Jeremy Lin Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Jeremy Lin

Date of Birth: 8/23/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2010-11
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

While it's fair to say that  "Linsanity" has subsided, it was exciting to see an under-appreciated, unproven, Harvard man take over New York City and the country for the better half of a season. It sparked huge sales for Jeremy Lin cards and memorabilia, if even for a short time. But his notoriety isn't gone completely. Lin is still a popular face in the NBA.

Although his career has seen him move to several teams, including the Warriors, Knicks and Rockets, Lin returns to the spotlight with the Los Angeles Lakers. Given that his last period in a large market resulted in his hobby breakout, it is fair to assume an uptick in interest in Jeremy Lin cards and memorabilia. Still, given that he will be more of a complimentary player to Kobe Bryant, there is still a ceiling on his values that will tough to overcome.

As an un-drafted rookie in 2010, Lin has just eight rookie cards, which contributes significantly to their values. All Jeremy Lin cards, even base versions, have previously sold well on the secondary market. His move to the Lakers provides further upside for Lin's cards and memorabilia as the team enjoys considerable popularity and media exposure.

Top Jeremy Lin Rookie Cards Cards

2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Jeremy Lin RC #141 Autograph

Although many collectors do not care for manufactured patches, this card has a good design with the colorful Golden State logo patch and an autograph. The best of the true rookie Jeremy Lin cards, there is also a short-print version with a secondary logo that is number 191 in the set.

2010-11 Playoff National Treasures Jeremy Lin RC #194 #/99

The 2010-11 Playoff National Treasures Jeremy Lin rookie card would be the undisputed top of his first cards if it was autographed. Numbered to 99, it still carries the strong reputation of the National Treasures brand. Autographed National Treasures Century parallels have brought in the highest values among Jeremy Lin cards. But because they are inserts, they are not true rookies.

2010-11 Timeless Treasures Jeremy Lin RC#131 Autograph #/299

With only three autographed Jeremy Lin rookies, 2010-11 Timeless Treasures makes the list due to its lower numbering than the Classics version. The card design leaves much to be desired, but it does boast a large signing area and low print run.

Top eBay Listings

JEREMY LIN Auto 2010-11 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES CENTURY LOS ANGLES LAKERS 99
$135.00

James Harden Jeremy Lin 2013-14 Panini Intrigue Intriguing Pairs Prime Tag 1 1
$299.99

2010 11 Panini Rookie+Stars NBA Box+AUTOGRAPH GU MEM-Look for Jeremy Lin AUTO !
$24.99

2013-14 FLAWLESS JUMBO LOGO 1 1 PATCH EMERALD JEREMY LIN 5 5
$299.00

Jeremy Lin 2010-11 Panini Threads RARE CARD #49 99 Auto Basketball Card
$1,582.99

2014 2015 NATIONAL TREASURES JEREMY LIN LAUNDRY TAG SSP 2 2 LAKERS
$249.00

2010-11 TIMELESS TREASURES JEREMY LIN AUTO RC JERSEY #7 OUT OF LOW 25! RARE!
$3,999.99

2010-2011 10-11 Panini Rookies & Stars R&S Longevity #129 JEREMY LIN RC Rookie
$15.13

Jeremy Lin #1 1 2015 Panini National VIP Black Box Lakers Logo PATCH Green Prizm
$19.00

(4)10 11 Panini Classics Basketball Factory Sealed Box-Look for Jeremy Lin AUTO
$59.99

2010-11 ROOKIES & STARS LONGEVITY #129 JEREMY LIN RC GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 8104
$15.96

2014-15 Panini Spectra Jeremy Lin Base Blue Prizm #ed 04 49
$19.99

2014-15 Select Double Team Jerseys #28 Jeremy Lin Kobe Bryant Jersey 71 149
$23.95

2010 JEREMY LIN Rookie Autograph Panini SP #121 199 BGS 9 MINT AUTO PERFECT 10!
$248.88

2013-14 Panini Pinnacle JEREMY LIN Clear Vision 4th Quarter # 12 Rockets
$27.29

Jeremy Lin Plaque
$17.00
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Rookie Cards

Jeremy Lin Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2010 11 Panini Rookie+Stars NBA Box+AUTOGRAPH GU MEM-Look for Jeremy Lin AUTO !
$24.99

2010-11 TIMELESS TREASURES JEREMY LIN AUTO RC JERSEY #7 OUT OF LOW 25! RARE!
$3,999.99

2010-2011 10-11 Panini Rookies & Stars R&S Longevity #129 JEREMY LIN RC Rookie
$15.13

2010-11 ROOKIES & STARS LONGEVITY #129 JEREMY LIN RC GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 8104
$15.96

2010 JEREMY LIN Rookie Autograph Panini SP #121 199 BGS 9 MINT AUTO PERFECT 10!
$248.88

2010-2011 10-11 # 045 100 Panini Absolute Spectrum #136 JEREMY LIN RC Rookie
$534.00

JEREMY LIN 2010 Panini Threads Die Cut WHITE JERSEY Rookie RC Taiwan Knicks
$159.99

JEREMY LIN 2010 Panini Prestige SP Rookie Card RC Taiwan New York Knicks HOT
$127.99
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Autograph Guide

Jeremy Lin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Jeremy Lin'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, Steiner and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Jeremy Lin Cut Signature Exemplar

Jeremy Linn Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jeremy Linn 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 up-ward angle, with a slight lean to the right.
  2. The letter "J" is larger than the other letters, very legible and written in cursive with an angular triangle-like loop at the bottom.
  3. The only other letter of the first name is a pronounced "y" with a curl that in itself resembles a "j."
  4. A character that looks like the letter "s" separates first and last name.
  5. The letter "L" is almost equal in size to the "J" but with a more rounded triangle like shape.
  6. A dash implies the letters "i-n."
  7. He ususally includes his jersey inscription as "#7."

Jeremy Linn Signed Basketball Pricing

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Jeremy Lin Signed Basketball

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Jeremy Linn Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Jeremy Lin Signed Photographs

Jeremy Lin Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets signed 8x10 photo Steiner COA
$79.99

QTY 10-Jeremy Lin Signed 8x10 Photo VS Jazz Steiner COA Rockets Lin-Sanity NBA
$100.00

QTY 25-Jeremy Lin Signed 8x10 Photo VS Jazz Steiner COA Rockets Lin-Sanity NBA
$250.00

QTY 50-Jeremy Lin Signed 8x10 Photo VS Jazz Steiner COA Rockets Lin-Sanity NBA
$500.00

2010-11 PANINI ROOKIES & STAR JEREMY LIN SIGNED RC ON-CARD AUTO PSA DNA LAKERS
$279.00

Jeremy Lin Signed NBA Spalding Basketball - PSA DNA # X72293
$349.99

Jeremy Lin Signed Houston Rockets 8x10 Photo STEINER
$144.99

JEREMY LIN HOUSTON ROCKETS White Red SIGNED Jersey GAI GORGEOUS!!!
$180.00

Jeremy Lin signed 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$129.99

Jeremy Lin 林書豪 LINSANTIY 林來瘋 AUTO Signed Warriors Jersey (PSA)
$2,999.99

Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets signed #2 8x10 photo Steiner COA
$79.99

Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets signed #3 8x10 photo Steiner COA
$79.99

Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets signed #4 8x10 photo Steiner COA
$79.99

JEREMY LIN SIGNED AUTO 16X20 PHOTO DRIBBLING HOUSTON ROCKETS STEINER AUTOGRAPHED
$69.00

JEREMY LIN SIGNED AUTO 16X20 PHOTO LAY UP HOUSTON ROCKETS STEINER AUTOGRAPHED
$69.00

JEREMY LIN SIGNED AUTO 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH STEINER CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC
$59.99
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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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