You may have gotten some sideways looks for piling up Davante Adams rookie cards during his first couple of seasons in the NFL. Drafted at a young age, it was clear the Fresno State product still had some growing to do, despite being a second round pick. These days, some believe Adams may be the NFL’s best receiver and he’s still young enough to continue putting up some remarkable numbers that are possibly Hall of Fame worthy before he’s through.
The good news is that while his rookie cards aren’t as cheap as they once were, most are priced well within range of those who like safe bets.
The Adams Annals
Adams was a two-way starter on the gridiron and a two-sport standout at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California. During his senior year high school, he led the Vikings to a state championship, recorded over 60 receptions for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns and held it down on defense as a cornerback for the team. He was also respectable on the hardwood, being considered a two-star recruit and a four-year letter winner in basketball.
Finally a Number One Tier
2014 Topps Supreme #96 Davante Adams RC #/162
Yes, Topps was still making football cards during Adams’ rookie season. The Supreme offers some shine, with bold lettering. It’s rather busy but it’s something a little different than the norm. It pictures Adams running upfield, ball in hand. Again, there are plenty of parallels but some of the standard issue examples have sold for just a buck or two in recent weeks (yes, really). You’ll likely pay a little more now that Adams is getting a lot of attention but this card has to be one of the best deals in football cards right now.