Complete Blake Bortles Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Complete Blake Bortles Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Blake Bortles might have been a bit overshadowed by other quarterbacks heading into the 2014 NFL Draft, but when the Jacksonville Jaguars made him the third overall pick and first quarterback selected, everyone took notice. Now the starter in Jacksonville, Blake Bortles rookie cards are seeing strong interest from collectors among 2014 products.

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After an impressive high school career, the Florida native stayed in-state and accepted a scholarship to play football for the University of Central Florida. Bortles was a redshirt freshman, and after solid play in 2011, he assumed the starting spot for UCF in 2012. As a junior, Blake Bortles led UCF to the conference title and capped off his final season with a Tostitos Fiesta Bowl win and the bowl's Offensive MVP award.

While he was regarded as one of the top quarterback options in the 2014 draft, it still came as a shock to many when he was picked so early. Bortles did not begin the year as the starter, but replaced an ineffective Chad Henne in week three and was named the starter the following week. Although he struggled during his rookie season, Bortles showed enough to flashes of potential to

In regards to his cards, collectors have a variety of choices for Blake Bortles. The most popular options are his official NFL rookie cards, which are only available from Panini and Topps. The problem with these is that many end up with a very similar look and the same images are used multiple times, especially the brands that were released earlier in the 2014 collecting year. Inception represents the best early option given the on-card signature and solid design. Immaculate Collection, Contenders and Spectra present more choices for on-card rookie autographs, and the high-end brands to end the collecting season, like National Treasures and Five Star, are the most popular and valuable overall.

Collectors looking for something a little different with their Blake Bortles collection have two primary options. The first is Upper Deck. While Upper Deck no longer has an NFL license, they make good use of their college license. This allows them to apply college images to their deep database of hobby brand favorites. Not all collectors enjoy the college theme, but if that is not an issue, Upper Deck can be an appealing alternative, especially if you are a fan of UCF. This includes another of one of the top Blake Bortles cards in Exquisite Collection. Bortles has a signed card in both 2013 and 2014 Exquisite Collection.

Leaf is another option that has a growing interest among collectors looking for something else. Since they don't have a college license or the NFL license, these pre-rookie cards use airbrushed college images. While that is not ideal, the top Blake Bortles cards from Leaf make up for that with solid designs, on-card autographs and limited print runs.

Official Blake Bortles rookie cards are shown as well as the main options for products without a true rookie card set. Below that, notable college and pre-rookie options are shown.

Blake Bortles Visual Rookie Card Guide

Click on the image or listing to shop for cards on eBay. Parallels are shown in place of the base versions when necessary. 

Notable Blake Bortles Pre-Rookie and College Cards

2013 Exquisite Draft Picks Autographs #ER-BB #/49

2013 Exquisite Draft Picks Autographs Blake Bortles

2014 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signature Patch #138 #/75

2014 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signature Patch #138 Blake Bortles

2014 Flair Showcase Row 2 #20, Row 1 #102, Row 0 #151

2014 Flair Showcase Row 2 Blake Bortles #202014 Flair Showcase Row 1 Blake Bortles #102

2014 Flair Showcase Row 0 Blake Bortles #151

2014 Leaf Trinity Jumbo Patch Autograph #DP-BB1, Pure Autograph #P-BB1

2014 Leaf Trinity Jumbo Patch Autograph Blake Bortles2014 Leaf Trinity Pure Autograph Blake Bortles

2014 Leaf Valiant Autograph #BA-BB1

2014 Leaf Valiant Football Base Autographs Blake Bortles

2014 SP Authentic #234 Autographed Jersey #/150

2014 SP Authentic #234 Blake Bortles Autographed Jersey

2014 SPx #85 Autographed Jersey #/125

2014 SPx Blake Bortles #85 Autographed Jersey

2014 Upper Deck #90, #276 Retail SP 

2014 Upper Deck Blake Bortles #902014 Upper Deck Blake Bortles #276 Retail SP

Top eBay Listings

2014 Bowman Sterling Blake Bortles RC Jaguars 3-Color Jumbo Patch BSJRP-BB
$14.99

2014 Flair Showcase Blake Bortles Rookie Row 1 SP Blue 016 100 #102 NM Condition
$17.95

Blake Bortles RC 2014 Leaf Rookies & Stars Slideshow ROOKIE SP 23 25 Jaguars
$8.99

Blake Bortles 2014 Certified Materials #’d Card Becketts-9.5 Rookie
$22.99

BLAKE BORTLES JAGUARS 2014 PANINI NATIONAL ROOKIE RC # 13 GRADED 10
$12.80

BLAKE BORTLES JAGUARS 2014 PRIZM RED PRIZM PANINI LOGO ROOKIE RC #235 GRADED 10
$24.00

BLAKE BORTLES JAGUARS 2014 ROOKIES & STARS DRAFT CLASS ROOKIE RC #DC3 GRADED 10
$20.80

BLAKE BORTLES JAGUARS 2014 ROOKIES & STARS ROOKIE RC # 110 GRADED 10
$16.00

BLAKE BORTLES JAGUARS 2014 SCORE ROOKIE RC # 340 GRADED 10
$16.00

BLAKE BORTLES 2014 PRIZM RED PRIZM ROOKIE GMA GRADED GEM MINT 10 Jaguars
$13.95

BLAKE BORTLES 2014 PRIZM SP VARIATION REFRACTOR ROOKIE GRADED GEM MINT 10
$13.95

BLAKE BORTLES 2014 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE GRADED GEM MINT 10 1st Round Draft
$9.95

2014 SP Authentic Canvas #C44 Blake Bortles Rookie Jaguars SP!
$5.99

2014 (JAGUARS) Topps Chrome 1963 Minis #30 Blake Bortles
$5.92

2014 Topps Chrome Rookie Die Cuts #CRDCBB Blake Bortles
$5.32

2014 CONTENDERS ROUND NUMBERS #17 BLAKE BORTLES & TEDDY BRIDGEWATER ROOKIE QB's
$6.08
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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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