Clay Matthews rookie cards have become a popular football cards in the hobby. Matthews has become one of the best outside linebackers in the NFL. His flamboyant play has made him one of the most likable athletes in sports. The Green Bay Packers are happy that he is on their team instead of an opposing divisional rival. With this week’s victory over the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers are on their way to the playoffs.  They will need Clay Matthews to be the dominant force that he has been all year if they are going to advance to the Super Bowl.  One of the amazing things that are very uncommon in football Clay Matthews Rookie Cardcard collecting is that Matthews is a defensive player.  In most cases defensive players do not get the notoriety that they deserve.  This causes their football cards to sell for much less money than offensive stars like Adrian Peterson rookie cards or Aaron Rodgers rookies.  Players like Deion Sanders and Clay Matthews break that trend and become great investments.  Clay Matthews rookie cards are very inexpensive and quality investments.  His All-Pro play will help his football cards continue to rise in value in the near future.  So what are the best Clay Matthews rookie cards to buy?  Here is a detailed list of some of the best Clay Matthews rookie cards and some of his most expensive cards to date.

Best Clay Matthews Rookie Cards

2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Clay Matthews Rookie

There are a few different variations to these great cards produced by Upper Deck.  Almost all of the variations are individually numbered and hand signed.  One of the variations is numbered to only 5.  This scare Clay Matthews rookie card sell for over $500 in Mint 9 or better condition.  This makes it one of the most expensive Clay Matthews rookie cards and of the hardest to find.  The scarcity will continue to draw investors and help this cards value in the future.  This Clay Matthews football card is an outstanding investment if you are willing to spend the money.

2009 Playoff Contenders Rookie ticket autograph

This short printed autograph Clay Matthews rookie card also has a lot of upside.  These cards are not easy to find which will help keep collectors paying top dollar if they are going to want to get their hands on one of these gems.  If you have the money you can expect to pay around $250 for one of these RC cards.

2009 Topps Clay Matthews Rookie 

These great football cards are not really scarce but they are very affordable.  These football cards can be purchased for around $2 in bulk.  These cards make great investments because of their price points.  Because many hobbyists and collectors can afford it we have seen the demand for these cards grow rapidly.  The Topps Clay Matthews rookie card is pretty easy to find in Mint or better condition.  Pay close attention to the centering though as many were printed poorly.

Clay Matthews Autographed Football Cards

Matthews has some incredible autographed cards.  Many of these cards actually sell for more money than his rookies. Buyers can expect to pay $25-$35 for these gems.  His electric fan base helps his signed cards sell for more money than some of the other defensive players in the league.

As Clay Matthews rookie cards get the attention they deserve collectors can expect to make nice returns on their investments.  Much like Aaron Rodgers rookie, Matthews RC cards will rise as the Packers move further along in the playoffs.  You can expect Clay Matthews rookie cards to double in value if the Packers are fortunate enough to get to the Super Bowl.

Alan Karpuch

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

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