Brock Purdy Rookie Card Guide and Collegiate Football Card Highlights

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Heading into the 2022 season, finding a Brock Purdy Rookie Card wasn’t supposed to be a big deal. Quarterback or not, he was the last player taken in the 2022 NFL Draft. Mr. Irrelevant.

And it’s not like the San Francisco 49ers needed another quarterback. The Trey Lance Era was about to begin and Jimmy Garoppolo was brought back just in case. But sometimes opportunity happens. And for Purdy, he made the most of it, causing a rush on what early cards he does have — which aren’t a lot compared to other 2022 rookies like Kenny Pickett.

With Lance’s season already over, Garoppolo joined him on the sidelines with a foot injury in Week 13 of the regular season. Purdy stepped in and the 49ers won then proceeded to win five more in a row, bringing their regular season-ending streak to 10 games.

Although he has a very strong team surrounding him, Purdy has performed well. His cards? Even stronger. Some of his early autographs that were selling for under $30 in the fall were fetching $500 or more during the 2022 playoffs. Purdy has reignited interest to the 2022 football card lineup, which hasn’t seen many other major rookie breakouts.

Because Purdy wasn’t a high-profile rookie, he wasn’t a part of the NFLPA Rookie Premiere where Panini collects a lot of autograph and memorabilia assets. It also helps set some of the key rookies for their sets each year. So while collectors have some choices when it comes to Brock Purdy Rookie Cards and other autographs and inserts, there aren’t nearly as many as his peers that went earlier in the draft.

Here’s a breakdown of the major highlights you can look for.

Brock Purdy Rookie Card Guide

This list features only base Rookie Cards with the RC tag in the Beckett database. Inserts and parallels are not. More will be added as new sets come out.

A separate list of key collegiate cards follow.

2022 Certified Brock Purdy Rookie Card #181 /399

One of the hobby’s early premium brands, foil has long been one of the cornerstone features of Certified. Although still elevated compared to some base brands, others have since passed it. As a result, this is often a place to find somewhat reasonably priced alternatives to autographs and other rarities. Purdy’s RC in 2022 Certified Football has 399 copies. It’s in the Mirror parallels where things really pop, though.

Parallels: Mirror, Bronze Mirror (/275), Pink Mirror (/199), Orange Mirror (/149), Red Mirror (/99), Blue Mirror (/75), Teal Mirror (/50), Gold Mirror (/25), Teal Mirror FOTL (/20), Gold Mirror FOTL (/15), Purple Mirror (/10), Purple Mirror FOTL (/10), Green Mirror (/5), Green Mirror FOTL (/5), Black Mirror (1/1), Black Mirror FOTL (1/1)

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2022 Clearly Donruss Brock Purdy Rookie Card #99

Acetate is the star of this Brock Purdy Rookie Card. While it has a the same layout as his regular Donruss RC — not to mention being part of the Rated Rookie subset — it has a very different look and feel. The stock is transparent and plastic. The action photo also stands out. Not necessarily a high-end release, Clearly Donruss is still somewhat elevated and a solid option for those looking for something a little more upscale without a huge value premium.

Parallels: Gold, Holo Mosaic, Holo RR Logo, Purple (/175), Blue (/99), Orange (/75), Red (/49), Green (/25), Black (/10), Pink (/10), Techno (/6), Holo Gold (/5), Black Spider (1/1), Holo Platinum (1/1)

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2022 Donruss Brock Purdy Rookie Card #374

Among the early group of Purdy RCs to arrive, this is one of several that has the quarterback in his warm-up gear. 2022 Donruss Football is one of Panini’s flagship-style releases. With that comes history and respect among a wide net of collectors. That set, values are reasonable due to its wide availability.

Parallels: Aqueous Test, Blue Press Proof, Canvas, Hyper Press Proof, No Name, Premium Press Proof, Red Press Proof, Yellow Press Proof, Season Stat Line (/500), Silver Press Proof (/100), Silver Press Proof Die-Cut (/75), Gold Press Proof (/50), Gold Press Proof Die-Cut (/25), Jersey Number (/14), Black Press Proof (/10), Black Press Proof Die-Cut (1/1)

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2022 Donruss Optic Brock Purdy Rookie Card #277

The third Purdy RC with the Donruss design, Optic takes things in a chrome direction. Like Clearly Donruss, there’s more game action in the photo, which is a plus for a lot of collectors.

Standard for chromium releases across the hobby, there’s a colorful rainbow that goes with it. But not all of the parallels are basic colors. A variety of background patterns and even emojis are also in the lineup.

Parallels: Blue Glitter, Fire, Holo, Jazz, One Hundred, Pink, Purple Shock, Red Hyper, Red Stars, Rocket, Stars, Teal Velocity, White Sparkle, Wave (/300), Aqua (/299), Orange (/199), Blue (/179), Silver Circles (/125), Red (/99), Pink Velocity (/79), Electricity (/65), Purple (/50), Lime Green (/35), Black Pandora (/25), Ice (/15), Purple Stars (/15), Gold (/10), Green (/5), Black (1/1), Gold Vinyl (1/1)

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2022 Elite Brock Purdy Rookie Card #185 /999

One of the earliest sets of the season, you’re not going to find Purdy in uniform or even 49ers practice threads on his 2022 Elite Rookie Card. With 999 numbered copies, it’s not particularly rare. But it is an added feature that a lot of collectors like, cementing the idea of being limited. Parallels incorporate several features including color, foil patterns and die-cuts.

Parallels: Green, Pink, Razzle Dazzle, Explosion Status (/499), Shimmer Aspirations (/499), Red (/399), Sparkle Status (/275), Stars Aspirations (/275), Purple (/99), Aspirations (/86), Yellow (/75), Orange (/49), Teal (/25), Aspirations Die-Cut (/24), Status Die-Cut (/24), Status (/14), Blue (/10), Gold (/10), Red Status Die-Cut (/7), Black (1/1)

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2022 Elite Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Limited Brock Purdy RC Autograph #192 /99

When it comes to base set RCs, autographs are scarce for Brock Purdy. But 2022 Limited has one of them. Numbered to 99, it has the same print run National Treasures, albeit without the patch, on-card signature and same level of brand prestige. Still, for those looking for an autographed Brock Purdy Rookie Card (going by traditional definitions), this is the most reasonably priced.

Parallels: Silver Spotlight (/75), Gold Spotlight (/49), Ruby Spotlight (/25), Amethyst Spotlight (/10), Emerald Spotlight (/5), Sapphire Spotlight (1/1)

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2022 Panini Black Brock Purdy Rookie Card #200

It might not have a serial number, but the base versions of the 2022 Panini Black Brock Purdy Rookie Card is not an easy find. For starters, Black is a high-end leaning product so individual collectors aren’t likely to be opening a lot of it. Boxes have just one base card and the checklist has 200 cards. Put all that together and you’ve got a card that likely won’t pop up very often in the not-too-distant future.

Parallels: Silver (/75), Sapphire (/35), Copper (/25), Emerald (/10), Ruby (/8), Gold (/5), Platinum (1/1)

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2022 Panini Black Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Panini Chronicles Brock Purdy Rookie Card #41

The 2022 Panini Chronicles Football checklist has several different Brock Purdy cards. That’s by design as the product incorporates small portions of other brands that don’t have a standalone release. However, the RC is found in the Chronicles base set. Not hard to find, it’s one on the cheapest Brock Purdy Rookie Cards.

Parallels: Bronze Holo, Marquee, Orange, Orange Holo, Pink, Pink Holo, Teal, Teal Holo, Marquee Pink (/199), Red (/199), Marquee Green (/149), Blue (/99), Marquee Red (/99), Marquee Blue (/49), Purple (/49), Black (/25), Marquee Purple (/25), Gold (/10), Marquee Gold (/10), Marquee Platinum (1/1), Platinum (1/1)

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2022 Panini Contenders Brock Purdy RC Autograph #263

If you want a base set Brock Purdy Rookie Card, your options are limited. He has just three. While not cheap, Contenders is the clear top choice from a value perspective outside of National Treasures. A lot of that comes from the brand, which is one of the most storied in all of football. While most of the top names in the product are on-card, Purdy isn’t one of them.

Parallels: Showcase, Wild Card Round, Playoff Ticket (/99), Championship Ticket (/49), Cracked Ice (/22), Stub (/13), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Super Bowl Ticket (1/1)

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2022 Panini Contenders Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Panini Contenders Optic Brock Purdy Rookie Card #68

2022 Contenders Optic Football gives the ticket layout a chromium makeover. That’s not the difference between the Brock Purdy Rookie Cards found in each set. The RC here doesn’t have an autograph so it’s significantly less valuable despite Optic’s more premium configuration.

That said, Purdy does have autographs in the Contenders Optic base set (#146). However, because #68 is the more basic and readily available of the two, it gets the RC tag under traditional definitions.

Parallels: Silver, Red (/175), Blue (/99), Orange (/50), Green Pulsar (/30), Purple Pulsar (/26), Cracked Ice (/22), Red/White/Blue (/13), Gold (/10), Black Pulsar (/5), Neon Marble (/4), Nebula (/2), Gold Vinyl (1/1), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1)

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2022 Panini Contenders Optic Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Panini Flawless Brock Purdy Rookie Card #96 /20

It might be hard to believe, but going by traditional definitions, Purdy has just six serial numbered Rookie Cards. With just 20 copies, 2022 Panini Flawless is easily the rarest. Instead of an autograph or premium memorabilia piece, the card comes with a jewel embedded in it. For the base version, its a small ruby with other gems found in its handful of parallels.

Parallels: Sapphire (/15), Diamond (/10), Emerald (/5), Aquamarine (/2), Diamond Black (1/1), Platinum (1/1)

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2022 Panini Flawless Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Panini Honors Brock Purdy Rookie Card #61 /75

2022 Panini Honors Football was largely driven by the one-per-box buyback autographs. However, it did include some new cards. Among them is one of the toughest Brock Purdy Rookie Cards. With just 75 copies for the base version, it’s the quarterback’s second rarest RC behind Flawless.

Parallels: Green (/25), Orange (/20), Blue (/15), Purple (/12), Red (/10), Gold (/5), Black (1/1)

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2022 Panini Mosaic Brock Purdy Rookie Card #367

This is one of the more readily available Brock Purdy Rookie Cards. Hailing from a product with wide availability at both the hobby and retail levels, there’s lots of them out there, which should keep prices reasonable no matter what the quarterback’s future holds. 2022 Panini Mosaic Football has a massive parallel rainbow, though, that provides the chase.

Parallels: Camo Pink Mosaic, Genesis Mosaic, Green Mosaic, Honeycomb, Mosaic, Orange Reactive Mosaic, Peacock Choice Mosaic, Red Mosaic, Red and Green Choice Mosaic, Silver, Silver No Huddle Mosaic, White Sparkle, Blue Mosaic (/99), Red and Yellow Choice Fusion Mosaic (/80), Blue No Huddle Mosaic (/75), Purple No Huddle Mosaic (/50), Purple Mosaic (/49), Orange Fluorescent Mosaic (/25), White Mosaic (/25), Pink No Huddle Mosaic (/20), Gold Wave Mosaic (/17), Blue Fluorescent (/15), Tessellation Mosaic (/15), Green Swirl Mosaic (/11), Pink Swirl Mosaic (/11), Gold Mosaic (/10), Gold No Huddle Mosaic (/10), Red Wave Mosaic (/9), Black Gold Choice Mosaic (/8), Black Mosaic (1/1), Black No Huddle Mosaic (1/1), Nebula Choice Mosaic (1/1)

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2022 Panini Mosaic Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Panini National Treasures Brock Purdy RC Auto Patch #200 /99

When it comes to the most valuable Brock Purdy Rookie Card, it’s not even close. 2022 Panini National Treasures is the only set to have a base set RC of the quarterback that’s an autographed patch card. Even if that wasn’t the case, it’s unlikely things would be different as National Treasures is traditionally the crown jewel of Panini’s portfolio when it comes to desirable rookies. With a low print run, on-card autograph and jumbo patch piece, it has all the fixings to go along with it.

Parallels: Purple (/49), Holo Silver (/25), Stars and Stripes Holo Silver (/25), Midnight (/20), Green Jersey Number (/13), Holo Gold (/10), Stars and Stripes Blue (/10), Black (/5), Red Brand Logo (/2), Stars and Stripes Red Brand Logo (/2), Platinum (1/1), Printing Plates Black (1/1), Printing Plates Cyan (1/1), Printing Plates Magenta (1/1), Printing Plates Yellow (1/1), Red (1/1), Red Laundry Tag (1/1), Stars and Stripes Platinum NFL Shield (1/1), Stars and Stripes Red Laundry Tag (1/1)

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2022 Panini National Treasures Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Panini Obsidian Brock Purdy Rookie Card #158

Purdy’s rookie in 2022 Panini Obsidian Football takes chrome for a dark turn. This gives pop to both the photo and the many lines that make up the design. Like other chromium releases, colors dominate the parallels but most show through by the changing lines. With a checklist of 200 cards and just one base card per box, this one is fairly difficult to find despite the lack of a serial number.

Parallels: Contra Electric Etch, Purple Electric Etch (/100), Orange Electric Etch (/75), Green Electric Etch (/50), Red Flood Electric Etch (/29), Yellow Electric Etch (/25), Purple Flood Electric Etch (/16), Gold Flood Electric Etch (/10), Red Electric Etch (/10), Neon Mojo Electric Etch (/5), Blue Finite Electric Etch (1/1)

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2022 Panini Prizm Brock Purdy Rookie Card #353

This is one of the cornerstone Brock Purdy Rookie Cards. It’s far from the most expensive and it’s even further from being the rarest. But Prizm is one of the lines that has a big following among virtually all levels of collectors. It’s similar to Topps Baseball and Upper Deck Hockey in this regard. Outside of the truly high-end cards, this is the one that sets the barometer for other Purdy RCs.

Parallels: Black and Red Checker Prizms, Black and White Checker Prizms, Blue Prizms, Green Prizms, Green Ice Prizms, Light Blue Prizms, No Huddle Prizms, Orange Ice Prizms, Red Prizms, Red Sparkle Prizms, Red/White/Blue Prizms, Silver Prizms, Snakeskin Prizms, White Sparkle Prizms, Pandora Prizms (/400), Orange Prizms (/249), Purple Ice Prizms (/225), Blue Wave Prizms (/199), Hyper Prizms (/175), Red Wave Prizms (/149), Purple Prizms (/125), Blue Ice Prizms (/99), Blue Sparkle Prizms (/96), Blue No Huddle Prizms (/79), Green Scope Prizms (/75), Orange Wave Prizms (/60), Red No Huddle Prizms (/50), Purple Power Prizms (/49), Red and Yellow Prizms (/44), Purple No Huddle Prizms (/35), Red Shimmer Prizms (/35), Blue Shimmer Prizms (/25), Navy Camo Prizms (/25), Gold Sparkle Prizms (/24), Forest Camo Prizms (/15), Pink No Huddle Prizms (/15), Gold Prizms (/10), Gold Shimmer Prizms (/10), Green Sparkle Prizms (/8), Gold Vinyl Prizms (/5), Green Shimmer Prizms (/5), Neon Green No Huddle Prizms (/5), Black Finite Prizms (1/1), Black Shimmer Prizms (1/1), Stars Black Prizms (1/1)

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2022 Panini Prizm Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Panini Spectra Brock Purdy Rookie Card #198

Like Black, the 2022 Panini Spectra Brock Purdy Rookie Card might not have a serial number but that doesn’t make it common. The base version is actually fairly tough to find. The reason is simple. Spectra is a high-end brand that emphasizes autographs and memorabilia cards. So packs are expensive and don’t deliver a lot of base cards. Factor in the fact that the standard base set has 200 cards and it’s all of a sudden a tough pull.

The card itself is rooted in opti-chrome but taken to premium levels. This means stock that’s noticeably thicker than cards found in Prizm, Select and Donruss Optic. Spectra further stands out with its unique parallels, many of which draw inspiration from space and different patterns.

Parallels: Silver, Celestial (/99), Hyper (/75), Interstellar (/60), Neon Blue Die-Cut (/50), Astral (/40), Neon Green Die-Cut (/30), Meta (/25), Neon Pink Die-Cut (/20), Neon Orange Die-Cut (/15), Wave (/11), Universal Die-Cut (/10), Neon Splatter (/8), Psychedelic (/5), Neon Marble (/4), Nebula (/2), Gold (1/1)

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2022 Panini Spectra Brock Purdy Rookie Card

2022 Rookies & Stars Brock Purdy Rookie Card #145

As a brand, Rookies & Stars has been around for decades. Still, it’s often overlooked compared to other long-running lines. It’s not a knock on the cards themselves and it makes for one of the most affordable first-year Brock Purdy cards.

Parallels: Green, Red, Orange (/175), Longevity (/80), True Blue (/49), Red and Blue (/35), Gold (/10), Black and Blue (/5), Platinum (1/1)

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2022 Select Brock Purdy Rookie Card #213

Another chromium card, 2022 Select is marked by a tiered base set that has four different section. Purdy’s RC is found in the Club Level section. It’s not the rarest but it’s also not the most common. Like Prizm and other chrome releases, the rainbow is a big one. But instead of just colors, Select has added a handful of animal-inspired versions that are among the most popular in the product.

Purdy also has a Field Level card (#493) in the 2022 Select base set. However, because #213 is the more common, it’s considered the RC by traditional definitions.

Parallels: Black and Green Die-Cut Prizm, Black and Red Die-Cut Prizm, Cosmic Prizm, Disco Prizm, Green and Yellow Die-Cut Prizm, Red and Blue Die-Cut Prizm, Silver Prizm, Silver Die-Cut Prizm, Tiger Prizm, Zebra Prizm, Zebra Die-Cut Prizm, Neon Green Die-Cut Prizm (/299), Orange Die-Cut Prizm (/199), Tri-Color Prizm (/149), Blue Prizm (/99), Copper Prizm DIe-Cut (/99), Dragon Scale Prizm (/89), Disco Red Prizm (/49), Red Prizm (/49), White Prizm Die-Cut (/49), Blue and Orange Die-Cut Prizm (/35), White Prizm (/35), Disco Blue Prizm (/25), Tie-Dye Prizm (/25), Tie-Dye Die-Cut Prizm (/25), Disco Gold Prizm (/10), Gold Prizm (/10), Gold Die-Cut Prizm (/10), Pink Prizm (/10), Neon Orange Pulsar Prizm (/7), Disco Green Prizm (/5), Green Prizm (/5), Green Die-Cut Prizm (/5), Snakeskin Green and Black Prizm (/2), Black Prizm (1/1), Black Prizm Die-Cut (1/1), Disco Black Prizm (1/1)

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Brock Purdy Collegiate Card Highlights

Panini has a handful of collegiate products that Brock Purdy appears in. The following isn’t an exhaustive list, but it does highlight some of his key cards highlighting his time at Iowa State.

2022 Immaculate Collegiate Brock Purdy AUTO Patch #99 /99

An on-card autograph and large swatch highlight the main Brock Purdy card in 2022 Panini Immaculate Collegiate Football. One of their super-premium NCAA offerings, the quarterback has other autographs in the product as well.

Parallels: Ruby (/49), Gold (/25), Purple (/15), Emerald (/13), Laundry Tag Brand Logo (/4), Brand Logo (/2), Conference Logo (1/1), Platinum (1/1), Team Logo Shield (1/1)

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2022 Panini Mosaic Draft Picks Autographs Mosaic Brock Purdy #A-BPU

Purdy’s signature appears on two different cards in 2022 Panini Mosaic Draft Picks, a product that was exclusive to Panini’s website: Autographs and Scripts. Both a fair generic in their theme but the look is all Mosaic with the spinning background pattern.

Parallels: Gold (/10), Black (1/1)

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2022 Panini Mosaic Draft Picks Scripts Mosaic Brock Purdy #43

Parallels: Gold (/10), Black (1/1)

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2022 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Brock Purdy AUTO PATCH #90 /99

As far as Brock Purdy’s college cards go, this is the big one. Even when it comes to collegiate cards, which aren’t as valuable to comparable NFL cards, National Treasures carries clout. A jumbo swatch and on-card signature are among the highlights. A low print run is also part of the equation. Like Immaculate, Purdy has other autographs in 2022 Panini National Treasures Collegiate Football as well.

Parallels: Blue (/49), Silver (/39), Purple (/25), Red (/11), Gold (/10), Emerald (/5), Team Slogan (/5), Brand Logo (/2), Conference Logo (1/1), Platinum (1/1), Team Logo Shield

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2022 Select Draft Picks Rookie Signatures Brock Purdy #RS-BPU

With no Prizm Draft Picks in 2022, this is the closest collectors will get to a standard chromium design with a Brock Purdy autograph. The Cyclones alum has a second autograph in 2022 Select Draft Picks as part of the Youth Explosion Signatures set.

Parallels: Prizms, Orange Pulsar Prizms (/30), Tie-Dye Prizms (/25), Prizms (/10), Gold Prizms Lazer (/5), Green Prizms (/5), Light Blue Lazer Prizms (/5), Purple Lazer Prizms (/5), Red Lazer Prizms (/5), White Lazer Prizms (/5), Black Prizms (1/1)

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