WWE Legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Old Football Card Sells for Insane Price at Auction

Published 04/07/2021, 1:55 PM EDT


If you think collecting cards is a useless hobby, you’ll probably want to think twice. In a recent auction, a card featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just sold for a whopping $81,180! This card features ‘The People’s Champion’ during his days as a football player, and has grown immensely in value in modern times. 

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The insane figure at which this card sold for baffled Johnson himself, who had to give this a mention. In a recent post on Twitter, ‘The Brahma Bull’ joked at how the card value rose for his work off the pitch rather than on it. 

February 6, 2021: @TheRock rookie card sells for $45,100 on eBay, setting an all-time record for any of his cards

April 6, 2021: Just two months later, the card sells for $81,180 at @GoldinAuctions, almost 2x its previous record pic.twitter.com/hLZkzEfZwn

— Boardroom (@boardroom) April 6, 2021

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The mind-blowing part about this card is that it sold for $45, 100 on eBay two months ago. This means that the card almost doubled in value over the short time period, and was auctioned off by GoldinAuctions. 

For those of you that may not know, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a football player before joining WWE. He played for his college, the University of Miami, and even won the national championship with the team in 1991. 

Johnson was serious about a career in the sport and hoped to get drafted to one of the top sides. However, in the 1995 NFL draft, he went unpicked which made him rethink his career trajectory. 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now one of the most popular men

He then moved to WWE, following the footsteps of his father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, and enters the ring with a long way to go. Utilizing his fearless presence in front of the crowd and exceptional promo skills, Dwayne Johnson rose to the top of WWE as The Rock. 

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His legendary rivalry with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin carried WWE through the Monday Night Wars against WCW and his participation defined the Attitude Era. After a legendary stint in the company, he decided to pursue a different route, this time in Hollywood. 

As an actor, Dwayne Johnson landed some good initial roles and managed to build up his eruption before being cast as the leading role in blockbuster films. 

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

He is currently one of the most popular and influential personalities in the world, and there’s no doubt about anything being related to him taking a steep rise in value as time goes by. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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