10 Great Football Rookie Cards, 10 Great NFL Defensive Players

10 Great Football Rookie Cards, 10 Great NFL Defensive Players

The NFL Defender might be the most under-appreciated player in the entire sports card world. Fortunately, this makes their cards an extremely great value. Not only are these guys some of the best players in football, there were substantially less of their cards made, which presents collectors with an excellent long-term investment opportunity. Below we look at a handful of cards from an array of Linebackers, Defensive Lineman, Corners, and Safeties. Some have already punched their ticket to Canton, while others are well on their way to greatness.

  • 1996 Bowman's Best Ray Lewis RC ($25)2 Image
  • 2007 SP Authentic Darrelle Revis AU RC ($60)
  • 2007 Playoff Contenders Patrick Willis AU/ 239 RC ($60)
  • 2004 SP Authentic Jared Allen RC ($30)
  • 2003 Playoff Contenders Troy Polamalu AU/ 989 RC ($200)
  • 2005 Playoff Contenders DeMarcus Ware AU RC ($40)
  • 2002 Playoff Contenders Ed Reed AU/ 550 RC ($80)
  • 2003 SkyBox LE Nnamdi Asomugha RC ($25)
  • 2007 Exquisite CollectionJon Beason AU RC ($30)
  • 2009 Playoff National Treasures James Laurinaitis AU RC ($25)
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1996 97 Score Board all-sport PPF Ray Lewis #139 Rookie RC BGS MINT 9
$17.49
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Ray Lewis - 1996 Bowman's Best #164 RC - BCCG 10 Mint or Better
$99.95
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1996 bowman's best #164 RAY LEWIS rc rookie BGS BCCG 10
$75.00
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1996 RAY LEWIS UD CHOICE #20 ROOKIE RC MIAMI HURRICANES THE U BALTIMORE RAVENS
$9.99
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1996 Fleer Ray Lewis RC Baltimore Ravens Miami Hurricanes
$6.00
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96-97 Fleer Goudey RAY LEWIS #2 RC Rookie 1996-1997 Future HOF MINT
$7.99
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Ray Lewis 1996 Bowman's Best #164 ROOKIE RC Card BGS Graded 9.5 GEM MINT *1073
$124.95
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1996 Ray Lewis Score Board NFL Lasers #99 Rookie Card RC PSA 9 Mint
$14.99



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Jared Allen AUTO Score Inscriptions 2005 Authentic Autograph Bears SP Rare 05 RC
$29.99
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HJW) 2012 Prizm REFRACTOR LOT x5 JONES JARED ALLEN CLARK ADAMS RC BROCKERS RC
$1.99
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2013 TOPPS CHROME 3 PK ORANGE REFRACTORS ANDREW LUCK JORDAN REED RC JARED ALLEN
$8.99
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2004 Leaf Rookies & Stars Jared Allen Rc.
$9.95
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2004 BOWMAN #223 JARED ALLEN RC PSA 10 F1587640
$23.99



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