Blake Griffin Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Blake Griffin

Date of Birth: 3/16/1989
Rookie Card Year: 2009-10
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

Blake Griffin cards had all the makings of an epic failure for collectors. Although he excelled during his two seasons at the University of Oklahoma and was rewarded as the number one overall selection by the Los Angeles Clippers, an early injury took away his true rookie season. Comparisons were quickly made to another former top pick with injury issues, Greg Oden. Collectors were understandably concerned with a player who not only missed an entire season, but also played for the LA Clippers, which, until recently, was a hobby wasteland. Almost all those doubts were erased during the 2010-11 season and Blake Griffin cards and memorabilia prices haven't been the same.

Still considered a rookie by the league, Griffin certainly did not play like one. The value of Blake Griffin cards and memorabilia exploded as he ran away with the Rookie of the Year honors. He was also named the Slam Dunk champion.

With a considerable amount of young talent around him and a growing fanbase, Griffin is primed to push his hobby standing to great heights. Griffin has also increased his recognition with his participation in several "Funny or Die" sketches that showcased his humor and charisma. Although these opportunities are not enough to sustain values for a player that is not producing on the court, they can serve as catalyst for a rapid ascension into elite status generally reserved for the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. As a result, Blake Griffin cards have a tremendous upside.

Blake Griffin is one of a handful of top Panini exclusives and should remain a cornerstone of the brand. Because of this and his young age, Griffin should continue to be a hobby mainstay and elite collecting option.

There are 28 Blake Griffin cards that fall into rookie card status, covering all price ranges. The top three Blake Griffin cards can be seen below.

Top Blake Griffin Rookie Cards

2009-10 National Treasures #201 Autographed Jersey #/99


National Treasures is a high-end product from Panini that carries a lot of weight in the hobby. Understandably, when Blake Griffin emerged as an elite player, these cards were the top choice for many collectors. The large jersey patch, on-card autograph and miniscule 99-card print run make it the top choice of all Blake Griffin cards.

2009-10 Exquisite Collection #43 #/225


Although it is not an autographed card, the Exquisite rookie of Blake Griffin is still highly sought after. Numbered to 225, the card is almost underwhelming based on its simple design and high price tag. It would have been interesting to see the two heavyweights, Exquisite and National Treasures, go head-to-head with autographed versions for the ultimate basketball showdown. However, Grffin's exclusive deal with Panini prevented him from signing cards for Upper Deck Exquisite. This is still one of the top Blake Griffin cards to own.

2009-10 Crown Royale #108 Autograph #/399

The popular Crown Royale die-cut design combined with an on-card auto and decent print run of 299 make this a solid rookie to pursue if you are looking for a top Blake Griffin rookie card that won't cost you more than a month's rent.

Top eBay Listings

Clippers Blake Griffin Patch 2015-16 Donruss Superstar Swatches 21 25
$11.95

2009-10 Topps Basketball - BLAKE GRIFFIN, Topps Rookie Card #316, Clippers!
$13.49

BLAKE GRIFFIN 09 DONRUSS ELITE ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH STATUS RC CARD #12 24!
$500.00

BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009 PANINI R&S DRESS FOR SUCCESS EVENT WORN JERSEY#299 ROOKIE
$18.69

Blake Griffin 2014-15 Panini Prizm Fireworks Gold Refractor 01 10 RARE!
$299.90

BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009 PANINI R&S DRESS FOR SUCCESS LONGEVITY WORN JERSEY#299 ROOKIE
$19.99

2014 LEAF BEST OF BASKETBALL BLAKE GRIFFIN SKETCH CARD #'D 1 1
$24.99

Blake Griffin 14 15 Crown Royale Autograph Game Used Jersey #27 35
$100.00

2012-13 12-13 PANINI SELECT BLAKE GRIFFIN AUTOGRAPH JERSEY #170 199 BV$60 RARE
$49.99

2012-13 Limited Blake Griffin 1 49 Masterful Marks Autograph LA Clippers
$59.00

2012-13 Panini Threads #59 Blake Griffin - NM-MT .. (25 count lot of cards!!!!)
$22.48

2014-15 Donruss Production Line Scoring Blue 6 Blake Griffin 97 99
$12.00

2013 Panini Pinnacle Blake Griffin Anthony Davis Team Pinnacle PSA 9
$12.08

2014-15 PANINI PARAMOUNT BUYBACK AUTO BLAKE GRIFFIN 2012-13 PRESTIGE #1 1
$223.37

2010-11 Contenders Patches Rookie of the Year Autographs Gold Blake Griffin 7 49
$59.99

2013-14 Select Blue Prizm Refractor BLAKE GRIFFIN #40 49 Clippers
$11.95
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Rookie Cards

Blake Griffin Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2009-10 Topps Basketball - BLAKE GRIFFIN, Topps Rookie Card #316, Clippers!
$13.49

BLAKE GRIFFIN 09 DONRUSS ELITE ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH STATUS RC CARD #12 24!
$500.00

BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009 PANINI R&S DRESS FOR SUCCESS EVENT WORN JERSEY#299 ROOKIE
$18.69

BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009 PANINI R&S DRESS FOR SUCCESS LONGEVITY WORN JERSEY#299 ROOKIE
$19.99

2010-11 Contenders Patches Rookie of the Year Autographs Gold Blake Griffin 7 49
$59.99

Blake Griffin 2009-10 Panini Prestige 8 50 Rookie Light Blue Auto 151 Signed RC
$200.00

BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009 PANINI ROOKIE, #301, CLIPPERS, SWG 10, GEM MINT
$19.99

BLAKE GRIFFIN GRADED 9.5 GEM MINT 2009-10 UPPER DECK #226 SP ROOKIE
$25.00

2010 11 Panini Studio Skylines Blake Griffin Rookie Card # 12 L.A Clippers
$16.99

BLAKE GRIFFIN Los Angeles Clippers 2009 NBA ROOKIE CARD Basketball RC
$12.44

2009 Panini R & S Longevity Ruby Blake Griffin RC PATCH AUTO 22 49 BGS 9.5
$159.24

2009-10 Panini Studio Skylines PROOF Blake Griffin Rookie Card RC 86 199 #12
$24.97

2010-11 Elite Blake Griffin Rookie RC Aspirations Insert XX 50 LA Clippers OU
$39.99

BLAKE GRIFFIN JAMES HARDEN THABEET 2009-10 CROWN ROYALE RC JERSEY SP 499
$39.00

2009-10 Certified Jersey Autograph 399 Blake Griffin Rookie Graded BGS 9 10 *75
$189.95

Blake Griffin 09-10 r&s jersey rc 299 dress for success
$14.99
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Autograph Guide

Blake Griffin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

In this section, you will find examples of what an authentic Blake Griffin 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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic, Tristar and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Blake Griffin Cut Signature Exemplar

Blake Griffin Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Blake Griffin signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. The whole signature is written on a level horizontal plane.
  2. The letter "B" consists of two pen strokes, on of a back line at at 60 degree angle, the other forming the "B" loops, neith of which are closed.
  3. The end of the letter "B" flows into a legible letter "l."
  4. The remaining letters of the signature are convolute, with a line, just less than 45 degrees crosses the connection point of the looping letter "l", coming of the the letter "B" at the bottom, and extending to cross two parallel lines possibly representing the letters "ff."
  5. Griffin often inscribes his autograph with his jersey number "12."

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Top eBay Listings

Blake Griffin 2009-10 Panini Prestige 8 50 Rookie Light Blue Auto 151 Signed RC
$200.00

Blake Griffin Signed ROY Basketball LE 13 32 - Panini
$325.00

BLAKE GRIFFIN SIGNED OKLAHOMA SOONERS 8X10 PHOTO JSA
$109.95

Blake Griffin signed autographed Los Angeles Clippers 8x10 photo PSA DNA Cert
$135.00

BLAKE GRIFFIN LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS SIGNED ALTERNATE BLUE JERSEY JSA LOA X29171
$359.95

BLAKE GRIFFIN LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS SIGNED ALTERNATE BLUE JERSEY JSA LOA X29172
$359.95

SLAM DUNK!!! Blake Griffin Signed LOS ANGELS CLIPPERS 11x14 Photo PSA DNA
$157.25

Blake Griffin 2009-10 Panini Prestige 30 50 Rookie draft pick Auto 201 Signed RC
$250.00

Blake Griffin Autographed Signed Game Issued PE Promo sample Shoes JSA COA
$550.00

BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 11X14 Photo - JSA COA GORGEOUS!
$179.10

BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed "10 11 ROY" Inscribed Basketball PANINI LE 32
$535.50

Blake Griffin Hand Signed Auto 11x14 Photograph LA Clippers JSA Cert
$99.99

BLAKE GRIFFIN (Clippers) Signed SPORTS ILLUSTRATED with PSA DNA COA (NO Label)
$249.95

Steiner Blake Griffin Signed Pro Cut Los Angeles Clippers Jersey (Panini Auth)
$526.49

BLAKE GRIFFIN LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS SIGNED 2010 PANINI ROOKIE RC PSA DNA SLABBED
$149.99

Blake Griffin Signed "09 #1 Pick" NBA Basketball Panini Authentic Clippers
$399.99
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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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