Joe Burrow Rookie Cards – Top Picks

Joe Burrow has established himself as an elite quarterback in the NFL today. And will undoubtedly be a cornerstone in the league for years to come.

He had an impressive 2021-2022 NFL season. Just his 2nd in the league, throwing for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns, and leading the Bengals to the Super Bowl.

Joe Burrow Rookie Card top picks collage

Burrow’s NFL success is all that more impressive considering he received very little playing time during his first 3 seasons at Ohio St. – Eventually transferring to LSU to get a chance to start.

The sports card market, which has exploded in popularity over the last few years, has developed an impressive lineup of valuable cards featuring Joe Burrow.

Below are 7 Joe Burrow rookie cards that all collectors may want to add to their list of top picks and some extra memorabilia items.

7. 2020 Panini Donruss Optic Downtown #DT-40

Approximate PSA 10 Value – $4,500

Approximate PSA 9 Value – $2,000

2020 Panini Donruss Optic Downtown #DT-40 Joe Burrow Rookie Card

Similar to the widely successful Panini Kaboom series. The Panini Donruss Optic Downtown series features a more creative, cartoonish design than most traditional sports cards.

The card’s front features a cartoon drawing of Burrow in the process of throwing the ball. It incorporates a couple of tigers drawn in the background, in honor of the team’s name and mascot.

2020 Panini Donruss Optic Downtown #DT-40 -rear of card

The card’s back gives a brief introduction to the new Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and lists some of his collegiate accomplishments.

6. 2020 Panini Immaculate Collection RPA #101

Approximate PSA 10 Value – $6,000 +

Approximate PSA 9 Value – $3,000

2020 panini immaculate collection rpa #101 joe burrow rookie card

For collectors looking for a more affordable RPA card to add to their collection. Then the #101 2020 Panini Immaculate Collection card is a perfect option.

The design is a little different from many RPAs. Centering the jersey patch about two-thirds of the way down the card’s front.

The signature is located near the top of the card on the left. While a picture of Burrow is located on the right. The card’s back lists draft bio information and collegiate statistics.

2020 panini immaculate collection rpa #101 rear of card

These are getting harder to find in good condition. Expect the price of this card to keep rising.

5. 2020 Panini Mosaic Peacock #201

Approximate PSA 10 Value – $6,300

Approximate PSA 9 Value – $3,000

2020 Panini Mosaic Peacock Prizm #201 Joe Burrow RC Rookie

The #201 2020 Panini Mosaic Peacock card is another beautifully designed Joe Burrow rookie card. With a stunning blue and green peacock-feathered background on the card’s front.

In the midst of the blue and green background. Centered near the middle of the card’s front in a zig-zag design, is a section of reddish orange-colored tiles.

The card also features a photo of Burrow standing in the pocket about to throw the ball.

2020 Panini Mosaic Peacock Prizm #201 Joe Burrow RC Rookie rear of card

The back of the card lists a short player bio and also includes Burrow’s 2019 collegiate stats. As well as his total compiled college stats.

4. 2020 Panini Absolute Kaboom! #K-JB1 and #K-JB2

Approximate PSA 10 Value (K-JB1) – $8,500

Approximate PSA 9 Value (K-JB1) – $3,000

Approximate PSA 10 Value (K-JB2) – $10,500

Approximate PSA 9 Value (K-JB2) – $3,000

2020 Panini Absolute Kaboom! #K-JB1
K-JB1

The Panini Kaboom series breaks the mold of most traditional game-action photos. It does this by employing a cartoon style similar to a comic book throughout the card instead.

There are two different versions of the cards. Both picturing Joe Burrow in a comic-book character style, throwing the ball down the field.

2020 Panini Absolute Kaboom! #K-JB2
K-JB2

The #K-JB1 card version features Burrow in his away white Bengals jersey. While the #K-JB2 card version features him in his home dark jersey.

Each card showcases a shiny, metallic refractor background with star-shaped outlines on its front.

Joe Burrow rookie card2020 Panini Absolute Kaboom! #K-JB1 Rear of card

While the PSA 9 values of the cards are roughly the same. A #K-JB2 version in PSA 10 condition is currently more valuable than the #K-JB1. 

3. 2020 Panini Prizm Stained Glass #16

Approximate PSA 10 Value – $15,000

Approximate PSA 9 Value – $6,000

2020 Panini Prizm Stained Glass #16

Probably the best series currently produced by Panini. The Panini Prizm series continues to produce high-quality cards that are works of art.

The 2020 Panini Prizm Stained Glass #16 card is no exception, implementing the beautiful design of a stained-glass window.

It is formatted in a horizontal layout. With a picture of Joe Burrow standing in the pocket with the football on both the card’s front and back.

2020 Panini Prizm Stained Glass #16 rear of card - joe burrow rookie

The back of the card also implements the same design as the front and includes a brief player biography. 

2. 2020 Panini Prizm Gold #307

Approximate PSA 10 Value – $60,000

Approximate PSA 9 Value – $25,000

2020 Panini Prizm Gold #307 Joe Burrow

Another stellar card produced in the Panini Prizm series. The #307 Gold Prizm version is a valuable product, limited to just 10 cards in the set.

The card’s frontal design showcases a striking gold border surrounding a picture of Burrow scrambling in the pocket.

The card’s front is simple and efficient. With Burrow’s name and the Bengals team name listed directly under the picture at the bottom and centered perfectly.

While some memorabilia brands consider the back of a card an afterthought. The #307 card does an excellent job with the design and layout of the information included on this part of the card.

2020 Panini Prizm Gold #307 back of card

Another picture of Burrow covers the top half of the card’s back. With his player biography and college stats listed under the picture, again centered perfectly.

There is an Autographed version of this card in PSA 10 condition that is currently being marketed for a whopping $85,000.00.

1. 2020 Panini National Treasures RPA #156

Approximate PSA 10 Value – $60,000

Approximate PSA 9 Value – $30,000

2020 National Treasures Joe Burrow Auto Patch RC #156 Rookie Card

A very valuable RPA card in the marketplace. The 2020 Panini National Treasures RPA #156 is only an option for high-end collectors who don’t mind shelling out the big bucks.

The card’s front presents a picture of Burrow on the left. With the patch on the right, and the signature centered at the bottom.

Burrow’s name is listed under the signature, as well as the National Treasures name.

2020 National Treasures Joe Burrow Auto Patch RC #156 rear of card

The card’s back simply lists the team’s name and logo along with Burrow’s name, and little else. There has been a great deal of price volatility with this card. It has sold for as little as $12,000 and as much as $45,000. However, no PSA 10 versions have been sold yet according to psacard.com.

Bonus Memorabilia Items

Joe Burrow also has an incredible selection of valuable sports memorabilia available for collectors other than sports cards on sportsmemorabilia.com.

An autographed 11-inch by 14-inch action photo of a colorized Burrow throwing a pass in a black-and-white background is a superb addition for a workspace, man cave, study, or basement, and retails for $610.99.

Joe Burrow Signed Helmet

Several different autographed helmets, both pro and college, can be purchased, varying greatly in price. Most of the lower-end and mini helmets generally sell in the price range of $500 to $1,500. While full-sized, specialty helmets typically retail for about $2,000 to $3,000.

A few autographed jerseys can also be purchased for around $1,000, while autographed cleats sell for $1,817.99.

Joe Burrow autographed rookie season cleats

One of the coolest items is a 16-inch by 20-inch photo of Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford embracing after Super Bowl LVI. It has been autographed by both quarterbacks and is selling for a very reasonable $1,054.99.

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