Rookie Card Year: 1984
Investment Rating: 7.0
Eric Dickerson was one of the most dynamic and entertaining running backs of his era. As a result, Eric Dickerson cards and autographed memorabilia are highly desired by collectors. During his career, which spanned from 1983 to 1993, Dickerson played for four different teams. He is best remembered as being a member of the Los Angeles Rams. He was named an All-Pro, six-times and was the league's rushing champion four-times.
Eric Dickerson shares the rookie card spotlight with several illustrious players in the 1984 Topps Football set. They include fellow Hall of Famers John Elway, Dan Marino and Howie Long. While not technically a card, collectors also gravitate to Dickerson's 1984 7-11 Disc.
His first certified autograph cards, like many players from his era, hails from 1991 Pro Line Portraits. Other early Dickerson autograph cards that are popular with collectors are those from 1997 Upper Deck Legends and 1999 Topps. The Topps card is part of the Hall of Fame Autographs insert set. Its release coincided with his enshrinement into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Dickerson's first game-used memorabilia cards were produced in 2000 by multiple manufacturers. A handful of these cards also include autograph versions. The most popular of these come from Donruss Elite and Leaf Certified.
Eric Dickerson was often an elusive and evasive person during his career. His charitable contributions and volunteer efforts are, however, well known. In-person signing experiences were a bit of a hit or miss during his playing days and that trend continues today. He does, occasionally, appear at formal signing events. Because of his numerous rushing titles, there will always be a demand for his signed memorabilia items.
Eric Dickerson Rookie Card
The Eric Dickerson rookie card is popular, but one has to wonder if it would have been bigger if it didn't have to share the spotlight with so many other big names. 1984 Topps Football is loaded with Hall of Fame rookie cards. In addition to Dickerson, he short list includes Dan Marino, John Elway, Howie Long and Roger Craig.
1984 Topps 280 Eric Dickerson RC NM #D34292
1984 Topps 280 Eric Dickerson RC NM #D34293
1984 Topps 280 Eric Dickerson RC NM #D34285
1984 Topps 280 Eric Dickerson RC NM #D34294
Eric Dickerson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Eric Dickerson'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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Eric Dickerson Cut Signature Exemplar:
Eric Dickerson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Eric Dickerson will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:
Eric Dickerson Signature Characteristics
- The signature is distinct and several letters are legible.
- The 'E" resembles an upside down question mark.
- The "remaining letters of the first name are not legible but appear to be used to join the "E" to the "D."
- The "i" is small and dotted.
- The "c" is visible but is implied by a connecting pen stroke more than it is by the formation of the letter.
- The "K" is pronounced and the bottom intersecting line is used to complete the signature and imply the remaining letters.
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