Brian Leetch Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Brian Leetch

Date of Birth: 3/3/1968
Rookie Card Year: 1989-90
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

As one of the best NHL defensemen of all-time, Brian Leetch cards and autographed memorabilia hold a special place in the hearts of collectors. His career spanned 18-years, most of which were spent with the New York Rangers. He helped guide the team to their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason MVP.

Leetch has two rookie cards: 1989-90 O-Pee-Chee and 1989-90 Topps Hockey. Both are readily available and shouldn't cost more than a few dollars ungraded.

While it's not a traditional rookie card, the 1988-89 Panini Hockey Stickers set has Leetch a full year before his first NHL card. This sticker is tough to find as a single and does often sell for a little more than either the Topps or O-Pee-Chee rookies.

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Brian Leetch's first certified autograph card was produced by Be A Player in 1994-95. It has a print run of 600 copies. Issued the year after the New York Rangers Stanley Cup victory, it is highly desired by collectors.

1997-98 Upper Deck Hockey has his first game-used memorabilia card. It is part of the Game Jerseys insert set.

As one of the greatest New York Rangers of all-time, demand for Leetch's autographed memorabilia is always strong. Leetch had an exclusive autograph deal with Steiner Sports for several years. As a result, many of his signed items come with a Steiner certificate of authenticity.

Brian Leetch Rookie Card Checklist

1989-90 O-Pee-Chee Brian Leetch RC #136

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As was custom for the time period, the only noticeable differences between this card and the Topps version below are the logo and bilingual back. It is written in English and French.

1989-90 Topps Brian Leetch RC #136

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While the O-Pee-Chee card typically sells for more money, some collectors actually prefer the Topps version. This is because the Topps set, for once, a little tougher to find than its Canadian cousin. That said, both are extremely reasonably priced, even top-end professionally graded versions.

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08-09 UD Masterpieces Legends Brian Leetch Red Brushstrokes Auto # 10 **RARE**
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01-02 UD Honor Roll Distinctive Pucks Gold Brian Leetch #5 100 **RARE**
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2012-13 Black Diamond Ruby #161 Brian Leetch 100
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1996-97 Donruss Canadian Ice Red Press Proof #108 Brian Leetch 750 NY Rangers
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BRIAN LEETCH 2003 IN THE GAME GAME USED JERSEY
$7.94
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BRIAN LEETCH 40 Card Rookie Lot RC O-Pee-Chee +Topps 1989-90+XRC 88-89++ Rangers
$58.99
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2013-14 Upper Deck Game Jerseys #GJBL Brian Leetch
$5.95
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BRIAN LEETCH 04-05 ULTIMATE AUTO HARD SIGNATURE,
$25.00
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2013-14 Panini National Treasures Brian Leetch Base 199
$9.99
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1989 90 Topps & OPC Hockey Cards - Brett Hull, Brian Leetch RC, ++
$8.00
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2013-14 National Treasures Brian Leetch TRIPLE GU PATCH AUTO RC 32 50
$6.28
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Brian Leetch- 2 89 90 OPC RC's Graded
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TOUGH 1998-99 Brian Leetch Upper Deck Black Diamond PREMIUM CUT - DIE CUT
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07-08 UPPER DECK "THE CUP" BRIAN LEETCH BASE 120 249
$12.95
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Autograph Guide

Brian Leetch Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Brian Leetch'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 companySome 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.

Brian Leetch Cut Signature Exemplar:

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

Brian Leetch Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is written in cursive with a unique and fluid writing style.
  2. The "B" resembles a number "3" as it has no vertical line connecting the humps.
  3. The remaining letters of the first name are indiscernible as they all look the same.
  4. The "L" in the last name is written in a manner that the bottom loop forms what looks like a "9." The top loop forms a long hook shape.
  5. The other letters of the last name are not legible by letter.
  6. The letter "t" is written so that it actually looks like a cursive "b" that has been crossed.
  7. The "h" is over-sized and consists of a vertical line on an angle and a connecting horizontally line that extends to the right.

Brian Leetch Signed Puck Pricing:

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Brian Leetch Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Brian Leetch Signed Stick Pricing:

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Brian Leetch Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Brian Leetch Signed Photographs

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1992 UPPER DECK #434 BRIAN LEETCH PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR980
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1994 SP #74 BRIAN LEETCH PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR984
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Mark Messier Brian Leetch Dual Signed Rangers 8x10 NHL Photo Steiner Sports coa
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Brian Leetch Autographed Signed 1990 Topps Card #221 PSA DNA #83463156
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Brian Leetch Signed Auto Team USA Framed 8x10 Steiner New York Rangers
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MARK MESSIER MIKE RICHTER BRIAN LEETCH SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO 94 STANLEY CUP STEINER
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BRIAN LEETCH Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Picture Photo Boston Bruins PSA DNA
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BRIAN LEETCH Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Picture Photo New York Rangers PSA DNA
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Brian Leetch signed 8x10 Photo Rangers PSA DNA auto
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Steiner Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Eric Lindros Signed 8x10 Custom Framed Photo
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BRIAN LEETCH SIGNED CUSTOM FRAMED NEW YORK RANGERS 20X24 PHOTO STEINER COA
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Brian Leetch Signed & Framed In Air 8X10 Photograph with Steiner Sports COA
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Brian Leetch Retirement Night Signed Framed Photo Steiner 8x10 Autograph #2
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Mark Messier & Brian Leetch Signed All-Star Autographed 16x20 Photo STEINER COA
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Brian Leetch Rangers signed 8x10 Donruss Studio photo PSA DNA
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