One of the most fun aspects of collecting sports cards is prospecting and taking a gamble on young players that you feel are undervalued. This can lead to huge returns if you hit on the right player. This year’s Super Bowl is a prime example of what can happen if you get in early on the right guy.
Imagine if you were a New England Patriots fan who believed in Tom Brady, the unheralded 6th round pick out of Michigan, right after he was drafted and loaded up on his rookie cards. One quick glance at the current $19,050 value of his 2000 Bowman Chrome PSA 10 rookie card, when you could have likely been buying them for $1 his rookie season, is all the evidence you need.
To hammer the point home, on a season 1 episode of Card Talk Pod (51:00 in), Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks Coach Mike Kafka talked about being at a card show in the Kansas City area before the 2018 season where he saw Patrick Mahomes PSA 10 Prizm rookie cards selling for between $40-60. Those same cards are selling for around $15,000 today.
ONE37pm recently had a chance to sit down with two rookies whose cards have been heating up recently, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason and Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon, to speak with them about the hobby.