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

1975 Topps Dan Fouts RC

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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1975 (CHARGERS) Topps #367 Dan Fouts RC - EX-MT
$24.00

2013 FLEER RETRO DAN FOUTS PRECIOUS METAL GEMS GOLD OREGON CHARGERS #1 1!!!!!!!!
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PSA 10 1980 TOPPS FOOTBALL # 331 DAN FOUTS ROGER STAUBACH PASSING LEADERS
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1987 Topps # 340 Dan Fouts PSA Mint 9......CHARGERS......F-6827
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1992 Pro Line San Diego Chargers Auto Lot 8 With Dan Fouts and Kellen Winslow
$35.00

1975 Topps Dan Fouts RC #367 Chargers EX MT
$27.99

1987 TOPPS AMERICAN UK FOOTBALL #69 HOF DAN FOUTS PSA 9 NQ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
$9.52

1980 MS DISC DAN FOUTS+ 2 1977 TOPPS + LEGENDS + KAYE'S SD CHARGERS GREAT HOF
$12.73

2003 Donruss Classics Legend Dan Fouts AUTO 80 100 San Diego Chargers
$23.50

1997 Upper Deck NFL Legends #AL-7 Dan Fouts AUTO San Diego Chargers
$8.50

DAN FOUTS 2001 QUANTUM LEAF ALL-MILLENNIUM 3 COLOR PATCH AUTO - JERSEY # 14 100
$199.00

2012 Fleer Retro 1997-98 Metal Red Precious Gems M-25 Dan Fouts Oregon Ducks 1j6
$7.25

1975 Topps #367 Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers RC Rookie Football Card 2j6
$15.25

2015 Topps 60th Anniversary Buybacks Rare Blue #1982-2 Dan Fouts Card 1u8
$8.00

2013 Leaf Best of Football Sketch Cards #DFCF Dan Fouts (Cesar Feliciano) 1 0o2
$29.60

2012 Topps Chrome Rookie 1974 Reprint 367 Dan Fouts PSA 10 Gem Mint Chargers
$34.99
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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

Dan Fouts Signature Example

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 Photo

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DAN FOUTS SIGNED OFFICIAL SBXXXII NFL FOOTBALL "HOF'93" - JSA - SD CHARGERS
$112.95

DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED FRAMED SAN DIEGO CHARGERS JERSEY JSA #P52035
$300.99

DAN FOUTS San Diego Chargers Signed Inscribed Authentic Helmet Steiner.
$695.00

DAN FOUTS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OREGON DUCKS #11 GREEN THROWBACK JERSEY JSA
$199.99

Dan Fouts signed San Diego Chargers Full Size TB Blue Replica Helmet HOF 93- JSA
$199.95

Charlie Joiner Dan Fouts & Kellen Winslow Signed Chargers Mini Helmet PSA DNA
$189.99

Dan Fouts Signed Autographed San Diego Chargers Mini Helmet JSA
$89.99

Dan Fouts Signed Autographed San Diego Chargers Mini Helmet "HOF 93" JSA
$119.99

DAN FOUTS Signed Inscribed Chargers HOF Helmet Curve Display STEINER LE 14
$849.00

Dan Fouts signed San Diego Chargers mini helmet - Tristar Authentic - Hof QB
$129.95

DAN FOUTS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OREGON DUCKS THROWBACK MINI HELMET JSA
$149.00

DAN FOUTS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OREGON DUCKS 16x20 PHOTO JSA
$119.00

Dan Fouts Charlie Joiner Signed Chargers Football Hall of Fame 4x6 Photo PSA DNA
$69.99

Kellen Winslow Dan Fouts Charlie Joiner Signed Chargers HOF 4x6 Photo PSA DNA
$99.99

Kellen Winslow Dan Fouts Charlie Joiner Signed Chargers HOF 4x6 Photo PSA DNA
$94.99

Dan Fouts Stan Humphries 2012 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature auto signed 1 1 JSA
$99.99
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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