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 Bronze Peyton Manning RC Rookie SGC 9 w/ 10 AUTO

Watchers: 44  
# of Bids: 23
Current Bid: $247.5
Auction Ends: 30-Jul-2024 02:07
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1998 ULTRA EXCLAMATION POINTS PEYTON MANNING RC Rookie BGS 9.5 Gem Mint TG+

Watchers: 33  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $140.5
Auction Ends: 28-Jul-2024 00:07
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2187 Peyton Manning 1998 Upper Deck Encore 1 RC Rookie BGS 9.5

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $56
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 03:07
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1998 Topps Autographed GOLD Parallel #A10 RC Auto ROOKIE POP 1 Signed SGC Mint 9

Watchers: 31  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $820
Auction Ends: 29-Jul-2024 02:07
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1998 Score Showcase Series Artist Proof Peyton Manning BGS 9.5 Rookie RC HOF

Watchers: 31  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $55.89
Auction Ends: 26-Jul-2024 19:07
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PEYTON MANNING 1998 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE COLTS #1 PSA 10 Q1569

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 29
Current Bid: $202.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 03:07
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PEYTON MANNING PSA 10 1998 FLAIR SHOWCASE FOOTBALL #3 ROOKIE SHOWTIME ROW 3 RC

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $112.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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HUGE 400+ MIXED SPORTS CARD LOT AUTOS RELICS ROOKIES STARS SER# MLB NBA NFL 6

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $29
Auction Ends: 23-Jul-2024 23:07
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1998 Bowman Peyton Manning Rookie Card #1 - Hall of Fame - PSA 10 GEM MT

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $86
Auction Ends: 29-Jul-2024 01:07
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1998 Bowman Chrome Interstate #1 Peyton Manning Colts RC Rookie HOF BGS 9 w/ 9.5

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $24.5
Auction Ends: 23-Jul-2024 02:07
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1998 Topps Finest Peyton Manning Rookie Card RC #121 BGS 9.5 Colts GEM MINT

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $42
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 02:07
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PSA 10 GEM MINT 1998 BOWMAN CHROME #1 Peyton Manning ROOKIE CARD RC Perfect

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $112.5
Auction Ends: 29-Jul-2024 02:07
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1998 Topps Chrome - #165 Peyton Manning (RC)

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $250
Auction Ends: 29-Jul-2024 01:07
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1998 Topps - #360 Peyton Manning (RC) PSA 10 💥🔥💥🔥💥

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $160.5
Auction Ends: 26-Jul-2024 18:07
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PEYTON MANNING PSA 9 1998 FLAIR SHOWCASE FOOTBALL #3 ROOKIE ROW 2 SHOWSTOPPER RC

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $22.68
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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PEYTON MANNING PSA 8 1998 SKYBOX PREMIUM FOOTBALL #231 ROOKIE COLTS RC 3852

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $13.38
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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1998 Fleer Ultra #201 Peyton Manning Colts Rc Rookie Hof Psa 10 Gem Mint

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $126
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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JOHN ELWAY 1984 TOPPS FOOTBALL #63 RC ROOKIE CARD DENVER BRONCOS

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $16.51
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 02:07
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1998 TOPPS #360 PEYTON MANNING ROOKIE RC PSA 8

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $21.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 01:07
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1999 Football Bowman Hobby Factory Sealed Box 24-10 Card Packs

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $50
Auction Ends: 24-Jul-2024 00:07
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HUGE 400+ MIXED SPORTS CARD LOT AUTOS RELICS ROOKIES STARS SER# MLB NBA NFL 4

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $9.5
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 23:07
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Rare Peyton Manning 1998 Bowman Chrome Preview Refractor BGS 8.5 Rookie #BCP1 Rc

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 27-Jul-2024 18:07
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PEYTON MANNING 1998 TOPPS CHROME #165 RC ROOKIE CARD INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MINT

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $26.88
Auction Ends: 30-Jul-2024 03:07
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JUSTIN JEFFERSON 2020 PANINI MOSAIC #270 GREEN PRIZM RC ROOKIE CARD

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $3.25
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 02:07
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1998 FLEER BRILLIANTS SHINING STARS SHINING STARS #9 PEYTON MANNING ROOKIE PSA 9

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $31.01
Auction Ends: 22-Jul-2024 00:07
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