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


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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings


1988-89 Topps Adam Oates BGS 9

Boston Bruins Adam Oates Upper Deck Black Series Auto Patch Card

2009-10 UD Trilogy Hockey Linemates Cam Neely Adam Oats GU Jsy #LM-NO

1998-99 (CAPITALS) Crown Royale Limited Series #144 Adam Oates 99

1998-99 O-Pee-Chee Chrome Refractors #179 Adam Oates

1999-00 (CAPITALS) Crown Royale Limited Series #144 Adam Oates 99

1999-00 (CAPITALS) Pacific Dynagon Ice Gold #203 Adam Oates 199

1999-00 (CAPITALS) Pacific Prism Holographic Blue #150 Adam Oates 80

1999-00 (CAPITALS) Pacific Omega Premiere Date #245 Adam Oates 68

1999-00 (CAPITALS) Paramount Holographic Silver #248 Adam Oates 99

2000-01 Private Stock Gold #100 Adam Oates 75

2000-01 Private Stock Premiere Date #100 Adam Oates 60

2013-14 In the Game Decades 1990s Used Silver Jersey M-01 Adam Oates Hockey Card

2000-01 Revolution Premiere Date #149 Adam Oates 60

2000-01 Titanium Premiere Date #100 Adam Oates 185
« Previous1234

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:

Adam Oates Signature Example

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.

Adam Oates Signed Puck Pricing:

Active Listings for Adam Oates Signed Pucks

Adam Oates Signed Puck

Adam Oates Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Adam Oates Signed Jerseys

Adam Oates Signed Jersey

Adam Oates Signed Stick Pricing:

Active Listings forAdam Oates Signed Sticks

Adam Oates Signed Stick

Adam Oates Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Adam Oates Signed Photographs

Adam Oates Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

1994-95 BRUINS Team Signed Yearbook Photo RAY BOURQUE Cam Neely ADAM OATES GAI

ADAM OATES (Red Wings) Signed 1988 TOPPS Card #161 PSA

ADAM OATES (Red Wings) Signed 1987 TOPPS Card #123 PSA - ROOKIE CARD


HOF Adam Oates Signed Boston Bruins Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA Autographed a

Adam Oates Anaheim Mighty Ducks signed 8x10 PSA DNA # P42286

Bruins Adam Oates Authentic Signed 1995 Beckett Magazine PSA DNA #Q12475

ADAM OATES Signed St. Louis BLUES Official GAME Puck w PSA COA

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 Topps Rookie Card Red Wings PSA Slabbed #83356590

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 Topps Rookie Card Red Wings PSA Slabbed #83703174

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee OPC Rookie Card PSA Slabbed #83476244

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee OPC Rookie Card PSA Slabbed #83428703

Adam Oates Blues Signed Magazine Page Photo Authentic Autograph PSA DNA #U45465

Adam Oates SIGNED 8x10 Photo Boston Bruins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED


ADAM OATES Signed Autograph Auto 11x14 Photo Picture Boston Bruins PSA DNA
« Previous12

More Info

For general information on Adam Oates as well as his player statistics visit:

 |  E-Mail Author | 
Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

Leave a Comment: