Appreciating Tim Tebow’s Greatest Hits: A Gallery Full of His Best Rookie-Year Cards

December 19, 2010

Editor’s note: This gallery highlighting some of Tim Tebow’s most desirable rookie-year football cards originally appeared on The Knight’s Lance in December 2010, on the eve of Tebow’s first career start against the Oakland Raiders. Given his riveting performance in leading the Denver Broncos to victory over the New York Jets on Thursday night, we felt it was worth revisiting. 

Tim Tebow has been leading the 2010 NFL trading card movement since his Panini America football cards first hit the market way back in April. This afternoon in Oakland, he’ll finally get his chance to lead the Denver Broncos. At long last, Tebow will enter an NFL game, his rookie season’s 14th, as a starting quarterback. To honor that huge career milestone for one of the game’s most scrutinized and most collected players, we felt a massive gallery featuring  some of Tebow’s best football cards was in order.

What follows is a stunning assortment of Tebow’s greatest Panini America trading cards from his 2010 rookie season, both those that are already on the market and those that are coming. Personally, I’m pulling for the kind of vintage Tebow performance today in Oakland that compels you to go out and add some of these to your collection.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I already own many of them, much to the chagrin of my wife, who, it should be noted, is also excited about watching Tebow’s first start today.)

By all means, enjoy Tebow’s history-making start this afternoon. But before you do, enjoy this spectacular gallery of his best cards.