The Best Jadon Sancho Early Cards (Rookies And More)

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Jadon Sancho doesn’t have a huge selection of rookie cards, but for me his best is the 2018-19 Topps Chrome UCL card; I’ve covered that, and his other best rookie cards further down.

I’ve also included some of his top early soccer cards, which aren’t rookies, but deserve a mention, like his 2020-21 Topps BVB autograph card. 

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Quick Summary: Best Picks

Best Rookie Card:
2018-19 Topps Chrome UCL #86

Best Early Autograph Card:
2020-21 Topps Transcendent BVB autograph #JS

Jadon Sancho Rookie Cards

2017-18 Panini WCCF Jadon Sancho #A15

2017-18 Panini WCCF Jadon Sancho #A15

While the 2017-18 Panini WCCF card is by no means Jadon Sancho’s most sought-after and popular card, it is his true rookie card.

The card itself shows Sancho in action for Dortmund, with the ball and features some attribute statistics, something which isn’t necessarily well received by most collectors.

In terms of card design, it’s not too bad, and the text at the bottom saying ‘The Shining Rising Star’ is a nice touch.

There are no parallels, and the base card isn’t expensive to buy.

2018-19 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Jadon Sancho #189

2018-19 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Jadon Sancho #189

Donruss Optic Rated Rookie cards are popular ‘go-to’ cards in the soccer card hobby. One of Jadon Sancho’s earliest cards is the 2018 Optic Rated Rookie card.

The card offers something different than most of his early cards, because it features an image of him in action for the England national team, instead of Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho features in 4 different cards within the 2018-19 Donruss soccer set, but this is the pick of them.

Something that I love about the Optic brand is the array of parallel versions, which means there’s an entry-level for most budgets.

Back in 2021, a copy of the Black Velocity parallel (graded PSA 9) sold for $6.5k, which makes it one of his most expensive soccer cards ever.

Parallels: Holo, Green Velocity /200, Aqua /149, Purple Velocity /125, Orange /99, Red Velocity /50, Black Velocity /25, Gold /10, Green /5, Gold Vinyl 1/1.

2018-19 Topps Chrome UCL Jadon Sancho #86

2018-19 Topps Chrome UCL Jadon Sancho #86

Topps Chrome UCL cards are some of the most popular cards in the soccer card hobby.

The 2018-19 Topps Chrome Jadon Sancho card is arguably his most popular, and in my opinion, it’s his best rookie card.

As with all Topps Chrome UCL cards, the numerous low numbered parallels hold the most value, with their scarcity and chromium card designs making them a more high-end option.

Back in 2020, a BGS 9.5 graded copy of the Orange Refractor parallel (/25) sold for $6.3k, which makes it one of his most expensive rookies.

Parallels: Refractor, Purple /250, Blue /150, Green /99, Blue Wave /75, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /10, Red Wave /10, SuperFractor 1/1

2018-19 Panini Immaculate Jadon Sancho #53

2018-19 Panini Immaculate Jadon Sancho #53

The Panini Immaculate sets have become a very popular, and highly premium brand in the soccer card hobby.

Unusually for this set, this low numbered Jadon Sancho Immaculate RC option is unsigned, despite being limited to just 65 copies.

It is, however, still a premium and valuable Sancho card, one of his most expensive; I would say it’s his best base rookie card.

If you exclude all parallels, it’s his only serial-numbered rookie.

A PSA 10 graded copy of the base card sold for $2.13k in 2022.

Parallels: Sapphire /25, Gold /10, Platinum 1/1

Other Top Early Jadon Sancho Cards

2020-21 Topps Transcendent BVB Jadon Sancho Auto #JS

2020 Topps Transcendent BVB Jadon Sancho Auto #JS

The 2020 Topps Transcendent BVB card is one of Jadon Sancho’s most valuable cards, and I think it’s his best early autograph option.

The two big factors towards the high value is the on-card signature, and the limited print-run of just 75 copies for the base card version.

The card itself has a nice, clean design, with Jadon celebrating in his Dortmund jersey,  Something we saw him do a lot of during his time there, on top of the slick silver background.

There’s also the more scarce and valuable Black parallel (with 24 copies) and the 1/1 Yellow parallel, which is a very valuable card.

Back in 2021, a PSA 10 graded copy of the Black parallel sold for $3.96k.

Parallels: Black /24, Yellow 1/1

2020-21 Topps x BVB Jadon Sancho Auto #22

Another autographed Jadon Sancho card is the 2020 Topps x BVB auto card. The Jadon Sancho auto cards were among the top picks from the set, along with Erling Haaland autos.

The online-exclusive set included autographed cards at a rate of 1 in 20 packs. The card does have a non-autographed version, which is worth a lot less than this auto version.

An image of Jadon Sancho in action, dribbling with the ball in his Dortmund uniform is the feature of the card, with the dark background – Overall a nice and clean design, which is another factor for the popularity of the card.

The signature itself is a sticker, rather than being an on-card, which does negatively affect the value slightly, but it’s still a highly sought-after and valuable Jadon Sancho card.

2021-22 Donruss Road to Qatar Jadon Sancho Kaboom! #7

2021-22 Donruss Road to Qatar Jadon Sancho Kaboom! #7

Donruss Kaboom! cards don’t need much introduction – They have become a hugely popular concept in sports cards in general. The bold, comic style design is a big hit with collectors, and the cards generally hold good value.

Jadon Sancho is 1 of 20 stars to have a Kaboom! card in the 2021-22 Donruss Road to Qatar set, alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Jr.

When Was Jadon Sancho’s Rookie Season?

The 2017-18 season was Jadon Sancho’s rookie year, he debuted for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.

What Is The Best Early Jadon Sancho Card?

For me, the pick of Jadon Sancho’s early cards currently is the 2018-19 Topps Chrome UCL card. The popular set includes highly limited parallels, with a premium feel and a nice Chromium design, which is popular among collectors.

His early autographed cards, like the 2020 Topps Transcendent BVB and the 2020 Topps x BVB cards, are also great picks, which hold high value.

Is A Jadon Sancho Rookie Card A Good Investment?

There’s always a level of risk when betting on young players who have shown high potential. Anything could happen to derail his very promising career, but he is one of soccer’s brightest young talents, and he could easily become one of the best players in the world.

His rookie card prices are already quite high, because of the hype and expectation, but I personally feel there is a lot of room for rises in values, if he goes on to have the career many are hoping for.

Jadon Sancho: A Background

Jadon Sancho was part of a ‘golden generation’ of talented young players from England, including the likes of Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham, around the time he was breaking through.

Sancho made his name at German side Borussia Dortmund, after moving there from Manchester City’s academy in 2017 at the age of 17, in search of first team soccer.

His time in Germany with Dortmund was a hugely successful one – He scored 50 goals in 137 games over 4 seasons, while establishing himself into a good Dortmund side at such a young age. He was instrumental in Dortmund’s 2020-21 DFB-Pokal cup win, finishing top goalscorer in the competition.

Sancho transferred to Manchester United ahead of the 2021-22 season, for a fee of around $100m, to become one of their stars for the next decade. While he did start slowly for Manchester United, his performances started picking up in the second half of the season, and he had some impressive games.

Jadon Sancho is considered one of the top talents in soccer, alongside players like Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, Vinicius Jr and Phil Foden.

Tom Flint

Tom Flint

A long-time collector of sports cards, Tom mainly collects soccer World Cup Prizm cards these days. As a kid, he enjoyed collecting baseball cards. He's a huge sports fan, with lots experience and passion for sports card collecting.
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