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


Overview

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.

Top eBay Listings

25523* 2006-07 Topps Own the Game Relic # OTGR-CP Chris Paul 94 99
$15.00

PRISTINE..FINEST GOLD REFRACTOR 25 CHRIS PAUL RC BGS 10..CARDREGISTRY
$999.99

2005 PRESS PASS AUTOGRAPHS CHRIS PAUL ROOKIE AUTO
$21.50

2012-13 Panini Limited Home & Away Jersey CHRIS PAUL Los Angelas Clippers # 99
$14.99

2005-06 Topps Big Game Chris Paul ROOKIE Logo Ball Card #35 75
$79.99

Chris Paul 2006-7 SP SIGNATURE auto
$24.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman Rookie gem mint 10 #111
$15.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman Chrome Rookie gem mint 10 #111
$22.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman Gold Rookie gem mint 10 #111
$19.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman SP game Used Rookie gem mint 10 #ed to 999
$29.99

2005 Chris Paul Hoops Rookie gem mint 10 #181
$14.99

2005 Chris Paul Net Futures 1 of 50 Gold Rookie gem mint 10
$22.99

2005 Chris Paul SPXcitement Rookie gem mint 10 #Ed to 1999
$24.99

2005 Chris Paul Topps 22 style Rookie gem mint 10 #154
$14.99

2005 Chris Paul Upper Deck Debut Rookie gem mint 10 #103
$12.99

2005 Chris Paul Upper Deck Hardcourt Rookie gem mint 10 #ed1750
$19.99
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Rookie Cards

Chris Paul Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2005-06 Chris Paul Sweet Swatches #82 of 125
$9.99

2005 PRESS PASS AUTOGRAPHS CHRIS PAUL ROOKIE AUTO
$21.50

2005-06 Topps Big Game Chris Paul ROOKIE Logo Ball Card #35 75
$79.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman Rookie gem mint 10 #111
$15.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman Chrome Rookie gem mint 10 #111
$22.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman Gold Rookie gem mint 10 #111
$19.99

2005 Chris Paul Bowman SP game Used Rookie gem mint 10 #ed to 999
$29.99

2005 Chris Paul Hoops Rookie gem mint 10 #181
$14.99

2005 Chris Paul Net Futures 1 of 50 Gold Rookie gem mint 10
$22.99

2005 Chris Paul SPXcitement Rookie gem mint 10 #Ed to 1999
$24.99

2005 Chris Paul Topps 22 style Rookie gem mint 10 #154
$14.99

2005 Chris Paul Topps Poker Chip Rookie
$7.99

2005 Chris Paul Upper Deck Debut Rookie gem mint 10 #103
$12.99

2005 Chris Paul Upper Deck Hardcourt Rookie gem mint 10 #ed1750
$19.99

CHRIS PAUL 2005-06 BAZOOKA RC #166 GEM MINT 10 (BL615)
$14.99

CHRIS PAUL 2005-06 TOPPS FIRST EDITION RC #224 PSA MINT 9 (BL615)
$19.99
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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 Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Chris Paul Signed Photographs

Top eBay Listings

CHRIS PAUL Signed Los Angeles Clippers Swingman Jersey Steiner.
$595.00

CHRIS PAUL Signed Platinum Photo Steiner.
$375.00

CHRIS PAUL Signed ZI O BASKETBALL STEINER.
$395.00

CHRIS PAUL Signed Spotlight Photo Steiner.
$395.00

CHRIS PAUL CP3 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WAKE FOREST #3 BASKETBALL JERSEY STEINER
$349.99

Chris Paul Signed 8x10 Photo Facing Kobe Bryant Metallic Image Steiner COA
$150.00

CHRIS PAUL LA Clippers Signed Layup Against Lakers Vertical Photo Steiner
$345.00

CHRIS PAUL Signed vs Lakers' Canvas Steiner.
$395.00

CHRIS PAUL LA Clippers Signed Big Sig Panoramic Photo Steiner
$405.00

CHRIS PAUL LA Clippers Signed 2013 ASG Photo with "13 AS MVP" Inscribed Steiner
$405.00

CHRIS PAUL Los Angeles Clippers Signed Swingman White Jersey Steiner.
$555.00

CHRIS PAUL LA Clippers Signed vs Kobe Bryant Photo Steiner
$345.00

CHRIS PAUL LA Clippers Signed Pop Out Collage Display Steiner
$595.00

CHRIS PAUL Signed Basketball Pop Out Collage Display Steiner
$595.00

CHRIS PAUL Signed Guarded by Wade Photo Steiner.
$605.00

CHRIS PAUL LA Clippers Signed Layup Against Lakers Photo Steiner
$345.00
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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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