Football’s Best with May Birthdays – Beckett Pricing Insider


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We are almost halfway through the month of May and I thought it would be cool to take a look at some of the best players that were born this month.

Johnny Unitas

Born: May 7th, 1933

Big Recent Sale: 2018 Panini Flawless Flawless Cuts 1/1 – $641

Unitas is considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. He threw for over 40,000 yards and 290 touchdowns. Being able to pull a cut autograph from him out of the highest priced product of the year should make anyone’s day.

Emmitt Smith

Born: May 15th, 1969

Big Recent Sale: 2018 Panini One Bronze /10 #113 – $300

2018 Panini One Bronze Emmitt Smith

The NFL’s rushing king will be turns 50 this year. He rushed for 18,355 and 164 touchdowns in his career. Even after years of retirement Smith’s autograph is still highly sought after in any product. Add in patches to that and you have one amazing card.

Joe Namath

Born: May 31st, 1943

Big Recent Sale: 1997 Upper Deck Legends Sign of the Times /100* #ST4 – $493

Broadway Joe will always have a larger-than-life image. Everyone will always remember the guaranteed win in Super Bowl III where he also won MVP of the game. Autograph cards from the late ’90s consistently fetch a higher premium and this one has seen its value rise recently.


Justin Grunert

Justin Grunert has been the football and racing analyst at Beckett since 2013. He has been collecting cards for 25 years and mainly collects baseball cards, football cards and movie memorabilia. Justin recently got a degree in Digital Video Production from Collin College in North Texas. His favorite sports teams are the Texas Rangers and the Green Bay Packers.

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