but you can certainly count yourself lucky if you pick one up for under $200.
2015 Immaculate Collection Autograph (Buy on eBay)
This card was produced in honor of Rodgers surpassing the Green Bay legend Bart Starr on the all-time passing yard’s list, an achievement briefly summed up on the reverse side of the card. It features an almost full body shot of Rodgers on gold, white, and black background. There is an on-card signature written in blue ink, which is slightly rarer than the common black.
The card is has a print run of just 10, making it very rare. If found on the market they can sell for anywhere between $300 and $1000 depending on the condition.
2011 Topps Five Star Signature Patch (Scoop this card up on eBay!)
This horizontal card elegantly holds the game-worn patch with a circular frame to the left-hand side. The right-hand side has Rodgers in the middle of his throwing action and an on-card signature overlapping the bottom of his jersey. All of this is set upon a background that gives the card a really nice soft look.
These cards are numbered up to 40, making them very rare. The Topps name, which has faded from NFL card relevance in recent years, is also nice to see. Add to this the fact that it was produced in 2011, the year Rodgers won Super Bowl MVP, and you have a nice little card that can bring in at least $300.
2011 Bart Starr and Aaron Rodgers Dual Autograph (Buy on eBay)
This card is in the same collection as the one above and is also set on a beige background. On the left is a picture of Starr with an on-card autograph below. Meanwhile, the right side features Rodgers and his autograph.
As mentioned previously, this was the year that Rodgers surpassed Starr’s passing total, which adds a little extra value to this special card. With a run of just 10, this card is easily worth $1,000 and could see its value rapidly rise in the future.
Most Valuable Aaron Rodgers Card: Investment Strategies
Short (less than 1 year)
Rodgers is back to his vintage form and is once again on the shortlist for this year’s NFL MVP. Something we missed in on 2020 NFL MVP Predictions Round Robin! We for one didn’t see this amount of production coming. And if it continues, any and all of these cards should be more valuable by season’s end. 9.5/10
Medium (1 to 5 years)
Who knows if Rodgers will retire within this time frame. If he does, the sentimental value of these cards should only go up. If he continues to play, there’s bound to be some records broken. Either way a sound play. 9/10
Long (5 years plus)
Here you’ll be keeping your eye on a first-ballot Hall of Fame induction and hope he ends up setting some passing records. The first is a lock. The second is a real possibility. Either way, the most valuable Aaron Rodgers cards should have no problem increasing in value down the road. 9.5/10
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