As we documented last week, special rookie cards of young NFL quarterbacks continue to soar, with Trevor Lawrence and Justin Herbert cards topping $100,000 at Goldin Co.
Now another young QB is on the move as a Trey Lance rookie card has set a record with another six-figure sale.
A 2021 Panini Flawless Platinum Trey Lance NFL Shield Patch Rookie Autograph 1/1 card (ungraded) sold for $132,000 in the August Premier Auction at PWCC Marketplace. The previous high for a Lance rookie is $61,000.
The Lance card was one of several that set records in the $14.2 million auction, which also included a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie selling for a record $720,000.
Lance debuted with mixed results last season, playing in just six games with two starts for the 49ers. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 draft, he completed 57.7 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and two interceptions while backing up Jimmy Garoppolo. He also rushed for 168 yards and one TD.
But in his second season, Lance is in line to be San Francisco’s starting QB, sending his stock soaring on the sports card market.
"This is obviously a big year for Lance as he's getting the chance to become the franchise QB," said Jesse Craig, director of business development at PWCC. "If he performs well this season, then collectors who pick up his cards now will be very happy. This obviously comes with risk if he doesn't perform, but for those that believe in him, now is the time to buy."
Among the other tops cards in the auction is a 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold Derek Jeter rookie card — a BGS 9 of the rarest parallel offered in the set — that sold for $96,000, the second-highest price for the card. PWCC sold a PSA 10 version for a record $202,102 in 2019.