Grant Hill Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Grant Hill

Date of Birth: 10/5/1972
Rookie Card Year: 1994-95
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Grant Hill is one of those players that does not carry superstar status, but almost everyone knows who he is and respects his game. While he does not generally receive mainstream hobby love, Grant Hill cards and memorabilia have a near-cult following, which ensures good values for in the years to come.

Early recognition followed Grant Hill when he was named as a McDonald's All-American in high school. Soon after, Hill chose to play college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and their ravenous fanbase. Hill would win back-to-back NCAA Championships with Duke in 1991 and 1992. He was named the 1994 ACC Player of the Year after leading the Blue Devils back to the NCAA Championship in 1994, where they lost to the University of Arkansas. After graduating from Duke, Hill declared for the NBA Draft. Grant Hill was chosen third overall by the Detroit Pistons and would go on be named NBA co-Rookie of the Year, along with Jason Kidd.

Grant Hill spent time with multiple teams during his 18-year career, including the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and one season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Unfortunately, he was also known for his many injury problems that robbed him of a decent portion of his career. Hill missed the entire 2003-04 season due to injury. Although injuries kept him from becoming much more, the 7-time All-Star still managed a long and successful career.

Now in retirement, there is talk of Grant Hill pursuing a new career as a basketball analyst. He is also considered by many to be a likely Hall of Fame inductee, once he is eligible.

Despite his popularity and long career, Grant Hill had very few autographed cards until he was added to 2010-11 Panini products. He has also signed for several recent Upper Deck products, so collectors should be able to find plenty of autograph options between the two big brands.

While 1994-95 products don't carry as much as value as late-90's products, card designs began to see significant changes. This allows for several great-looking Grant Hill cards, that still remain affordable. Grant Hill has 15 rookie cards that mostly fall in the low-budget category. However, three cards stick out as the best option for collectors.

Top Grant Hill Cards

1994-95 SP Grant Hill RC #3

Gold and silver foil combine with a young Grant Hill to make a great rookie option for collectors. Although the gold and silver colors clash, the action image in the foreground makes Grant Hill seem to pop off the card.

1994-95 Flair Grant Hill RC #213

Grant Hill's Flair rookie card features a refined design that properly highlights the young rookie. The home and away jerseys utilized in the two images contrast nicely and the gold foil text adds a nice touch.

1994-95 Finest Grant Hill RC #240

1994-95 Finest represents the top option for Grant Hill card collectors. Lots of color and a metallic rainbow effect make for an exciting card. The highest values can be found with the Refractor parallels.

Top eBay Listings

GRANT HILL 2011 12 11 12 FLEER RETRO #9 METAL UNIVERSE HARDWARE (BV=$20) .AB1460
$9.99

1994-95 Hoops Magic's All-Rookies Foil-Tech #FAR3 Grant Hill Detroit Pistons
$12.00

1994-95 '94-95 Hoops Skybox NBA Co-Rookie of the Year Grant Hill
$15.99

GRANT HILL 94-95 TOPPS FINEST RC PSA 9 MINT
$19.99

Panini Preferred 2013 14 NBA Pride Purple Grant Hill Auto 03 10 LA Clippers
$27.50

Grant Hill 2013 Panini Crusade Majestic Signature Auto
$42.00

Grant Hill 2013 Upper Deck All Time Greats Basketball Auto 35 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$63.00

Grant Hill 2012-13 Fleer Mystique Signature Auto Duke Blue Devils
$40.00

Lot (15) Michael Jordan SHAQ Grant Hill UPPER DECK Topps Chrome Fleer ++ NBA
$12.49

1994 95 SP Basketball Box Possible Jason Kidd Grant Hill Rookies
$26.99

1996-97 Upper Deck SP GRANT HILL NBA Game Film RARE INSERT #GF9
$6.99

Grant Hill 2014-15 Panini Preferred Signature Auto Purple 15 20
$16.50

GRANT HILL '05 topps finest short print X-fractor parallel sp #'d 229
$8.00

GRANT HILL '99 upper deck retro short print gold parallel sp #'d 250
$14.00

1996-97 NBA Hoops Grant Hill's All Rookie Team Kobe Bryant Lakers RC
$33.00

2012-13 ELITE BACK TO THE FUTURE MATERIALS #2 GRANT HILL Phoenix Suns
$20.00
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Rookie Cards

Grant Hill Rookie Card Checklist

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Premium Rookie Cards

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1994-95 '94-95 Hoops Skybox NBA Co-Rookie of the Year Grant Hill
$15.99

GRANT HILL 94-95 TOPPS FINEST RC PSA 9 MINT
$19.99

1996-97 NBA Hoops Grant Hill's All Rookie Team Kobe Bryant Lakers RC
$33.00

Grant Hill '94-'95 Skybox Premium, Head of the Class, Rookie!!! Beckett 9
$11.69

Grant Hill 1994-95 Skybox, Emotion,, Rookie!!! Beckett 10
$14.39

Grant Hill Rookie Card - Topps Finest 1994-1995 # 240. Pistons RC.
$5.99

1994-95 skybox premium grant hill #gh3 GRANT HILL pistons rookie BGS BCCG 10
$8.00

1994-95 FINEST BASKETBALL SERIES 2 COMPLETE SET JASON KIDD GRANT HILL RC JORDAN
$29.99

1994 Classic Basketball Draft Set Sealed Cards 1-105, JASON KIDD RC, GRANT HILL
$11.99

1994-95 Grant Hill SP Premier Prospects Rookie #D3 Pistons Mint Condition
$5.95

Grant Hill (9) Nine Card Rookie Lot 2004-05 Classic, Hoops, Skybox, Topps, Fleer
$7.99

Grant Hill 1994-95 Upper Deck,, Rookie!!! BGS 9
$11.69

Grant Hill 1994-95 U D SP, Foil,, Rookie!!! BGS 8.5 Rare
$14.39

BGS 9.5 1994 95 Emotion #28 Grant Hill RC PISTONS
$39.99

1996-97 HOOPS GRANT HILL'S ALL-ROOKIE #9:ANTOINE WALKER
$11.71

1995 SP Die Cut Grant Hill Rookie Card #D3 Premier Prospects Pistons
$10.93
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Autograph Guide

Grant Hill Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Grant Hill'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, Upper Deck Authentic, Tristar and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Grant Hill Cut Signature Exemplar


Grant Hill Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Grant Hill signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:

  1. Signed on a relatively even horizontal plane, the signature may exhibit a slight downward angle.
  2. The letters lean to the right at about 50 degrees.
  3. Comprised primarily of the letters "G" and "H" many other letters are implied.
  4. The letter "G" consists of two part, made all in one pen stroke; the first part likes like a printed capital letter "M", the other looks similar to a cursive capital "J."
  5. Out of this letter is a line with a slight squiggle in it, implying the letters "r-a-n-t."
  6. The pen continues into a letter "H" which is formed with two parallel lines and again, the pen stroke that appears like a cursive capital letter "J" as in the first name.
  7. A dot is usually present implying the letter "i."
  8. The letters "l-l" are not written.

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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #S76868
$89.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #S76869
$99.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Magic PSA DNA #S40456
$49.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Magic PSA DNA #S40457
$49.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Magic PSA DNA #S40458
$49.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #T14671
$69.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Magic PSA DNA #T14691
$99.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Magic PSA DNA #T14692
$99.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #T14857
$99.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #T14655
$99.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #T14819
$99.00

GRANT HILL AUTOGRAPH GAME USED AUTHENTIC NIKE PISTONS JERSEY PSA DNA SIGNED
$999.99

Grant Hill Detroit Pistons 1998 Red Throwback Signed Jersey Jsa
$524.33

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #S76727
$99.00

Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #S76685
$99.00

Grant Hill Signed Duke Blue Devils Logo Basketball w JSA COA M84145
$149.95
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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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