Johnny Manziel Autographs Kickstarting 2014 Football Card Season
With the 2014 NFL Draft still a couple of months away, there is plenty of speculation of who's going where. When it comes to Johnny Manziel, it doesn't seem to matter where he goes or what team he ends up on. His early 2014 cards are drawing plenty of attention. The first Johnny Manziel autographs in 2014 Leaf Metal Draft are topping $100 and up. His 2014 Press Pass autographs are in similar territory.
Not bad for unlicensed sets.
The Heisman winner looks to be a spark plug in the hobby this year. Following a slow 2013, many are looking forward to seeing what Manziel has to offer. He's a polarizing figure and a lightning rod for publicity, both good and bad. You can guarantee that his every move and play is going to be under the microscope.
And while he's going to have his critics, no matter what, he's also captured the attention of the card world.
By far, his top card released so far is the one-of-one 2014 Leaf Metal Draft Prismatic Gold. Pulled shortly after the set was released, it's currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of nearly $10,000. The seller is also accepting offers.
Here's a look at some of the top sales for the first 2014 Johnny Manziel cards (through March 11, 2014):
Top Early 2014 Leaf Metal Draft Football Johnny Manziel Autograph eBay Sales
- Green Prismatic Autograph 2/10 - $350.55
- Award Winners Red Prismatic 2/3 - $330.55
- Award Winners Blue Prismatic 8/15 - $279.99
- Award Winners Green Prismatic 2/5 - $260.55
- Blue Prismatic Autograph 21/50 - $237.50
- Award Winners Blue Prismatic Autograph 2/15 - $230.38
- Magenta Printing Plate Autograph 1/1 - $225
- State Pride Cyan Printing Plate Autograph 1/1 - $224.50
Top Early 2014 Press Pass Football Johnny Manziel Autograph eBay Sales
- Copper Autograph 37/50 - $249.99
- Power Pick Blue Autograph 3/15 - $149.99
- Gold Autograph 49/99 - $135
- Power Pick Gold Autograph 3/25 - $130.25
- Blue Autograph 11/25 - $124.50
Other upcoming sets with Johnny Manziel autographs include 2014 Leaf Originals (March 28), 2014 Press Pass Gameday Gallery (April 2), 2014 Upper Deck Football (April), 2014 Leaf Valiant (April) and 2014 SPx (June).