Brendan Shanahan Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Brendan Shanahan

Date of Birth: 1/23/1969
Rookie Card Year: 1988-89
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

Brendan Shanahan hockey cards and autographed memorabilia flew under the radar for much of his career. Despite being the second overall pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils and performing admirably his rookie year, Shanahan suffered from the high expectations placed upon him. Prior to being drafted, Shanahan enjoyed a stellar career with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. He has two pre-rookie cards from team issued sets, 1985-86 London Knights #9 and 1986-86 London Knights #6.

Brendan Shanahan continued to develop into a great two-way player and finally became deserving of household-name status after joining the Detroit Red Wings where he was part of three, Stanley Cup winning teams. As a result of being an integral part of the team's success, he is beloved by the Hockeytown fan base. His autographed memorabilia remains in high demand and secondary market values reflect this.

Brendan Shanahan has two rookie cards, both released for the 1988-89 season. One was released by Topps and the other is a Canadian version produced by O-Pee-Chee.

Brendan Shanahan Rookie Card Checklist

1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Brendan Shanahan RC #122

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The 1988-89 OPC set is notorious for its rough cut borders. As a result, high-grade versions are difficult to locate and when they do become available, they can sell for several hundred dollars. The OPC card features a bilingual back in both French and English.

1988-89 Topps Brendan Shanahan RC #122

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The card is identical to the OPC version except for the company logo and the lack of a bilingual back. Like most Topps hockey sets, it's not worth as much as the O-Pee-Chee card. So if you're not picky, this represents a solid bargain.

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2000-01 Private Stock Game Gear #47 Brendan Shanahan J Jsy - NM
$6.00
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(3) 1988 89 O-Pee-Chee Brendan Shanahan #122 New Jersey Devils BCCG 9 DO35590
$69.99
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1988-1989 Topps Brendan Shanahan NJ Devils #122 Hockey Rookie Card
$9.99
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1998-99 Topps Gold Label Class 3 BLACK Brendan Shanahan Card 1 Great Set
$5.00
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Brendan Shanahan 96-97 SPx Gold Parallel #19
$10.00
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1997-98 Dynagon ICE BLUE Detroit Red Wings STEVE YZERMAN BRENDAN SHANAHAN Rare!
$49.99
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07-08 The Cup GOLD xx 25 Made! Brendan SHANAHAN #36
$25.00
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BRENDAN SHANAHAN RED WINGS 97-98 DONRUSS STUDIO SILHOUETTES 8X10 1025 3000 #11
$7.50
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2012 12-13 UD Upper Deck Artifacts Frozen Dual Jersey Brendan Shanahan Red Wings
$5.49
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1986-87 London Knights Set (Brendan Shanahan)
$15.00
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BRENDAN SHANAHAN 01-02 ITG BAP Signature LIMITED GOLD AUTOGRAPH SP #LBS AUTO
$39.99
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1997 Pacific Dynagon Kings of the NHL, Insert #10, Pavel Bure, L-2699
$7.95
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13-14 Brendan Shanahan Panini #GG-BS Titanium Game-Worn Gear
$9.99
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2006-07 UPPER DECK SPX BRENDAN SHANAHAN UD SPXCITEMENT SPECTRUM SP 99 RANGERS
$19.99
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1997 Collector's Choice StarQuest, Insert #SQ50, Martin Brodeur, L-2708
$7.95
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1997 Collector's Choice StarQuest, Insert #SQ74, Brendan Shanahan, L-2712
$5.95
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Autograph Guide

Brendan Shanahan Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Brendan Shanahan'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, and Mounted Memories.

Brendan Shanahan Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Brendan Shanahan Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Brendan Shanahan signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature consists of three primary characters; the initials "B", "S" and the numeral 14.
  2. The letter "B" forms what looks like the combination of a question mark and oval.
  3. The "S" continues off the "B" with a small closed loop at the top, a swoop down and to the right and coming back around to create a large closed and circular loop.
  4. A character that resembles a "w" or written "u-l" combination separates the numeral which is often included with an underline.

Brendan Shanahan Signed Puck Pricing:

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Brendan Shanahan Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Brendan Shanahan Signed Stick Pricing:

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Brendan Shanahan Signed Photograph Pricing:

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BRENDAN SHANAHAN SIGNED N.J. DEVILS STICK JSA AUTHENTICATED F19104 WINGS RANGERS
$149.99
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Brendan Shanahan Hand Signed 8x10 Stanley Cup Photo JSA Detroit Red Wings
$99.99
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Brendan Shanahan Signed 600th Career Goal 16x20 New York Rangers Photo (Steiner)
$174.99
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SIGNED OFFICIAL GAME PUCK DETROIT RED WINGS BRENDAN SHANAHAN PSA DNA 500 GOALS
$109.99
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BRENDAN SHANAHAN SIGNED HALL OF FAME PUCK PSA DNA 844656 DETROIT RED WINGS
$124.99
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Brendan Shanahan Detroit Red Wings Autographed Signed 8x10 Photograph (JSA)
$37.95
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Brendan Shanahan Detroit Red Wings Autographed Signed 8x10 Photograph (JSA)
$37.95
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Brendan Shanahan Detroit Red Wings Autographed Signed 8x10 Photograph (JSA)
$37.95
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BRENDAN SHANAHAN SIGNED 1997 CUP DETROIT RED WINGS JERSEY PSA DNA
$399.99
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BRENDAN SHANAHAN SIGNED 1997 CUP DETROIT RED WINGS JERSEY PSA DNA V553437
$399.99
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Brendan Shanahan Signed 1985-86 Pre Rookie Card PSA Slabbed #83123417
$159.99
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Brendan Shanahan Signed Detroit Red Wings Long Sleeve T-Shirt PSA DNA Auto
$61.59
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BRENDAN SHANAHAN SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS 02 STANLEY CUP CCM JERSEY PSA DNA COA
$349.99
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BRENDAN SHANAHAN SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS 3X CUP CHAMPS CCM JERSEY PSA DNA COA
$374.99
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Brendan Shanahan Signed Devils Program Auto Autograph PSA DNA T26559
$25.00
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1994 FLEER - #191 BRENDAN SHANAHAN AUTO SIGNED - PSA DNA
$38.00
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