Adrian Peterson Card and Memorabilia Guide

Adrian Peterson

Date of Birth: 3/21/1985
Rookie Card Year: 2007
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Adrian Peterson card and memorabilia collectors are among the most loyal in the hobby. It shouldn't be surprising considering he is one of the most successful running backs in the NFL. Peterson has been a focal point for the Minnesota Vikings and collectors since he left the University of Oklahoma. Given that he is still in his prime as a running back, Peterson should have at least a few more good seasons before his skills begin to decline.

Although Adrian Peterson card values are already on the high-end of the spectrum, a Super Bowl win could lead to a huge run on his football cards and memorabilia. When paired with Brett Favre in 2009, the Vikings came within one bad throw by Favre to making the Super Bowl. Now filled with younger talent, it may be a few seasons before the Vikings can compete in a stacked NFC North division. Based on that and the history of running backs once they reach 30 years old, the window is closing quickly for Adrian Peterson card values to rise to the next level.

As it stands, Peterson's best opportunity for a strong boost, other than a title, would be to break high-profile career records or winning an MVP award. Because of his tendency for injuries, it will be difficult for Peterson to keep up his regular production for an entire season. With no likely increase on the horizon, it is hard to recommend heavy investments in Peterson cards and memorabilia.

Adrian Peterson has 40 rookie cards in all price ranges. His top three rookie cards all feature on-card autographs and jersey patches.

Top Adrian Peterson Rookie Cards

2007 Exquisite Collection Adrian Peterson RC #133 Autographed Patch #/99

2007 Exquisite Adrian Peterson Image

It is hard to go wrong with Exquisite. The on-card auto and jersey patch is a staple of elite rookie cards. Combined with a very low print run of just 99 copies, the high-end 2007 Exquisite Collection Adrian Peterson card will always command strong values.

2007 Playoff National Treasures Adrian Peterson RC #101 Autographed Jersey #/99

2007 National Treasures Adrian Peterson Image

National Treasures is another elite brand and a great option for Peterson collectors. Fundamentally, there is little difference between the Exquisite and National Treasures cards. It boils down to card design and your preferred card layout -- horizontal or vertical.

2007 SP Authentic Adrian Peterson RC #289 Autographed Jersey #/399

2007 SP Authentic Adrian Peterson Image

Don't let the higher print run fool you. The 2007 SP Authentic Adrian Peterson card is a collector favorite for the same reasons that make National Treasures and Exquisite popular. An on-card auto combined with a jersey patch put this card in elite company for a fraction of the cost. Due to its popularity and because it is numbered to 399, this Adrian Peterson card continues to see heavy trading and sales.

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2008 Topps Super Bowl XL11 Card Show # 10 Adrian Peterson RC BGS 9.5
$39.99
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2008 Ployoff Super Bowl XL11 Card Show # 11 Adrian Peterson RC BGS 9.5
$39.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 07 TOPPS PERFORMANCE BRONZE RC *
$47.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2009 TOPPS CHROME SP SHORT PRINT VIKINGS LOT TC 28 110
$75.00
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Adrian Peterson eTopps LOT SET 5 CARDS Rookie Card RC Minnesota Vikings TOPPS
$40.00
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Adrian Peterson 2007 UPPER DECK Sweet Spot Rookie Jersey Swatch Vikings SS- AP2
$15.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2008 TOPPS FINEST SP SHORT PRINT VIKINGS LOT 16 CARD SET 629
$85.00
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2007 DONRUSS PLAYOFF HAWAII TRADE CON. ADRIAN PETERSON CARD BCCG GRADED 10
$12.99
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Adrian Peterson Vikings 2007 SP Auto Rookie Chirography
$189.99
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2007 Adrian Peterson Bowman Chrome Refractor... BGS 9.5 Gem Mint w quad 9.5 subs
$119.99
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QUINTON PATTON 2013 MOMENTUM 3 X JERSEY ROOKIE TEAM THREADS #19 297 299
$11.95
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MARCUS LATTIMORE 2013 MOMENTUM 2 X JERSEY TEAM THREADS #29 132 399
$11.95
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Adrian Peterson rookie 2007 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Authentic Jersey
$35.00
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2007 Playoff #5 Adrian Peterson PSA Gem Mint 10
$44.00
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2007 Adrian Peterson Finest Green Refractor RC #112- BGS 10 Pristine... #122 199
$399.99
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2007 Adrian Peterson Topps Rookie Premiere Autograph BGS 9.5 10 GEM $Investment
$289.00
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Rookie Cards

Adrian Peterson Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2007 Upper Deck Adrian Peterson Image

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2007 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson Image

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2008 Topps Super Bowl XL11 Card Show # 10 Adrian Peterson RC BGS 9.5
$39.99
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2008 Ployoff Super Bowl XL11 Card Show # 11 Adrian Peterson RC BGS 9.5
$39.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 07 TOPPS PERFORMANCE BRONZE RC *
$47.99
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Adrian Peterson eTopps LOT SET 5 CARDS Rookie Card RC Minnesota Vikings TOPPS
$40.00
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Adrian Peterson 2007 UPPER DECK Sweet Spot Rookie Jersey Swatch Vikings SS- AP2
$15.00
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Adrian Peterson Vikings 2007 SP Auto Rookie Chirography
$189.99
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Adrian Peterson rookie 2007 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Authentic Jersey
$35.00
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2007 Adrian Peterson Finest Green Refractor RC #112- BGS 10 Pristine... #122 199
$399.99
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2007 Adrian Peterson Topps Rookie Premiere Autograph BGS 9.5 10 GEM $Investment
$289.00
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Adrian Peterson Autographed Game-Used jersey Rookie #d SPX UPPER DECK 2002
$24.95
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2007 Upper Deck SP Rookie Threads Adrian Peterson 2-Color Jersey 175 225
$30.00
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2007 PRESS PASS BRONZE #11 ADRIAN PETERSON RC MINT PSA 9 1 99 RARE!!
$25.99
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HUGE Minnesota Vikings Football Card Lot RC's Inserts Adrian Peterson Ponder HOT
$19.99
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2007 Topps Chrome #181 Adrian Peterson RC PSA 9 *3169
$29.01
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2007 TRIPLE PRIME PATCH RC #D 01 18 RARE TRIPLE PRIME PATCH RC
$89.99
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Adrian Peterson 5 card rookie yr lot - Mint!
$29.99
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Autograph Guide

Adrian Peterson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Adrian Peterson autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

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Adrian Peterson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Adrian Peterson autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Entire signature is on a right leaning slope of about 75-degrees
  2. The vertical lines of the letter "A" are narrowly spaced which accentuates the crossed line, that usually leaves a small opening
  3. The letter "d" is legible as is the letter "r"
  4. The remaining letters of the first name are not discernible but characteristically features a tall loop resembling the letter "l"
  5. That loop is actually the letter "P" of his last name
  6. The only other distinguishable letter in the last name is the letter "t"
  7. The remaining part of the signature is a flourish of letters jumbled together

Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Adrian Peterson Signed Footballs

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Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Adrian Peterson Signed Jerseys

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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

Active Listings for Adrian Peterson Signed Photographs

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO JERSEY w 3 INSCRIPTIONS PSA DNA
$750.00
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VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED CARD 2007 BOWMAN CHROME RC #BC65 PSA DNA SLABBED
$249.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED MINNESOTA VIKINGS MINI HELMET JSA COA AUTOGRAPH
$149.99
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JSA MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO FOOTBALL 11X14 PHOTO NFL WOW a
$199.99
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JSA MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO FOOTBALL 11X14 PHOTO NFL WOW B
$199.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED MINI HELMET AUTO AUTOGRAPH JSA AUTH VIKINGS FOOTBALL COA
$49.99
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RARE Adrian Peterson MVP Signed Football Minnesota Vikings PSA DNA Autographed
$100.00
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Adrian Peterson Autographed Signed Jersey Minnesota Vikings PSA DNA
$399.99
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Adrian Peterson Signed NFL DUKE FOOTBALL (PSA 2007) ROOKIE SEASON Authenticated
$250.00
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2008 PRO BOWL TEAM SIGNED FOOTBALL JSA ADRIAN PETERSON ROY MVP 68 SIGNATURES
$489.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON Minnesota Vikings SIGNED Autograph NFL Football PSA DNA COA
$139.99
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Adrian Peterson Signed 16x20 Color Photo Vikings with Inscriptions JSA Auto
$79.99
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VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #G16454
$199.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO AUTO AUTOGRAPH JSA AUTH VIKINGS FOOTBALL COA
$49.99
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Adrian Peterson 2007 07 Absolute Rookie Card RC PSA 8 DNA Signed Full Auto POP 1
$299.99
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ALL DAY!!! Adrian Peterson Signed MINNESOTA VIKINGS 11x14 Photo PSA DNA
$165.00
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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. hi,

    do you have a price check on a 2007 ud exquisite trio rc auto of peterson, calvin johnson and………jmarcus russell? ugh

    thank you

    mike

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