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Below are our top rookie card picks from the 2023 Score Football set. We feel the below cards have the best chance of bringing in the top ROI.

Please note the player’s base rookie card with a PSA 10 grade will be our ideal purchase. The player’s base rookie card with auto or parallel is also a perfect purchase if you cannot find a PSA 10 grade, purchase an ungraded card and send it in to PSA.

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A word about the 2023 Score Football Hobby Box

The set was released on 8/2/2023 and has been one of the best-selling hobby boxes on eBay ever since. The 2023 Score Football hobby box contains 10 cards per box, loaded 40 cards per pack, and 12 boxes per case.

Each hobby box averages 90 rookie cards, 4 autographs, 36 inserts, and 10 parallels. Each case contains an average of 1 Base/Rookie Die-Cut.

Top 10 Rookie Cards

Below are our picks based on researching more than a dozen publications, including magazines and blogs.

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#1. 2023 Bijan Robinson Score RC #315 RB Atlanta Falcons

2023 Bijan Robinson Score RC #315

Robinson is a big-time back and many experts are predicting his impact to be similar to Saquon Barkley in 2018. His Score rookie card captures him running mightly downfield in the Texas Longhorns’ burnt orange jersey.

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#2. 2023 Jordan Addison Score RC #346 WR Minnesota Vikings

Jordan Addison

Addison should be a solid number two wideout for Cousins and the Vikings in 2023 with the ability to rise to number one long-term. His Score rookie card pictures the former Trojan running the pigskin over the goalline for 6 points.

#3. 2023 Jahmyr Gibbs Score RC #316 RB Detroit Lions

2023 Jahmyr Gibbs Score RC #316 RB Detroit Lions

Gibbs is a great pass-catching running back but will most likely lose goal-line touchdowns to David Montgomery. His rookie card shows him running for his life downfield donning the Crimson jersey with white pants.

#4. 2023 Anthony Richardson RC Score #304 QB Indianapolis Colts

Anthony Richardson

Richardson has the potential to become the best rushing quarterback in just his first year which would translate into a lot of press coverage for the talented QB. Anthony Richardson’s pairing with Shane Steichen in Indianapolis is just what the doctor ordered and he could become an immediate star rookie. His rookie card captures him rolling out while looking for an open wide-out or tight end.

#5. 2023 Zay Flowers RC Score #351 WR Baltimore Ravens

Zay Flowers RC Score

Flowers is already emerging as a number-one wideout in Baltimore due to his superior pre-season performance as local reports have called him “unstoppable”.  His Panini Score rookie card is numbered 351 and shows him stretching the ball out for extra yards.

#6. 2023 Quentin Johnston RC Score #345 WR Los Angeles Charges

2023 Quentin Johnston RC Score #345

Ranking Johnston at number 6 is based on his future performance and not so much on 2023. Quentin has the ability to be an elite wideout but has a number of talented receivers ahead of him on the depth charts in 2023.

#7. 2023 Jaxon Smith-Njigba Score RC #348 WR Seattle Seahawks

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Score

Jaxon had one of the best pre-seasons of all the players on this list. The only negative was needing surgery for a crack in his wrist. Originally the Seahawks thought he would miss the first couple weeks of the regular season, not so fast! Reports have him playing in week one. His Score rookie card is numbered #348 and shows him blazing downfield in search of the end zone.

#8. 2023 C.J. Stroud Score RC #302 QB Houston Texans

 C.J. Stroud Score

Stroud has already been named the Houston Texans’ Week 1 starter against the Ravens but now has also been named team captain? Whoa! That’s some serious progress for the former Ohio State star. The Texans don’t have the best history in terms of developing rookies but one cannot deny Stroud’s work ethic and natural abilities. His card displays him escaping from the pocket while looking to rush the rock downfield.

#9. 2023 Bryce Young Score RC #301 QB Carolina Panthers

2023 Bryce Young Score RC #301

Many pundits have Young as their favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. I don’t necessarily disagree but he will have a tough go on a subpar Carolina offensive line that ranks 16th according to His rookie card shows him in the process of passing the football, not the best action shot of the bunch here.

#10. 2023 Dalton Kincaid Score RC #338 TE Buffalo Bills

2023 Dalton Kincaid

Pro Football Focus (PFF) has predicted a 1000-yard-plus season for Mr. Kincaid. If that comes to pass he would most likely win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award which would translate into a huge ROI for those who purchase Kincaid’s Score rookie card.


Purchasing a first-year player’s rookie card is an obvious risk as the player is unproven but the potential upside cannot be ignored as those who invested in Garrett Wilson prior to the 2022 season can attest.

I recommend picking one or two players/cards from the above list and having fun watching that player every Sunday in the fall!

My pick? Obviously, Bijan Robinson #315 RC (SHOP EBAY)  I have purchased over two dozen of his base rookie cards which are currently being processed for grading.

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