James Lofton Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

James Lofton

Date of Birth: 7/5/1956
Rookie Card Year: 1978
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

James Lofton's football cards and autographed memorabilia may be one of the best kept secrets in sports collectibles. Certainly under-valued, Lofton seems to get lost in the shuffle in the conversation of great wide receivers. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, Lofton concluded his 16-year career with 764 Receptions, 14,004 Yards and 75 Touchdowns.

James Lofton's rookie card is part of the 1979 Topps Football set. He is also pictured on the Packers Team Leaders card, #407. The set has the distinction of being one that was printed with two different color card backs. In addition to the regular clay stock, Lofton's cards also have what is called 'Cream Colored' backs.

Lofton's first certified autograph card is part of the 1991 Pro Line Portraits set. Collectors also place a premium on his autographed card from the 1997 Upper Deck Legends set as well. His first memorabilia card can be found in the 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game set.

James Lofton's autographed memorabilia is moderately priced for a Hall of Fame player. He is a regular participant in organized signing events, both regionally and nationally. Best remembered for his nine years with the Green Bay Packers, the majority of his autographed memorabilia, besides footballs, are Packers' helmets and jerseys.

James Lofton Rookie Card

1979 Topps Football James Lofton RC #310

A large head and shoulders photograph of Lofton wearing his helmet and jersey, but no pads, is accompanied by a pink and black border. A blue and pink ribbon with a football in the foreground lists his position and block letters along the top designate his team and name.

1979 Topps Football James Lofton RC 216x300 Image

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1985 TOPPS STICKERS COMING SOON #237 JAMES LOFTON HOF POP 4 PSA 10 F1633984-342
$13.99
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2007 LEAF JAMES LOFTON 3 color Game Used Jersey card #12 25 PACKERS
$24.99
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2001 CLASSICS JAMES LOFTON SIGNIFICANT SIGNATURES AUTO AUTOGRAPH
$24.79
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1988 James Lofton Texaco Police Card #10 Oakland Raiders HOF MINT FREE SHIP
$6.00
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1984 TOPPS #273 JAMES LOFTON PACKERS HOF POP 8 PSA 10 F1630280-751
$71.99
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1987 Topps GREEN BAY PACKERS Team Set (11) CARDS JAMES LOFTON TIM HARRIS +
$7.00
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SHARP 1979 Topps Green Bay Packers TEAM SET - w 2 James Lofton ROOKIE CARDS +++
$14.99
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SHARP 1980 & 1981 Topps Green Bay Packers TEAM SETS - w 5 James Lofton ++
$9.99
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SHARP 1982 & 1983 Topps Green Bay Packers TEAM SETS - w 4 James Lofton +++
$8.99
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COMPLETE 1984 and 1985 Topps Green Bay Packers TEAM SETS - 4 James Lofton Dickey
$8.99
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COMPLETE 1986 1987 & 1988 Topps Green Bay Packers TEAM SETS - James Lofton ++
$9.99
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1979 TOPPS FOOTBALL 310 JAMES LOFTON NM RC GREEN BAY PACKERS ROOKIE CARD
$11.99
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1979 James Lofton Rookie Football Card PSA 7 (MC)
$7.95
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(27) 1980 Topps Football #78 James Lofton LOT Packers Second Year cards
$29.95
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1979 Topps Rookie Card #310 James Lofton RC PSA NM 7 PACKERS #01058958
$15.78
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James Lofton 1980 topps
$14.99
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Autograph Guide

James Lofton Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic James Lofton 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, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

James Lofton Signature Example

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

  1. James Lofton has a signature that is easy to discern, even when not totally legible.
  2. The letters "J", "L" and "f" define the signature with the large loops on both top and bottom.
  3. The letter "a" forms a closed loop, the "m" is rounded and the "e-s" is implied.
  4. The first "o" in the last name is not always closed.
  5. The "t" is crossed in a way that the right-hand side includes a squiggle implying the "o-n."

James Lofton Signed Football Pricing:

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James Lofton Signed Jersey Pricing:

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James Lofton Signed Helmet Pricing:

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James Lofton Signed Photograph Pricing:

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James Lofton signed Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 2003 Mini Helmet JSA
$64.95
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BILLS JAMES LOFTON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #J62513
$49.99
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JAMES LOFTON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CUSTOM PACKERS JERSEY JSA WITNESSED
$69.99
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James Lofton SIGNED 11x14 Photo +TD's 70's 80's 90's Packers PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$65.00
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James Lofton signed Green Bay Packers HOF NFL Mini Helmet JSA
$55.95
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JAMES LOFTON HOF 03 JOHN JEFFERSON SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$119.00
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JAMES LOFTON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CUSTOM PACKERS JERSEY JSA WITNESSED
$69.99
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James Lofton " HOF 2003 " Signed Green Bay Packers Jersey AUTO Size XL JSA COA
$35.00
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JAMES LOFTON SIGNED T B GREEN BAY PACKERS JERSEY HOF 2003 JSA
$179.99
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James Lofton Signed Index Card PSA DNA Encapsulated
$35.00
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James Lofton SIGNED 8x10 Photo + HOF 2003 Green Bay Packers PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$45.00
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JAMES LOFTON PACKERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED WHITE JERSEY SIZE 52 JSA
$119.99
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James Lofton Signed Official WILSON Leather NFL On-Field Game Day Football JSA
$235.00
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James Lofton signed autograph auto 2x3.5 cut Football Hall of Fame PSA Slabbed
$36.00
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Bills james Lofton Signed white Jersey HOF inscri JSA witness Authentification
$109.99
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Packers James Lofton Signed Jersey HOF inscriptio JSA witness Authentification
$109.99
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