Eddie Lacy Rookie Card Checklist and Visual Guide

Eddie Lacy Rookie Card Checklist and Visual Guide

Although the 2013 NFL Draft was largely a down year for top offensive talent, Eddie Lacy emerged as one of the strongest players and top running back. Lacy is a dynamic runner that attracted the early attention of collectors as a member of the University of Alabama. As a member of the Green Bay Packers, a popular and successful franchise, Eddie Lacy cards are trending upward.

It seems that the University of Alabama has become a major starting point for NFL running backs, and Eddie Lacy entered the league with high expectations. After redshirting as a true Freshman, Lacy shared carries with Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson during his first season. He would have to wait two seasons to assume the starting role, but he contributed to the team, even as the backup. Lacy was a huge part of the BCS National Championship runs in 2012 and 2013, and he was named to the First Team All-SEC in 2012 and was the Offensive MVP in the 2013 BCS Championship.

As one of the top running back prospects, Lacy was taken late in the second round by the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have not had an elite rusher for many years and were looking for a running back to complement their strong passing game. The team, fans and many collectors feel they have finally found that player and Lacy enters his rookie season on the top of the depth chart. Although injuries resulted in a disappointing season for the team, Lacy was one of the few bright spots and he rushed for nearly 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Eddie Lacy Rookie Card Guide

Please note, this is an ongoing list that will be added to as more 2013 football card sets are released and Eddie Lacy has more rookie cards.

2013 Bowman Eddie Lacy RC #140

Despite the unlicensed look, which makes it feel more like an Upper Deck card, this is one of the few Bowman rookie cards that seems to work. It helps that the University of Alabama has such a simple uniform, and very little had to be altered. Parallels are very plentiful for this early rookie card.

2013 Bowman Eddie Lacy RC 213x300 Image

2013 Bowman Sterling Eddie Lacy RC #64

The black background and glossy finish give this 2013 Bowman Sterling a dynamic look with the bright image of Eddie Lacy as the sole focus. Colorful parallels add rarity to this budget option.

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2013 Panini Absolute Eddie Lacy RC #129 #/199, #208 Autograph #/299

The first of several Panini products to include multiple rookie cards in the same main set, collectors have two choices for Eddie Lacy rookie cards in 2013 Absolute. The first is a basic rookie, numbered to 199. Lacy seems a little too big for the card and the bronze text at the bottom clashes with the other colors. There is also a retail version, numbered to 99. The second card in the set is the Autographed Rookie Premier Materials card, numbered to 299. The design is a little disappointing with the small image of Lacy at the top and too much area at the bottom for the sticker signature and die-cut jersey piece. Also, it is odd that Lacy's name is not prominently displayed, and instead is tucked into a spot between the brand logo and the serial numbering.

2013 Panini Absolute Eddie Lacy RC 129 215x300 Image2013 Panini Absolute Eddie Lacy RC 208 Autograph 216x300 Image

2013 Panini Certified Eddie Lacy RC #229 #/999, #308 Autographed Jersey #/399

Like Absolute, Panini includes two cards in the main set for 2013 Certified. The New Generation rookie is numbered to 999 and has a similar look to the Bowman Sterling card, except the background is simply a washed-out image. The Freshman Fabric subset is the more popular Eddie Lacy card, and the horizontal layout makes for a better design ton incorporate the jersey and sticker signature. The mid-level print run keeps values lower.

2013 Panini Certified Eddie Lacy RC 229 999 215x300 Image2013 Panini Certified Eddie Lacy RC 308 Autographed Jersey Image

2013 Panini Contenders Eddie Lacy RC #208 Autograph

One of the most popular Eddie Lacy rookie cards, 2013 Contenders offers collectors both a base and variation card with on-card signatures from the young bruiser. The print runs have not been released yet, but these are two of the best selling cards in the entire product.

2013 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs 208 Eddie Lacy 212x300 Image2013 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs 208 Eddie Lacy Variation 209x300 Image

2013 Panini Elite Eddie Lacy RC #131 #/699

The Elite rookie card for Eddie Lacy is a good reminder for how much the young back grew out his hair after leaving school. The mid-level print run and clean design will help keep collectors interested.

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2013 Panini Limited Eddie Lacy RC #208 Autographed Jersey #/199

There is a lot happening on this Material Phenoms card, and it is not a successful combination. The red background is an unfortunate color pairing and the autograph sticker could have been better incorporated into the card. The low print run helps the value somewhat, and the parallels present more rare options and better color schemes.

2013 Panini Limited Eddie Lacy RC 208 Autographed Jersey Image

2013 Panini Momentum Eddie Lacy RC #130

This simple design makes Eddie Lacy the focus and gives collectors an ideal low-end option. The Clear Cut parallel offers a nice acetate alternative. There are also two signed versions, both numbered to 199.

2013 Momentum Eddie Lacy RC 211x300 Image2013 Panini Momentum Eddie Lacy RC 130 Autograph 214x300 Image

2013 Panini Momentum Eddie Lacy RC 130 Autographed Jersey Image

2013 Panini Playbook Eddie Lacy RC #132 Autograph #/49, #208 Autographed Jersey #/297

2013 Playbook includes one of the rarest Eddie Lacy rookie cards of the year, with only 49 cards. This signed card has a large Green Bay Packers logo piece, which makes for an odd look. It is one of the few cards to present the young back's name prominently. There are also several booklet variations for Lacy included in the main set. With a higher print run and booklet design, this unique card is a great low-cost alternative to some of the high-end Eddie Lacy cards.

2013 Panini Playbook Eddie Lacy RC 132 Autograph 211x300 Image

2013 Panini Playbook Eddie Lacy RC 208 Autographed Jersey Image

2013 Panini Prestige Eddie Lacy RC #230

Arguably one of the worst rookie card designs, Prestige makes up for it by being one of the first products of the year. Adding some depth to the product, the base rookie card is paired with the short print variation. The variation card features Lacy with white gloves and a "00" jersey.

2013 Prestige Football 230 Eddie Lacy 214x300 Image2013 Prestige Football Variations Eddie Lacy 214x300 Image

2013 Panini Prizm Eddie Lacy RC #232

A clear attempt by Panini to challenge Topps Chrome, Prizm uses a simple look with a textured border and silver foil to offer a great low-end option. The various Prizm Refractors, especially gold, give collectors something to chase. Also, Rated Rookie Patches, exclusive to retail, and autographs add to the total.

2013 Panini Prizm Eddie Lacy RC 232 214x300 Image2013 Panini Prizm Eddie Lacy RC 232 autograph 213x300 Image

2013 Panini Prizm Eddie Lacy RC 232 Rated Rookie Patches 213x300 Image

2013 Panini Prominence Eddie Lacy RC #130

Similar to the Eddie Lacy rookie in Momentum, 2013 Prominence utilizes a simple curved background design, image of Lacy, plenty of white and off-white, and not much else. The product also offers six different signed cards that all feature different designs and manufactured relics and are numbered to 100. This includes Rookie Class Letters, Team Logo Patch, Rookie Helmet, Field Plates, Rated Rookie Patches and Gridiron Gems. All are show below except for the Gridiron Gems card.

2013 Panini Prominence Eddie Lacy RC 130 214x300 Image2013 Panini Prominence Eddie Lacy RC 130 Rookie Class Letter Signature 213x300 Image

2013 Panini Prominence Eddie Lacy RC 130 Rookie Embroidered Team Logo Patch Signature 260x186 Image2013 Panini Prominence Eddie Lacy RC 130 Rookie Helmet Signatures 260x185 Image

2013 Panini Prominence Eddie Lacy RC 130 Rookie Field Plates Signatures 260x186 Image2013 Panini Prominence Eddie Lacy RC 130 Rookie Embroidered Rated Rookie Patch Signature 260x184 Image

2013 Panini Rookies and Stars Eddie Lacy RC #129, 207 Autographed Jersey #/299

While the design is as equally loud as the Prestige rookie, Eddie Lacy's Rookies and Stars card does seem to work better. However, the yellow "LACY" text nearly blends into the yellow of Lacy's pants and the one lonely photographer is a distraction. The Premiere Rookie Materials subset includes autographed and memorabilia cards.

2013 Rookies and Stars Eddie Lacy RC 214x300 Image2013 Panini Rookies and Stars Eddie Lacy RC 207 Autographed Jersey Image

2013 Panini Score Eddie Lacy RC #363

Taking a page from the history of collecting, Score brings a taste of 1989 Score to the 2013 rookie class. Although it has a tendency to clash with other color schemes, the heavy green border works well with the green and yellow of the Packers. Too bad Lacy has a red jersey on in the image. There is also an autographed version.

2013 Score Eddie Lacy RC 213x300 Image2013 Panini Score Eddie Lacy RC 363 Autograph 213x300 Image

2013 Panini Select Eddie Lacy RC #184

Old and new comes together as a brand from hobby history is combined with a blast of Prizm technology. While the look of the card is solid, the combination of gold and silver seems odd. In addition to the base card, a signed version is numbered to 399 and includes a small jersey piece.

2013 Panini Select Eddie Lacy RC 184 209x300 Image2013 Panini Select Eddie Lacy RC Autographed Jersey 209x300 Image

2013 Panini Stickers Eddie Lacy RC #320

Panini Stickers is a product that will never make you rich, but features a fun concept for casual collectors and kids. This is also one of the only cards to show Lacy without his helmet.

2013 Panini Stickers Eddie Lacy RC 320 215x300 Image

2013 Panini Totally Certified Eddie Lacy RC #218

Yet another card with a full-color image of Eddie Lacy and silver foil background, the Freshman Phenoms subset in Totally Certified includes several versions. In addition to the base card, there is also a horizontal autographed jersey card with various colored parallels.

2013 Panini Totally Certified Eddie Lacy RC 218 215x300 Image2013 Panini Totally Certified Eddie Lacy RC 218 Autographed Jersey Image

2013 Topps Eddie Lacy RC #406

Just like with baseball, the flagship product from Topps Football is a collector favorite. The layout is fairly simple, but the text area includes an ornate design. While there is only one true base rookie card, there are short print variations for base cards of top players. The base card shows Lacy with both hands on the ball, while the variation includes an image where Lacy is cutting and only has one hand on the ball. Both versions have autographed counterparts.

2013 Topps Football Eddie Lacy 212x300 Image2013 Topps Football Variations Eddie Lacy 216x300 Image

2013 Topps Eddie Lacy RC 406 autograph 213x300 Image2013 Topps Eddie Lacy RC 406 Autograph Variation 213x300 Image

2013 Topps Chrome Eddie Lacy RC #131

Chrome has become a hobby staple by simply putting a Chromium finish on the flagship Topps cards. That trend continues with Eddie Lacy's Chrome rookie card. Just like the base Topps set, a variation short print is also available. A signed version of the base card, numbered to 600, rounds out the main options.

2013 Topps Chrome Eddie Lacy RC 131 215x300 Image2013 Topps Chrome Football Variations Eddie Lacy 212x300 Image2013 Topps Chrome Football Rookie Autographs 131 Eddie Lacy 212x300 Image

2013 Topps Finest Eddie Lacy RC #130

Featuring a strong design and brand reputation, Eddie Lacy's Finest rookie card is an appealing option for base and set collectors. The many Refractor options offer collectors a challenging chase.

2013 Finest Eddie Lacy RC 212x300 Image

2013 Topps Inception Eddie Lacy RC #120 Autograph

Inception marks the first official autographed rookie card for Eddie Lacy and should remain a top option over time. The clouded background provides a different feel than most cards and the hobby loves on-card autographs. The only negative is the "00" NFL Premier jersey.

2013 Topps Inception Eddie Lacy RC Autograph 215x300 Image

2013 Topps Mini Eddie Lacy RC #406

Exactly as it sounds, Topps Mini is simply a smaller version of the flagship Topps cards. The cards measure 2-1/4" x 3-1/8" and include a few limited parallels.

2013 Topps Football Base RC Eddie Lacy 214x300 Image

2013 Topps Platinum Eddie Lacy RC #150 

The Eddie Lacy Platinum rookie card brings the popular Topps Refractor technology to a base design. A long list of parallels add to the strong design.

2013 Topps Platinum Eddie Lacy RC 150 213x300 Image

2013 Topps Prime Eddie Lacy RC #150 

Topps Prime brings Eddie Lacy collectors a card with no real border and plenty of turf. In addition to the base, there is also a retail version with a subtle image change and a thinner card stock. There is also an autographed version that is numbered to 250.

2013 Topps Prime 150 Eddie Lacy RC Hobby 211x300 Image2013 Topps Prime Eddie Lacy RC 150 retail 212x300 Image

2013 Topps Prime Eddie Lacy RC 150 Autograph 213x300 Image

2013 Topps Strata Eddie Lacy RC #125 

2013 Topps Strata also includes different cards for retail and hobby, with the hobby version on the left and the retail on right. The futuristic, circular background, is a little loud and dominates the focus of the card. A signed version is also available for the hobby card.

2013 Topps Strata Football 125 Eddie Lacy RC 215x300 Image2013 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 125 Eddie Lacy 213x300 Image

2013 Topps Strata Eddie Lacy RC 125 autograph 213x300 Image

2013 Topps Triple Threads Eddie Lacy RC #122 Autographed Jersey #/99

Triple Threads seems to always produce a mixed response from collectors and this year is no different. The complex design works, but the sticker autograph is disappointing on an Eddie Lacy rookie card numbered to 99.

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2013 Topps Turkey Red Eddie Lacy RC #1

Topps Turkey Red is a rookie-centered product with a simple design and and a vintage look, with added card wear. The base Eddie Lacy version is one the left and a variation is shown on the right.

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Notable Non-NFL Licensed Cards

2012 Exquisite Collection Draft Picks Eddie Lacy #ER-EL #/175

Exquisite has long remained a respected brand, even after losing its professional licensing.  The college-themed product gave collectors this Eddie Lacy insert in 2012. The low print run adds to the appeal.

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2013 SPx Eddie Lacy #75 Autographed Jersey #/175

With an autograph and a jersey piece, this will be one of the best non-NFL licensed cards for collectors, especially for fans of the Crimson Tide. Again, the low print run boosts the appeal.

2013 SPx Eddie Lacy Autographed Jersey Image

2013 Ultimate Collection Eddie Lacy #90 #/99, #171 Autographed Book #/199

Ultimate Collection brings collectors two Eddie Lacy cards in the main set, with a heavy emphasis on blue. The Ultimate Rookies card is numbered to 99 and Lacy is also included in the Ultimate Rookie Signature Books subset. This card is more plentiful than the base, with a print run of 199.

2013 Ultimate Collection Eddie Lacy 90 212x300 Image

2013 Ultimate Collection Eddie Lacy 171 Autographed Book Image

2013 Upper Deck Eddie Lacy #127, #270 SP

The base Upper Deck card for Eddie Lacy shows him likely powering his way to another touchdown. The budget option also appears to show Nick Saban in the blurred background, making his way on the field. Sometimes the little things make a card more interesting.

2013 Upper Deck Eddie Lacy 213x300 Image2013 Upper Deck Eddie Lacy 270 SP 213x300 Image

Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Eddie Lacy #55

Goodwin Champions is not a likely place most collectors would think to find the card of a first-year football player, but Lacy joins Geno Smith in this varied checklist. The generic look might turn some collectors off, but the uniqueness of the card appeals to a different group of collectors. There are also several mini parallels.

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Eddie Lacy 2013 Topps Strata #125 Rookie Card Gem Mt 10 BY GMA
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2013 Topps Strata BASE ROOKIE #125 EDDIE LACY RC - PACKERS - Graded 8 NM-MT PSA
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2013 Topps Chrome 1986 RETRO ROOKIE INSERT #8 EDDIE LACY RC - PSA 10 GEM MT MINT
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2013 Topps EDDIE LACY Future Legends Rookie RC #FL-EL NM-MT+ 8.5 BY GMA
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2013 Topps Chrome BALL BOTH HANDS ROOKIE REFRACTOR VARIATION #131 EDDIE LACY RC
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2013 PANINI ELITE EDDIE LACY NEW BREED ROOKIE JERSEY 158 399 #4 NICE CARD
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2013 BOWMAN PURPLE EDDIE LACY GREEN BAY PACKERS ROOKIE CARD #140
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2013 Topps Prime copper rainbow quad Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers 25 bgs 9.5
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2013 SP Authentic #47 Eddie Lacy '96 Foil Rookie PGA Graded GEM 10
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2013 Finest #130 Eddie Lacy Rookie PGA Graded GEM 10
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

User Comments

  1. Topps Football also has a couple rookie patch cards of Lacy. i think theres also a couple on card autos from the set.

  2. he’s also included in leaf 2013 Rookie Retro as apart of the genetic matrix set.

  3. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely useful info specially the closing section :) I deal with such information much.
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  4. I can’t find the 2013 Topps Magic Eddie Lacy Mini autographed only 10 made. I have the card but I can’t identify a value for it

  5. Is there a site or a blog that someone has up that would help someone getting back into the hobby looking only for key rookie cards of different players. Basically I only want the main card as in if I said Frank Thomas you would automatically think of his 1990 Leaf card. What would that card be for Aaron Rodgers, JJ Watt, Eddie Lacy, Kevin Durant and so on.
    Thanks

  6. Gareth » Click on the “Players” link in the menu bar and we’ve got it. Players are arranged alphabetically by last name. Generally speaking, players with only a couple of rookies, each is highlighted. For players with dozens of rookies, we arrange them into a checklist under a tab called “rookie cards.”

  7. Okay great and thanks

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