With Preseason NFL Football now underway, the 2008 football card market is continuing to heat up in the collecting world. Collectors have also taken note of one of the biggest moves in the History of the NFL, with Brett Favre becoming a member of the New York Jets.
One of the entertaining things about preseason football is paying attention to the performance of rookies and young players. The performance in preseason games may not determine which rookies will have strong NFL seasons, but it can give collectors an indication of who they may want to hang on to. For example, last night the stock of Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower grew as he looked extremely quick and powerful on the field. Hightower also received praise from starting running back Edgerrin James, who was quoted during the game to say that he and Hightower would be a strong 1-2 punch this season.
Or what about the performance of Robert Meachem last night? The Saints 2007 first round pick has many collectors excited that are holding his 2007 rookies, especially after he broke the century mark and found the end zone last night. If you are busting boxes of new 2008 football products, look out for some of the lesser known rookies. Whether it is 2008 Upper Deck Football, the new Donruss Classics, or you’re waiting to tear into Topps Chrome, remember that even if your RC pull isn’t Darren McFadden you may have a hit on your hands.
Who are you collecting in 2008?