I haven’t searched on eBay in a while for Manning autographs, but decided to see how much they have come down since the injury. I was pretty surprised that some of his lower end autographs were sitting at the $40-50 range. Again, like in my last post, I have a hard time accepting that his card is worth $50 while someone like Tim Tebow’s you can’t find for under $150. I understand the aspect of supply and demand, I also understand if someone is the center of the media their cards will go for more, but please tell me that my faithful readers would not ever under any circumstance want a Tebow over a Manning for their personal collection.
I know that if I ripped a pack of wax and found a Tim Tebow autograph, I would sell it in a heartbeat. I only want great players in my collection. Guys where I can look at their stats (even for one or two years) and think they were one of the best in the game. I just can’t do that with Tebow, yes he had a great record as a starter, but his stats were horrific. Plus if you’ve seen him play, his decision making ability is not good. Now look at Manning, he is a sure fire Hall of Fame quarterback who has multiple MVPs. Even if he never plays another down, he goes in the Hall and should be considered one of the 10 greatest players of all time.
So to get back to what I was originally trying to get across is that Manning autographs and his cards in general are really cheap right now. This is without a doubt a buy low, figuring that his cards will bump when he retires. What I don’t want in my collection is a Manning autograph on anything that isn’t Colts related since let’s face it a Redskins or Cardinals uniform on him would look as normal as this: