As a sixth round draft pick in 2010, he wasn’t among the priorities when card companies began cranking out their annual myriad of sets but now it’s safe to say Antonio Brown football cards are among the NFL market’s most popular.
After beginning his career primarily as a kick returner, Brown has become a major star. His two touchdowns in Sunday’s AFC playoff game against Miami put the Dolphins in a hole from which they would never emerge. Brown is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who owns five 1,000-yard seasons and 50 regular season touchdowns.
It’s a remarkable ledger considering 20 other receivers were taken before Brown in that 2010 draft (not to mention two punters).
There are several Antonio Brown rookie cards; just not as many as you’ll find for a lot of other players. Today, they’re strong sellers–but maybe not as expensive as you might think. Nearly half of every Brown rookie card listing on eBay over a recent 90-day period resulted in a sale for an average price of $48.38. Overall, 26% of all 12,699 Brown cards (2010-2016) offered were sold for an average price of $21.49. Only one Topps product has Brown cards from that first season: Bowman Sterling.
The most heavily traded high-end Brown rookies are the autographed 2010 Playoff Contenders, which are fairly plentiful. Several PSA 10 examples have sold in recent months, generally in the $300-$400 range. Should Brown continue to put up big numbers on the field and the Steelers continue to win, it’s not hard to imagine Brown’s cards increasing in value as time goes on.
You can see the 20 current most watched Antonio Brown football cards on eBay via the live list below.