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

2009 10 National Treasures Blake Griffin Image
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

2009 10 Exquisite Blake Griffin Image
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

2009 10 Crown Royale Blake Griffin Image

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.

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2009-10 BLAKE GRIFFIN RC Auto Jersey ball Relic RARE SP 412 499 BGS 8.5 -Auto 10
$200.00
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2011-12 LIMITED MASTERFUL MARKS BLAKE GRIFFIN AUTO #'d 18 49 CLIPPERS Autograph
$69.99
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BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009 PANINI ROOKIE, #301, CLIPPERS, SWG 10, GEM MINT
$39.99
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Blake Griffin 2007-08 Topps McDonalds All American RC
$14.99
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2012-13 PANINI SIGNATURES BLAKE GRIFFIN DIE-CUT AUTOGRAPH SERIAL #12 25 CLIPPERS
$100.00
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Blake Griffin Clippers 2013 14 Panini Select White Hot Prizm Parallel Card 25
$17.61
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2010 11 Panini Studio Skylines Blake Griffin Rookie Card # 12 L.A Clippers
$16.99
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2009-10 Prestige Basketball Hobby Box 2 AUTOS Blake Griffin RC ???
$159.95
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Blake Griffin 2012-13 Panini Brilliance Auto # 199
$11.08
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2013-14 Panini Court Kings Autogaph Blake Griffin Auto Gold # 8 10 SP
$139.99
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Super Collector! CHRIS PAUL & BLAKE GRIFFIN 2012 ABS Sketch Cards 1 10
$16.99
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CLIPPERS BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009-10 PANINI NBA ROOKIE CARD # 301 PGi MINT GRADE 10
$19.99
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2012 13 Immaculate Collection #BG Blake Griffin Red Jumbo Patch Auto #02 10
$841.95
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2010-11 PANINI SEASON UPDATE #197 BLAKE GRIFFIN "GOLD" SP #15 24 - CLIPPERS
$13.45
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3) Blake Griffin RC 2009-10 Prestige Upper Deck Studio ROOKIE CARD LOT Clippers
$11.99
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2009 Panini Prestige Blake Griffin rookie RC case BGS RAW GRADED 9.5
$30.00
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Rookie Cards

Blake Griffin Rookie Card Checklist

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2009-10 BLAKE GRIFFIN RC Auto Jersey ball Relic RARE SP 412 499 BGS 8.5 -Auto 10
$200.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009 PANINI ROOKIE, #301, CLIPPERS, SWG 10, GEM MINT
$39.99
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Blake Griffin 2007-08 Topps McDonalds All American RC
$14.99
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2010 11 Panini Studio Skylines Blake Griffin Rookie Card # 12 L.A Clippers
$16.99
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2009-10 Prestige Basketball Hobby Box 2 AUTOS Blake Griffin RC ???
$159.95
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CLIPPERS BLAKE GRIFFIN 2009-10 PANINI NBA ROOKIE CARD # 301 PGi MINT GRADE 10
$19.99
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3) Blake Griffin RC 2009-10 Prestige Upper Deck Studio ROOKIE CARD LOT Clippers
$11.99
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2009 Panini Prestige Blake Griffin rookie RC case BGS RAW GRADED 9.5
$30.00
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2009-10 Upper Deck #226 Blake Griffin SP RC B70871
$11.97
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2009-10 Studio Skyline Signatures Blake Griffin Rc Auto SP 99 99
$139.99
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2009-10 Studio Signature Proofs Silver Blake Griffin RC Auto 49 BGS(RCR) 9
$139.99
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BLAKE GRIFFIN 09-10 TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE 999 BGS 9 MINT 8.5,9.5,9.5,9.5 SUBS
$17.50
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2009 Prestige Blake Griffin 59 100 Prestigious Picks Auto RC Rookie GMA 8.5
$74.99
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2009-10 Panini Prestige #151 Blake Griffin Rookie Card Lot (x4)
$15.00
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(11) 2009-10 09-10 BLAKE GRIFFIN RC ROOKIE LOT (7) PRESTIGE + (4) PANINI NM MT+
$19.99
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2009-10 PANINI BLAKE GRIFFIN RC #301 GLOSSY
$12.00
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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

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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."

 Signed Basketball Pricing

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BLAKE GRIFFIN SIGNED LA CLIPPERS JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PANINI
$459.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Hand Signed Black Retro Clippers Jersey PANINI LE 32
$495.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed "Signature Slam" Photo 16x20 PANINI LE 32
$359.00
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Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers Signed Authentic Black Swingman Jersey JSA
$99.99
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BLAKE GRIFFIN PANINI COA AUTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED NBA BASKETBALL CLIPPERS
$179.00
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Blake Griffin Signed Replica Basketball ( Panini Auth) Los Angeles Clippers NBA
$399.99
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Hand Signed ROY Inscribed Clippers Jersey PANINI LE 50
$649.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed Inscribed "Lob City" Jersey PANINI LE 32
$549.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed Basketball Clippers PANINI
$379.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed "Poetry In Motion" 16x20 Photograph PANINI LE 32
$359.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed Inscribed "Xmas 2013" Jersey PANINI LE 32
$549.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed "New Air" Photo 16x20 PANINI LE 32
$359.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed Inscribed Christmas Day Jersey PANINI LE 32
$549.00
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BLAKE GRIFFIN Signed Inscribed "Lob City" White Jersey PANINI LE 32
$549.00
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Blake Griffin Signed Limited Edtion of 32 "White Out" 16x20 PANINI
$66.00
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Steiner Blake Griffin Signed Replica Basketball ( Panini Auth)
$299.99
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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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