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

Adrian Peterson cards - 2007 Exquisite Adrian Peterson RC

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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings

2009 Donruss Classics Monday Night Heroes 2 Color Jersey Patch Adrian Peterson
$19.99

2007 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson Rc #Tc181
$27.00

Adrian Peterson 2 card lot Vikings Jersey,Patch
$20.00

20ct Adrian Peterson Calvin Johnson 2013 Father's Day Team Pinnacle Lot E496
$16.95

2007 UPPERDECK 1ST EDITION #104 ADRIAN PETERSON ROOKIE GOLD RC VIKINGS
$14.95

2007 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson RC Xfractor #TC181 Vikings
$48.99

2013 TOPPS FIVE STAR ADRIAN PETERSON SICK GAME USED PATCH AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1 5 1 1
$349.99

LOT OF 9 2008 TOPPS ALL STARS SET #5 ADRIAN PETERSON BCCG 10 VIKINGS
$19.99

Adrian Peterson Rookie Lot 3
$12.00

2007 UD PREMIER FOOTBALL FACTORY SEALED HOBBY BOX ADRIAN PETERSON RC CARDSHARK
$92.99

2014 TOPPS ADRIAN PETERSON BRONZE RB RUNNING BACK CLUB RELIC #33 75
$30.00

2013 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson BLUE WAVE REFRACTOR #100 PSA 10 gem mint
$24.99

2007 Press Pass Adrian Peterson #PP7 primetime players Rookie PSA 10 Gem Mint
$34.99

2013 Topps Five Star Signatures Patch Card Autograph Auto Adrian Peterson 75 OU
$149.99

Adrian Peterson 2007 Upper Deck Rookie Excusives #279 Rookie RC BGS 9.5!
$25.00

2007 Topps Football 445-card Factory Set Adrian Peterson RC
$59.95
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Rookie Cards

Adrian Peterson Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Top eBay Listings

2007 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson Rc #Tc181
$27.00

2007 UPPERDECK 1ST EDITION #104 ADRIAN PETERSON ROOKIE GOLD RC VIKINGS
$14.95

2007 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson RC Xfractor #TC181 Vikings
$48.99

Adrian Peterson Rookie Lot 3
$12.00

2007 UD PREMIER FOOTBALL FACTORY SEALED HOBBY BOX ADRIAN PETERSON RC CARDSHARK
$92.99

2007 Press Pass Adrian Peterson #PP7 primetime players Rookie PSA 10 Gem Mint
$34.99

Adrian Peterson 2007 Upper Deck Rookie Excusives #279 Rookie RC BGS 9.5!
$25.00

2007 Topps Football 445-card Factory Set Adrian Peterson RC
$59.95

2007 TOPPS FINEST ADRIAN PETERSON RC #112 Rookie Card BGS 10 Pristine RARE !
$250.00

ADRIAN PETERSON ROOKIE REFRACTOR CARD 2007 BOWMAN CHROME OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY
$44.95

ADRIAN PETERSON 2007 TOPPS PERFORMANCE ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH 27 169!!
$44.00

ADRIAN PETERSON MARSHAWN LYNCH QUINN RUSSELL 2007 SPX QUAD JERSEY RC
$23.25

Adrian peterson presspass 07 gem mint 10 rc
$15.00

2007 Leaf Limited Phenoms Adrian Peterson rookie auto jersey #11 25 Vikings
$149.99

2007 Adrian Peterson Autographed RC - Rookie Exclusive UD Star Rookie
$25.00

07 Donruss National Red. Adrian Peterson RC VIKINGS
$19.99
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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

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

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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

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Top eBay Listings

Adrian Peterson Rookie Signed Minnesota Vikings Jersey PSA DNA Rookie Graph
$795.00

Adrian Peterson Rookie Signed Minnesota Vikings Jersey PSA DNA Rookie Graph
$795.00

Adrian Peterson Hot! signed Minnesota Vikings 11x14 photo PSA DNA cert PROOF!!
$140.00

MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO JERSEY w 3 INSCRIPTIONS PSA DNA
$750.00

VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED CARD 2007 BOWMAN CHROME RC #BC65 PSA DNA SLABBED
$249.99

JSA MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO FOOTBALL 11X14 PHOTO NFL WOW a
$179.99

JSA MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO FOOTBALL 11X14 PHOTO NFL WOW B
$179.99

ADRIAN PETERSON MINNESOTA VIKINGS SIGNED NFL DUKE FOOTBALL PSA PSA DNA AMAZING
$187.00

Adrian Peterson Signed Minnesota Vikings 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$324.99

Adrian Peterson Signed Minnesota Vikings Fullsize Helmet JSA LOA
$300.00

Adrian Peterson Signed Minnesota Vikings Jersey JSA
$275.00

Adrian Peterson Autographed Signed Jersey Minnesota Vikings PSA DNA
$399.99

Adrian Peterson Signed Oklahoma Sooners Mini Helmet JSA
$264.99

Adrian Peterson Signed Vikings Jersey w 2 inscriptions PSA DNA Auth. #5 of 12
$359.99

Adrian Peterson Signed Minnesota Vikings NFL Duke Football JSA loa
$199.99

2008 PRO BOWL TEAM SIGNED FOOTBALL JSA ADRIAN PETERSON ROY MVP 68 SIGNATURES
$489.99
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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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