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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PEYTON MANNING 1998 BOWMAN RC ROOKIE BLUE FOIL ON CARD AUTOGRAPH COLTS AUTO SP

Watchers: 62  
# of Bids: 33
Current Bid: $217.5
Auction Ends: 04-Oct-2022 02:10
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1998 Bowman Chrome Preview Refractor Peyton Manning RC Rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

Watchers: 46  
# of Bids: 14
Current Bid: $83
Auction Ends: 27-Sep-2022 04:09
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Peyton Manning 1998 Bowman's Best Chrome RC PSA 10 Rookie Card #112

Watchers: 37  
# of Bids: 20
Current Bid: $102.5
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 01:09
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1998 Topps Chrome Football #165 Peyton Manning PSA 9 graded rookie card

Watchers: 31  
# of Bids: 16
Current Bid: $121.5
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 01:09
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1998 Topps Finest Peyton Manning RC Rookie W/Coating PSA 10 Gem #121 HOF

Watchers: 24  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $21.5
Auction Ends: 28-Sep-2022 02:09
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Peyton Manning RC PSA 10 1998 Bowman #1 Rookie HOF QB colts / broncos

Watchers: 23  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $113.61
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 00:09
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1998 Bowman Chrome Football #1 Peyton manning BGS 9 graded rookie card Colts

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $26
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 02:09
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1998 Topps Football #360 Peyton Manning PSA 10 graded rookie card Colts

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $405
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 02:09
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1998 Skybox EX 2001 Stardate 2001 #15 Peyton Manning RC Rookie Mint PSA 9

Watchers: 18  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $9.5
Auction Ends: 29-Sep-2022 03:09
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1998 Fleer Ultra No. 201 Peyton Manning RC ROOKIE CARD SP Short Print PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $15.49
Auction Ends: 01-Oct-2022 01:10
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Huge 120+ Peyton Manning Rookie Refractor SP Parallel Inset Card Collection Lot

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $1.25
Auction Ends: 29-Sep-2022 01:09
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1998 SP AUTHENTIC MAXIMUM IMPACT #SE11 PEYTON MANNING RC HOF PSA 10 A3443194-762

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 30-Sep-2022 00:09
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1998 Finest Peyton Manning RC!! PSA 9!! FLAWLESS 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $26.78
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 01:09
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Peyton Manning RC 1998 UD Black Diamond PSA 9 Mint Rookie - Single Diamond

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $13.5
Auction Ends: 27-Sep-2022 00:09
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1998 Topps #360 Peyton Manning Rookie Card PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $16
Auction Ends: 03-Oct-2022 02:10
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2021 Prizm Football - Peyton Manning - Red & Black Checker Board - #30 SP !!!

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $12.5
Auction Ends: 27-Sep-2022 02:09
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1998 Topps Chrome #165 Peyton Manning RC Rookie PSA 8

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $16.5
Auction Ends: 29-Sep-2022 03:09
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1998 TOPPS CHROME #165 PEYTON MANNING RC HOF PSA 9 A3443968-437

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $12.62
Auction Ends: 01-Oct-2022 01:10
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1998 Topps #360 Original PEYTON MANNING Rookie Card RC HOF MINT NO598

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $16.5
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 01:09
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Peyton Manning RC 1998 Topps Finest ROOKIE Card #121 Unpeeled Colts HOF

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $6.5
Auction Ends: 29-Sep-2022 03:09
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PEYTON MANNING 1998 SCORE #233 ROOKIE FOOTBALL CARD PSA 9 MINT

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $11.5
Auction Ends: 28-Sep-2022 01:09
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1998 Topps Peyton Manning #360 PSA 8 RC Rookie Card

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 3
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 26-Sep-2022 01:09
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300+ Card PSA 10 LeBron Burrow Judge Tatis Jersey #d Insert Prizm RC Auto Lot

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $41
Auction Ends: 29-Sep-2022 20:09
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1998 Bowman Peyton Manning RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT HOF 💎

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 03-Oct-2022 00:10
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1998 Topps Stadium Club Peyton Manning RC #195 PSA 9 MINT HOF

Watchers: 10  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $9.5
Auction Ends: 30-Sep-2022 00:09
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