A Chris Johnson rookie card maybe the best investment you can make in today’s hobby.  Chris has become one of the NFL’s most dynamic running backs.  He accomplished a feet that only a few Hall of Fame running backs have ever achieved by breaking the 2,000 yard mark in a season.  His break away speed has made him one of the fastest players in the NFL. Many feel that Johnson runs like the great Adrian Peterson, but lacks the power of Walter Payton.  So what are the best Chris Johnson rookie cards to buy?  Here is a detailed list of some of the best and most expensive Chris Johnson football cards with up to date information on their current values.

Top 3 Chris Johnson Rookie Cards of 2009

2008 Topps Chrome Chris Johnson Rookie Card

This is one of Johnson’s most popular cards in 2008.  Topps produced a few different variations of these amazing football cards which Chris Johnson rookie card autographinclude colored refractors which have each been individually numbered.  There are also a few other variations like Refractors and autographed cards.  The base cards can be purchased for about $7.00 while the autographed version you can buy for $125.00.    Before making a purchase make sure that you take a good look at the centering of these cards as many were printed off-center.

2008 Upper Deck Exquisite Chris Johnson RC

These are some of the most amazing collectibles that exist in the hobby.  The problem is not everyone can afford these football cards.  Upper Deck produced the Exquisite product for the high end collectors looking for autographed memorabilia cards.  Most of these Chris Johnson rookie cards are autographed and numbered sequentially.  Many of these cards also come with a game used jersey worn by Johnson embedded in the card.  There are so many different variations of these cards that it is very difficult to give an exact value, but most sell for $600-$1000 depending on the condition the card is in and how low of a print run exists.

2008 Playoff Contenders RC Ticket Autograph Chris Johnson RC Card

These rookie cards are also fan favorites.  You can find these Chris Johnson rookie cards for about $500 graded in Mint 9 condition or better.

These are just a few of the best Chris Johnson rookie cards that exist.  He has over 50 rookie cards that were produced in 2008.  Much like Adrian Peterson rookie cards and Ray Rice rookie cards, they are sure to get a lot of attention from collectors as he will battle for this years rushing title.  Chris Johnson cards will be the focus of most collectors this season as he tries to eclipse the 2,000 yard mark for his second consecutive season.

Alan Karpuch

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

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