Are you considering investing in Trevor Lawrence rookie cards?
If so, welcome to the party. Collectors have already purchased close to 4,000 Trevor Lawrence rookie cards on eBay from January to June 2021 and he hasn’t even played a single NFL football game yet. I expect that number to at least double, if not triple, by the end of this year.
Long-time collectors won’t be surprised by that stat. The #1 Overall Pick in the NFL Draft always drives early-season collecting, especially when that top pick is a highly-touted Quarterback like Lawrence.
Trevor Lawrence rookie card collectors face a complicated array of cards to choose from. Fortunately, Sports Card Research has done all the hard work for you and compiled an easy-to-follow, comprehensive list of the most important cards you need to know before you invest.
Best Trevor Lawrence Rookie Cards at a Glance
In a hurry? Here are our favorites from each of the 7 categories included in this list (links to eBay):
- Most Popular: Prizm Draft Picks #106
- Budget: Score #301
- Autograph: Prizm Draft Autograph
- (Bonus) Autograph: Topps x Trevor Lawrence Autograph
- Relic: Chronicles Draft Picks Relic
- RPA: Chronicles Draft Picks Panini One RPA
- Rare Insert: Prizm Draft Picks Color Blast
- Other: Mosaic Draft Picks
For a complete list of rookie cards, please continue reading below. You will also find a risk and upside analysis at the end of this article.
Most Popular Trevor Lawrence Rookie Cards
The “Most Popular” rookie card category includes cards most commonly searched for on Google and transacted on eBay. These cards are likely to be collectible long-term because they are popular with investors and collectors.
1. Prizm Draft Picks Trevor Lawrence #106 (Shop on eBay)
The Prizm Draft Picks Trevor Lawrence #106 card is among the most popular Lawrence rookie cards released through July 2021. Collectors should know that this card’s reign near the top of the popularity list won’t last. We know from past football seasons that the biggest hobby set drops happen during the NFL season. For example, the 2021 NFL Prizm Hobby Set will likely be released around December 2021.
Like all Prizm Football releases, the 2021 Prizm Draft Picks Hobby Box includes many Lawrence rookie card parallels. A few of my favorites include:
- Prizm Draft Picks #106 Silver (Popular!)
- Draft Picks #106 Red White Blue
- Prizm Draft Picks #106 Gold Ice
Lawrence rookie card collectors have demonstrated a high level of exuberance for this card since its release in June 2021. A collector purchased an ungraded Trevor Lawrence Prizm Draft rookie card for $60 in July 2021. In comparison, a collector purchased a similar PSA 10 Justin Herbert rookie card for $80 around the same time. This suggests the card has little upside over its current price.
2. Topps X Trevor Lawrence #1-50 (Shop on eBay)
Topps is a well-known name is sports card collecting, but has been absent from football cards for several years. That changed when Topps released the Topps X Trevor Lawrence Box in April 2021. Topps released this box as an online exclusive and members of Lawrence’s family designed several cards included in the box. As the name suggests, the box includes only Trevor Lawrence cards.
Topps X Trevor Lawrence includes 50 base cards and each card has ~10 parallels. A few of my favorite base cards include:
As you might imagine, prices vary based on rarity of the card. For example, a collector purchased a Trevor Lawrence Interstellactic Retro Space #37 numbered /16 for $126 in July 2021. In comparison, several sellers list the same non-serial numbered card for sale on eBay for less than $10.
3. Trevor Lawrence Chronicles Draft (Shop on eBay)
Released in July 2021, Chronicles Draft Picks features a collection of brands from Panini within a single hobby set. Collectors should know that all cards included in this set feature players in their college uniforms. Panini also releases a NFL Chronicles set, but that set likely won’t be released until Spring 2022.
Within 2021 Chronicles, collectors have the opportunity to find ~15 different base cards. As mentioned, Chronicles features a different sub-brand for each base card. Examples of Trevor Lawrence rookie cards in the set includes:
- Chronicles Draft Picks #1
- Donruss Retro #32
- Donruss Optic Rated Rookie #201 (Personal favorite!)
- Select #258
Prices vary by card and rarity. Roughly, collectors are purchasing more common parallels for $50-100 and rare parallels (e.g., numbered /99) for $100-200. Sellers also have most base cards available for sale on eBay for $10 or lower.
4. Trevor Lawrence Leaf Pro Set PS1 (Shop on eBay)
The Leaf Pro Set Trevor Lawrence PS1 is the most unique card in the “Most Popular” category of this list. Leaf designed Leaf Pro Set as a multi-sport set and included professional football, golf, basketball, and baseball players, as well as some more unique cards such as Joe Exotic JE1.
Although this is a more unique rookie card, it is among the most frequently transacted on eBay. For example, collectors purchased this card ~75x in June via auction on eBay.
Collectors who are interested in this card will be happy to learn that it is relatively affordable, even after receiving a strong grade. In fact, a collector purchased a SGC 10 Trevor Lawrence Leaf Pro Set PS1 card for $62 in July 2021.
Budget Trevor Lawrence Rookie Cards
The “Budget” rookie card category includes cards that are both popular and usually less expensive than cards included in the “Most Popular” category. “Budget” category cards provide good entry-level rookie card investment options.
5. Panini Legacy Trevor Lawrence #141 (Shop on eBay)
Panini released Legacy Football for the first time in 2019 and has continued the set through the 2021-22 NFL season. The set features NFL rookies in their college uniforms and frames images with a very traditional, almost saloon-like, card design.
Collectors will find the base Trevor Lawrence rookie cards, as well as more than 20 parallels, including:
This card features Trevor Lawrence holding the football with both hands as he prepares to throw. Because Legacy is released early in the 2021-22 NFL card release calendar, this card features Trevor Lawrence in his Clemson Tigers uniform.
6. Panini Score Trevor Lawrence #301 (Shop on eBay)
Kicking off a new year in football card collecting, Score is the first officially NFL licensed set released each year. Because Score is release ahead of the NFL Draft, all first-year players are featured in their college uniforms. As a result, Trevor Lawrence wears his orange Clemson Tigers uniform in the image on this card.
Score can be a popular brand among collectors, depending on the university the player attended, and is typically among the most affordable cards. For example, a collector purchased a SGC 10 Score Trevor Lawrence rookie card for $62 in July 2021.
Score includes several parallels such as:
The card features Trevor Lawrence in his all orange Clemson Tigers uniform holding the football with both hands. He is looking down field and preparing to make a pass.
Trevor Lawrence Autograph Cards
The “Autograph” rookie card category includes signed cards from popular and unique football card releases. This category excludes rookie patch auto (RPA) cards because those cards are featured in a subsequent section.
7. Prizm Draft Trevor Lawrence Autograph (Shop on eBay)
Like the base Prizm card featured at #1 on this list, the Prizm Draft Trevor Lawrence autograph is among the most popular Lawrence autograph rookie cards available as of July 2021. Trevor Lawrence rookie card collectors should know that this card will become less popular relative to the major NFL set releases later this year (2021) and early next year (2022). That said, both NFL and Collegiate Prizm cards will likely remain collectible long-term, so this card is a good option for an early release Lawrence rookie autograph card.
Panini always includes many parallels in Prizm sets and 2021 Prizm Draft Football is no exception. Collectors will find several Lawrence autograph parallels, including Red (/199), Blue Ice (/75), Orange Pulsar (/50), Blue Shimmer (/13), and several others.
Although the Prizm Draft Autograph is typically more affordable than its NFL counterpart, this is among the more expensive Lawrence rookie cards released to-date. In fact, a collector purchased a Trevor Lawrence Prizm Draft Picks Mojo (/25) Autograph card for $1,450 in July 2021.
The card features Trevor Lawrence in his all orange Clemson Tigers uniform and a sticker autograph at the bottom of the card.
8. Mosaic Draft Picks Trevor Lawrence #1 Auto (Shop on eBay)
Building off the success of the 2020 NFL Mosaic debut, Panini released 2021 Mosaic Draft Picks as an online-exclusive in June 2021. Within this set, collectors have the opportunity to pull a Trevor Lawrence Mosaic Draft Picks autograph. Like Prizm Draft Picks, this card features Lawrence in his Clemson Tigers uniform, an Optichrome finish, and a sticker autograph.
Panini included only a few autograph parallels in Mosaic. Collectors who land one, Gold (/10) or Back (/1), will have a card that is likely worth over $1,000 as of July 2021.
Several collectors purchased the Trevor Lawrence Mosaic Draft Picks Autograph card over the past few months. For example, a collector purchased the card for $421 on July 25, 2021. A few days before on July 20, 2021, a collector purchased the same card for $613.
9. Topps X Trevor Lawrence Autograph (Shop on eBay)
Like I wrote in the description for the base Topps x Trevor Lawrence card (#2 on this list), Topps released this box as an online exclusive in April 2021. The 2021 Topps x Trevor Lawrence Box includes only cards of Trevor Lawrence and features 50 different on-card autograph cards. Collectors should also know that a Trevor Lawrence autograph card is included in 1 in every 5 boxes, on average.
This set features seven versions of all 50 Trevor Lawrence on-card autograph cards. Orange is the most common version, numbered /99, and Platinum is the most rare, numbered /1.
Prices vary by condition and rarity, but ungraded and common versions are relatively affordable. For example, a collector recently purchased a 2021 Topps Trevor Lawrence Auto Orange /99 for $261.
10. Select XRC Trevor Lawrence Auto #401 (Shop on eBay)
2020 Panini Select featured several XRC Mystery Redemption cards which can be redeemed for drafted players from the 2021 NFL Draft. The Trevor Lawrence Select XRC Autograph is one of those redemption cards. As of July 2021, sellers do not list redeemed cards for sale on eBay, but they do list the redemption cards for sale and typically price them between $1,000 and $2,000.
Panini included three parallels in the XRC Prizm Redemption set: Tie Dye (/25), Gold (/10), and Black (/1). A seller listed the Black (1/1) Trevor Lawrence card for sale on eBay for $79,500. As of July 2021, the card is still for sale.
If Trevor Lawrence plays well in his rookie year, collectors should expect the value of this card to increase significantly. As collectors observed with Justin Herbert rookie cards, the value of this card can reach $10,000+ for high-grade, rare variations of the card.
11. Trevor Lawrence Leaf Metal Draft BA-TL1 (Shop on eBay)
Leaf released Metal Draft in May 2021 several weeks after the 2021 NFL Draft. The set features top prospects who entered the 2021 NFL Draft and includes only autographs in the box. The Trevor Lawrence Metal Draft Auto is one of the most highly sought-after in the set. Collectors who hope to pull this card from a box still have the chance to. Sellers have the 2021 Leaf Metal Hobby Box for sale on eBay for ~$150 as of July 2021
Like all cards included in this set, the Trevor Lawrence Leaf Metal autograph features Lawrence in his Clemson Tigers uniform. Because Leaf does not have an official license, the card excludes Clemson Tigers logos.
The value of this card depends on condition and rarity, but the typical range for an ungraded version appears to be $250-500 as of July 2021. For example, a collector purchased a Leaf Metal Draft Autograph Trevor Lawrence rookie card for $405 in July 2021.
Trevor Lawrence Relic Rookie Cards
The “Relic” rookie card category includes relic / jersey / patch cards from popular and unique football card releases. This category excludes rookie patch auto (RPA) cards because those cards are featured in a subsequent section.
12. Trevor Lawrence Chronicles Draft Picks Relic (Shop on eBay)
Like I mentioned earlier in this article, Chronicles Draft Picks features a variety of Panini brands in one set. In addition, all Trevor Lawrence cards included in this set feature him in his Clemson Tigers uniform. The NFL Chronicles set will likely be released in Spring 2022, but until then, we have Chronicles Draft Picks.
Collectors will find several different Trevor Lawrence Jersey Relic cards in this set. Several options include:
Trevor Lawrence rookie card collectors will be pleased to learn this is among the more affordable Lawrence rookie cards. Collectors purchased both the “Plates & Patches” and “Down & Dirty” variations for ~$50 in July 2021.
Trevor Lawrence RPA Cards
The “RPA” rookie card category includes rookie patch autograph cards from popular and unique football card releases. This category incudes some of the most highly sought-after and expensive rookie cards.
13. Chronicles Draft Picks Trevor Lawrence RPA (Shop on eBay)
The Trevor Lawrence Chronicles Draft Picks RPA is the third card from Chronicles Draft Picks featured on this list. Like the cards already discussed, this card features Trevor Lawrence in his Clemson Tigers uniform. In addition, every Lawrence RPA card from this set features a Clemson Jersey Relic and sticker autograph.
Panini included several Trevor Lawrence RPA cards in this set. For example, collectors have the opportunity to find the following cards:
For collectors who are interested in a Trevor Lawrence Chronicles Draft Picks RPA, you must be willing to spend over $400 to buy one. For example, one collector purchased a 2021 Chronicles Draft Picks Origins RPA for $455 in July 2021. Another collector purchased a 2021 Chronicles Draft Picks Panini One RPA for $620 in the same month.
14. Legacy Futures Trevor Lawrence RPA (Shop on eBay)
Readers of this article may recognize the Legacy brand from earlier in this list because the Trevor Lawrence Legacy base card was featured as #5. The same set includes a Trevor Lawrence “Futures” RPA card. “Futures” RPA cards are relatively limited within the set. Panini only included ~35 rookies and Trevor Lawrence is one of them.
The Trevor Lawrence Futures RPA is numbered to a max /75. In addition, several parallels of the card exist including Ruby (/50), Sapphire (/25), Diamond (/5), and more.
Like the Chronicles Draft Picks RPA, collectors must be willing to spend at least $400 to buy this card. For example, a collector purchased a Legacy Futures RPA Trevor Lawrence /25 for $551 in July 2021.
Trevor Lawrence Rare Insert Cards
The “Rare Inserts” rookie card category includes rare and highly sought-after rookie cards. The cards on this list will be among the most expensive rookie cards available, particularly when the card includes a high grade from a reputable grading company.
15. Prizm Draft Picks Color Blast (Shop on eBay)
High-end football card collectors are likely already familiar with this card. Like we saw recently with Joe Burrow rookie cards, collectors are willing to spend $10,000+ for high-grade Prizm NFL Color Blast cards. The Trevor Lawrence Prizm Draft Picks Color Blast card likely will not reach the same level as Burrow’s NFL Prizm, but this is still an extremely rare and high-end card.
Panini included the Color Blast insert is in 1:10 2021 Prizm Draft Picks Hobby Cases. Because of the long-odds, collectors will have a hard time finding this card for sale. At the time of writing this article (July 2021), one seller listed this card for sale on eBay. The seller is asking $3,000 as a starting bid and $5,000 to Buy it Now.
Other Trevor Lawrence Rookie Cards
The “Other” rookie card category includes a collection of less popular rookie cards. These cards will likely offer several affordable rookie card investment options
16. Mosaic Draft Picks Trevor Lawrence #3 (Shop on eBay)
As previously mentioned, Panini released 2021 Mosaic Draft Picks as an online-exclusive in June 2021. Panini had never released this set in prior years. Collectors should know that Panini will likely release NFL Mosaic in late 2021 and the NFL set will likely be more popular. However, the Trevor Lawrence Mosaic Draft Picks card is available now, and is a nice card to add to your collection.
Panini included several parallels in this set, including: Silver, Red (/99), Blue (/75), Purple (/49), Gold (/10), and several others.
A collector last purchased the base Mosaic Draft Picks Trevor Lawrence card for $51. Another collector purchased a Pink Parallel numbered /25 for $265 in July 2021.
17. 2018 Leaf Army All-American Bowl #55 (Shop on eBay)
The 2018 Leaf Army All-American Bowl Trevor Lawrence card is the most unique and oldest on this list. The Leaf Set features the best high school football prospects featured in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl including Trevor Lawrence.
Interestingly, Lawrence performed relatively poorly in the 2018 All-American game. He threw two interceptions in the first quarter and fumbled twice in the game. Fortunately, Lawrence more than made up for that performance throughout his career at Clemson.
The card features Lawrence wearing an all-black U.S. Army uniform as he pulls the ball back to make a pass downfield.
2021-22 Trevor Lawrence Rookie Card Preview
Established card collectors know that the most popular Trevor Lawrence rookie cards as of July 2021 will not be the same as the most popular cards one year from now.
To help you plan for your favorite card, below you will find rough expected release dates for some of the most popular and highly sought-after football card brands. These forecasted dates are based on past releases, not any insider information from Panini.
Sets likely released in 2021(Preview)
Donruss Football (2021): Donruss is home to the popular “Rated Rookie” cards. Each year, collectors search for “Rated Rookie” football cards more than almost all other rookie card. As a result, collectors can expect this to be a popular release. Panini will release this set on September 8, 2021.
Mosaic Football (2021): Although Mosaic is a relatively new football card set, it is already among the most popular. The set will likely feature Trevor Lawrence base rookie cards, parallels, autographs, and RPAs. I expect this set to release in Fall 2021, perhaps September.
Prizm Football (2021): I consider this the flagship football card set. Prizm is always among the most popular brands and I have no doubt that Trevor Lawrence Prizm rookie cards will be one of the featured ‘chase cards’ of the 2021-22 football card collecting season. I expect this set to release in Winter 2021, perhaps December.
Immaculate Football (2021): Immaculate is a super premium football card set from Panini. Immaculate Football typically includes only six cards per hobby box and is valued at several thousand dollars. Panini may release this set in Winter 2021, perhaps December.
Sets likely released in 2022 (Preview)
Donruss Optic Football (2021): This set features the highly sought-after “Rated Rookie” cards. Because this is an “Optic” release, the set will also feature Panini’s Optichrome finish which gives the cards a high quality, glossy coat. I expect this set to release early in 2022, perhaps February.
Select Football (2021): Like the other three sets just mentioned, Select features a glossy, chrome finish which makes it popular among collectors. In addition, Select is unique because it features four different “levels” of cards, from Concourse to Field Level. This set will likely be released in Spring 2022, perhaps April 2022.
National Treasures Football (2021): National Treasures is another high-end football card set from Panini. Each card in National Treasures is numbered /99 or less and features on-card autographs. Panini may release this set in Spring 2022, perhaps April.
Flawless Football (2021): Flawless is the third super premium brand featured in this list. Each Flawless RPA is numbered /25 or less and includes a hard signed autograph. Because of the rarity, collectors are willing to spend significant dollars on premier RPA cards. Panini may release this set in Spring 2022, perhaps May.
Trevor Lawrence Rookie Card Risk and Upside Analysis
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Heading into the 2021 NFL season, I believe Trevor Lawrence rookie card values have High Risk with High Upside potential. The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Lawrence #1 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft following an impressive career at Clemson University. Because of that, expectations are high, but if Lawrence meets or exceeds expectations, the payoff could also be big.
Why do we believe Trevor Lawrence rookie cards are high risk?
First, because Trevor Lawrence has not played a single NFL game. Until he does, he is still unproven at the NFL level regardless of how well he performed in college.
Second, because history is full of top-rated quarterbacks who did not perform as well at the NFL level. Let’s look at the top QB taken in the last 5 NFL Drafts:
- 2016 – Jared Goff
- 2017 – Mitchel Trubisky
- 2018 – Baker Mayfield
- 2019 – Kyler Murray
- 2020 – Joe Burrow
Do you see a future Hall of Fame Quarterback on that list? Admittedly, Joe Burrow rookie cards still have significant upside potential if he bounces back well from his 2020 injury. But the other four? They are all starting Quarterbacks, but none of them have put up stellar numbers thus far. Will Trevor Lawrence be different? Only time will tell.
Third, because he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars. You can check out their track record here, but I’ll save you the trouble — it hasn’t been pretty.
With all that in mind, I believe Trevor Lawrence rookie cards are High Risk.
Why do we believe Trevor Lawrence rookie cards have high upside potential?
First, collectors are willing to spend more for Quarterback rookie cards than any other position in football. I expect this will always be the case.
Second, Trevor Lawrence’s college career was spectacular. Lawrence went undefeated as a Freshman at Clemson and ended that season with a win in the 2019 National Championship game. He also set the record for the most wins by a Clemson Quarterback during his time at Clemson University.
Third, the 1st overall pick does workout (sometimes). For example, the Indianapolis Colts selected both Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck as the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Although Luck likely won’t be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was still an extremely productive Quarterback while healthy.
For those reasons, I believe Trevor Lawrence rookie cards have High Upside Potential.
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