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10 Hottest Russell Wilson Rookie Cards

Russell Wilson rookie cards are now among the football card hobby’s hot tickets. Priced right in the summer and early fall of 2012, they began to rise once he took control of the Seattle Sehawks’ starting quarterback job and soared as he proved he was much, much better than his draft position. Now, with a Super Bowl title under his belt and a good team behind him, Wilson’s future may be brighter than either of the first two quarterbacks picked in the famous 2012 NFL draft.

Wilson was a bit of an afterthought but after taking over as the Hawks’ starter and performing well, his star quickly rose. One Sunday late in the 2012 season, 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.

The rush was on.

In 22013 Bowman Sterling Russell Wilson Superfractor013, Wilson’s cards flourished.  His rookie cards from the 2012 season have been among the hottest on the ‘most watched’ list.  In November, the 1/1 Bowman Sterling Wilson rookie graded BGS 9.5 sold for $3,550.  Prices are continuing to rise.

Is his signature on the autograph cards a work of art?  Hardly.  It’s a quick “R” with a scribble behind it, but these days, collectors have come to expect it.  It’s the card itself, the scarcity and the brand that’s most important.

With Wilson proving that he wasn’t just a one year wonder and the Seahawks poised for a run of success under coach Pete Carroll, Wilson has a chance to become the most sought after quarterback from the star-studded 2012 draft or at least give Andrew Luck a run for his money.

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.  The list updates automatically so if you want to track Wilson cards going forward, be sure to bookmark this page.

2012 Playoff Contenders Russell Wilson Playoff Ticket BGS 9.5 RC Auto /99
18 bids - Price: $310.00 - Watchers: 42
Item # 171517130114
6 ROOKIE AUTO $800+ ANDREW LUCK RUSSELL WILSON RYAN TANNEHILL ROBERT GRIFFIN III
15 bids - Price: $189.50 - Watchers: 39
Item # 351205679871
RUSSELL WILSON 2012 TOPPS 1965 TALLBOY AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC SSP Seahawks
8 bids - Price: $40.00 - Watchers: 34
Item # 321561527316
2/25 AUTO Platinum 2012 Panini Playbook Russell Wilson Rookie Jersey Booklet RC
22 bids - Price: $86.00 - Watchers: 24
Item # 131327231641
2012 Panini Contenders Russell Wilson Auto GEM MT 10-PSA #225
8 bids - Price: $172.50 - Watchers: 24
Item # 111496949427
RUSSELL WILSON 2012 CONTENDERS RC TICKET VARIATION AUTO SP /25 PSA 10 GEM $3000
10 bids - Price: $455.00 - Watchers: 24
Item # 291278734925
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