Colin Kaepernick Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Colin Kaepernick

Date of Birth: 11/3/1987
Rookie Card Year: 2011
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

As soon as he was christened the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick cards soared. And why not? In just his second season, he was given the chance to lead one of the NFL's most storied franchises. With speculation running rampant, many are wondering how Kaepernick can stack up against the likes of legends Joe Montana and Steve Young.

50 Hottest Colin Kaepernick Cards

For Colin Kaepernick cards to ascend to elite levels in the hobby, the biggest thing the quarterback can do is win. The built-in 49ers fanbase is looking for that more than any record. Because quarterbacks are so highly sought after in the hobby, wrestling the starting job away from Alex Smith sent collectors scrambling. As a back-up, Kaepernick was lost in the shuffle behind the likes of Cam Newton and Andy Dalton as far as 2011 rookies went. But now Kaepernick's his turn to shine.

More than 25 Colin Kaepernick rookie cards are available to collectors. Low-end options like 2011 Topps and 2011 Score should never command huge sums because they're so readily available. They make for great options for those who just want a rookie card of an NFL quarterback. Mid-range options for those on a budget include 2011 Donruss Elite or 2011 Topps Chrome. Those looking for pricey Colin Kaepernick rookie cards have lots to choose from. The quarterback has several limited edition rookies that come with both his autograph and a piece of player-worn jersey. The most expensive Colin Kaepernick rookie cards come from 2011 Playoff National Treasures and 2011 Topps Five Star.

It is worth noting that Upper Deck has a couple of very popular Colin Kaepernick cards. Both 2011 Upper Deck Exquisite and 2011 SP Authentic have some of his most valuable first-year cards. However, because they're licensed by the NCAA and not the NFL, we don't rank them as true rookie cards.

Because he is only emerging as an NFL star, there isn't a lot of autographed memorabilia widely available to collectors outside of trading cards. This should change fast as demand rises.

Top Colin Kaepernick Rookie Cards

2011 Topps Five Star Colin Kaepernick RC #181 Autographed Patch #/65

2011 Five Star Colin Kaepernick Image

A beautifully designed card featuring a jersey patch, often multi-colored, and an on-card autograph, it is extremely limited with just 65 serial numbered copies in existence.

2011 Playoff National Treasures Colin Kaepernick RC #327 Autographed Patch #/99

2011 National Treasures Colin Kaepernick Image

Competing head to head with the previous card for top honors, this National Treasures card is equally beautiful, features a larger patch and on-card signature. Slightly more available with a print run of 99 copies, this is a classic Colin Kaepernick rookie card.

2011 Playoff Contenders Colin Kaepernick RC #227 Autograph

2011 Contenders Colin Kaepernick Image

While there are certainly more limited edition Kaepernick RC's to choose from, the popularity of the Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs is unparalleled in the hobby. While the design of the card is heavily reliant on cordoned off sections giving it a "boxey" appearance, this is still one of Kaepernick's key and most popular rookie cards.

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2011 SCORE COLIN KAEPERNICK ROOKIE GOLD ZONE VARIATION RARE PRINT RUN 199
$15.00
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2011 Colin Kaepernick Topps GEM MINT 10 1st Graded Rookie 49ers Rc
$14.00
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2011 Topps #123 COLIN KAEPERNICK '1950 Bowman' RC *BGS 9 MINT w 9.5* 49er's RC
$19.95
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2013 Panini Prizm Colin Kaepernick Blue Pulsar Die Cut #183 9 15 Rare!!
$19.99
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2014 Topps Football Photo Variation 17 Colin Kaepernick SP
$7.50
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Colin Kaepernick 2014 Topps Sp Photo Variation #17 San Francisco 49ers
$7.02
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2011 UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT COLIN KAEPERNICK ROOKIE ON CARD AUTO #155 599
$74.99
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COLIN KAEPERNICK 2014 ELITE SERIES SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
$6.89
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2014 NFL COMMEMORATIVE KICKOFF COIN COLIN KAEPERNICK
$10.00
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2013 TOPPS 5 STAR CAREER, COLIN KAEPERNICK QB, 49ERS Ser# 183 208
$6.29
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2013 Panini Prizm Colin Kaepernick Blue Pulsar Prizm (Refractor) MNH card
$5.99
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COLIN KAEPERNICK 2011 TOPPS PRIME ROOKIE # 699 GOLD
$55.00
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Topps Legends RC Colin Kaepernick Autpgraphed Hand Signed 2011 #162
$25.00
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2014 TOPPS COIN KICKOFF COMMERATIVE SALUTE TO SERVICE #d COLIN KAEPERNICK 49ERS
$19.99
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COLIN KAEPERNICK 2011 PLATES AND PATCHES 3 COLOR PATCH AUTO RC 51 499 49ERS
$51.00
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Colin Kaepernick Press Pass Legends authentic autograph
$60.00
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Rookie Cards

Colin Kaepernick Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2011 Score Colin Kaepernick Image

  • 2011 Prestige #220
  • 2011 Score #320
  • 2011 Topps #413
  • 2011 Topps Legends #162
  • 2011 Topps Platinum #59
  • 2011 Topps Prime Retail #47
  • 2011 Topps Rising Rookies #128

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2011 Topps Chrome Colin Kaepernick RC Image

Premium Rookie Cards

2011 Topps Inception Colin Kaepernick RC Image

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2011 SCORE COLIN KAEPERNICK ROOKIE GOLD ZONE VARIATION RARE PRINT RUN 199
$15.00
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2011 Colin Kaepernick Topps GEM MINT 10 1st Graded Rookie 49ers Rc
$14.00
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2011 Topps #123 COLIN KAEPERNICK '1950 Bowman' RC *BGS 9 MINT w 9.5* 49er's RC
$19.95
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2011 UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT COLIN KAEPERNICK ROOKIE ON CARD AUTO #155 599
$74.99
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COLIN KAEPERNICK 2011 TOPPS PRIME ROOKIE # 699 GOLD
$55.00
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Topps Legends RC Colin Kaepernick Autpgraphed Hand Signed 2011 #162
$25.00
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COLIN KAEPERNICK 2011 PLATES AND PATCHES 3 COLOR PATCH AUTO RC 51 499 49ERS
$51.00
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COLIN KAEPERNICK 2011 UD EXQUISITE AUTO "A" LOGO PATCH RC ROOKIE 135 AUTOGRAPH
$1,449.95
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COLIN KAEPERNICK 2011 GRIDIRON AUTO RC ROOKIE ORIENTATION GOLD # 10 AUTOGRAPH
$299.95
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2011 Topps Legends Aspiring Legacies Colin Kaepernick 28 99 GU JUMBO RC JERSEY
$26.99
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2011 TOPPS 413 COLIN KAEPERNICK PASSING-GOLD PSA 10 RC Pop 5
$79.99
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2011 TOPPS LEGENDS #AL-CK COLIN KAEPERNICK ROOKIE RC, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
$8.49
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2011 Topps #413a COLIN KAEPERNICK RC Beckett Gem Mint 9.5(9,9.5,9.5,10)
$24.99
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2011 PRESS PASS #24 COLIN KAEPERNICK ROOKIE CARD RC - SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
$6.25
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BGS 9.5 COLIN KAEPERNICK RC 2011 Certified Jersey Auto Rookie #282 #d 499 49ERS
$324.99
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2011 Donruss Elite #120 Colin Kaepernick RC 999 - NM-MT
$22.50
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Autograph Guide

Colin Kaepernick Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Colin Kaepernick'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. Some 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.

Colin Kaepernick Cut Signature Exemplar #1

Colin Kaepernick Autograph Image

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Colin Kaepernik Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Colin Kaepernick signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. However, depending on the type of item signed or in what setting, his signature characteristics can change.

Colin Kaepernick Signature Characteristics #1

  1. The entire signature is hastily written and largely not legible.
  2. A letter "C" resembling more of an "l" starts the signature.
  3. A series of three parallel lines, the second two spaced very closely together, follow the "C."
  4. A sideways looking over-sized looking "x" follows with one of the lines having a long narrow loop.

Colin Kaepernick Signature Characteristics #2

  1. The letters "C-l" represent the first name and each letter is very legible.
  2. The letter "K" is over-sized but fluid and well defined.
  3. Inscription of jersey number "7" often included on footballs.

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COLIN KAEPERNICK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED NEVADA WOLF PACK #10 NIKE JERSEY PSA DNA
$499.99
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Colin Kaepernick Signed Riddell 49ERS Mini Helmet JSA
$325.00
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Colin Kaepernick Signed Autographed 11X14 Photo GAI GA San Francisco 49ers
$89.99
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Colin Kaepernick Autographed Signed Jersey San Francisco 49ers GAI
$249.99
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Colin Kaepernick Signed San Francisco 49ers Mini Helmet JSA
$274.99
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Colin Kaepernick Autographed Signed Jersey San Francisco 49ers GAI
$229.99
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Colin Kaepernick Signed Autographed 11x14 San Francisco 49ers Frame 16x24 GAI GA
$199.99
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Colin Kaepernick Autographed Signed 11x14 San Francisco 49ers GAI GA
$99.99
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Colin Kaepernick #7 Signed San Francisco 49ers Jersey AUTO Size XL PSA DNA COA
$51.00
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Colin Kaepernick signed Nike On Field 49ERS Jersey PSA
$500.00
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8x10 Colin Kaepernick Autograph Signed COA GAI Global Sticker Cert Nevada
$99.99
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Colin Kaepernick Signed Nike 49ERS Jersey Tristar
$600.00
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COLIN KAEPERNICK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SF 49ERS SPEED MINI HELMET PSA DNA
$199.00
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COLIN KAEPERNICK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SF 49ERS MINI HELMET PSA DNA
$199.00
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COLIN KAEPERNICK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED NFL LEATHER FOOTBALL SF 49ERS PSA DNA
$329.00
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COLIN KAEPERNICK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED NIKE SF 49ERS RED JERSEY PSA DNA
$349.00
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