Alfred Morris Rookie Cards Checklist and Guide

Alfred Morris Rookie Cards Checklist and Guide

Alfred Morris rookie cards have been one the hobby's biggest surprises for the 2012 season. A sixth round pick, there weren't a lot of expectations for the running back. Couple that with the fact that he was playing on the same team as Robert Griffin III, it's easy to see how Morris could slip under the radar.

By the end of his rookie season, Morris rushed for more than 1,600 yards, making him one of the NFL's most potent runners. He was named NFL Rookie of the Week three times. During the final game of the season, Morris ran for 200 yards in a playoff-clinching victory against the Dallas Cowboys. The performance was also good enough for NFL Offensive Player of the Week honors.

When it comes to Alfred Morris rookie cards, he doesn't have nearly as many as other top rookies. That's because he didn't participate in the NFL Rookie Premiere, which gave Topps and Panini access to the year's biggest prospects to gather autographs and player-worn memorabilia. Besides missing out on some sets entirely, many of the rookie cards Morris does have are basic cards. This has kept prices for most Alfred Morris rookie cards in check and relatively affordable.

It wouldn't be surprising to see more pricier options come from some of the season's final releases, which are traditionally the most high-end sets of the year.

Alfred Morris Rookie Card Guide

Please note, this is an ongoing list that will be added to as more 2012 football card sets are released and Alfred Morris has more rookie cards.

2012 Absolute Alfred Morris RC #103 #/399

Printed on foil board, the 2012 Absolute Alfred Morris comes with a lot of flash. Numbered to 399, it walks the balance of rarity and attainable. There's also a retail version that is also numbered to 399 but without the foil.

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2012 Elite Alfred Morris RC #185 #/999

The trend of foil rookies continues with 2012 Elite. The Alfred Morris rookie is numbered to 999. Parallel versions include a limited number for autographs.

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2012 Panini Black Alfred Morris RC #102 #/349

At the time of its release, with 349 copies, the 2012 Panini Black Alfred Morris is his rarest numbered rookie card. It's distinct dark design sets it apart from his other rookie cards.

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2012 Panini Certified Alfred Morris RC #251 #/999

Part of the New Generation subset, the 2012 Panini Certified Alfred Morris is another foil-heavy entry on his rookie card checklist. Numbered to 999, it's an affordable option for those looking for something somewhat limited.

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2012 Panini Contenders Alfred Morris RC #101 Autograph

Just the second autographed Alfred Morris rookie card, this card comes with the popular Rookie Ticket tradition, giving it an added level of desirability and prestige. Besides the regular version, there is also a variation with a confirmed print run of 50 copies.

2012 Panini Contenders Alfred Morris 216x300 Image

2012 Panini Crown Royale Alfred Morris RC #151 #/399

Boasting the trademark die-cut design, the 2012 Panini Crown Royale Alfred Morris is one of his most distinct rookie cards. The hobby version is numbered to 399. A retail version is unnumbered and does not have the die-cut look either.

2012 Panini Crown Royale Alfred Morris RC 260x183 Image

2012 Panini Gridiron Alfred Morris RC #201

Without a serial number or any really pizzazz, the 2012 Panini Gridiron Alfred Morris is a nice looking option for budget-minded collectors. Basic rookie cards, like Morris, are slightly short printed with one falling in every pack. That said, the card isn't difficult to find.

2012 Panini Gridiron Alfred Morris RC 210x300 Image

2012 Panini Limited Alfred Morris RC #152 #/299

Part of the basic Phenoms subset, the 2012 Panini Limited Alfred Morris is not autographed. It is limited to 299 copies, though. The card features Morris running with the ball against a fairly busy background.

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2012 Panini Momentum Alfred Morris RC #137 Autograph #/799

The big draw of the 2012 Panini Momentum Alfred Morris rookie card is that it's his first (and, so far, only) autographed rookie card. While the running back has several autographed inserts, this is an official rookie card. While the numbering to 799 is much higher than other key rookies in the set, the lack of other options for Morris make this a must-have for rookie autograph collectors.

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2012 Panini National Treasures Alfred Morris RC #202 Autograph #/99

This is the rarest Alfred Morris rookie card. Along with Topps Five Star, it's also one of the most valuable. Highlighted by an autograph, it's the only rookie of the running back to have less than 100 copies. It comes with a clean design and lots of white space, a very elegant piece.

2012 Panini National Treasures Alfred Morris RC 207x300 Image

2012 Panini Playbook Alfred Morris RC #77 Autograph #/140

This card takes a lot of the same design elements as National Treasures. It's got a little more color and a slightly larger print run (140 copies is still extremely rare, though). With most of the other top rookies in Playbook having book cards, it's easy for this Alfred Morris to be overlooked.

2012 Panini Playbook Alfred Morris RC 215x300 Image

2012 Panini Prizm Alfred Morris RC #236

Panini's answer to Topps Chrome, 2012 Panini Prizm Football rookies remain affordable to every budget. For high-end rarities, the Refractor-like parallels are extremely popular, especially the Gold cards that are numbered to 10. Besides the regular Alfred Morris rookie card, there's also a variation that comes with a slightly different photo.

2012 Panini Prizm Football 236 Alfred Morris RC 213x300 Image

2012 Panini Rookies & Stars Alfred Morris RC #151

2012 Panini Rookies & Stars is headlined by autographed rookie cards of those who participated in the Rookie Premiere. Because Morris wasn't one of them, his rookie card is part of the main set. No fancy gimmicks -- just a straight-up rookie card. This is great for those without a large budget or beginning collectors.

2012 Panini Rookies Stars Alfred Morris 216x300 Image

2012 Panini Totally Certified Alfred Morris RC #101 Autograph #/299

The etched foil design is instantly recognizable. It's also numbered to a reasonable 299 and comes with an autograph. Yet as prices for 2012 Panini Totally Certified Football settle, this card remains extremely affordable given the many high-end details.

2012 Panini Totally Certified Alfred Morris RC 208x300 Image

2012 Prestige Alfred Morris RC #216

A nice entry-level rookie card, 2012 Prestige Football comes with a revamped design. This was the first official Alfred Morris rookie card to hit the market. For those simply looking for a rookie and aren't worried about future values, this is one of the top choices.

2012 Prestige Alfred Morris RC 210x300 Image

2012 Score Alfred Morris RC #386

The Score brand has long been about offering affordable cards to those who simply like to collect. It's unlikely that the 2012 Score Alfred Morris rookie card will ever bring large monetary returns. But that also means anyone can one, whether it's with their regular card budget or their weekly allowance.

2012 Score Alfred Morris RC 214x300 Image

2012 Topps Five Star Alfred Morris RC #176 Autographed Patch #/100

If you're looking for the top Alfred Morris rookie card, this is it. It's his only base set rookie card to come with both an autograph and a memorabilia piece. The signature is on-card, no less. While National Treasures has a little more history with collectors, it lacks the swatch.

2012 Topps Five Star Football 176 Alfred Morris 260x180 Image

2012 Topps Magic Alfred Morris RC #227

Despite having a stellar first season, it wasn't until the season concluded that Alfred Morris got his first Topps-branded rookie card. The retro-styled card is a short print, making it a little tougher than other base cards, but certainly not impossible.

2012 Topps Magic Alfred Morris RC 215x300 Image

2012 Topps Turkey Red Alfred Morris #34

This set was sold originally through the online Topps store. A limited number of cards in every box and a small print run caused a frenzy when the set first released. The card moves well based more on rarity than anything else.

2012 Topps Turkey Red Alfred Morris RC 213x300 Image

2012 Topps Valor Alfred Morris #69 #/170

The main selling point of the 2012 Topps Valor Alfred Morris is the low print run. It's one of his rarest rookie cards and the one that's also one of the most affordable. Without an autograph, prices have remained very reasonable.

2012 Topps Valor Alfred Morris RC 213x300 Image

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2012 Prizm Alfred Morris Lot of 3 - Graded Red Die Cut, Green and SP Var Prizms
$109.99
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2012 ALFRED MORRIS TOPPS FIVE STAR 1 1 RC AUTO 2CL LOGO JERSEY PATCH REDSKINS
$1,499.99
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ALFRED MORRIS 2012 ABSOLUTE ROOKIE CARD #103 183 399
$19.95
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Alfred Morris 2012 Limited Autograph #92 299 RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Auto
$49.95
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2012 SP Authentic Autographs #63 Alfred Morris
$34.99
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2012 Contenders Alfred Morris RC Rookie Ticket Autograph SP
$74.99
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2012 Panini Elite Turn Century Auto #185 Alfred Morris RC Auto PSA 10 *2193
$89.01
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Alfred Morris 2012 Fleer Retro Flair Showcase Rc LEGACY Collection Ser#d085 100
$14.99
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2012 Panini Playbook #77- Alfred Morris Autographed Rookie Card! PSA GEM MINT 10
$99.99
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2012 GRIDIRON ALFRED MORRIS ROOKIE AUTO EBAY 1 1 99 99 RC RARE SP REDSKINS
$75.00
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BGS 9.5 -- 2012 Topps Chrome Blue Wave Refractor ALFRED MORRIS RC REDSKINS (A1J)
$85.00
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2012 Alfred Morris Valor GLORY SP 43 50 Washington Redskins Florida Atlantic #69
$7.99
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2012 Panini Leaf Rookies & Stars "True Blue" Rookie Football Lot (23) NO DUPS
$7.00
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2012 ALFRED MORRIS ROOKIE AUTO CROWN ROYALE 53 99
$39.99
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2012 LIMITED #152 ALFRED MORRIS RC 299 & AUTO MONIKERS RC 299 REDEMPTION
$50.00
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2012 UPPER DECK ALFRED MORRIS STAR ROOKIES AUTO RC REDSKINS #53
$34.99
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User Comments

  1. Where is the rare BLUE WAVE AUTO card of his, should definitly be on this list…

  2. Daddy Don ยป It’s a rookie year insert, not a rookie card from a base set. Certainly one of his best cards thus far, but not a rookie card.

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