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 2012-13 PANINI SIGNATURES #134 EMERALD BASE #4 5 SSP HOUSTON ROCKETS
$12.99

Jeremy Lin ACEO Sketch Card Teresa Hoffman
$13.99

2013 Panini Prizm Brilliance Purple Prizms Die-Cut #3 Jeremy Lin 49 BGS 9.5 2e5
$36.00

2013-14 Select Swatches Prizms Blue #60 Jeremy Lin Jersey 49
$10.00

2013-14 Panini Select Swatches 60 Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets Basketball Card 0c3
$39.99

2010 Playoff Contenders Patches #141 Rookie Ticket Autograph Jeremy Lin Auto 0b9
$275.00

2014 Panini Prestige Bonus Shots Gold #92 Jeremy Lin 10 Los Angeles Lakers 0e0
$19.99

2010 Playoff Contenders Patches #191 Rookie Ticket Autograph Jeremy Lin Auto 0b9
$350.00

2010 Panini Rookies & Stars Gold Signatures Autographed #129 Jeremy Lin Auto 3u4
$109.99

2010 Panini Season Update #61 Ekpe Udoh Jeremy Lin 99 Auto Basketball Card 3u4
$99.99

2014-15 Panini National Treasures Material Prime #MT-JL Jeremy Lin 25 Card 3u4
$24.50

2010-11 Prestige Bonus Shots Gold #187 Jeremy Lin 249 Golden State Warriors 0q0
$39.99

2010 Playoff Contenders Patches #141 Rookie Ticket Autograph Jeremy Lin Auto 3u4
$125.00

2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection Standard #IS-JL Jeremy Lin 75 Card 3c1
$14.00

2011-12 NBA Hoops Autographs Autographed #67 Jeremy Lin New York Knicks Auto 0b9
$500.45

2011-12 Limited The National 2012 #78 Jeremy Lin 5 New York Knicks Card 3u4
$49.99
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Rookie Cards

Jeremy Lin Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2010 Playoff Contenders Patches #141 Rookie Ticket Autograph Jeremy Lin Auto 0b9
$275.00

2010 Playoff Contenders Patches #191 Rookie Ticket Autograph Jeremy Lin Auto 0b9
$350.00

2010 Playoff Contenders Patches #141 Rookie Ticket Autograph Jeremy Lin Auto 3u4
$125.00

2010 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity #129 Jeremy Lin 599 Auto Rookie Card 0c3
$99.98

2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Light Blue #187 Jeremy Lin 999 Rookie Card 0b9
$30.25

2010 Prestige 210 Jeremy Lin Golden State Warriors RC Rookie Basketball Card 0b1
$47.50

2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Light Blue #210 Jeremy Lin 999 Rookie Card 0b1
$71.25

2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Light Blue #187 Jeremy Lin 999 Rookie Card 0b1
$71.25
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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

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Jeremy Lin Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

AUTHENTIC JEREMY LIN #17 SIGNED STEINER SPALDING OFFICIAL NBA GAME BASKETBALL
$369.95

Jeremy Lin Signed adidas Houston Rockets Jersey NWT PSA DNA X25327
$129.95

Jeremy Lin Signed NY Knicks Linsanity Nike Shoes - Steiner
$320.00

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

Jeremy Lin Signed Houston Rockets 8x10 Photo - Steiner
$79.95

Jeremy Lin Signed Houston Rockets 8x10 Photo - Steiner
$79.95

Steiner Sports NBA New York Knicks Jeremy Lin Signed Mini Basketball 
$125.00

Jeremy Lin Signed Houston Rockets 8x10 Photo STEINER
$144.99

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

Jeremy Lin Signed 8x10 Photo NBA Houston Rockets Steiner COA
$59.99

Jeremy Lin Signed Autographed NBA Spalding Basketball *Knicks *Lakers PSA
$349.99

PSA 9 Jeremy Lin Signed Autographed #129 2010 Panini Rookie Card Warriors Lakers
$149.99

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

Jeremy Lin Signed NBA Spalding Basketball *Warriors *Knicks *Lakers PSA
$349.99
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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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