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Patrick Mahomes best rookie cards

Top 3 Patrick Mahomes rookie cards

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Undeniably one of the best rookie quarterback to emerge in the 2018 NFL season is Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. And he’s now in the GOAT conversation winning his second Super Bowl, which is already sending the value of Patrick Mahomes rookie cards sky high.

And in the hobby, it’s one of the most in-demand rookie cards this year, especially the ones that are autographed by the rookie phenom.

We chose the top Mahomes rookie cards we like best with links to bid or purchase them on eBay.

1. 2017 Panini Contenders Autograph Patrick Mahomes Rookie Card (#303 and #343 variation)

From the popular Rookie Ticket subset, the 2017 Panini Contenders autograph card of Mahomes is a nice one to add to your personal collection.

It has a strong bold autograph on both variations of the cards. For collectors who like to chase refractors, there are plenty of those too with some of the more rare ones going for at least five-figures.

2. 2017 Panini Prizm Autograph Patrick Mahomes Rookie Card (#RA-PM)

It’s not as costly as the Panini Contenders rookie card but it still has great value.

The autograph is on a sticker but the card itself has several refractor parallels.

There’s also a rookie patch autograph version as well for those who like the relic auto combination.

3. 2017 Donruss Optic Autograph Patrick Mahomes Rookie Card

Another great option for a Mahomes autograph rookie card is the Donruss Optic Rated Rookie card.

The rare parallels will already set you back thousands of dollars as well.

Since his emergence as one of the best current quarterbacks to play the game, there has been plenty of other non-autograph Patrick Mahomes football cards that are quite valuable. Here are a few more to consider.

We didn’t include some of the super high-end Mahomes cards with lower print runs from such sets as the 2017 National Treasures, but it’s worth checking out at auction houses whenever they’re listed.

4. 2017 Panini Prizm Patrick Mahomes Rookie Card #269

The Panini Prizm non-autograph card is still a very popular set for football rookie card collectors. And depending on the rarity of the parallels (which there are many), the value of these cards can be quite high.

5. 2017 Panini Select XRC Patrick Mahomes Rookie Card #2

Here’s a popular Patick Mahomes rookie card issued in the 2016 Panini Select set as a redemption card. The card could be redeemed after the 2017 NFL Draft when the #2 quarterback off the board was Patrick Mahomes.


2× Super Bowl championLIV, LVII
2× Super Bowl MVPLIV, LVII
2× NFL Most Valuable Player2018, 2022
NFL Offensive Player of the Year2018
5× Pro Bowl2018–2022
2× NFL passing touchdowns leader2018, 2022
NFL passing yards leader2022

WHY PATRICK MAHOMES IS POPULAR IN THE HOBBY: In 2018, Mahomes exploded onto the NFL scene. He showcased his incredible arm strength, precision, and ability to make jaw-dropping throws from any position.

Mahomes led the Chiefs to a phenomenal regular season, throwing for over 5,000 yards and an amazing 50 touchdowns. He became the youngest player in NFL history to win the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

If that wasn’t enough, in just his third season as a starter, Mahomes led the Chiefs to Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers. Mahomes orchestrated a remarkable comeback to secure the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl victory in 50 years. He was named Super Bowl MVP for his outstanding performance, solidifying Mahomes’ status as one of the elite quarterbacks in the league.

Throughout his young career, Mahomes has shattered numerous records and achieved remarkable milestones. He holds the record for the fastest player to reach 10,000 career passing yards and the most touchdown passes in a player’s first three seasons. Mahomes has also earned multiple Pro Bowl selections, All-Pro honors, and has consistently led the league in exciting plays and deep completions.

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