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Top C.J. Stroud Rookie Cards to Collect

Top C.J. Stroud Rookie Cards to Collect

Thanks to an impressive start to his NFL career, the C.J. Stroud rookie cards are heating up.

One of several top QBs in his class, Stroud has quickly emerged as a hobby favorite among the 2023 NFL rookies.

As the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, expectations were high for the former Ohio State Buckeye, and C.J. Stroud has surely delivered so far.

View the most popular C.J. Stroud card auctions on eBay.

Take a look at some of his top NFL cards in the guide below. More 2023 Football Cards should be released throughout the year, including the most popular brands.

Top C.J. Stroud Rookie Cards Base / Inserts

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2023 Donruss Rated Rookie C.J. Stroud RC #339

For something mainstream and inexpensive, check out 2023 Donruss Football. The well-known subset is an early favorite for many collectors. Stroud has a base Rated Rookie card with a few different parallels along with an Optic Preview card.

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On the other hand, his short-printed Downtown insert commands huge prices when it surfaces.

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2023 Donruss Elite C.J. Stroud RC #112 (#/999)

It's not as flashy as some, but 2023 Donruss Elite features a solid rookie to grab. The base version for Stroud has 999 copies, but there are more limited parallels to track down.

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2023 Panini Black C.J. Stroud RC #154

Despite being unnumbered, the base C.J. Stroud rookie card in 2023 Panini Black Football can be fairly elusive. That's because boxes only have five cards and three of these are autographs or relics.

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Popular inserts for Stroud include Forcefield, Vanta and White Night.

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2023 Panini Gold Standard C.J. Stroud RC #112 (#/99)

In 2023 Gold Standard, Stroud's rookie has just 99 copies with a few other serial-numbered editions, like the Platinum (#/75) shown.

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Each limited to 24 copies, the high-end set also features rare inserts like Double Eagle, El Dorado and Gold Dust.

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2023 Panini Mosaic C.J. Stroud RC #292

The most popular and mainstream option as far as the initial C.J. Stroud rookie cards, 2023 Panini Mosaic Football is a great choice for collectors across all budgets. High-end fans can go for top parallels like Peacock, White Sparkle, Gold (#/10), Black (1/1) or Nebula (1/1).

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Key inserts for Stroud include Kaleidoscope, Micro Mosaic, Razzle Dazzle and Stained Glass.

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2023 Panini Plates & Patches C.J. Stroud RC #163

With only one base card per box, 2023 Panini Plates & Patches Football is another set with a C.J. Stroud rookie that can be difficult to locate. Despite this, values remain reasonable.

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Top C.J. Stroud Autographs

One apparent gap for the C.J. Stroud rookie cards is seen with his autograph selection. Despite an overall abundance of choices, there is not a single pack-pulled autograph showing Stroud in his Texans jersey.

However, Stroud has multiple collegiate/prospect autograph cards from Bowman/Topps, Panini and Leaf, among others.

2023 Panini Instant RPS First Look Autographs C.J. Stroud #42 (#/391)

That's not to say Stroud was completely left off the Panini radar. Well ahead of the season, 2023 Panini Instant NFLPA Rookie Premiere RPS First Look offered direct-to-consumer autographs. While most players had 25 copies, there are 391 base autograph cards for the young QB.

This is his only licensed NFL autograph card so far.

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2023 Topps Now Draft Autographs C.J. Stroud #D-2 (#/99)

Although it carries no NFL licensing, the 2023 Topps Now Draft Football card features an on-card autograph on an NFL Draft night image.

The unsigned base card was available directly, but the autograph came in a limited blind pack featuring Stroud, Bryce Young or Will Levis. Inscriptions enhance the parallels numbered to 10 copies or less.

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Trey is a lifelong sports fanatic. He collected football and basketball cards as a kid and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options.

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