Rob Gronkowski has had one of the most productive and interesting football careers in history. He's a dynamic individual that has a great deal of charisma. That fact, coupled with his skill in the game, makes him one of the most popular players around. He went to college in Arizona and then started playing for the New England Patriots in 2010 as he set off on his NFL career. He played for the same team until 2018 when he initially announced his retirement. The interesting thing is that he actually came out of retirement to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 and is still playing for that team to this day. Over the course of his career, he's had 621 interceptions, 92 receiving touchdowns and 9,286 receiving yards. He's been a Super Bowl champion an astonishing four times (Super Bowls XLIX, LI, LIII. LV) and he's been a Pro Bowl player five times. As such, his trading cards are constantly increasing in value. Below are five of the most valuable Rob Gronkowski football cards ever sold.
5. 2010 Topps Five-Star Booklet Rob Gronkowski #4R-RG Quad Patch Auto RC ($1,499.00)
There are a couple of things about this card that make it valuable. It's a rookie card and that fact in and of itself is going to make it highly collectible. One of the truly interesting things about this particular card is that there were only about 25 of them that were ever produced. That means that they are extremely difficult to find and when you do find one, you can expect to pay a premium for it even if it's one that's ungraded like this particular example. Since they are so rare, this particular card was able to sell for a decent amount of money despite being ungraded. Of course, it also helps that it's an autographed card. This particular one features an especially predominant autograph splashed across the front of the card. That makes it one that almost any collector would love to get their hands on.
4. 2010 Topps Chrome Autograph #C112 Rob Gronkowski PSA 10 ($1,795.00)
Here you have a card that is in near-perfect condition and it's also a rookie card. As a matter of fact, most people would consider it somewhat surprising that this particular example didn't sell for more money. Not that you should be frustrated at being able to sell a single card for more than $1,700. However, a lot of people in the industry would expect a card like this to command a higher price. The thing is, there is every chance that it will continue to do exactly that in the future. As more time passes since his rookie year and the cards become more difficult to find, they will likely go up in value, especially for a card in mint condition like this one.
3. 2010 Panini Rob Gronkowski Rookie Ticket Auto PSA 9.5 ($4,195.00)
Again, any card that features a player's rookie season is going to be valuable. The same is true for one that's autographed. In this particular case, both of those things are true. It's also worth noting that the card is in near-mint condition, scoring 9.5 out of a possible 10. When all things are considered, it's rather surprising that this particular card is only worth slightly more than $4,000. That's because there is every expectation that the card will continue to go up in value as time passes, especially once Gronkowski retires from his current team.
2. 2010 Playoff Contenders Rob Gronkowski Blue Jersey Rookie Auto PSA 10 ($4,999.00)
This is similar to the one that is listed in the paragraph above, with a few minor but relatively important, changes. Both cards are Playoff Contenders cards, but this particular one is done in a different color and is a little bit more difficult to find. It's worth noting that the particular card in question also scored a perfect 10 out of 10, meaning that the almost $5,000 price tag is going to be about as good as you can get for the time being. This is a card that is highly sought-after, so it's believed that this price will continue to increase over time.
1. . 2010 National Treasures Rob Gronkowski Rookie Patch Auto Card PSA 8.5 ($12,999.00)
As is the case with the other cards that have appeared on this list so far, this particular example is from his rookie year. That makes it a card that is significant in its own right. There were only about 250 of these cards that were ever produced, meaning that it was in fairly short supply even while it was actively in circulation. These days, there are far fewer cards available for sale and finding one in exceptionally good condition is even more difficult. This particular case involves a card that scored an 8.5 out of possible 10. As you can see from the fact that it's worth almost $13,000, it is worth a significant amount of money. If you are lucky enough to find one in mint condition, it could potentially be worth more than $25,000.
Written by Dana Hanson
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