2010 NFL Rookie Class Hobby Power Rankings

2010 NFL Rookie Class Hobby Power Rankings

 

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# Of Cards Available: 108TT12 Image
# Of Auto's Available: 33
Hottest Card: 2010 Prestige Pro Helmet Auto ($200)
Coldest Cards: 2010 Press Pass Base Cards
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Press Pass PE Game Day Gear JSY AU /25 ($330)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 10/10
Hobby Momentum: Rising
Hobby Factors:

  • Has dual fan base of Broncos Fans and Gators Fans
  • Even if he fails as a pro, his cards will retain some value due to NCAA accomplishments
  • If he succeeds, hobby potential is limitless
  • Head Coach Josh McDaniels is arguably the best teacher of QB position in football
  • Could see field sooner than most expect, whether it be as starter or in specific packages
  • Broncos HB/WR's are young, but extremely talented.
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Five Star Tim Tebow RC 3 CLR Patch Auto 9 40 #180 BV$$$
$450.00
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Tim Tebow 2010 Certified Gold Freshman Fabric Quad Rookie Auto SP
$129.95
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SAM BRADFORD TIM TEBOW EXQUISITE RC AUTO 50 DUAL PATCH LOGO BOOKLET BEAUTIFUL
$274.99
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2010 Absolute Tim Tebow JUMBO RPM GU PATCH & BALL AUTO RC 7 10 BGS 9 10 (Raw)
$199.99
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2010 Finest Rookie Patch Auto Gold Refractors #100 Tim Tebow Graded 8.5 9 25
$150.00
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TIM TEBOW 2010 SP AUTHENTIC 2-COLOR ROOKIE PATCH AUTO
$99.99
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2012 Exquisite Joe Nameth Autograph 15 35 Sp Auto Hof
$28.00
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2012 UD Exquisite Endorsements TIM TEBOW Signature Autograph Auto 61 75 Gators
$119.95



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# Of Cards Available:
165SB Image
# Of Auto's Available: 62
Hottest Cards: 2010 Donruss Elite Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Sage Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Donruss Elite NFL Shield Logo Auto ($200)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 10/10
Hobby Momentum: Rising
Hobby Factors:

  • Won't be able to pass Tebow until Pre-Season begins
  • Playing for Rams will hurt stock for the time being
  • Playing in a dome and with Stephen Jackson will help ease NFL transition
  • Situation similar to Matt Ryan's rookie season (dome, running game, young recievers)
  • Should have best stats of 2010 Rookie QB's
  • Rams have solid coaching staff
  • Bradford has personality resembling Manning & Mauer (when they were drafted)
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Sam Bradford 2010 Certified Gold Freshman Fabric Quad Rookie Auto Gem Mint
$349.95
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Sam Bradford auto St.Louis Rams Throwback Mini Helmet Sooners Heisman Winner COA
$35.00
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SAM BRADFORD TIM TEBOW EXQUISITE RC AUTO 50 DUAL PATCH LOGO BOOKLET BEAUTIFUL
$274.99
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RARE! Sam Bradford 2010 Bowman Sterling Gold Refractor Rookie Auto # 25 BGS 9.5
$159.99
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2010 Topps Sam Bradford Auto Autograph Peak Performance
$79.99
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2010 Exquisite Adrian Peterson Sam Bradford Rookie Triple Auto Card GOLD INK 2 5
$279.99
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2010 Topps Supreme RC Jersey Auto Sam Bradford #26 50
$229.99
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2010 Topps Triple Threads Sam Bradford Rams RC Sepia Jersey Auto BGS 9 #1 70
$220.00



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# Of Cards Available:
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# Of Auto's Available: 30
Hottest Cards: 2010 Donruss Elite Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Sage Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Donruss Elite Aspirations Auto /49 ($115)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 9.5/10
Hobby Momentum: Rising
Hobby Analysis:

  • Dream situation and ready to step in right away
  • Playing for the Dallas Cowboys is a major hobby plus
  • Could have Randy Moss-esque Rookie season
  • Highest hobby ceiling for WR since Calvin Johnson
  • Hands down the most physically gifted WR in 2010 Draft
  • Potential to be a long term hobby powerhouse
  • Known to put foot in mouth, could hurt hobby stock
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Dez Bryant auto Dallas Cowboys Riddell Full Size Replica Helmet COA and Holos
$125.00
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Dez Bryant auto Dallas Cowboys Riddell Mini Helmet COA and Holograms included
$49.99
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DEZ BRYANT 2010 TOPPS PLATINUM RC AUTO NUMBERED 344 400 COWBOYS ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH
$27.00
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2010 TOPPS REDZONE Rookie AUTO DEZ BRYANT Red Ink 100 Dallas Cowboys Rare
$78.00
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2010 Playoff Contenders DEZ BRYANT Auto SP 360 Rookie Card #211B White Jersey
$74.99
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2010 Classics DEZ BRYANT Auto Gold Significant Signatures #217 299 Rookie Card
$39.99
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2010 Classics DEZ BRYANT Auto Blue Significant Signatures #07 25 Rookie Card
$79.99
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Dez Bryant Auto On Topps Platinum Big COA Dallas Cowboys Mint
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# Of Cards Available:
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# Of Auto's Available: 54
Hottest Cards: 2010 Prestige Auto's (Collegiate Letterman,Pro Helmet Auto)
Coldest Cards: 2010 Sage Hit Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Elite Status Auto 1/1 ($300)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 9.5/10
Hobby Momentum: Rising
Hobby Analysis:

  • Has dual fan base of Panthers and Irish fans
  • Walks into the best situation of any rookie QB
  • Questions about personality and leadership will hurt hobby stock
  • If he sees the field, he's the one rookie QB who could contend with Bradford stat-wise
  • Panthers have traditionally struggled in the hobby
  • Has all the tools to be an elite NFL QB, high potential=high hobby stock

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# Of Cards Available: 95MCC Image
# Of Auto's Available: 35
Hottest Cards: 2010 Presitge Collegiate Letterman Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Press Pass Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Elite Status Auto /24 ($160.77)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 9.5/10
Hobby Momentum: Rising
Hobby Analysis:

  • Has dual fan base of Browns and Longhorns fans
  • Gritty competitor, which is always a major hobby plus.
  • Has drawn comparisons to Drew Brees
  • Browns are a pretty bad, team lacks skill players with potential
  • Being a QB on a team with Mike Holmgren in front office = major plus
  • Collectors usually respond to blue collar players like McCoy
  • Browns fans are extremely loyal
  • If he turns Browns into a contender, his hobby stock will go sky high
  • Card value could be low enough to succesfully speculate on

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# Of Cards Available: 152Cspill Image
# Of Auto's Available: 70
Hottest Cards: 2010 Donruss Elite Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Press Pass Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Elite Aspirations Auto /49 ($130)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 8.5/10
Hobby Momentum: Slightly Falling
Hobby Analysis:

  • RB position is historically 2nd to only the QB position in hobby value
  • Bills are one of the 5 worst teams in football
  • Spiller might not have what it takes to be a super-star
  • Lacks the "It" factor, which is a huge hobby factor
  • Since the early 90's, the Bills have lost their hobby luster
  • Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch are talented and terrible teammates
  • Too many Auto's on the market (70), dilutes card value

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# Of Cards Available: 119RM Image
# Of Auto's Available: 44
Hottest Cards: 2010 Donruss Elite Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Press Pass/Sage Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Elite Status Auto 1/1 ($331.50)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 9/10
Hobby Analysis:

  • Dream situation, will be running into Cover 2 defenses all year long
  • Should put up best rookie HB numbers
  • Fantasy Football factors should allow him to top Spiller
  • Has more Fantasy Football upside than Footbal card upside
  • Suffers from "boring name", which can effect hobby value
  • Solid player to flip, as he should have immediate success
  • Could be 2nd best Chargers Offensive player, hobby plus (Rivers)
  • Low Number of available Autos a major hobby plus (42)

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# Of Cards Available:
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# Of Auto's Available: 53
Hottest Cards: 2010 Donruss Elite Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Press Pass Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Sage Hit 1/1 Printing Plate Auto ($110)
Upcoming Cards: 2010 Topps/2010 Rookies & Stars
Hobby Potential: 9/10
Hobby Analysis:

  • Likeable, hobby friendly kid
  • Smarter player than he gets credit for
  • Part of one of the NFL's best young offenses
  • Should be able to feast on the space Calvin Johnson, Pettigrew open up
  • Has "cool name" factor, an underrated hobby value factor
  • Playing for the same team Barry Sanders did could boost hobby stock if he succeeds.
  • Cards selling low enough to speculate on
  • Hobby value could suffer from being 3rd best Lions offensive player (Stafford, Calvin)

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# Of Cards Available: 117SUHU Image
# Of Auto's Available: 32
Hottest Cards: 2010 Donruss Elite Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Press Pass Auto's
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Sage 1/1 Printing Plater Auto ($290)
Hobby Potential: 8/10
Hobby Factors:

  • Might be the most gifted DT to ever enter NFL
  • Rare DT you can build an entire Defense around
  • Has a certain "mystique" to him, which helps stock
  • Unfortunately, Defensive players struggle to gain hobby respect
  • If he turns Lions around, could achieve "Polamalu-esqu" hobby respect
  • Stafford, Calvin, & Best could be more visible Detroit hobby stars
  • Low number of Auto's is a major hobby plus

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# Of Cards Available: 58DEX Image
# Of Auto's Available: 18
Hottest Cards: 2010 Donruss Elite Auto's
Coldest Cards: 2010 Press Pass Cards
Highest Recent eBay Sale: 2010 Elite Status Auto /24 ($89.95)
Hobby Potential: 8.5/10
Hobby Factors:

  • Was RB in college but will convert to slot WR in NFL
  • Versatility leads to boom or bust hobby value
  • Intriguing skill set, somewhat similar to Percy Harvin
  • Cool name factor
  • Chiefs have one of NFL's most die hard fan bases
  • Great "Flip" value, a hot start could make for great return on investment
  • Has by far least amount of cards among players in top 10, major hobby plus

Honorable Mention: Golden Tate, Rolando McClain, Montario Hardesty, Demaryius Thomas, Gerald McCoy, Toby Gerhart, Joe Haden, Brandon Graham


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