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 SP Authentic Future Watch #14 Peyton Manning RC Rookie /2000 PSA 10

Watchers: 63  
# of Bids: 15
Current Bid: $2900
Auction Ends: 28-Apr-2024 03:04
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1998 COLLECTOR'S EDGE 1ST PLACE ROOKIE INK PEYTON MANNING BLUE HOF ON CARD AUTO

Watchers: 44  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $79
Auction Ends: 25-Apr-2024 22:04
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2004 Peyton Manning Rc Auto Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade /25 Graded 9

Watchers: 32  
# of Bids: 11
Current Bid: $91.99
Auction Ends: 28-Apr-2024 23:04
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❗️MASSIVE Football Card Lot 2500+ Prizm Mosaic Rookie Select Auto #'d Patch HUGE

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $117.5
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Topps Chrome #165 Peyton Manning RC - PSA 10

Watchers: 29  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $418.07
Auction Ends: 27-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Leaf Rookies & Stars Peyton Manning signed #233 RC BGS Authentic Auto 10

Watchers: 28  
# of Bids: 35
Current Bid: $405
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 03:04
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1998 Topps Chrome Peyton Manning RC Colts Rookie Draft Picks #165

Watchers: 28  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $78
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 Bowman Chrome Preview #BCP1 Peyton Manning Colts RC Rookie HOF PSA 10

Watchers: 27  
# of Bids: 17
Current Bid: $40.69
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Topps Finest Peyton Manning Jumbo Refractor Rookie RC #2 Colts With Coating

Watchers: 26  
# of Bids: 5
Current Bid: $6.5
Auction Ends: 28-Apr-2024 01:04
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2003 Peyton Manning Rc Auto SP Signature Autographs Red Ink /100 Graded 9 Mint

Watchers: 25  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $49
Auction Ends: 28-Apr-2024 23:04
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1998 Upper Deck Black Diamond Peyton Manning Rookie Diamond Single PSA 10 Colts

Watchers: 21  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $15.5
Auction Ends: 01-May-2024 00:05
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1998 TOPPS CHROME #165 PEYTON MANNING RC HOF NM *327638

Watchers: 20  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $31
Auction Ends: 25-Apr-2024 18:04
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1998 Upper Deck Choice #193 Peyton Manning Colts RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

Watchers: 19  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $20.51
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Topps Finest Peyton Manning Future's Finest Refractor RC /75 BGS 9 POP 13

Watchers: 17  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $5.5
Auction Ends: 05-May-2024 02:05
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1998 Topps Stadium Club Peyton Manning RC PSA 10 Gem Mint READ

Watchers: 16  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $6
Auction Ends: 29-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 Metal Universe Peyton Manning Rookie Card #189 PSA 10 GEM! Colts Volunteers

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 10
Current Bid: $28
Auction Ends: 04-May-2024 01:05
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1998 Collector's Edge First Place Rookie Ink #23A PEYTON MANNING RC BGS VG-EX 4

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $47
Auction Ends: 27-Apr-2024 11:04
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(2200+) HUGE NFL Football Card Lot! Stars, Rookies, Inserts, HOF!

Watchers: 15  
# of Bids: 4
Current Bid: $8.5
Auction Ends: 27-Apr-2024 01:04
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1998 Leaf Upper Deck Fleer Ultra Peyton Manning RC Lot of 4 Colts Rookies

Watchers: 14  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $20.5
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 02:04
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PEYTON MANNING PSA 10 1998 COLLECTOR’S EDGE PROMO ROOKIE COLTS HOF RC 4433

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 6
Current Bid: $6.5
Auction Ends: 29-Apr-2024 02:04
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1998 Fleer Ultra #416 Peyton Manning Colts RC Rookie HOF SGC 9 MINT

Watchers: 13  
# of Bids: 7
Current Bid: $12.5
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 02:04
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Peyton Manning Football Card Lot Rookies Numbered Inserts Jersey Topps Finest

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 8
Current Bid: $56
Auction Ends: 28-Apr-2024 01:04
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88296005 PEYTON MANNING 1998 Fleer Ultra #201 RC Rookie HOF PSA 8

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 9
Current Bid: $7.5
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 03:04
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Peyton Manning 1998 RC Donruss 209/2500 Ticketmaster DieCut W/ Faulk

Watchers: 12  
# of Bids: 2
Current Bid: $7.5
Auction Ends: 26-Apr-2024 00:04
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1998 Pacific Revolution Peyton Manning #58 Rookie Card RC HOF NM-Mint Colts

Watchers: 11  
# of Bids: 1
Current Bid: $1
Auction Ends: 27-Apr-2024 23:04
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