Johnny Manziel Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Johnny Manziel

Date of Birth: 12/6/1992
Rookie Card Year: 2014
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Johnny Manziel emerged from relative anonymity as a mid-level quarterback recruit to take college football by storm. During his first college season, Manziel put up huge numbers, helped Texas A&M upset the defending NCAA National Champions, the University of Alabama, and became the first Freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. Expectations are huge for the young quarterback from Texas A&M, and the collectible market for Johnny Manziel cards and autographs is equally large as he enters the NFL.

"Johnny Football" followed up his Heisman season with another great year, but was dogged by allegations that he broke NCAA rules by accepting money for signing autographs. Although there were fears that he might lose his eligibility, Manziel was only suspended for one half. While the team's title aspirations were dashed, the Aggies and Manziel finished on a high note, winning a shoot-out against Duke in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl.

Soon after, Johnny Manziel announced that he would forego his Junior year and declared for the NFL Draft. The gunslinger has continued to make headlines leading up the 2014 NFL Draft, with most expecting him to be taken in the top ten, and possibly first overall by the Houston Texans.

The following list includes the top Johnny Manziel cards available. The list will be updated as more cards are released.

Key Early Johnny Manziel Cards

2014 Leaf Draft Johnny Manziel #JM1

Basically Leaf Metal Draft, minus the Metal, these Johnny Manziel cards are found in retail blasters. The boxes also promise random Manziel autographs.

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2014 Leaf Metal Draft Johnny Manziel #BA-JM2 Base Autograph SSSP

2014 Leaf Metal Draft is an on-card autograph-only product with a Chrome look. The Johnny Manziel base autograph is not numbered, but Leaf revealed that it is a SSSP, or super duper short print, with a print run of 25% or less than the rest of the regular print run. Manziel has multiple base colored parallels and two additional signed cards in the product.

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2014 Leaf Originals Johnny Manziel #JM1 Base Autograph

Another Leaf product with only autographs, 2014 Leaf Originals goes the more classic route with simple designs and only a few different cards. Paying homage to vintage Leaf products, the Johnny Manziel cards are slightly undersized and feature on-card sigantures.

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2014 Press Pass Johnny Manziel #30

Also getting in on the pre-draft fun, 2014 Press Pass opted for a close-up shot of Johnny Manziel on their base card. There are also several Johnny Manziel cards that include on-card autographs.

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2013 Sports Illustrated for Kids Johnny Manziel #210

Sports Illustrated for Kids has a long-standing tradition of including a nine-player card sheet with perforated edges in each magazine issue. Johnny Manziel received the SI for Kids card treatment in the March, 2013 edition. While they are generally thought of as a novelty, don't forget about the Tiger Woods rookie card that can command thousands of dollars. Normally sold as individual cards, Johnny Manziel is joined on the uncut sheet by several other star players, including David Price, Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard, Buster Posey, Alfred Morris and Rory McIlroy.

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2013 Leaf Johnny Manziel Original Art Signature Cut Autographs

Leaf made waves in 2013 when it was announced that their "Mystery" redemptions would be for cut signature art cards from Johnny Manziel. They were able to get around the licensing and likeness issues because each card is an original art piece and the autograph was obtained by adding cut signatures from authenticated photos. The redemptions can be found in 2013 Leaf Metal Draft and 2013 Leaf Valiant Football.

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2014 leaf originals auto Johnny Manziel Texas A&M #7 10 RARE card
$152.50
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JOHNNY MANZIEL 2014 Upper Deck Rare SP Star Rookie Photo Variation #251 TEXAS AM
$66.01
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JOHNNY MANZIEL 2014 TCSP HOT FIRE MASTERPIECEGLASS ROOKIES 1 1
$21.50
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Johnny Manziel Rare Auto 18 25 Press Pass Gameday Gallery Football 2014
$79.77
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JOHNNY MANZIEL 2014 Upper Deck UD Authentics Rookie SP 396 430 TEXAS A
$13.51
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2014 UPPER DECK FOOTBALL Guaranteed Johnny Manziel Rc Sp Rare Auto HOT PACK
$8.02
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2014 Upper Deck ROOKIE LETTERMEN Johnny Manziel # 25 SP RC AUTO "i" PATCH 1 1
$165.00
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2014 ud johnny manziel ud authentics rookie auto sp card #uas-2 texas am
$171.50
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2014 PRESS PASS GAMEDAY GALLERY JOHNNY MANZIEL ON CARD AUTO #12-50
$65.00
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2014 JOHNNY MANZIEL ROOKIE AUTO. TEXAS A&M. PRESS PASS
$66.75
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2014 UPPER DECK JOHNNY MANZIEL 094 430 UD AUTHENTICS ROOKIE
$14.00
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2014 UPPER DECK STAR ROOKIES! JOHNNY MANZIEL 94-41!!!
$14.99
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NEW 2014 JOHNNY MANZIEL Leaf Originals FOOTBALL Auto Rookie TEXAS A
$84.95
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Johnny Manziel 2014 Press Pass REFRACTORS 001 199 ebay 1of1 1st Made SiCK
$29.99
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2014 UPPER DECK JOHNNY MANZIEL ROOKIE #80
$5.99
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2014 Johnny Manziel Upper Deck Authentics Rookies #233 430 Texas A
$8.50
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Autograph Guide

Johnny Manziel Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Johnny Manziel'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, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Johnny Manziel Cut Signature Exemplar

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Johnny Manziel Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Johnny Manziel signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features. However, it will be interesting to see how and if his signing habits change as his career progresses.

  1. Manziel's signature is relatively consistent and incredibly unique.
  2. The letter "J" is over-sized in nature with and angular, triangle-like shape forming the top loop and an oval forming the bottom.
  3. The letter "o" is large and oval shaped.
  4. What looks like a "7" runs through the bottom portion of the "J".
  5. An odd character resembling a number "8" with a dot and a circle attached with a line.
  6. Usually inscribed is his jersey number "#2".

Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Authentic Replica Jersey

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Johnny Manziel Signed Photo

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Johnny Manziel Signed Football

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Johnny Manziel Signed Helmet

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Johnny Manziel Signed Jersey

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JOHNNY MANZIEL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH TEXAS A&M AGGIES FOOTBALL JERSEY PSA DNA
$500.00
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MUST SEE TEXAS A&M JOHNNY MANZIEL SIGNED 11X14 CANVAS PHOTO JSA COA
$134.99
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JOHNNY MANZIEL TEXAS A&M AGIES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO HEISMAN PSA DNA COA V82152
$55.49
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JOHNNY MANZIEL TEXAS A&M AGGIES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA COA #9
$174.99
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JOHNNY MANZIEL TEXAS A&M Aggies Signed 8X10 Photo PSA DNA COA HEISMAN TOP QB
$41.00
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Johnny Manziel Signed Texas A&M Heisman Trophy 11x14 Photo PSA DNA Rookie - PSA
$214.99
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Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Signed Mini Helmet PSA DNA
$145.99
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Johnny Manziel #2 Signed Texas A&M Aggies Jersey Size M PSA DNA COA AUTO
$86.05
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Johnny Manziel Single Signed Baseball AUTO PSA DNA COA Texas A&M Aggies Football
$71.05
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Johnny Manziel Signed Texas A&M Aggies 8x10 Photo W JSA COA & PIC PROOF
$199.95
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JOHNNY MANZIEL TEXAS A&M AGGIES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA COA #7
$124.99
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JOHNNY MANZIEL PSA DNA Signed 8 X10 Photo TEXAS A&M NFL PATRIOTS QB? Picture COA
$105.00
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Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Signed Mini Helmet PSA DNA HEISMAN 12
$299.99
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TEXAS A&M AGGIES JOHNNY MANZIEL signed FULL SIZE HELMET PSA HEISMAN INSCRIPTION
$1,000.00
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JOHNNY MANZIEL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED TEXAS A&M 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA ID #64957
$99.00
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JOHNNY MANZIEL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED TEXAS A&M HEISMAN 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA ID #64963
$99.00
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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.

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