Top Josh Allen Rookie Cards to Collect
The Josh Allen rookie cards continue to see strong demand as the young quarterback puts up big performances in the NFL.
Coming out of the University of Wyoming, the seventh pick in the 2018 draft has made a rather quick transformation into a top-tier QB.
Collectors naturally gravitate to his rookie cards, especially the shiny editions and the low-numbered rookie autographs from high-end brands.
The Josh Allen rookies are found in 2018 football sets, and there are quite a few choices. The guide below highlights some of the key base cards, inserts and autographs to check out.
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Top Josh Allen Rookie Cards Base / Inserts
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2018 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Josh Allen RC #154
In the Hobby, the Rated Rookie line is quite popular and 2018 Donruss Optic Football offers the Optichrome version for Josh Allen.
High-end fans have multiple parallels in addition to the base version.
While the price is quite high, the Downtown insert is another top choice.
2018 Panini Kaboom Josh Allen RC #K-JA
Normally a super short print (SSP) insert, collectors can find the popular Kaboom rookie for Allen in the online-exclusive 2018 Panini Kaboom multi-sport set. The rarest versions include Gold (#/10) and Green (1/1).
2018 Panini Flawless Josh Allen RC #104 Ruby #/20
Pushing deep into the super-premium realm, 2018 Panini Flawless Football stresses rarity along with embedded gems. The set is also known for on-card autographs.
2018 Panini Prizm Josh Allen RC #205
While everyone has their own chromium preference, many look to 2018 Panini Prizm Football as the best base Josh Allen rookie card.
Like the rest of the shiny sets, the limited parallels produce some huge sales.
2018 Panini Select Josh Allen RC #24 (Concourse), #139 (Premier), #207 (Field)
If you still can't decide, 2018 Select NFL is another worthy base option. In this case, there are three different levels for Allen, each with a specific design.
The 2017 Select NFL edition offers another choice via the XRC Rookie Redemption.
Top Josh Allen Rookie Cards Autographs
While the prices can start to really push higher, Josh Allen rookie card autographs are normally at the top of the list. Obviously, there are more out there in addition to the key cards featured.
2018 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Signatures Josh Allen RC #154 Autograph #/50
This Rated Rookie card with an on-card autograph from 2018 Donruss Optic Football is another top card. The base is actually limited to 50 copies, but there are a few parallels with higher print runs, including Holo (#/99) and Blue (#/75).
2018 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Josh Allen RC #105 Autograph
One of the most established brands for rookie collectors is Contenders. 2018 Panini Contenders Football includes the hard-signed Josh Allen Rookie Ticket in a base version as well as a limited variation. These can be distinguished by the image—Allen's shoes aren't visible in the base—or by looking at the team logo, which is black for the base and colorized for the variation. The image variation is not numbered but Panini revealed the print run is 250 copies.
He also has limited preview cards (#/24) for the base Rookie Ticket and image variation in 2018 Playoff Football.
2018 Panini Contenders Optic Rookie Ticket Josh Allen RC #105 Autograph
Taking Contenders up a notch, 2018 Contenders Optic has the same look but with the chromium shine. This Josh Allen rookie card has an announced print run of 250 copies.
2018 Panini Immaculate Collection Josh Allen RC #104 Auto Patch #/99
For a truly high-end experience, 2018 Immaculate NFL meets most RPA demands, including a low print run (#/99) and an on-card autograph.
2018 Panini National Treasures Josh Allen RC #163 Auto Patch #/99
When it comes to reputation and quality, 2018 Panini National Treasures Football offers the best overall Josh Allen rookie card, but it's very expensive. While at its core the card has the same attributes as Immaculate, something about NT puts collectors in a $$$$$ frenzy.
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