On the Eve of the Biggest Hobby Day in History?

Tomorrow, two games will be played that have three of the biggest rookies to ever take the field in the most important games of their young careers. Not only is the number one pick, Andrew Luck, playing with the possibility to win a playoff game, but two rookie quarterbacks in Russell Wilson and RGIII are as well. This has NEVER happened before, as far as I know. Even if it has, the rookies havent had the hype behind them that Luck and Griffin have.

With hobby values for all three QBs already pushing historic numbers, a win for them tomorrow could solidify them as the most valuable first year players in the hobby, ever.

Here is where they are now, check back this time tomorrow:

2012 Topps Finest Andrew Luck Auto Superfractor 1/1

2012 Topps Chrome Andrew Luck Red Refractor Auto /5

2012 Topps Strata Robert Griffin III Clear Cut Auto Logo Patch 1/1

2012 Topps Chrome Robert Griffin III Auto Superfractor 1/1

2012 Topps Platinum Russell Wilson Superfractor Logo Patch Auto

2012 Panini Black Russell Wilson NFL Logo Auto 1/1

Its only a matter of time before we get a true perspective on their longevity, as all three play in scenarios that showcase how fragile their success can be. After seeing the way Wilson and Griffin play, I have to give the edge to the pocket passer in Andrew Luck, even though he was responsible for so many turnovers this year. Griffin has already missed time this year, and we see how vulnerable Michael Vick has been in his career in a comparative playing style.

The only difference in the potential value in the hobby has proven to be that Wilson was a surprise to start the year, and many collectors didnt catch on until he started dominating in the last few weeks of the season. He quietly put together one of the best seasons in history for a rookie signal caller, and with the defense that Seattle has behind him, wins could come in bunches.

Next year is going to be a black hole of prospects, with no true offensive top pick to drive box values, and it only goes to show how incredible 2012 has turned out to be. Luck and Griffin’s eventual success may be pre-destined in some circles, but the legs this class has over the next few years, can hopefully give respite from the minimal potential I see for 2013. Here’s hoping one of them goes all the way. Maybe two of them?

One thought on “On the Eve of the Biggest Hobby Day in History?

  1. So much potential but definitely a lackluster performance by Luck. As far as Griffin III – can’t do much if you are hurt. But definitely still a let down. I think the Superfractor Autos of both will not recoup their purchase price for a while. Wish I unloaded my nice Griffin’s this week, may have peaked (?) Cousins may have lost some momentum too. We’ll see…

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