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

Top eBay Listings

1979 Topps James Lofton #310 Football Card
$28.50

1982 TOPPS ALL-PRO #364 JAMES LOFTON PACKERS HOF PSA 9 F1792655-404
$5.99

1983 TOPPS #83 JAMES LOFTON PACKERS HOF PSA 10 F1847496-080
$12.99

1981 TOPPS #430 JAMES LOFTON PACKERS HOF PSA 9 F1727952-425
$5.99

1979 Topps #310 James Lofton EXMT+ G219410
$8.29

1979 Topps #310 James Lofton NM G219414
$9.56

1979 Topps #310 James Lofton EXMT+ G219408
$8.29

1979 Topps Football #310 JAMES LOFTON HOF PSA 6 EX - MT
$12.95

1980 TOPPS #303 PACKERS LEADERS JAMES LOFTON POP 2 PSA 10 F1577955
$177.99

PSA 10 1982 TOPPS FOOTBALL # 354 pop 3 JAMES LOFTON GREEN BAY PACKERS LEADERS
$99.99

1979 Topps #310 James Lofton RC ROOKIE
$9.99

JAMES LOFTON 1999 AUTOGRAPH ON CARD SP SIGNATURE EDITION GREEN BAY RARE!!!!
$6.99

JAMES LOFTON 2013 LEAF HEROES AUTO PACKER GREAT HOF
$8.99

1979 Topps #310 James Lofton Rookie HOF Signed Autographed Card Packers PSA DNA
$99.99

1982 TOPPS #365 JAMES LOFTON LOT OF 35 NMMT *INV
$8.00

pop 2 - 1986 Topps Stickers #87 James LOFTON - PSA 9+++ RARE (no 10s)
$11.99
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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

James Lofton Signature Example

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 Football

James Lofton Signed Jersey Pricing:

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James lofton Signed Jersey

James Lofton Signed Helmet Pricing:

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James lofton Signed Helmet

James Lofton Signed Photograph Pricing:

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James lofton Signed Photo

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Bills james Lofton Signed white Jersey HOF inscri JSA witness Authentification
$109.99

Packers James Lofton Signed Jersey HOF inscriptio JSA witness Authentification
$109.99

James Lofton Signed Official WILSON Leather NFL On-Field Game Day Football JSA
$215.00

JAMES LOFTON AUTOGRAPHED HOF 03 SIGNED GREEN BAY PACKERS JERSEY JSA SPENCE COA
$75.00

JAMES LOFTON PACKERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED WHITE JERSEY SIZE 52 JSA
$119.99

1979 Topps #310 James Lofton Rookie HOF Signed Autographed Card Packers PSA DNA
$99.99

James Lofton Hot signed Raiders 8x10 JSA Stamp PROOF!!
$50.00

James Lofton SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 8 x Pro Bowl Packers PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$45.00

PACKERS Lynn Dickey James Lofton & John Jefferson signed photo 8x10 AUTO JSA COA
$79.95

DONALD DRIVER JAMES LOFTON GREEN BAY PACKERS SIGNED MINI HELMET JSA COA INSCRIPT
$199.99

JAMES LOFTON SIGNED STANFORD CARDINAL MINI HELMET JSA
$69.95

JAMES LOFTON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CUSTOM PACKERS JERSEY JSA WITNESSED
$69.99

James Lofton SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 8 x Pro Bowl Packers PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$45.00

PACKERS James Lofton & John Jefferson signed photo JSA AUTO High 5 Autographed
$49.95

1979 Topps Football James Lofton Signed Rookie Card PSA 9 Autographed Auto HOF
$199.99

JAMES LOFTON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1981 TOPPS AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$37.00
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