Damian Lillard Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Damian Lillard

Date of Birth: 7/15/1990
Rookie Card Year: 2012-13
Investment Rating: 7.5


As the sixth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, expectations were high for Damian Lillard, and he was happy to meet them. However, an already strange situation surrounding 2012-13 NBA rookie cards got even more complicated when the point guard signed an exclusive autograph deal with Leaf Trading Cards. And while there are plenty of Damian Lillard cards to choose from, he doesn't have nearly as many official rookie cards as other high-profile 2012-13 rookies. This situation was somewhat alleviated when it was announced that Leaf and Panini had reached an agreement to allow Damian Lillard autographs to appear in several late 2012-13 Panini products. Panini is also producing special Damian Lillard autographed cards using designs from earlier products in the 2012-13 line as part of a wrapper redemption program.

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Because of the labor dispute that shortened the 2011-12 season, 2012-13 Panini NBA products have two years' worth of rookie cards. Many products from the company focused largely on autographed rookie cards. Because Lillard never signed an autograph deal with Panini, he doesn't have rookie cards in several early-season sets. His pack-pulled NBA autographed rookie cards can be found in 2012-13 Panini Intrigue2012-13 Panini Immaculate and 2012-13 Panini Flawless.

Due to this unique situation, some of the best early Damian Lillard rookie cards are found in popular mid-range products, such as 2012-13 Panini Prizm Basketball. Rare parallels and inserts are also proving to be hot with collectors.

Collectors can still find plenty of other autograph cards for the Trail Blazers standout. Lillard is heavily featured in 2012-13 Leaf basketball and multi-sports products. Because Leaf doesn't hold an NBA license, these aren't official rookie cards but they're still garnering lots of attention on the secondary market.

Damian Lillard Rookie Card Guide

Click here for a comprehensive look at all Damian Lillard rookie cards.

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Damian Lillard 2012-13 Panini Hoops Rookie Card Lot(2) RC Portland-Trailblazers
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Damian Lillard 2012-13 Panini Hoops Rookie Card Lot(2) RC Portland Trailblazers
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Damian Lillard 13-14 Panini Intrigue #167 Intriguing Players GOLD Portland 0
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Damian Lillard 12-13 Panini Prizm #245 RC Portland Trailblazers Weber State
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Damian Lillard RC 6 10 2012-13 Panini Gold Standard Set #16 Platinum Parallel
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2012-13 Gold Standard Damian Lillard RC Sick Patch Autograph 4 10 BGS 9 Auto 10
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2012-13 leaf metal hoops matrix #hmdl2 DAMIAN LILLARD rookie BGS 10 9.5
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2012-13 leaf signature #dl1 DAMIAN LILLARD rookie BGS 10 9.5 9.5 9.5 auto 10
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2012-13 Damian Lillard Leaf Valiant Draft Autograph Rookie BGS9.5-10auto
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2012 leaf legends of sport #badl1 DAMIAN LILLARD rookie BGS 9.5 auto 10
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2013 leaf sports heroes valiant #badl1 DAMIAN LILLARD autographs BGS 9.5 10
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Damian Lillard 12-13 BRILLIANCE TEAM TOMORROW RC #9 trailblazers ROY
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Damian Lillard 12-13 marquee RC #461 . RARE SP HOT. R.O.Y. ALL-STAR
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Damian Lillard 12-13 CONTENDERS ROY die-cut RC #5 CLUTCH!
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Damian Lillard 12-13 select PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTO RC . HOT
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Autograph Guide

Damian Lillard Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Damian Lillard'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.

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Damian Lillard Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Damian Lillard 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 an even plane with a 45 degree slant to the right.
  2. The letter "D" is over-sized with a narrow, closed loop.
  3. A line coming off of the "D" implies the remaining letters of his first name.
  4. The "L" is about equal in size to the letter "D."
  5. A dot implies the letter "i."
  6. Two parallel lines are distinguishable for the letters "l-l."
  7. An additional pen stroke with a slight tail at the top end finishes the signature.

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Damian Lillard Signed Adidas Portland Jersey - Inscribed "ROY 2013" - JSA COA
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Damian Lillard Signed Portland Trail Blazers Logo Balll W JSA & EXACT PIC PROOF
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Damian Lillard Hot! signed Portland Trailblazers 11x14 photo PSA DNA cert PROOF!
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Damian Lillard PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS Signed Full Size Basketball PSA DNA COA
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Damian Lillard Signed Autographed 11x14 Photo. Trailblazers. ROY. PROOF. JSA COA
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PSA DNA Damian Lillard Signed Portland Trailblazers Jersey Adidas Swingman HOT
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PSA DNA Damian Lillard Signed Portland Trailblazers Jersey Adidas Swingman RARE
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