The NFL collecting world normally focuses on quarterbacks, but the elite play of Cooper Kupp for the Los Angeles Rams has fans looking back to 2017 products for the earliest cards of the wide receiver. The impressive wideout has emerged as one of the most dominant players in the game. This naturally has Cooper Kupp rookie cards trending up.
Despite being a third-generation NFL player, Cooper Kupp did not enter the league with much fanfare. Taken in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Eastern Washington University, he put forth four productive seasons before Matthew Stafford joined the Rams. Kupp claimed the "triple crown" of receiving during their first season together by leading the NFL in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2021. He also added the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year award and Super Bowl MVP.
With nearly 40 choices available, the 2017 football sets provide a multitude of Cooper Kupp rookie cards and autographs. To help with this, several of the best options are covered in the guide below.
Fans can also review the most popular Cooper Kupp rookie card auctions currently active at eBay.
Top Cooper Kupp Rookie Cards Base
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2017 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Cooper Kupp RC #179
Kupp's Optichrome Rated Rookie card in 2017 Donruss Optic Football is a hobby favorite. Whether you start with the base card or one of the many parallels, the market is strong.
Although the main Optic rookie is not too pricey, his base Rated Rookie (#329) is a cheaper alternative.
2017 Panini Prizm Cooper Kupp RC #203
With a more modern look, 2017 Prizm NFL supplies another shiny Cooper Kupp rookie. Similar to Donruss Optic, the limited parallels can produce very high prices.
2017 Panini Select Cooper Kupp RC #89 Concourse, #170 Premier Level, #246 Field Level
Adding a larger assortment, 2017 Select Football includes three different Cooper Kupp rookie cards in the base set. Each card has a different image and design to go with the Prizm parallels.
Top Cooper Kupp Rookie Cards Autograph
2017 Donruss Elite Cooper Kupp Pen Pals Autographs
Moving to the signed cards, 2017 Donruss Elite NFL has added demand thanks to the hard-signed Pen Pals insert. Look for the limited ink versions, as well, including blue, green and red. Kupp also has a dual with former teammate Josh Reynolds.
2017 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Cooper Kupp RC #179 Autograph #/150
With just 150 copies at the base level, the Rated Rookie Signatures card in 2017 Donruss Optic Football can be tough to track down. However, there are eight numbered parallels plus the unnumbered Bronze, easing strain on the supply somewhat.
2017 Panini Contenders Cooper Kupp RC Autograph #334, Variation #374
The Rookie Ticket subset is a very big deal for football card fans. As such, many collectors look to 2017 Contenders NFL for one of the best Cooper Kupp rookie autographs.
In addition, the image variation actually has a different card number along with a horizontal layout, making it much easier to identify.
Neither version was announced as a short print by Panini.
2017 Panini Contenders Optic Cooper Kupp RC Autograph #134
More shine is available in 2017 Contenders Optic Football, which adds chromium to the Rookie Ticket cards. Panini revealed that the hard-signed card is a short print limited to 190 copies.
When buying this card, be on the lookout for smudged signatures, which can be an issue.
2017 Panini Limited Cooper Kupp RC #108 Autograph Relic #/299
While the long-running Limited brand is not as revered as others on the list, the hard-signed 2017 Limited NFL rookie for Kupp is worth a look. The base print run has 299 copies, so it's not exactly rare, but this card is not easy to find either. This is one that can float under the radar and potentially offer a value pick.
2017 Immaculate Collection Cooper Kupp RC #134 Autograph Patch #/99
In terms of the high-end lineup, 2017 Immaculate Collection Football is a top option. The horizontal RPA provides rarity and brand power.
2017 National Treasures Cooper Kupp RC #198 Autograph Patch #/99
Of course, the ultimate go-to Cooper Kupp rookie card is found in 2017 National Treasures NFL. At just 99 copies, the rarity is the same as several other RPA cards, but it's nearly impossible to match the appeal of NT.