Peyton Manning Cards, Rookie Cards and Memorabilia Buying Guide

Peyton Manning

Date of Birth: 3/24/1976
Rookie Card Year: 1998
Investment Rating: 7.5


Peyton Manning is one of the most consistent players in NFL history. His strong play and accomplishments over the years have made him an elite option for collectors and one of the most pursued quarterbacks in the league today. As such, Peyton Manning cards and memorabilia command premium sales prices on the secondary market.

Up until the 2011 season, Peyton Manning cards were one of the safest investments a football collector could make. However, a neck injury resulted in a lost season, plenty of uncertainty, and ultimately, a change of scenery. After missing the entire 2011 season, Manning got a fresh start with the Denver Broncos where expectations were high. A Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks did not diminish the expectations, but given his age, the window is closing for Peyton Manning.

The move from Indianapolis to Denver has given a great deal of renewed life to Peyton Manning cards and memorabilia. And considering he has already earned a guaranteed spot in the NFL Hall of Fame, Peyton Manning cards are a great investment option for the long haul even if he is unable to add another Super Bowl title to his amazing list of accomplishments.

Key Peyton Manning rookie cards are noted below and a full checklist can be viewed using the tab above.

Top Peyton Manning Rookie Cards

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1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs Peyton Manning RC #87

Peyton Manning's Playoff Contenders Ticket autograph is easily his most sought after first-year card thanks to the on-card autograph and low print run of 200 copies. If you are looking for the crown jewel of Peyton Manning cards to add to your collection, look no further. But expect to pay a hefty sum if you are able to find one of these rare gems.

1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph Peyton Manning #87

1998 SP Authentic Peyton Manning RC #14 #/2000

Showcasing his youthful appearance, Manning's 1998 SP Authentic rookie card is a perfect reminder of how long he has been in the league. The portrait shot shows Manning patiently waiting for his chance to take the league by storm. The base card is numbered out of 2000 and there is also a die-cut parallel that is numbered out of 500.

This is probably the most recognizable of all Peyton Manning cards. And it doesn't hurt that its got the SP Authentic brand name behind it, which has long been a collecting favorite.

1998 SP Authentic Peyton Manning RC

1998 SPx Finite Peyton Manning RC #181 #/1998

Another one of the most sought-after serial numbered Peyton Manning cards, it was made all the more valuable because of how rare numbered cards were back in the 90s. At the time, it naturally helped distinguish the more elite brands. The SPx Finite card portrays a common profile action shot and the glossy finish makes smudges and chipping more obvious.

1998 SPx Finite Peyton Manning RC

Top eBay Listings

1998 Playoff Contenders Pennants Green Peyton Manning ROOKIE #42 BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

1998 Playoff Contenders Pennants Gold Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC 98 PSA 10 (PWCC)

1998 Playoff Contenders Ticket Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC AUTO #87 PSA 9 MT (PWCC)

1998 Playoff Momentum Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC #98 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)



1998 Skybox Thunder Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC #239 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

1998 SP Authentic Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC 2000 #14 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

1998 SP Authentic Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC 2000 #14 BGS 10 PRISTINE (PWCC)

1998 SP Authentic Special Forces Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC 1000 PSA 10 (PWCC)

1998 Stadium Club Football Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC #195 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

1998 Stadium Club 1st Day Issue Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC 200 #195 PSA 10 (PWCC)

PEYTON MANNING - 1998 Topps Gold Label Rookie #20 RC Football Card MINT

1998 Stadium Club One Of A Kind Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC 150 #195 PSA 10 (PWCC)

1998 Stadium Club Co-Signers Dan Marino Peyton Manning ROOKIE AUTO PSA 10 (PWCC)

1998 Topps Chrome Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC #165 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. I have two cards I am looking to sell.

    1998 Fleer Brilliants Peyton Manning 24k Gold #3 of 24

    and Topps/Bowman 2005 one-of-a-kind Jered Weaver draft pick magneta printing plate BDP167

    Both cards are in mint condition “perfect” 10 no flaws or defects. They are kept in a cool dry safe in double layered shields.

    minimum price for both cards is $3,500

  2. I have question i made mistake of selling my 98 sp authentic rookie card that was as good as it gets. I had to send it back to the comapny when i got it from a pack because of peeling at the top. They sent me another in place of it hand numbered #1 with the letter that came with it. I have not seen another. I do not see anything on them value wise. I did see somthing in tuff stuff years later that said only 11 were made. If thats the case what would the value be so i can kick myself in the ….lol

  3. Oh im sorry Peyton manning sp authentic rookie #1 of the hand signed ones . I think it was gold ink and came with the letter from upper deck. I always think about getting it back. My big mistake I made in collecting. It was my very first pull i got out of one pack. I figured this would be the Honus wagner of football cards in years to come. And the card was perfect when i got it. All except the factory defect which they gave me another for. I would say it was easily a 10 and im sure its value is much more than others i see listed.
    Curiosity is killing me on its value? Thanks Peter

  4. A card is only worth what someone will pay! And Anthony…nobody cares about what you want to sell! Go to eBay..

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