Rookie Card Year: 2012
Investment Rating: 7.0
After flying under the hobby radar for the first half of his rookie campaign, Doug Martin cards have caught collectors' attention. The running back was playing well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but back-to-back 200-yard games made him a star among the masses.
Martin was drafted late in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft with Tampa Bay selecting him 31st overall. He spent his college years at Boise State University. Martin was the 2011 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas MVP following a highlight reel-worthy kickoff return of 100 yards to go alongside more than 150 rushing yards.
Doug Martin cards have, understandably, heated up after his explosive showings mid-way through the 2012 season. When the year began, much of the attention was focused on super prospects Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Below them were the likes of Trent Richardson, Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson. Few outside of Tampa were whispering about Martin. That's changed. And with that, Doug Martin cards have risen quickly.
When it comes to Doug Martin rookie cards, collectors have lots of options. They start out with reason base brands like Topps and Prestige. High-end collectors can chase autographed rookie cards from such sets as Panini Certified and Topps Inception. By the end of the final 2012 football product is released, there should be more than 30 different Doug Martin rookie cards to choose from. On top of that are even more inserts that also run the spectrum of prices and collector tastes.
When it comes to autographed Doug Martin memorabilia, cards are where it's at right now. He hasn't been around long enough to garner much attention for things like jerseys and footballs.
Doug Martin Rookie Card Checklist
Please note that 2012 Doug Martin cards are still being released. We will update this list as more sets are released until it is final.
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2012 Absolute #212 Autographed Jersey #/299
- 2012 Panini Certified Football #325 Autographed Jersey #/399
- 2012 Panini Contenders Football #211 Autograph
- 2012 Panini Crown Royale Football #262 Autographed Patch #/249
- 2012 Panini Gridiron #314 Autograph #/299
- 2012 Panini Limited #211 Autographed Patch #/299
- 2012 Panini Momentum #110 Autographed Jersey #/399
- 2012 Panini Prime Signatures #251 Autograph #/199
- 2012 Panini Prominence #216 Autograph #/90 (5 different)
- 2012 Panini Rookies & Stars Football #225 Autographed Jersey #/499
- 2012 Topps Inception #117 Autograph
- 2012 Topps Triple Threads #107 Autographed Jersey #/99 (2 different)
Doug Martin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Doug Martin'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.