I have a vested interest in Jamaal Charles this season as I took him in the 3rd round in one of my fantasy football leagues. Collectors may want to start taking a look at the Kansas City Chiefs running back because his cards could be poised for a huge pop if he runs wild this season.
Coming into the 2010 season, Charles was in the coaches doghouse because he came into camp apparently out of shape and even less motivated. Old man Thomas Jones was brought in to share some of the workload and the carries might be split 50/50 to start the season. The last four games of 2009 Charles flashed the potential that made him a 3rd round pick in 2008, his rushing yards in those games were: 143, 154, 102 and a 25 carry - 259 yard - 2 TD performance to cap off the season.
A 2008 Upper Deck Exquisite Jamaal Charles rookie autographed patch card is treading toward the bottom of the most watched cards on eBay. Take a look at the prices for Chris Johnson's 2008 Exquisite rookie card during the time he was on his way to a 2000 yard season in '09. You'll notice that the serial numbered versions to /75 were selling for around $200-450 depending on how nice the card was. The three and four color patch cards will command a premium on eBay. This Charles 08 UD Exquisite RC is only a two color patch, but if the price is right and he runs well in 2010 the investment could pay off huge in a few short months. Also note that the card is serial numbered 25/75 and Charles currently wears #25 for the Chiefs although on the card he is wearing #29.
Update: Card taken off eBay by the seller.
08 Exquisite JAMAAL CHARLES Auto RC Patch 25/75
Current Price: $26.00
Final Price: ???????
Auction Ends: September 5