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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Clyde Drexler Error Off Center 1992-93 Fleer "Sharp Shooter" # 13 Of 18. In N M-
$5.00

1986 Fleer Basketball #26 Clyde Drexler Trail Blazers RC Rookie HOF PSA 8 NM-MT
$27.50

2015-16 Panini Absolute Frequent Flyers Clyde Drexler Auto Patch 3 Color 25
$20.49

2006 07 UD SP AUTHENTIC CLYDE DREXLER SIGN OF THE TIMES AUTO SIGNATURE 47 50
$69.99

1987 Fleer #30 Clyde Drexler HOF Blazers PSA 10 GEM MINT " POP 12 ONLY "
$338.66

1990 Fleer All-Stars Basketball #11 Clyde Drexler Trail Blazers HOF PSA 10
$27.00

2009-10 Court Kings Memorabilia #107 Clyde Drexler 149 Houston Rockets Card 0s3
$12.25

1996-97 Bowman's Best Refractor 75 Clyde Drexler
$5.99

1984 STAR ALL STAR GAME #27 CLYDE DREXLER DENVER POLICE BGS 9.5 GEM MT ST038
$49.99

2014 15 Panini National Treasures CLYDE DREXLER Logoman Signatures Auto 1 49=1 1
$50.99

Clyde Drexler 1996-97 Skybox ex-2000 Credentials insert card
$32.60

1986 Fleer 26 Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers RC Rookie Basketball Card 2b5
$37.66

2011 Panini Gold Standard Golden 50 Memorabilia #25 Clyde Drexler 149 Card 2e1
$13.24

2010 Absolute Memorabila Frequent Flyer Spectrum #19 Clyde Drexler 100 Card 4d9
$6.20

CLYDE DREXLER 2011 12 11 12 FLEER RETRO #18 COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE DIE-CUT AB5932
$7.99

2014-15 SELECT PRIZMS BLUE AND SILVER #203 CLYDE DREXLER COU
$9.99
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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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Clyde Drexler signed basketball Trailblazers Rockets PSA Auth #S86503 NBA HOF
$189.00

HAKEEM OLAJUWON CLYDE DREXLER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED HOUSTON ROCKETS 16x20 PHOTO JSA
$199.99

CLYDE DREXLER - HAND SIGNED BASKETBALL JERSEY AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH w JSA COA
$119.99

1992 Upper Deck Mcdonalds Clyde Drexler Signed Autographed Psa Dna
$39.99

Clyde Drexler Autographed Signed Jersey Portland Trail Blazers JSA
$149.99

CLYDE DREXLER BLAZERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA
$71.96

Clyde Drexler Signed Basketball The Clyde HOF 04 PSA DNA F35337
$195.00

Clyde Drexler Signed Spalding Indoor Outdoor Basketball PSA DNA P74659
$160.00

CLYDE DREXLER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ROCKETS JERSEY JSA #WP87972
$45.00

Clyde Drexler Portland Trailblazers Signed Auto Slabbed Card PSA DNA 81996245
$49.99

Clyde Drexler Portland Trailblazers Signed Auto Slabbed Card PSA DNA 81997057
$49.99

HOF CLYDE DREXLER 1995-96 FLEER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #221 JSA SLABBED
$71.96

Clyde Drexler Signed 6 19 95 Sports Illustrated Magazine Steiner COA
$99.99

Clyde Drexler Signed Autographed Spa;ding Basketball JSA
$124.99

Clyde Drexler Framed Jersey Signed PSA DNA COA Autographed Houston Cougars Ro...
$599.95

1986 FLEER CLYDE DREXLER HOF Signed RC #26 PSA DNA 8oc Rookie Auto 356
$459.99
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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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