For the first time in nine seasons, Derek Carr will not be the quarterback of the Raiders. They weren’t able to trade him before his contract would be fully guaranteed so they cut him. Carr is now free to explore his options and sign with whatever team he thinks will be the best for him. I personally think that the New York Jets would be the best fit for him. He also has teams like the Saints and Tampa Bay that are looking for new quarterbacks. Wherever he lands, Derek Carr will be a difference maker.
Drafted in the 2014 NFL draft, Carr has been popular with collectors ever since. It definitely helped being the quarterback on one of the more collected teams. There has been a lot of uncertainty and at times chaos in the Raiders organization, causing the team to not have a proper direction for a long time.
That has caused the card values for Carr to slip, but they never dropped too much. If he can go to a team and lead them to the playoffs, it will show collectors that he is still a high-level quarterback.
Here’s a look at some of Derek Carr’s key Rookie Cards and how their values have shifted over time.
2014 Panini National Treasures #296 Derek Carr JSY AU RC /99
This is the most valuable Derek Carr Rookie Card. In 2019, it had a high book value of $1,500. Three years later it is up to $4000, holding steady.
2014 Panini Contenders #214 Derek Carr AU RC
This card is one of three variations that were released in this product. It was originally priced it had a high book of $150 and has been moved up to $200, where it has been for the last seven years.
2014 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs Refractors #115 Derek Carr /150
Topps Chrome was popular with collectors when Topps had a football license. It gave collectors the opportunity to chase the rainbow of different color refractors of their favorite players. Derek Carr’s Topps Chrome rookie autograph started with a high book value of $100 and has double over the years, currently sitting at $200.