Let the post-Joe Flacco era begin!
Lamar Jackson will have the full 2019 season to prove his prospect pedigree and build upon his rookie season.
With his elite rushing ability and passing potential, look for Jackson to play a big part in the success of the Baltimore Ravens.
For hobbyists, here are our picks for his best rookie cards to collect.
1. 2018 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph Card #112
The Panini Contenders set is a popular one for football rookie autograph collectors.
And it’s no different with Jackson having a couple of image variation football cards with on-card autographs as well as more rare parallel versions (like the ticket stub card).
Well-graded cards can go for thousands.
2. 2018 Panini Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Autograph Card #167
Another popular set is from Panini Donruss Optic for football rookie autograph seekers.
The Rated Rookie subset has a nice tradition of rookie cards across a number of sports too.
There’s the added bonus of chasing different and rare parallels too.
3. 2018 National Treasures Rookie Autograph Patch Card
Here’s the cream of the crop with several different variations issued from the National Treasures set.
Some have a horizontal card display while others are in the more traditional vertical orientation.
But all have an autograph plus a sick patch relic. Expect to pay more than a thousand for most (all) of them.