A Joe Burrow rookie card just sold for an unbelievable price

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If you’re wondering about the popularity of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, look no further than the recent sale of one of his rookie cards.

According to PWCC Marketplace, a Burrow rookie card sold this week for a record $220,000 at a private sale.

The Burrow card that sold was a 2020 Panini Prizm Gold Vinyl that was numbered to only five cards.

According to PWCC Marketplace, the card was graded by PSA to a perfect 10 Gem Mint condition.

Here’s the card:

Demand for Joe Burrow memorabilia is only going to increase from here

I’m not that surprised that a rare Burrow rookie card sold for over $200k. I think most folks who closely follow football realize that we’re seeing the beginning of a very special career.

The former LSU football quarterback has turned the Bengals from a 2-14 team to a legitimate Super Bowl contender. And he’s done it in just two years (less than two years if you consider he missed six games as a rookie after tearing his ACL against the Washington Football Team).

Demand for Burrow memorabilia is only going to increase from here — especially if the Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend in the AFC Championship game.

In fact, if Cincinnati beats the Chiefs to reach the Super Bowl, I wouldn’t be shocked to see the value of this Panini Prizm Gold Vinyl Burrow card skyrocket (along with other Burrow cards/memorabilia).

Jesse Craig, the Director of Business Development at PWCC Marketplace, seems to agree.

“The Bengals advancing to the Super Bowl would definitely have a positive impact on Joe Burrow’s cards as he would benefit from the exposure of the biggest game of the year, and it would further confirm he belongs in that new guard of quality QBs,” said Craig. “That’s a positive both from a marketing perspective and from a long-term investing perspective.”

The Bengals don’t necessarily need to win the Super Bowl for Burrow’s cards to see an increase in value.

“A win isn’t the only thing Burrow can do to prove he has a bright future to investors and collectors,” added Craig. “A solid performance on Sunday in a losing effort can also improve his stock. A good example of that is Josh Allen, who had an incredible performance for the Bills in a losing effort last week, but saw his own Panini Prizm Gold Vinyl card sell for a record $264,000 immediately after the game.”

“Investors take a long-term view on young players. They don’t need to win a Super Bowl this year to see a rise in value, but it definitely helps if they do.”

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Getting in on Burrow memorabilia now is probably a good investment. It will likely never get any cheaper than it is right now.