With the upcoming draft having quite the shortage of offensively gifted players, we going to have defensive superstars as the valuable cards in this rookie class. There has been precedence before, the draft of 2000 was a defensive heavy draft as well.
Guys like Courtney Brown and Lavar Arrington were the draft headliners and the card prices were nice and high, for the first few months, then quickly went down hill. If I have to take a guess I am assuming that we are going to be witnessing the same thing this year. A nice spike for the top five defensive players taken, then a quick drop off.
It’s even worse for offensive lineman. The autographs of the best offensive tackles in the league could be had for under $10. I’m talking about sure fire Hall of Famers. Guys like Joe Thomas, D’Brickeshaw Fergueson, Jake Long, you get the idea. We will probably see the usual crap, like guys who aren’t even on a roster fetching more money in autographed cards than defensive All Pros. Would you rather have a Nate Davis Exquisite rookie autograph or any autograph of Lawrence Taylor? They cost about the same for some of LT’s autographed cards.
Personally I’m sick and tired of paying premium dollars for marginal premium position players. Nope instead I’m collecting multiple Pro-Bowl non-premium position players. Sure my collection isn’t going to be strong from a dollar and cents point of view, but I know the players I will have are some of the best in the game.