Score Football Cards

Score Trading Cards from Donruss

Score football cards, owned by Donruss, serve as a flagship set for collectors around the world. While they were once fairly common, Score cards were discontinued for several years and then revived in 2005.

Despite their more limited distribution, football cards from Score continue to be a valuable item for collectors. The following list is designed to give an idea of the value and availability of various Score collectible cards.

2007 Score Football Factory Set

A box of these cards will contain 10 sets with a total of 440 cards (330 common cards and 110 rookie cards). On average, the consumer will find nine insert cards per box, with one autographed card and three numbered rookie cards. Among these, the Adrian Peterson rookie card is among the most valuable. A box of this set retails for $59.29.

2007 Score Select Football

Score Trading CardsReleased on July 25th, 2007, this set of cards retails for $4 per pack. Boxes, of course, are more expensive, but it�s a convenient way to ensure that you�ll get all the cards you want. Each box contains the following: 1 autograph, 2 scorecards, 3 rookies, 1 hot rookie, 1 gold zone and 1 franchise parallel. Each rookie card is serial numbered to 599.

Each box will also contain 1 autograph and at least 2 of the following cards:

  • Gold Zone
  • Red Zone
  • Artist�s Proof
  • Scorecard
  • Rookies
  • Hot Rookie Scorecard
  • Hot Rookies Gold Zone
  • Hot Rookies End Zone
  • Hot Rookies Artist�s Proof
  • Franchise Scorecard
  • Franchise Red Zone
  • Franchise Gold Zone
  • Franchise End Zone
  • Franchise Artist�s Proof

Top Rookies in this set include:

  • Brady Quinn
  • JaMarcus Russell
  • Adrian Peterson
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Brian Leonard
  • Antonio Pittman
  • Kenny Irons
  • Lorenzo Booker
  • Michael Bush
  • Calvin Johnson
  • Dwayne Jarrett
  • Dwayne Bowe
  • Ted Ginn Jr.
  • Steve Smith
  • Anthony Gonzalez
  • Sidney Rice
  • Greg Olsen
  • Craig Davis
  • Robert Meachem
  • Tony Hunt

2007 Score Select Football also contains the following card sets:

  • Select Common (Standard cards showing today�s top stars in action.)
  • Select Scorecard (Complete parallel to the base set. Serial numbered to 100 or less.)
  • Select Gold Zone and Select Gold Zone Signatures (The former is numbered to 50 or less, while the latter is limited to 40 or less.)
  • Select Red Zone and Select Red Zone Signatures (Much like the Gold Zone cards, except they are limited to 30 and 25 cards, respectively.)
  • Select End Zone and Select End Zone Signatures (Parallels serial numbered to 6 and 5, respectively).
  • Select Artist�s Proof (Includes a holographic gold foil accent. Serial numbered to 32 or less.)
  • Select Inscriptions (Holographic gold foil with an autograph. Limited to 1,000 or less.)
  • Select Rookies (Serial numbered to 599 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies (The 10 hottest rookies from the 2007 class, these cards are serial numbered to 749 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Scorecard (Parallels numbered to 100 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Gold Zone (Parallels numbered 50 or less.
  • Select Hot Rookies Gold Zone Signatures (Parallel to Select Hot Rookies featuring an autograph and serial numbered to 20 or less. )
  • Select Hot Rookies Red Zone (Parallel to Select Hot Rookies serial numbered to 25 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Red Zone Signatures (Parallel to Select Hot Rookies featuring an autograph and serial numbered to 10 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies End Zone (Parallel to Select Hot Rookies serial numbered to 6 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies End Zone Signatures (Parallel to Select Hot Rookies featuring an autograph and serial numbered to 5 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Artist’s Proof (Parallel to Select Hot Rookies serial numbered to 32 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Inscriptions (Parallel to Select Hot Rookies featuring an autograph. Serial numbered to 50 or less.)
  • Select Franchise (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 749 or less.)
  • Select Franchise Scorecard (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 100 or less.)
  • Select Franchise Gold Zone (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 50 or less.)
  • Select Franchise Gold Zone Signatures (Parallel featuring an autograph and serial numbered to 10 or less.)
  • Select Franchise Red Zone (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 25 or less.)
  • Select Franchise Red Zone Signatures (Parallel featuring an autograph and serial numbered to 5 or less.)
  • Select Franchise End Zone (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 6 or less.)
  • Select Franchise End Zone Signatures (Parallel featuring an autograph and serial numbered to 1.)
  • Select Franchise Artist’s Proof (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 32 or less.)
  • Select Franchise Inscriptions (Parallel to the base featuring an autograph and serial numbered to 25 or less.)

2006 Score – Score Football

This set of Score football cards was released on July 26th, 2006. A pack of the cards retails for $4.

Each box is guaranteed to include the following:

  • 3 rookie cards
  • 1 autograph card
  • 2 Scorecard cards
  • 1 Gold Zone card

Plus 5 others of the following:

  • Artist�s Proof
  • End Zone
  • Red Zone
  • Hot Rookies
  • Gold Zone
  • Rookies

Included in this set of cards are:

  • Common (Star players and rising performers.)
  • Select Common (Parallel to the base set.)
  • Select Scorecard (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 100 or less.)
  • Select Gold Zone (Parallel to the base. Serial numbered to 50 or less.)
  • Select Red Zone (Serial numbered to 25 or less.)
  • Select End Zone (Serial numbered to 6 or less.)
  • Select Artist’s Proof (Serial numbered to 32 or less.)
  • Select Inscriptions (Parallel to the base featuring an autograph. Serial numbered to 1,000 or less.)
  • Select Rookies (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 599 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies (Parallel to the base serial numbered to 749 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Scorecard (Serial numbered to 100 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Gold Zone (Serial numbered to 50 or less.
  • Select Hot Rookies Red Zone (Serial numbered to 25 or less.
  • Select Hot Rookies End Zone (Serial numbered to 6 or less.
  • Select Hot Rookies Artist’s Proof (Serial numbered to 32 or less.)
  • Select Hot Rookies Inscriptions (Parallel to the base. Features an autograph and are serial numbered to 50 or less.)

Value of 2006 Score Football Cards

To give you an idea of how Score cards appreciate, take a look at the value of these 2006 items. Prices were either taken from retail card sites or from eBay auctions.

  • Julius Jones – $0.50
  • Sam Gado – $0.75
  • Todd DeVoe (Rookie) – $0.75
  • Paul Spicer (Rookie) – $0.75
  • DeAngleo Williams (Rookie) – $2.50
  • Vince Young (Rookie) – $4.50
  • Reggie Bush (Rookie) – $6.50
  • Matt Leinart (Glossy Hot Rookie) – $4.50
  • Reggie Bush (Hot Rookies) – $7.50
  • Scottie Vines (End Zone 5/6) – $7.50
  • Matt Leinart (Glossy Rookie) – $7.00
  • Vince Young (Glossy Rookie) – $7.50
  • A.J. Hawk (Glossy Rookie) – $6.00

Value of Older Score Football Cards

Score Football Cards - Score Rookie Cards As with the listings above, the value of these older Score cards were gathered from retail card sites on the Internet and eBay auctions. You may have noticed that rookie cards and certified autograph cards are the most likely to increase in value over time.

  • 1989 Score Troy Aikman Autographed Authenticated Rookie Card $75.00
  • 1999 Score Inscriptions Jim Brown Autographed $80.00
  • 2002 Score Warren Moon Quarterback Challenge Jersey Card $5.00
  • 1998 Score Hines Ward Rookie Card #252 $19.95
  • 1999 Score Kurt Warner Supplemental Rookie Card $27.99
  • 2007 Score Calvin Johnson Rookie Card $17.99
  • 1989 Score Derrick Thomas Rookie Card $14.99
  • 1989 Score Deion Sanders Rookie Card $29.99
  • 2004 Score Eli Manning Rookie Card $14.99
  • 1989 Score Michael Irvin Rookie Card $11.99
  • 2003 Score Kyle Boller Rookie Card $12.99
  • 2005 Score Braylon Edwards Rookie Card $12.99
  • 2003 Score Justin Fargas Rookie Card $10.99
  • 1998 Score Brian Griese Rookie Card $12.99
  • 2004 Score Ben Roethlisberger Rookie Card $39.99

Notice that the authenticated Troy Aikman cards is only $5 less than the similarly autographed card of the legendary Jim Brown, who would presumably have fewer cards in circulation.

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