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.

1989 90 Hoops David Robinson RC 138 210x300 Image1989 90 Hoops David Robinson 310 213x300 Image

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david robinson 1996-97 skybox z force card #st7 swat team rare hot inv2112
$11.49
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David Robinson Hand Bonded Artwork Basketball Card blank Back Oddball Spurs
$7.50
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1996 Topps Finest Reprint 39 of 50 David Robinson San Antonio Spurs - Graded!
$6.00
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NBA 1995 Topps Stadium Club insert Nemeses David Robinson Hakeem Olajuwon
$5.00
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1990 Hoops #270 DAVID ROBINSON--PSA NM 7
$6.25
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David Robinson Scottie Pippen 96-97 Bowman's Best Honor Roll - REFRACTOR AND NON
$19.00
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2003 04 Upper Deck UD Glass Cutting Edge Jerseys #CEDR David Robinson 100
$23.95
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1993 HOOPS 5TH ANNIVERSARY #279 DAVID ROBINSON HOF POP 2 PSA 10 K1734547-452
$20.99
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1993 HOOPS 5TH ANNIVERSARY #291 DAVID ROBINSON HOF POP 4 PSA 10 K1734529-450
$18.99
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DAVID ROBINSON IN SLAM DUNK KINGS #2 (1992) PERSONALITY COMIC BOOK BIOGRAPHY
$6.00
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Panini 2012-13 Limited Spurs David Robinson Glass Cleaners 3 10 AUTO Patch SSP
$50.00
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1995-96 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE JUMBO USA TEAM PIPPEN AKEEM DAVID ROBINSON 3CT
$24.00
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93-94 Topps Finest Refractor David Robinson
$12.00
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DAVID ROBINSON MARK EATON 2009-10 UPPER DECK VS MATERIALS DUAL JERSEY #D 271 570
$7.99
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DAVID ROBINSON 1998 99 UPPER DECK GAME JERSEY BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$177.00
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DAVID ROBINSON - 1990 STAR CO. PROMO
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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 Cut Signature Image

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 San Antonio Spurs auto signed 8x10 photo Hall of Fame HOF PSA DNA
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David Robinson Signed W Inscription Beckett Basketball Magazine JSA COA
$70.00
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SPURS DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTH JAM MAGAZINE PSA DNA
$94.99
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DAVID ROBINSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SPURS JERSEY SZ L JSA
$249.99
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DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTO SAN ANTONIO SPURS WHITE JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$78.00
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JSA Signed David Robinson Basketball Auto Franklin David Robinson 50 BK Are Rare
$250.00
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1993-94 Hoops Skybox Commemorative DR1 David Robinson Signed Auto Card PSA DNA10
$249.00
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SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED WHITE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$249.99
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DAVID ROBINSON Signed 8x10 Glossy Photo JSA
$69.99
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SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED STREET & SMITH'S MAGAZINE PSA DNA #D00368
$149.99
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SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOOP MAGAZINE PSA DNA #I64648
$149.99
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SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOOP MAGAZINE PSA DNA #J76530
$149.99
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SPURS DAVID ROBINSON AUTHENTIC SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 1996 PSA DNA #P43404
$149.99
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David Robinson Signed Autographed San Antonio Spurs Jersey Tristar
$41.00
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1989 HOOPS SIGNED DAVID ROBINSON AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA ROOKIE
$80.00
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SPURS DAVID ROBINSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #J60195
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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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