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Eli Manning rookie cards have been popular since he entered the league in 2003. Eli has led the Giants to a Super Bowl championship and is in the hunt for another one. The Giants are currently in first place and the NFC East. The Giants have a balanced attack with a great running game and some new young rookie receivers. These outstanding offensive weapons make it much easier for Eli Manning to excel. There are many different Eli Manning rookie cards that are worth buying. Eli Manning Rookie CardSome of the most expensive Eli Manning rookies have been autographed and individually numbered. If you are an Eli Manning football card collector you will surely want to add some his most precious rookie cards to your collection. The value of Eli Manning cards have dramatically increased since his Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. Manning rookie cards are worth much more than what they are currently selling for. Eli is still very young and will continue to get better as long as he stays healthy in the NFL. Here are some of the best Eli Manning rookie cards to date.

2004 Bowman Chrome Eli Manning rookie cards

2004 Bowman Chrome Eli Manning rookie is one of his most sought after football cards. There are many different versions that were created in the 2004 chrome set. Some of these variations include autographed versions that are individually numbered. Refractors also are available and are extremely rare. The red refractor was limited to only 10 cards in production. If you want to get your hands on one of these you can expect to pay over $1600. The gold 2004 Bowman chrome refractor is numbered to only 50. All of these cards have been hand signed by Eli Manning just like the red versions. These cards can be purchased for around $800 online. The 2004 Bowman chrome Eli Manning base card can be found for around $8-$10. Most of these cards are in good condition due to the quality of the card stock that they were produced with.

2004 SP Authentic Eli Manning 

This is another great Eli Manning rookie that you will surely want to get your hands on. These rookie cards were numbered only 299. All of these cards have been autographed and individually numbered. They also come with a unique game used jersey patch which makes it one of the nicest cards produced in 2004. You can find these cards online for around $400. These cards are great investments.

2004 Upper Deck Eli Manning Dual Autograph 

This is one of the most unique Eli Manning RC’s that you can purchase. The card is autographed by Eli as well as his Hall of Fame brother Peyton Manning. This Manning rookie card has a ton of potential because it has been signed by both of these outstanding football stars. You can find these cards online for around $350. If you are looking for a unique rookie card to purchase you will surely want to consider this one.

2004 SPX Autograph 

These football cards are amazing. Only 375 of these Eli Manning rookies have ever been produced. Each rookie card comes with a signature and a unique game used jersey worn by Eli Manning during a football game. These cards are extremely scarce and are very hard to find in good condition. Blue colored borders make these cards almost impossible to find Gem MT 10 condition. If you are lucky you can purchase one of these great rookie cards for about $200 on eBay.

2004 Topps Eli Manning Autographed Rookie 

The 2004 Tops signature card of Eli Manning is also very hard to find. They were randomly inserted in packs of 2004 Topps football cards. These cards are not numbered but are still hard to find in good condition. These cards normally sell for around $200 and are great investments. Much like every other Eli Manning rookie card these Topps cards are great investments.

If you are a Giants fan you are going to want to start buying Eli Manning rookie cards sooner than later. It Eli continues to put up the numbers that he is capable of expect, his rookie cards the possibly double in value in the near future. Much like Peyton Manning rookie the sky’s the limit when it comes to the value of any Eli Manning football card. Make sure that you shop around to find the very best price before you make a purchase. Consider the quality of the card and the condition that the card is in. Eli Manning rookie cards are some of the best investments that you can make in 2010.

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Alan Karpuch

Owner of GMA Grading Inc. Over 20 years experience in the sports card industry.

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