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Top 15 Best Justin Herbert Rookie Cards

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Justin Patrick Herbert grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and competed on the varsity football team at Sheldon High School. Herbert made the varsity team in his freshman year, though he wouldn't helm the quarterback position until his junior year. After competing at a high level in his junior year, Herbert succumbed to a broken leg that ended his junior season unexpectedly. Herbert recuperated by his senior year and led the Sheldon Fighting Irish to prominence, where he was named the conference player of the year and 1st Team All-State.

After receiving just a few offers to play college football, Herbert stayed close to home and competed for the Oregon Ducks. Listed as the second quarterback on the Ducks depth chart to begin the year, Herbert made his first start in the 6th week of the season, where he remained the teams' starting quarterback for the duration of his college football career. Herbert excelled both academically and athletically in his four-year stint with the Ducks. Herbert earned countless accolades, from earning the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to athletes who demonstrate academic success, community service, and college football success, to being named the 2020 Rose Bowl MVP.

After four seasons at the University of Oregon, Justin Herbert declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, drafted 6th overall by the Los Angeles Chargers. Herbert competed with Tyrod Taylor for the Chargers' starting quarterback position, ultimately won by Taylor. After a bizarre accident that left Taylor with a punctured lung before Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season, the Chargers handed the ball to Herbert, who's held the job ever since. Justin Herbert's first two NFL seasons rank among the all-time greatest performances to begin an NFL career. Herbert has thrown for 9,350 yards and recorded 77 passing touchdowns, both the most in NFL history through a players' first two seasons in the league.

The value of Justin Herbert's rookie cards is directly correlated with his early NFL success, where his top 15 rookie cards accumulate over $281,000, approximately $18,000 per card. On that note, welcome to the unveiling of the top 15 best Justin Herbert rookie cards.

#15

2020 Panini Encased Justin Herbert Rookie Dual Swatch Signatures Emerald RC #RSS-JH #'d/5

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2020 Panini Encased Justin Herbert Rookie Dual Swatch Signatures Emerald Rookie Card

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We kick off the list of the top Justin Herbert rookie cards with his Rookie Dual Swatch Signatures Emerald card from 2020 Panini Encased football. On March 26, 2021, Panini issued the set in 1st Off the Line and hobby boxes, each containing one pack of five cards. Each 1st Off the Line has one BGS graded Ruby autographed card, two memorabilia cards, one Ruby parallel, and an additional autographed card. Hobby boxes feature one BGS graded autograph, two memorabilia cards, an additional autograph, and either a base or parallel card. Justin Herbert's Rookie Dual Swatch Signatures Emerald rookie card has a print run of only five cards, making it his second most limited card on the list. All five of Herbert's rookie card has been graded by Beckett, and the highest card attained a BGS 9.5 with a population of two.

Justin Herbert competed at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon. Herbert received very little playing time in his 2012-13 freshman season and none as a quarterback, compiling three rushing attempts for -11 yards in just two games. In his 2013-14 sophomore season at Sheldon High School, Herbert played in four games and threw an incomplete pass in his lone passing attempt. Herbert had 16 rushing attempts and ran for 126 yards and a rushing touchdown while coughing up the ball one time.

Herbert didn't earn much playing time in either his freshman or sophomore year of high school for the Sheldon Fighting Irish, though that would quickly change come Herbert's junior year. Despite a slow start to his football career, his Rookie Dual Swatch Signatures Emerald rookie card fetches five figures and endures as one of the best Justin Herbert rookie cards.

#14

2020 Panini Mosaic Justin Herbert Prizm White RC #204 #'d/25

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2020 Panini Mosaic Justin Herbert Prizm White Rookie Card

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Justin Herbert's Prizm White rookie card from 2020 Panini Mosaic commemorates the brand's debut for the gridiron. 2020 Panini Mosaic is offered to collectors in numerous ways in three distinct hobby configurations, including hobby boxes, hobby choice boxes, and hobby no-huddle boxes. Collectors can also acquire cards from the set in retail variations, presented in mega boxes, blaster boxes, hanger boxes, and multi-packs. Herbert's Prizm White parallel rookie card can only be scooped in hobby boxes, limited to 25 copies. Herbert's Prizm White parallel rookie card has a PSA and BGS population of 22, 41% of which warranted a PSA or BGS 10. This example of Herbert's Prizm White rookie card is graded a PSA 10, one of nine cards to attain the loftiest grade from PSA.

Herbert earned the starting quarterback job for the Sheldon Fighting Irish in the 2014-15 season. Herbert completed 48 of 75 passes for 688 yards, averaging 229.3 yards per game, and compiled a 64% passing percentage through his first three games. Herbert recorded 10 touchdown passes and zero interceptions for a 133.2 passer rating. In his 3rd game of the 2014-15 season, Herbert suffered a gruesome injury, breaking his femur on a 35-yard rushing attempt that required surgery and ended his 2014-15 season.

The junior quarterback was off to a blazing start for the Fighting Irish before succumbing to an injury that abruptly ended his season. Despite breaking his leg, Justin Herbert remained optimistic about returning to the starting quarterback duties for his senior year. Justin Herbert showed resiliency, and collectors who acquired his Prizm White rookie card from 2020 Panini Mosaic are grateful for his ability to bounce back from adversity.

#13

2020 Panini Absolute Justin Herbert Kaboom! RC #K-JH2

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2020 Panini Absolute Justin Herbert Kaboom! Rookie Card

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The subsequent Justin Herbert rookie card emerged from the highly recognizable 2020 Panini Absolute football set as a Kaboom! insert, featuring 50 NFL players, both past and present. Justin Herbert's Kaboom! insert rookie card is one of three cards to appear on the list that doesn't showcase a serial number. Herbert's rookie card from 2020 Panini Absolute holds the highest population on the list, with 92 graded cards across PSA and BGS. 20 of the 82 cards analyzed by PSA merited a PSA 10, while none of the 10 cards graded by Beckett attained higher than a BGS 9.5. Overall, 22% of Herbert's Kaboom! insert rookie card warranted a PSA of BGS 10.

To say Justin Herbert bounced back from his broken femur in remarkable fashion is an understatement. In his 2015-16 season as a senior at Sheldon High School, Herbert completed 177 of his 266 passes, or 66.5% of his passes, totaling 2,915 yards, 36 touchdowns, and only three interceptions. Herbert averaged 265 yards per game, 16.5 yards per completion, and registered a ridiculous 138.1 passer rating.

As a result of his dominance, Justin Herbert was selected as the Southwest Conference Player of the Year and voted to the 1st Team All-State. The value of Justin Herbert's Kaboom! insert rookie card from 2020 Panini Absolute fetches five figures due to his ability to persevere and execute at a high level.

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2020 Panini Honors Justin Herbert '04 Rookie Signatures Black Prizm RC #3 #'d1/1

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2020 Panini Honors Justin Herbert '04 Rookie Signatures Black Prizm Rookie Card

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On January 22, 2021, the 2020 Panini Honors 1st Off the Line football set was made available to collectors as an online exclusive using Panini's notable Dutch Auction. The 2020 Panini Honors 1st Off the Line set began at $1,000 and steadily decreased in price until a specified number of boxes was sold out. Justin Herbert's rookie card emerged from the 2004 Honors Rookies Signatures checklist as a Black Prizm parallel, serial-numbered 1-of-1. Herbert's Black Prizm parallel rookie card, graded a PSA 9, is one of two cards on the list to be limited to just one copy in existence.

At the conclusion of Justin Herbert's high school career, he was ranked as the number four high school player in Oregon and 646th nationally. After considering Montana State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, and Portland State, Herbert ultimately decided to compete close to home for the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Oregon. Initially the second quarterback listed on the Ducks depth chart, Herbert became the Ducks' starting quarterback in the 6th week of the season. After completing 31 of 42 passes and throwing for 489 yards and four touchdowns, Herbert was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. Herbert was also recognized for the Len Casanova Award, given to the Oregon Ducks' top first-year player.

Justin Herbert's freshman year was remarkable, completing 162 of 255 passes, depicting a 63.5% percentage, including 1,936 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes to just four interceptions. As one of only two cards to showcase a print run of one, Herbert's Black Prizm parallel rookie card from 2020 Panini Honors is truly a remarkable piece of cardboard.

#11

2020 Panini Contenders Optic Justin Herbert Gold RC #104 #'d/10

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2020 Panini Contenders Optic Justin Herbert Gold Rookie Card

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Justin Herbert's Gold Rookie Ticket Autograph rookie card from the 2020 Panini Contenders Optic football set fittingly illustrates Justin Herbert on the cover of each hobby box. The set was issued to collectors on April 9, 2021, in one pack of six cards. Herbert's Gold Rookie Ticket Autograph card is limited to 10 cards, currently having a population of three. PSA has graded all three cards, attaining a PSA 7, PSA 8, and PSA 10. This particular Hebert Gold Rookie Ticket Autograph card earned a PSA 8, the second finest example of Herbert's elusive rookie card.

In Herbert's sophomore campaign as a member of the Oregon Ducks, he excelled in both football performance and academics. In the 2017 college football season, Herbert completed 139 of 206 passes for a 67.5 completion percentage, 1,983 yards, 15 touchdowns, five interceptions, and a sublime 167.5 passer rating. Herbert's 167.5 passer rating is ranked in the top 100 best passer ratings for a single season in NCAAF history. Despite missing five games due to a broken collarbone, Herbert was nominated to the All-Conference 1st Team and the Oregon Ducks Offensive MVP. As for academics, Herbert was selected to the Academic All-American 1st Team and the Pac-12 Academic All-Conference 1st Team.

The Oregon Ducks recorded a 4-8 record in the 2016 NCAAF season, one of their worst seasons in recent memory. However, the Ducks went 6-2 in the 2017 season with Herbert at the helm and 7-6 overall to earn a place to contend in the Las Vegas Bowl. After proving his ability to be an all-around student-athlete at the University of Oregon in the 2017 season, the price of Justin Herbert's Gold Rookie Ticket Autograph rookie card from 2020 Panini Contenders Optic continues to climb.

#10

2020 Panini Prizm Justin Herbert Color Blast RC #14

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2020 Panini Prizm Justin Herbert Color Blast Rookie Card

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Released on December 2, 2020, in 12 packs of 12 cards, 2020 Panini Prizm consists of a 300-card checklist showcasing current NFL players, Hall of Famers, and 100 NFL rookies. Justin Herbert's rookie card emerged from the Color Blast checklist that features 15 NFL players as a super short print insert appearing in one of every 10 cases. Herbert's Color Blast insert rookie card is graded a PSA 9, and while it isn't serial-numbered, has one of the highest populations on the list, and is one of the least condition sensitive cards, it still commands five figures.

Justin Herbert continued to excel both on and off the field in his junior season at Oregon. Across 13 games, Herbert guided the 2018 Oregon Ducks to a 9-4 record behind 3,151 passing yards, 29 touchdown passes, eight interceptions, and a 144.6 passer rating. The Ducks went 5-4 in the Pac-12 and earned a spot in the Redbox Bowl, defeating the Michigan State Spartans 7-6 in a low-scoring affair.

Due to his academic and football triumphs, Herbert was selected as an Academic All-American, Football Academic All-American of the Year, Google Cloud Academic All-America, Pac-12 All-Academic 1st Team, and the Skeie’s Award, presented to the Oregon Ducks team MVP. Justin Herbert's mastery to thrive on and off the field has influenced the price of his rookie cards, particularly his Color Blast SSP rookie card from 2020 Painim Prizm.

#9

2020 Panini Prizm Justin Herbert Stained Glass RC #18

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2020 Panini Prizm Justin Herbert Stained Glass Rookie Card

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Justin Herbert's next rookie card is also from 2020 Panini Prizm, though as a Stained Glass super short print insert card. The Stained Glass checklist from 2020 Panini Prizm highlights 20 current NFL players that collectors can discover in one of every five cases. Similar to Herbert's Color Blast insert rookie card, Herbert's Stained Glass SSP rookie card isn't serial-numbered, holds a high population, and is the least condition-sensitive card on the list. Herbert's PSA 10 Stained Glass SSP rookie insert card also fetches five figures despite this fact.

Justin Herbert continued to succeed as a senior at the University of Oregon. After completing 24 of 38 passes, to go along with 280 passing yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 159.8 passer rating versus Washington in Week 7 of the 2019 NCAAF season, Herbert earned the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week. While throwing for 3,471 yards, 31 touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 156.8 passer rating, Herbert led the Oregon Ducks to a 12-2 record, including 8-1 in the Pac-12. The Ducks finished 5th in the AP College Football Poll, narrowly missing out on the 2019 College Football Playoff. Oregon ultimately went to the Rose Bowl versus Wisconsin, where Herbert guided the Ducks to victory, amassing three rushing touchdowns. Herbert concluded his Oregon Duck career with a 29-13 record while averaging 37.2 points per game as a starter and became the school’s all-time leader in completions and passing attempts.

The accolades piled up for Herbert in his senior season at Oregon, capturing the Academic All-American 1st Team, Football Academic All-America of the Year, William V. Campbell Trophy, 2020 Rose Bowl Offensive MVP, and the 2020 Senior Bowl MVP. Herbert's accomplishments earned him as the third-ranked quarterback heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, where his Stained Glass SSP rookie insert card remains one of his most coveted rookie cards.

#8

2020 Panini Select Justin Herbert Disco Black Prizm RC #144 #'d1/1

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2020 Panini Select Justin Herbert Disco Black Prizm Rookie Card

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2020 Panini Select offers collectors three distinct variations to acquire the set, including 1st Off the Line boxes, hobby boxes, and hobby hybrid boxes. The Disco Prizms are one of the most sought-after cards of the set that can only be discovered in hobby hybrid boxes. As such, Justin Herbert's most valuable card from 2020 Panini Select is his Disco Black Prizm rookie card, serial-numbered 1-of-1. Herbert's Disco Black Prizm rookie card is graded a PSA 9, and like his 2004 Honors Rookies Signatures Black Prizm rookie card, it will eternally be the only copy ever printed.

As expected, Justin Herbert was the third quarterback off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 6th overall pick, drafted behind LSU's Joe Burrow and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa. Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, Justin Herbert was a life-long Chargers fan and fulfilled his dream of playing for his beloved NFL franchise. Before playing in an NFL game, Justin Herbert signed a four-year rookie contract worth $26.6 million, plus a $16.9 million signing bonus.

Also before ever taking the field for the Bolts, Justin Herbert’s number 10 Los Angeles Chargers jersey was the 5th most popular NFL jersey sold in the offseason. Although the second quarterback on the Los Angeles Chargers depth chart behind Tyrod Taylor, Justin Herbert was destined to helm the Bolts once given the opportunity. As only the second card on the list to be limited to a single copy, Justin Herbert's Disco Black Prizm from 2020 Panini Select is one of his most desirable rookie cards of all time.

#7

2020 Panini Prizm Justin Herbert Prizm Blue Ice RC #325 #'d/99

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2020 Panini Prizm Justin Herbert Prizm Blue Ice Rookie Card

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Justin Herbert's most valuable rookie card from 2020 Panini Prizm is his Prizm Blue Ice parallel card. Serial-numbered to 99 copies, Justin Herbert's Prizm cracked Blue Ice rookie card has a total PSA population of 57 and BGS population of 12. Herbert's Prizm cracked Blue Ice rookie card has been graded 57 times by PSA, 16 of which earned a PSA 10. In contrast, 12 cards have been analyzed by Beckett, none of which attained higher than a BGS 9.5. Overall, Herbert's Prizm cracked Blue Ice rookie card merited a PSA or BGS 10 at a 23% clip.

Former NFL player and Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn named Tyrod Taylor the team's starting quarterback heading into Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. After a freak pre-game mishap in Week 2 that left Tyrod Taylor with a collapsed lung, Justin Herbert was given the nod, making his NFL debut on September 20, 2020. In his first career NFL game, the 22-year-old rookie completed 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards, one passing touchdown, an interception, and one rushing touchdown in an overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Given short notice to become the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, Justin Herbert stepped up to the challenge, nearly leading the franchise to a victory over Patrick Mahomes and the defending AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs. Since Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season, Herbert cemented himself as the Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback. Herbert's ability to start for the Bolts on short notice proved his proficiency to compete on football's highest stage, and collectors took notice; hence the inherent value of his Prizm cracked Blue Ice rookie card from 2020 Panini Prizm.

#6

2020 Panini Flawless Justin Herbert Flawless Rookie Signatures Silver RC #FRS-JHE #'d/20

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2020 Panini Flawless Justin Herbert Flawless Rookie Signatures Silver Rookie Card

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The first of three of Justin Herbert's rookie cards from 2020 Panini Flawless is his Flawless Rookie Signatures Silver rookie card. The Flawless Rookie Signatures checklist consists of 20 NFL rookies, with Herbert's Silver parallel card serial-numbered to 20 copies. Since its release, eight of Herbert's Flawless Rookie Signatures Silver rookie cards have been graded, two by PSA and six from Beckett. This distinct Justin Herbert rookie card is the finest example of his Flawless Rookie Signatures Silver rookie card, the only copy to merit a PSA or BGS 10.

In Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season, the Los Angeles Chargers played the soon-to-be Hall of Famer Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, a game to remember for Justin Herbert. Herbert completed 20 of his 34 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns, becoming the first NFL rookie to rack up four touchdown passes on MNF. In October of the 2020 NFL season, Herbert completed 67 of 102 passes (65.69 completion percentage) for 901 yards while tossing 10 touchdown passes to just one interception and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October. The following month, Herbert completed 145 of his 218 passes (66.51 completion percentage) for 1,473 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions, voted by NFL front offices as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November.

Justin Herbert's rookie season was off to an electrifying start and wouldn't go unrecognized, primarily by football card collectors, leading to the five-figure price tag of his Flawless Rookie Signatures Silver rookie card from 2020 Panini Flawless.

#5

2019 Panini Select Justin Herbert 2020 XRC Prizm Redemption Gold RC #303 #'d/10

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2019 Panini Select Justin Herbert 2020 XRC Prizm Redemption Gold Rookie Card

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The only Justin Herbert rookie card released in a 2019 set is his 2020 XRC Prizm Redemption Gold rookie card from 2019 Panini Select. Herbert's rookie card is one of 20 NFL rookies featured in the XRC Prizm Redemption checklist, with his Gold Prizm parallel serial-numbered to 10 copies. PSA showcases a total population of three for Herbert's XRC Prizm Redemption Gold rookie card, all warranting a PSA 9. Herbert's XRC Prizm Redemption Gold is one of seven cards on the list not to showcase a PSA or BGS 10.

Justin Herbert concluded his 2020 rookie campaign with 4,336 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He added 234 yards on the ground and totaled five rushing touchdowns. Herbert became only the 4th NFL rookie quarterback to amass the 4,000-yard plateau, along with Andrew Luck (2012), Cam Newton (2011), and Jameis Winston (2015). Herbert's 31 touchdown passes and 36 overall touchdowns, eight games surpassing 300 passing yards, and 396 completions in his 2020 NFL rookie season are the most for a rookie quarterback in NFL history.

Due to his individual statistics, Justin Herbert was named the 2020 NFL Rookie of the Year, the Offensive Rookie of the Year, and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team. As a result, Justin Herbert's PSA 9 XRC Prizm Redemption Gold rookie card from 2019 Panini Select is one of his most valuable rookie cards and would be a centerpiece of any football card collection.

#4

2020 Panini Flawless Justin Herbert Rookie Dual Patch Autographs RC #RDPA-JH #'d/25

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The second of three cards from 2020 Panini Flawless focuses on Justin Herbert's Rookie Dual Patch Autographs rookie card from the set. The Rookie Dual Autograph Patch Autographs highlights 25 NFL rookies, with Herbert's blue-penned autographed rookie card limited to 25 copies. Warranting a BGS 9.5 for centering, 9,5 for corners, 9 for edges, and 9.5 for the card's surface, Herbert's Rookie Dual Patch Autographs rookie card merited an overall BGS 9.5, one of two cards to achieve the grade. Herbert's rookie card has a total PSA and BGS population of six, with this copy tied for the loftiest grade ever received.

Expectations for high for the reigning Rookie of the Year heading into the 2021 NFL season. Herbert lived up to the hype, earning the 2021 NFL Player of the Week three times. The first of which came in Week 9 versus the Philadelphia Eagles, where Herbert completed 32 of his 38 passes for a ridiculous 84.21 completion percentage. Herbert amassed 356 passing yards, two touchdowns, including one on the ground, en route to a 27-24 victory over the Eagles. In Week 13 versus the Cincinnati Bengals, Herbert outdueled Joe Burrow behind 317 passing yards and three touchdown passes. The following week, Herbert guided the Bolts to a 37-21 victory over the New York Giants, completing 74.19% of his passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns for his third NFL Player of the Week nod of the season.

Justin Herbert was nothing short of electric in his sophomore campaign for the Los Angeles Chargers, leading to the five-figure price tag of his Rookie Dual Patch Autographs rookie card from 2020 Panini Flawless.

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2020 Panini Flawless Justin Herbert Rookie Patch Autographs RC #RPA-JHE #'d/25

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Justin Herbert's third most valuable rookie card and the most sought-after from 2020 Panini Flawless is his Rookie Patch Autographs rookie card, limited to a print run of 25 cards. Like his Rookie Dual Patch Autographs rookie card from the set, the Rookie Patch Autographs checklist illustrates the top 25 NFL rookies. Since Panini released the Flawless set, 15 of the 25 possible Justin Herbert RPA cards have surfaced, with seven cards deserving of a BGS 9.5, the highest awarded grade for Herbert's RPA, this card included.

Justin Herbert's 2021 NFL season is regarded as one of the greatest seasons in Los Angeles Chargers' history. Herbert completed 443 of his 672 passing attempts for a 65.9 completion percentage. He also registered 5,014 passing yards, the most in franchise history and the second-most in the 2021 NFL season behind Tom Brady. Not only that, but Herbert's 38 passing touchdowns are the most in Chargers' history, surpassing the 34 touchdowns set by Philip Rivers in 2008.

After recording one of the finest seasons in Los Angeles Chargers' history, it goes without saying that Herbert earned his spot in the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl, where he completed seven of 11 passes, including two touchdowns to earn the 2022 Pro Bowl Offensive MVP. Herbert's iconic 2021 NFL season directly impacted the worth of his Rookie Dual Patch Autographs rookie card, where it remains his third most valuable rookie card in existence.

#2

2020 Panini National Treasures Justin Herbert Rookie Material Signatures RPS Black RC #RMS-JH #'d/5

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Issued on April 14, 2021, in one pack of eight cards in each hobby box, 2020 Panini National Treasures is home to Justin Herbert's top two most expensive rookie cards. Herbert's second most valuable rookie card arises from the Rookie Material Signatures RPS checklist as a Black parallel, serial-numbered to only five copies. Graded a BGS 9 for condition and a BGS 10 for Herbert's vivid blue-penned autograph, this is the finest example of Herbert's Rookie Material Signatures RPS Black parallel rookie card.

While Justin Herbert's 2021 NFL season goes down as one of the most illustrious seasons in Chargers' franchise history, his first two seasons in the NFL are among the all-time greats. Across 32 games, Justin Herbert amassed 9,350 passing yards, the most in NFL history, ahead of Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston, and Cam Newton. Over two seasons, Herbert's 77 passing touchdowns are also the most in NFL history, ahead of Dan Marino (68), Derek Carr (53), and Russel Wilson (52). To top it off, Justin Herbert is the only quarterback in NFL history to record two consecutive 30 touchdown seasons to commence their NFL career.

To be put in the same conversation as the five-time Super Bowl Champion Dan Marino, arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history, illustrates how spectacular Herbert's first two NFL seasons truly were. For this reason, Herbert's Rookie Material Signatures RPS Black parallel rookie card is one of the best Justin Herbert rookie cards to collect and a staple of any football card collection.

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2020 Panini National Treasures Justin Herbert Autographed Patch RC #158 #'d/99

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The most valuable Justin Herbert rookie card emerges from 2020 Panini National Treasures, dubbed a Rookie Patch Autograph, limited to a print run of 99 copies. Herbert's RPA from 2020 Panini National Treasures is one of his most condition-sensitive rookie cards, as only four of 76 cards (around 5%) merited a PSA or BGS 10. Just Herbert's RPA is graded a PSA 9, one of four cards to attain a PSA 9, with only four PSA cards graded higher.

To say Justin Herbert's first two NFL seasons was a monumental success is an understatement. Heading into the 2022 NFL season, the expectations for Herbert are sky high. As of writing, Justin Herbert's odds of capturing the 2022 NFL MVP are +1400, the 7th highest odds in the league. After failing to reach the 2021 NFL playoffs in heartbreaking fashion in Week 18 versus Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders in a 35-32 overtime loss, the Los Angeles Chargers bode well to succeed in the 2022 NFL season. The Chargers are +400 to capture the AFC West, +1200 to represent the AFC in Super Bowl in Super Bowl LVII, and +2200 to win the season's final game in Super Bowl LVII.

Considering Justin Herbert's proficiency to carry the Chargers on his back, the sky is the limit for the 2022 Los Angeles Chargers. And if Herbert can claim the 2022 NFL MVP or guide the Chargers deep into the 2022 NFL Playoffs, his RPA from 2020 Panini National Treasures will benefit more than any of his other rookie cards and reach unprecedented value.

The Expectations of Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert's rise to NFL prominence is well-documented, where his first two NFL seasons are compared to the likes of legendary quarterback and Hall of Famer Dan Marino. The Los Angeles Chargers, who haven't won the Super Bowl since 1994 and haven't prevailed or competed in a playoff game since 2018, are built to alter the status quo with Justin Herbert under center. While Justin Herbert's rookie cards are already among the most valuable among current NFL players, the value of his rookie cards will skyrocket should the Chargers make a deep playoff run.

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