Arian Foster Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Arian Foster

Date of Birth: 8/24/1986
Rookie Card Year: 2009
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

The unexpected success of Arian Foster had collectors searching through their card stockpiles in hopes of discovering some of the running back's top rookie cards. Arian Foster came out of nowhere to lead the league in rushing in 2010, firmly planting himself among the NFL's elite running backs. It was easy for collectors to overlook Arian Foster cards as the Tennessee star went undrafted.

Foster signed with the Houston Texans in 2009 and spent the majority of the season on the practice squad before getting a chance at playing time near the end of the year. His breakout year took place in 2010 when he took over for an under-producing Steve Slaton. When healthy, Foster has proven to be one of the most productive running backs in football.

Given the progress of the Houston Texans as a team and the young Texan's early success, the long-term outlook appears to be very strong for Arian Foster cards and memorabilia. As long as he avoids the injury bug, look for Foster to consistently compete as one of the best running backs in the NFL. With prices still very reasonable, now is the time for collectors to stock up on Arian Foster cards and memorabilia. Given his early career successes, values should steadily push higher.

Because he wasn't drafted out of college, Foster has just 15 rookie cards. Of those, only one is autographed. Understandably, collectors treat it as the best of all Arian Foster's rookie cards.

Top Arian Foster Rookie Cards

2009 Bowman Sterling Arian Foster RC #115 Autograph #/599

2009 Bowman Sterling Arian Foster Image

The top rookie card by default, Bowman Sterling features the only autographed Arian Foster rookie. Even though it has a higher print run of 599 copies and uses a sticker autograph, the fact that it has no competition will guarantee its top-billing among all first-year Arian Foster cards.

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2011 Plates & Patches Arian Foster 3 Color GU PATCH RELIC 1 5 SP RARE TEXANS
$49.99
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2009 BOWMAN STERLING ARIAN FOSTER AUTO RC BGS 9.5 W 10 GEM MINT #342 599
$500.00
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2013 Panini Prizm 'MNH' Arian Foster Gold Refractor 10 "rare" Card
$12.50
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ARIAN FOSTER 2009 BOWMAN SSP RC AUTO - ON CARD - 50
$179.99
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(6) 2011 TOPPS CHROME ARIAN FOSTER REFRACTOR LOT CRYSTAL ATOMIC 2-PURPLE XFRACTO
$18.00
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2012-ARIAN FOSTER TOPPS CHROME GOLDEN BORDER.SQUARE &SHARP CORNERS VERY NICE!!
$12.50
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2011 Playoff Prestige Stars of the NFL G U Jersey #5 Arian Foster 168 250 Texans
$7.99
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ARIAN FOSTER 2009 Bowman Sterling #115 AUTOGRAPH RC Rookie Card 599 Texans
$79.99
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Rookie Cards

Arian Foster Rookie Card Checklist

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2011 Plates & Patches Arian Foster 3 Color GU PATCH RELIC 1 5 SP RARE TEXANS
$49.99
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2009 BOWMAN STERLING ARIAN FOSTER AUTO RC BGS 9.5 W 10 GEM MINT #342 599
$500.00
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2013 Panini Prizm 'MNH' Arian Foster Gold Refractor 10 "rare" Card
$12.50
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ARIAN FOSTER 2009 BOWMAN SSP RC AUTO - ON CARD - 50
$179.99
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(6) 2011 TOPPS CHROME ARIAN FOSTER REFRACTOR LOT CRYSTAL ATOMIC 2-PURPLE XFRACTO
$18.00
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2012-ARIAN FOSTER TOPPS CHROME GOLDEN BORDER.SQUARE &SHARP CORNERS VERY NICE!!
$12.50
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2011 Playoff Prestige Stars of the NFL G U Jersey #5 Arian Foster 168 250 Texans
$7.99
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ARIAN FOSTER 2009 Bowman Sterling #115 AUTOGRAPH RC Rookie Card 599 Texans
$79.99
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2012 Topps Inception Gold #80 Arian Foster 42 123 Texans B42526
$7.97
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2014 Bowman Julius Thomas 73 75, Arian Foster 74 75 Gold Cards
$7.99
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Arian Foster 04 25 2014 Elite Status TEXANS
$9.99
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2011 Playoff National Treasures Arian Foster Jersey 52 99 + Bonus Card 23 500
$5.50
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2009 Playoff Prestige DP Light Blue Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$24.95
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2013 Select Prizm Green #28 Arian Foster 01 15
$21.99
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DeAndre Hopkins Auto Playbook Rookie Jerseys Signatures Team Photo #205 51 SSP
$40.00
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Arian Foster 2013 Momentum Football Materials Jersey Relic Card #49 LTD ED 9 25
$7.99
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Autograph Guide

Arian Foster Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Arian Foster 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, Steiner, Tristar, Leaf and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Cut Signature Exemplar

Arian Foster Signature Example Image

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

  1. Over-sized letter "A" flows into an implied letter "r"
  2. A dotted letter "i" and letter "n" are distinguishable
  3. Pronounced letter "F" is used to also create an over-sized letter "o" from the cross of the "f"
  4. The letter "F-o" combination creates a diagonal line through the eye starting at about the 1-o'clock position as part of an implied letter "s"
  5. The letter "t" is the only other discernible letter in the last name with a tailing pen stroke off of it
  6. Signature is almost always accompanied by his jersey number

Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Arian Foster Signed Footballs

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Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Arian Foster Signed Jerseys

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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

Active Listings for Arian Signed Photographs

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Signed Helmet Pricing (Full-size and Mini):

Active Listings for Arian Foster Signed Helmets

Arian Foster Signed Helmet 260x195 Image  Arian Foster Signed Helmet Close 260x195 Image  Arian Foster Signed Helmet COA 260x195 Image

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Arian Foster signed Texans mini-helmet - TRISTAR
$149.99
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Arian Foster Texans Signed & Framed Nike Jersey & 8x10 Tristar JSA Autograph
$450.00
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TEXANS ARIAN FOSTER "2011 AFC SOUTH CHAMPS" SIGNED F S REP HELMET PSA #T22003
$299.99
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TEXANS ARIAN FOSTER AUTHENTIC SIGNED JERSEY AUTOGRAPH TRISTAR & PSA DNA #T21234
$249.99
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ARIAN FOSTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC WILSON DUKE NFL GAME FOOTBALL PSA DNA #W14935
$169.00
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ARIAN FOSTER TENNESSEE SIGNED AUTO 8X10 PHOTO HOUSTON TEXANS JSA
$69.99
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Arian Foster signed Texans mini-football - TRISTAR
$149.99
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ARIAN FOSTER SIGNED HOUSTON TEXANS FOOTBALL JERSEY - TENNESSEE VOLS - PSA DNA
$82.95
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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