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 Topps Chrome Crystal Atomic Refractor #10 Arian Foster 52 139
$10.00
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2011 Limited Arian Foster Material monikers auto jersey
$14.99
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2009 Rookies & Stars Longevity Arian Foster RC BGS 9.5 Texans and Rookie !
$19.99
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ARIAN FOSTER 2011 Panini Gold Standard Gold Leaf Stars 14K Auto Autograph 10
$99.00
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2009 Donruss Threads Arian Foster ROOKIE RC #107 SP 89 999 SGC 96 MINT 9 Texans
$14.99
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2012 Topps Magic Arian Foster Auto Sp.
$19.99
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2012 TOPPS VALOR ARIAN FOSTER AUTO SUPER RARE! 25 DISCIPLINE HOUSTON TEXANS
$27.23
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2009 Bowman Draft (Bronze) Arian Foster Rookie Auto 9.5 Grade
$50.00
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Rookie Cards

Arian Foster Rookie Card Checklist

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2011 Topps Chrome Crystal Atomic Refractor #10 Arian Foster 52 139
$10.00
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2011 Limited Arian Foster Material monikers auto jersey
$14.99
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2009 Rookies & Stars Longevity Arian Foster RC BGS 9.5 Texans and Rookie !
$19.99
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ARIAN FOSTER 2011 Panini Gold Standard Gold Leaf Stars 14K Auto Autograph 10
$99.00
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2009 Donruss Threads Arian Foster ROOKIE RC #107 SP 89 999 SGC 96 MINT 9 Texans
$14.99
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2012 Topps Magic Arian Foster Auto Sp.
$19.99
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2012 TOPPS VALOR ARIAN FOSTER AUTO SUPER RARE! 25 DISCIPLINE HOUSTON TEXANS
$27.23
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2009 Bowman Draft (Bronze) Arian Foster Rookie Auto 9.5 Grade
$50.00
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2011 Donruss Elite Power Formulas 3 Color Prime Texans Patch Arian Foster 36 50
$9.99
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2013 Panini Prizm Football ARIAN FOSTER #29 Blue Prizm Parallel SSP Rare Texans
$6.99
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2012 PANINI BLACK ARIAN FOSTER GAME-WORN MATERIAL 74 99
$14.95
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2010 Playoff National Treasures Arian Foster COLOSSAL Rc Rookie Game Used Jersey
$125.00
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2013 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION ARIAN FOSTER JUMBO PATCH # 1 25 TEXANS FIRST 1 1 1
$59.99
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Arian Foster 2009 Bowman Texans Rookie Card PGI 10!
$18.99
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ARIAN FOSTER GAME USED 2012 CROWN ROYALE SUNDAY SOLDIERS MATERIALS TEXANS 2 49
$9.99
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Arian Foster texans 2013 Panini Spectra City Limite EMERALD green #d 4 5
$9.99
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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:

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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

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ARIAN FOSTER SIGNED JERSEY TEXANS PSA DNA
$119.99
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ARIAN FOSTER JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED FRAMED 16X20 PHOTO HOUSTON TEXANS SIGNED
$109.99
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TEXANS ARIAN FOSTER AUTHENTIC SIGNED FULL SIZE REP HELMET AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$224.99
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ARIAN FOSTER "MESS WITH THE BULL GET THE HORN" SIGNED FULL SIZE REP HELMET PSA
$299.99
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TEXANS ARIAN FOSTER AUTHENTIC SIGNED MINI HELMET AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$109.99
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Autographed NFL Arian Foster Texans Signed Helmet - JSA COA
$269.99
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ARIAN FOSTER (Houston Texans) signed mini helmet w PSA DNA COA
$99.95
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Arian Foster Signed Framed Jersey - JSA WITNESS!!!
$624.99
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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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