CSG Grades Exciting Cards of Top Quarterbacks

Posted on 8/4/2022

Which active quarterbacks have the greatest collector interest? The CSG Registry has the answer.

As the NFL's preseason kicks off on August 4, Certified Sports Guaranty™(CSG®) takes a look at the CSG Registry to see which quarterbacks have the most active Player Sets.

The CSG Registry is designed to be the premier online arena for sports card collecting. It’s easy and fun for collectors to add their CSG-certified cards to the CSG Registry using a number of popular and diverse set categories, such as pre-war baseball cards, modern basketball cards and rookie player cards. Plus, new set options are constantly being added by CSG. If a set doesn’t yet exist, collectors can submit a request for it to be added.

Collectors can also browse and update CSG Registry sets anytime, anywhere. Built with the latest technology to seamlessly resize on all devices, the CSG Registry can be used on a phone, tablet or desktop computer.

There are now more than 88,000 sports cards in the CSG Registry; the numbers shown below for the player sets are as of early August 2022.

Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers)

CSG Player Sets: 71

Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Justin Herbert attended the University of Oregon, also in Eugene. He was drafted in the first round (sixth overall) by the San Diego Chargers. In his first year with the Chargers, Herbert was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after throwing for 4,336 passing yards and 31 touchdowns. CSG recently certified this 2020 Panini National Treasures NFL Gear Signature Combos #RSC-JH Justin Herbert with a grade of CSG 9, with 10 for the Autograph.

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Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

CSG Player Sets: 65

When Tom Brady was selected by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft, his future was anything but secure. He was pick number 199 overall and the seventh quarterback to be selected that year. In his first year in the pros, he played one game, gaining six yards on one pass completion. Twenty years later, however, Tom Brady is widely recognized as one of the best quarterbacks to have ever played the game, with seven Super Bowl rings, including one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from February 2021. CSG recently certified this 2000 Bowman Chrome #236 Tom Brady with a grade of CSG 9.5; it is surpassed by only one example in the CSG Population Report.

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Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals)

CSG Player Sets: 62

Joe Burrow was born in Iowa and attended Ohio State University for two years before transferring to Louisiana State in 2018, where he won numerous awards, including the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and the Heisman Trophy. He was the first overall selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft. Last year, he led the Bengals to their first Super Bowl in over 30 years, narrowly losing to the Los Angeles Rams. CSG certified this 2020 Panini Flawless Rookie Patch Autographs #RPA-JBU Joe Burrow with a grade of CSG 9, with 10 for the Autograph.

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Patrick Mahomes II (Kansas City Chiefs)

CSG Player Sets: 43

Before being drafted into the NFL in 2017, Patrick Mahomes played both baseball and football for Whitehouse High School and Texas Tech. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs as the 10th overall first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and in 2018, he became just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns and 5,000 passing yards in a single season. He led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory in February 2020 and returned to the big game in February 2021, losing to the Brady-led Buccaneers. This 2016 Panini Select ’17 XRC Redemptions #2 Patrick Mahomes card is graded CSG 9.

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Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars)

CSG Player Sets: 27

Trevor Lawrence went undefeated as a freshman at Clemson University, concluding his season with a victory in the 2019 National Championship Game. He set the Clemson record for career quarterback wins and was the first quarterback ever to win three ACC Championship games. In April 2021, he was the overall No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, joining the Jacksonville Jaguars. This 2021 Panini Contenders Optic Rookie Ticket Autographs #101 Trevor Lawrence is graded CSG Gem Mint 10, with a 10 for the autograph.

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See how your sports cards stack up

It’s free and easy to participate in the CSG Registry. Collectors just need a free CSG membership. Not a member? Join now at CSGcards.com/Join 

After logging into CSGcards.com, it’s equally simple to add a card to the CSG Registry by clicking the yellow + symbol anywhere on the CSG website. Next, type in the card’s CSG certification number and click Add. You’ll then be prompted to select sets for your cards.

When a card is added to a set, it receives a point score based on its grade, relative rarity and value. These scores are then totaled and the set is ranked against other sets based on their total scores. Top sets will be eligible for prizes and the recognition that comes with being the best.

To create the ultimate presentation, collectors also have the option to add images (either CSG images, which can be instantly added for free, or their own) and card descriptions. Through the sharing of stories, participating in the CSG Registry is a way to get inspired and inspire others.

So what are you waiting for? Add your cards, display your sets, earn points and get recognition in the premier online arena for sports card collecting.


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