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Rob Gronkowski Rookie Card Guide and Checklist

Rob Gronkowski

Date of Birth: 5/14/1989
Rookie Card Year: 2010
Investment Rating: 6.5


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Although tight ends were mainly thought of as glorified blockers for many years, the NFL is now shifting toward making these large athletes the focal point of the offense. New England is one of the teams where that is most evident and Rob Gronkowski has proven to be one of the toughest players in the league to defend. The position still does not enjoy the same hobby appreciation as the big three offensive groups, but Gronkowski is someone who is changing the game and his rookie cards are seeing additional interest.

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Rob Gronkowski played his college football at the University of Arizona. While he impressed in his first two years, Gronkowski missed his entire junior year with a back injury. Despite this, the New England Patriots picked Rob Gronkowski in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

The aforementioned injuries continue to be an issue for Rob Gronkowski, but when healthy, he is one of the most dominant players in the NFL and a top target for Tom Brady. Truly a game changer on offense, when the Brady-Gronk connection is working, the Patriots are virtually unstoppable.

When it comes to Rob Gronkowski's earliest cards, there are plenty of choices available, including over 30 official rookie cards in 2010 products. The 13 autographed rookie options from Topps and Panini are the top options and there are also some popular cards from Upper Deck which feature a college theme. The best overall first-year cards for Gronk can be seen below and his full rookie card checklist is available on the tab above.

Top Rob Gronkowski Rookie-Year Cards

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2010 National Treasures Rob Gronkowski RC #329 Autographed Patch #/99

The most valuable Rob Gronkowski rookie card is found in National Treasures and includes a large patch, on-card signature and print run of just 99. Don't confuse him with his brother, Chris, who also has a rookie card in 2010 National Treasures.

2010 National Treasures Rob Gronkowsi RC #329 Autographed Jersey

2010 Contenders Rob Gronkowski RC #229 Autograph

Always a crowd favorite because of the on-card autographs and possible short prints, Contenders is a top Rob Gronkowski rookie card and also one of the most plentiful. There are two versions of the Rookie Ticket and they are easily distinguished based on the jersey color. Although the cards are not numbered, it was revealed that both cards have 499 copies.

2010 Contenders Rob Gronkowski RC #229 Autograph white jersey2010 Contenders Rob Gronkowski RC #229 Autograph blue jersey

2010 Topps Five Star Rob Gronkowski RC #161 Autographed Jersey #/90

Although the jersey piece is smaller than National Treasures, Gronk's 2010 Five Star rookie card matches or exceeds its premium card counterpart in nearly every other category. The print run checks in just lower at 90 and the larger signing area is nicely framed with the ornate silver foil design.

2010 Topps Five Star Rob Gronkowski RC #161 Autographed Patch

2010 UD Exquisite Collection Rob Gronkowski #131 Autographed Patch #/120

Not technically a true Rob Gronkowski rookie card, 2010 Exquisite Collection features a college image of Gronk and largely matches Five Star and National Treasures with a jersey patch, print run of 120 and on-card signature. The gold ink works well with the gold foil in the design and gives the popular first-year card a distinct look.

2010 Exquisite Collection Rob Gronkowski #131 Autographed Patch

Top eBay Listings

2013 Spectra #40 Rob Gronkowski City Limits Refractor 5 99 Patriots
$9.99

Rob Gronkowski 2015 Panini Certified Mirror Purple #01 10
$50.00

2010 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Rob Gronkowski RC BGS
$51.00

2015 Topps Oversized 5x7 Red (# 25 Made) TOP 60 #385 ROB GRONKOWSKI Patriots
$9.99

2010 TOPPS CHROME Rated Rookie ROB GRONKOWSKI
$19.99

2017 Panini Red New England Patriots Football Card #67 Rob Gronkowski 49
$6.00

2014 Topps Chrome Rob Gronkowski Prism Refractor Patriots NM-MT Free Shipping
$5.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 PANINI GRIDIRON GEAR ROOKIE GEMS PATCH #16 50 RC PATRIOTS
$15.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2015 PRESTIGE PURPLE XTRA POINTS # 100 GRADED GEM MINT 10
$8.95

Rob Gronkowski 2016 Panini Honors GREEN Foil card #48, serial #5 5 Patriots
$49.99

2010 prestige rob gronkowski rookie card & 2014 elvis presley card vela signed
$9.99

TOM BRADY ROB GRONKOWSKI CONTENDERS TOUCHDOWN TANDEMS DIE-CUT CARD TT1..187 199
$15.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 PANINI DRAFT CLASS OF 2010 GMA GRADED NM-MT 8 CARD # 4
$8.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2013 PANINI PRIZM GMA GRADED GEM MT 10 CARD # 68
$12.95

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2015 TOPPS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS SB CHAMPION TE CARD WITH AN EXTRA
$138.50

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 ABSOLUTE STAR GAZING JUMBO 4 COLOR PATCH RC #6 15 PATRIOTS
$79.99
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RC Checklist

Rob Gronkowski Rookie Card Checklist

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Top eBay Listings

2010 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Rob Gronkowski RC BGS
$51.00

2010 TOPPS CHROME Rated Rookie ROB GRONKOWSKI
$19.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 PANINI GRIDIRON GEAR ROOKIE GEMS PATCH #16 50 RC PATRIOTS
$15.99

2010 prestige rob gronkowski rookie card & 2014 elvis presley card vela signed
$9.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 PANINI DRAFT CLASS OF 2010 GMA GRADED NM-MT 8 CARD # 4
$8.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 ABSOLUTE STAR GAZING JUMBO 4 COLOR PATCH RC #6 15 PATRIOTS
$79.99

2010 ETOPPS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TOM BRADY ROB GRONKOWSKI WELKER # 999 Team card
$9.00

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 ROOKIES & STARS FRESHMAN ORIENTATION JERSEY RC #30 299
$19.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 ABSOLUTE ROOKIE WAR ROOM 3 COLOR PATCH ROOKIE RC #26 50
$39.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 PANINI ROOKIE GRIDIRON GEMS FOOTBALL & JERSEYRELIC RC #1 50
$49.99

ROB GRONKOWSKI 2010 ROOKIES & STARS PRIME RC PATCH CARD #45 50!
$40.00

2010 Topps Chrome Rookie Rob Gronkowski Patriots
$5.99

2010 Leaf Limited Initial Steps Rob Gronkowski rookie shoe #D23 80 #8 *68232
$25.00

2010 Topps Unrivaled Gold 499 #112 Rob Gronkowski
$8.12

2010 Topps Unrivaled Rookies #URRG Rob Gronkowski
$15.00

2010 Draft Picks Rob Gronkowski RC patriots
$12.99
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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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