Chris Paul Cards, Rookie Card Guide and Memorabilia Guide

Chris Paul

Date of Birth: 5/6/1985
Rookie Card Year: 2005-06
Investment Rating: 7.5


Chris Paul has long been considered one of the elite point guards in the NBA and commands plenty of hobby attention.  The one thing that appeared to be holding him back was a lack of a talented players around him and that he played for the small-market Hornets. With a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, Paul now has large-market exposure. He's also paired with another dynamic player and hobby favorite in Blake Griffin. Chris Paul cards and memorabilia could be in line for a big jump in the near future.

As a rookie from the 2005 Draft, Paul was the top choice among collectors and has maintained that appeal throughout his career. The potential for greatness as a member of the Clippers puts the point guard in rare company and should lead to a push in Chris Paul card and memorabilia prices. Although LA has long been loyal to the Lakers, the combination of Paul and Griffin should give the team a larger part of the spotlight. This momentum will continue to build as the Clippers become more successful .

Chris Paul has almost 30 rookie cards available and there is also an earlier NBA card for Paul that was included in 2004-05 Finest as a redemption. The top three Chris Paul rookie cards all feature his signature and are highlighted below.

Top Chris Paul Rookie Cards

2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Chris Paul RC #46  Autographed Patch  #/99

This rare Chris Paul card features an on-card autograph and a patch swatch. With the weight that Exquisite carries in the hobby, these cards regularly sell for thousands of dollars.

2005-06 Greats of the Game #113 Autograph #/99

Greats of the Game presents a viable, low-cost alternative to the Exquisite rookie. This Chris Paul card can be had for pennies on the dollar versus the Exquisite while still featuring an on-card autograph and print run of 99.

2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Chris Paul RC #146 Autograph #/250

With a slightly higher print run, the 2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Chris Paul card can be found much more easily than the other two cards on the list but still brings in strong values. The card also features an on-card autograph.

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Chris Paul 2012 Panini Limited Signatures On Card Auto 4 10 Clippers

Chris Paul Autograph Clippers Wake Forest 2009-10 Upper Deck Draft Edition 4 25

2014 Panini Signatures Chris Paul Super Short Print Green 5 5 BAY 1 1 MINT

2006-07 SP Signature CHRIS PAUL DERON WILLIAMS Raymond Felton Triple Auto # 25


2005-06 Topps Big Game Chris Paul ROOKIE HAT # 125!

2014-15 Totally Certified CHRIS PAUL Clippers 1 1 GOLD Refractor Die-Cut 10 10


05-06 Ultimate Collection Chris Paul Andrew Bogut Deron Williams RC 4x Auto #5 5

2007-08 UD Premier Stitchings Chris Paul Hornets Logo Patch AUTO 3 5 BGS 8.5

La Clippers Autograph Jersey Cards Chris Paul Blake Griffin Crawford Redick

2014 Panini Totally Certified Chris Paul Mirror Platinum Green Die-Cut SSP 5

2013-14 Panini Prizm CHRIS PAUL #16 Skills Purple SP 99 LA CLIPPERS Wake Forest

2005-06 Upper Deck Slam #93 Chris Paul GEM MINT PSA 10 (RC - Rookie) (PSCC)

2014-15 14 15 Spectra Blake Griffin Chris Paul Green Double Team Logo Patch #4 5

2005 etopps #46 CHRIS PAUL 2000 clippers rookie card BGS 9.5 (9.5 9.5 10 9.5)
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Rookie Cards

Chris Paul Rookie Card Checklist

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2005-06 Topps Big Game Chris Paul ROOKIE HAT # 125!

CHRIS PAUL 2005 06 05 06 TOPPS 1952 STYLE #154 ROOKIE RC (BV=$12) AB1777

2005-06 Upper Deck Slam #93 Chris Paul GEM MINT PSA 10 (RC - Rookie) (PSCC)

2005 etopps #46 CHRIS PAUL 2000 clippers rookie card BGS 9.5 (9.5 9.5 10 9.5)

2005 2006 Topps BAZOOKA Basketball Set with Lebron James Chris Paul Rookie Card


2005 06 Bowman rc CHRIS PAUL los angeles clippers Rookie card PSA

2005-06 Topps Chrome Chris Paul Rookie #168 PSA 9 MINT

Chris Paul PSA 8, 2005 Topps RC #224

2005-06 Topps #224 Chris Paul RC

CHRIS PAUL 2005 SP Sign of the Times RC #CP - PSA 10 GEM MINT - POP 1 of 1

CHRIS PAUL 2005 Bowman DP & PROS. Chrome Refr. - PSA 10

Chris Paul RC Insert 2005 06 Upper Deck ROOKIE CARD Basketball LA CLIPPERS

2005-06 Ultimate CHRIS PAUL Premium Patches Rookie 4-Color Jersey Patch 50

Chris Paul 2005-06 SP Authentic rookie auto 1299 RC on-card auto!
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Autograph Guide

Chris Paul Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Chris Paul'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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic, Upper Deck Authentic, Tristar and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Chris Paul Cut Signature Exemplar

Chris Paul Autograph Sample

Chris Paul Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Chris Paul signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:

  1. The whole signature is written on about a 45 degree angle.
  2. His signature consists of the letter "C-s-P-l" abd his jersey number "3."
  3. The letter "C" makes almost a full circle and contains the jersey inscription "#3."
  4. The letter "C" flows into an "s" which consists of an up and down pen stroke or a more elaborate formation. consisting of a loop at the top and the bottom. He does this when taking his time and isn't rushed.
  5. The letter "P" is distinguishable and sometimes exhibits a curlycue at the bottom.
  6. The final letter is an obvious and legible "l."

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Chris Paul Signed I O Basketball (Signed in Silver) Steiner

Chris Paul Signed Zi O Basketball (Signed in Silver) Steiner


Chris Paul Signed 8x10 Photo Facing Kobe Bryant Metallic Image Steiner COA

Chris Paul & Williams Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Wake Forest PSA DNA #S40760

CHRIS PAUL Signed Clippers Official Adidas NBA Swingman Jersey - STEINER

LA Clippers CHRIS PAUL Signed Spalding NBA I O Basketball - STEINER

Chris Paul JSA Signed 11x14 Framed Photo Los Angeles Clippers Auto

Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers autographed GQ magazine JSA signed

Chris Paul and Tony Parker autographed Sports Illustrated JSA signed Spurs NBA

Chris Paul Signed Autographed 16x20 Photograph Charlotte Hornets UDA Sephia 103

Steiner Chris Paul Signed L.A. Clippers Signed White Swingman Jersey

Steiner Chris Paul Signed L.A. Clippers Light Blue Swingman Jersey

Chris Paul Signed Molten Olympic I O Basketball Steiner COA

Chris Paul Signed Molten Gold Trophy Olympic I O basketball w " 08 Steiner COA

Chris Paul Signed Wake Forest Rubber Basketball w "1st Team AA Insc Steiner COA
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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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