Dan Fouts Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Dan Fouts

Date of Birth: 6/10/1951
Rookie Card Year: 1975
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

Dan Fouts football cards and autographed memorabilia remain relatively popular due to the fact that he led one of the most dynamic offensives in the NFL during the late 1970s and early '80s. His San Diego Chargers were a force to be reckoned with. However, an awful defense derailed the team from having any real post-season success and keeping Fouts out of the hobby's elite.

Fout's rookie card can be found in the 1975 Topps Football set. Gem Mint examples of the card can sell for four figures while NM or better condition raw copies can be purchased for less than $40. Fouts flew under the radar of most fans and collectors at the time. He was drafted in the third round out of the University of Oregon, which was not as notable of  a football school as it is today. Fouts quickly garnered mainstream attention after leading the league in passing four times. He would be named to the Pro Bowl team six times, earning an NFL MVP award and eventually be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Dan Fouts' first certified autograph card is in 1992 Pro Line Portraits. His first memorabilia cards can be found in 2000 Donruss Elite and 2000 Leaf Certified. His Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Autograph is his most popular early autographed memorabilia card and is limited to just 50 serial-numbered copies.

Dan Fouts went on to have a successful broadcasting career, which kept him in the local spotlight. A fan favorite, his autographed memorabilia is still very popular. He occasionally signs at organized autograph signing events and is a willing in-person signer. Footballs and mini-helmets are the items he is most frequently asked to sign and can be found relatively easily and at an affordable price.

Dan Fouts Rookie Card

1975 Topps Football Dan Fouts RC #367

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Fouts' rookie card shows him under center during a game ready to lead the San Diego Chargers' offensive attack. Colorful design elements of a scrolling banner and helmet house vital information such as team, position and conference.

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Dan Fouts 1975 Topps football card #367 HOF San Diego Chargers
$6.99
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Dan Fouts 2011 Panini Certified FOTG Game Used Jersey 26 49 Chargers
$5.00
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1976 TOPPS #128 DAN FOUTS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS EXCELLENT
$8.80
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1975 Topps #367 Dan Fouts RC PSA 8
$63.00
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1978 Topps Dan Fouts 499
$6.50
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1976 TOPPS #128 DAN FOUTS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOF 3244
$8.95
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1984 TOPPS #179 DAN FOUTS PSA 9
$13.65
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1986 TOPPS DAN FOUTS PSA GRADED CARD!!!!H.O.F'ER & CHARGER GREAT
$9.50
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1978 Dan Fouts autograph + 1987 Topps Cello Pack with Dan Fouts on the back
$6.99
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2013 CERTIFIED DAN FOUTS IMMORTALS PLATINUM GOLD CARD#161 13 25
$10.00
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1982 TOPPS #231 DAN FOUTS PSA 9
$10.92
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Dan Fouts 2008 Donruss Sports Legends Game Used Jersey #058 100
$10.00
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1976 TOPPS #128 DAN FOUTS PSA 9 CHARGERS H.O.F.
$34.99
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1976 Topps Lot of 34 Chargers 10 cards #128 Dan Fouts 49ers 8 card Rams 16 cards
$21.99
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1983 Topps 1982 Record Breaker Dan Fouts Card Framed W San Diego Chargers Pin
$5.00
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1975 Topps 367 Dan Fouts RC NM #D34122
$41.25
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Autograph Guide

Dan Fouts Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Dan Fouts autograph 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, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Dan Fouts Cut Signature Exemplar

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Dan Fouts Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dan Fouts signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A very legible and even handed signature written on an even horizontal plane.
  2. The letters "D" and "F" are usually larger than the other letters.
  3. The "D" forms an oval shaped loop, fully closed with the top wider than the bottom.
  4. The letter "d" is slightly open and leans against the "D" the "n" is implied with a small hump.
  5. The letter "F" looks like a lower case "t" with a small curl on the bottom of the vertical line; a sideways shaped "L" caps the letter.
  6. The "o" is fully closed and the "u" is legible.
  7. The "t" is a looped and crossed and the "s" is standard cursive.

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Dan Fouts Signed Photograph Pricing:

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DAN FOUTS OREGON DUCKS,CHARGERS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED FULL SIZE HELMET
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DAN FOUTS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS SIGNED BLUE JERSEY JSA
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DAN FOUTS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED JERSEY PSA DNA COA SAN DIEGO CHARGERS OREGON DUCKS
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DAN FOUTS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS SIGNED BLUE JERSEY JSA
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CHARGERS DAN FOUTS "HOF 93" AUTHENTIC SIGNED BLUE JERSEY WITH STATS PSA DNA
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DAN FOUTS Signed HOF 93 San Diego Chargers White Jersey Autograph PSA Size 50
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DAN FOUTS 2 Bar Throwback TB Auto Autograph Signed Mini Helmet Chargers PSA DNA
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DAN FOUTS Auto Autograph Signed HOF Mini Helmet San Diego Chargers PSA DNA
$79.99
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Dan Fouts Signed San Diego Chargers T B Mini Helmet w inscriptions PSA DNA
$169.00
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Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers Signed Football Jersey JSA COA
$114.99
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTHENTIC MINI HELMET SAN DIEGO CHARGES JSA COA
$100.00
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Dan Fouts "HOF 83" Signed Full Size Replica Chargers Helmet JSA #W301156
$189.99
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 11X14 PHOTO PSA OREGON HOF
$79.99
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DAN FOUTS ROOKIE SIGNED PSA DNA 1975 TOPPS CERTED AUTOGRAPH
$79.00
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DAN FOUTS CHUCK MUNCIE SIGNED AUTO'D 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOF
$124.99
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH SAN DIEGO CHARGERS JERSEY *PSA COA*
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