Clyde Drexler Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Clyde Drexler

Date of Birth: 6/2/1962
Rookie Card Year: 1986-87
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Clyde "The Glide" Drexler was a standout player during his career and one of the most versatile players of the era, but he could not make the transition to hobby superstar. While he never reached the same collecting level as other top players from this period, Clyde Drexler cards and memorabilia maintain solid values and interest.

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Clyde Drexler first emerged on the main basketball stage as a member of Phi Slamma Jama. The nickname was applied to the members of the University of Houston basketball team. Headlined by Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, Phi Slamma Jama brought a new dunk-heavy style of play to the masses, along with several successful NCAA tournament runs. Following his junior season, Clyde Drexler declared for the 1983 NBA Draft, and was selected 14th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Clyde Drexler spent the majority of his NBA career with Portland, but was traded to Houston near the end of his career. He finally claimed his only NBA title during the 1994-95 season, when he was reunited with his college teammate, Hakeem Olajuwon, on the Houston Rockets. Drexler finished with 10 All-Star appearances, a gold medal with the original Dream Team in 1992, and he was voted as a member of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Clyde Drexler was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.

Check out a video of Clyde Drexler's top ten dunks here.

"The Glide" is a frequent signer and his autographed cards been included in recent Leaf, Upper Deck and Panini products. Although he only has one rookie card, his Star card predates his official rookie by several years and remains a popular option.

Clyde Drexler Rookie Cards

1986-87 Fleer Clyde Drexler RC #26

The 1986-87 season marked Clyde Drexler's fourth NBA season, but the 1986-87 Fleer release is still viewed as his official rookie card. Based on the impressive checklist of rookie players from this product, Clyde Drexler's rookie has a tendency to be overlooked by collectors.

1983-84 Star Clyde Drexler #100

Checking in the the same season as his actual rookie year, the first NBA card for Clyde Drexler came from the Star Company. Despite not being regarded as his official rookie, 1983084 Star is still an appealing Clyde Drexler card, with a minimal design and bright red border.

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13-14 National Treasures Scripts Gold Proof Autograph Auto Clyde Drexler 25
$44.99

1987 88 Fleer Basketball Card #30 Clyde Drexler
$9.78

2009-10 PANINI COURT KINGS CLYDE DREXLER GU 124 149
$5.99

2008-09 Hot Prospects Hot Tandems #HT8 Clyde Drexler Hakeem Olajuwon
$5.00

CLYDE DREXLER '04 upper deck sweet shots autograph
$31.00

1991 Star 11 card SEALED sets Clyde Drexler 4 sets Portland Trailblazers
$10.00

2004-05 Clyde Drexler SP Game Used All-Star Sigs 13 25 PSA 8 251
$99.99

2005 Clyde Drexler Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Autograph PSA 8 943
$75.99

1984-85 STAR CLYDE DREXLER card # 165 graded CSA 9!
$36.00

1985-86 Star Co. NBA #106 CLYDE DREXLER BGS 9.5 GEM MINT plus Counterfeit Tips
$75.95

1993 NBA Jam Session #184 Clyde DREXLER PSA 9+++ RARE
$9.99

2009-10 National Treasures Clyde Drexler Champions AUTO 20 25 SP HOF ROCKETS
$79.99

2012 Exquisite Clyde Drexler Personal Touch AUTO 13 30 Food SP HOF
$59.99

1985-86 Star Franz #5 Clyde Drexler SSA 9 Mint
$39.97

1996 Metal, Steel Slamin, Insert #2, Clyde Drexler, L-362
$9.95

2012-13 Leaf Signature Black & White: Red Serial #2 2 Clyde Drexler BGS 9.5 10
$120.00
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Autograph Guide

Clyde Drexler Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Clyde Drexler'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 and Mounted Memories, to name a few.

Clyde Drexler Cut Signature Exemplar

Clyde Drexler Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Clyde Drexler 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 signature begins with a large "C" that has a exaggerated lip at the top of the letter.
  2. Next comes the clear cursive "l-y", but the "y" resembles a printed letter.
  3. The pen lifts and a cursive "d-e" ends the first name.
  4. The last name starts with a large "D" featuring a swooping finish at the bottom.
  5. From there, the signature ends in one motion, "r-e-x-l-e-r".
  6. The last "r" tends to be a little sloppy and appears to be more of an extension of the "e".

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1990 Fleer #154 Clyde Drexler PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto HOF Blazers Rockets
$35.10

Clyde Drexler Signed Houston Rockets RED TB Jersey JSA
$424.99

Clyde Drexler Signed Houston Rockets WHITE Jersey JSA
$424.99

Clyde Drexler Signed Houston Rockets BLUE TB Jersey JSA
$424.99

Clyde Drexler Signed 1992 USA Dream Team Jersey JSA
$424.99

Drazen Petrovic Clyde Drexler Bill Walton + Signed Trail Blazers Pennant PSA DNA
$499.99

Clyde Drexler SIGNED 8x10 Photo Houston Rockets PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$75.00

Clyde Drexler Signed 1992 USA Dream Team Jersey JSA
$424.99

Clyde Drexler Autographed Signed 1990 Hoops Card #245 PSA DNA #83712441
$39.00

Clyde Drexler Autographed Signed 1990 Fleer Card #154 PSA DNA #83712445
$39.00

Clyde Drexler Autographed Signed 1989 Hoops Card #69 PSA DNA #83712446
$39.00

Clyde Drexler Autographed Signed 1988 Fleer Card #92 PSA DNA #83712439
$49.00

Michael Jordan Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo VS Clyde Drexler UDA 21 223
$749.99

CLYDE DREXLER HOUSTON ROCKETS SIGNED NBA SPALDING BASKETBALL JSA #K74746
$199.00

Clyde Drexler Signed Rockets 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph HOF 2004
$59.99

Clyde Drexler Signed Autographed Blazers Rockets NBA Champions Basketball JSA
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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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