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 212x300 Image

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 Dan Fouts Chargers HOFer Topps ROOKIE #367--VG-NICE!!!
$6.00
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3 DAN FOUTS 1980 TOPPS 1979 RECORD BREAKER #3
$5.00
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1984 Topps # 179 Dan Fouts PSA Mint 9 .........19368074
$11.99
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1983 TOPPS DAN FOUTS STICKER PSA NM-MT 8 (NQ) INSERT CARD-RARE IN HIGH GRADE
$5.70
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1978 Topps Dan Fouts 499
$10.00
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1979 Topps Dan Fouts 387
$7.50
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2013 CERTIFIED DAN FOUTS IMMORTALS PLATINUM GOLD CARD#161 13 25
$10.00
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*1985 TOPPS DAN FOUTS NMMT*
$5.00
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1989 TV 4 TM & NFLP (UK) LTD #17 DAN FOUTS - All Time Great Quarterbacks
$5.00
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1975 DAN FOUTS 2 CARD LOT WITH ROOKIE CARD #367,RC NR MT
$13.99
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LOT OF 2) AUTOGRAPHED DAN FOUTS AND ANDRE RISON ROOKIE CARDS LOOK 8.5 - 9
$7.99
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2007 07 DAN FOUTS NATIONAL TREASURES TIMELINE SIGNATURE AUTO #ED 25 50
$49.99
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Dan Fouts 1982 Marketcom
$14.99
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2007 07 DAN FOUTS NATIONAL TREASURES TIMELINE CUT SIGNATURE AUTO #ED 4 25
$69.99
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2007 07 DAN FOUTS NATIONAL TREASURES TIMELINE JERSEY SIGNATURE AUTO #ED 25 25
$79.99
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1982 Topps #2 Dan Fouts RB ◊PSA 9◊ Chargers HOF
$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

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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 Helmet Pricing:

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Dan Fouts Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Dan Fouts Signed Photographs

Dan Fouts Signed Photo Image

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DAN FOUTS KELLEN WINSLOW CHARLIE JOINER WES CHANDLER SIGNED JERSEY JSA W PHOTOS
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CHARGERS DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U23511
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DAN FOUTS ROOKIE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1975 TOPPS AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$84.00
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DAN FOUTS SAN DIEGO CHARGERS SIGNED JERSEY JSA
$179.99
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED SAN DIEGO CHARGERS MINI HELMET JSA
$124.95
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DAN FOUTS SANDIEGO CHARGERS,HOF 93 JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$225.00
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTHENTIC F S HELMET SAN DIEGO CHARGERS JSA COA
$550.00
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTO SAN DIEGO CHARGERS WHITE JERSEY HOF 93 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$119.00
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTO SAN DIEGO CHARGERS BABY BLUE JERSEY HOF 93 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$129.00
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Dan Fouts Signed San Diego Chargers T B Mini Helmet w inscriptions PSA DNA
$169.00
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Dan Fouts signed 8x10 autographed photo San Diego Chargers HOF PSA J66563
$67.50
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DAN FOUTS SIGNED 8 X 10 PHOTO CHARGERS JSA AUTOGRAPH
$75.00
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Chargers Air Coryell 6x Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA Dan Fouts Kellen Winslow RARE
$599.99
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Don Coryell & Dan Fouts Signed Chargers 16x20 Photo PSA
$449.99
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Chargers Air Coryell Signed 20x24 Photo PSA DNA Dan Fouts Kellen Winslow Muncie
$599.99
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Chargers Air Coryell Dan Fouts Chuck Muncie +3 Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA # 3 500
$299.99
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