Deion Sanders Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Deion Sanders

Date of Birth: 8/9/1967
Rookie Card Year: 1989
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Deion Sanders is one of the greatest two-sport athletes of all-time. He is the only person to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. The overlapping of the NFL and MLB seasons kept him extremely busy for most of his professional career. He is the pnly person to hit a home run and scored a touch down in the same week. With similar flash, Deion Sanders cards and memorabilia continue to find audiences with both baseball and football fans.

Inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2011, Deion Sanders was an eight-time All-Pro selection. His boisterous personality, and on-field theatrics were characteristic for someone with the nickname of "Prime Time."

Sanders played for five different football teams (Falcons, 49'ers, Cowboys, Redskins,Ravens) and four baseball teams (Yankees, Braves, Reds, Giants). As a result of playing in several large markets, demand for Sanders' autographed memorabilia remains significant long after he has retired. Never one to shy away from the limelight, it only made sense that Sanders would eventually enter the world of broadcasting. As an analyst for the NFL Network, Sanders has maintained his relevance.

Deion Sanders has three rookie cards each for both baseball and football. All were produced in 1989. The timing of his rookie cards is unfortunate because all of them are derived from some of the most over-produced products in the history of the hobby. While this allows collectors to pick them up very inexpensively, they have minimal value. However, Gem Mint examples grading out at a 9.5 or 10 do perform well on the secondary market. Since that time, Sander's has had numerous other trading cards produced including several autograph and memorabilia cards.

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1992 Upper Deck ERIC DICKERSON & DEION SANDERS FANIMATION Cards - Lot of 2
$5.99
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Deion Sanders -1989 Score Rookie Card Starting in the Lineup Headliners
$7.99
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Deion Sanders -1989 Score Rookie Card Starting Lineup Headliners McFarlane
$7.99
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DEION SANDERS RICKY WILLIAMS 1999 SKYBOX PREMIUM DEJA VU DIE CUT 99
$35.15
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Deion Sanders Topps rookie 1989 beautiful condition
$6.76
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Emmitt Smith Deion Sanders Aikman 1998 Pinnacle Stand Up Guys UNLISTED Promo #13
$108.22
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Deion Sanders 1996 Pacific Collection Gems of the Crown #GC22
$5.21
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Donruss Greats 2005 Souvenirs Materials Jersey Deion Sanders S-9
$6.29
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Deion Sanders 1996 SCORE DUGOUT COLLECTION AP & OTHERS
$6.99
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Deion Sanders 2014 Topps Tier 1 Bat Relic #'D 54 99 Atlanta Braves
$7.99
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1989 Score Rookie Deion Sanders Green Border
$9.99
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1995 donruss Red Zone Expansion Deion Sanders, MINT
$25.00
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Deion Sanders 1993 Intimidators Bio Sheet 8.5 x 11 Photo card Falcons
$7.00
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Lot of 27 1989 Pro Set Deion Sanders RC N-MT (LT1)
$9.99
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Deion Sanders 1996 96 Leaf "Silver Press Proof" Card #34 San Francisco Giants
$5.25
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(68) CARD LOT - DEION SANDERS #2 BRAVES YANKEES REDS ROOKIE Fleer, Upper Deck
$6.00
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Football Rookies

Deion Sanders Football Rookie Cards Checklist

1989 Pro Set Deion Sanders RC #486

1989 Pro Set Deion Sanders RC 214x300 Image

Sanders was a first round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons (5th overall). This card depicts him as a member of his Florida State alma mater where he was a two-time consensus All-American. Hailing from the first Pro Set release, it's cheap and easy to find.

1989 Score Deion Sanders RC #246

1989 Score Football Deion Sanders RC 216x300 Image

It seems only fitting that at least one of Deion Sanders rookie card depicts him in a baseball cap. The inclusion of a football helmet on the card design only adds to the appeal of this card that proved quite prophetic. 1989 Score Football is the year's most popular pigskin release.

1989 Topps Traded Deion Sanders RC #30T

1989 Topps Traded Deion Sanders RC 212x300 Image

The 1989 Topps Traded Deion Sanders shows the cornerback setting up for a return, something he excelled at. At one time he held the record for returns for touchdowns. This standout cards features a classic photo of a classic player.

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1992 Upper Deck ERIC DICKERSON & DEION SANDERS FANIMATION Cards - Lot of 2
$5.99
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Deion Sanders -1989 Score Rookie Card Starting Lineup Headliners McFarlane
$7.99
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DEION SANDERS RICKY WILLIAMS 1999 SKYBOX PREMIUM DEJA VU DIE CUT 99
$35.15
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Deion Sanders Topps rookie 1989 beautiful condition
$6.76
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Emmitt Smith Deion Sanders Aikman 1998 Pinnacle Stand Up Guys UNLISTED Promo #13
$108.22
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Deion Sanders 1996 Pacific Collection Gems of the Crown #GC22
$5.21
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Deion Sanders 1996 SCORE DUGOUT COLLECTION AP & OTHERS
$6.99
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1989 Score Rookie Deion Sanders Green Border
$9.99
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1995 donruss Red Zone Expansion Deion Sanders, MINT
$25.00
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Deion Sanders 1993 Intimidators Bio Sheet 8.5 x 11 Photo card Falcons
$7.00
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Lot of 27 1989 Pro Set Deion Sanders RC N-MT (LT1)
$9.99
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Deion Sanders 16 Card Lot
$5.99
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1989 Score #246 Deion Sanders (RC)(HOF) SGC 96 29-035
$28.70
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1997 NFLPA SUPER BOWL PLAYERS PARTY SET - Dan Marino,Tony Dorsett, Deion Sanders
$6.99
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1996 STADIUM CLUB #116 DEION SANDERS COWBOYS HOF POP 2 PSA 10 F1582455
$12.99
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1989 DEION SANDERS "STAR" AUTOGRAPH CARD W COA
$9.99
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Baseball Rookies

Deion Sanders Baseball Rookie Cards Checklist

1989 Donruss The Rookies Deion Sanders RC #6

1989 Donruss Deion Sanders RC 212x300 Image

The Rookies is a beloved moniker for rookie cards from the 1980s. Sanders made his debut with the Yankees on May 31, 1989. Featuring a great in-action photo the black and green borders of the card make them easily distinguishable from other 1989 Deion Sanders baseball cards.

1989 Fleer Update Deion Sanders RC #53

1989 Fleer Update Deion Sanders RC 212x300 Image

A bland design matches the bland expression of boredom on Sanders' face. This rookie card was part of a packaged box set that has never been very popular. 1989 Fleer Update Glossy is a little more popular today, however even those are affordable.

1989 Topps Traded Deion Sanders RC #110T

1989 Topps Traded Deion Sanders RC BB 214x300 Image

The young Deion Sanders' poses for his Topps Traded rookie card, which uses the same design as the regular season release. While the basic version can be had for very little, there's also a rarer Tiffany version that comes with a glossy finish.

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Deion Sanders -1989 Score Rookie Card Starting in the Lineup Headliners
$7.99
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Donruss Greats 2005 Souvenirs Materials Jersey Deion Sanders S-9
$6.29
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Deion Sanders 2014 Topps Tier 1 Bat Relic #'D 54 99 Atlanta Braves
$7.99
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Deion Sanders 1996 96 Leaf "Silver Press Proof" Card #34 San Francisco Giants
$5.25
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(68) CARD LOT - DEION SANDERS #2 BRAVES YANKEES REDS ROOKIE Fleer, Upper Deck
$6.00
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1992 Upper Deck #247 Deion Sanders Braves PSA 10 Gem Mint
$12.57
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1990 TOPPS #61 DEION SANDERS RC LOT OF 27 MINT *INV
$8.00
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1989 Procards Albany Yankess Minor League Team Set Deion Sanders New York *MS1
$8.00
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1994 Leaf MVP Contender Gold Collection #NL13 Deion Sanders Cincinnati Reds
$5.00
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DEION SANDERS 2004 Timeless Treasures DUAL Bat Jersey AUTO *1 10* 1st one Made
$74.99
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2000 Louisville RiverBats Uncut Team Sheet Deion Sanders Seldom Seen RARE
$50.00
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Deion Sanders 2014 Topps Tier 1 Bat Relic 86 99
$14.99
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2014 Topps Museum Collection Deion Sanders Canvas Collection Reds
$7.00
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DEION SANDERS, YANKEES, 2014 TOPPS, S2, ROOKIE CLASS OF 1989, BRONZE, CR-37 #12
$13.99
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1990 DONRUSS NEW YORK YANKEES TEAM SET BERNIE WILLIAMS & DEION SANDERS ROOKIES
$5.00
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CHEVRON FOTOBALL 1993 - ATLANTA BRAVES' DEION SANDERS
$15.99
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Autographs

Deion Sanders Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Deion Sander'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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Deion Sanders Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Deion Sanders Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Deion Sanders 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. The signature exhibits an overall consistency that feels rushed with only a few letters being clearly discernible.
  2. The "D" is most pronounces and includes two lines, a short and slightly curved vertical line and a large disconnected, backwards "C" line with a small curlycue on the bottom.
  3. A scribble that looks like a capital "L" follows.
  4. A very hieroglyphic like character sits i the center where you can see the letter "S" but also lines running through and over it, which is intended to make it look like a "$."
  5. The signature finishes with what looks like a "C."

Deion Sanders Autographed Baseball Memorabilia

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Deion Sanders Autographed Football Memorabilia

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DEION SANDERS AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 8x10 FOOTBALL PLAQUE 49ERS COWBOYS FALCONS JSA
$99.99
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49ERS DEION SANDERS AUTHENTIC SIGNED FULL SIZE REP HELMET JSA & PSA DNA #S84385
$279.99
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COWBOYS DEION SANDERS "HOF 2011" SIGNED AUTHENTIC F S HELMET JSA
$349.99
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Deion Sanders Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Falcons PSA DNA #S43228
$59.00
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Deion Sanders Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Falcons PSA DNA #S43229
$59.00
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Deion Sanders Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo FSU PSA DNA #S43221
$59.00
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Deion Sanders Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Falcons PSA DNA #S43220
$59.00
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Deion Sanders Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Falcons PSA DNA #S43230
$59.00
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DEION SANDERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ATLANTA FALCONS #21 RED THROWBACK JERSEY JSA
$199.99
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Deion Sanders Signed Autographed White Jersey- JSA W Authenticated
$152.15
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DEION SANDERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED ATLANTA FALCONS 8x10 PHOTO w JSA
$79.99
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DEION SANDERS ATLANTA FALCONS RED HOF 2011,PRIMETIME GAI COA SIGNED JERSEY
$325.00
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DEION SANDERS ATLANTA FALCONS BLACK HOF 2011,PRIMETIME GAI COA SIGNED JERSEY
$325.00
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DEION SANDERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED RED SIZ XL JERSEY w JSA FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
$179.99
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DEION SANDERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED framed Florida State 8x10 w PSA
$180.00
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DEION SANDERS FALCONS COWBOYS 49ERS HAND SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD PSA ENCAPSULATED
$99.99
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