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

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.

Top eBay Listings

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS 2002 & 2006 TEAM SETS- ARIAN FOSTER JASON WITTEN FULMER
$8.99

Arian Foster 2012 Topps Chrome Football Blue Refractor Texans 199
$25.00

Arian Foster Houston Texans - 2012 Black - NFL Equipment #19 (12 49)
$12.50

2009 Bowman Draft Orange Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$19.95

2009 Bowman Draft Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 9
$8.95

2009 Upper Deck Draft Edition Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$13.95

2009 Playoff Prestige Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$19.95

2009 Donruss Elite Serial # to 999 Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 9
$24.95
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Rookie Cards

Arian Foster Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS 2002 & 2006 TEAM SETS- ARIAN FOSTER JASON WITTEN FULMER
$8.99

Arian Foster 2012 Topps Chrome Football Blue Refractor Texans 199
$25.00

Arian Foster Houston Texans - 2012 Black - NFL Equipment #19 (12 49)
$12.50

2009 Bowman Draft Orange Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$19.95

2009 Bowman Draft Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 9
$8.95

2009 Upper Deck Draft Edition Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$13.95

2009 Playoff Prestige Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 10
$19.95

2009 Donruss Elite Serial # to 999 Arian Foster Rookie Graded BCCG 9
$24.95

2013 Topps Finest Moments #FN-DH DeAndre Hopkins PSA 10 GEM MINT Football POP 1
$9.99

ARIAN FOSTER TOPS CHROME REFRACTOR #21 50.GOLD BORDER.HES A SUPER RUNNING BACK!!
$16.95

2013 Rookies and Stars Houston Texans Arian Foster Longevity Parallel #85 99
$5.69

2013 TOPPS CHROME ARIAN FOSTER #70 BLUE WAVE REFRACTOR GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$6.99

2013 TOPPS ARIAN FOSTER #230 HOUSTON TEXANS GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$8.99

2014 FLAWLESS ARIAN FOSTER AUTO 2 5 EMERALD SP MT ON CARD TEXANS
$199.99

ARIAN FOSTER 2012 TOPPS GAME USED JERSEY
$6.25

2012 Rookies and Stars Longevity Parallel #58 Arian Foster 249
$5.00
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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

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:

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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

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Signed Helmet Pricing (Full-size and Mini):

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Top eBay Listings

Arian Foster Signed Houston Texans Mini Helmet PSA DNA JSA Holograms
$119.99

Arian Foster Texans Signed White Jersey Authentic Autograph JSA #I60330
$119.99

Arian Foster Signed Houston Texans 16X20 Photo Custom Framed JSA Hologram CTBL M
$239.99

TEXANS ARIAN FOSTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #W163997 & PSA DNA #Q11754
$119.99

TEXANS ARIAN FOSTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #W155172 & PSA DNA #Q11758
$119.99

TEXANS ARIAN FOSTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #W163960 & PSA DNA #Q11761
$119.99

JSA Houston Texans #23 ARIAN FOSTER Signed Autographed FRAMED & MATTED Photo!
$360.00

Arian Foster Signed Houston Texans Mini Helmet Tristar Productions coa
$189.99
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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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