He’s 37 now, an age when most NFL players are either retired or on the decline. Not this guy. He’s getting better. The hottest Peyton Manning cards from his rapid rise to an elite quarterback in Indianapolis are scorching again.
Odd as it was last year to see him in a Denver Broncos uniform, Manning is treating the move west like a new career. Armed with a mastery of a complex play book that defenses haven’t been able to stop, he has Denver on a fast track to an AFC West title.
He recently passed Dan Marino for 2nd place on career passing yards list with 61,371.
The Broncos seem unstoppable behind the unflappable Manning.
Having debuted in an era where every player had dozens of cards in the first few months of their pro careers, the good news is you can find a Manning rookie card for a few bucks if you’re not fussy about scarcity. Our favorite? The 1998 Skybox Premium in which he displays epically groomed hair from his youth. It won’t cost much.
Manning’s most expensive rookie card is his 1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph. Numbered to just 200, one of them sold in August for $4,050 after drawing 42 bids in an eBay auction. A red version, numbered to just 21, was listed by a seller in the first few hours after the Broncos’ win over Philadelphia in late September.
It’s not a stretch to imagine Manning cards continuing to rise if he continues to break records. Few players in NFL history can match him and the fact that Broncos may be heading for a long post-season run won’t hurt.
Below is a real-time list of the hottest Peyton Manning cards on eBay that you can reference as the remainder of the 2013 NFL season unfolds.
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