Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Tracker: Four More Discovered
It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly inside packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market more than a month ago.
Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Tickets for Dez Bryant, Aaron Rodgers and John Elway sold for more than $2,000, respectively, while cards of Peyton Manning, Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith have each eclipsed the $1,500 barrier.
In an effort to keep everyone up to date on this exciting cross-country gold-dig, we’ve created the following list of all known Golden Tickets that have been pulled to date, including sales information when possible. We’ll update this list periodically as more Golden Tickets surface.
We profiled the two lucky collectors who pulled the Sam Bradford and Elway Golden Tickets two weeks ago. We also showed you the video of the collector who paid $1,550 for the Emmitt Smith Golden Ticket receiving his prize. Today we add four more precious-metal monuments to the list in the legendary Jerry Rice, Tony Romo, Rolando McClain and Ryan Mathews.
In a related note, it appears that the Rodgers Golden Ticket that originally sold for $2,277 has resold for a staggering $3,500.
Player Pulled From Current Status
Mark Sanchez SMP Sports Cards, Grapevine, Texas Sale Price: $1,238.37
Troy Aikman New England Sports Cards, Amherst, N.H.
Eli Manning Croton Falls, N.Y. Sale Price: $925
Aaron Rodgers Buffalo, N.Y. Sale Price: $3,500
Philip Rivers Bleachers Sports Cards, Abington, Mass.
Roger Staubach Columbia Sports Cards, Vancouver, Wash. Sale Price: $1,500
Chris Johnson All Pro Sports Cards, Stow, Ohio Sale Price: $998.88
Peyton Manning Newark, Delaware Sale Price: $1,525
Dexter McCluster Chris’ Sports Cards, Allentown, Pa. Sale Price: $948.88
Jimmy Clausen Gil’s Infield, Duncanville, Texas Sale Price: $835
Tim Tebow All C’s Collectibles, Aurora, Colo.
Steve Young First and Goal Sports Cards, Allentown, Pa. Sale Price: $1,005.88
Dez Bryant Franklin, Wis. Sale Price: $2,280
Brett Favre Goldy’s Sports Collectibles, Freehold, N.J. eBay Auction Link
Carson Palmer Killeen, Texas
Antonio Gates Sayre, Pa.
Rob Gronkowski Naperville, Ill.
Aaron Hernandez Scottsdale, Ariz.
Golden Tate Bristol, Va.
Eli Manning San Diego, Calif. eBay Auction Link
Sam Bradford Wonder Water Sports Cards, Clearwater, Fla.
John Elway Port Jefferson, N.Y. Sale Price: $2,075.77
C.J. Spiller Ontario, Canada Sale Price: $1,150
Emmitt Smith Plattsburgh, N.Y. Sale Price: $1,550
Terry Bradshaw Tokyo, Japan
Gerald McCoy Sioux City, Iowa eBay Auction Link
Mike Williams Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reggie Wayne Hunstville, Ala.
Jerry Rice RDC Sports Cards, Cranford, N.J. eBay Auction Link
Tony Romo The Dugout, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Ryan Mathews Mount Joy, Pa.
Rolando McClain Danville, Calif.