And then there was one. Two of the trio of rookie quarterbacks who entered the 2012 NFL Playoffs last weekend are done until next season. Andrew Luck and the Colts lost to Baltimore (that still sounds weird). RGIII limped into the sunset after a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, whose first year signal-caller began making money as a professional baseball player.
Russell Wilson rookie cards are now the hobby's hot ticket. Priced right in the summer, they began to rise once he took control of the starting job and soared as he proved he was much, much better than his draft position.
On Sunday, four autographed Wilson rookie cards appeared to have sold for more than $1,000. A 2012 Bowman Sterling Superfractor 1/1 showed a buyer at $2,000. A Topps Platinum Red Refractor #2/5 went for $1,275. A Topps Chrome Gold Refractor redemption card, numbered to 10, sold for $1,225 and a Triple Threads Pigskin auto brought $1,025 and generated 40 bids.
With Griffin's future uncertain as he deals with what may be another significant knee injury and Luck watching from home, Wilson has a chance to close the gap in terms of collector interest as the Seahawks head for Denver next weekend. Here's a look at the top 10 hottest Russell Wilson rookie cards on eBay right now as collectors decide to watch the bidding unfold.