Top 100 Playoff Contenders Autographs of All-Time

Top 100 Playoff Contenders Autographs of All-Time

Playoff Contenders is a yearly right of passage for Football Collectors world wide. Contenders has a unique history and mythology all it's own. From legends like Manning and Brady to urban legend short prints like Kenny Irons and Aaron Kelly, Contenders has captured the imagination of set builders since 1998. Below we rank the Top 100 Playoff Contenders cards of all-time. We took in to account the following factors: Price, Player, Potential, Print Run, and Card Design

  1. 1998 Peyton Manning AU /200 - $3,000
  2. 2000 Tom Brady AU RC - $8001998PlayoffContenders PeytonManningAuto Image
  3. 2004 Larry Fitzgerald AU /50 RC - $800
  4. 2001 Drew Brees AU /500 RC -$550
  5. 1998 Randy Moss AU /300 - $500
  6. 2009 Aaron Kelly AU /21  RC- $600 (Shortest Printed)
  7. 2002 Julius Peppers AU /40 RC - $600
  8. 2007 Adrian Peterson AU /355 RC - $400
  9. 2002 Tony Romo AU /999 RC - $350
  10. 2003 Carson Palmer Black AU /36 RC - $600
  11. 2005 Aaron Rodgers AU /530 RC - $225
  12. 2001 LaDainian Tomlinson AU /600 RC - $400
  13. 2003 Andre Johnson AU /199 RC - $175
  14. 2007 Kenny Irons AU /50 RC - $400 (No Auto)
  15. 2004 Eli Manning AU /372 RC - $250
  16. 2008 Chris Johnson AU RC - $200
  17. 2004 Philip Rivers AU /556 RC - $150
  18. 2003 Troy Polamalu AU /989 RC - $200
  19. 1999 SSD Kurt Warner AU /1825 RC - $175
  20. 2008 Matt Ryan AU /246 RC - $250
  21. 2003 Carson Palmer Blue AU /158 - $4002001PlayoffContenders DrewBressAuto Image
  22. 2000 Brian Urlacher AU RC - $80
  23. 2008 Jed Collins AU /30 RC - $400
  24. 1998 Hines Ward AU /500 - $250
  25. 2008 Joe Flacco AU /220 RC - $200
  26. 2009 Mark Sanchez AU RC - $200
  27. 2006 Jay Cutler AU /501 RC - $120
  28. 2004 Matt Schaub AU /367 RC - $100
  29. 2009 Matt Stafford AU /540 RC - $120
  30. 2007 Calvin Johnson AU /525 RC - $100
  31. 2003 Tony Dungy AU /574 RC - $60
  32. 2009 Tom Brandstater AU /63 RC - $250
  33. 2002 Ed Reed AU /550 RC - $80
  34. 1999 SSD Donovan McNabb AU /525 RC - $100
  35. 2001 Steve Smith AU /300 RC - $200
  36. 2007 Darrelle Revis AU /533 RC - $25
  37. 2001 Reggie Wayne AU /400 RC - $150
  38. 2004 Jon Gruden AU RC - $20
  39. 2009 Michael Oher AU /99 RC - $200
  40. 2007 Patrick Willis AU /239 RC - $60Urlacher ContendersAuto Image
  41. 2009 Percy Harvin AU /497 RC - $120
  42. 2001 Chad Johnson AU RC - $80
  43. 2004 Ben Roethlisberger AU /541 RC - $250
  44. 2005 Demarcus Ware AU RC - $40
  45. 2006 Maurice Jones-Drew AU RC - $60
  46. 2007 Joe Thomas AU /129 RC - $100
  47. 2008 Ray Rice AU RC - $60
  48. 2008 Felix Jones AU RC - $80
  49. 2009 Brian Cushing AU /151 RC - $120
  50. 2008 Jonathan Stewart Blue AU RC -  $100
  51. 1998 Fred Taylor AU /500 RC - $120
  52. 2004 Steven Jackson AU /333 RC - $80
  53. 2005 Frank Gore AU RC - $50
  54. 2006 Reggie Bush AU /645 RC - $120
  55. 2006 Brandon Marshall AU /608 RC - $50
  56. 2009 Michael Crabtree AU /539 RC - $100
  57. 2003 Anquan Boldin AU /524 RC - $80
  58. 2003 Dick Vermeil AU /574 RC - $25
  59. 2001 Michal Vick AU /327 RC - $150Revis ContendersAuto Image
  60. 2006 DeAngelo Williams AU RC - $60
  61. 2009 James Davis AU /99 RC - $120
  62. 2009 Knowshon Moreno AU /445 RC - $80
  63. 1999 SSD Edgerrin James AU /525 RC - $60
  64. 2008 Jonathan Stewart Black AU RC - $80
  65. 2004 Kellen Winslow II AU /135 RC - $100
  66. 2007 Kevin Kolb AU RC - $50
  67. 2009 Brandon Myers AU /99 EXCH RC - $120
  68. 2004 Wes Welker AU RC - $80
  69. 2007 Sidney Rice AU RC - $50
  70. 2008 Chad Henne AU RC - $50
  71. 2008 Dantrell Savage AU /76 RC - $100
  72. 1999 SSD Torry Holt AU /1025 RC - $60
  73. 2009 LeSean McCoy AU RC - $50
  74. 2003 Jason Witten AU /599 RC - $125
  75. 2008 DeSean Jackson AU RC - $60
  76. 2000 Shaun Alexander AU RC - $25
  77. 2009 Beanie Wells AU /531 RC - $60
  78. 2005 Cedric Houston AU /116 RC - $120
  79. 2006 Vince Young AU /487 RC - $100DemarcusWare Contenders Image
  80. 2002 Clinton Portis AU /360 RC - $80
  81. 2005 Ronnie Brown AU /550 RC - $80
  82. 2006 Miles Austin AU RC - $80
  83. 2009 Shonn Greene AU RC - $50
  84. 2006 Marques Colston AU RC - $80
  85. 2002 Jeremy Shockey AU /160 RC - $100
  86. 2009 Aaron Maybin AU /99 RC - $100
  87. 2006 Vernon Davis AU RC - $40
  88. 2006 Greg Jennings AU RC - $60
  89. 2004 Michael Turner AU RC - $80
  90. 2004 Andy Reid AU/325 RC - $25
  91. 2006 Mario Williams AU /396 RC - $30
  92. 2008 Reshard Mendenhall AU RC - $60
  93. 2003 Dallas Clark AU /539 RC - $80
  94. 2006 Matt Leinart AU /567 RC - 80
  95. 2007 Mike (Sims) Walker AU /248 RC - $60
  96. 2008 Jermichael Finley AU /231 RC - $50
  97. 2008 Ryan Torain AU /70 RC - $120
  98. 2009 Josh Freeman AU RC - $50
  99. 2005 Shawne Merriman AU RC - $50
  100. 2003 Kevin Williams AU /764 RC - $20
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2012 CONTENDERS BRONCOS PEYTON MANNING DIE CUT CARD
$0.99
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2002 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #30 PEYTON MANNING MINT *749844
$3.00
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2002 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #30 PEYTON MANNING MINT *749846
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1999 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS SSD QUADS PEYTON MANNING ($50 B.V.) RARE!!!
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Peyton Manning Rookie 1998 Playoff Contender Blue Pennant PSA 8
$29.99
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Peyton Manning Rookie 1998 Playoff Contender Yellow Pennant PSA 8
$29.99
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2013 PANINI CONTENDERS PEYTON MANNING CARD#14 MVP SUPER BOWL FUTURE NFL HOF'ER!
$0.99
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PEYTON MANNING 2012 CONTENDERS "LEGENDARY CHAMPIONS"
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Tom Brady 2012 Panini Contenders Season Ticket #56
$2.99
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2012 Panini Contenders**TOM BRADY**MVP CONTENDERS**Patriots
$0.99
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2006 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady #59 PSA 10 Patriots
$19.95
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TOM BRADY 2012 PANINI CONTENDERS MVP CONTENDERS INSERT DIE-CUT SP 4 PATRIOTS
$2.24
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TOM BRADY 2012 PANINI CONTENDERS LEGENDARY CONTENDERS INSERT SP #8 PATRIOTS
$2.24
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TOM BRADY 2010 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #58
$0.50
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2013 Panini Contenders Touchdown Tandems #4 Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady BOX 205
$1.32
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2013 Panini Contenders MVP Contenders #3 Tom Brady BOX 205
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Darrelle Revis 2013 Panini Contenders Season Ticket Card # 21
$0.49
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2013 PANINI CONTENDERS 3 CARD LOT Buccaneers D. Revis D. Martin V. Jackson
$3.99
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2013 Panini Contenders Darrelle Revis Doug Martin Vincent Jackson Bucccaneers
$3.99
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Darrelle Revis 2013 Panini Contenders Football Card #21 Buccaneers
$0.47
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2013 Panini Contenders - Buccaneeers Team Lot (x3) - Revis, Jackson, Martin
$0.99
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2013 Panini Contenders Tampa Bay Revis,Jackson,Martin 6 Cards
$3.00
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2007 Playoff Contenders yan Print Plate Darrelle Revis NY Jets Rookie Auto 1 1
$142.16
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DARRELL REVIS 2013 PANINI CONTENDERS CRACKED ICE BUCCANEERS 7 21 SP
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2012 Panini Contenders RUSSELL WILSON ROOKIE STALLIONS PERCY HARVIN RC PEYTON
$6.99
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2012 Panini Contenders #55 Percy Harvin - NM-MT
$1.00
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2009 PERCY HARVIN PLAYOFF CONTENDERS ROOKIE TICKET AUTO RC ON CARD MINT
$35.00
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Percy Harvin 2009 Playoff Contenders Auto Autograph Rookie R C---SEAHAWKS
$44.99
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2009 Playoff Contenders Rookie Roll Call Insert Percy Harvin VIKINGS SEAHAWKS
$2.99
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PERCY HARVIN BRANDON PETTIGREW 2009 CONTENDERS ROUND NUMBERS CARD
$2.00
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2009 09 Contenders Rookie Roll Call Percy Harvin Vikings Seahawks Florida Gators
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2009 PERCY HARVIN CONTENDERS *TICKET* ROOKIE 99 FLORIDA GATORS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
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2000 Brian Urlacher Contenders Round Numbers Dual Auto BGS 9 10 (9.5 subgrades)
$49.94
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2003 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #54 BRIAN URLACHER MINT *647189
$2.00
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2006 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #16 BRIAN URLACHER MINT *647182
$2.00
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2004 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #19 BRIAN URLACHER MINT *648896
$2.00
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BRIAN URLACHER 2004 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS MVP CONTENDERS #ED 011 250 CHICAGO BEARS
$0.99
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Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears 2004 Playoff MVP Contenders #197 1250
$8.99
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2000 Playoff Contenders Brian Urlacher Rookie Autograph Psa 8.5 Chicago Bears
$29.99
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BRIAN URLACHER 2006 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS CHICAGO BEARS
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