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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2012 TOPPS CHROME ORANGE REFRACTOR #103 ELI MANNING POP 1 PSA 10 F1746660-793
$24.99
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2004 Topps Eli Manning #350 New York Giants BGS BCCG 10 DO38268
$14.99
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Edger Allen Poe and Annabel Lee Living Dead Dolls
$70.00
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2004 Bazooka Eli Manning #200 RC PSA Mint 9
$25.99
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ELI MANNING Roethlisberger Rivers 2004 Fleer GREEN ROOKIE SP BGS 9.5 10 GEM MINT
$399.99
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2004 Topps Chrome Eli Manning Premiere Prospects #PP5 PSA Mint 9
$29.99
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2012 PANINI PRIZM #124 ELI MANNING GREEN REFRACTOR NEW YORK GIANTS
$16.15
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Eli Manning Autographed Rookie Card
$66.99
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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 Topps Eli Manning #350 New York Giants BGS BCCG 10 DO38268
$14.99
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2004 Bazooka Eli Manning #200 RC PSA Mint 9
$25.99
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ELI MANNING Roethlisberger Rivers 2004 Fleer GREEN ROOKIE SP BGS 9.5 10 GEM MINT
$399.99
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Eli Manning Autographed Rookie Card
$66.99
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ELI MANNING #10 ROOKIE card LEGENDS graded 10
$12.57
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2006 Bowman Sterling PEYTON & ELI MANNING 20 BGS 9.5 Dual Autographs 10 Auto
$475.00
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2004 Eli Manning SAGE Autograph 200 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT FREE SHIPPING
$80.00
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Eli Manning 2002 SCI GOLD Rookie PGI 10 1st Card Made!!
$19.99
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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.

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Signed Football Pricing:

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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 Pointing 8X10 Photo Steiner Sports coa
$199.99
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Framed Eli Manning New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI Autographed -Item #4346402
$280.48
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Eli Manning Signed NY Giants Revolution Mini Helmet Steiner Sports coa
$399.99
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Eli Manning Signed NY Giants Revolution Mini Helmet Steiner Sports coa
$299.99
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Eli Manning Signed SB XLII Football With MVP Inscription Steiner
$400.00
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Eli Manning Autographed Full Size NY Giants Helmet COA Certified Authentic
$200.00
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Eli Manning Autographed Rookie Card
$66.99
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Eli Manning Signed Autographed New York Giants 8X10 Photo Steiner Holo
$149.99
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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. 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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