It was one of those games that will be talked about for a long time. The Detroit Lions’ 31-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys was exciting enough, but fans also saw a pretty significant piece of history. After all it’s not every day a wide receiver racks up 329 yards in one game. There’s no doubt he’s the best in the business and so it seems appropriate to hunt down a real time list of the hottest Calvin Johnson rookie cards on eBay; one we can continue to refer to as his brilliant career continues to unfold.
Like most players of his era, Johnson has dozens of different rookie cards but his best include autographed and autographed relic cards. Those numbered to less than 100 are often the most valuable. Cards like the 2007 Topps Triple Threads Autographed Jersey # to 99; the Playoff National Treasures Autographed Jersey # to 99, the Donruss Threads and Gridiron Gear, both numberd to 100, the Leaf Limited Autographed Jersey #to 99 and the Upper Deck Ultimate Collection # to 99 are among the higher end brands that generally bring sizable prices.
Other Calvin Johnson cards shouldn’t be dismissed, though. Rookie cards alone don’t make the list of hottest cards, a list based on the number of eBay users who are watching them.
Johnson’s 329 yard total against the Cowboys, by the way, is second only to the 336-yard day Flipper Anderson turned in for the Rams back in a 1989 overtime contest against the Saints. Megatron is just the fifth player in history to record over 300 yards.
“He’s the best receiver in the history of football,” says teammate Reggie Bush. High praise–and Jerry Rice would probably argue–but there’s no doubt Johnson is already one of the most feared of all-time. His career yardage total at age 28 is over 8,600. Rice had 22,894 when he finally retired in his early 40′s, so Johnson has a long way to go, but those who’ve been buying his best football cards for the first seven years of his career are probably going to be recorded.
Here, now, is the list of the hottest Calvin Johnson football cards at the moment: