Emmitt Smith rookie cards have been getting a lot of attention since his Hall of Fame induction this year.  The great Cowboys back gave an amazing speech surrounded by his Hall of Fame teammates, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.  Emmitt made sure to thank his great offensive line as well a tearful thank you to his longtime friend and teammate Darryl Johnston. Emmitt Smith football cards have been popular with collectors.  He has few different rookie cards that have been steadily going up over the past few years as fans begin to appreciate Smith’s accomplishments over his career.  So what are some of the best Emmitt Smith rookie cards to buy?  Here is a list of the top 3 Emmitt Smith rookie cards with their current values.


1990 Score Supplemental Emmitt Smith rookie card

This is Emmitt Smith’s best rookie card.  You can find these football cards on Ebay in Gem MT 10 condition for about $300-$350.  These cards are condition sensitive due to the colored border.  A great card and a great investment.

1990 Topps Traded 

This is one of the more affordable Emmitt Smith rookies.  Most of these Emmitt Smith football cards are in very good condition as they are pulled from factory sets.  You can find these rookie cards for about $5.00.

1990 Pro Set Emmitt Smith 

These Emmitt Smith rookie cards are fairly common.  They are condition sensitive due to the poor paper stock and blue colored borders.  Beware of border chipping as well.  Expect to pay $100 for a Gem MT 10 version of these cards.

1988 Burger King Emmitt Smith Florida Gators rookie card

This is another great Smith rookie that has him in his UF Gators uniform.  This card was produced by Burger King and distributed in Gainesville.  You can find these Emmitt Smith football cards un-graded for about $35.

Autographed Emmitt Smith football cards

These are also great collectibles.  Upper Deck and Topps have seen the immense popularity of the great Cowboys back that they have created products that have included Emmitt.  Expect to pay about $75-$100 for any Emmitt Smith autograph card.

Alan Karpuch

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

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