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.

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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

1986 TOPPS JERRY RICE RC 49ERS
$31.50

2013 FLEER RETRO JERRY RICE AUTO FLEER ULTRA
$53.58

1997 Donruss Legends of the Fall #6 Jerry Rice 10000 - NM-MT
$5.60

2010 PANINI CLASSICS HALL OF FAME #2 JERRY RICE FOOTBALL CARD
$7.64

JERRY RICE 1988 Topps #6 RECORD BREAKER Card FIFTY (50) CARD LOT!!! FBC
$9.99

2014 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES JERRY RICE "LEGEND" 10 99 49ERS
$8.99

JERRY RICE NFL 2001 UD GRADED JERSEYS (49 ERS) JERSEY CARD
$13.07

JERRY RICE NFL 2001 DONRUSS CLASSICS STADIUM STARS (49 ERS) STADIUM SEAT
$13.07

JERRY RICE 1996 MEMB ONLY SHINING MOMENT MASTER SET
$15.00

1995 Stadium Club Power Surge #P10 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
$8.00

Topps Huddle VALOR 2 LEGEND Jerry Rice Digital Card
$9.98

JERRY RICE CARD LOT NO DUPES (C) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
$5.99

Jerry rice rookie card .Torre smith and Alex smith autograph cleat and helmet
$10.50

1995 Topps All-Pros #1 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
$6.00

1995 Collector's Edge JERRY RICE Dragon Slayer SP NrMint
$5.00

2013 Topps Five Star Jerry Rice Base #40 (119 208)
$9.99
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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.

Jerry Rice Signed Football Pricing:

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Top eBay Listings

JERRY RICE (San Francisco 49ers) signed 8x10 PHOTO with PSA DNA COA
$99.95

JERRY RICE (San Francisco 49ers) signed 8x10 PHOTO with PSA COA
$99.95

Jerry Rice Signed MLB Baseball JSA Coa
$120.00

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

JERRY RICE Signed Autographed Jan. 15, 1990 Sports Illustrated - PSA COA
$99.00

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

Jerry Rice Autographed Throwback 49ers Football Jersey Signed with COA PSA
$124.99

Jerry Rice Joe Montana HOF 49ers Signed Auto 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA
$329.99

Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Signed Super Bowl XXIV Duke Football PSA
$359.00

Premium Framed Frank Gore Autographed 49ers Jersey Signed JSA COA - jerry rice
$545.00

Jerry Rice Signed 1st ED HB Book 50 Years 50 Moments 49ers Football JSA #N49921
$79.99

Premium Framed Ronnie Lott Autographed 49ers Jersey Signed JSA COA - jerry rice
$595.00

Jerry Rice signed 8x10 autograph photo San Francisco 49ers PSA J66587
$125.00

Jerry Rice signed 8x10 autograph photo San Francisco 49ers HOF PSA J66586
$125.00

Jerry Rice signed 8x10 autograph photo Oakland Raiders HOF PSA J66592
$125.00

Jerry Rice signed Sports Illustrated autograph 49ers Hall of Famer PSA J66524
$175.00
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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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