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 SP Grant Hill RC 213x300 Image

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 Flair Grant Hill RC 214x300 Image

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.

1994 95 Finest Grant Hill RC 208x300 Image

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1995 Grant Hill Superior Pix
$5.99
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1995-96 FLEER GRANT HILL CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CARD (#NNO) -NRMT MINT!!
$7.99
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Grant Hill 2012-13 SP Authentic Canvas Collection Autograph Auto Blue Devils
$38.00
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1996-97 SKYBOX PREMIUM GRANT HILL LARGER THAN LIFE #B5
$9.99
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2013 14 13 Panini Preferred GRANT HILL NBA PRIDE AUTOGRAPH AUTO GOLD CLIPPERS 7
$40.21
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2012 13 12 Panini Flawless GRANT HILL AUTOGRAPH AUTO ALL STAR INK GOLD 05 10
$107.26
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2012 13 12 Panini Flawless GRANT HILL AUTOGRAPH AUTO JERSEY PATCH 01 10 CLIPPERS
$84.91
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2012-13 Panini Elite Grant Hill Elite Signatures Auto 99
$5.50
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2013 14 13 Panini Preferred GRANT HILL NBA PRIDE AUTOGRAPH AUTO CLIPPERS 01 10
$33.06
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2013 14 13 Panini Preferred GRANT HILL NBA PRIDE AUTOGRAPH AUTO CLIPPERS 01 20
$20.55
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GRANT HILL 36 Card 6 ROOKIE 23 Insert 9 Base Set Lot NBA SUNS PISTONS CLIPPERS
$9.99
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1994-95 SP Die Cut GRANT HILL Rookie RC *Pistons* BGS 9
$35.00
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1994-1995 Classic College Basketball card set, lot, Jason Kidd rookie Grant Hill
$6.99
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1995 CLASSIC ASSETS DIE CUT INSERTS 14 DIF W NOMAR KIDD MCNAIR GRANT HILL
$12.91
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Grant Hill 1994 Classic 23K Karat Gold Basketball Card Limited Edition 10000
$19.99
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13 14 UD BLACK DUKE GRANT HILL AUTOGRAPH LOGO SIGNATURES CARD #2 40
$39.99
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Rookie Cards

Grant Hill Rookie Card Checklist

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

1994 95 SP Grant Hill RC 213x300 Image

Premium Rookie Cards

1994 95 Finest Grant Hill RC 208x300 Image

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1995-96 FLEER GRANT HILL CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CARD (#NNO) -NRMT MINT!!
$7.99
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GRANT HILL 36 Card 6 ROOKIE 23 Insert 9 Base Set Lot NBA SUNS PISTONS CLIPPERS
$9.99
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1994-95 SP Die Cut GRANT HILL Rookie RC *Pistons* BGS 9
$35.00
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1994-1995 Classic College Basketball card set, lot, Jason Kidd rookie Grant Hill
$6.99
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Grant Hill PSA graded lot with 1994 foil rookie card & 1996 refractor Pistons RC
$15.00
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GRANT HILL 1994-95 TOPPS FINEST ROOKIE RC CARD #240 (MINT CONDITION)
$5.00
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GRANT HILL 1994 1995 SP DIE CUT ROOKIE SGC 92
$9.95
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95 Topps Finest Grant Hill Rookie RC Pistons
$29.99
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1994-95 94-95 FINEST REFRACTORS INSERT GRANT HILL PISTONS ROOKIE #200
$50.00
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PSA 9 GRANT HILL 1994-95 Finest RC #240 PISTONS
$15.00
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GRANT HILL (42) CT LOT 1994-95 RC STADIUM CLUB # 181 UPPER DECK #157 CLASSIC +++
$24.88
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Grant Hill 1994 Fleer NBA Jam Session Rookie #55
$6.99
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1994-95 CLASSIC 23 KT GOLD ROOKIE SENSATION - GRANT HILL - DUKE
$9.99
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GA) 1994-95 Topps Finest GRANT HILL Rookie RC Detriot Pistons #240
$9.99
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*Rare* 1995 Images Four Sport #HP1 Grant Hill PROMO RC
$5.99
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2005-06 UD Rookie Debut Threads JSY #GH Grant Hill Magic B44749
$7.97
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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 Signature Image

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 Signed Photo Pricing

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Grant Hill Signed Photo 240x300 Image

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SUNS GRANT HILL SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA #S32695
$59.99
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PISTONS GRANT HILL SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U52332
$79.99
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DUKE vs MICHIGAN SIGNED by Juwan Howard & Grant Hill photo PSA autograph
$55.00
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PISTONS GRANT HILL SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70593
$89.99
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MAGIC GRANT HILL SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #T89092
$29.99
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MAGIC GRANT HILL SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #T89091
$29.99
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GRANT HILL FULL SIZE AUTOGRAPH BASKETBALL PSA DNA9
$99.00
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #S76868
$89.00
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #S76869
$99.00
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #S76870
$99.00
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1993-94 Duke Mens Basketball Team Multi-Signed Framed Poster PSA DNA Grant Hill
$299.99
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Magic PSA DNA #S40456
$49.00
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Magic PSA DNA #S40457
$49.00
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Magic PSA DNA #S40458
$49.00
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Pistons PSA DNA #T14671
$69.00
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Grant Hill Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Magic PSA DNA #T14691
$99.00
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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. As an adult, 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.

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