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Poor Play Has Josh Allen’s Card Market Sliding Quickly

A betting favorite to win MVP before Week 1, Josh Allen has turned in three straight weeks of poor play and his card market has dropped significantly.

Despite the recent struggles, a deeper dive into Allen’s card prices shows us collectors and investors shouldn’t be too worried. Read about Allen and other trending stars in this week’s NFL Market Movers.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.


1. Tony Pollard 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 266%

2. Justin Fields 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 240%

3. Christian McCaffrey 2017 Optic Holo PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 161%

4. Patrick Mahomes 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 140%

5. Justin Fields 2021 Donruss Portrait PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 133%

RB1 POLLARD: The selling window for Tony Pollard has been extended for another week with Ezekiel Elliott‘s status still in question. The backup got his second straight start with Elliott sidelined, and piled up 128 total yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 loss to Green Bay.

It’s still hard to see Pollard as a long-term purchase for anything other than a personal collection, but the prices on his key 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 remain strong thanks to great play and a pop of just 98. That low pop and fairly-low prices are likely helping prop up the percentage growth, and we’ll likely see prices correct when Elliott returns.

Source: Market Movers

1. Mac Jones 2021 Mosaic Reactive Blue PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 61%

2. Mac Jones 2021 Prizm Variation Silver PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 58%

3. Mac Jones 2021 Prizm Red Ice PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 55%

4. Davis Mills 2021 Prizm Silver PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 54%

5. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Prizm Red Ice PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 54%

BAD NEWS MAC: There’s no real way around the fact that Mac Jones is flat out playing worse than he did as a rookie. There was serious discussion after last season that Jones might be the best QB out of a solid class that also includes Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Zach Wilson, but the reality is that Jones has regressed in a major way.

The Patriots are just 3-3 in Jones’ starts, and he’s tossed just four TDs in those six games with seven interceptions. His card market continues to correct accordingly, and Jones’ PSA 10s tracked in Market Movers are now down 30% collectively over the last 30 days. Things don’t look great even if you ignore the fact that Bailey Zappe stole Jones’ job earlier this season before losing it himself.

Source: Market Movers

1. Justin Fields 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $345

2. Justin Fields 2021 Prizm Silver PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $277

3. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Prizm Instant Impact PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $194

4. Justin Fields 2021 Prizm Variation Silver PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $165

5. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Optic Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $140

FIELDS STAYS HOT (SORT OF): Justin Fields has been arguably the most popular player in the sports card hobby over the last two weeks or so. A record-breaking rushing performance two weeks ago got things started and another 147 yards on Sunday has him on pace to break Lamar Jackson‘s single-season rushing record by a QB. After an extremely rocky start to his career, Fields has completely reshaped his card market. He’s only completed the first step to hobby success, though.

Fields entered the league with pretty high expectations, and several of his card releases show prices with success already cooked in. When wins didn’t happen his prices plummeted. So, realistically, the first step for Fields was actually proving he can play in the NFL at a high level, and now we’re actually starting to see his card prices recover back toward where they were originally at.

Delayed releases make his card charts a little wonky, but it’s clear that the first part of this season has all been about rehabilitating the damage he caused to his market as a rookie. The next step is actually getting the Bears to win some games — Fields’ market won’t survive if Chicago can’t start converting these performances into actual wins.

Source: Market Movers

1. Tom Brady 2000 Bowman Chrome Base PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $1,300

2. Josh Allen 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $605

3. Mac Jones 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $525

4. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $291

5. Barry Sanders 1989 Score Base PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $275

ALLEN KEEPS SLIPPING — BUT DON’T PANIC: Three straight weeks of bad performances has one of the hobby’s favorite QBs dipping hard. Considered the MVP favorite entering the season, Josh Allen has struggled since Week 8, and has scored five total touchdowns against seven total turnovers in those three games. The Bills are 1-2 during that stretch, and Allen’s market is sliding quickly through back-to-back losses.

Allen’s key Base PSA 10s across Prizm, Optic and Donruss are all trending down over the last 30 days, and overall Allen’s PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 13% collectively over the last month.

There’s probably not any reason to panic, however, as much of Allen’s market is still up year-over-year. While much of the sports card hobby has trended down over the last 365 days, Allen has maintained positive growth on many of his key cards. HIs PSA 10s are up 19% over the last 365 days, and signature rookies like his 2018 Prizm Base PSA, 2018 Optic Base PSA 10 and 2019 Donruss Base PSA are all up over the last year.

Allen has pulled this off all while the SCI 500 has dipped 24% over the last year and the Football 2018-2020 Market Pulse Index has dipped 29% over that same period. The Bills QB is certainly down over the last month, but his market is actually doing fairly well, all things considered.

Source: Market Movers

1. Josh Allen 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 172 sales

2. Justin Fields 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 119 sales

3. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 106 sales

4. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 91 sales

5. Justin Herbert 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 88 sales


1. 2022 Select Draft Picks Football πŸ“‰ 3%

2. 2022 Certified Football πŸ“‰ 2%

3. 2022 Panini Black Football πŸ“‰ 8%

4. 2022 Score Football πŸ“‰ 7%

5. 2022 Elements Football πŸ“‰ 7%


Football 2018-2020: πŸ“‰ 6%

Football 2010-2017: πŸ“ˆ 14%

Football 2000-2009: πŸ“‰ 16%

Source: Market Movers

Football 1990-1999: πŸ“‰ 9%

Football 1980-1989: πŸ“‰ 3%

Football 1979 & Older: πŸ“‰ 6%

Source: Market Movers

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