Robert Griffin III Hotter Than Andrew Luck in Early 2012 Bowman Football Sales

Robert Griffin III Hotter Than Andrew Luck in Early 2012 Bowman Football Sales

The fact that Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck would dominate football card sales this season was a foregone conclusion. While both are bringing in strong numbers with their first fully licensed NFL cards in 2012 Bowman Football, it's the number two pick who's commanding the higher prices.

Get full 2012 Bowman Football details and a complete checklist.

Robert Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, had the top 2012 Bowman Football sale on eBay during the set's first week of release. His Rookie Autograph Red Ink parallel  went for an even $1,000. The card, which is limited to 15 copies, was the only one from the set to reach four figures during the small time frame.

A dual autograph featuring both RG3 and Luck held the second and third slots. Numbered to 25, one closed at $650 while the other finished at $600.

The top sale featuring just Andrew Luck was a 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Refractor Rookie Red Ink Autograph. Limited to 15 copies, the card sold for $540. This tied with another Griffin III card, an Accolades Autograph, which has no stated print run.

RG3's regular Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs dominated the bottom part of the list, accounting for four of the final five slots. Almost all have closed above $300. Most of Luck's autographs have been hovering in the $250 range.

The top card not to feature either of the first two picks was a Justin Blackmon Rookie Autograph Red Ink parallel, which sold for $265.

Top 10 2012 Bowman Football Sales

Figures based on realized prices of completed eBay sales through June 6, 2012.

1. 2012 Bowman Football Rookie Autographs Red Ink Robert Griffin III - $1,000

2. 2012 Bowman Football Dual Autographs Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III 17/25 - $650

3. 2012 Bowman Football Dual Autographs Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III 14/25 - $600

4. (tie) 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs Red Ink Andrew Luck - $540

4. (tie) 2012 Bowman Football Accolades Autographs Robert Griffin III - $540

2012 Bowman Football Accolades Autograph Robert Griffin III

6. 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Rookie Refractor Autographs Robert Griffin III - $450

7. 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs Red Ink Andrew Luck - $424

8. 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Rookie Refractor Autographs Robert Griffin III - $350

9. 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Rookie Refractor Autographs Robert Griffin III - $330

10. 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Rookie Refractor Autographs Robert Griffin III - $322

Top eBay Listings

Andrew Luck 2012 Bowman Signature #150 Colts Rookie Card PGI 10
$29.99

Robert Griffin III 2012 Bowman Sterling Printing Plate Auto JSY Patch RC #1 1
$639.99

2012 Bowman Sterling #BSJRRRG Robert Griffin III Jersey - NM-MT
$10.50

2012 Bowman Accolades #BACAL3 Andrew Luck - NM-MT
$5.00

ANDREW LUCK 2012 BOWMAN GOLD #150 RC COLTS ROOKIE BCCG 10 NOT BGS 9.5
$16.99

ANDREW LUCK 2012 BOWMAN ALL-AMERICANS #BAAAL RC COLTS ROOKIE BCCG 10 NOT BGS 9.5
$9.99

ANDREW LUCK 2012 BOWMAN ACCOLADES #BAC-AL RC COLTS ROOKIE BCCG 10 NOT BGS 9.5
$9.99

ANDREW LUCK 2012 BOWMAN #150 RC COLTS ROOKIE BCCG 10 NOT BGS 9.5
$10.99

2012 BOWMAN #BAC-RG ROBERT GRIFFIN III ROOKIE RC ACCOLADES WASHINGTON REDSKINS
$6.36

Robert Griffin III Rookie 2012 Bowman Purple #200 BGS 9.5
$35.00

2012 Bowman Andrew Luck Inserts
$12.00

2012 Bowman #200A Robert Griffin III RC Washington Redskins (passing pose)
$8.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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