Rookie Card Year: 2003
Investment Rating: 6.5
It is hard to imagine a more frustrating football player to collect than Tony Romo. His career has been marked by peaks, valleys and unfulfilled expectations, but he continues to show enoufh glimpses of greatness to keep demand for Tony Romo cards high. Because he signed as an undrafted rookie with the Cowboys, Romo has far fewer rookie cards than other players from the 2003 rookie class.
Playing for "America's Team" immediately bumps the collecting popularity of Tony Romo cards and memorabilia as the Cowboys have such a devoted and far-reaching fanbase. The strong following also leads to increased scrutiny, as Romo has experienced. At this point, the only thing missing from Romo's resume is postseason success. This keeps him from joining the ranks of other elite quarterback collecting options. Romo's days are numbered if he cannot lead the team deep into the playoffs and this is what makes him such a risky investment.
Top Tony Romo Cards
Although the SP Authentic autograph card has a higher print run than the Playoff Contenders card, the on-card signature makes this the king of Tony Romo cards - rookie and otherwise. The modern profile has an understated layout and does not detract from the signature.
Playoff Contenders rookie autographs always have a strong following among rookie chasers. Combine that with a low print run and this is one of the most solid Tony Romo cards that a collector can invest in. The hologram sticker is a little overwhelming, though.
Tony Romo Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
- 2003 Fleer Focus #135 (/699)
- 2003 Leaf Limited #123 (/750)
- 2003 Leaf Rookies and Stars #205 (/750)
- 2003 Playoff Honors #107
- 2003 SP Game Used Edition #180 (/600)
- 2003 SP Signature #106 (/750)
- 2003 Sweet Spot #143 (/675)
- 2003 Ultimate Collection #58 (/750)
- 2003 Upper Deck #256
- 2003 Upper Deck Finite #233 (/999)
Premium Rookie Cards
Tony Romo Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Tony Romo'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.
Signed Football Pricing:
Average eBay Sales Price: $200
Lowest Amazon Price: $440
Signed Jersey Pricing
Average eBay Sales Price: $175
Lowest Amazon Price: $478.99
Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing
Average eBay Sales Price: $80
Lowest Amazon Price: $103.65