Hottest Football Cards Right Now in 2023 🏈 🔥

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The hottest football cards right now include four Brock Purdy 2022 rookie cards—Donruss #374, Prizm #353, Optic #277, and Mosaic #367. Over the last 7 days, raw copies of these cards have sold over 350 times according to Marker Movers data. Other cards on the list include three Deion Sanders rookies from 1989 (Topps Traded, Pro Set, and Score), followed by another Brock Purdy 2022 Prizm PSA 10 (with 55 total sales over the last 7 days).

Please note: The information that follows is simply commentary on what football cards appear to be hot at the moment. In no way does the mention of a hot football card below serve as a recommendation to buy, nor am I saying these cards will increase in value.

And with that, football season is officially upon us! And while I haven’t felt that fall feel just yet (even forcing the issue with homemade chili last weekend), the football card market is certainly in full effect.

Here is the entire list of the 50 hottest football cards right now (based on number of sales), as of September 15, 2023:

PlayerCard# of SalesStart PriceEnd Avg
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Donruss #374 Base Raw110$5.98 $8.10
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Prizm #353 Base Raw95$13.75 $20.22
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Optic #277 Base Raw80$8.83 $13.42
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Mosaic #367 Base Raw72$7.02 $9.63
Deion SandersDeion Sanders 1989 Topps Traded #30T Base Raw67$5.51 $6.21
Deion SandersDeion Sanders 1989 Pro Set #486 Base Raw58$3.79 $3.55
Deion SandersDeion Sanders 1989 Score #246 Base Raw57$14.90 $15.64
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Prizm #353 Base PSA 1055$93.50 $131.27
Jerry RiceJerry Rice 1986 Topps #161 Base Raw50$41.66 $49.80
Tua TagovailoaTua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm #339 Base Raw49$6.75 $10.26
Jordan LoveJordan Love 2020 Prizm #363 Base Raw46$9.69 $12.74
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Select #213 Club Level Raw43$6.03 $9.26
Trevor LawrenceTrevor Lawrence 2021 Optic #201 Base Raw42$8.03 $9.27
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Select #SN-5 Select Numbers Raw38$5.06 $6.85
Trevor LawrenceTrevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss #251 Base PSA 1038$69.50 $58.73
Brandon AiyukBrandon Aiyuk 2020 Optic #169 Holo Raw38$6.50 $8.91
Trevor LawrenceTrevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss #251 Base Raw37$6.32 $6.81
Tua TagovailoaTua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm #339 Base PSA 1036$69.99 $75.09
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Chronicles Draft Picks #25 Prestige Raw36$10.64 $9.94
Tua TagovailoaTua Tagovailoa 2020 Optic #152 Base Raw36$8.50 $9.82
John ElwayJohn Elway 1984 Topps #63 Base Raw35$19.25 $31.71
Justin FieldsJustin Fields 2021 Donruss #253 Base PSA 1034$32.00 $34.86
Justin FieldsJustin Fields 2021 Select #50 Concourse PSA 1032$29.00 $25.10
Jordan LoveJordan Love 2020 Optic #154 Base Raw32$8.35 $11.94
Barry SandersBarry Sanders 1989 Score #257 Base Raw32$45.00 $43.90
Joe MontanaJoe Montana 1981 Topps #216 Base Raw31$93.00 $102.23
Justin FieldsJustin Fields 2021 Optic #204 Base Raw30$5.04 $4.89
Jordan LoveJordan Love 2020 Optic #154 Holo PSA 1030$175.70 $183.95
Jordan LoveJordan Love 2020 Prizm #363 Base PSA 1028$82.84 $80.53
Brock PurdyBrock Purdy 2022 Prizm #353 Base PSA 928$31.50 $42.79
Tua TagovailoaTua Tagovailoa 2020 Select #45 Concourse Raw28$3.10 $3.19
Tua TagovailoaTua Tagovailoa 2020 Mosaic #203 Base Raw28$2.25 $4.01
Justin HerbertJustin Herbert 2020 Select #44 Concourse Raw28$6.63 $4.80
Zach WilsonZach Wilson 2021 Optic #202 Holo Raw28$5.50 $9.51
Anthony RichardsonAnthony Richardson 2023 Score #304 Base Raw27$1.38 $2.07
Kenny PickettKenny Pickett 2022 Optic #201 Base Raw27$6.32 $5.07
Zach WilsonZach Wilson 2021 Prizm #V-332 Variation - Silver Raw26$14.01 $14.28
Justin HerbertJustin Herbert 2020 Select #44 Concourse PSA 1026$47.50 $38.61
Jordan LoveJordan Love 2020 Mosaic #264 NFL Debut - Green Raw26$7.80 $7.10
Barry SandersBarry Sanders 1989 Topps Traded #83T Base Raw25$11.22 $9.89
Tua TagovailoaTua Tagovailoa 2020 Donruss #302 Base PSA 1025$34.99 $46.17
Tua TagovailoaTua Tagovailoa 2020 Donruss #302 Base Raw25$5.66 $5.49
Jordan LoveJordan Love 2020 Donruss #304 Base Raw25$4.00 $7.70
Jordan LoveJordan Love 2020 Mosaic #211 Base PSA 1024$27.00 $42.31
Troy AikmanTroy Aikman 1989 Score #270 Base Raw24$13.37 $13.10
Deion SandersDeion Sanders 1989 Topps Traded #30T Base PSA 924$29.99 $28.67
Trevor LawrenceTrevor Lawrence 2021 Prizm #331 Base Raw24$21.56 $15.82
Micah ParsonsMicah Parsons 2021 Optic #245 Base Raw24$2.37 $2.31
Dan MarinoDan Marino 1984 Topps #123 Base Raw24$21.44 $38.64
Justin JeffersonJustin Jefferson 2020 Prizm #398 Base Raw24$11.44 $10.54

Any surprises? The fact that the top four cards are a rookie quarterback shouldn’t be, but perhaps seeing “Coach Prime” filling in the next three cards is a bit of a head scratcher (that is, if you haven’t been following college football antics of late). It’s clear that cardboard pleasure transcends play on the field, as many have fallen in love for Sanders again after seeing what he has done in Colorado so far.

Beyond that, perhaps seeing the GOAT, Jerry Rice locked in at the #9 position with his 1986 Topps rookie card, with 50 total sales over the last 7 days (and increasing from $41.66 to an average of $49.80) is a bit surprising.

The first active receiver on the list is also from the 49ers, but no, not WR1 Deebo Samuels. Instead, it’s Brandon Aiyuk and his 2020 Optic Holo #169 who had the huge game as the downfield link for Purdy against the Steelers.

The next 8 positions on the list belong to quarterbacks including Trevor Lawrence, Tua, Purdy again, Elway, Justin Fields, and Jordan Love.

Beyond that, here is the takeaway—hot football cards are usually focused on young quarterback rookie cards; that’s just what the market loves. Yes, a couple of the game’s best young receivers are on the list, but just barely between Aiyuk and Justin Jefferson. And running backs? Nowhere to be found except for a few Barry Sanders. The only defensive player on the list besides Deion? Micah Parsons of course, with his 2021 Optic #245 selling over 20 times over the last week.

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Ryan is a lifelong member of the hobby and sports card expert. Specializing in baseball cards, and showcasing a love for flashy 90s inserts and all things A's, Ryan enjoys sharing the ins and outs of collecting, while highlighting the best cardboard options to add to your collections. Last Time Ago LLC dba Ballcard Genius.

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