$1.8 Million Purchase Puts Chargers QB Justin Herbert Alongside Multi-Millionaires Tom Brady And Patrick Mahomes In Rare & Prestigious Club

Published 09/24/2022, 4:51 PM EDT
Sep 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Jalen Guyton (not pictured) against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is the third NFL player to have his rookie card sold for over $1 million. The 24-year-old joins an elite club of Patrick Mahomes ($4.3 million) and Tom Brady ($2.3 million) with his $1.8 million tag. 

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Earlier, two of his Panini cards were sold for $1.8 million and $1.1 million. However, the rising talent has a rib carriage fracture. His participation in Week 3 remains doubtful.

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Tom Brady, and Patrick Mahomes rookie cards sold for an enormous price

On February 1, 2022, TB12’s rookie card got sold for $2.3 million. This was carried out via Probstein Auctions through eBay. An autographed 2000 Contenders Rookie Championship ticket, it was numbered out of 100, with an 8.5 grade by Becket Grading Services. The icing on the cake was a perfect 10 signature by TB. 

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In July 2021, Patrick Mahomes fetched $4.3 million for a 1-of-1 rookie card. The 2017 card was sold by Panini National Treasurers. The NFL GOAT Brady also possesses the record for the most expensive used NFL jersey of all time. His autographed jersey from the 2020 regular season sold with the auction house, Goldin, raised $480,000. The youngster has often shared his admiration for TB12 and Patrick Mahomes. This feat would make him the third costliest rookie card in the NFL. 

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Injury concerns loom large for Justin Herbert

The promising QB is likely to be out this week owing to injury. He is now listed as questionable to face the Jaguars on Sunday. However, the team is monitoring his progress daily. Herbert was limited in practice in the last two days. He was seen throwing a variety of passes, but other than that, he was not active. If he misses out, veteran backup Chase Daniel is expected to start on Sunday.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 08: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs after the Chief defeat the Patriots 23-16 at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The talented QB is likely to make a return in Week 4. This is when his team takes on the Texans. The chargers will have to look into their reserve options as they face Jaguars on Sunday. 

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Nidheesh Kumar

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Nidheesh Kumar is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. He has completed his Masters in Communication from the University of Hyderabad and was previously a sports journalist with Telangana Today. An avid enthusiast, Nidheesh is a loyal fan of writing and conversations revolving anything remotely around sports.

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