Johnny Manziel may have been the face of the packaging on 2014 football card products but it didn’t take long to determine he wasn’t the biggest prize in those boxes. While several players from that NFL Draft have begun to prove themselves for the long haul, Odell Beckham Jr. rookie cards are among the hottest sellers on eBay, in shops and at shows.
Drafted out of LSU with the 12th pick, Beckham Jr. has become one of the game’s most exciting receivers, earning his third trip to the Pro Bowl in 2016 to tie a New York Giants record for wideouts. In three seasons, he had already accumulated 19 100-yard catch games.
More Than Just a One-Handed Grab
Of course, video and photos of the now famous one-handed catch during his rookie season helped him become one of football’s most marketable stars but Beckham isn’t just a highlight in a number 13 jersey. In fact, it’s doesn’t seem preposterous to think that a Hall of Fame career could be unfolding. He’s the only player in NFL history with three straight seasons of 70+ catches and 1000+ receiving yards to begin a career. He’s the fastest to reach 200 receptions and the fastest to reach 3,500 career receiving yards, too.
Sales of Beckham Rookie Cards
Beckham’s rookie cards began taking off after that terrific catch in prime time against the Cowboys and haven’t taken a breather. Over just a three-month period during the ’16 season, 4,273 lots of 2014 Beckham cards were sold—nearly one of every three offered. Collectors and investors spent over $160,000 on his first-year cardboard.
While the bulk of the cards sold were lower end cards (under $30), Beckham’s 2014 National Treasures and Flawless rookie autographs from Panini drew most of the big bids, with most selling for several hundred dollars. The highest priced Beckham rookie card on eBay was a 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Superfractor 1/1 which sold for $2,500 in October.
You can see an up-to-the-minute list of the 13 ‘most watched’ Odell Beckham Jr. rookie cards on eBay via the list below.