Christian Ponder Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Christian Ponder

Date of Birth: 2/25/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2011
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

There were a fair number of skeptics when the Minnesota Vikings chose Christian Ponder with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Although some questioned whether he was a franchise quarterback, the Florida State alumnus joined a team filled with offensive talent. In turn, collectors quickly targeted Christian Ponder cards.

Although he quickly assumed a starting role with the team, uneven performances have dampened expectations and called into question his long-term viability. Because most Christian Ponder cards and memorabilia can be had for reasonable amounts, it might not hurt to stash a few now. However, given his shaky prospects and uncertain future, it is hard to recommend Ponder as a great investment opportunity. Unless he makes great strides quickly, his starting quarterback window will quickly close. He might even find himself out of a job.

Christian Ponder is part of a strong 2011 rookie class that is filled with quarterbacks. First round quarterback selections will always gain the attention of the hobby world but Ponder has been unable to sustain the demand based on his inconsistent play. Comparisons to the successes seen by Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton have further hurt the hobby prospects for Christian Ponder cards and memorabilia.

Top Christian Ponder Rookie Cards

2011 National Treasures Christian Ponder RC #301 Autographed Patch #/99

The 2011 National Treasures Christian Ponder is a sharp-looking card with all the hallmarks of a super premium rookie. It's numbered to 99, features an on-card signature and has a large patch window, most of which come with several colors.

2011 Topps Five Star Christian Ponder RC #153 Autographed Patch #/65

With a color scheme that is similar to National Treasures, there is one glaring difference: the patch window is much smaller. As a result, many of the swatches aren't as dramatic either. Still, numbered to just 65 copies and featuring an on-card autograph, it still commands huge prices when it shows up.

2011 Panini Gold Standard Christian Ponder #258 Autographed Jersey #/325

The 2011 Panini Gold Standard rookie is one of the best Christian Ponder cards. It features an on-card auto and jersey swatch in a nice metallic design. The bizarre signature looks like it was signed using an over-sized Sharpie. Also, it seems strange that Panini chose to use silver ink instead of gold, given the brand's name.

2011 Crown Royale Christian Ponder RC #205 Autographed Jersey #/199

This Christian Ponder rookie card pays homage to the brand's legacy with the corner crown design. It also has an on-card autograph and large jersey swatch. The autograph area features a big canvas for signatures and the lower print ensures that it will remain a top option for Ponder collectors.

Top eBay Listings

2011 BOWMAN STERLING CHRISTIAN PONDER #CP AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE JERSEY CARD GEM MT 10
$19.79

2011 FINEST RC CHRISTIAN PONDER SGC 98 GEM 10
$9.99

2011 Bowman Chrome Preview REF #BCR15 Christian Ponder RC 96 99 B76615
$24.97

Prestige 2011 Rookie RC Christian Ponder GOLD 249 250
$7.99

(12) CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 LEAF Draft Day Football LOT
$9.95

2011 Topps Prime Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton, & Christian Ponder Triple Combo
$12.99

National Treasures Rookie Autograph Jersey Vikings Christian Ponder 27 49 2011
$200.00

(12) CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 LEAF LIMITED Football RC LOT
$9.95

2010 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Draft Picks #ERCP Christian Ponder 99
$22.95

2011 Topps Chrome Christian Ponder autograph auto rookie #165 BGS 9.5 *42201
$30.00

CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 ROOKIES & STARS ROOKIE ORIENTATION JSY. RELIC 299
$15.95

2011 CHRISTIAN PONDER NATIONAL TREASURES REEBOK LOGO PATCH ROOKIE AUTO #ED 10 10
$5.50

2011 Topps Supreme Andy Dalton Christian Ponder Rc Dual Auto 04 25 Autograph
$50.00

Christian Ponder: 2012 Goodwin Champions Magician #148 Mini 12 Minnesota Vikings
$56.25

2011 11 Playoff Contenders Christian Ponder RC AUTO Minnesota Vikings Florida
$39.95

CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 FIVE STAR 4-PIECE MEMORABILIA BOOK AUTO ROOK #FSFA4-CP 35
$20.00
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Rookie Cards

Christian Ponder Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2011 BOWMAN STERLING CHRISTIAN PONDER #CP AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE JERSEY CARD GEM MT 10
$19.79

2011 FINEST RC CHRISTIAN PONDER SGC 98 GEM 10
$9.99

2011 Bowman Chrome Preview REF #BCR15 Christian Ponder RC 96 99 B76615
$24.97

Prestige 2011 Rookie RC Christian Ponder GOLD 249 250
$7.99

(12) CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 LEAF Draft Day Football LOT
$9.95

2011 Topps Prime Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton, & Christian Ponder Triple Combo
$12.99

National Treasures Rookie Autograph Jersey Vikings Christian Ponder 27 49 2011
$200.00

(12) CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 LEAF LIMITED Football RC LOT
$9.95

2011 Topps Chrome Christian Ponder autograph auto rookie #165 BGS 9.5 *42201
$30.00

CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 ROOKIES & STARS ROOKIE ORIENTATION JSY. RELIC 299
$15.95

2011 CHRISTIAN PONDER NATIONAL TREASURES REEBOK LOGO PATCH ROOKIE AUTO #ED 10 10
$5.50

2011 Topps Supreme Andy Dalton Christian Ponder Rc Dual Auto 04 25 Autograph
$50.00

2011 11 Playoff Contenders Christian Ponder RC AUTO Minnesota Vikings Florida
$39.95

CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 FIVE STAR 4-PIECE MEMORABILIA BOOK AUTO ROOK #FSFA4-CP 35
$20.00

2011 Timeless Treasures Christian Ponder autograph auto jersey rc #D41 100 *4281
$20.00

2011 UD College Football Legends Autograph Auto Christian Ponder rc #83 *44852
$20.00
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Autograph Guide

Christian Ponder Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Christian Ponder's authentic signature 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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Christian Ponder Cut Signature Exemplar


 

Christian Ponder Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Christian Ponder signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item signed or when in his career, look for these signature characteristics:

Christian Ponder Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is written on an even plane.
  2. The letter "C" is distinguishable and exhibits an open loop at the top of the letter.
  3. A long line coming off of the letter "C", to the right serves as the cross of the letter "t."
  4. Several letters are  implied with a short, hyphen-like character.
  5. The letter "P" consists of a vertical line and a half circle, written in such a manner that no closed loop is formed.
  6. The final part of the signature looks like, a somewhat, sideways letter "A" with out the crossing line.

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Christian Ponder Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Top eBay Listings

CHRISTIAN PONDER VIKINGS SIGNED FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES CHROME MINI JSA W PIC
$135.00

CHRISTIAN PONDER Official REEBOK Home Signed PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH Jersey STITCHED
$142.45

CHRISTIAN PONDER Official REEBOK Away Signed PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH Jersey STITCHED
$142.45

Christian Ponder Florida State signed Black Helmet Minnesota Vikings JSA H39514
$125.00

Christian Ponder Signed Minnesota Vikings 8x10 Photo - COA - Florida State - PSA
$54.99

Christian Ponder signed football JSA authenticated, Vikings, Florida State
$50.00

CHRISTIAN PONDER Signed FSU FLORIDA STATE 8x10 Photo w Insc GAI GA GLOBAL COA
$44.99

Christian Ponder Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Minnesota Vikings
$94.99

Christian Ponder Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Florida State Seminoles FSU Noles
$94.99

CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79573
$69.99

CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79582
$69.99

CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79583
$69.99

CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79584
$69.99

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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

User Comments

  1. I have a Panini Threads 2011 Ponder rookie class signed. It has the entire white E on black. It’s #146 / 300. What do you think it’s worth?

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