Rookie Card Year: 2011
Investment Rating: 6.5
Mark Ingram was already a household name before he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2011 NFL Draft. The bruising running back from the University of Alabama racked up a National Championship and Heisman Trophy on his way to being a first round selection. Joining an already loaded Saints team, Mark Ingram cards were immediately targeted by collectors. Although he battled injuries throughout his rookie season, Ingram saw considerable work as the primary runner for the Saints and will continue to get solid carries for the next several years.
Mark Ingram cards should deliver consistent returns for collectors but expectations need to be reasonable. As a member of a pass-happy team, running is not the team's first thought. Ingram does not have the same makeup as other lead backs in the NFL, like Adrian Peterson. Another thing that will hold Mark Ingram cards back is the Saints' tendency to rotate their running backs and Darren Sproles already has the receiving back position locked up. With so many offensive weapons, Ingram will never be the main option but should fill his role admirably. Because he may not get the opportunity to be an elite performer, the best chance for Mark Ingram cards to increase in value would be based on postseason contributions.
The supply of authentic autographs for Ingram has not yet met the demand, and the vast majority of autographs can be found in card form.
Mark Ingram already has over 20 true rookie cards and that number will increase as new products continue to be released.
Top Mark Ingram Jr. Rookie Cards
Ingram's 2011 Crown Royale rookie card features an on-card autograph and large jersey piece. The crown design on the corners goes well with the Saints' color scheme and adds to the overall appeal, making it one of the most attractive and collectible rookie Mark Ingram cards.
The Rookies and Stars rookie features a large manufactured patch with an on-card signature by Ingram. The card is numbered to 299 and offers a huge signature surface.
Mark Ingram Jr. Rookie Card Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
Premium Rookie Cards
- 2011 Absolute Memorabilia #221 Autographed Jersey #/199
- 2011 Certified #271 Autographed Jersey #/299
- 2011 Crown Royale #217 Autographed Jersey #/199
- 2011 Panini Gold Standard #260 Autographed Jersey #/325
- 2011 Panini Gridiron Gear #R12 Autographed Jersey #/201
- 2011 Panini Threads #267 Autographed Jersey #/300
- 2011 Rookies and Stars #259 Autograph #/299
- 2011 Timeless Treasures #187 Autograph #/265
- 2011 Topps Triple Threads #114 Autographed Jersey #/99
Mark Ingram Jr. Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Mark Ingram Jr.'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.