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

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

1987 88 OPC O PEE CHEE 123 ADAM OATES NM RC RED WINGS HOCKEY ROOKIE CARD
$15.99

ADAM OATES 1987-88 OPC #123 ROOKIE RC CARD - RED WINGS - EXMT-NM
$7.00

2008-09 SPX - RAY BOURQUE ADAM OATES WINNING COMBOS #WC-BO
$19.99

CAM NEELY & ADAM OATES 2007-08 UD SP GAME USED DUAL PATCH #05 25 BRUINS !
$9.95

1997-98 Pinnacle Be A Player Signature Autograph Adam Oates HALL of FAME AUTO
$14.95

2001-02 Topps Reserve NUMBER PATCH ADAM OATES TR#-AO BV$$$ SP 3 CLR COLORS
$18.52

1987-88 o-pee chee rookie 123 adam oates
$7.41

1987 TOPPS #123 ADAM OATES RC RED WINGS HOF PSA 9 H2427454-378
$11.99

Oates (2): 94-95 Pinnacle 1 Artist Proof & 1 Rink Adam Oates 120 2000cards
$9.00

1993-94 ULTRA ADAM OATES COMPLETE 10 card insert SET & 2 SECOND YEAR TOPPS cards
$7.50

2002-03 McDonalds Prism Platinum Jersey Patch Card Adam Oates 131 173!
$9.99

ADAM OATES AUTOGRAPHED 1987 OPC ROOKIE CARD Mint Condition in glass
$75.00

1988 OPC O-PEE-CHEE HOCKEY ADAM OATES #161 PSA 9
$7.99

2007-08 The Cup Hockey Emblems of Endorsements Adam Oates Dual Patch AUTO 1 15
$6.50

2016-17 Leaf Ultimate Journey Blue Spectrum UJ-01 Adam Oates Washington Capitals
$34.99

2016-17 Leaf Ultimate Journey Blue Spectrum UJ-01 Adam Oates Washington Capitals
$34.99
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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:

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.

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Top eBay Listings

Adam Oates Signed Autographed Washington Capitals 8x10 Photo HOF 12 TRISTAR
$34.97

ADAM OATES (Red Wings) Signed 1988 TOPPS Card #161 PSA
$39.95

ADAM OATES (Red Wings) Signed 1987 TOPPS Card #123 PSA - ROOKIE CARD
$89.95

ADAM OATES Signed Washington CAPITALS 8x10 PHOTO w PSA COA
$29.95

GEM! Adam Oates SIGNED 1994 NHL All Star Game Puck & Case- PSA JSA GUARANTEE
$27.99

HOF Adam Oates Signed Boston Bruins Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA Autographed a
$74.99

HOF Adam Oates Signed Boston Bruins Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA Autographed a
$74.99

Adam Oates Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo St. Louis Blues PSA DNA #T14605
$39.00

Adam Oates Anaheim Mighty Ducks signed 8x10 PSA DNA # P42286
$49.99

Bruins Adam Oates Authentic Signed 1995 Beckett Magazine PSA DNA #Q12475
$49.99

ADAM OATES Signed St. Louis BLUES Official GAME Puck w PSA COA
$49.95

Adam Oates Blues Signed Magazine Page Photo Authentic Autograph PSA DNA #U45465
$29.99

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 Topps Rookie Card Red Wings PSA Slabbed #83356590
$99.99

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 Topps Rookie Card Red Wings PSA Slabbed #83703174
$99.99

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee OPC Rookie Card PSA Slabbed #83428703
$99.99

Adam Oates Signed 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee OPC Rookie Card PSA Slabbed #83476244
$99.99
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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.

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