Peyton Manning rookie cards have stood among the hottest football cards in the entire hobby from the moment they debuted in the fall of 1998.

It’s not hard to see why, either.

After all, Manning had turned in a stellar college career at Tennessee and stood toe-to-toe with Ryan Leaf in the battle to be the number-one overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft.

Manning had a few things working for him on that front, not the least of which was a stellar pedigree as the son of long-time Saints quarterback Archie Manning and would-be-superstar (if not for a congenital neck problem) Cooper Manning.

As the draft neared, debate raged about which of the two QBs the lowly Indianapolis Colts would take with the first pick.

While many considered Leaf to have better skills and a higher ceiling, most considered Manning to be more ready to step into an NFL pocket and lead a rebuilding team.

And that’s how it played out.

The Colts took Manning with that first pick, leaving Leaf (ha!) to the San Diego Chargers and setting up the most glorious decade in the history of Indianapolis football (at least so far).

Over the course of 13 seasons in Indy, Manning set all sorts of records and battled Tom Brady for the title of “greatest ever” for most of his run.

Even after leaving the Colts to finish his career with four seasons with the Denver Broncos, Manning kept raising the bar, including an amazing 55 touchdown passes in 2013, a record that still stands.

All in all, Manning won five NFL MVP awards and two Super Bowls, and he picked up 14 Pro-Bowl and seven All-Pro selections along the way.

With more than 71,000 passing yards and 539 TD tosses, Manning sailed into the Hall of Fame in 2021.

His football cards — and especially his rookie cards — are Canton-worthy, too, and they have burned bright on the hobby landscape without pausing to so much as take a breath since all the way back in 1998.

Even today, Manning’s RCs bring big bucks and plenty of attention whenever they come up for sale, and collectors keep them right at the top of hobby hot lists. As active, vivid proof of that, here are the hottest, most watched Peyton Manning rookie cards on eBay right now. This list is updated every few minutes, too, so check back often!

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1998 Topps Chrome #165 Peyton Manning Refractor Rookie BGS 9 Mint

Watchers: 64  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $355
Auction Ends: 22-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Peyton Manning /100 BGS 8.5 #3 RC Rookie

Watchers: 57  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $455
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 UD Choice Peyton Manning Prime Choice Reserve Rookie RC #11/100 PSA 8

Watchers: 41  
# of Bids: 29
Current Bid: $262
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 Skybox Premium Intimidation Nation #10 Peyton Manning PSA 9 Mint Rookie RC

Watchers: 39  
# of Bids: 18
Current Bid: $177
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Flair Showcase #3 Peyton Manning Row 0 Rookie RC /250 PSA 9 Mint

Watchers: 36  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $255
Auction Ends: 22-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Peyton Manning Rc Bowmans Best Autographs Atomic Refractors #7A Graded 9.5

Watchers: 36  
# of Bids: 13
Current Bid: $21.5
Auction Ends: 21-Apr-2024 23:04
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1998 Bowman PEYTON MANNING #1 Golden Anniversary /50 RC Rookie SSP RARE! SGC 9

Watchers: 36  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $400.88
Auction Ends: 22-Apr-2024 01:04
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2017 Panini Prizm T.J. WATT Rookie Card Silver Prizm SP RC #216 TJ STEELERS!

Watchers: 35  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 18-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 Collector's Edge Supreme Peyton Manning Auto OC #263/500 RC Rookie Colts

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 27
Current Bid: $122.5
Auction Ends: 20-Apr-2024 00:04
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1998 Peyton Manning Rc Playoff Contenders Tickets RED #87 Graded 8.5

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $8
Auction Ends: 21-Apr-2024 23:04
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1998 Peyton Manning Rc Collectors Edge First Place Rookie Ink Auto #23A Mint 9

Watchers: 30  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $13.5
Auction Ends: 21-Apr-2024 23:04
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1998 SCORE SHOWCASE ARTIST'S PROOF #PP123 PEYTON MANNING RC HOF PSA 10

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $257
Auction Ends: 22-Apr-2024 00:04
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PEYTON MANNING 1998 UD CHOICE 256 RC ROOKIE CHOICE RESERVE COLTS PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $51
Auction Ends: 21-Apr-2024 03:04
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1998 FINEST PEYTON MANNING #121 RC ROOKIE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $41.78
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 03:04
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1998 Stadium Club Peyton Manning Rookie Card RC #195 SGC 10 Colts

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $16.5
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 02:04
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PSA 10 1998 Leaf Rookies & Stars Crusade #66 Peyton Manning Purple /100 POP 14!!

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 12
Current Bid: $365
Auction Ends: 22-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Topps Chrome Peyton Manning Rookie RC #165 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $29
Auction Ends: 22-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Bowman Chrome Peyton Manning #1 Rookie RC HOF Indianapolis Colts GEM MINT

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $13
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 20:04
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Peyton Manning 1998 E-X2001 Football Star Date 2001 #15 Colts Gem Mint BGS 9.5

Watchers: 22  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $12.06
Auction Ends: 23-Apr-2024 03:04
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1998 Bowman Chrome #1 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts RC Rookie PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $32.27
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 02:04
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41501769 PEYTON MANNING 1998 Bowman Chrome 1 RC Rookie PSA 10

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $80.69
Auction Ends: 22-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 Skybox E-X2001 Peyton Manning Star Date 2001 Rookie RC #15 SGC 9 Colts MINT

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $31
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 01:04
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(6) 1998 PEYTON MANNING RC ROOKIE MENT LOT W/TOPPS GOLD BOWMAN COLTS

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $13.5
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 03:04
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2010 Topps Chrome Draft Picks: #360 Peyton Manning RC NM-MT OR BETTER *GMCARDS*

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $6.08
Auction Ends: 18-Apr-2024 05:04
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1998 Leaf R & S Freshman Orientation Peyton Manning RC Rookie /2500 PSA 10

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $38.51
Auction Ends: 17-Apr-2024 02:04
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