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 CHARLIE JOINER Autos 2 Card Lot!! CHARGERS FANS MUST SEE!!!
$64.99
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2007 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Dan Fouts Jersey Patch #TT-25, #111 249
$7.99
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DAN FOUTS 2012 FLEER RETRO FLAIR SHOWCASE LEGACY SP 100
$14.99
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1977 TOPPS #274 DAN FOUTS CHARGERS HOF PSA 9 F1872107-628
$29.99
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1975 Topps #367 Dan Fouts RC PSA Mint 8
$85.00
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21983 7-11 Slurpee Football #2 Dan Fouts SD Chargers
$8.50
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1975T Dan Fouts (RC) #367 VG EX (HOF)
$8.00
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DAN FOUTS Tristar Signa Cuts Autograph AUTO Card SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (#1 5)
$39.99
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2013 Upper Deck 1995 SP Inserts Autographs #95SP35 Dan Fouts Group A SSP
$199.99
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1999 UPPER DECK CENTURY LEGENDS EPIC SIGNATURES GOLD DAN FOUTS AUTO 49 100!!
$65.00
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2012 ELITE DAN FOUTS 3 COLOR PATCH # 32 99 CHARGERS
$25.00
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pop 2 - 1986 McDonald's All-Stars Green #14 Dan FOUTS - PSA 8+++ RARE
$8.99
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1997 UPPER DECK DAN FOUTS AUTO !!!! CHARGERS
$14.99
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1978 Topps #499 Dan Fouts - NM-MT
$5.46
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1984 Topps Football proof card Dan Fouts HOF IR color
$187.00
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1982 Football Proof Dan Fouts HOF #265
$188.00
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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.

Dan Fouts Signed Football Pricing:

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Dan Fouts Signed Photograph Pricing:

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DAN FOUTS & KEN STABLER 1997 UD LEGENDS MARQUEE MATCHUPS SIGNED CARD #MM10 JSA
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Dan Fouts Charlie Joiner Signed Chargers 16x20 Photo PSA DNA COA Limited Edition
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTO SAN DIEGO CHARGERS BABY BLUE JERSEY HOF 93 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTO SAN DIEGO CHARGERS POWDER BLUE STAT JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
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DAN FOUTS KELLEN WINSLOW CHARLIE JOINER WES CHANDLER SIGNED JERSEY JSA W PHOTOS
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Steiner Sports Dan Fouts Chargers Signed NFL Duke Football "HOF 93" W C
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Steiner Sport Dan Fouts Chargers Signed Duke Football "43,040 YARDS
$459.98
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Steiner Sports Dan Fouts Chargers Signed Replica "74-87" Helmet "HOF 93" W C
$499.98
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Steiner Sports Dan Fouts Chargers Signed Authentic "74-87" Helmet "HOF 93" W C
$699.98
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Steiner Sports Dan Fouts Signed Authentic Helmet "HOF 93, 43,040 YDS AND 254 TD'
$749.98
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DAN FOUTS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS SIGNED BLUE JERSEY JSA
$99.99
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED HALL OF FAME MINI HELMET JSA COA
$75.00
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DAN FOUTS Signed Inscribed Chargers Proline Helmet STEINER
$595.00
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DAN FOUTS ROOKIE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1975 TOPPS AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$84.00
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CHARGERS DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U23511
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED SAN DIEGO CHARGERS MINI HELMET JSA
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