Sports Card Investing Targets - NFL Wide Receivers To Buy Now

With the NFL season looming, and best ball in full swing, I figured now would be a good time to parlay some of what I’ve learned from best ball ADP to try and find some potential value in Wide Receiver cards we can start loading up on before the season starts. I’m targeting the Wide Receiver position because I believe they are next cards up as far as seeing meaningful price increases in the Sports Card market. I’ve been talking about this now for several months and now we’re starting to see signs that my prediction might be coming to fruition. Check out this recent data provided by SportsCardInvestor.com (use the promo code GRINDERS to get 20% off your first payment on any subscription) where you can see that some of the biggest price movers among NFL cards over the past 90 days have been Wide Receivers:

Chart Courtesy of SportsCardInvestor.com

I still think there is a ton of room to go up for Wide Receivers and today we’re going to look at some of the names poised to benefit.

We’ll use SportsCardInvestor’s Market Movers data to search for value. You can sign up for your own Market Movers Subscription to access the data on your own and by using the promo code GRINDERS you will get 20% off your first payment on any subscription. You will want to sign up for Market Movers specifically in order to access the great tools and data, and if you sign up for the annual Market Movers subscription, you will save you 20% on the entire year instead of just the first month. I’ll be adding additional targets at the end of the article from previous articles so you can see if you can still find the cards within the target range.

Sports Card Investing Targets – NFL Wide Receivers To Buy Now

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Mike Evans – A few months ago we highlighted Chris Godwin as the Buc poised to benefit most from the recent acquisition of Tom Brady. Since then, his prices have more than doubled. Not only have they doubled, but when you compare Chris Godwin’s 2017 Prizm Silver to Mike Evans 2014 Topps Chrome Refractor, Godwin’s card is selling for way more than Mike Evan’s rookie despite accomplishing much less. Evans has put together an impressive career so far, while Godwin has only really had one impressive season. Both have the potential for a big year with Brady, and the hype is trending towards Godwin which presents us with an opportunity to shift to Mike Evans’ cards which we can buy for half the price according to recent sales data provided by “SportsCardInvestor.com“https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/plans/tier-group/?ref=5.

Chart Courtesy of SportsCardInvestor.com

Kenny Golladay – Golladay is another player that looks undervalued compared to Godwin. Golladay was on fire last year before Matthew Stafford went down with an injury. Stafford is back and set to resume his hot connection with Golladay who is a clear top target for the Detroit Lions. Compared to Godwin, Golladay looks like his 2017 Prizm Silver PSA 10 has room to run to the upside and at less than $100, there is little risk to load up on those cards.

Chart Courtesy of SportsCardInvestor.com

Amari Cooper & Michael Gallup – With Dallas looking set for a big season and a potentially deep playoff run, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup seem in good position for a nice run up. As I play Best Ball, I notice that Gallup seems a bit undervalued. He’s being drafted in the 5th or 6th rounds of most drafts I’m in despite impressing his coaches and competing with an inconsistent Cooper for targets. I like Cooper too but I think Gallup has more upside when considering the opportunity cost. I think both players’ cards are too cheap tho and would be trying to have a few in my portfolio before the masses start witnessing Dallas’ potential and buying them up.

Chart Courtesy of SportsCardInvestor.com

Since I’m only focusing on Prizm Silver PSA 10 cards this week, I’ll just list them all together instead of grouped by player like normal. There are lots of other names out there I would target too which I’ve listed. I think Dionte Johnson will have a breakout year and would be targeting his autographed cards. DJ Chark, Terry McLauren, Calvin Ridley, Tyler Boyd, Julio Jones and DeAndre Hopkins are all names I would be targeting right now and you can get to their eBay listings by clicking the links below. A lot of these cards don’t have big PSA 10 populations which we love, but also makes them a little difficult to estimate targets for. Consider the provided targets as a guideline and use your comfort level for how much higher you would like to pay if you can’t find them in a 10-20% range. For Hopkins, I do like how his Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 chart looks when comparing to the Prizm version, so I’ll add in this final chart:

Chart Courtesy of SportsCardInvestor.com

Sports Card Description Target Price
2014 Mike Evans Topps Chrome Refractor PSA 10 Evans Target Under $150
2017 Kenny Golladay Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $100
2015 Amari Cooper Topps Chrome Refractor PSA 10 Target Under $60
2018 Michael Gallup Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $40
2018 DJ Chark Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $60
2019 Terry McLauren Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $60
2018 Calvin Ridley Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $60
2016 Tyler Boyd Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $40
2011 Julio Jones Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 Target Under $300
2013 DeAndre Hopkins Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 Target Under $160

As always you can sign up for your own Market Movers Subscription to access the data on your own and by using the promo code GRINDERS you will get 20% off your first payment on any subscription.

As our weekly bonus in our articles, here is a list of cards from recent articles that you can check out to see if you can still buy at the target prices. Just click right on the links next to the cards to get to the eBay searches. Here are the additional targets we’ve recently featured in our articles:

Sports Card Description Target Price
2017 Kenny Golladay Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $100
2017 Kenny Golladay Prizm Silver PSA 9 Target Under $20
2014 Odell Beckham Jr Contenders Auto #277 PSA 10 Target Under $170
2014 Odell Beckham Jr Contenders Auto #277 Raw! Target Under $70
2018 DJ Chark Contenders Optic Purple Auto Raw Target Under $30
2018 Darrius Slayton National Treasures RPA Raw Target Under $20
2019 Diontae Johnson Contenders Optic Raw Target Under $20
2013 Giannis Antetokounmpo Prizm PSA 10
2003 LeBron James Topps Chrome PSA 10
2018 Luka Doncic Prizm PSA 10
2017 Lonzo Ball Donruss Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $75
2017 Lonzo Ball Donruss Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $30
2017 Lonzo Ball Donruss Optic Basketball Base Raw Target Under $5
2019 RJ Barrett Donruss Optic Basketball HOLO PSA 10 Target Under $300
2019 RJ Barrett Donruss Optic Basketball HOLO PSA 9 Target Under $125
2019 RJ Barrett Donruss Optic Basketball HOLO Raw Target Under $50
2016 Dak Prescott Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $380
2016 Dak Prescott Prizm Silver PSA 9 Target Under $115
2016 Dak Prescott Prizm Silver BGS 9.5 Target Under $200
2016 Dak Prescott Optic Holo PSA 10 Target Under $290
2016 Dak Prescott Optic Holo PSA 9 Target Under $110
2016 Dak Prescott Optic Holo BGS 9.5 Target Under $125
2017 Deshaun Watson Prizm Silver PSA 10 Target Under $450
2017 Deshaun Watson Prizm Silver PSA 9 Target Under $125
2017 Deshaun Watson Prizm Silver BGS 9.5 Target Under $250
2017 Deshaun Watson Optic Holo PSA 10 Target Under $350
2017 Deshaun Watson Optic Holo PSA 9 Target Under $140
2017 Deshaun Watson Optic Holo BGS 9.5 Target Under $175
2019 Rui Hachimura Prizm Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $100
2019 Rui Hachimura Prizm Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $30
2019 Rui Hachimura Prizm Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target Under $60
2019 Kevin Porter Jr. Prizm Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $80
2019 Kevin Porter Jr. Prizm Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $20
2019 Kevin Porter Jr. Prizm Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target Under $40
2018 Trae Young Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target Under $180
2018 Trae Young Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target Under $60
2018 Trae Young Optic Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target Under $110
2018 Gleyber Torres Topps Heritage PSA 9 Target Under $15
2018 Shohei Ohtani Topps Chrome Update PSA 9 Target Under $45
2015 Devin Booker Prizm Base PSA 9 Target Under $130
2016 Brandon Ingram Prizm Base PSA 9 Target Under $120
2018 Shai Gilgeous Alexander Base PSA 9 Target Under $75
Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target $250
Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target $100
Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target $150
Ja Morant 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 10 Target $225
Ja Morant 2019 Optic Basketball Base PSA 9 Target $70
Ja Morant 2019 Optic Basketball Base BGS 9.5 Target $100

About the Author

  • Simon Edwards (Pumacom)

  • Simon is a long-time sports card collector who spent the majority of his cash as a kid investing in cards to sell at card shows. In 2009-2010 he owned an affiliate collectables website along with sports-card legend, Don West, where they did box breaks and sold cards. Simon recently got back into sports card investing after the market reset itself and investability returned to the market.

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