Art Monk Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Art Monk

Date of Birth: 12/5/1957
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Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

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

1981 Topps Art Monk RC #194

1981 Topps Art Monk RC 216x300 Image

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.

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Two 1991 Wild Card 1000 Stripe Art Monk & Darrell Green Washington Redskins
$27.00
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1981 Topps #5 Coca Cola Art Monk Rookie Washington Redskins Nr Mt
$15.00
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1981 Topps #194 Art Monk Rookie Washington Redskins Nr Mt
$15.00
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1981 Topps #194 Art Monk WASHINGTON REDSKINS Rookie Card NM MT
$12.00
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LOT OF 10- VINTAGE ART MONK REDSKINS CARD LOT 1981-1987 WITH ROOKIE
$9.99
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1989 Washington Redskins Sticker Set DOUG WILLIAMS ART MONK DARRELL GREEN RYPIEN
$5.00
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1981 Topps Art Monk Rookie #194 Washington Redskins RC
$7.20
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1989 Score Art Monk #130 Mint + DOUG WILLIAMS #80 CHARLES MANN #113 T ROCKER#253
$7.00
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1991 SC Washington Redskins Set DARRELL GREEN ART MONK MARK RYPIEN JIM LACHEY
$5.00
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1989 Score Washington Redskins Set MARK RYPIEN DARRELL GREEN ART MONK JOE JACOBY
$5.00
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1982 TOPPS # 515 - ART MONK - WASHINGTON REDSKINS - LOT OF 9 (FREE SHIPPING)
$7.99
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1986 Washington Redskins Set ART MONK JOE THEISMANN JOE JACOBY RUSS GRIMM CLARK
$6.00
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Art Monk 2002 Playoff Prestige Banner Season Ink Auto Autograph #BS3 20 25
$79.99
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Art Monk 2001 Donruss Preferred Signatures Gold Auto Autograph Redskins 16 25
$59.99
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31 1981 TOPPS HI-GRADE LOT: ART MONK 194, TERRY BRADSHAW 375 88 PAYTON LARGENT +
$14.99
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1981 TOPPS LOT-ART MONK 194 TERRY BRADSHAW 375 88 WALTER PAYTON, LARGENT LOFTON+
$9.99
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Autograph Guide

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.

Art Monk Cut Signature Exemplar:

Art Monk Signature Example Image

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

  1. The entire signature is legible and written in traditional cursive script.
  2. It displays a couple of unique character traits.
  3. The "A" consists of a short and longer intersecting line. They are connected by a line that makes a semi-circle.
  4. The "t" looks like a lower case cursive "l" with a horizontal line crossing it.
  5. The "M" is clearly legible.
  6. The "k," typically exhibits only one intersecting line and it is not usually connected to the vertical line.
  7. He inscribes his jersey number "81" frequently.

Art Monk Signed Football Pricing:

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Art Monk Signed Photograph Pricing:

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JIM BROWN ART MONK MCNABB LITTLE SYRACUSE GREATS SIGNED PROLINE HELMET STEINER
$899.99
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Art Monk Redskins Signed 1983 Topps Card PSA DNA Auth 83523829
$59.00
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Art Monk HOF signed 1982 Topps #515 Washington Redskins PSA DNA autograph
$49.99
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Art Monk signed 2008 Goal Line Art Card JSA COA
$129.95
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ART MONK SIGNED AUTO FULL SIZE REPLICA HELMET WASHINGTON REDSKINS HOF 81 JSA COA
$199.99
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Darrell Green Art Monk Signed Redskins 8x10 Photo JSA
$224.99
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Art Monk Washington Redskins 1982 Topps Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$39.99
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Art Monk Bobby Mitchell 2014 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature auto signed 1 1 JSA
$189.99
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Art Monk Washington Redskins 1982 Topps Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA 83538112
$39.99
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Art Monk Autographed Signed 1985 Topps Box Bottoms Card PSA DNA #83362831
$39.00
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Art Monk Autographed Signed 1986 Topps Card PSA DNA #83366322
$39.00
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Syracuse Football Greats Signed 10 Sig 16x20 LE 44 Jim Brown Art Monk Steiner CO
$200.00
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JOE GIBBS ART MONK RUSS GRIMM SIGNED WASHINGTON REDSKINS MINI HELMET JSA
$249.95
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Art Monk Signed Syracuse Orange Official Gameday College Football Steiner Hologr
$309.99
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Art Monk Autographed Signed 1986 Topps 1000 Yard Club Card #12 PSA DNA #83461317
$29.00
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Art Monk Autographed Signed 1988 Topps Card #12 PSA DNA #83465403
$39.00
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