Andrew Luck has quickly become the most talked about prospect in all of sports.  The Stanford quarterback has a few rookie cards that collectors are trying to get their hands on.  So far we have seen a few Andrew Luck rookie cards sell for more than $50 and the kid has not played in one NFL game yet.  He has all the hype that Stephen Strasburg had in baseball two years ago.  Some of the most talked about Andrew Luck andrew-luck-rookie-cardfootball cards that are selling well on Ebay are numbered art cards and the 2011 SI for Kids rookie.  Some of these cards are gorgeous and have been selling very well online.

Buying Andrew Luck Rookie Cards

One of the main problems collectors will have when trying to buy Andrew Luck rookies is the competition they are going to have to try to purchase them at decent prices.  Quarterback’s have always been popular cards to collect but Andrew Luck rookie cards maybe some of the most watched cards in the hobby.  Topps, Upper Deck and Panini are probably going to flood the market with his cards next year releasing hundreds of variations and autographs.  Buyers should be careful when it comes to paying the right price for the Stanford stars cards.

Condition First

Not all Andrew Luck cards will be treated the same.  Buyers should pay close attention to the condition of these cards when they become more readily available in the near future.  Collectors have to pay close attention to the corners, centering, and surface of cards to make sure they are getting their money’s worth.  Autographed Andrew Luck cards will be some of his most popular collectibles but because they have been handled by him condition issues may arise.

What will be the Best Luck Rookie of 2012?

This is one of those questions that everyone wants to know.  It is almost impossible to tell until all of his rookie cards hit the market and collectors decide which one’s they would rather own.  In most cases individually numbered cards that have a very low print run become the most popular rookie cards of a given player.  Autographed cards and jersey cards have also become very popular over the years.  These cards are a great place to start when looking for the best Andrew Luck football cards.

Topps refractors have become some of the most popular cards in the hobby. Luck will surely have a plethora of refractors ranging from signed variations to colored refractors that are limited in production.  Topps Andrew Luck rookies as well as the chrome versions will have the best chance of becoming his most valuable cards. Topps will almost certainly include a few Andrew Luck 1 of 1 variations that will surely fetch thousands of dollars on Ebay.

Alan Karpuch

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

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