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A wide receiving prodigy, Art Monk cards and autographed memorabilia are very collectible. He was the first player in NFL history to total more than 900 career receptions. He also holds, or was the first to achieve, many other receiving records. Primarily remembered as member of the Washington Redskins, Monk was a key part of the offense that won three Super Bowls during his tenure.
Monk's rookie card is part of the 1981 Topps Football set. He also has two food-issue cards from the same year. One is from Coke and the other from Frito Lay.
Art Monk's first certified autographed card is in the 1992 Pro Line Profiles set. He has a total of eight different autograph cards on the checklist, none of which are serial numbered.
His first game-used memorabilia cards were included in multiple 2001 Donruss products. One of his most popular cards is his autographed memorabilia card in 2001 Donruss Throwback Threads. It is limited to 25 serial numbered copies.
Art Monk autographed memorabilia remains popular, particularly with Washington Redskins fans and collectors. Footballs and photographs are the most commonly found items. The prices of his memorabilia saw an increase upon his induction into the Hall of Fame in 2008.
Art Monk Rookie Card
Monk shares the rookie spotlight with fellow Hall of Famer Joe Montana in the set. The 1981 Topps Football set is known for having centering issues. As a result, professionally graded cards returning with a high grade sell at a premium.
1994 PINNACLE CANTON BOUND #15 ART MONK REDSKINS HOF POP 2 PSA 10 F1815923-126
1986 MCDONALD'S #81 ART MONK LOT OF 60 F10093
1981 TOPPS #194 ART MONK RC
1983 TOPPS #193 ART MONK PSA 9 F1587657
1993 TOPPS GOLD #1 ART MONK REDSKINS HOF POP 2 PSA 10 F1323396
1993 PRO LINE LIVE #281 ART MONK REDSKINS HOF POP 3 PSA 10 F1323212
Art Monk 1981 Topps Rookie Card * * BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE * *
2011 Topps ART MONK Superbowl XXVI
Art Monk Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Art Monk's 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 company. Some 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.
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Art Monk Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Art Monk signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:
Art Monk Signature Characteristics
- The entire signature is legible and written in traditional cursive script.
- It displays a couple of unique character traits.
- The "A" consists of a short and longer intersecting line. They are connected by a line that makes a semi-circle.
- The "t" looks like a lower case cursive "l" with a horizontal line crossing it.
- The "M" is clearly legible.
- The "k," typically exhibits only one intersecting line and it is not usually connected to the vertical line.
- He inscribes his jersey number "81" frequently.
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