Rookie Card Year: 2005
Investment Rating: 9.0
The success of Aaron Rodgers has been a lesson in patience. Not only for him but the Green Bay Packers organization and their fans, as well. Now regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the game,Β Aaron Rodgers rookie cards took a similarly slow path to the top.
As a result of his Super Bowl XLV win, along with multiple MVPs and Pro Bowl nods, Aaron Rodgers rookie cards have enjoyed significant price jumps. It's astounding to think that Rogers has more than 40 rookie cards (43, to be exact). They come at varying prices to meet any budget. All of his rookie cards were issued in 2005 products and are organized on the next tab. Several of these cards contain any combination of serial numbering, swatches of jersey material and/or autographs.
Unfortunately for collectors, several of his Topps rookie cards include non-transparent stickers. Additional cards have the sticker affixed to the card vertically, creating cards with more limited aesthetic value. Upper Deck Aaron Rogers rookie cards, on the other hand, feature fluid designs that incorporate the autograph sticker very well.
You can also review a more detailed breakdown of the best Aaron Rodgers rookie cards via our top list.
Top Aaron Rodgers Rookie Football Cards
Easily one of the most popular and coveted Aaron Rodgers rookie cards, SPA features a jersey swatch and an on-card autograph. Another huge part of the appeal is the rarity, as the SP Authentic offering is limited to just 99 copies.
This is a beautiful card featuring multiple swatches of memorabilia and a bold autograph. Limited to 199 copies, the Aaron Rodgers rookie card from Exquisite competes head-to-head with his other high-end rookie cards for top billing.
While theΒ sticker autograph is not ideal, the lower print run and brand appeal help this Aaron Rodgers rookie card. Limited to 250 serial-numbered copies, the SPx card also features a swatch of game-worn jersey.
Aaron Rodgers Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
- 2005 Absolute Memorabilia Retail #180
- 2005 Bowman #112
- 2005 Playoff Prestige #151 SP
- 2005 Score #352
- 2005 Topps #431
- 2005 Topps Bazooka #190
- 2005 Topps Chrome #190
- 2005 Topps Draft Picks and Prospects #152
- 2005 Topps Heritage #344 SP
- 2005 Topps Total #483
- 2005 Topps Turkey Red #221
- 2005 Upper Deck #202
- 2005 Upper Deck ESPN #101
- 2005 Upper Deck Kickoff #91
- 2005 Upper Deck Mini Jersey Collection #72
- 2005 Upper Deck Rookie Debut #126
- 2005 Upper Deck Rookie Materials #91
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
- 2005 Absolute Memorabilia #180 #/999
- 2005 Donruss Classics #210 #/999
- 2005 Donruss Elite #101 #/499
- 2005 Donruss Gridiron Gear #113 #/399
- 2005 Leaf Certified Materials #162 #/1000
- 2005 Leaf Limited #151 #/250
- 2005 Leaf Rookies and Stars #201 #/799
- 2005 Playoff Honors #111 #/699
- 2005 Throwback Threads #192 #/999
- 2005 Throwback Threads Retail Foil #192 #/999
- 2005 Ultra #202 #/599
- 2005 Upper Deck Legends #101 #/725
- 2005 Upper Deck Portraits #101 #/425
- 2005 Upper Deck Reflections #300 #/299
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2005 Bowman's Best #129 Autograph #/199
- 2005 Bowman Chrome #221 Autograph #/199
- 2005 Playoff Contenders #101 Autograph #/530
- 2005 SP Authentic #252 Autographed Jersey #/99
- 2005 SPx #223 Autographed Jersey #/250
- 2005 Topps Finest #151 Autograph #/299
- 2005 Topps Pristine #146 Autograph #/100
- 2005 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection #106 Autographed Jersey #/199
- 2005 Upper Deck Foundations #260 Autograph #/175
- 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #284 Autograph #/199
- 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #242 Autograph #/99
- 2005 Zenith #180 Autograph
Aaron Rodgers Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Aaron Rodgers 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.Β
Cut Signature Exemplar
Aaron Rodgers Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Aaron Rodgers autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless ofΒ the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- Over-sized letter "A" with an overlapping letter "r"
- Angled line connecting to letter "R"
- The start of the letter "R" in Rodgers resembles an upsidedown letter "l"
- Open loop in the letter "r" continues into something resembling a "g"
- He often includes his jersey number "12" but not always
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