Mac Jones has rapidly secured his place as one of the most respected quarterbacks in the NFL. It’s therefore no surprise that the football rookie cards of Mac Jones (nicknamed McEnroe due to his occasional hot tempered outbursts!) have been growing in popularity.
Jones was one of the leading names in the 2021 rookie class, including other excellent prospects such as Ja’Marr Chase and Trevor Lawrence.
He had an incredibly prosperous rookie season, being named to the 2021 PFWA All-Rookie Team and coming in second-place for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, only just behind Ja’Marr Chase.
After his initial success, Mac Jones drew comparisons to renowned names like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen. And while he has a lot to live up to, he is someone that many NFL fans have high hopes for.
His rookie cards garnered a lot of attention in the football card hobby and made him the one of the most in-demand 2021 NFL rookie card.
Although he has a couple of earlier releases, his official rookie cards are found in the 2021 Panini football card sets – the only company with the license for his NFL cards.
The first Mac Jones Rookie Cards to arrive showed him in his Alabama gear. However, as the NFL season approached, more sets of cards featuring Jones and other rookies in their full NFL uniforms were released.
Autographs and memorabilia cards are often inserts in the early part of the year. However, as the year went on, that’s when more of his cards started to appear in numerous premium products.
With a lot of options for football card collectors and investors, with varying rarity and values. We have compiled a list of our 3 favorite Mac Jones rookie cards to collect.
2021 Panini Absolute Kaboom! Mac Jones #K44
PSA 10 approximate value $4500
PSA 9 approximate value $2500
We love Kaboom! We’re not the only ones as these cards are always popular, thanks to their shiny, bold and exciting comic book styling.
However, many collectors are unable to get their hands on them because they are just out of reach for their budget in the higher grades.
The back of the card is another drawn image of Jones, about to make a pass. Unlike many cards, no player stats are recorded.
If you can get your hands on the 2021 Panini Absolute Kaboom! #44 Mac Jones rookie card, it makes for a great collectors piece that is likely to keep moving up the value scale.
Even more valuable, and rare, is the limited edition Gold version with only 10 copies available they are hard to find.
2021 Panini Gold Standard Mac Jones RPA Rookie Patch Auto #205
PSA 10 Approximate value $1100
PSA 9 Approximate value $800
One of Jones’ most sought-after rookie cards is the 2021 Panini Gold Standard patch autograph card, of which there are only 99 copies in existence.
It’s actually one of four different Mac Jones rookie autographs from the set.
In addition to the Rookie Jersey Auto card shown above. He has a double and triple auto patch as well as a non-patch autograph version
This card also has a few highly limited parallels.
Ungraded versions can still be picked up for not much money.
2021 Panini Certified Mac Jones Graffiti Rookie Card RC #2021-20
PSA 10 approximate value $500
PSA 9 Approximate value $200
Another great looking card to own with a reasonable number in circulation. The card front is designed in a grafitti style showing Jones about to make a long pass.
There are a huge number of mirror versions of this card in a variety of colours.
The most valuable being the Gold version which has a limited run of 25. There is a PSA 10 currently for sale on eBay for a whopping $5000.
Mac Jones Sports Memorabilia
There are plenty of items of memorabilia available already for this young star.
Sportsmemorabilia.com currently have a range of signed footballs available. The lowest priced item starts at $700.
A signed camouflage New England Patriots helmet will set you back over $1000.
Finally, a replica Nike New England Patriots Jersey signed by Jones can be purchased for just $600.
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