Justin Herbert (Oregon) was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the 6th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was the third quarterback drafted as Joe Burrow (LSU) and Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) went before the gunslinger from Oregon.
Herbert is the cream of the crop of the 2020 NFL Draft and should have been the 1st QB off the board in our opinion. He has a super high ceiling, a rocket of an arm that can easily beat rangy safeties, and keep tight windows alive. Herbert has a typical NFL QB frame and his play-action is bought and sold.
Justin Herbert Rookie Card Checklist
- 2020 Panini Prizm Color Blast #2
- 2020 Panin Prizm Refractor #102
- 2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks #102
- 2020 Leaf Metal Draft #BA-JH
- 2020 Leaf Ultimate Draft Auto #BA-JH2
There are a few Justin Herbert rookie cards already on the market but his high-end will be released in the next few months in late 2020.
For now here are the best 2 Just Herbert rookie cards for your investment portfolio (please check back often for updates as better Herbert rookie cards are coming!).
Best Justin Herbert Rookie Cards To Date
2020 Justin Herbert Panini Prizm Rookie Color Blast Chargers RC #2 (buy on eBay)
This is by far our favorite Herbert rookie card released at this point. The card shows Herbert launching the pigskin to an open wideout for a 20 yard gain plus YAC! The card has a beautiful backdrop consisting of rainbow colors spayed on a white background.
Card Number: #2
Back of the card: “After a successful junior season, Herbert was faced with the option of coming back or heading to the NFL. The quarterback ultimately decided one more year with the Ducks, and strengthen his standing as a program legend. In 2019, he joined Marcus Mariota as the second player in program history with 10,000 career passing yards.”
Card Rating: 7 out of 10
2020 Justin Herbert Prizm Refractor Rookie Card #102 (buy on eBay)
Another Panini Herbert rookie card showing Justin running with the ball while scanning the field looking for a wideout or tight end (or maybe a running back for a check down). We would avoid this card and wait for the heavy hitters to arrive.
Card Number: #102
Back of the card: “Returning for your final year of school or leaving for the NFL is a dilemma many college athletes face yearly. Despite the lure of the pros, Herbert decided to return to Oregon, where he’d grown a strong bond with the hometown fans. He came through in 2019, helping the Ducks jump out to a fast start.”
Card Rating: 5 out of 10
Just Herber Rookie Card Value
Justin Herbert rookie cards are worth anywhere between $2 to $50 based on recent eBay auction sales.
We suspect these prices will rise as the NFL season approaches and better cards are released.
Investment Rating: 8 out of 10
As we mentioned we believe Herbert is the best QB in the 2020 NFL Draft and is already NFL ready. The San Diego Chargers was the perfect landing spot for the kid as the Chargers are Playoff ready (in our opinion), especially when he could have landed in Miami with the Dolphins who are in franchise disarray.
We bought a few of the Justin Herbert Prizm rookie cards but are waiting for the higher end cards to be released before spending real cash.