Jerry Rice Rookie Card and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Jerry Rice

Date of Birth: 10/13/1962
Rookie Card Year: 1986
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview
Jerry Rice card collectors are a devoted bunch. Rice is widely considered the greatest wide receiver of all-time. During his storied career, Rice set NFL records for most career touchdowns (208), receptions (1,549) and receiving yards (22,895). The Hall of Famer teamed with Joe Montana and Steve Young to win three Super Bowls and was named the Super Bowl XXIII MVP. Rice played for four teams during his 20-year career but will always be remembered for his time with the San Francisco 49ers. Known for his work ethic and love of the game, Rice makes a great addition to any football or sports collection.

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2010, Rice has likely achieved the last big honor of his career and there is nothing on the horizon that will push values higher. Collectors expecting big returns are out of luck, but Jerry Rice card and memorabilia values will hold in the short term and should slowly push higher over time. Despite his many contributions to the game, Rice's autograph prices are very reasonable.

There is just one rookie Jerry Rice card. His 1986 Topps Football card is the main draw for collectors in a rookie class that also includes Reggie White, Andre Reed and his 49ers teammate, Steve Young.

Jerry Rice is an avid autograph signer, regularly appearing at public signings. His championship success and exuberant personality when interacting with fans has endeared him to multiple generations of fans.

Jerry Rice Rookie Card Checklist

1986 Topps Jerry Rice RC #161

The design on the lone Jerry Rice rookie card is anything but boring. Diagonal striping over a green background evokes an awkward image of a football field. Combined with a thin yellow border, red name box and light blue team box, the card is a bizarre combination of colors. All things considered, it's a rather unfortunate-looking Jerry Rice card. Many of the card suffer from centering issues, but even mint versions can be found for a few hundred dollars.

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JERRY RICE 4 CARD LOT NICE MIX OF CARDS
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1997 JERRY RICE 49ERS ISAAC BRUCE RAMS MARTIN CHARGERS HARRISON COLTS REFRACTOR
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1986 Topps #161 Jerry Rice Rookie Graded BCCG 9
$69.95

NFL SF 49ers STEVE YOUNG & JERRY RICE NFL FOOTBALL 1997 2 CARDS W WOOD STAND
$15.00

1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Jerry Rice
$10.00

Jerry Rice (27) card Lot with (18) 1991 Pro Line Portraits 49ers
$6.00

2004 Fleer Tradition Gridiron Tributes Jerry Rice Game Used Jersey RAIDERS
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1996 Stadium Club Members Only Photo Gallery #PG10 JERRY RICE Nrmt+
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Barry Sanders Jerry Rice 3 Color Dual PATCH # 50 Ultimate 2013 Authentic Jersey
$27.00

JERRY RICE 1988 PRO SET TEST $75 + 29 1989 SCORE + 2004 ABSOLUTE SPECTRUM # 100
$24.17

2014 Panini Select Football Jerry Rice Prizm Gold Refractor 10! 49ers! Rare SSP
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JERRY RICE RAIDERS 2012 DONRUSS ELITE THROWBACK JERSEY #180 199 RELIC #8 MINT
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1996 Stadium Club Members Only Pro Bowl #PB15 JERRY RICE Nrmt+
$9.99

Raiders 49'ers Jerry Rice 2010 Upper Deck Exquisite Premium Patch 46 75
$23.95

1996 Stadium Club Members Only #300 JERRY RICE 49ers Nrmt+
$9.99

2003 Topps Pro Bowl Jerry Rice jersey patch--AP-JR
$19.99
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Autograph Guide

Jerry Rice Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Jerry Rice'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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Jerry Rice Cut Signature Exemplar


Jerry Rice Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jerry Rice signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Rice's signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Jerry Rice Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is written on a horizontal plane of about 25 degrees.
  2. The signature, overall, is very legible.
  3. The letter "J" is distinct in that it is printed and not written like the rest of the letters. It also, almost always exhibits a break in the vertical line right before the curve.
  4. The letters 'e-r-y" are visible, with their being just one "r", which is very small.
  5. The pen lifts to start the last name with a pronounced "R" that does not contain a closed loop.
  6. The letters "i-c-e" are visible with the "e" being most pronounced.
  7. The letter "i" is not dotted.
  8. The inscription "#80," is often, but not always, accompanies his signature.

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Jerry Rice signed Seattle Seahawks limited edition Y2K chrome mini helmet JSA
$199.95

Jerry Rice signed auto autographed 49ers AUTHENTIC full size game helmet PSA DNA
$549.49

Jerry Rice signed auto San Francisco 49ers 3X Super Bowl Champs UDA jersey 21 80
$680.80

JERRY RICE SIGNED 1992 NFL PROLINE FOOTBALL CARD PSA DNA ENCAPSULATED 83376692
$99.99

Jerry Rice Framed Jersey Signed JSA COA Autographed San Francisco 49ers
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JERRY RICE Signed Auto 30x40 SF 49ERS PHOTO PSA DNA COA
$22.50

JERRY RICE SIGNED SF 49ERS CUSTOM JERSEY GAI HOLOGRAM & COA AUTOGRAPH
$80.23

Jerry Rice signed 8x10 autographed photo San Francisco 49ers HOF PSA K00796
$125.00

Jerry Rice 1988 Topps Record Breaker Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$69.99

Tristar DAN MARINO Emmitt Smith JERRY RICE Signed Photo Mounted Memories # 100
$1,895.00

Jerry Rice Autographed Signed Sports Illustrated PSA DNA San Francisco 49ers HOF
$99.99

Rich Gannon Jerry Rice Oakland Raiders Signed Authentic Pro Bowl Helmet PSA
$375.00

JERRY RICE HAND SIGNED FULL SIZE FOOTBALL SIGNED IN SILVER SHARPER WITH JSA COA
$300.00

PSA Authenic Jerry Rice Auto Signed Autograph Football Ball Jersey 49ers Raiders
$149.00

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 49'ERS AUTO RARE HELMET MUG PSA DNA
$139.00

Jerry Rice Signed Mini Helmet Autographed Riddell Oakland Raiders PSA DNA COA
$99.99
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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. 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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  1. What is my sign football worth? 23 signatures .young. And team 1998

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