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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2011 UPPER DECK COLLEGE LEGENDS #AP ADRIAN PETERSON POP 2 PSA 10 F1655506-549
$11.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2008 TOPPS CHROME BLUE REFRACTOR
$10.95
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2007 Sage Adrian Peterson Auto 13 50
$175.00
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2011 UPPER DECK COLLEGE LEGENDS #77 ADRIAN PETERSON POP 2 PSA 10 F1655538-619
$11.99
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2007 Bowman Chrome Football Adrian Peterson Rookie Card # BC65
$40.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON GU JERSEY RC 07 TOPPS COMPLETE SET CALVIN JOHNSON RC TARGET SP
$85.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON $$ Fleer Ultra 2007 ROOKIE CARD Insert FRESH FACES Vikings RC!
$20.00
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2011 CERTIFIED ADRIAN PETERSON GAME USED PATCH 3 COLOR #D 31 50
$35.00
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Denard Robinson 2013 Topps Chrome RC Rookie BLUE Refractor 114 199 MINT
$12.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON panini "AP" GOLD SP 25 with free shipping !!
$15.00
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2007 07 Bowman Football FACTORY SEALED HOBBY BOX 24 10 Adrian Peterson Auto RC??
$72.00
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2013 certified gold Adrian Peterson auto 10
$199.99
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2012 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS BASE ADRIAN PETERSON 18 99
$14.99
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2007 ADRIAN PETERSON RC ROOKIE AUTO JERSEY PATCH TRIPLE THREADS GOLD VIKINGS # 9
$150.00
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2007 UPPER DECK PREMIER ADRIAN PETERSON TRIPLE PATCH RC #70 75 VIKINGS
$79.99
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2007 Sage SILVER ADRIAN PETERSON Auto 4 400 Autograph Vikings MINT
$179.99
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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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2007 Bowman Chrome Football Adrian Peterson Rookie Card # BC65
$40.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON GU JERSEY RC 07 TOPPS COMPLETE SET CALVIN JOHNSON RC TARGET SP
$85.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON $$ Fleer Ultra 2007 ROOKIE CARD Insert FRESH FACES Vikings RC!
$20.00
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2007 07 Bowman Football FACTORY SEALED HOBBY BOX 24 10 Adrian Peterson Auto RC??
$72.00
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2007 ADRIAN PETERSON RC ROOKIE AUTO JERSEY PATCH TRIPLE THREADS GOLD VIKINGS # 9
$150.00
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2007 UPPER DECK PREMIER ADRIAN PETERSON TRIPLE PATCH RC #70 75 VIKINGS
$79.99
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#d 50 RC ADRIAN PETERSON LADANIAN TOMLINSON 2007 Topps ROOKIE CARD '07 VIKINGS
$54.95
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2007 Absolute Adrian Peterson College Materials Dual Jersey Rc (076 100)
$49.99
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2007 Absolute Adrian Peterson RPM Triple Jersey Ball Rc (420 849)
$29.99
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2007 Absolute Adrian Peterson RPM Spectrum Triple Patch Ball Rc (078 100)
$79.99
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2007 Adrian Peterson Vikings RC Bowman 126
$13.95
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Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson Rookie Lot of 11 Diff, Minnesota Vikings
$29.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON RC Auto True 1 1 2007 SP Chirography RC Sharp Corners Aliz
$599.99
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Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson 2007 Sage HYPE Hit Fire Dual Rookie Card PGI
$17.99
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10 Adrian Peterson ASPIRE HYPE SILVER Rookie Card 1 480
$12.99
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10 Adrian Peterson ASPIRE HYPE BRONZE Rookie Card 1 550
$12.99
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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.

Adrian Peterson Cut Auto Image

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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Adrian Peterson Hot! signed Vikings 8x10 photo PSA DNA cert PROOF!!
$135.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED MINNESOTA VIKINGS 11x14 PHOTO PSA DNA S91913
$199.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED MINNESOTA VIKINGS 11x14 PHOTO PSA DNA W45453
$199.99
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON signed auto'd SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PSA DNA COA!
$149.99
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Adrian Peterson signed 8 x 10 Vikings Pro Bowl MVP 2008 Full Auto JSA SM COAs
$109.99
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PSA DNA ADRIAN PETERSON #28 AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED VIKINGS AUTHENTIC PROLINE HELMET
$489.00
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Adrian Peterson signed Minnesota Vikings Logo Football - PSA DNA -Future HOFer
$249.95
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Adrian Peterson Rookie Signed Minnesota Vikings Jersey PSA DNA Rookie Graph
$795.00
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Adrian Peterson Rookie Signed Minnesota Vikings Jersey PSA DNA Rookie Graph
$795.00
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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 Autographed Signed Jersey Minnesota Vikings PSA DNA
$399.99
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JSA MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO FOOTBALL 11X14 PHOTO NFL WOW a
$189.99
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JSA MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO FOOTBALL 11X14 PHOTO NFL WOW B
$189.99
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Adrian Peterson Signed NFL DUKE FOOTBALL (PSA 2007) ROOKIE SEASON Authenticated
$200.00
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PSA Rc Red Auto Adrian Peterson Marshawn Lynch 07 Topps Rookie Signed Autograph
$299.99
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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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