Ray Rice rookie cards are starting to go up in value as he has become the featured back of the Baltimore Ravens offense.  Ray is a gritty running back that has amazing quickness and power.  Ray is not only know for running the ball but also for his pass catching skills which makes him one of the best all-purpose backs in the NFL.  Many people believe that if Rice can stay healthy he will make a run at this years NFL’s MVP award.  The Ravens added to their offense by adding wide ray-rice-rookie-cardreceiver Anquan Boldin to the mix.  This will open up even larger holes for Rice to run which will give him outstanding opportunities for the big play.

Ray Rice rookie cards are sure to go up for all of these reasons.  Ray has a few football cards that are worth buying.  Some of these Ray Rice cards have been autographed or signed by the young superstar.  Here is a detailed list of the Top 3 Ray Rice rookie cards that you should be looking for. All of these cards will have up to date pricing and some of the most expensive Ray Rice rookies will be listed as well.

2008 Exquisite Ray Rice Rookie Card

These Upper Deck gems are worth their weight in gold.  All of these cards are autographed and numbered to only 199!  If that is not enough they also come with a unique game used piece of jersey worn by Ray Rice in a game.  These amazing cards give you not just a Ray Rice card but also a memorabilia card.  The only downfall to these cards is that they are a little pricey. They are currently selling for $300-$400 online depending on the condition the card is in.  A unique card and a great investment.

2008 Bowman Chrome Ray Rice Rookie card

Topps created an amazing product with the 2008 Bowman chrome set. The unique design and many variations give collectors a wide variety of Ray Rice rookies to choose from.  Some of these cards are the most expensive Ray Rice cards to date. Some of these variations include, Refractors, Autographs, Xfractors as well as colored variations that have been individually numbered.  The base card can be purchased for about $6-$10.   Some of the autograph cards can be purchased for $50-$200 depending on the color variation and the print run.  The smaller the print run the better.  You cannot get hurt buying any Ray Rice autographed rookies.

2008 Topps Chrome Ray Rice rookie card

Much like the Bowman chrome cards, Topps produced an amazing set.  The same variations exist like the Bowman chrome rookies and they are still very affordable.  You can find these base cards for $3-$5 on Ebay.  The refractors and signed refractors are about $50-$65.

Ray Rice RC’s have a chance of being the equivalent value of Chris Johnson rookie cards.  They are great buys at their current prices.  Now is a great time to buy Ray Rice football cards before his cards are untouchable.  If a Joe Flacco rookie card can reach $20 a card you can expect some of the base Bowman chrome and Topps Chrome Rice cards to have the same potential.

Alan Karpuch

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

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