Amari Cooper Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Amari Cooper Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Already touted as one of the top young wide receivers in the NFL, it did not appear to take long for Amari Cooper to acclimate to his new surroundings. While Cooper's cards were already on the collecting radar because of his college success, his values are now pushing even higher. The following guide offers a detailed look at all the Amari Cooper rookie cards and his notable pre-rookie and college cards.

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A top receiving prospect out of high school, Amari Cooper elected to attend the University of Alabama to play college football where he put forth an impressive career. Saving his best year for last, Cooper totaled 124 receptions and over 1,700 yards as a junior and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award given to the nation's top receiver. Cooper entered the 2015 NFL Draft where he was chosen fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders.

Although he will likely experience the same growing pains as most young players, Amari Cooper has already shown glimpses of his tremendous potential and has quickly developed a good rapport with his quarterback, Derek Carr.

As one of the top rookie names, collectors have plenty of choices among Amari Cooper cards, with many more on the way. Cooper's cards can be found in most of the 2015 football products. All his official rookie cards are noted below. Below the rookie list, the key pre-rookie and college-themed cards are covered.

Amari Cooper Rookie Card Guide

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2015 Bowman Amari Cooper RC #44

On the low-end side of things for collectors in terms of value and design, 2015 Bowman is more about being first than being an ideal rookie card. The end result is not great.

2015 Bowman Amari Cooper RC #44

2015 Donruss Rated Rookie Amari Cooper RC #203

Simple and inexpensive, Amari Cooper's Donruss rookie takes advantage of the Rated Rookie nostalgia. It will never be worth much, but for seasoned collectors, it offers a subtle reminder of the past.

2015 Donruss Rated Rookie Amari Cooper RC #203

2015 Donruss Signature Series Amari Cooper RC #496 Autographed Jersey

Although not numbered, this Signature Series rookie is tough to track down. A moderate jersey swatch is added to a sticker autograph.

2015 Panini Black Gold Amari Cooper RC #71 #/199

It can be tough to tell from the scans, but the 2015 Black Gold rookie for Amari Cooper is one of his most premium base rookies. Limited to just 199 copies, several parallels bring that number a bit higher.

2015 Panini Black Gold Amari Cooper RC

2015 Panini Certified Amari Cooper RC #226 Autographed Jersey #/199

Shiny and bold, 2015 Certified features a solid patch, autograph and moderate print run. While the sticker signature is not preferred, it looks okay with the design.

2015 Panini Certified Amari Cooper RC #226 Autographed Jersey

2015 Panini Clear Vision Amari Cooper RC #103

2015 may end up being the year of acetate cards and that is not a bad thing. Clear Vision presents collectors with two rookie card options for Cooper. The base version, on the left, and the variation, on the right, can be distinguished based on the different images and background design.

2015 Clear Vision Football Base RC Amari Cooper2015 Clear Vision Football Variation RC Amari Cooper

2015 Panini Contenders Amari Cooper RC #228 Autograph

Easily one of his more popular choices, the Amari Cooper rookie in Contenders was issued as a redemption. In addition to the base version, collectors can track down limited variations and multiple Rookie Ticket parallels. A third variation has a college theme.

2015 Panini Contenders Amari Cooper RC #228 Autograph2015 Panini Contenders Amari Cooper RC #228 Autograph variation

2015 Panini Crown Royale Amari Cooper RC #201 Autographed Relic #/199

Found in both relic and autographed relic versions, the Crown Royale rookie for Cooper features the popular Silhouettes design and the autographed version is signed on-card.

2015 Panini Crown Royale Amari Cooper RC #201 Autographed Relic Purple

2015 Panini Flawless Amari Cooper RC #125 Diamond #/20

A massive box price tag and considerable rarity make the Flawless base rookie for Amari Cooper a very tough chase. The embedded diamond adds to the high-end feel.

2015 Panini Gridiron Kings Amari Cooper RC #138

Artistic and distinct, Gridiron Kings proves that even budget values can result in unique designs. Admittedly, the black of the Raiders does clash with the brown border frame, but there are additional color parallels available.

2015 Panini Gridiron Kings Amari Cooper RC #138

2015 Panini Immaculate Collection Amari Cooper RC #163 Autographed Jersey #/99 - Redemption

Likely one of the top Amari Cooper rookie cards once it is live, collectors will only find redemptions for the signed card in Immaculate Collection boxes. The on-card signature and nice jersey piece paired with a low print run makes this a hobby standout.

2015 Panini National Treasures Amari Cooper RC #126 Autographed Patch #/99

Extreme rarity and strong brand recognition combine in the National Treasures rookie card that boasts a large jersey piece and on-card signature. With just 99 copies, these are some of the very best Amari Rookies cards out there with a price to match.

2015 Panini National Treasures Amari Cooper RC #126 Autographed Patch

2015 Panini Playbook Amari Cooper RC #64 Jersey Booklet #/199

Offering a good bit of jersey, the Playbook rookie for Cooper utilizes a booklet design and there is also a signed option, limited to 99 copies, that features an acetate signature on the left side.

2015 Panini Playbook Amari Cooper RC #64 Jersey Booklet

2015 Panini Prestige Amari Cooper RC #202

For many players, a college jersey on an NFL rookie card could be something of a disappointment, but given the strong following for Alabama, it might fulfill two wants in one card for Crimson Tide fans. There is also a variation that features Cooper in his Raiders gear.

 2015 Panini Prestige Football Base 202 Amari Cooper2015 Panini Prestige Football Variation 202 Amari Cooper

2015 Panini Prizm Amari Cooper RC #201

Simple and modern at the same time, Prizm utilizes a large silver border and many colorful parallels to achieve a fun rainbow chase. Collectors can also find a limited image variation that is shown on the right.

2015 Panini Prizm Football Base RC Amari Cooper2015 Prizm Football Rookie Variations Amari Cooper Refractor

2015 Panini Rookies & Stars Amari Cooper RC #119

Exclusive to Target, the Rookies & Stars rookie card for Amari Cooper goes a little heavy on the design. While there are better designs to be found, the retail availability makes it more appealing for those without access to hobby boxes.

2015 Panini Rookies and Star Amari Cooper RC #119

2015 Panini Spectra Amari Cooper RC #118 #/99, #163 Autographed Jersey #/75

2015 Spectra contains three different Amari Cooper cards in the main set and each is limited to 99 copies or less. First, there are two base cards. While they feature different images, they are both numbered to 99. There is also a an autographed patch card that is fundamentally similar to the Certified rookie card.

2015 Panini Spectra Amari Cooper RC Base 12015 Panini Spectra Amari Cooper RC Base 2

2015 Panini Spectra Amari Cooper RC Autographed Jersey

2015 Score Amari Cooper RC #408

Like Bowman, Score is an early football release, but because Panini can use the college image, it does look better than an airbrushed uniform. That is further the case for Cooper given the Alabama connection.

2015 Score Amari Cooper RC #408

2015 Topps Amari Cooper RC #451

While the rookie card images are not the greatest in 2015 Topps, these are among the easiest Amari Cooper cards to find and will remain cheap. Shown on the right, the variation image card is a little tougher to track down.

 2015 Topps Football Base Amari Cooper RC2015 Topps Football Variation RC Amari Cooper

2015 Topps Chrome Amari Cooper RC #115

As the chromium version of flagship Topps Football, Topps Chrome does not offer any variety in terms of image or design. However, what it does have is many Refractors and on-card signatures. These will be some of the top base rookies for Cooper. Just like the base release, Chrome offers a limited image variation.

2015 Topps Chrome Base Amari Cooper RC2015 Topps Chrome Variation Amari Cooper RC

2015 Topps Chrome Mini Amari Cooper RC #115

The mini version of Topps Chrome does not offer much of a difference but gives completists and mini collectors something else to go after for Amari Cooper.

2015 Topps Chrome Base Amari Cooper RC2015 Topps Chrome Variation Amari Cooper RC

2015 Topps Finest Amari Cooper RC #45

In true Finest form, the design goes big. While the background is, perhaps, a little too hypnotic, the silver and black goes well with Cooper's new colors.

2015 Topps Finest Amari Cooper RC #45

2015 Topps Inception Amari Cooper #RA-4 Autograph

Arguably the most popular of the early-season releases, Inception makes its name based on an appealing design and being the first to offer on-card signature for the rookies. Although technically an insert, most collectors treat them as official rookie cards. The base version is joined by a very limited image variation (#/10).

2015 Topps Inception Amari Cooper Autograph2015 Topps Inception Amari Cooper Autograph Variation

2015 Topps Valor Amari Cooper RC #158

Looking very similar to the main Topps Inception design, Valor at least offers the correct jersey number for Cooper. The look may not appeal to all collectors, but Valor is a solid low-end choice.

2015 Topps Valor Amari Cooper RC #158

Notable College and Pre-Rookie Cards

2014 Exquisite Collection Draft Picks Amari Cooper #ER-AC #/125

Likely the final Exquisite to feature college jerseys for a while, 2014 Exquisite was issued late in the collecting year and included an insert set for the 2015 rookie class. The quality design and low print run makes for a nice option if collectors want something a little different from a standard Amari Cooper rookie card.

2014 Exquisite Collection Draft Picks Amari Cooper

2015 Leaf Trinity Amari Cooper Autographs

Long known for working around their lack of league licensing, Leaf has carved out a strong market for their early-season football products. Chief among them is Leaf Trinity, which includes three different Amari Cooper cards that are each signed on-card.

2015 Leaf Trinity Amari Cooper Autograph Patch2015 Leaf Trinity Amari Cooper Pure Autographs

2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Amari Cooper #101 Autograph

Part of the NCAA push from Panini, the Contenders brand was used in a college-themed release. Collectors can find two different Season Ticket versions for Cooper, both of which are signed.

2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Amari Cooper #101 Autograph2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Amari Cooper #101 Autograph Variation Cracked Ice

2015 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Amari Cooper #101

A solid budget option for Crimson Tide fans, Panini also gave Prizm the college treatment. The red of the uniform stands out in a fantastic way on this Amari Cooper card.

2015 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Amari Cooper #101

2015 Upper Deck Amari Cooper #150 SP, #217 SP

Both part of short print subsets, these 2015 Upper Deck Amari Cooper cards feature increasing rarity and alternating jerseys. Card #150 is part of the group that averages 1:12 packs across all formats while #217 is decidedly more difficult at 1:12o and exclusive to hobby boxes.

2015 Upper Deck Amari Cooper #150 SP2015 Upper Deck Amari Cooper #217 SP

2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Amari Cooper #AC

While there is really not much to the set, the on-card autographs and inscriptions, along with the different parallels, make for an interesting chase if a collector is so inclined. Each parallel features a different inscription and, in addition to a base version, Amari Cooper has a Red (#/49), Black (#/25) and Gold (#/10) parallel.

2015 Upper Deck Inscriptions Amari Cooper Black

Top eBay Listings

2015 Panini National Treasures NFL Gear Combos GC-CC Amari Cooper Derek Carr 8p8
$20.25

2015 Topps 60th Anniversary Amari Cooper Subset & Rookie Card #451 Lot in MINT!
$10.00

2015 Crown Royale Regal Rookies Green #1 Amari Cooper - NM-MT
$6.00

2015 Topps Past & Present Performers Amari Cooper Bo Jackson Card #PPP-CJ MINT!
$5.00

2015 Topps Chrome Green Refractor AMARI COOPER # 115. MINT !!!
$12.00

Amari Cooper T. J. Yeldon 2015 Certified Dual jjerseys 249
$29.99

2015 PRIZM #201 AMARI COOPER "BLUE WAVE REFRACTOR" ROOKIE RC SP #32 150, RAIDERS
$13.46

2015 Topps Chrome Football 60th Anniversary #T60RC-AC Amari Cooper Raiders RC
$6.39

2015 Finest Amari Cooper RC 23 25!!!!$$$$
$15.50

2015 Amari Cooper Finest Rookie Blue Refractor # 250 Oakland Raiders Alabama
$7.99

2015 Panini Certified Rookie 739 799 Player Worn Materials #NG-AC Amari Cooper
$5.00

2015 Museum Collection Amari Cooper Rookie Jumbo Patch RC 249 Topps Card
$5.56

2015 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE RELICS JERSEY AMARI COOPER RC RAIDERS QUANTITY
$5.99

2015 Panini Spectra #118.1 Rookies Amari Cooper (Catching) 99 Football Card 4m6
$10.00

2015 Panini Spectra #118.1 Rookies Amari Cooper (Catching) 99 Football Card 4o3
$13.75

2015 Topps Finest Refractor #45 Amari Cooper Oakland Raiders Football Card 2e5
$5.25
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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