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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1985 Topps Football Cello Pack PSA 9 Dan Fouts Top New Holder
$89.99

1982 Topps Gold Foil Football Stickers Lot of 33 Dan Fouts Jack Lambert
$6.00

1976 TOPPS FOOTBALL #128 DAN FOUTS, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS, OREGON, HOF, 120514
$8.95

1979 Topps #387 Dan Fouts HOF San Diego Chargers PSA 8 NM-MT SHARP!
$16.00

1976 Topps Dan Fouts #128 CENTERED NM-MT
$10.00

1976 Topps Dan Fouts #128 NM-MT to MINT
$10.00

1983 Topps #3 Record Breaker Dan Fouts Qb Chargers MT
$5.00

2011 PANINI GOLD STANDARD #147 DAN FOUTS LEGEND SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOF 219 299
$6.25

1977 Topps #274 DAN FOUTS Chargers Oregon HOF
$5.00

1984 Topps # 179 Dan Fouts PSA Mint 9 .........19368017
$11.10

1976 Topps Dan Fouts Card # 128 San Diego Chargers
$5.00

1977 Topps Dan Fouts Card # 274 San Diego Chargers
$7.00

1980 TOPPS # 520 DAN FOUTS ALL-PRO PSA NM-7 (NQ) CARD----------------DM
$7.00

2007 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads #25 Dan Fouts Jersey 249 - NM-MT
$8.80

DAN FOUTS 2013 UPPER DECK ALL TIME GREATS LETTERMEN PATCH AUTOGRAPH AUTO 5
$83.60

6 NFL QBs. Ken Anderson ROOKIE 1973 topps. DAN FOUTS 1976, SPURRIER, LEN DAWSON+
$9.99
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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 Football

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Dan Fouts Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Dan Fouts Signed Helmet

 

Dan Fouts Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Dan Fouts Signed Photo

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DAN FOUTS CHARGERS HAND SIGNED 1977 TOPPS MEXICAN CARD PSA ENCAPSULATED
$129.99

DAN FOUTS (San Diego Chargers) signed HOF mini helmet w PSA COA
$79.95

DAN FOUTS San Diego Chargers Signed Inscribed Authentic Helmet Steiner.
$611.60

DAN FOUTS HOF 93 Full Size NFL Football Signed Autograph San Diego Chargers JSA
$99.99

Dan Fouts Kellen Winslow Charlie Joiner +1 Signed Air Coryell Chargers JSA COA
$599.99

Dan Fouts signed San Diego Chargers Full Size TB Blue Replica Helmet HOF 93- JSA
$206.00

Dan Fouts Signed 1975 Topps Chargers Football Rookie Card #367 PSA DNA RC Auto'd
$99.99

Dan Fouts & Kellen Winslow Signed Chargers Football Mini Helmet PSA DNA COA Auto
$149.99

DAN FOUTS KELLEN WINSLOW CHARLIE JOINER WES CHANDLER SIGNED JERSEY JSA W PHOTOS
$159.99

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

1975 Topps #367 Dan Fouts PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Signed *3184
$69.00

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 SIGNED "HOF '93" SAN DIEGO CHARGERS THROWBACK MINI HELMET PSA U78658
$123.96

Dan Fouts SIGNED Chargers F S Helmet + 6 x Pro Bowl + HOF 1993 ITP PSA DNA
$285.00
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