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.

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2014 Upper Deck Masterpieces Red Framed Memorabilia #123 Adam Oates 85 Card 2y6

2006-07 UD Artifacts Frozen Artifacts Patches Blue #FAAO Adam Oates

2010-11 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics #AFOA Adam Oates

2001-02 Topps Chrome Black Refractors #81 Adam Oates 50 Washington Capitals 1n5

2003-04 Topps Traded Red #TT15 Adam Oates 100 Edmonton Oilers Hockey Card 0f8


97-98 Donruss Canadian Ice Adam Oates 150 Dominion

2014 Upper Deck Masterpieces Autographs Autographed 123 Adam Oates Auto Card 0l2

2010-11 Upper Deck SPx Flashback Fabrics Dual Jersey Auto #228 Adam Oates OILERS

2001-02 In the Game Be A Player Update #H-08 Adam Oates 1 READ Hockey Card 2f3

2010 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Fabrics AF-OA Adam Oates Edmonton Oilers 0l0

2002-03 20 Adam Oates Jeremy Roenick Roman Cechmanek Jiri Dopita Hockey Card 0v1

1996 Upper Deck Black Diamond 152 Adam Oates Washington Capitals Hockey Card 4j3

1987-88 Topps #123 Adam Oates DETROIT RED WINGS Rookie Card

1987-88 OPC O-Pee-Chee #123 Adam Oates RC Rookie (C) NRMT

2014-15 Artifacts Ruby #54 Adam Oates #107 599 EDMONTON OILERS
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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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Adam Oates Signed 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs Program PSA Auto Boston Bruins

Adam Oates Autographed Signed 1987 O-Pee-Chee Rookie Card (PSA Authentic)


Adam Oates Signed Official Capitals Puck Autograph Auto PSA DNA Z42655

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

HOF Adam Oates Signed Washington Capitals Hockey Puck PSA DNA COA Autographed a

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

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

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 #83428703

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

Adam Oates SIGNED 8x10 Photo Boston Bruins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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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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