Mike Evans Visual Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Mike Evans Visual Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

One of several elite wide receivers in the 2014 rookie class, Mike Evans is no stranger to the spotlight. A top ten pick who caught passes in college from Johnny Manziel, Evans was quickly on the collecting radar and has not disappointed. The guide below features each of the official rookie cards for Mike Evans along with notable pre-rookie and college cards.

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While Mike Evans did not start playing high school football until his senior season, he immediately made his mark. Evans stayed in-state for college, attending Texas A&M. After redshirting his first year, he paired up with Johnny Manziel to form one of the most dynamic combos in college football. A consensus All-American and First-Team All-SEC in 2013, Mike Evans elected to forego his remaining eligibility and declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Tampa Buccaneers made Mike Evans the seventh overall pick and second wide receiver off the board after Sammy Watkins. Despite inconsistency at the quarterback position and a bad overall year for Tampa Bay, Mike Evans' season has been one of the few bright spots for the team. He totaled 12 receiving touchdowns and just over 1,000 yards in his rookie year.

Mike Evans was a high-profile player for collectors based on his draft spot and college career. However, playing for a bad team in a small market meant that he was still somewhat under the hobby radar to start the year. That all changed during a three-game stretch in November where he amassed 458 yards and five touchdowns. His numbers came down after that, but he put forth a great rookie season and should be even better in the future with consistency at QB.

Collectors have many options when it comes to cards for Mike Evans. His official rookie cards are found only in Topps and Panini products and these are the most popular choices for collectors. Early products have utilized many of the same photos for several cards, which can hurt interest, but this became less of an issue as the season progressed. The top options feature on-card autographs and this includes signed rookies for Evans in Contenders, Crown Royale, Immaculate Collection, Inception, Five Star and National Treasures.

Offering more choices for collectors, Upper Deck and Leaf are good alternatives to the official rookie cards. Upper Deck has long been a collecting staple and the only difference is that their products showcase a college theme. This can be especially appealing if you are an A&M or college collector. On the other hand, Leaf cannot use NFL or college logos, but they overcome the airbrushed college photos based on the quality of their releases, limited print runs and mostly all on-card autographs. Lastly, Press Pass offers additional autograph options for Mike Evans but they feature a generic look similar to Leaf. However, they are an appealing budget option.

As a young player, signed memorabilia remains limited for Mike Evans and is mostly Texas A&M gear. However, as his career progresses, supply and interest will increase. Current Mike Evans autographed options can be seen at Sportsmemorabilia.com.

Check out all the rookie card options for Mike Evans below. Official rookie cards are shown as well as the main options for products without a true rookie card set. Following the rookie cards from Panini and Topps, notable pre-rookie and college cards for Mike Evans are also highlighted.

Mike Evans Rookie Card Guide

Click on the listings or images to shop for card singles on eBay. Parallels are shown when necessary. 

Notable Mike Evans College and Pre-Rookie Cards

2013 Exquisite Collection 2014 Draft Picks Autographs #ER-ME #/75

2013 Exquisite Collection 2014 Draft Picks Autographs Mike Evans

2014 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signature Patch #137 #/75

2014 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signature Patch Mike Evans #137

2014 Flair Showcase (Row 2 - #15, Row 1 - #116, Row 0 - #152)

2014 Flair Showcase Row 2 #15 Mike Evans 2014 Flair Showcase Row 1 Mike Evans #116

2014 Flair Showcase Row 0 Mike Evans #152

2014 Leaf Trinity Autographs

2014 Leaf Trinity Autographed Patch Mike Evans

2014 Leaf Trinity Pure Autographs Mike Evans

2014 Leaf Valiant Autograph #BA-ME1

2014 Leaf Valiant Autograph Mike Evans

2014 SP Authentic #230 Autographed Jersey

2014 SP Authentic Mike Evans #230 Autographed Jersey

2014 SPx #52 Autographed Jersey #/249

2014 SPx Mike Evans #52 Autographed Jersey

2014 Upper Deck #217 SP, #260 SP (Hobby Variation)

2014 Upper Deck Mike Evans #217 SP

2014 Upper Deck Mike Evans #260 SP

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Trey Treutel

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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+.

User Comments

  1. I have a Mike Evans WR rookie card, but it has a cool cut out design. I couldn’t find any card like it. Could you tell me how much it is worth?

  2. Hunter I would need more information about the card in order to help. Please email me a scan or photo of the card – trey@cardboardconnection.com – preferably front and back.

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