Andrew Luck cards were hot the moment they were released. One of the most hyped rookies ever, the rookie quarterback hasn't disappointed. He's shown tremendous poise leading the Colts, aiming to bring the franchise back to respectability. Andrew Luck is also making Indianapolis fans move on from the Peyton Manning era.
Luck entered the NFL with a ton of fanfare. The first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, many debated how the two-time Heisman runner-up would compare to second pick Robert Griffin III. It's still early and both are doing well. From a hobby perspective, there still isn't a clear front runner.
Collectors have plenty of Andrew Luck rookie cards to choose from. They range in price from a couple of dollars up to several hundred. Styles also vary. Some, like 2012 Topps and 2012 Prestige, are basic rookie cards. They look nice but don't come with any extras. On the other end are the many autographed rookies, like 2012 Panini Rookies & Stars and 2012 Panini Momentum. By the time the season is over and the last 2012 products are released, collectors should have more than 30 different Andrew Luck rookies to choose from.
As far as inserts go, a 2012 Topps Finest Andrew Luck Superfractor topped $5,000 earlier in the season. The market may not be able to sustain such high prices as the number of high-end one-of-one cards grows. At the same time, if Luck continues his strong play, this really could be just the beginning. The football card market is a volatile one. A pair of great games or postseason success can send even the priciest cards soaring.
Andrew Luck's start in the hobby didn't come without controversy. He signed an exclusive deal with Press Pass that gave the card maker an exclusive for the young star on non-NFL licensed cards. This led to a short lawsuit with Leaf that was quickly resolved.
Below is a real-time look at the 50 most-watched Andrew Luck cards currently listed on eBay. This list shows what people are interested in and is a strong gauge for what's hot. It is constantly updated as new cards are added and others end.
E-Mail Author | 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.