Adrian Peterson’s individual goal this year is to rush for 2,500 yards. It may have sounded preposterous if any other NFL running back had uttered those words, but with ‘All Day’, anything seems possible. Last year’s Comeback Player of the Year effort may have been simply the start of the second half of a Hall of Fame career.
Collectors have been chasing his football cards since the day he was drafted. Peterson rookie cards are a bit of a complex business. He arrived in 2007 and with multiple companies producing multiple cards of the highly touted prospect, there is no shortage of those first year cards to wade through.
Some of the most popular Peterson rookie cards include the 2007 Upper Deck Exquisite patch autograph, numbered to 99; the always-popular Topps Triple Threads and National Treasures, which follow a similar style of relic and auto and the more pedestrian 2007 Topps Chrome, Playoff Contenders and Upper Deck Sweet Spot.
A few days ago, an autographed 2007 SP Authentic Gold name plate patch, numbered to 25, sold for more than $900.
However, the most watched Peterson football cards on eBay aren’t always rookie cards. Several later issues are also popular with collectors and investors. Here’s a real time list you can bookmark and check on if you’re following the market for the NFL’s premier running back: