Dominique Wilkins Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Dominique Wilkins

Date of Birth: 1/12/1960
Rookie Card Year: 1986-87
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Dominique Wilkins was an elite scorer in his prime and widely-regarded one of top NBA dunkers of all-time. "The Human Highlight Film" wowed fans for many years and Dominique Wilkins cards and memorabilia remain popular with collectors.

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Born in Paris, France to military parents, Dominique Wilkins excelled at high school basketball stateside, and later attended the University of Georgia. After three seasons with the Bulldogs, including a SEC Player of the Year award in 1981, Wilkins entered the 1982 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the third overall pick, but was traded to Atlanta several months later.

Although Dominique Wilkins spent the majority of his time with the Hawks, the end of his career saw shorts stints with the Clippers, Celtics, Spurs and Magic, intermixed with overseas play in the European leagues. Upon his final retirement in 1999, Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star, two-time Slam Dunk Contest Champion and was the NBA Scoring Champion in 1986. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Collectors have plenty of options when talking about Dominique Wilkins cards.  The high-flyer was included in NBA products throughout the 1980's and 1990's and his certified autographs are in good supply. Dominique Wilkins has signed for many recent products from Leaf and Panini.

Early Dominique Wilkins Cards

1983-84 Star Dominique Wilkins #263

Star Company had it's brief run as the sole NBA card producer from 1983-84 to 1985-86 and Wilkins was one of several HOF players to have their first card with Star. Although they are not universally considered true rookies, a strong following exists for the first-year cards for Dominique Wilkins and other top players. The bright red border works well with the Hawks' color scheme and the image shows Wilkins completing a emphatic dunk. There is also an All-Rookies card for Wilkins (#8 of 10) from the same year that features a bright yellow border.

1986-87 Fleer Dominique Wilkins RC #121

While an open-mouthed, pre-free throw image is not the best way to showcase a dunk champion on a card, Dominique Wilkins occupies a spot on the storied 1986-87 Fleer rookie checklist. Technically in his fifth season when this "rookie" was released, ungraded card values are cheap.

1986-87 Fleer Basketball Dominique Wilkins RC

1986-87 Fleer Stickers Dominique Wilkins #11

Wilkins was also included in the 1986-87 Fleer Stickers insert set and the sticker card can be found for just a few dollars.

Top eBay Listings

2010-11 BLACK BOX JAMES WORTHY ALEX ENGLISH DOMINIQUE WILKINS JERSEY PATCH 99
$34.95

2010 11 Black Box Dominique Wilkins 5 Aspirations
$49.99

1996-97 Flair Showcase Row 0 Dominique Wilkins Horace Grant Dumars
$7.00

2013-14 DOMINIQUE WILKINS PANINI FLAWLESS BLACK PRINT PLATE #ED 1 1
$22.99

2009-10 Classics Timeless Threads #141 Dominique Wilkins 49 Jsy - NM-MT
$7.50

2013-14 National Treasures Dominique Wilkins Game Gear Dual Jersey 49 Hawks
$29.99

1989 Kenner SLU One on One Card DOMINIQUE WILKINS - Atlanta Hawks
$40.00

1985 Star Slam Dunk Supers 5x7 Dominique Wilkins #8 Pre-Rookie XRC 1984-85 MINT!
$6.50

1986-87 Fleer #11 Sticker Dominique Wilkins RC Rookie PSA 9 OC - #2
$85.49

1986 Fleer #121 Dominique Wilkins Hawks RC Rookie HOF PSA 10 " SUPER HOT CARD "
$3,050.00

1996-97 Flair Showcase Legacy Dominique Wilkins #81 Row 0 #'d 150 SP Spurs
$29.99

12-13 Panini Crusade Dominique Wilkins Purple Prizm # 49
$14.38

Dominique Wilkins - Star '85 - # 8 Gatorade Slam Dunk, Beckett graded 9
$24.69

2010-11 PANINI GOLD STANDARD BASE DOMINIQUE WILKINS 242 299
$9.99

1984-85 Star ATLANTA HAWKS Sealed Team Bag - DOMINIQUE WILKINS
$59.00

2012-13 12-13 FLEER RETRO FLAIR SHOWCASE LEGACY ROW 1 DOMINIQUE WILKINS 23 150
$6.00
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Autograph Guide

Dominique Wilkins Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Dominique Wilkins' 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.

Dominique Wilkins Cut Signature Exemplar

Dominique Wilkins Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dominique Wilkins 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. Dominique Wilkins' signature is somewhat indecipherable, but maintains a consistent fluid motion and left-to-right lean.
  2. The opening "D" more resembles a "u" combined with a swooping lowercase "L".
  3. The remainder of the first name, "o-m-i-n-i-q-u-e", is jumbled together, but the "m" and "q" are the easiest to spot.
  4. The "W" in Wilkins resembles a slanted "8" and the remainder appears to be shorted to just "W-i-l-k".

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Dominique Wilkins Autographed Spalding NBA Basketball Atlanta Hawks JSA
$174.99

Dominique Wilkins Autographed Atlanta Hawks Jersey W Inscriptions JSA LOA
$139.00

DOMINIQUE WILKINS ATLANTA HAWKS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO
$80.00

Hawks Dominique Wilkins Authentic Signed Card 1989 SI For Kids #23 PSA Slabbed
$29.99

Dominique Wilkins Rare! signed Hoop magazine PSA DNA cert
$95.00

Hawks Dominique Wilkins Signed Star 86 Card w Gem 10 Autograph! PSA DNA Slabbed
$89.99

Dominique Wilkins "HOF" Signed Card 1986 Fleer Sticker #11 w Gem 10 Auto! PSA
$139.99

Dominique Wilkins "HOF" Signed Card 1986 Fleer #121 w Gem 10 Autog! PSA Slabbed
$149.99

Dominique Wilkins "HOF" Signed Card 1986 Fleer Sticker #11 w Mint 9 Auto! PSA
$119.99

Dominique Wilkins Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Hawks PSA DNA #T14825
$69.00

Atlanta Hawks Dominique Wilkins Framed Autographed 8x10 JSA Certified
$89.00

Dominique Wilkins Signed 8x10 Team USA Photograph Auto Photo PSA Autograph Hawks
$59.00

Dominique Wilkins Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Hawks PSA DNA #S46680
$25.00

DOMINIQUE WILKINS (Atlanta HAWKS) Signed 8 x10 PHOTO with PSA COA
$39.95

Dominique Wilkins Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Georgia PSA DNA #S46932
$29.00

Dominique Wilkins Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Hawks PSA DNA #S46909
$29.00
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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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