Anderson Silva Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Anderson Silva

Date of Birth: 4/14/1975
Rookie Card Year: NA
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Anderson Silva has been one of the key faces of UFC in the organization's history. His dominating presence in the ring as well as his global marketability have made Andreson Silva cards and autographed memorabilia key collectibles for MMA fans. The multi-disciplined Brazilian, nicknamed "The Spider," is a master in Muay Thai and is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The earliest known trading cards of Anderson Silva come from the period of time when he was fighting with PRIDE, a MMA organization based in Japan.  He has two cards in their 2006 set, a base card and a foil insert. They are considered extremely rare and sell in the $100 range which is pretty amazing for a standard base and insert card. Silva's mainstream hobby debut came three years later when he was included on the checklists of both 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions and 2009 Topps UFC Round 1.

Anderson Silva's autographed trading card from the Topps set is treated as a rookie autograph by collectors and often sells for several hundred dollars. It occasionally hits four figures. 2009 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts also has an Anderson Silva autograph in its Cage Fighters insert set, but these do not carry anywhere near the same value as his Topps UFC Round 1 cards. In addition, Round 1 also contains Silva's first memorabilia card.

As a premier fighter and face of the UFC, Silva's signature is always in demand. The organization is top-notch in the marketing of its fighters and facilitates numerous in-person signing events. As a result, Silva's memorabilia is plentiful but, at the same time, has not flooded the market. This allows his signature to maintain its value. Promotional fight posters, gloves, and pictures are some of the most frequently signed items. Promotional posters from key title defenses signed by both opponents often carry a premium.

Key Anderson Silva Cards

2006 PRIDE Anderson Silva #003

2006 Pride Anderson SIlva

An extremely tough card to find, this is the Holy Grail of Anderson Silva cards that don't include an autograph. Released in Japan, not many have made their way to North America.

2006 PRIDE Anderson Silva Foil Insert

2006 Pride Anderson Silva #97

This card features Silva in a PRIDE fight from 2004. Like the base card, this one is very difficult to find due to its Japanese distribution.

2009 Topps UFC Round 1 Anderson Silva #FAAS Autograph

2009 Topps UFC Round One  Anderson Silva Auto

While no specific print run is known, it is believed that around 200 copies of this card exist. On the rare circumstance that one finds its way to the secondary market, they sell in the $250-$350 range. A red ink version serial numbered to 25 copies sells in the $1,500 range.

2009 Topps UFC Round 1 Debut Mat Relics Dual Autographs Anderson Silva, Chris Leben #ASCL 

2009 Topps UFC Round One Dual Auto Relic Silva

This is one of two 2009 Topps UFC Round 1 dual autograph relic cards to feature Silva. The other card pairs Silva with Lyoto Machida. Both are limited to 25 copies.

Top eBay Listings

2013 Topps UFC Finest Anderson Silva Blue x2
$6.00

TOPPS UFC ROUND 2 ANDERSON SILVA MAT RELIC 1 1 PROOF DI
$256.10

ANDERSON SILVA 2013 TOPPS PREMIUM PIECES TWO COLOR SICK AUTOGRAPH RELIC #23 50
$49.99

Anderson Silva 2012 UFC Upper Deck Goodwin Champions On-Card Auto Autograph
$37.99

Topps UFC Round 1 Anderson Silva Blue Autograph Signed Beckett BGS 8 200 Exist
$999.99

2006 Pride FC Anderson Silva Foil Shockwave Card #106 ufc topps mma seg diaz 183
$89.99

2006 Pride FC Anderson Silva Card #3 ufc mma topps rc leaf round 1 njpw wwe
$39.99

2009 Anderson Silva Topps UFC Round 1 RC #46 2014 pride fc champions
$5.99

2009 UFC Topps Round 1 VD1 Anderson Silva Card mma pride topps bjj k1 njpw
$29.99

2009 Topps UFC Round 1 Card Set 1-99 pride mma Anderson Silva Georges St Pierre
$59.99

2014 Topps UFC Bloodline 1 1 Blank Back. Anderson Silva
$11.50

Topps UFC Finest 2012 Thoughts From The Boss Dana White Anderson Silva Auto !
$75.00

Anderson Silva UFC Topps Round 4 Auto & Main Event Auto Relic Lot of 4!
$159.99

2013 TOPPS KO UFC CHAMP ANDERSON SILVA SP AUTO!! 75 EXIST!! W BONUS UFC AUTO!!
$59.99

Anderson Silva Yushin Okami 2012 UFC Bloodlines, Dual
$23.50

Anderson Silva 2009 Topps UFC Round One Victorious Debut Insert Rare RC
$5.00
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Autograph Guide

Anderson Silva Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Anderson Silva signature autograph 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 company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, UFC and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Anderson Silva Cut Signature Exemplar

Anderson Silva Signature Example

Anderson Silva Key Signature Attributes:  Anderson Silva's signature has remained fairly consistent over the years and features several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the item, or time period in which it was signed, look for these signature features:

  1. A truly dreadful signature that consists of a couple of scribbled lines.
  2. The pen pauses in three distinct spots, in the first character "A," the middle and the end.
  3. The top line is supposedly "Anderson" and the bottom line an "S" for Silva.

Anderson Silva Signed Photographs Pricing

Active Listings for Anderson Silva Signed Photographs

Silva Photo

Anderson Silva Signed Fight Gloves Pricing

Active Listings for Anderson Silva Signed Fight Gloves

Anderson Silva Signed Glove

Top eBay Listings

Jon "Bones" Jones PSA DNA Signed Auto Autograph 16x20 Photo w Anderson Silva
$64.99

Anderson Silva Signed 16x20 JSA
$40.00

Anderson Silva signed 16x20 custom framed Tristar hologram
$59.99

Anderson "The Spider" Silva Signed Autographed Nike Combat Fight Shorts JSA
$99.99

Anderson Silva Signed UFC Walkout Shirt Auto Topps Glove Brazil Pride Fc PSA DNA
$100.00

Anderson Silva Signed MMA UFC 16x20 Chael Sonnen Finish Photo JSA
$84.15

Anderson Silva 11x14 Autographed Photo Spiderman Signed JSA UFC PSA MMA
$79.99

Anderson Silva Signed UFC Fight Glove JSA COA
$59.95

NICK DIAZ UFC FIGHTER SIGNED 16x20 PHOTO psa dna autographed anderson silva gsp
$89.00

NICK DIAZ UFC FIGHTER SIGNED 20x30 PHOTO psa dna autographed anderson silva gsp
$119.99

Anderson Silva Autographed Signed Glove Champion UFC JSA Witnessed
$74.99

ANDERSON "SPIDER" SILVA SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO UFC CHAMP JSA WITNESS BRAZIL PROOF
$129.99

ANDERSON SILVA & CHAEL SONNEN UFC FIGHTERS SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO psa dna 2
$145.00

ANDERSON SILVA & CHAEL SONNEN UFC FIGHTERS SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO psa dna 3
$145.00

ANDERSON SILVA UFC FIGHTER SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO psa dna inscription "spider"
$145.00

Anderson Silva UFC signed 16x20 Tristar hologram Spider inscription
$109.99
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