Rookie Card Year: 2011
Investment Rating: 6.5
DeMarco Murray represents the potential found in many rookies who are simply waiting for a chance to shine. Buried on the depth chart to start his first season, the running back saw only limited action for the first several games and DeMarco Murray cards and memorabilia maintained low values. This all changed with a breakout performance that saw Murray gain over 250 yards in a game versus the St. Louis Rams. Collectors immediately took notice and the value of DeMarco Murray cards spiked. Although a late season injury prevented Murray from ending the season as the starter, the future looks bright for the former Oklahoma Sooner.
Only time will tell if DeMarco Murray can continue his growth on a Dallas Cowboys team with a high running back replacement rate. Although he will compete with Felix Jones for carries, Murray represents the bruising, between-the-tackles runner, while Jones is the change-of-pace, receiving back. Based on how quickly DeMarco Murray cards emerged as hobby standouts, there is good potential for future growth. It seems the supply of his autographs has not caught up with demand. Because of this, most of his authentic autographs are limited to cards for now.
Top DeMarco Murray Rookie Cards
Whichever direction DeMarco Murray goes, so too will prices on his 2011 National Treasures rookie card. Highlighted by an on-card autograph, awesome patch swatches and a numbered print run fewer than 100 copies, it is one of the best, if not the best DeMarco Murray rookie cards.
While many of the top 2011 Topps Five Star rookies are numbered to less than 100, the print run of the DeMarco Murray sits at 130. As a result, the dispute between it and his National Treasures rookie isn't much of a contest, especially when you factor in the small patch swatch. Still, this is a highly collectible DeMarco Murray rookie card and will always command a great deal of attention.
Murray's Certified rookie features a dual jersey swatch and on-card autograph. The design has a lot of white in contrast to the small jersey pieces, which seems like a waste.
One of the better-looking 2011 DeMarco Murray cards, his Gold Standard rookie has an on-card autograph and small jersey piece. The print run is on the higher side but the card quality helps the overall value.
DeMarco Murray Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2011 Absolute Memorabilia #205 Autographed Jersey #/299
- 2011 Certified #255 Autographed Jersey #/499
- 2011 Crown Royale #218 Autographed Jersey #/299
- 2011 National Treasures #331 Autographed Patch #/99
- 2011 Panini Gold Standard #272 Autographed Jersey #/525
- 2011 Panini Gridiron Gear #R24 Autographed Jersey #/304
- 2011 Panini Limited #222 Autographed Jersey #/299
- 2011 Panini Plates & Patches #222 Autographed Jersey #/499
- 2011 Panini Playbook #113 Autographed Jersey #/99 - Redemption
- 2011 Panini Prime Signatures #238 Autograph #/99
- 2011 Panini Threads #263 Autograph #/300
- 2011 Playoff Contenders #231 Autograph - Redemption
- 2011 Rookies and Stars #264 Autograph #/299
- 2011 Timeless Treasures #155 Autograph #/265
- 2011 Topps Five Star #172 Autographed Patch #/130
- 2011 Topps Inception #117 Autograph #/800
- 2011 Topps Triple Threads #134 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2011 Totally Certified #213 Autographed Jersey #/99
DeMarco Murray Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what DeMarco Murray'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.