Here is the thing about the playoffs. Everyone automatically receives a ton of value just for playing well. So, with that, there are a lot of underrated players in value that will be worth taking a look even after being eliminated. The post season just does a lot of weird things to people’s perception of what they should buy. Here are some of my top guys.
There is no more underrated hobby player right now than him, if not only because he plays for a widely collected team and is the best at his position. Scary to think that the RB position is so dead that there is this much of a gap. QBs who play even remotely well get enormous value as long as they have a good public image or fame. Murray gets none of this. Tony Romo goes through a lot of the same issues because of his reputation, which is similarly odd. Even though the Cowboys were eliminated, Murray had a great game, and should get a lot more consideration.
More non-QBs getting killed on the open market because collectors dont care. Hilton put up some monster games this year, including some on national TV, and still has no one that will pay anything for his cards. Its really starting to surprise me, as he is easily the only other Colts player worth collecting right now.
For a QB that won a ring, he is beyond underrated. The issue is that he might have one of the most vanilla personas of all the top QBs in the league, which is why no one cares to buy his cards. He played very well, despite late picks, and very few people that even thought twice of considering him among even the better players available to collect. Beware with everything Flacco, as 2008 was the year that had the most issues with fake patches.
I am continually baffled by how few people collect receivers, as said above, as they are usually some of the more dynamic players on the field. Demaryius Thomas is a TOP reciever and plays for a top team, but still loses hobby value because he isnt Dez Bryant and isnt a QB. I think he deserves more credit.
I think that there hasnt been many players that have played the way he has coming down the stretch. He is either first or tied for first in just about every category that matters. He really should have more value as he could be one of the top RBs left in the playoffs come the end of today.
As the playoffs continue, especially as we get closer to the Super Bowl, many more things will change. Only goes to show how important these games really are.