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

2011 National Treasures Christian Ponder Autographed Patch RC 260x183 Image

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

2011 Topps Five Star Christian Ponder Autographed Patch RC 260x182 Image

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

2011 Gold Standard Christian Ponder Image

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

2011 Crown Royale Christian Ponder Image

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.

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2011 UD Sweet Spot Christian Ponder Auto Signed Rookie Card RC FSU Vikings
$19.99
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2012 PANINI PRESTIGE CHISTIAN PONDER #106 GEM MT 10 BY GMA VIKINGS QB
$8.49
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2012 PANINI CROWN ROYALE CHRISTIAN PONDER #91 GEM MT 10 QB VIKINGS
$8.49
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2011 SCORE CHRISTIAN PONDER #319 SP VARIATION ROOKIE GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$8.49
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2013 PANINI ROOKIES & STARS CHRISTIAN PONDER #56 GEM MT 10 BY GMA QB VIKINGS
$8.99
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2012 Topps Triple Threads #56 CHRISTIAN PONDER GOLD #95 99--PSA NM-MT 8
$15.00
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CHRISTIAN PONDER CROWNING GLORY GAME WORN JERSEY #01 49 - MINNESOTA VIKINGS #1
$14.99
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2013 Topps Chrome Prism Refractor #36 Christian Ponder #203 260
$5.78
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CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 SAGE RC ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP
$24.99
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2011 Rookies and Stars Rookie Revolution Materials #21 Christian Ponder Jsy 299
$10.00
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2013 Topps Chrome Black Refractor #36 Christian Ponder #225 299
$6.78
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2011 Christian Ponder National Treasures Rookie 99 BGS 9 Auto 10
$199.99
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2011 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #205 CHRISTIAN PONDER AUTOGRAPH AUTO ROOKIE RC, VIKINGS
$25.15
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2012 Totally Certified Christian Ponder Rc Auto Rookie Autograph Gold 7 25 1 1
$20.00
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B24107 2011 Donruss Elite Rookie NFL Shield #31 Christian Ponder 333 999
$5.97
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CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 Topps Supreme AUTOGRAPH Jersey 10 20 Rookie Vikings
$50.00
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Rookie Cards

Christian Ponder Rookie Card Checklist


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2011 UD Sweet Spot Christian Ponder Auto Signed Rookie Card RC FSU Vikings
$19.99
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2011 SCORE CHRISTIAN PONDER #319 SP VARIATION ROOKIE GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$8.49
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CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 SAGE RC ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP
$24.99
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2011 Rookies and Stars Rookie Revolution Materials #21 Christian Ponder Jsy 299
$10.00
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2011 Christian Ponder National Treasures Rookie 99 BGS 9 Auto 10
$199.99
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2011 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS #205 CHRISTIAN PONDER AUTOGRAPH AUTO ROOKIE RC, VIKINGS
$25.15
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B24107 2011 Donruss Elite Rookie NFL Shield #31 Christian Ponder 333 999
$5.97
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CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 Topps Supreme AUTOGRAPH Jersey 10 20 Rookie Vikings
$50.00
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2011 Topps Quad Combo Cam Newton Jake Locker Christian Ponder Blaine Gabbert RC
$5.99
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Christian Ponder 2011 Panini Threads RC Auto Jersey # 25 Vikings FREE SHIP
$49.99
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2011 Christian Ponder Panini Plates and Patches rookie rc 299 auto patch WOW BV
$24.99
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2011 Topps Inception Christian Ponder ROOKIE JUMBO SWATCH 091 158
$14.99
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2011 Certified CHRISTIAN PONDER Auto Dual Relic 5 299 Rookie RC
$59.00
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CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 ROOKIES & STARS STUDIO ROOKIES PRIME PATCH 50
$15.95
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CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 CROWN ROYALE PATCH PRIME 50
$15.95
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2011 Topps Prime S#d 25 Christian Ponder Rudolph DUAL ROOKIE-WORN Jersey Silver
$17.99
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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


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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 Florida State signed Black Helmet Minnesota Vikings JSA H39514
$125.00
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Christian Ponder autographed signed Vikings Jersey PSA DNA!!!
$88.50
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Christian Ponder Signed Minnesota Vikings 8x10 Photo - COA - Florida State - PSA
$89.99
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VIKINGS CHRISTIAN PONDER AUTHENTIC SIGNED JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U50840
$199.99
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Christian Ponder signed football JSA authenticated, Vikings, Florida State
$119.00
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Christian Ponder Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Minnesota Vikings
$94.99
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Christian Ponder Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Florida State Seminoles FSU Noles
$94.99
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CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79573
$69.99
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CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79582
$69.99
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CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79583
$69.99
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CHRISTIAN PONDER MINNESOTA VIKINGS HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PSA COA S79584
$69.99
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VIKINGS PSA 10 RC AUTO CHRISTIAN PONDER 2011 LEAF METAL ROOKIE SIGNED AUTOGRAPH
$79.99
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Christian Ponder signed Minnesota Vikings mini helmet JSA COA FSU Seminoles
$85.00
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Christian Ponder Hot! signed Vikings 8x10 photo PSA DNA cert
$75.00
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CHRISTIAN PONDER SIGNED MINNESOTA VIKINGS JERSEY FSU SEMINOLES PSA DNA J98
$249.99
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CHRISTIAN PONDER VIKINGS SIGNED FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES CHROME MINI JSA W PIC
$135.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and 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. 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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