News of Carson Wentz’s trade from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts sent the QB’s card prices soaring, with his Silver Prizm PSA 10 selling for as high at $699 after sitting at $475 just a few days earlier. Looking back even further, Wentz’s flagship rookie card was trading for as low as $225 at the beginning of the year, completing an incredible run of 210% growth in less than two months. Now playing for the team that allowed the second-fewest sacks per game last season, Wentz will have his opportunity to silence the many critics he’s accumulated over the past 3 years.
Unfortunately for Wentz rookie-card holders, it has been reported that the QB will no longer don the #11 he’s worn since getting drafted by the Eagles, with current Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman – who also wears #11 – refusing to give up the number. And while it is fairly common practice for players to sacrifice their jerseys for an incoming high-profile player, Pittman said he explained to his new QB that he wanted to keep the number after feeling particularly locked in wearing it in 2020. As expected, Wentz was supportive of the second-year wideout and agreed to switch numbers.
So while it would be far from the first time a player switched numbers after their rookie season, it will be interesting to observe whether Colts fans will flock to Wentz’s Indianapolis jerseyed-cards next year if he should perform well this season. However, in the meantime, all eyes will be on the QB’s Silver Prizm as it nears the all-time-high of $950 it set in August of 2020.