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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1994 ULTRA #174 DAVID ROBINSON SPURS HOF POP 6 PSA 10 K1783769-037
$5.99

DAVID ROBINSON 2003 2004 FINITE ELEMENTS JERSEY #FJ14
$10.16

David Robinson Kevin Garnett 09-10 UD Dual Jersey
$34.99

NBA Legends Cards David Robinson Julius Erving Bill Walton Etc Spurs Champion
$9.00

1988 Diamond Shamrock Spurs David Robinson RC PSA 9 Spurs HOF Rookie *929*BK
$13.20

1988 Diamond Shamrock Spurs David Robinson RC PSA 9 Spurs HOF Rookie *930*BK
$13.20

1988 Diamond Shamrock Spurs David Robinson RC PSA 9 Spurs HOF Rookie *931*BK
$13.20

2013 14 Fleer Retro Premium Star Rubies David Robinson Navy 7 50 RARE
$8.47

2013 Upper Deck All-Time Greats #10 David Robinson 74 150
$5.60

2013 Upper Deck All-Time Greats #14 David Robinson 15 150
$5.60

2014-15 TOTALLY CERTIFIED DAVID ROBINSON JERSEY CARD # 249 sp
$5.00

David Robinson, Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon Skybox Tri card Special
$9.99

1993 Upper Deck SE David Robinson SP Die-cut All-stars W13 Basketball PSA 9 Mint
$27.99

2013 UD EXQUISITE - CLYDE DREXLER DAVID ROBINSON DUAL AUTO (ON CARD) 15 - MINT
$134.99

1990-91 David Robinson 1st year Skybox Prototype Card
$34.97

1996 Metal Maximum Metal, #9 David Robinson PSA-8 NM-MT (1763)
$27.95
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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 Framed 16x20 Photo Set JSA Navy
$87.49

1990 Skybox Signed David Robinson PSA DNA Spurs
$48.95

DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTO SAN ANTONIO SPURS BLACK JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$52.00

Rachel & David Robinson Signed 1982 Jackie Robinson FDC Cachet Cover Auto PSA
$69.99

david "the admiral" robinson signed basketball seven inscriptions, JSA WPP COA
$199.00

magic johnson, david "the admiral" robinson duel signed 16 X 20 photo JSA, GAI
$79.00

PSA DNA Rc Auto Lot Tim Duncan FINEST 10 David Robinson Rookie Signed Autograph
$195.00

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN SAN ANTONIO SPURS DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED BASKETBALL W JSA COA
$249.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1989 HOOPS #138 PSA SLAB
$144.99

1991 HOOPS DAVID ROBINSON AUTO SIGNED USA BASKETBALL PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$189.05

David Robinson #50 Signed San Antonio Spurs Black Custom Jersey JSA Cert.
$124.95

David Robinson Signed Autographed Navy Blue Jersey- TriStar Authenticated
$165.00

DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTO NAVY MIDSHIPMEN JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$229.00

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 1996 PSA DNA #U51280
$99.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED MAGAZINE 1990 BECKETT PSA DNA #U51279
$89.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA #P72832
$299.99
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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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