Complete Guide to Collecting Super Bowl Tickets, Gallery

Complete Guide to Collecting Super Bowl Tickets, Gallery

Usually when we go to a special event, the tickets and stubs get shoved in pockets, tossed on the ground or used as a bookmark. If you're lucky enough to go to a Super Bowl, you'd be highly advised not to do any of those. In fact, bringing an appropriate toploader or something else to protect it the moment it's scanned is strongly advised. Super Bowl tickets and stubs have become highly collectible, fetching hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

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The popularity of Super Bowl tickets can be tracked back to the huge following of the game itself. It has become a global spectacle that generates some of the highest television ratings every year. Tickets are limited edition pieces connected directly to the game itself. It's perhaps the closest the average person can come to having a piece of the Super Bowl without something used in the game itself.

When it comes to starting a collection of Super Bowl tickets, there are several options. For high-end collectors with a big budget, full tickets are certainly the way to go. Although still pricey, torn stubs can be somewhat more affordable for the average collector even if they are not fully-intact examples.

Despite drawing crowds numbering in the tens of thousand each year, authentic Super Bowl tickets and stubs are somewhat difficult to come by. That's because so many were simply tossed aside or thrown out. While sports cards are generally undesirable with a crease going through the middle, when it comes to early Super Bowl tickets, collectors should be willing to take what they can get, whether they're torn, folded or crumpled. Simply put, vintage tickets are extremely rare. Collectors can also go after ticket variations. Most years have different colored tickets and price levels.

Given the huge amounts these tickets can sell for on the secondary market, collectors may want to consider going after tickets and stubs that have been authenticated and graded by a service like PSA. Just like sports cards, graded Super Bowl tickets command premiums over their ungraded counterparts and there are a few things to be aware of when comparing tickets.

Main Factors that Impact Value of Collectible Super Bowl Tickets:

  • Age.
  • Condition.
  • Game they came from.
  • Grading and authentication.
  • Full ticket or stub?

Collectors looking for more options beyond the variations for each ticket can look into Super Bowl programs, which largely match the yearly design, or Super Bowl championship rings. There is also a large market for replicas of each ticket, including gold or framed versions. While they don't have the same collectible value, the reprints can be an inexpensive way to obtain and display the full run of tickets. Team collectors can also celebrate specific appearances for their favorite franchise. Although they are not authentic tickets, many of these reprints have limited edition runs.

Below is a gallery highlighting all Super Bowl tickets from 1967 through 2016. There is only one example for each. As mentioned, variations do exist.

Complete Super Bowl Tickets Gallery

Click on the images or listings to shop for tickets on eBay.

Top eBay Listings

SUPER BOWL XXI TICKET STUB (NEW YORK GIANTS VS DENVER BRONCOS)
$27.00

2005 Topps - RODNEY HARRISON - Super Bowl XXXIX 39 Ticket Stub Relic - PATRIOTS
$24.99

NFL Super Bowl XXXV 35 Tampa 2001 Hologram Ticket Stub
$102.83

(4) 2000 ST LOUIS RAMS TICKET STUBS *SUPER BOWL TROPHY-RICKY PROEHL CATCH-WARNER
$19.99

O.J. SIMPSON 227 YDS RUSHING-STEELERS WIN SUPER BOWL-9 28 75-BILLS-TICKET STUB
$17.50

January 27, 1987 New York Giants Super Bowl XXI Celebration Full Ticket
$29.00

Super Bowl XXIX full unused ticket 49ers Chargers Near Mint Joe Robbie Stadium
$250.00

Super Bowl 25 UNUSED Ticket XXV Bills vs Giants
$200.00

SUPER BOWL 49 XLIX FULL TICKET NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS STUB
$249.00

1992 Super Bowl XXVI 26 Full Unused Authentic Ticket WASHINGTON REDSKINS v BILLS
$275.00

SUPER BOWL XLIII Full Ticket w Sleeve & Lanyard PITTSBURGH STEELERS AZ CARDINALS
$99.00

RARE XL (40) Super Bowl Full Ticket MINT Grade Steelers top Seahawks 2006
$49.00

2013 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS FULL TICKET LOT - All Home Games - SUPER BOWL XLVIII 48
$19.00

SUPER BOWL XXVI Ticket Stub WASHINGTON REDSKINS vs.Bills EX-Near Mint
$52.52

AUTHENTIC Super Bowl XXX (30) TICKET STUB Dallas Cowboys over Steelers NICE
$47.95

SUPER BOWL XXIX (29) Ticket Stub S.F. FORTY NINERS vs.San Diego CHARGERS
$52.89
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Original article by Ryan Cracknell.


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User Comments

  1. I recently bought a storage bld. In it was 2 superbowl IV tickets. I believe they are called the blue ones. section uf, row 11 seats 27 and 28. They are in excellent condition. It seems prices are all over the board. Do you have any interest or can you give me an idea of the value? thanks. Robert

  2. robert (ID 40021) » That is a great find! The best way to determine value would be to contact an auction house, such as Heritage Auctions or Memory Lane Inc. or local dealer. Checking out completed auctions on eBay may also turn up recent sales. Condition will play a huge role in its value as well. Because of its age, getting it verified and graded by PSA would likely bring higher returns.

  3. robert (ID 40021) » Looking on eBay, sellers are asking close to $1000 for authentic graded tickets. However, replica tickets are plentiful and can be had for a couple dollars. Getting verification would be very important if you go to sell them.

  4. I have a complet collection of Super Bowl tickets beautifully framed. Ay idea of a price range?

  5. Your best bet would be to take it to an auction house or card shop as condition of individual stubs would be the key as well as authentication.

  6. Hi Ryan:

    I just subscribed to your RSS Feed. Am a senior guy selling Green Bay football memorabilia on ebay for the last 15 months. Am in a wheelchair so it keeps me busy and I love it. Don’t make a lot of money doing it cause I do it for a friend that had to leave the area. Have learned a lot though and it has enabled me to get an ebay store going that I hope to expand. Noticed a wheelchair logo on your site so figure you may also require the use of one. Hope I can learn something from you since you seem to be very good in the memorabilia world. Hope to hear from you.

  7. I have every super bowl ticket never used from 1967 to see1986 perfect condition & looking to sell them

  8. From 1967 to 1986 1 for every year

  9. I have a 1978 superbowl ticket with a stub on it trying to figure out if it’s real what should be on the back of the ticket because mine is plain white ?

  10. I have a 1990 super bowl ticket played in 91 i’m wanting to know how much its worth. Wanting to sell it.

  11. I HAVE 2 UNUSED 1986 SUPER BOWL TICKETS.THEY WERE GIVEN TO S.U.BY AL DAVIS.THEY HAVE BEEN IN A PICTURE FRAME EVER SINCE.SELLING MY SPORTS COLLECTION.AT LEAST 500,000 CARDS PLUS POSTERS,BALLS ETC.

  12. I have a beautiful professionally double matted framed set of I am now finding out maybe SAMPLE tickets 1967-1999.. excellent condition…any Idea on its Worth?

  13. Have a pair of Super Bowl VII ticket stubs in excellent condition.

    Can you provide me with an estimate of their value?

    Thnaks.

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