The New York Jets may have got the steal of the draft when they selected Elijah Moore with the 34th pick in the 2nd round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Many savoy NFL beat writers are calling for a breakout year in 2022 for Elijah and we agree, making his rookie cards are must-have heading into the Fall (we also love Trevor Lawrence rookie cards headed into his second year).
Elijah Moore scouting report: Great route runner, solid hands that rarely drops balls & consistently bring in one-handed catches, excellent body control and is comfortable extending to snatch throws while on the move.
Top ROI Buy: Elijah Moore Prizm RC
Pure Dollar Profit Buy: Elijah Moore National Treasures RC
Budget Buy: Elijah Moore Donruss Rated Rookie RC
Best Rookie Cards
Here are our top Elijah Moore rookie card investments to buy before a hopeful second-season breakout.
#5. 2021 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Variation #114
It’s debatable which is better: the Elijah Moore Panini Rookie Ticket or the Elijah Moore Flawless rookie card. Generally speaking, the Rookie Ticket should be better in terms of ROI, but the Flawless will have a significant profit in pure dollars.
#4. 2021 Panini Donruss Optic Rated Rookie RC #216
The Panini Donruss Optic or base Rated Rookie card is the go-to card for those looking to get by on the cheap. Lots of collectors don’t have hundreds to spend on a rookie card. If your looking to invest in = and are not looking to spend a boat-load of cash please consider his base Donruss Rookie Card.
#3. 2021 Panini National Treasures RC #171
If you’re looking for the most significant return on investment from a pure dollar perspective, the Panini National Treasures is for you. If Moore has a big second year, you will be glad you spent the extra cash on this bad boy.
#2. 2021 Panini Flawless RC #RPA-EMO
Panini Flawless Autograph rookie cards are an excellent option, and if you toss in a Nike patch, you have a big money maker.
#1. 2021 Panini Prizm RC #346
Base Prizm football rookie cards are the bomb in terms of ROI and design, plus the base version should be pretty affordable in most cases, although the higher-end autos can sometimes compete with National Treasures in terms of the total value.
- 2021 Prizm RC #346
- 2021 Flawless #RPA-EMO
- 2021 Rookie Ticket #114
- 2021 Panini One Plus One Signatures Zach Wilson/Elijah Moore RC
- 2021 Panini Donruss Optic Elijah Moore/ Zach Wilson Dual Auto SSP RC
- 2021 Donruss Base
- 2021 Panini Spectra Zach Wilson/Elijah Moore RPA RC
- 2021 Panini Spectra RC
- 2021 Donruss Optic #216
- 2021 National Treasures #171
- 2021 Panini One Precision RPA RC
- 2021 Mosaic RC #316
The most expensive Elijah Moore rookie card sold is the National Treasures version in the form of the 2021 National Treasures Red Rookie Patch Auto RC RPA 1/1 #T156, and overall, the National Treasure should pan out to be the most valuable in the long term.
Elijah Moore is an undersized wide out who has more of a traditional skill set at the wide receiver position. Overall, Moore’s rookie cards have the upside of being an excellent investment and could develop into an excellent investment depending on how his second season plays out.