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.

Top eBay Listings

pop 1 - 1986 Topps Stickers #193 Dan FOUTS - PSA 8+++ RARE
$9.99

1977 topps mexican #274 DAN FOUTS san diego chargers BGS BCCG 7
$30.00

2005 Topps All-American #1 Dan Fouts Signed Autographed Card - SGC Auto Grade 10
$40.00

DAN FOUTS CHARGERS HAND SIGNED CARD PSA DNA AUTO 2004 FLEER GREATS OF GAME #11
$26.99

1977 Topps #274 Dan Fouts SGC 96 MINT 9 Chargers FB HOF Football
$25.00

COMPLETE 1977 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SET - Dan Fouts Charlie Joiner ++
$9.99

COMPLETE 1979 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SET - Dan Fouts Fred Dean Jefferson
$7.99

COMPLETE 1982 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SET - 3 Dan Fouts 2 Kellen Winslow +
$8.99

COMPLETE 1983 and 1984 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SETS - 4 Dan Fouts Winslow
$8.99

COMPLETE 1985-1987 Topps San Diego Chargers TEAM SETS - 4 Dan Fouts Winslow ++
$9.99

2012 Exquisite Ensemble Dan Fouts Steve Young Dual Auto15 30 49ers Chargers Rare
$149.00

1976 Topps Dan Fouts Chargers #128
$9.99

1982 TOPPS #231 DAN FOUTS PSA 8
$8.00

1975 TOPPS DAN FOUTS RC BVG 9.5 GEM MINT EXQUISITE ROOKIE
$2,500.00

MSA DISC DAN FOUTS + 1976 4 1977 TOPPS MINT
$32.99

2014 SPX #WB-DF DAN FOUTS JERSEY OREGON DUCKS & SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOF A294
$14.35
« Previous1234

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.

Dan Fouts Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Dan Fouts Signed Footballs

Dan Fouts Signed Football

Dan Fouts Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Dan Fouts Signed Jerseys

Dan Fouts Signed Jersey

Dan Fouts Signed Helmet Pricing:

Active Listings for Dan Fouts Signed Helmets

Dan Fouts Signed Helmet

 

Dan Fouts Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Dan Fouts Signed Photographs

Dan Fouts Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Steiner Sports Dan Fouts Chargers Signed NFL Duke Football "HOF 93" W C
$409.98

Steiner Sport Dan Fouts Chargers Signed Duke Football "43,040 YARDS
$459.98

Steiner Sports Dan Fouts Chargers Signed Replica "74-87" Helmet "HOF 93" W C
$499.98

Steiner Sports Dan Fouts Chargers Signed Authentic "74-87" Helmet "HOF 93" W C
$699.98

Steiner Dan Fouts Signed 1987 Chargers 16x20 Photo w HOF insc
$129.99

1975 Topps #367 Dan Fouts Rookie HOF Signed Autographed Card Chargers PSA DNA
$60.00

Dan Fouts Signed Blue NFL San Diego Chargers "HOF '93" Jersey W PSA DNA
$159.95

DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTO 16X20 PHOTO PASSING SAN DIEGO CHARGERS JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$79.00

DAN FOUTS ROOKIE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1975 TOPPS AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$84.00

DAN FOUTS SIGNED SAN DIEGO CHARGERS MINI HELMET JSA
$124.95

Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers (Hof 93) Signed Jersey Jsa
$304.14

Dan Fouts signed San Diego Chargers Throwback jersey - Tristar Authent - HOF QB
$269.95

DAN FOUTS SANDIEGO CHARGERS,HOF 93 JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$225.00

DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTHENTIC F S FOOTBALL HELMET SAN DIEGO CHARGERS JSA COA
$495.95

Dan Fouts Signed Auto NFL Hall of Fame Mini Helmet San Diego Chargers PSA DNA
$79.99

Dan Fouts Signed Auto San Diego Chargers Mini Helmet HOF PSA DNA
$79.99
« Previous1234

More Info

For general information about Dan Fouts as well as his player statistics, visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

Leave a Comment:

MENU