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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DAVID ROBINSON: 1991-92 and 1992-93 Fleer TONY'S PIZZA Cards - San Antonio Spurs
$9.85

2002 SPx #75 DAVID ROBINSON SPURS HOF POP 5 PSA 10 K1631923-413
$5.99

1999 FINEST #80 DAVID ROBINSON SPURS HOF PSA 10 K1631935-587
$5.99

1995 METAL #217 DAVID ROBINSON SPURS HOF PSA 10 K1678602-826
$5.99

2014 PANINI NATIONAL CONVENTION VIP GOLD PACK CRACKED ICE DAVID ROBINSON 25
$24.99

2009-10 Court Kings Living Legends #17 David Robinson
$6.00

1988 DIAMOND SHAMROCK SPURS #50 DAVID ROBINSON RC NO TAB POP 1 PSA 8 K1466076
$18.99

1988 DIAMOND SHAMROCK SPURS #50 DAVID ROBINSON RC NO TAB POP 4 PSA 9 K1466078
$106.99

12-13 Preferred Booklet 1 1 Tag - Alonzo Mourning, Dennis Rodman, David Robinson
$539.99

1993-94 Stadium Club First Day Issue David Robinson SAN ANTONIO SPURS
$8.99

1992 Skybox David Robinson USA Basketball #75 PSA 10 78
$39.75

DAVID ROBINSON 2012-13 FLEER RETRO Z FORCE #'D 399 SP SPURS
$12.99

1996 Topps Stars Members Only Rookie Reprint #39 DAVID ROBINSON 1992-93 Topps
$16.99

2009-10 UD Game Jerseys Dual #DGRG David Robinson Manu Ginobili
$25.00

1992-93 Fleer David Robinson Team Leader
$7.99

NBA 1998-99 Fleer Flair Showcase Power Legacy Collection David Robinson Spurs
$99.99
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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 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

DAVID ROBINSON SPURS SIGNED SPALDING BASKETBALL 5:16-18 JSA #L16552
$249.00

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

David Robinson Signed San Antonio Spurs 8x10 Photo PSA DNA - V22114
$99.99

David Robinson Signed San Antonio Spurs 8x10 PSA DNA!
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David Robinson AUTO Signed Spurs Jersey (PSA) proof
$799.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70608
$137.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70609
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DAVID ROBINSON SPURS SIGNED COLOR 8 10 PSA DNA !!!!!!!
$85.00

David Robinson signed Sports Illustrated autograph San Antonio Spurs PSA J66509
$295.00

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED WHITE JERSEY W STATS PSA DNA ITP
$269.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON "HOF 09" AUTHENTIC SIGNED WHITE JERSEY W STATS PSA DNA ITP
$284.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON "HOF 09" AUTHENTIC SIGNED WHITE JERSEY PSA DNA ITP
$284.99

SPURS DAVID ROBINSON "THE ADMIRAL" AUTHENTIC SIGNED WHITE JERSEY PSA DNA ITP
$284.99
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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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