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Tua Tagovailoa Gets Major Card Market Correction

Tua Tagovailoa Gets Major Card Market Correction

Ben Burrows

The addition of Tyreek Hill this offseason turned the Miami Dolphins offense into one of the NFL’s best, and QB Tua Tagovailoa instantly became one of the biggest beneficiaries on the field and in the sports card hobby.

Concussion issues and consecutive losses have caused a price correction, however, and suddenly Tagovailoa’s cards are back trailing several other star QBs from that stacked 2020 NFL Draft class.

Read about Tagovailoa and other trending players in this week’s NFL Market Movers update.

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


1. Josh Jacobs 2019 Donruss Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 265%

2. Baker Mayfield 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 160%

3. Joe Burrow 2020 Mosaic NFL Debut – Green PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 133%

4. Trey Lance 2021 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 132%

5. Justin Jefferson 2020 Mosaic Pink Camo PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 120%

(STILL) COOKED: Don’t be fooled — Baker Mayfield is still probably washed. The former hobby favorite started six games in Carolina this season and tossed just six TDs with six INT, and that should be much more important to his hobby future than a single outlier game against the Raiders.

Mayfield was cut by the Panthers and quickly signed by the Rams, and he’s now expected to start the final four games of the season for Los Angeles. The former No. 1 overall pick was solid in Thursday’s win over Las Vegas, but the reality is that he wasn’t great in Carolina and he wasn’t good in his last few seasons in Cleveland. Go all-in on Mayfield for collecting purposes if your heart takes you there, but tread lightly if moving forward for investment purposes.

Source: Market Movers

1. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Select Field Level PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 43%

2. Zach Wilson 2021 Mosaic Green PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 42%

3. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm Silver PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 39%

4. Saquon Barkley 2018 Optic Base PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 38%

5. Justin Fields 2021 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“‰ 38%

TAGOVAILOA GETS CORRECTION: The hottest player in the hobby by far earlier this season, Tua Tagovailoa has gotten a price correction over the last month or so. Prices for the Dolphins QB soared at the beginning of the season when the addition of Tyreek Hill turned the offense into one of the NFL’s most lethal, but back-to-back losses with just 34 total points across both games has cooled Tagovailoa’s market some.

Tagovailoa’s PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 9% collectively over the last 30 days, and as expected, his key rookies from Prizm, Optic and Donruss are all major decliners over that same period. Of his flagship rookies, the 2020 Select Concourse PSA 10 is the only with positive price growth over the last month, though one could point to lower sales volume as a major reason why.

Source: Market Movers

1. Tom Brady 2000 Skybox Impact Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $263

2. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Lazer PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $224

3. Justin Herbert 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $210

4. Ja’Marr Chase 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $190

5. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Panini Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ $144


1. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Prizm Silver PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $1,290

2. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm Silver PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $289

3. Josh Allen 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $223

4. Josh Allen 2018 Optic Base PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $213

5. Justin Fields 2021 Prizm Silver PSA 10 πŸ“‰ $159

ALLEN FATIGUE? The sports card hobby might just be a little bored with Josh Allen right now. The Bills are atop the AFC East, Allen’s Donruss Base is one of the most popular cards in the hobby, and yet his prices just keep declining. A poor stretch of play kicked off his recent decline, and despite the Bills playing well, things haven’t really recovered for Allen.

High prices and overall market correction are likely making a massive difference here, but there’s also a chance that the hobby is getting a little bored with Allen. An early MVP favorite, other young stars like Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa made major breakthroughs this season into stardom. Justin Fields also made a major leap before getting injured.

Allen’s PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 6% collectively over the last 30 days, and his signature rookies are among the biggest decliners over that period. Allen’s key rookies from Prizm, Optic, Donruss and Select are all down between 8% and 27% over the last month.

Source: Market Movers

1. Josh Allen 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 132 sales

2. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 122 sales

3. Justin Herbert 2020 Mosaic Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 101 sales

4. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 99 sales

5. Justin Fields 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 πŸ“ˆ 98 sales


1. 2022 Absolute Football πŸ“ˆ 37%

2. 2022 Certified Football πŸ“ˆ 24%

3. 2022 Origins Football πŸ“ˆ 15%

4. 2022 Score Football πŸ“ˆ 2%

5. 2021 Select Football πŸ“‰ 16%

Source: Market Movers

Football 2018-2020: πŸ“‰ 8%

Football 2010-2017: πŸ“‰ 14%

Football 2000-2009: πŸ“ˆ 3%

Source: Market Movers

Football 1990-1999: πŸ“‰ 1%

Football 1980-1989: πŸ“ˆ 3%

Football 1979 & Older: πŸ“ˆπŸ“‰ 0%

Source: Market Movers

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