The 2013 football card season was one of the worst in memory.
There were no big rookies and as a result all the products suffered. This was made even worse by the fact we came off one of the better rookies years in recent memory.
2013 also called attention to one cold hard fact about football cards, rookies in particular and that is…
It’s all about the QBs.
When we say 2012 was a good rookie year we mean a good rookie QB year.
They already have 5 pro bowls and a Super Bowl ring between them.
…last year we had Geno Smith…
His RPM up there sells for less than $20 and he is a WR! one of the illustrious skill positions!
Even Eddie Lacy…
…another ROY winner (NFL awards are very confusing) and the big rookie RB has rookie autos for less than $20. The guy rushed for almost 1200 yards and 11 TDs! Not to mention he plays for a team with a rabid fan following,
Sure the hobby isn’t all about money but come on. The bottom dropped right out of the non QB card market last year.
There is some hope this year but the decline is troubling.
Perhaps the fact so many football players have careers cut short by injury and the continues concerns over concussions has collectors being cautious.
No matter what I am gonna be a little tighter with my FB card money this coming season… who am I kidding, no I’m not and neither is anyone else.