The 2013 NFL playoff teams have treasure trove of quality rookie cards that should be on the radar of most collectors and investors.  These football cards may double or triple in price if these new young superstars can take their teams to the Super Bowl.  GMA will breakdown which players to watch out for.  We will breakdown the star players from each team and which of their rookie cards maybe worth buying.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals will have to play the Houston Texans in the first round of the AFC playoffs.  They are definitely the underdogs going into Saturday’s matchup.   Here is a list of the Bengals top players that maybe impacted by an upset victory.

  • Andy Dalton -2011 rookie cards
  • A.J. Green- 2011 rookie cards
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis-  2009 Topps Rookie

Houston Texans


The Texans are the favorites in the first round of this week’s AFC playoff game against the Bengals. Many experts believe they are the team to beat in the AFC.  The Texans do have some questions marks on defense but should have enough offensive firepower to overcome the Bengals in the Wild Card game.  Here is a list of the Texans op players that maybe worth buying.

  • Arian Foster – 2009 rookie cards
  • Matt Schaub – 2004 rookie cards
  • Andre Johnson – 2003 rookie cards
  • J.J. Watt – 2011 rookies

Green Bay Packers

The Packers have all the weapons they need on the offensive side of the ball.  With that being said the defense has some issues that they will have to resolve to get back to the Super Bowl.  The Packers have more than a few players that are worth buying.  Here are just a few of their hottest players.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are probably this year’s surprise playoff team.  They have taken advantage of Adrian Peterson’s amazing season.  Peterson has played in beast mode almost every game this year and was only 9 yards away from breaking Eric Dickerson’s NFL rushing record.  Here are a few Vikings football cards worth watching.


Indianapolis Colts

The Colts were great this year and Andrew Luck played like a 10 year veteran.  They will have andrew-luck-rookie card-press-passto beat a tough Ravens team in the first round of the playoffs but don’t be surprised if they pull it off.  The Inspired Colts may have what it takes to upset the Ravens this year.  Here is a list of some of their best players that are worth taking a look at.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have a lot to play for.  Ray Lewis just announced that he will be retiring after this season which gives the Ravens something and someone to play for.  The Ravens are loaded with talent.  Now it is just a questions of they can put it all together.

  • Joe Flacco – 2008 rookie cards
  • Ray Rice- 2008 rookie cards
  • Ray Lewis – 1996 rookies
  • Ed Reed – 2002 rookies
  • Torrey Smith- 2011 rookie cards
  • Anquan Boldin- 2003 RC Cards

wilson rookie cardSeattle Seahawks

Seattle has been downright incredible in the second half of the season.  They have blown out almost every opponent that they have played down the stretch.  The Seahawks come into the playoffs with a balanced attack and a rookie quarterback playing like a veteran Pro-Bowler.

Washington Redskins

The Skins bet the franchise on Robert Griffin III and may have hit the jackpot.  Griffin has led the Redskins into the playoffs and maybe real Super Bowl contenders in the NFC.  The Redskins have a few players worth taking a look at. Here are just a few.

  • Robert Griffin III – 2012 rookie cards
  • Alfred Morris – 2012 rookie cards
  • Santana Moss- 2001 rookie cards
  • Pierre Garcon- 2008 rookies

Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning has had another MVP season and has shown that he is as healthy as ever.  peyton-manning-rookieThe rejuvenated Manning has some serious offensive weapons.  The Broncos can put up points fast and have a Super Bowl defense that nobody wants to play.  Here are some of their top player rookie cards worth buying.

New England Patriots

The Patriots seem to be in the hunt every year.  With Tom Brady at the helm you can understand why.  The Patriots have a lot of weapons including an effective running game which they lacked in past tom-brady-hot-cardyears.  The Defense has come together as well making the Patriots a real Super Bowl contender.

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have been the most consistent team this year.  They have been solid all year and have a ton of talent to get into the Super Bowl.  The Falcons were a little inconsistent on defense this year but all and all will be the team to beat in the NFC.  Here are some of the top players rookie cards to watch out for as the Falcons make their Super Bowl run.

  • Matt Ryan – 2008 rookie cards
  • Tony Gonzalez- 1997 rookies
  • Michael Turner  – 2004 RC cards
  • Julio Jones – 2011 rookie cards
  • Roddy White – 2005 RC cards

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are one of the most dangerous teams in the NFC.  The 49ers are led by a rookie quarterback who maybe what gets them to the promise land or the reason why they fall short.  The Niner’s defense is possibly the best in the NFC.  They have a ton of weapons and maybe the favorites in the NFC.

This is the time of the year when football card investors can make great money buying the right players.  Speculators that buy the right cards in the right condition can make a pretty penny.  Buyers should make sure not to get caught up in the hype of playoffs and buy only cards of players that they think will have great careers.




Alan Karpuch

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

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