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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1986 TOPPS STICKERS #193 DAN FOUTS CHARGERS HOF PSA 10 F1874953-323
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1983 FLEER TEAM ACTION #74 DAN FOUTS AFC-NFC PRO BOWL POP 5 PSA 10 F1895018-422
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Dan Fouts Chargers unsigned Goal Line Art Card
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1980 MS DISC DAN FOUTS+ 2 1977 TOPPS + LEGENDS + KAYE'S SD CHARGERS GREAT HOF
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1989 UK QB ALL TIME DAN FOUTS + gold legends insert SUPER COOL !! CHARGERS S.D.
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1975 Topps SAN DIEGO CHARGERS team set--DAN FOUTS ROOKIE!!
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DAN FOUTS 08 NATIONAL TREASURES PRIME JERSEY CARD # 25! SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
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MSA DISC DAN FOUTS + 1976 4 1977 TOPPS MINT
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Dan Fouts 2013 Upper Deck SPx Football 1997 SPx Gold Parallel Card 5 *T1153
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COMPLETE 1977 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SET - Dan Fouts Charlie Joiner ++
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COMPLETE 1979 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SET - Dan Fouts Fred Dean Jefferson
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COMPLETE 1982 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SET - 3 Dan Fouts 2 Kellen Winslow +
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COMPLETE 1983 and 1984 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SETS - 4 Dan Fouts Winslow
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1977 Topps Dan Fouts + 1978 Topps Dan Fouts * 2 card lot
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1983 Topps Dan Fouts #3 Record Breaker PSA 9 San Diego Chargers
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2010 National Treasures Emblems of the Hall Material #10 Dan Fouts JERSEY 83 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 Helmet

 

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Dan Fouts Signed Photo

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DAN FOUTS SANDIEGO CHARGERS,HOF 93 JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTHENTIC F S FOOTBALL HELMET SAN DIEGO CHARGERS JSA COA
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Dan Fouts Signed 1987 Chargers 16x20 Photo w HOF insc Steiner COA
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Dan Fouts signed 8x10 autographed photo San Diego Chargers HOF PSA J66563
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED 8 X 10 PHOTO CHARGERS JSA AUTOGRAPH
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Chargers Don Air Coryell 6x Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA Dan Fouts Kellen Winslow
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Don Air Coryell Dan Fouts Signed Chargers Football 16x20 Photo PSA DNA COA Auto
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Chargers Air Coryell Signed 20x24 Photo PSA DNA Dan Fouts Kellen Winslow Muncie
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Chargers Air Coryell Dan Fouts Chuck Muncie +3 Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA # 3 500
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Kellen Winlsow Dan Fouts Chuck Muncie Air Coryell Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA #80
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Dan Fouts w Don Coryell Signed 20x30 Photo PSA DNA COA
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Dan Fouts Signed Oregon Ducks 16x20 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph #d 11
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Dan Fouts Signed Air Coryell Chargers 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph
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DAN FOUTS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SAN DIEGO CHARGERS #14 THROWBACK JERSEY JSA
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Dan Fouts Signed Auto NFL Hall of Fame Mini Helmet San Diego Chargers PSA DNA
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Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA #M143330
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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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