David Robinson Cards and Memorabilia Guide

David Robinson

Date of Birth: 8/6/1965
Rookie Card Year: 1989-90
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

David Robinson may float under the hobby radar, but his NBA success and clean-cut image make him one of the most -respected players in NBA history. The seven-footer is known as "The Admiral" because of his previous military service, and David Robinson cards and memorable make for an appealing budget option for collectors.

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Despite not playing organized basketball until his senior year of high school, David Robinson joined the college basketball team for the US Naval Academy. An impressive growth spurt and considerable college success put him on the NBA radar. He was taken first overall in the 1987 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, but had to wait two seasons to fulfill his military obligations.

Officially beginning his NBA career in the 1989-90 season, David Robinson got off to a fast start. He was named the 1989-90 Rookie of the Year and upon his retirement, Robinson was a ten-time All-Star, two-time NBA Champion, and was the NBA MVP in 1995. David Robinson was also part of the gold medal Olympic "Dream Teams" in 1992 and 1996. Playing alongside Tim Duncan for six seasons, the two big men formed one of the most impressive front courts of the era. Robinson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

David Robinson has been a frequent signer for card products, and has signed for Upper Deck, Panini and Leaf in recent years. Because of this, his autograph values are reasonable and in good supply. He has only one rookie card, which can be seen below.

David Robinson Rookie & Other Early Cards

1989-90 NBA Hoops David Robinson RC #138, 310

Prices have come down a lot over the years and this David Robinson rookie card can be found for a few dollar now, but when it was released, this was THE card to have. Although NBA Hoops was a new brand, 1989-90 Fleer did not include Robinson in their checklist. Due to this, it is the only David Robinson rookie, and maintains its appeal despite the limited value. The card is technically a short print, but the production numbers are so high, it really does not matter. NBA Hoops issued a second David Robinson card in Series 2, which shows a live-action image.

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2009 10 UD Game Materials Dual Gold #DGRG David Robinson Manu Ginobili 150
$19.95

2009 10 Upper Deck VS Dual Materials #VSGR David Robinson Kevin Garnett 570
$9.95

2009 10 Upper Deck VS Dual Materials #VSNR David Robinson Dirk Nowitzki 570
$9.95

2000 Topps Heritage #173 David Robinson PSA 10
$16.56

DAVID ROBINSON 2011-12 FLEER RETRO BASKETBALL BIG MAN ON COURT CARD #7 OF 15
$9.06

2012 DAVID ROBINSON #147 PANINI CRUSADE GREEN PRIZM REFRACTOR 25 PSA 9 POP 1
$237.49

2014 Leaf Q DAVID ROBINSON AUTOGRAPH AUTO JERSEY WARM UP JACKET SPURS K8331
$32.11

2014 Leaf Q DAVID ROBINSON AUTOGRAPH AUTO WARM UP JACKET SPURS HOLOFOIL 2 5 8354
$59.99

2012 DAVID ROBINSON #147 PANINI CRUSADE PURPLE PRIZM REFRACTOR 49 PSA 9 POP 1
$142.49

2014-15 Panini Prizm Prizms Green #227 David Robinson BX 302N
$5.98

1993 93 DAVID ROBINSON FINEST REFRACTOR #118 PSA MINT 9 LOW POP 1 6
$85.49

1993 93 DAVID ROBINSON FINEST REFRACTOR #21 PSA MINT 9 LOW POP 1 18
$85.49

2012 DAVID ROBINSON #147 PANINI CRUSADE PURPLE PRIZM REFRACTOR 49 PSA 10 POP 1
$237.49

2014 15 14 Upper Deck SPx DAVID ROBINSON AUTOGRAPH AUTO DIE CUT GOLD SPURS 1 3
$65.85

MICHAEL JORDAN Pro Files 1996 Topps PF-3 David Robinson Mint
$12.99

2012-13 Crusade (4) SPURS JERSEY Tim DUNCAN David ROBINSON Manu GINOBILI Elliott
$10.00
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Autograph Guide

David Robinson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what David Robinson's authentic signature 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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic and Mounted Memories, to name a few.

David Robinson Cut Signature Exemplar

David Robinson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic David Robinson signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. David Robinson has a solid signature and it has remained consistent for most of his career.
  2. The first name consists of only a "D" and the remainder of the name is implied.
  3. The large "R" continues down with a long line that forms the front of a bracket for his jersey number.
  4. The last name is clear as "Robin" and the remainder is implied. Current signatures appear to end the name with something that resembles a printed "L".
  5. Another line occupies the end of the "50" below the signature.

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David Robinson SIGNED 8x10 Photo San Antonio Spurs RARE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$100.00

David Robinson Signed Spurs STAT JERSEY JSA & THE ADMIRAL HOLOGRAM
$149.99

DAVID ROBINSON Signed 16x20 JSA & The Admiral Hologram
$49.99

DAVID ROBINSON Signed 16x20 JSA & Admiral Hologram Corners Have Small Creases
$69.99

David Robinson Signed Spurs Basketball JSA & THE ADMIRAL HOLOGRAM
$80.00

David Robinson Signed Spurs Basketball JSA & THE ADMIRAL HOLOGRAM
$85.00

(20) DAVID ROBINSON Signed LIMITED EDITION PRINT (50) JSA & The Admiral Hologram
$600.00

DAVID ROBINSON Signed 8x10 JSA & The Admiral Hologram
$39.99

DAVID ROBINSON Signed 8x10 JSA & The Admiral Hologram
$39.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED 4X6 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA SLABBED
$124.99

DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTO SAN ANTONIO SPURS WHITE JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$159.00

David Robinson signed black Champion San Antonio Spurs basketball jersey JSA COA
$295.00

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #Y45802
$119.99

David Robinson signed San Antonio Spurs Black Prostyle Jersey- JSA Hologram
$197.00

David Robinson Signed Autographed Framed White Jersey- TriStar Authenticated
$478.00

David Robinson Signed Spurs Program PSA DNA
$65.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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