Peyton Manning Cards, Rookie Cards and Memorabilia Buying Guide

Peyton Manning

Date of Birth: 3/24/1976
Rookie Card Year: 1998
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Peyton Manning is one of the most consistent players in NFL history. His strong play and accomplishments over the years have made him an elite option for collectors and one of the most pursued quarterbacks in the league today. As such, Peyton Manning cards and memorabilia command premium sales prices on the secondary market.

Up until the 2011 season, Peyton Manning cards were one of the safest investments a football collector could make. However, a neck injury resulted in a lost season, plenty of uncertainty, and ultimately, a change of scenery. After missing the entire 2011 season, Manning got a fresh start with the Denver Broncos where expectations were high. A Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks did not diminish the expectations, but given his age, the window is closing for Peyton Manning.

The move from Indianapolis to Denver has given a great deal of renewed life to Peyton Manning cards and memorabilia. And considering he has already earned a guaranteed spot in the NFL Hall of Fame, Peyton Manning cards are a great investment option for the long haul even if he is unable to add another Super Bowl title (or 2) to his amazing list of accomplishments.

Top Peyton Manning Rookie Cards

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1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs Peyton Manning RC #87

1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs Peyton Manning 213x300 Image

Peyton Manning's Playoff Contenders Ticket autograph is easily his most sought after first-year card thanks to the on-card autograph and low print run of 200 copies. If you are looking for the crown jewel of Peyton Manning cards to add to your collection, look no further. But expect to pay a hefty sum if you are able to find one of these rare gems.

1998 SP Authentic Peyton Manning RC #14 #/2000

P Manning SP Auth RC Image

Showcasing his youthful appearance, Manning's SP Authentic rookie card is a perfect reminder of how long he has been in the league. The portrait shot shows Manning patiently waiting for his chance to take the league by storm. The base card is numbered out of 2000 and there is also a die-cut parallel (pictured) numbered out of 500.

This is probably the most recognizable of all Peyton Manning cards. And it doesn't hurt that its got the SP Authentic brand name behind it, which has long been a collecting favorite.

1998 SPx Finite Peyton Manning RC #181 #/1998

P Manning SPx Finite RC Image

Another one of the most sought after serial numbered Peyton Manning cards, it was made all the more valuable because of how rare serial numbered cards was back in the 90's. At the time, it naturally helped distinguish the more elite brands. The SPx Finite card portrays a common profile action shot and the glossy finish makes smudges and chipping more obvious.

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PEYTON MANNING 1998 rookie RC Playoff Card SSD Momentum Endzone Express #11
$6.50
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KKX 2010 TOPPS FB SET PEYTON MANNING #TRGT-2 TARGET SUPER BOWL XLI PATCH COLTS
$15.99
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1998 SP Authentic MAXIMUM IMPACT Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$19.99
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1998 Crown Royale PIVOTAL PLAYERS Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$19.99
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1999 Topps Team Finest Peyton Manning #355 500
$29.99
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1998 Playoff Prestige Draft Pick Peyton Manning RC
$49.99
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1999 E-X Century Bright Lights Peyton Manning
$29.99
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1999 Black Diamond DIAMONATION Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$14.99
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2000 Topps Chrome PRE-SEASON PICKS Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$14.99
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1999 BOWMAN'S BEST FRANCHISE BEST PEYTON MANNING FB7 *** Indianapolis Colts QB
$6.99
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1999 UD Ionix POWER FX Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$14.99
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1999 Finest SENSATIONS Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$14.99
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2000 Skybox Molten Metal PERFECT FIT Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$14.99
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2000 Leaf Certified Peyton Manning 2 Star LOOK!!!
$14.99
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1999 Peyton Manning (3 Card Lot)Playoff Absolute&Prestige&UD Black Diamond
$8.99
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PEYTON MANNING 1998 COLLECTOR EDGE ROOKIE MASTERS #RM1 "BGS-9.5 GEM-MT" RC CARD
$49.76
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Rookie Cards

Peyton Manning Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

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  • 1998 Absolute Retail #165
  • 1998 CE Supreme Season Review #74
  • 1998 Collector's Edge Advantage #189
  • 1998 Collector's Edge First Place #135
  • 1998 Metal Universe #189
  • 1998 Pacific #181
  • 1998 Pacific Omega #101
  • 1998 Playoff Momentum Retail #146
  • 1998 Playoff Prestige Retail #165
  • 1998 Score #233
  • 1998 SkyBox Thunder #239
  • 1998 Stadium Club #195
  • 1998 Topps #360
  • 1998 UD Choice #193

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

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  • 1998 Absolute Hobby #165
  • 1998 Aurora #71
  • 1998 Black Diamond Rookies #91
  • 1998 Bowman's Best #112
  • 1998 Bowman #1
  • 1998 Collector's Edge Masters #73 #/5000
  • 1998 Collector's Edge Odyssey #60
  • 1998 Crown Royale #54
  • 1998 E-X2001 #54
  • 1998 Flair Showcase Row 3 #3
  • 1998 Fleer Brilliants #120
  • 1998 Fleer Tradition #235
  • 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars #233
  • 1998 Playoff Momentum Hobby #98
  • 1998 Playoff Prestige Hobby #165
  • 1998 Revolution #58
  • 1998 SkyBox Premium #231
  • 1998 Topps Gold Label Class 1 #20
  • 1998 Topps Season Opener #1
  • 1998 Topps Stars #67 #/8799
  • 1998 UD3 #181
  • 1998 Ultra #201
  • 1998 Upper Deck #1
  • 1998 Upper Deck Encore #1

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1998 SP Authentic MAXIMUM IMPACT Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$19.99
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1998 Crown Royale PIVOTAL PLAYERS Peyton Manning LOOK!!!
$19.99
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1998 Playoff Prestige Draft Pick Peyton Manning RC
$49.99
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PEYTON MANNING 1998 COLLECTOR EDGE ROOKIE MASTERS #RM1 "BGS-9.5 GEM-MT" RC CARD
$49.76
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1998 CROWN ROYALE #11 PEYTON MANNING "PILLARS OF THE GAME" ROOKIE RC COLTS 62314
$14.35
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1998 UD CHOICE #193 PEYTON MANNING ROOKIE CARD RC, COLTS, DENVER BRONCOS, 062314
$13.45
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1998 BGS 8.5 Playoff Contenders TICKET RED Peyton Manning RC ROOKIE 9 rare 8
$425.00
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BGS 9.5 10 AUTOGRAPH PEYTON MANNING 1998 BOWMAN RC AUTOGRAPH AUTO HOT BRONCOS
$1,349.99
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1998 Absolute Peyton Manning Rookie 9.5 Subgrades 9.5,9, 9.5. 9.5
$47.50
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98 1998 Flair Showcase Peyton Manning Rookie RC COLTS BRONCOS MVP
$19.95
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1998 Pinnacle Mint Collection Gold #99 PEYTON MANNING Rookie 1 1 One of One 9.5
$200.00
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Lot Of 3 1998 Peyton Manning Rookie Cards Thunder Fleer Metal Universe Colts
$17.50
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1998 Skybox Metal PEYTON MANNING RC ROOKIES TIM DUNCAN TERRELL OWENS BARRY BONDS
$18.99
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PEYTON MANNING 1998 TOPPS BRONZE ON CARD AUTO ROOKIE RC N MINT #A10 BOLD AUTO
$695.00
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PEYTON MANNING BGS MINT 9 EX ROOKIE + BOWMAN RC + DEMARYIUS THOMAS TEBOW JERSEY
$67.95
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1998 Playoff Contenders YELLOW Pennant Peyton Manning RC !!!
$35.00
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Autograph Guide

Peyton Manning Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Peyton Manning autograph 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.

Cut Signature Exemplar

Peyton Manning Signature Image

Peyton Manning Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Peyton Manning signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Over-sized letter "P", not always closed
  2. Loop of the letter "y" flows into the start of the letter "t" which is always crossed
  3. Complete letter "M", appears to be lower-case
  4. Letter "g" is not itself distinguishable other than the exaggerated and elongated loop

Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Peyton Manning Signed Footballs

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Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Peyton Manning Signed Jerseys

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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

Active Listings for Peyton Manning Signed Photographs

Peyton Manning Signed Photo 240x300 Image  Peyton Manning Signed Photo 2 237x300 Image

Signed Helmet Pricing (Full-size and Mini):

Active Listings for Peyton Manning Signed Helmets

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PEYTON MANNING SIGNED DENVER BRONCOS #18 WHITE AUTHENTIC NIKE ELITE JERSEY MM
$799.00
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PEYTON MANNING SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED DENVER BRONCOS AUTHENTIC PROLINE HELMET MM
$799.00
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Peyton Manning Autographed Super Bowl Champions Magazine COA & Sticker Frame
$299.99
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PEYTON MANNING INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGNED JERSEY SIZE 2XL, ROOKIE YEAR W COA
$179.99
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Peyton Manning Signed Colts Autographed Mini Helmet W COA
$99.99
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Peyton Manning Signed Denver Broncos Mini Helmet Steiner Sports coa
$399.99
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Autographed & Framed Peyton Manning Rookie Records Jersey
$1,500.00
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Peyton Eli Archie Manning Signed NFL Logo Full Size Helmet Mounted Memories coa
$1,299.99
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Fan Shop

Peyton Manning Fan Shop Apparel and Souvenir Guide

Whether you are a collector or just a fan, Peyton Manning has a wide range of jerseys and other NFL licensed apparel available. In addition, fan shop items ranging from bobble heads to home and office decor make great gifts, with something for every budget. Manning has played with just two NFL teams, the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. He played his college years at the University of Tennessee. Jerseys and other items can be found for all the teams that he has played for in his career.

Jerseys and Apparel

Manufacturers: Nike, Reebok, Adidas

Nike is currently the licensed provider of NFL jerseys. However, the league has also had licenses with Reebok and Adidas. Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts jersey's were made by Reebok, while his collegiate jersey from Tennesse was made by Adidas.

The current Nike jerseys are available in three styles each with lightweight and moisture-resistant fabric. Nike's Game jersey has numbers that are screen printed and is perfect for everyday wear. The Nike Limited jersey is a higher quality design, with a tailored fit and twill numbers. Nike's Elite jersey is the closest thing you can find to what the pros wear every game. With features that include twill numbers, airflow ventilation, and a durable, stretch-resistant material, you'll look like a pro.

Peyton Manning Denver Jersey 260x260 Image  Peyton Manning New Era Cap 260x260 Image

Bobbleheads and Figures

Through the years, Peyton Manning has had numerous bobbleheads, figures, and toys cast of his likeness with some of the more popular being his bobbleheads by Forever Collectibles and Fanatics along with  his SportsPick action figures from McFarlane.

Manufacturers: Forever Collectibles, Fanatics, McFarlane SportsPicks, Oyo, Starting Lineups, Upper Deck

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Photographs, Framed Pieces and Posters

The most important thing to keep in mind when buying any kind of NFL photographic piece is that it be officially licensed by the league. This can, typically, be determined by whether or not the image comes with an NFL hologram. Some of the more notable rights holders are listed below.

Rights Holders: PhotoFile, ProLook, Highland Mint

Peyton Manning Picture 218x300 Image  Peyton Manning Poster 197x300 Image

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Peyton Manning Authentic Denver Broncos Nike Elite Jersey Sewn Size 44 Orange
$199.99
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Women's Large Peyton Manning Nike ON FIELD Game Jersey Orange SB PatchNew
$78.00
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PEYTON MANNING NWT ELITE ON FIELD JERSEY DENVER BRONCOS SIZE 44 L ORANGE
$79.99
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Mr. 509!! Peyton Manning Stitched Historic Jersey Size 52
$99.99
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PEYTON MANNING NWT ELITE ON FIELD JERSEY DENVER BRONCOS SIZE 48 XL BLUE
$82.00
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Peyton manning nike elite jersey Denver Broncos
$100.00
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Peyton manning broncos jersey size 44 (L) Blue
$79.99
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Peyton Manning blue Colts FREE SHIPPING reebok jersey Large, NWT
$69.98
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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 two cards I am looking to sell.

    1998 Fleer Brilliants Peyton Manning 24k Gold #3 of 24

    and Topps/Bowman 2005 one-of-a-kind Jered Weaver draft pick magneta printing plate BDP167

    Both cards are in mint condition “perfect” 10 no flaws or defects. They are kept in a cool dry safe in double layered shields.

    minimum price for both cards is $3,500

  2. I have question i made mistake of selling my 98 sp authentic rookie card that was as good as it gets. I had to send it back to the comapny when i got it from a pack because of peeling at the top. They sent me another in place of it hand numbered #1 with the letter that came with it. I have not seen another. I do not see anything on them value wise. I did see somthing in tuff stuff years later that said only 11 were made. If thats the case what would the value be so i can kick myself in the ….lol

  3. Oh im sorry Peyton manning sp authentic rookie #1 of the hand signed ones . I think it was gold ink and came with the letter from upper deck. I always think about getting it back. My big mistake I made in collecting. It was my very first pull i got out of one pack. I figured this would be the Honus wagner of football cards in years to come. And the card was perfect when i got it. All except the factory defect which they gave me another for. I would say it was easily a 10 and im sure its value is much more than others i see listed.
    Curiosity is killing me on its value? Thanks Peter

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