The Daily: 2004 Playoff Contenders Ben Roethlisberger RC Autograph


The Card: 2004 Playoff Contenders Ben Roethlisberger RC Autograph #106

2004 Playoff Contenders Ben Roethlisberger RC

Ben Roethlisberger is at the point in his career where questions of how long he can last arise every few weeks. It’s the same with a lot of long-time quarterbacks (not to mention some younger ones who are struggling, for that matter). And while we know and recognize Big Ben is on the backside of his playing career, there are still games like last night that make you think he can go on forever (if forever means several more years).

Last night against the Carolina Panthers, one of the better defensive teams in the NFL this season, Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns en route to a 52-21 trouncing.

The football card world was in a different place in 2004, Roethlisberger’s rookie season. But one constant among his Rookie Cards is the Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph. With the quarterback’s legacy long established, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear the high-grade copies of the card are well into four figures now. For someone really wanting to test the market or make a splash, the one-of-one Championship Ticket parallel is listed on eBay with a $29,999.99 price tag.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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1 comment

  1. Bilko Glasier 26 July, 2019 at 14:51

    I could never understand why Playoff Contenders was such a popular set for rookie cards. I didn’t care for he design or sticker autos. As far as 2004 sets go Ultimate Collection & SPA were my fave. Sticker auto sets from 2004 I really liked 2004 UD Reflections . I remember I opened a ton of 2004 Reflections boxes, some nice cards in that set.

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