Ed Belfour Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Ed Belfour

Date of Birth: 4/21/1965
Rookie Card Year: 1990-91
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Ed Belfour is one of the most accomplished goalies in NHL history.  He retired in 2008, with 484 wins and plenty of hardware. He was the winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's best rookie  in 1991. He would go on to win the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie, two times. He also hoisted the Stanley Cup as a member of the Dallas Stars in 1999. And while Ed Belfour cards and autographed memorabilia reflect his Hall of Fame standing, they're still largely affordable.

Belfour played for five teams during his 19-year career. He may be best remembered as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks who he played for from 1988 to 1997. He is a fan favorite in that market and well respected in the other cities he played for as well. His far-reaching fan base makes him highly collectible.

Ed Belfour has five rookie cards. The were all produced in 1990-91. He also has three pre-rookie cards. Of these, his 1988-89 ProCards IHL card is the most popular. While the value of his modern cards perform well, his rookie cards were over-produced and trade for just a few dollars each.

His first certified autograph card, is from a little known set called High-5 Previews. It has a print run of 1,500 but is not serial numbered. His earliest mainstream autographed card is from 1995-96 Be A Player. A die-cut parallel also exists. Neither card is serial numbered and exact print runs are unknown.

Ed Belfour's first memorabilia cards were produced in 1998-99 products by both Upper Deck and Be A Player. Be A Player produced four game-used memorabilia cards including a stick card and a playoff-worn jersey card.

Ed Belfour autographed memorabilia is are popular with a wide range of NHL collectors. He has been a gracious in-person signer through the years. An ample supply of material exists to meet demand.

Ed Belfour Rookie Card Checklist

1990-91 Bowman Ed Belfour RC #7

1990 91 Bowman Ed Belfour RC 7 214x300 Image

The nostalgic clay stock  is a throwback to earlier collecting days. There's also a 1990-91 Bowman Tiffany version that's one of Belfour's most valuable first-year cards. Available only in special factory sets, Tiffany cards have a glossy finish.

1990-91 Pro Set Ed Belfour RC #598

1990 91 Pro Set Ed Belfour RC 216x300 Image

This is perhaps one of the most over-produced hockey sets in history. As a result, this card is worth very little. That said, it's got a solid design.

1990-91 Score Rookie Traded Ed Belfour RC #103T

1990 91 Score Rookie Traded Ed Belfour RC 216x300 Image

This is, arguably, the most popular Ed Belfour rookie card. It was printed in smaller supply than his other rookie cards and was offered in a box set.

1990-91 Upper Deck Ed Belfour RC #55

1990 91 Upper Deck Ed Belfour RC 216x300 Image

Despite a massive print run, 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey is one of the sport's most iconic sets of the era. While not worth much, this is one of Belfour's more popular rookies.

1990-91 Upper Deck French Ed Belfour RC #55

1990 91 Upper Deck French Ed Belfour RC 215x300 Image

At one time, 1990-91 Upper Deck French carried a huge premium. However, the speculation on tiny print runs proved to be incorrect, values plummeted. You can see the French spelling of the word "goalie" in the top-right corner, "Gardien de but."

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2012-13 SP AUTHENTIC ED BELFOUR 94-95 SP DIE CUT HARD SIGNED AUTO (ref 1517)
$49.95
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2013-14 ITG Used Kick Save Ed Belfour Pad KS-04 Silver 20
$20.20
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1991 Topps Stadium Club hockey Ed Belfour RC #333
$6.01
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2000-01 Topps Gold Label Class 1 Gold # 73 Ed Belfour 117 399
$8.00
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1998-99 Upper Deck UD3 Die-Cuts #105 Ed Belfour TF 0548 1000
$8.00
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2002-03 Between The Pipes Masks II #M28 Ed Belfour
$8.00
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2000-01 Topps Gold Label Bullion #B 2 Ed Belfour Mike Modano Brett Hull
$8.00
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2009-10 Between The Pipes Masked Men II #MM06 Ed Belfour
$10.00
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14 15 ITG LEAF ULTIMATE MEMORABILIA ARTISTIC MOMENTS SIL AUTO 19 25 Ed Belfour
$9.99
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2003-04 UD Beehive Silver #182 Ed Belfour 67 Maple Leafs Rare
$9.99
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14 ITG ULTIMATE GOALIE LEGACY MIKE RICHTER,DOMINIK HASEK,ED BELFOUR PATCHES!2 3!
$79.00
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13-14 Fleer Showcase Ed Belfour 36 Jersey Red Glow
$19.99
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1990-91 UPPER DECK FRENCH #55 ED BELFOUR BGS 9.5 GEM MINT 10 9.5 9.5 9.5
$39.99
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2012-13 The Cup Enshrinements 50 Auto Ed Belfour
$44.95
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07-08 SPX Ed Belfour Jersey Flashback Fabrics Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Color
$19.99
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2013-14 UD UPPER DECK THE CUP DOMINIK HASEK TONY ESPOSITO ED BELFOUR JERSEY 25
$10.50
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Autograph Guide

Ed Belfour Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Ed Belfour'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Ed Belfour Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Ed Belfour Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Ed Belfour signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item, or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Ed Belfour Signature Characteristics

  1. The signature is very legible and written on an even horizontal plane.
  2. The letter "E" starts with a small elongated ova shape. It is written with a combination of printing and cursive.
  3. The "d" does not make a fully closed loop and the vertical line consists of a tall loop resembling a lower-case cursive "l."
  4. The "B" is legible but with very shallow definition of the humps.
  5. The "e" is represented by a small up and down stroke resembling an Upside down "v."
  6. The "l" is similar to the "e" but slightly taller and narrower.
  7. The remaining letters look very much like standard cursive. The "f" will sometimes have a loop on top and/or bottom. Other times, as above, it is represented as a long up and down line.
  8. The "o" is close looped and the "u" and "r" are discernible.

Ed Belfour Signed Puck Pricing:

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Ed Belfour Signed Stick Pricing:

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Ed Belfour  Signed Photograph Pricing:

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ED BELFOUR (Chicago Blackhawks) signed Official Game Puck w PSA COA
$79.95
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Eddie Ed Belfour Blackhawks Signed Official Game Puck HOF 11 PSA DNA X16582
$69.99
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Ed Eddie Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Autographed Signed Puck HOF 11 PSA X16587
$69.99
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Eddie Ed Belfour Blackhawks Signed Official Game Puck HOF 11 PSA DNA X16581
$69.99
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Eddie Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Signed Custom Jersey HOF 11 "The Eagle" PSA
$199.99
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Ed Belfour signed Chicago Blackhawks 1991 Upper Deck French hockey card Psa-Dna
$40.00
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BLACKHAWKS ED BELFOUR AUTHENTIC SIGNED CHICAGO SPORTS MAGAZINE PSA DNA #Q12185
$99.99
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ED BELFOUR SIGNED 1994 PARKHURST CARD #41 PSA DNA Auto CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
$129.99
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1990-91 Upper Deck #55 Ed Belfour ROOKIE Signed PSA DNA Auto Blackhawks RC 419
$79.00
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1990-91 Bowman #7 Ed Belfour ROOKIE Signed PSA DNA Auto Blackhawks RC 416
$49.00
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1990-91 Score Traded 103 Ed Belfour ROOKIE Signed PSA DNA Auto Blackhawks RC 413
$49.00
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1990-91 Bowman #7 Ed Belfour ROOKIE Signed PSA DNA Auto Blackhawks RC 417
$49.00
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1991-92 Stadium Club #333 Ed Belfour PSA DNA Signed Auto Chicago Blackhawks 415
$35.00
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Ed Belfour Signed 1991-92 O-Pee-Chee OPC Blackhawks Card PSA Slabbed #83426935
$39.99
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Ed Belfour Signed 1991-92 Upper Deck Blackhawks Card PSA Slabbed #83426936
$39.99
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Ed Belfour Signed 1994-95 Donruss Blackhawks Card PSA Slabbed #83426938
$39.99
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