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.

Top eBay Listings

JERRY RICE 1993 STADIUM CLUB RECORD BREAKER MEMBERS ONLY AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$73.15

2011 Topps Triple Threads Gold #48 Jerry Rice 99 San Francisco 49ers Card 4n9
$5.25

2002 Fleer Focus Jersey Edition Materialistic Home #6M Jerry Rice Card 0i0
$7.75

2005 Donruss Classics Timeless Tributes Bronze #85 Jerry Rice 100 Card 2e1
$8.24

2001 Donruss Classics Hashmarks #HM-20 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Card 0l9
$19.97

1996 Playoff Trophy Contenders Xone #PZ-34 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers 2f5
$5.80

1995 Topps Mystery Finest Refractor JERI Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Card 1z4
$5.22

2002 Fleer Authentix Stadium Classics Memorabilia #SC-JR Jerry Rice Card 4l4
$20.25

2003 Leaf Rookies & Stars Great American Heroes GAH-11 Jerry Rice 1325 Card 0t6
$8.25

1997 Pinnacle Zenith V2 #V-17 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Football Card 0c0
$10.25

1994 playoff Playoff Club #PC-8 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Football Card 0c0
$10.25

2011 Panini Gold Standard #101 Jerry Rice 299 San Francisco 49ers Card 0c0
$8.25

1994 playoff #5 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Football Card 0c0
$10.25

1991 Kenner Starting Lineup N A Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Football Card 0h4
$5.25

JERRY RICE - 2001 01 FLEER SHOWCASE PATCHWORK AUTHENTIC GAME WORN JERSEY CARD **
$24.99

JERRY RICE - 2001 01 UD GAME GEAR GAME JERSEY GAME WORN CARD #JF-J 49ers ***
$24.99
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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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Top eBay Listings

(JSA) Jerry Rice Autograph Signed 16X20 San Francisco 49ers
$100.00

JERRY RICE MVP autographed HOF SF 49ers Daniel M Smith Signed L E Lithograph JSA
$129.00

1991 NFL PRO BOWL SIGNED FOOTBALL JERRY RICE HAWAII 33 AUTO AUTOGRAPH JSA COA
$1,799.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED 8x10 49ERS AUTO AUTOGRAPH GAI COA
$55.19

49ers Jerry Rice Authentic Signed Red Jersey Autographed PSA DNA ITP
$66.80

Jerry Rice Framed Jersey Signed JSA COA Autographed Mississippi Valley State
$699.99

Joe Montana Jerry Rice Steve Young 49ers Signed Authentic HOF F S Helmet PSA
$500.00

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED SF 49ERS FULL SIZE HELMET SB XXIII MVP PSA
$399.99

Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Signed Framed 16x20 Super Bowl XXIV TD Photo PSA
$239.00

Hall of Famer Jerry Rice Signed 16x20 Photo Autographed w Rice
$115.00

Jerry Rice Signed Auto Autograph Riddell Official 49ers Mini Helmet - PSA DNA
$199.00

Jerry Rice Signed Auto Autograph 16x20 Photo - PSA DNA - 49ers Super Bowl MVP
$149.00

Jerry Rice Signed Auto Autograph San Francisco 49ers Jersey - JSA - Super Bowl
$229.00

Jerry Rice Signed FDC 6.5x3.75 Inches Autographed 49ers PSA DNA Z21242
$64.95

Raiders Jerry Rice Authentic Signed 8X10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #AA96592
$74.99

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO SF 49ERS TD ENDZONE CATCH JSA COA F82876
$125.00
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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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  1. What is my sign football worth? 23 signatures .young. And team 1998

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