While his attitude and off-field antics occasionally overshadowed his greatness, it is hard to question the athletic ability and on-field success of Randy Moss. The first-ballot Hall of Famer is widely considered of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. Collectors have not forgotten the controversial player, or the Randy Moss rookie cards.
Best remembered for his time with the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots, Randy Moss also had less memorable stints with the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers. Nevertheless, in his prime, few could match Moss' ability.
Although collectors have plenty of options from throughout his career, the early cards for Moss remain the top draw. Outside of the obvious preference for Randy Moss rookie cards, another reason for this is that Randy Moss autographs were regularly included in sets during the start of his career in the 1990s. However, they largely stopped for years before picking up again in 2016.
For more early choices, view a complete Randy Moss rookie card checklist.
Top Randy Moss Cards of All-Time
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The first of several popular parallels from Randy Moss' rookie season, the unique look of E-X2001 has made it a collecting favorite across several sports. The base version can be found for more reasonable amounts, but the Essential Credentials parallels are where the top values are located, if you can actually find one.
Randy Moss has two of these rare editions, including Essential Credentials Future (#/6) and the Essential Credentials Now card below, which has 55 copies.
Next up, Flair Showcase consists of four tiers, or Rows, each with a different dual image and layout for Randy Moss. There are also Legacy Collection parallels, numbered to 100, for all four card versions.
Arguably the top overall choice for Randy Moss rookie card collectors, 1998 Playoff Contenders was the start of the Rookie Ticket autographs that have become a prominent fixture in the hobby. Making it even more appealing, the reported print run for the Moss autograph is just 300 copies. Much more affordable and easier to locate, Moss also has many subset and insert cards in Contenders. This includes unsigned Rookie Ticket cards.
Showcasing Randy Moss during his time with Marshall University, the Autographics insert has aged well. In addition to the base version with black ink, there is also a blue ink parallel, hand-numbered to 50.
One of the top Randy Moss rookie cards, the Future Watch subset in 1998 SP Authentic includes dual images of Moss and is numbered to 2,000. A limited die-cut parallel brings the print run down to just 500 copies.
Also available in 1998 SP Authentic, the Player's Ink Randy Moss autograph offers a sizable green signing area and is a top rookie-year autograph. There is also a silver version, hand-numbered to 100.
1998 SPx Finite presents another quality base rookie card for Randy Moss and is also one of the more affordable cards on the list. The main version is numbered to 1,998 copies, and there is a Radiance (#/1700) and Spectrum parallel (#/325). Moss has two other subset cards in the base set, as well, including The New School (#321) and Uncommon Valor (#369).
Offering a more plentiful Randy Moss autograph from his rookie year, the simple 1998 Topps design is limited to a narrow football border on the right. Like all the early autographs for Randy Moss, the big draw is the on-card signature.
Even many years later, Passing the Torch remains a popular insert line with collectors, and for good reason. In 1999 and 2000 Donruss Elite, Moss was paired with two receiving greats. The 1999 combo included Cris Carter and Randy Moss. Although the print run is 1,500 copies, only the first 100 cards were signed. 2000 Donruss Elite followed that up with a Jerry Rice and Randy Moss dual. The listed print run is 500, but only the first 50 cards were signed this time.
Very tough to track down, 2008 Bowman Sterling brought collectors a dual card with Tom Brady and Randy Moss. The two put up some impressive numbers together, but were unable to win a Super Bowl before Moss was let go. Still, the card is very significant. The two were also paired in 2008 Finest and 2009 Topps.
Starting in 2016, Randy Moss autographs once again returned to the hobby, including many premium releases like Flawless and Immaculate.