Rookie Cards from Today's Hottest NFL Players
2) Peyton Manning:
Football season is back with a roaring start. We are in Week 5 of what promises to be an exciting season with certain players, like Aaron Rodgers, already taking center stage. As these star player battle it out on the field, let’s take a minute to look back on their first year in the league and some of the noteworthy rookie cards from that season. Here are 10 of the most talked about players of 2015 and a few of their rookie cards worth consideration.
1) Aaron Rodgers:
Rodgers didn’t assume his starting position on the Green Bay Packers until 2008 but he first entered the professional realm in 2005 as a backup to Brett Favre. After Rodgers took over the stating position he quickly became one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 2010. While it is too soon to add Rodgers name to the list of best quarterbacks in history, he is well on his way to deserving that title one day. If he keeps playing like we’ve seen recently, his already popular and expensive rookie cards will join a whole other class of coveted cards. Rookie cards of note include the 2005 SP Authentic Aaron Rodgers RC #252 Autographed Jersey
with a very simple design that can also boast a jersey patch and an on-card autograph. With only 99 every printed, this card can run for over $2000. While the 2005 Playoff Contenders Aaron Rodgers RC #101 Autograph
is rather plentiful on the market with 530 copies printed, it is still one of the most popular rookie cards and regularly sells for over $500.
Manning is undeniable one of the NFL all time great quarterbacks. He’s had a long history in the NFL playing 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and leading them to two Super Bowls and one title in 2006. Since joining the Broncos in 2012, he continues to play at an unparalleled high level. Despite his amazing performance in the NFL and 5 league MVP titles, Manning’s rookie cards remain relatively affordable. That being said, the standard for all Manning cards is the 1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph Peyton Manning #87
which is difficult to find and very expensive when you do. Another iconic card of Manning’s is the 1998 Upper Deck Peyton Manning RC #1
which is easily recognizable due to the card’s stylized portrait.
Brady is certainly a household name and is quickly making his mark in the NFL record books. As quarterback for the New England Patriots he has made six trips to the Super Bowl, won four Super Bowl titles, and has three Super Bowl MVP awards accredited to his name. He has led the Patriots to 12 division titles which is more than any other quarterback in NFL history. Holding the record for the longest consecutive win streak and most consecutive playoff wins, Brady could easily be considered as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. There is a plethora of Brady rookie cards on the market with a great deal of variety to choose from. But the only official rookie with his signature is the
. One of his rarest cards is the