There’s nothing like a Super Bowl MVP award to boost a seller’s Paypal account. A year after Eli Manning’s rookie cards got a boost from his performance in Super Bowl 46, the Ravens’ Joe Flacco was culminating the best season of his five-year career with a win in New Orleans. Joe Flacco rookie cards were among the hottest on eBay Sunday evening and Monday.
Prices varied depending on the print run of the autographed card. Upper Deck Rookie Premier four-piece jersey patch cards with Flacco’s autograph, numbered to 275, were available at around $100. A Topps Triple Threads gold auto, numbered to 25 and graded BGS 9, sold for $249. SP Authentic four-color jersey patches were bringing $200-300. On the high end, a 2008 Topps Chrome auto Gold Superfractor, numbered to 10, sold via a ‘best offer’ option on eBay for something less than the $1,500 asking price.
Flacco has signed rookie cards in Upper Deck’s Exquisite brand and Playoff National treasures from 2008 as well.
It’s the autographed cards that tend to remain most in demand. The cheapest option for a Flacco rookie autograph was around $50 for an Upper Deck Draft Edition autograph that pictured him in his Delaware Blue Hens uniform.
Even base cards were moving in the wake of the Super Bowl, many at a dollar or two.
While winning a Super Bowl MVP is nice, as we reported last year, it doesn’t necessarily mean a windfall for those who own large quantities of their cards or autographs. Fans and collectors, after an initial push, tend to focus more long term.
It does mean you get to do cool things like sign a football filled with nothing but autographs from Super Bowl MVPs (see left).
And go to Disney World: