It’s safe to say that sports card collectors tend to follow the offense no matter which sport is their favorite. While defense may win championships, it’s clear that offense sells! Cards featuring defensive players tend to collect dust while quarterbacks and running backs dominate the hobby. Consider second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes as an example. His cards are lighting the world on fire right now as he has led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 4-0 record to begin the 2018 season. Collectors simply cannot get enough of his rookie cards and are gobbling up any 2017 product they can get their hands on!
There are always exceptions to rules and this season’s exception is Khalil Mack. He made headlines prior to the start of the 2018 season as he was traded to the Bears from the Raiders in new head coach Jon Gruden’s first big move with the organization. Fans everywhere were shocked that the Raiders would even consider letting go of their prized defensive star.
While it has since been stated by Gruden that Mack simply did not want to play for the Raiders, the trade seems to have re-energized Khalil as he’s dominating every down that he’s on the field.With just four games under his belt in a Bears uniform, he has already recorded 5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown. At this rate, Mack will break all of his personal bests and be a serious contender for NFL MVP. Only two defensive players have ever won the AP NFL Most Valuable Player award with the last being Lawrence Taylor over 30 years ago in 1986.
Oh, and collectors ARE taking notice! Prices for his 2014 rookie cards and rookie autographs have almost tripled since the season began approximately one month ago. Cards that were selling for $15 are now selling for $45 and will continue to rise as Mack continues to flex his muscle in the NFC North and beyond.
Here are some products to consider when hunting for Khalil Mack rookie cards (click the images to get more information):
2014 Topps Chrome Football
2014 Panini Prestige Football
2014 Panini Crown Royale Football
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