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Why Bryce Young & Co. Could Surprise Folks
The Carolina Panthers have the reputation of a cursed franchise ever since they released Cam Newton in 2020. While they have had a carousels of quarterbacks which ultimately led them back to Newton in 2022... Clearly the Panthers had a big problem at quarterback, one in which Baker Mayfield or PJ Walker could not solve. The 2022 season was an interesting one for the Panthers as they started Sam Darnold 6 games, PJ Walker 5 games, and Baker Mayfield 5 games. While Walker and Darnold had their mo
How Does Mahomes Second Ring Bolster His Legacy?
People said it couldn't be done, heck people even said he couldn't make the playoffs without Tyreek Hill (Looking at you Bart Scott). Yet against the all odds, including the Vegas ones, Mahomes walks away from the 2022 season with an MVP, Super Bowl, and Super Bowl MVP. With Mahomes just 27 years old, the question starts to arise of where does he rank all time? Is he already a top 5-10 quarterback all time? * Mahomes has 2 Super Bowls at the age of 27, which makes him just 1 of 5 quarterbacks
Your Pockets Hurts If You Didn't Invest In This Player
Throughout the 2022 NFL season, the talk of hobby decline ran parallel to every week that passed. One of the only consistent things since week 1 (September 11th) was hobby talk of a declining market and Jalen Hurts playing at an MVP level. Hurts big market jump came after a big week 6 division rival victory with them beating the Cowboys, in which the Eagles moved to 6-0. It is understandable why, as he was statistically dominant across those six games. Completion % 66.85% Passing Yards 1514
Notable Monthly Gainers
In seven days a Ray Lewis card saw 213.24% growth, this sale is important and notable for many different reasons. One being in a down market this shows quick flips are not only possible but possible for players who retired over a decade ago. Ray Lewis is one of the all-time great defensive players, emphasis on defensive player as its a historical hurdle for defensive players to sell well. Danny Dimes came up short today BUT throughout the entirety of the season and during the playoff game vs t
The Six Figure Playoff Quarterback Dual
January 14th at 8:15 eastern, the Chargers and Jaguars will be facing off in Herbert and Lawrence's first playoff game! This might not be one of the most anticipated matchups for NFL fans but for the hobby this game is huge. Wild Card weekend features 12 teams and this game is the only one with two quarterbacks who have six plus figure card sales. With Herbert and Lawrence being two of the most popular young quarterbacks in the league, this will be our first chance to see them in the post seas
Worst Team In The League = 2nd Highest QB Growth
As mentioned in our prior article about Shai Gilgeous Alexander [https://www.cardladder.com/blog/shai-gilgeous-alexander-market-is-booming-against-all-odds] , this market is extremely unpredictable. Over the last three months, the NBA player that has seen the most market growth is a #13 seed on the smallest market in the league. In the NFL over the last three months, the Quarterback with the second highest return is Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears. The same Chicago Bears which earned the #1 p
(NFL) MVP Front Runner = Market Down???
When Patrick Mahomes lost Tyreek Hill this off season, many called into question Mahomes ability to play quarterback. This was not a fringe group of people either, you had many television personalities such as Bart Scott proclaiming they would miss the playoffs... Needless to say the Chiefs doubters and critics were 1000% wrong with their predictions. Not only do the Chiefs have the #1 record in the AFC but Mahomes also sits atop the NFL MVP favorites at -550. With two games left, Mahomes has 4
Brace for Underwhelming 2022 NFL Products
The reality of the situation has become that we are going to have to deal with delayed releases (up to 12 months) across all Panini produced products. Pairing that reality with the 2022 quarterback class has us on track for the most underwhelming product year since 2013. To give 2013 a little credit, Geno is a top 5 statistical quarterback this season and his products were released on time. In this article, we will be looking at the top quarterbacks from the 2022 NFL draft class and where they a
Expect the Unexpected: Justin Fields Emerges as the Best Quarterback from 2021
This title is the opposite of how the first four to six weeks of the season went for Justin Fields where Bears fans were not sure if he would have 10+ completions. The Bears as a franchise was and is still relatively an absolute dumpster fire from week 1 to present day but over the last five weeks, Fields has emerged as the most promising quarterback from the 2021 draft. Since week 7, they have only won one game but that is to no fault of Fields. While the passing yards are not plentiful, his
G.O.A.T or Not, Play Impacts Markets
Tom Brady quite possibly one of if not the only unanimously viewed G.O.A.T.'s in American sports has not started 2022 off so hot. At 4-5 the Buccaneers somehow lead the division which is a discussion for another time. Regardless of this, 4-5 is pretty bad and nothing to gloat about, it is the worst start of his 23 year career. Which makes it all the more bizarre, this is arguably the best team he has had in Tampa and Brady physical looks capable. This situation is far from Peyton Manning's las
No Hobby Love for Tua?
The Dolphins are 5-3 heading into week 9 of the 2022 NFL season, being led by 2020 third overall pick Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins have gone all in on this season which can be cited back to their off-season move to acquire All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill. Now most recently adding likely 2022 All-Pro and former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Bradley Chubb. In addition to Chubb they added 49ers running back Jeff Wilson who will once again be paired with Mike McDaniels. While the 5-3 record might not b
2022: The Year of Bad Offenses
Offense Offense Offense, the people investing in cards want offense and if you say anything else you are flat out wrong. Quarterbacks will always reign supreme in todays current market and they have throughout history. Skill position players come in second with defense and offensive lineman last. There are exceptions to the rule with all-time greats who have niche markets, Aaron Donald, Joe Thomas, and Darrelle Revis come to mind. The amount of depressing prime time games is not a figment of you
Will Baker Mayfield Be The First Six Figure Bust?
Baker Mayfield... Where do you start with him? A career so young yet so difficult to find a place to start. Your grandmother who doesn't watch football might know him from Progressive or other television commercials. Your uncle who refuses to watch the NFL because "the NCAA is a superior product" remembers Baker as the heisman winning quarterback at Oklahoma. If you are reading this you likely know Baker as the 2018 #1 overall pick who is playing his way out of the league. A dominant college c
The Rise of QB5
In the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, four quarterbacks were selected in the top 26. From picks 27-122 only one quarterback was selected and his name was Jalen Hurts. Hurts had an excellent college career that included many highs and some extremely notable lows. As a freshman Jalen led Alabama to the National title game against Clemson where they lost to Clemson led by Deshaun Watson. The next season, Alabama found themselves once again in the National Title game facing the Jake Fromm led Ge
An NFL Player So Good His Base Cards Are Rising!
It is no secret that the base card market has tanked compared to where it has been over the last 2 years. The days of buying a Prizm rookie for under $20 then spending $10 to grade is long gone. With the Patrick Mahomes 2017 Prizm base (silver) PSA 10 peaking at $14,900 and now sitting at $4,000 it is unlikely that card will reach $10,000+ again in the foreseeable future. While Mahomes is just one example, there are a multitude of others such as Dak Prescott. January 1st, 2021 to September 21s