Tua Tagovailoa (3/2/1998) was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the 5th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama. He was the 2nd of 4 Quarterbacks taken in the first round with the others being Joe Burrow (LSU), Justin Herbert (Oregon), and Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma). Honestly, we don’t see much coming in the form of NFL greatness from any of these guys but more on this later.
The Tua Tagovailoa rookie contract was a mind-blowing $30.3 million dollars which was shockingly $5.8 million less than fellow rookie star and number one pick Joe Burrow.
There has been a limited amount of Tua Tagovailoa rookie cards released so far and the better ones will come out later this year. Having said that here are the best Tua rookie cards to date (we will update this write up later once more cards are released).
Best Tua Tagovailoa Rookie Cards
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Panini Prizm Draft Picks Rookie Card #101
Panini has created “Prizm Draft Picks” in order to get a super early jump on releasing NFL rookie cards of popular players (i.e. Tua, Borrow, etc.).
Numbered #101 the card is available in an autograph and non-auto version. The autograph version shows Tua releasing the pigskin for what appears to be a 20-yard slant while the non-auto card shows Tua throwing the ball as well but what appears to be a short dump off to a running back.
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The 2020 Tua Tagovailoa Panini Prizm Draft Picks Autograph Rookie Card is the more popular/expensive of the two and is available in a variety of parallels.
2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Parallels: Green Prizms Purple and Green Prizms (/199 or less) – Neon Orange Prizms (/149 or less) – Red, White and Blue Prizms (/99 or less) – Hyper Prizms (/75 or less) – Mojo Prizms (/49 or less) – Carolina Blue Prizms (/30 or less) – Camo Prizms (/25 or less)
If you have to buy a Tua rookie card now (instead of waiting for the heavy hitters to be released later in the year) the autograph version would be the one to get (the rarer the parallel the better).
2020 Tua Tagovailoa Leaf Metal Draft Rookie Card #BA-TT1
Leaf is making a somewhat desperate attempt to still stay relevant in the football card game by releasing super early rookie cards. These cards don’t draw much interest from us but they do seem to have a semi-cult following as we see them with multiple bids on eBay.
The 2020 Tua Leaf Metal Draft RC is numbered #BA-TT1 and shows Tua dropping back, scanning the field for a wideout or tight end.
The card is available in a variety of parallels.
2020 Leaf Metal Draft Parallels: Silver Wave – /50 Crystals Silver – /40 Blue – /35 Purple – /25 Blue Wave – /20 Pink – /20 Black – /15 Crystals Blue – /15 Purple Wave – /15 Crystals Purple – /10 Green – /10 Pink Wave – /10 Red, White and Blue – /10 Black Wave – /7 Crystals Pink – /7 Orange – /7 Crystals Black – /5 Green Wave – /5 Red – /5 Red, White and Blue Wave – /5 Crystals Green – /4 Crystals Red, White and Blue – /4 Orange Wave – /4 Crystals Orange – /3 Red Wave – /3 Crystals Red – /2 Crystals Gold – 1/1 Gold – 1/1 Gold Wave – 1/1 Printing Plates – 1/1
Tua Tagovailoa Rookie Card Value
The value of Tua rookie cards is fairly high considering the main ones have not even been released yet.
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Rookie Card Checklist
- 2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Rookie Card #101
- 2020 Leaf Metal Draft Rookie Card #BA-TT1
- 2020 Panini Prizm Draft TUA TAGOVAILOA/Jerry Jeudy Gold Dual Auto
As we mentioned earlier we don’t hold out much hope for any of these quarterbacks drafted in the 2020 NFL draft going on to NFL stardom and Tua is not an exception. Again, we could be wrong and hope we are as he seems like a nice enough guy… but nice doesn’t increase the value of your investment portfolio 🙂
If we are wrong we will be the first to admit it and will update our stance… but until we are proven wrong we aren’t buying Tua.