Rookie Card Year: 2010
Investment Rating: 7.0
The only person that can stop Rob Gronkowski is Rob Gronkowski. More specifically, his injuries. Rob Gronkowski rookie cards are already the most popular of any tight end in hobby history and his success with the New England Patriots and Tom Brady is quite impressive.
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 rookies 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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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. However, don't confuse him with his brother, Chris, who also has a rookie card in 2010 National Treasures.
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.
While 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 Exquisite Collection features a college image of Gronk with the University of Arizona, 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, giving the popular first-year card a distinct look.
Rob Gronkowski Rookie Card Checklist
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Budget / Mid-Rookie Cards
- 2010 Adrenalyn XL #233
- 2010 Bowman Sterling #BSRRG Jersey
- 2010 Classics #182 #/999
- 2010 Donruss Elite #103 #/999
- 2010 Panini Stickers #64
- 2010 Prestige #283
- 2010 Score #383
- 2010 Topps #148
- 2010 Topps Attax #192
- 2010 Topps Chrome #C112
- 2010 Topps Finest #42
- 2010 Topps Magic #26
- 2010 Topps Platinum #122
- 2010 Topps Prime #42 #/999
- 2010 Topps Prime Retail #42
- 2010 Topps Supreme #46 #/209
- 2010 Topps Tribute #23
- 2010 Topps Unrivaled #112
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2010 Absolute Memorabilia #227 Auto Relic #/299
- 2010 Certified #299 Auto Jersey #/699
- 2010 Contenders #229 Autograph (PR=499)
- 2010 Crown Royale #230 Autograph #/499
- 2010 Limited #215 Auto Jersey #/199
- 2010 Epix #232 Autograph #/300
- 2010 Gridiron Gear #265 Auto Jersey #/164
- 2010 National Treasures #329 Auto Patch #/99
- 2010 Panini Threads #193 Autograph #/500
- 2010 Plates and Patches #229 Auto Jersey #/699
- 2010 Rookies & Stars #293 Autograph #/71
- 2010 Topps Five Star #161 Auto Patch #/90
- 2010 Topps Triple Threads #113 Auto Jersey #/99 (2 versions)