Eli Manning Card and Memorabilia Guide

Eli Manning

Date of Birth: 1/3/1981
Rookie Card Year: 2004
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

No longer just "Peyton's baby brother" or "Archie's son", Eli Manning has emerged as one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. And with a second Super Bowl within reach, Eli Manning card and memorabilia collections are ready to take off. As a top college quarterback out of the University of Mississippi, Manning was the first pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Selected by the San Diego Chargers, he was immediately traded to the New York Giants.

Expectations were huge for the young player, both within the NFL ranks and with Eli Manning card collectors.  Although inconsistency plagued his early career, Manning had an amazing run through the 2007 NFL Playoffs. That season resulted in a Super Bowl MVP for Manning as the Giants beat the undefeated New England Patriots. It was a close game where Manning orchestrated a game-winning drive in the final minutes.

Unfortunately, Manning was unable to sustain the same momentum over the next few season. However, it seems that he may primed for another great playoff run in 2011 after a Pro Bowl-caliber regular season. While he will always be compared to his older brother, perhaps unfairly, Eli Manning has planted himself among the top-level of the NFL.

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At one point, Manning was not even considered among the best of the 2004 rookie class, which also featured Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Schaub, Michael Turner, and Steven Jackson. Now, Manning is primed to take top billing.

Playing under the bright New York spotlight, Manning has seen his share of criticism but he maintains great nationwide exposure and a stable of endorsement deals. If 2011 marks his transformation into a consistent top-five quarterback, now is the time for collectors to invest before values take off. Another Super Bowl win would increase his hobby interest exponentially and even set him apart from Peyton, who only has one Super Bowl victory.

Eli Manning has nearly 50 rookie cards, which can be found for as low as a couple of dollars and all the way up to several hundred. The top rookie Eli Manning card options are all autographs.

Top Eli Manning Rookie Cards

2004 SP Authentic #216 Autographed Jersey #/299

2004 SP Authentic Eli Manning Image

Despite the awkward photo shoot image, the 204 SP Authentic Eli Manning card is a hobby favorite. Featuring a jersey piece, on-card autograph and low print run, the card is a great addition to any collection.

2004 Ultimate Collection #130 Autograph #/150

2004 Ultimate Collection Eli Manning Image

The 2004 Ultimate Collection Eli Manning card boasts a lower print run than the SP Authentic card and also includes an on-card signature. The clean layout has more mainstream appeal and the card should remain a hobby favorite for years to come.

2004 SPx #221 Autographed Jersey #/375

2004 SPx Eli Manning Image

This card can easily be summed up in one word: blue. Amazing color variety aside, the 2004 SPx Eli Manning card features a sticker autograph and an x-shaped jersey piece. Although the sticker autograph and higher print run puts the SPx card at a lower level than the Ultimate or SP Authentic rookie cards, it continues to be heavily pursued by collectors.

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2004 Playoff Honors Rookie Hidden Gems Autograph ELI MANNING 23 50 Auto Jersey
$219.95
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2004 UD Rookie Futures Jerseys Eli Manning Jersey Card Mint
$50.00
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2004 Press Pass Eli Manning RC #BN15 Die-Cut Gem Mt 10 !!!! NFL GIANTS ROOKIE
$13.99
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2004 Upper Deck Eli Manning RC RP-EM Gem Mt 10 !!!! NFL GIANTS ROOKIE
$13.99
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ELI MANNING 2004 BOWMAN CHROME AUTO SP Rookie RC 199 BGS 9 MINT AUTOGRAPH GIANTS
$329.95
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Eli Manning Autograph Card
$35.00
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2012 PANINI SUPER BOWL XLVI NFL EXPERIENCE NEW YORK GIANTS SET MANNING CRUZ PAUL
$34.99
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NY GIANTS lot 2600 cards (2000+ different) AUTO jersey SIMMS eli LT strahan CRUZ
$180.00
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Rookie Cards

Eli Manning Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2004 Upper Deck Eli Manning Image

  • 2004 Bazooka #200
  • 2004 Bowman #111
  • 2004 Fleer Tradition #331
  • 2004 Playoff Prestige #151
  • 2004 Score #371
  • 2004 Topps #350
  • 2004 Topps Draft Picks and Prospects #150
  • 2004 Topps Pristine #87
  • 2004 Topps Total #350
  • 2004 UD Diamond All-Star #91
  • 2004 UD Diamond Pro Sigs #91
  • 2004 Upper Deck #201

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2004 Fleer Authentix Eli Manning Image

Premium Rookie Card

2004 Finest Eli Manning Image

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2004 Playoff Honors Rookie Hidden Gems Autograph ELI MANNING 23 50 Auto Jersey
$219.95
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2004 UD Rookie Futures Jerseys Eli Manning Jersey Card Mint
$50.00
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2004 Press Pass Eli Manning RC #BN15 Die-Cut Gem Mt 10 !!!! NFL GIANTS ROOKIE
$13.99
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2004 Upper Deck Eli Manning RC RP-EM Gem Mt 10 !!!! NFL GIANTS ROOKIE
$13.99
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ELI MANNING 2004 BOWMAN CHROME AUTO SP Rookie RC 199 BGS 9 MINT AUTOGRAPH GIANTS
$329.95
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2012 PANINI SUPER BOWL XLVI NFL EXPERIENCE NEW YORK GIANTS SET MANNING CRUZ PAUL
$34.99
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NY GIANTS lot 2600 cards (2000+ different) AUTO jersey SIMMS eli LT strahan CRUZ
$180.00
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2004 press pass nctd #6 ELI MANNING rookie BGS 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5
$19.00
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Autograph Guide

Eli Manning Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Eli Manning'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 substitute for having your items authenticated by a wellrespected professional autograph authentication company.

Eli Manning Signature Image
Signed Football Pricing:

Average eBay Sales Price: $200
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Signed Jersey Pricing

Average eBay Sales Price: $220
Lowest Amazon Price: $329 Image

Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing

Average eBay Sales Price: $80
Lowest Amazon Price: $329 Image

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Eli Manning signed New York Giants Mini Helmet PSA DNA
$199.00
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AUTOGRAPH 8X10 SIGNED BY ELI MANNING
$125.00
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Eli Manning Signed & Framed New York Giants 16x20 SB XLII Photo Steiner
$325.00
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ELI MANNING & PLAXICO BURRESS AUTOGRAPHED CHAMPS FOOTBALL SUPERBOWL XLII LOGO SI
$74.79
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ELI MANNING SIGNED SUPER BOWL MVP SB XLII 2008 NY GIANTS vs PATRIOTS 16x20 PHOTO
$159.99
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Eli Manning Signed NY Giants Super Bowl XVLI 8X10 Photo Steiner coa
$199.99
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eli manning autographed jersey
$150.00
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Autographed Eli And Archie Manning Football
$200.00
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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 an Ole Miss football signed by Eli Manning and the majority of the Ole Miss football team How do i find out an a appraisal price for it?

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