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Mac Jones rookie cards gaining steam among young QBs

Add Mac Jones to the growing list of young NFL quarterbacks whose rookie cards are soaring in value.

Here’s a name we haven’t seen crack our Top 10 chart: Mac Jones.

But there he is, in the No. 1 spot this time out after a 2021 Panini National Treasures card changed hands on eBay for more than $50,000. The signed card, one of only 10 made, includes a patch from his jersey. It benefited from a BGS 9 grade, with the autograph earning a 10.

2021 National Treasures Mac Jones Rookie Patch Auto card.

2021 National Treasures Mac Jones Rookie Patch Auto card.

Also See: Trevor Lawrence, Justin Herbert cards top six figures at Goldin

That price sounds crazy for a QB who was impressive at times last year but looked like a rookie (he was!) at other times. Still, he ended the 2021 season with 22 TDs (vs. 13 interceptions) and 3,801 passing yards.

Collectors obviously are ready to anoint Jones as a star, judging by the top sale in our Top 10 chart for eBay sales (see below) — and many others, too. Examples of prices paid for Jones items in recent months include:

• $19,200 on 54 bids for a 2021 Panini National Treasures signed patch card graded BGS 9. It was marked #37/99.

• $17,100 on 101 bids for a 2021 National Treasures signed “Stars and Stripes” card, one of only 25 made.

• $16,600 on 31 bids for still another 2021 National Treasures signed card, this one marked #6/25.

TOP 10 CHART

1. $50,401 on 80 bids: Panini National Treasures Mac Jones, #10/10, auto jersey (BGS 9, auto 10)

2. $38,100 on 52 bids: 2020 Panini National Treasures Jalen Hurts Red Laundry Tag, #1/1, auto patch 9 (BGS 8, auto 10)

3. $30,201 on 75 bids: 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb, red portrait (PSA 6)

4. $30,100 on 59 bids: 2017 Panini Contenders Patrick Mahomes II Rookie Ticket, auto (PSA 10)

5. $30,000 on 35 bids: 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Refractor, #402/500, auto (PSA 10)

6. $28,566 on 50 bids: 2016-17 Panini Kobe Bryant Impeccable Stats, #32/81, auto (BGS 9.5, auto 10)

7. $27,100 on 49 bids: 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Kobe Bryant Exquisite Patches, #18/100, auto patch (BGS 8)

8. $25,100 on 44 bids: 2021-22 National Treasures Cade Cunningham, #25/99, auto patch (BGS 9, auto 10)

9. $25,000 on 1 bid: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle (ungraded)

10. $24,888 on 51 bids: 1984-85 Star Michael Jordan #101 (BGS 8)

TREY LANCE, TREVOR LAWRENCE CARDS FETCH BIG DOLLARS 

Also See: Trey Lance rookie card sets record at PWCC

Young QBs are attracting attention. Besides Jones, our “next 10” list shows interest in both Trey Lance and Trevor Lawrence. Each appears on a card that sold recently on eBay for more than $24,000.

Lawrence saw most of the snaps last year for Jacksonville. On the plus side, he completed 60 percent of his 602 pass attempts, accounting for 3,641 yards. On the other hand, he threw only 12 TD passes — and 17 interceptions. The Jaguars, however, are expecting him to blossom as an NFL QB this year.

Lance saw minimal action last season during his rookie season with San Francisco, but he’s projected to take over the offense this year. Experts are projecting him as a fantasy sleeper.

Here’s our full “next 10” list:

• $24,655 on 29 bids: 1984-85 Star Michael Jordan #101 (BGS 8)

• $24,550 on 70 bids: 2020 Panini Select Trey Lance Gold, #1/1, auto (PSA 10)

• $24,500 on 37 bids: 2021 Panini Prizm Trevor Lawrence Gold Prizm, #6/10, auto (PSA 9)

• $23,900 on 63 bids: 1981-82 Topps Larry Bird (PSA 10)

• $23,433 on 55 bids: 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan (PSA 9)

• $22,100 on 51 bids: 2021-22 Panini National Treasures Cade Cunningham, #17/75, auto patch (ungraded)

• $22,100 on 37 bids: 2021-22 Panini National Treasures Jalen Green Gold, #5/24, auto (graded)

• $22,000 on 52 bids: 2021 Panini Flawless Mac Jones, #15/20, auto patch (PSA 10)

•$21,801 on 67 bids: 2003-04 Upper Deck Finite Signatures LeBron James (PSA 10, auto PSA/DNA 10)

• $21,571 on 41 bids: 1981-82 Topps Larry Bird (PSA 10)

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