All the NFL cards you could ever want

The NFL is one of the biggest sports in America, so naturally, it’s also big in the world of trading cards. eBay has stacks of NFL trading cards to choose from, including rare individual items and boxes of the newest season’s cards.

How to buy NFL cards

There are a couple of different ways to buy NFL cards, and it really depends on your budget or how serious you are about collecting. Some people only focus on buying cards they think will appreciate in value over time. Others love the concept of collecting, so they try and get as many cards as they can. Here are some options:

  • Buy packs: Each year, brands like Panini release new sets and you can get a few random cards in a hobby pack. It’s a great way to get started.
  • Boxes: Boxes are much larger, generally comprising a number of sealed, brand-new packs inside. A good way to kickstart your collection. 
  • Bulk listings: Many people sell NFL cards in bulk, so you may be able to get a large amount to start your collection, or even an entire set.
  • Individual cards: If you’re missing certain cards from any season, it always pays to check eBay. You’ll always find unique and sometimes rare cards for sale individually.

Different NFL card collections

Much like the world of basketball cards, soccer cards and UFC trading cards, the Panini Group has somewhat of a monopoly on the market these days, having been granted the official NFL licence for trading cards. However, there are other brands from the past that you can still find on eBay. Here are some of the popular collections you can find:

  • Panini Prizm
  • Panini Donruss
  • Panini Mosaic
  • Fleer
  • Topps Stadium
  • Skybox
  • Panini Origins
  • Panini Illusions
  • Panini Absolute

As you can see, there are many different sets. Many of these are released for each NFL season, so it’s probably a wise move to focus on one particular collection. But if you’ve got the time and the money, you could collect multiple sets each season and build quite a valuable collection for future years.