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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ADRIAN PETERSON 2012 PRIZM #105 NM-MT+8.5 BY GMA NICE LOOKING CARD!!
$10.99
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2012 Topps Adrian Peterson #200 GEM MT 10 BY GMA VIKINGS RB
$10.99
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2008 Upper Deck Adrian Peterson Vikings Card #104 NM-MT 8.5 BY GMA
$12.99
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2007 UPPER DECK #279 ADRIAN PETERSON ROOKIE - MINNESOTA VIKINGS 4232014
$13.45
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2013 Topps Chrome Adrian Peterson card #100 2012 ALL PRO GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$12.99
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2008 UPPER DECK DRAFT EDITION ADRIAN PETERSON #158 GEM MT10 BY GMA! ROOKIE CARD!
$21.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2011 PANIN GOLD STANDARD #9 GOLD LEAF STARS MATERIALS MN MT+8.5
$49.99
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2013 Panini Prizm Adrian Peterson #124 Minnesota Vikings GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$10.99
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2007 TOPPS CHROME- ADRIAN PETERSON BLUE REFRACTOR RC.
$30.39
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2007 Donruss Classics School Colors Adrian Peterson VIKINGS
$13.25
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2007 Prestige Draft Picks Light Blue #155 Adrian Peterson #005 999 OKLAHOMA
$29.78
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2009 Donruss Elite Adrian Peterson Throwback Threads 2 Clr Dual Jrsy #d 299
$34.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2011 PRESTIGE PRESTIGIOUS PROS GAME USED JERSEY #d 50
$34.99
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2008 UD Football Heroes Adrian Peterson GAME USED Jersey #d 138 175 Vikings
$27.99
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2011 Donruss Elite Legends Of The Fall Game Jersey Adrian Peterson 261 299 OU
$10.99
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2007 TOPPS CHROME #TC181 ADRIAN PETERSON "XFRACTOR" RC, VIKINGS - BGS 8.5 (2848)
$50.35
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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 UPPER DECK #279 ADRIAN PETERSON ROOKIE - MINNESOTA VIKINGS 4232014
$13.45
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2008 UPPER DECK DRAFT EDITION ADRIAN PETERSON #158 GEM MT10 BY GMA! ROOKIE CARD!
$21.99
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2007 TOPPS CHROME- ADRIAN PETERSON BLUE REFRACTOR RC.
$30.39
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2007 TOPPS CHROME #TC181 ADRIAN PETERSON "XFRACTOR" RC, VIKINGS - BGS 8.5 (2848)
$50.35
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Adrian Peterson #28 Minnestoa Vikings Rookie Cards - FREE Card Protectors
$65.00
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Adrian Peterson 2007 Upper Deck 1st Edition ROOKIE CARD Oklahoma Sooners RC
$14.90
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Adrian Peterson 2007 ROOKIE CARD Sooners INSERT RC Oklahoma Football VIKINGS RB
$14.85
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Adrian Peterson RC Class of 2007 ROOKIE CARD Sooners Vikings Football INSERT SE!
$14.85
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Teddy Bridgewater Adrian Peterson Kyle Rudolph VIKINGS ROOKIE RC JERSEY AUTO LOT
$14.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2007 PRESS PASS SE VIKINGS #R29 RC BCCG 10 MINT NOT BGS 9.5
$14.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON 2007 UD EXCLUSIVE EDITION VIKINGS RC BCCG 10 MINT NOT BGS 9.5
$14.99
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2007 Topps Triple Threads Adrian Peterson AP Sepia Auto Rookie #6 89
$250.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME ADRIAN PETERSON ROOKIE BC65
$16.95
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2007 Donruss Threads Gridiron Kings Adrian Peterson RC 58 250
$24.99
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Adrian Peterson Upper Deck Rookie Premiere Card PGI 10
$15.99
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2004 OMR Future Star Palestine TX High School Card Adrian Peterson RC B58493
$14.97
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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 AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MINNESOTA VIKINGS #28 WHITE JERSEY JSA
$399.00
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Adrian Peterson Signed 11x14 Photo Vikings Patch Framed Autographed PSA DNA
$390.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO VIKINGS HOME JERSEY w 5 - INSCRIPTIONS - PSA COA
$650.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON MINNESOTA VIKINGS SIGNED AUTO NFL FOOTBALL PSA PSA DNA ALL DAY
$299.99
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTO NFL FOOTBALL PSA HUGE AUTOGRAPH
$299.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OU OKLAHOMA SOONERS #28 JERSEY JSA
$399.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA HOLOGRAM & COA AD28 AUTHENTICS V17737
$95.99
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Adrian Peterson signed 8x10 photo Psa hologram & coa AD28 Peterson hologram
$119.00
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Adrian Peterson signed 8x10 photo Psa hologram & coa AD28 Peterson holo V17741
$119.00
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VIKINGS ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO SLIGHTLY CREASED JSA #E47867
$109.99
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ADRIAN PETERSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO VIKINGS PSA DNA ID #74254
$119.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO VIKINGS PSA DNA ID #74255
$119.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MINNESOTA VIKINGS #28 PURPLE JERSEY JSA
$399.00
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Adrian Peterson Signed Pro-Bowl Jersey (PSA DNA)
$330.00
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ADRIAN PETERSON Autographed Jersey JSA COA MINNESOTA VIKINGS SIGNED AUTO NFL
$299.99
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Adrian Peterson Signed Jersey JSA COA
$399.00
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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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