A look at Colin Kaepernick on cards


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

With Alex Smith becoming the player many thought he should have been, Colin Kaepernick wasn’t expected to get much playing time in San Francisco.

Unless …

Well, unless became a concussion followed by a quarterback controversy.

Kaepernick has started two weeks in a row for the 8-2-1 San Francisco 49ers. He had one great start followed by another good one, allowing the QB dilemma to hold for another week.

On Sunday, the second-year player completed 16-of-25 passes for 231 yards with a touchdown and an interception in a 31-21 win over the New Orleans Saints. The week before, he completed 16-of-23 passes for 243 yards and two TDs in a 32-7 win over Chicago.

Kaepernick is a player collectors should watch.

With the way he’s played and Jim Harbaugh’s willingness to shake things up, his cards could jump in price.

Here’s a look at Kaepernick’s numbers in the Beckett database (To access a checklist or OPG of Kaepernick, click here).

Cards: 1,021
Rookie Cards: 34
Memorabilia: 549
Autographs: 476

Key autographed Rookie Cards
2011 Playoff National Treasures #327 JSY AU /99
2011 Topps Five Star #181 JSY AU /65
2011 Panini Playbook #110 JSY AU/399
2011 Limited #212 JSY AU /299
2011 Topps Inception #126 AU /500

Key non-auto RC
2011 Donruss Elite #120 /999
2011 Bowman Sterling #BSRCK
2011 Topps Platinum Green #59 /499

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Football. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.


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  1. Terrell 26 November, 2012 at 15:45

    I sold a Kaepernick Crown Royale Auto/JSY Silhouette Green #/10 for $30 back at the beginning of the season… DOH!!!

  2. kstjst 26 November, 2012 at 16:51

    i’ve been doing pretty good picking up kaepernick’s for the going rate since he took over for alex smith during that tie game and then reselling them each week that he’s done well…in fact, i’ve been selling them for too cheap…but i always believe that you take what you can as the sports card world is way too volatile.

    dude’s got a gun for an arm, and even if alex smith does make it back to the starter’s role, you gotta believe that with two outstanding performances, kaepernick has already set the wheels in motion for one of them to be traded to a team that is looking for a starter…aka oakland, buffalo, arizona, ny (jets), or maybe…just maybe…the dallas cowboys!

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