Updated 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket Tracker: The Gold Rush Continues

March 09, 2011

It’s no secret by now that the pioneering Golden Ticket redemption treasures buried randomly inside packs of 2010 Playoff Contenders Football have created a frenzied collecting buzz across America since they first hit the market more three weeks ago.

Every card pulled is nothing short of an industry-wide event, complete with the staggering auction prices to prove it. The Golden Tickets for Dez Bryant and Aaron Rodgers sold for more than $2,200, respectively, while cards of Peyton Manning, Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith have each eclipsed the $1,500 barrier.

In an effort to keep everyone up to date on this exciting cross-country gold-dig, we’ve created the following list of all known Golden Tickets that have been pulled to date, including sales information when possible. We’ll update this list periodically as more Golden Tickets surface.

We profiled the two lucky collectors who pulled the Sam Bradford and John Elway Golden Tickets last weekend. Today we add a few more precious-metal monuments to the list, including Reggie Wayne and Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookies Gerald McCoy and Mike Williams.

Player                                    Pulled From                                                                Current Status
Mark Sanchez                       SMP Sports Cards, Grapevine, Texas                    Sale Price: $1,238.37
Troy Aikman                        New England Sports Cards, Amherst, N.H.
Eli Manning                           Croton Falls, N.Y.                                                         Sale Price: $925
Aaron Rodgers                    Buffalo, N.Y.                                                                    Sale Price: $2,277
Philip Rivers                         Bleachers Sports Cards, Abington, Mass.           
Roger Staubach                   Columbia Sports Cards, Vancouver, Wash.       Sale Price: $1,500
Chris Johnson                      All Pro Sports Cards, Stow, Ohio                            Sale Price: $998.88
Peyton Manning                  Newark, Delaware                                                        Sale Price: $1,525
Dexter McCluster                Chris’ Sports Cards, Allentown, Pa.                      Sale Price: $948.88
Jimmy Clausen                    Gil’s Infield, Duncanville, Texas                             Sale Price: $835
Tim Tebow                             All C’s Collectibles, Aurora, Colo.
Steve Young                         First and Goal Sports Cards, Allentown, Pa.      Sale Price: $1,005.88
Dez Bryant                             Franklin, Wis.                                                                 Sale Price: $2,280
Brett Favre                            Goldy’s Sports Collectibles, Freehold, N.J.       eBay Auction Link
Carson Palmer                     Killeen, Texas
Antonio Gates                      Sayre, Pa.
Rob Gronkowski                  Naperville, Ill.
Aaron Hernandez               Scottsdale, Ariz.
Golden Tate                           Bristol, Va.
Eli Manning                           San Diego, Calif.                                                             eBay Auction Link
Sam Bradford                       Wonder Water Sports Cards, Clearwater, Fla.
John Elway                           Port Jefferson, N.Y. 
C.J. Spiller                             Ontario, Canada                                                             Sale Price: $1,150
Emmitt Smith                      Plattsburgh, N.Y.                                                           Sale Price: $1,550
Terry Bradshaw                  Tokyo, Japan
Gerald McCoy                      Sioux City, Iowa                                                            eBay Auction Link
Mike Williams                      Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reggie Wayne                      Hunstville, Ala.