Andrew Luck will forever be judged against the hype he created coming out as the number one pick. Now that we are more than a fourth of the way through the start of his rookie season, the comparisons are going to start, especially when you consider that the best rookie QB ever played just last year. Cam Newton will be the measuring stick for as long as his records stand, and Luck looks like he is going to have at least a shot at besting some of those marks. One of the things that Newton has struggled with is achieving wins, and with a win over both Minnesota and Green Bay now on his resume, Luck has a nice little campaign so far this year.
So far, collectors have made him one of the most valuable rookie quarterbacks ever to play, and that is even ahead of guys like Newton or even Matt Ryan from years past. Of course, he still has a very long way to go, but that hasnt stopped the speculation. Check out some of these ridiculous prices:
Luck has a skill set unlike what we have seen in many years, and even going up against his draft partners in Robert Griffin III and even Russell Wilson hasnt slown down his incredible rise to the top of the rookie class. Its crazy to see how much even the most common of cards can surprise in the value they attain. With Chrome coming out later this month, could his cards be the most valuable Chrome base rookie in the last five to ten years? Put RGIII and Luck on a card, and all of a sudden you have a windfall of cash changing hands. Its nuts.
No doubt, when you attract the attention that he has coming out of school, its going to be tough to have a go at it without everyone watching. Now that he has beaten two very good teams this year, he has already accomplished some of the things that Newton was not able to do last year on his way to all those records. I liked Luck a lot prior to the draft, but obviously his prominence was not a secret.
Prospecting a guy like him or even RGIII is useless, especially in a sport that has little to no room for mistakes and careers can end on one play. However, when play fluctuates like it does during the course of an NFL season, there is some money to be made.