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Looking to cash in on the Kenny Pickett year two breakout in 2023? Consider nabbing up a few of the Kenny Pickett rookie cards we list below. We provide both expensive, moderate, and cheap cards to cover every financial bracket including his top autograph cards for you auto hounds out there (you know who you are).

Kenny Pickett in 2023 (UPDATED)

SI is high on Pickett heading into 2023: “Pickett has been so good in the preseason that now I’m expecting wide receiver George Pickens to be as good as Garrett Wilson, the Jets’ reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year.” They label him as a “winner”.

Kenny Pickett was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and so far they are extremely pleased with his play.


In just his first year of play, Pickett put up 2404 passing yards, with 7 touchdown passes, 9 interceptions, and a solid 7 wins with 5 losses. Experts are predicting a breakout year for Pickett in 2023 but we are skeptical based on his TD to Interception ratio and lack of arm strength.

Top 10 Cards

Below are the ten best Kenny Pickett rookie cards to look out for in case he meets these lofty predictions that certain experts are putting out there.

#1. 2022 Panini Prizm Kenny Pickett #301


The Prizm base football rookie card is the king of kings when it comes to return on investment and we can’t recommend them enough. The 2022 Kenny Pickett base Prizm rookie card is numbered 301 and shows Kenny sitting back calmly in the pocket that would make Tom Brady jealous.

Decked out in the Steeler’s black jersey Pickett scans the field while searching for an open wideout, which did not come easy for the Steelers in 2022. His name and the Steelers’ name is centered at the bottom. Please note the card shown above is not the base version but Green Prizm Parallel.

2022 Panini Prizm Kenny Pickett Parallels

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

#2. 2022 Panini Prizm True Silver Auto SSP Kenny Pickett #201


2022 Panini Prizm True Silver Auto SSP Kenny Pickett

Similar to the Prizm base rookie card but add an autograph. If you are an autograph hound and are jumping on the Pickett bandwagon this is the card for you.

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#3. 2022 Panini Absolute KABOOM! Kenny Pickett #K36


2005 Panini Absolute KABOOM! Kenny Pickett

KABOOM! has been one of our favorite inserts since it arrived on the trading card scene a few years back. and we always make a point of investing in one or two every season.

Numbered K36 the Kenny Pickett KABOOM rookie card shows him rolling out to his right while scanning downfield for an open wide receive and or tight end. An icy white backdrop engulfs Pickett and makes the black Steelers jersey really stand out.

#4. 2021 Panini Select Silver Prizm XRC Kenny Pickett #401

2021 Panini Select Silver Prizm XRC Kenny Pickett #401

The classic Panini Select Prizm XRC card has been around for years now and consistently earns great returns. Numbered 401 the 2021 Kenny Picket Select Silver XRC was the first of his rookie cards worth investing in and should provide a solid ROI moving forward assuming Pickett lives up to his hype (which we have doubts about but read more about that later).

#5. 2022 Absolute Explosive SSP Kenny Pickett #E36

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2022 Absolute Explosive SSP Kenny Pickett #E36

Not only is the 2022 Explosive Kenny Pickett rookie card a solid investment but boy does it have that POP and would look great in a wooden card case hanging on the wall. In terms of beauty and profit, it is hard to beat Pickett’s Explosive SSP rookie card. We have two words for you… BUY NOW.

#5. 2022 Panini Prizm Colorblast Kenny Pickett  #CB-13

#6. 2022 Panini Mosaic Stained Glass Prizm Kenny Pickett #GM-21 

#7. 2022 Panini Mosaic Kenny Pickett #301

#8. 2022 Donruss Rated Rookie Kenny Pickett #301

2022 Donruss Rated Rookie Kenny Pickett #301

A solid option for buyers not looking to spend a bundle on a Pickett rookie card.

#9. 2022 Prizm Manga SSP Kenny Pickett #M-14

2022 Panini Prizm Kenny Pickett Rookie Manga Case Hit SSP Steelers RC #M-14

This is the first time we have laid eyes on a Prizm Magna insert but is like what we see so far. The card is numbered M14 and shows Pickett helmetless with a football in his right hand while balancing on a steel beam.

#10. 2022 Donruss Downtown Kenny Pickett #DT-KP

2022 kenny pickett downtown rookie card

Downtown Donruss football cards were white hot and some of the hottest cards in the hobby just a few years ago. Fast forward to today and they still burn hot but have fallen in popularity. We feel the comic book feel to the card has been done by other brands giving it competition which ultimately made them less popular but still a solid investment.

Kenny Picket Rookie Card Values

  1. 2022 Panini Absolute KABOOM! Gold #KH8 Kenny Pickett RC /10 SSP – PSA 10 grade – sold for $6,000 via eBay
  2. 2022 Prizm Kenny Pickett True Black 1/1 Emergent RC #E1 – Not Graded – $4520 via eBay
  3. 2022 Panini Prizm Kenny Pickett #CB-13 RC COLOR BLAST Rookie SSP Steelers #TP1 – Not Graded – $3345 via eBay


Investment Grade: C+
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Top Card: 2022

As you may have guessed we are not boarding the Kenny Pickett hype train quit yet and are opting to take a wait-and-see approach. This approach may not be the sexiest or most fun option but in our opinion the right one.

And if Pickett does show signs of being an elite QB early in 2023 we will be the first to eat out words and buy up a few of his rookie cards. After all the Steelers do have a pretty good reputation for developing quarterbacks.

Alternative Yet Similiar Players to Consider

  • Joe Burrow
  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Justin Herbert

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