Complete Visual Guide to Teddy Bridgewater Rookie Cards

Complete Visual Guide to Teddy Bridgewater Rookie Cards

Out of all the names in the 2014 NFL Draft, Teddy Bridgewater was one that produced some of the highest levels of interest. Okay, maybe not Johnny Football levels of interest, but pundits thought more highly of his long-term potential in the NFL and fans and collectors were quickly impressed by the exciting rookie. While he was not expected to start so early in the year, an injury thrust Bridgewater into the starting QB spot for the Minnesota Vikings. Already a collecting favorite, this has pushed hobby interest much higher for the former University of Louisville quarterback.

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As a highly-rated recruit out of Florida, Teddy Bridgewater was a popular dual-threat prospect for many big programs. After originally committing to the Miami Hurricanes, Bridgewater eventually decided to play for Louisville. Several games into his freshman season, Bridgewater assumed the starting spot and did not look back. He progressed each season, increasing his yards and touchdown passes, and cutting down on interceptions. After finishing up his junior season, Bridgewater announced he would forgo his senior year and enter the NFL Draft.

Despite early expectations of being a top five pick, Bridgewater experienced a draft slide largely attributed to his underwhelming pro day. His stock fell leading up to the draft and the Minnesota Vikings traded up to the last pick in the first round to select Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick. He was the third quarterback off the board, taken after Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel.

Starting the year as the backup combined with injuries made for an inconsistent season for the rookie quarterback. However, Teddy Bridgewater did put together some impressive performances and seemed to improve during the last half of the year and was selected as the Pepsi Rookie of the Year by fan vote. There is a lot of uncertainty in Minnesota right now, but Bridgewater appears to be one of the main bright spots.

While rookie collectors will want to check out 2014 Panini and Topps products for official Teddy Bridgewater rookies cards, they are not the only options. The very first card for Bridgewater came from 2011 Leaf All-American Bowl. The product honors high school players from the 2011 U.S Army All-American Bowl and includes multiple autograph options. 2013 Exquisite also offers collectors an early look at signed Teddy Bridgewater cards.

Leaf is a brand that has seen a strong increase in reputation in recent years and their 2014 football products might be their best yet. Although they are not licensed by the NFL, the quality look of Teddy Bridgewater cards in 2014 Leaf Valiant and 2014 Leaf Trinity have resulted in considerable interest.

Upper Deck products take a college view of Teddy Bridgewater and offer a good mix of base and autograph options. Not all collectors care for the college jerseys, but the cards generally feature great photography and Upper Deck has plenty of respected brands to call upon in their arsenal. The 2014 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signature Patch card for Teddy Bridgewater is the top non-NFL option.

Even with all these options, the most popular Teddy Bridgewater rookie cards are found in 2014 Topps and Panini products. One downside to the early releases are the photoshopped jerseys and the recycling of images. However, the later releases offer new images and on-card signatures, making options like Immaculate Collection, Contenders, Inception and Five Star some of the top overall Teddy Bridgewater rookie cards.

The following visual guide looks at all the main rookie releases for Teddy Bridgewater among Topps and Panini products. Below that, there is also a visual guide for his other prominent college and pre-rookie cards. Official rookie cards are shown as well as the main options for products without a true rookie card set.

Teddy Bridgewater Visual Rookie Card Guide

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

Notable Teddy Bridgewater Pre-Rookie and College Cards

2011 Leaf All-American Bowl Autograph #BA-TB1

2011 Leaf All-American Bowl #BA-TB1 Auto Teddy Bridgewater

2013 Exquisite Draft Picks Autographs #ER-TB #/49

2013 Exquisite Draft Picks Autographs #ER-TB Teddy Bridgewater

2014 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signature Patch #136 #/75

2014 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signature Patch Teddy Bridgewater #136

2014 Flair Showcase Row 2 #10, Row 1 #101, Row 0 #155

2014 Flair Showcase Row 2 #10 Teddy Bridgewater2014 Flair Showcase Row 1 #101 Teddy Bridgewater

2014 Flair Showcase Row 0 #155 Teddy Bridgewater

2014 Leaf Trinity Jumbo Autographs #DP-TB2, Pure Autograph #P-TB2

2014 Leaf Trinity Jumbo Patch Autograph #DP-TB2 Teddy Bridgewater2014 Leaf Trinity Pure Autograph #P-TB2 Teddy Bridgewater

2014 Leaf Valiant Autograph #BA-TB2

2014 Leaf Valiant Autograph #BA-TB2 Teddy Bridgewater

2014 SP Authentic #233 Autographed Jersey #/150

2014 SP Authentic Teddy Bridgewater #233 Autographed Jersey

2014 SPx #84 Autographed Jersey #/125

2014 SPx #84 Autographed Jersey Teddy Bridgewater

2014 Upper Deck #51, #252 SP

2014 Upper Deck #51 Teddy Bridgewater2014 Upper Deck #252 SP Teddy Bridgewater

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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. Hello,

    I obtained a Teddy Bridgewater totally certified 2014 rookie penmanship #3/10.
    I don’t want to sell it, but I’m curious and I would to know his value.

    If you can to anwer me…

    Thanks a lot.

    A French PACKERS fan (Oups, I speak about a Viking !!!)

  2. Sbastien C. Low-numbered parallels are tougher to assign value to since there is little information to work with. The Gold version, numbered to 5 copies, sold for $100. Maybe $50-75 for yours?

  3. I open four box this afternoon: one topps update 2014 baseball, one panini contenders 2011/2012 hockey, one score NFL 2015 and one Totally Certified NFL 2014.
    I think the Teddy Bridgewater is my big hit of the day.

    Thanks for your quick response.

  4. Sbastien C. Congrats!

  5. I have it 2015 signed autographed Teddy Bridgewater National Treasures limited edition card with a piece of his jersey number 4 of 5. Can you tell me how to find out what it’s worth. Thank you

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