Joe Montana Rookie Card

Joe Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers for fourteen unbelievable seasons, during which he would set numerous records and win countless awards. Throughout his career, Montana would win two MVP awards, four Super Bowls, and finish as one of the greatest players in NFL history. Around the time of Montana’s rookie season, football cards had begun to become moe popular, and, thus, the 1981 Topps set, which his rookie card is a part of, was produced in very large numbers. Although there are many Joe Montana rookie cards in existence, the 1981 Topps Joe Montana rookie card remains one of the better rookie cards of all time.

There have been over 11,000 different 1981 Topps Joe Montana rookie cards graded by the PSA alone.  In 2009, one Joe Montana rookie card sold at auction for more than $65,000, the sale was, however, of the only example graded by Beckett at BGS 10, a major reason for the astronomical price. Of the 11,000 graded Joe Montana rookie cards, less than seventy have received the grade of PSA 10, and these cards have sold for upwards of $5,000. There have been, however, more than 1,100 Joe Montana rookie cards graded at PSA 9, so these cards are far less scarce and thus less valuable. These usually sell for around $250. Those graded at PSA 8 are also far less valuable and usually sell in the neighborhood of $100.

Although there is a huge price disparity between those graded at PSA 10 and those just one or two grades below, the highest graded cards are the best potential investments. Although the cards graded at PSA 10 will most likely appreciate the most in the long term and present a massive potential for profit, the high prices they demand are probably not attractive to many collectors.  Those graded '9' by PSA or  BGS can be purchased for less than $300 will be far more popular with collectors. Most grades, however, will reward investors with profit.

Montana's status as the top quarterback of the 1980s, when he led the Niners to so much success, makes him popular with those who grew up watching him or those who appreciated his remarkable career as adults.  Many believe he's among the top three or four quarterbacks of all time and some think he's at the top of the list.  High grade Joe Montana rookie cards surely will hold their own over time, despite the large number of available specimens.

JOE MONTANA 1981 TOPPS ROOKIE #216 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT VERY RARE HOF 49ERS
JOE MONTANA 1981 TOPPS ROOKIE #216 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT VERY RARE HOF 49ERS $5,624.99
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $5,624.99
1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana - PSA 8
1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana - PSA 8 $160.00
Time Remaining: 22d 11h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
1981 Topps #216 - Joe Montana Rookie - PSA 7 NM - Football Card
1981 Topps #216 - Joe Montana Rookie - PSA 7 NM - Football Card $99.95
Time Remaining: 23d 11h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $99.95
1981 TOPPS #216 ~ JOE MONTANA ROOKIE CARD ~ BGS GRADED NM+ 7.5 (49ers HOF RC)
1981 TOPPS #216 ~ JOE MONTANA ROOKIE CARD ~ BGS GRADED NM+ 7.5 (49ers HOF RC) $64.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 1m
PSA 9 (Mint) 1981 TOPPS FOOTBALL WAX PACK - Joe Montana & Monk RC Rookie
PSA 9 (Mint) 1981 TOPPS FOOTBALL WAX PACK - Joe Montana & Monk RC Rookie $124.99
Time Remaining: 28d 9h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $124.99
Joe Montana 1981 topps rc psa nm 7
Joe Montana 1981 topps rc psa nm 7 $61.00 (27 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h
1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie #216 BGS 9 Mint PSA 9 SGC 96 49'ers HOF RC
1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie #216 BGS 9 Mint PSA 9 SGC 96 49'ers HOF RC $540.00
Time Remaining: 17d 17h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $540.00
1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana RC! BGS 8 NM-MT! San Francisco 49ers!
1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana RC! BGS 8 NM-MT! San Francisco 49ers! $99.99
Time Remaining: 16h 58m
1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC #216 PSA 9 MINT
1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC #216 PSA 9 MINT $724.95
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $724.95
1981 Topps Joe Montana #216 RC Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT
1981 Topps Joe Montana #216 RC Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT $179.99
Time Remaining: 21d 2h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
1981 JOE MONTANA TOPPS ROOKIE RC #216 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT+ **9.5 CENTERING**
1981 JOE MONTANA TOPPS ROOKIE RC #216 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT+ **9.5 CENTERING** $6,500.00
Time Remaining: 18d 12h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $6,500.00
1981 81 JOE MONTANA TOPPS ROOKIE #216 BGS 8.5
1981 81 JOE MONTANA TOPPS ROOKIE #216 BGS 8.5 $224.99
Time Remaining: 13d 10h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $224.99
1981 TOPPS # 216 JOE MONTANA RC Rookie HOF BGS 8.5 NM-MT+
1981 TOPPS # 216 JOE MONTANA RC Rookie HOF BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ $210.00
Time Remaining: 8h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $210.00
1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie BGS 8.5
1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie BGS 8.5 $279.00
Time Remaining: 27d 9h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $279.00
1981 topps joe montana rookie psa 8
1981 topps joe montana rookie psa 8 $199.99
Time Remaining: 14d 8h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie #216 PSA 7 (Great Centering) -0670
1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie #216 PSA 7 (Great Centering) -0670 $119.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $119.00
1981 TOPPS #216 JOE MONTANA RC ROOKIE PSA 10 GEM MINT F6525570
1981 TOPPS #216 JOE MONTANA RC ROOKIE PSA 10 GEM MINT F6525570 $17,700.00
Time Remaining: 27d 7h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $17,700.00
Joe Montana Autographed Signed 1981 Topps Rookie Card 49ers With Stats PSA/DNA
Joe Montana Autographed Signed 1981 Topps Rookie Card 49ers With Stats PSA/DNA $399.00
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC #216 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ HOF
1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC #216 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ HOF $197.00
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $197.00
1981 Topps Joe Montana #216 San Francisco 49ers BGS BCCG 7
1981 Topps Joe Montana #216 San Francisco 49ers BGS BCCG 7 $59.99
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $59.99

« Previous12345

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *