Adam Oates Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Adam Oates

Date of Birth: 8/27/1962
Rookie Card Year: 1987-88
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

As an elite NHL center and dynamic playmaker, Adam Oates cards and autographed memorabilia have a loyal following of fans and collectors. Best known as Brett Hull's teammate in St. Louis, Oates wound up playing for seven teams during his 19-year career. As a result, his hockey cards and autographed memorabilia are collected by a wide range of fans.

Adam Oates has two rookie cards. One is from 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee. The other from 1987-88 Topps Hockey. The O-Pee-Chee issue is the one most popular with collectors.

His first certified autograph card is from the 1993-94 Fleer Ultra set. It is not serial numbered and the exact print run is unknown.

Topps, Pacific and Be A Player, all produced Adam Oates game-used memorabilia cards in various 2000-01 products. His most valuable card from that year is the very rare 2000-01 Be A Player Signature Series Jersey Autograph card. Only 10 copies exist.

Adam Oates autographed memorabilia has steady demand. He has remained involved in the NHL's coaching ranks. As a result, his accessibility to fans means an ample supply of signed material.

Adam Oates Rookie Card Checklist

1987 O-Pee-Chee Adam Oates RC #123

1987 88 O Pee Chee Adam Oates RC 214x300 Image

The O-Pee-Chee card uses the same photograph of Oates as the Topps card. The logo and bilingual back are the only differences. They even have the same card number. This was typical for the era. Although one of the key cards in the set, it can be found for reasonable amounts today.

1987-88 Topps Adam Oates RC #123

1987 88 Topps Adam Oates RC 215x300 Image

The Topps version of Oates' rookie card is not as popular as the O-Pee-Chee release despite essentially being the same card. This is standard for most Topps hockey sets from the 1980s.

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4x OPC 1992 ADAM OATES NHL RC REPRINT DETROIT RED WINGS #123 ROOKIE LOT
$5.95
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ADAM OATES 07 08 SP AUTHENTIC SOTT AUTOGRAPH
$10.00
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Adam Oates Tuff Stuff #19 Sports Educ #38 LOT Oddballs hockey card
$5.90
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Adam Oates 1988 Topps Hockey Cards-Bundle of 4
$10.00
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1987-88 o-pee-chee 123 adam oates rookie ksa graded 7.5 nm+
$19.99
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06-07 Sweet Shot SIGNATURE SHOTS #SS-AO Adam Oates AUTO Upper Deck UD Hockey
$5.99
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2008-09 UD Artifacts Treasured Swatches Retail #TSAO Adam Oates Jersey
$6.00
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Adam Oates 1997-98 BAP Autograph card #5 Hockey Hall of Fame HOF Capitals hockey
$9.95
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Adam Oates 96-97 Upper Deck Ice Performers card number 2
$8.00
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2006-07 Artifacts Frozen Artifacts Patches Gold #FAAO Adam Oates 05 10
$50.00
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1996-1997 Pinnacle Zenith Artist's Proof # 41 Adam Oates Hockey Card
$19.99
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2013-14 ITG USED ENSHRINED CLASSMATES JERSEY SILVER #EC-01 JOE SAKIC ADAM OATES
$14.95
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ITG Stickwork Brett Hull Adam Oates Tape to Tape St. Louis Blues
$125.00
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Pat LaFontaine Adam Oates 1994-95 Leaf Gold Stars Bruins Sabres #07958 10000
$6.99
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ADAM OATES 06 07 Parkhurst Auto Autograph #85 Boston Bruins Hard-Signed COA
$19.99
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09 10 ADAM OATES UD SP AUTHENTIC FABRICS 2 COLOR JERSEY CARD BLUES BRUINS FLYERS
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Autograph Guide

Adam Oates Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Adam Oates' authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Adam Oates Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Adam Oates Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Adam Oates signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Adam Oates Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is written in cursive. The letters "A" and "O" are larger than the rest.
  2. The "A" is rounded at the top. and two narrow hook shapes at the bottom that start the pen strokes. The second hook is also used to cross the two perpendicular lines with a slight curve.
  3. The "d" is legible with the "a-m" being implied.
  4. The "O" is connected from the "d" and makes a narrow but tall oval shape.
  5. The remaining letters are discernible with the "s" connecting back to the "a" with an upside down semi-circle.
  6. The "t" is crossed particularly low on the vertical line.

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Adam Oates Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Adam Oates Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Blues PSA DNA #U58960
$39.00
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ADAM OATES Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Picture Photo Boston Bruins PSA DNA COA
$44.99
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Adam Oates Blues Signed Magazine Page Photo Authentic Autograph PSA DNA #U45465
$29.99
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BRUINS ADAM OATES AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1995 BECKETT MAGAZINE PSA DNA #Q12475
$49.99
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Adam Oates SIGNED 8x10 Photo Boston Bruins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$45.00
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ADAM OATES SIGNED ST LOUIS BLUES STICK PSA DNA X10124
$149.99
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ADAM OATES SIGNED ST LOUIS BLUES STICK PSA DNA X10123
$149.99
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ADAM OATES (St. Louis Blues) signed Official Game puck w PSA COA
$49.95
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1994-95 BRUINS Team Signed Yearbook Photo RAY BOURQUE Cam Neely ADAM OATES GAI
$329.00
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ADAM OATES BRUINS SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1993 UPPER DECK AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$36.00
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Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee OPC Rookie Card PSA Slabbed #83476244
$99.99
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Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 Topps Rookie Card Red Wings PSA Slabbed #83356590
$99.99
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Adam Oates Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Blues PSA DNA #T14605
$49.00
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Adam Oates Bruins Signed Official Hockey Puck Autograph Auto PSA DNA *7713
$29.00
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Adam Oates Bruins Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto PSA DNA X7337
$29.00
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