Prices for 2005 Aaron Rodgers rookie cards have steadily climbed the last couple months with collectors and fans anticipating another big year from the Packers QB. In July, Sports Card Radio ranked his RC's as the #1 hottest football cards on eBay and to get September started a huge hit from '05 Bowman Chrome is currently for sale on eBay.
The gold refractor parallels are serial numbered 1/1 (stamped on the back) and a big sticker autograph of Rodgers is on the front of the card. It's the most watched trading card on eBay across all sports and bidding is fast approaching $2k. Autograph rookie cards of popular QB's explode in value when that player is hot. Rodgers is being drafted very high in fantasy football leagues and the Packers appear to have one of the better teams on paper going into the 2010 NFL season. All this bodes well for collectors who bought cards of Rodgers when he was backing up Brett Favre from 2005-2007 because prices have been climbing since 2008 when Aaron took over as starter.
Most of that product from 2005 is fairly dreadful if I remember right. I've opened some of the Bowman Chrome and a lot of the Finest from that year and the rookie class is really thin. Rodgers has emerged as the big name and sellers should be taking every opportunity to cash in and sell high if that's what they choose to do. Also, if you sell boxes on eBay, be sure to take a look at the wholesale pricing for the 2005 products to see if you can now hype it up and sell it for a profit. The stuff from 2005 was dirt cheap for a few years and some wholesalers don't update their pricing as much as others so you might be able to find a good deal. 2005 Finest Football boxes have 3 mini boxes and a box topper which can all be re-sold individually for profit if you can get the right price. Make sure to mention that Rodgers rookie cards have gone through the ceiling the last couple months to entice bidders.
2005 BOWMAN CHROME AARON RODGERS RC AUTO TRUE 1/1
Current Price: $1,985.00
Final Price: $2,570.00
Auction Ends: September 8