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

1997 Playoff Zone Prime Target JERRY RICE San Francisco 49ers
$5.00

2003 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Jerry Rice Jersey
$40.00

1998 Stadium Club First Day #36 Jerry Rice 200
$7.80

2014 Panini Black Gold #62 Jerry Rice
$10.00

1998 Fleer Brilliants Illuminators #13 Jerry Rice
$5.20

1997 Collector's Edge Masters Night Games #18 Jerry Rice 1500
$8.25

1996 Pinnacle Team Pinnacle #8 Jerry Rice Carl Pickens
$5.40

2003 Fleer Snapshot Seal of Approval #12 Jerry Rice
$5.20

!!! 1996 JERRY RICE ACTION PACKED STUDS PROMO FOOTBALL CARD $$
$6.00

2000 UD Jerry Rice #184 SP Exclusive # 100 San Francisco 49'ers HOF $ 80
$23.99

1986 TOPPS JERRY RICE RC ROOKIE CARD **NICE ROOKIE**
$34.95

HUGE JERRY RICE FOOTBALL CARD LOT (115) NMMT MINT 49ERS *INV 039
$18.00

JERRY RICE LOT OF 16 FOOTBALL CARDS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NFL HALL OF FAME
$7.99

JERRY RICE BEST CUTS 1997 Topps Football Card BC20 Refractor
$6.99

1986 Topps Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers #161 Football Card
$20.00

Jerry Rice Football Card Lot 23 Different Cards NM
$7.49
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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

49ers Jerry Rice autographed signed Jersey 75th PSA DNA
$500.00

Joe Montana Jerry Rice autograph 16 x 20 signed photo PSA San Francisco 49ers
$299.00

JERRY RICE Signed Auto 30x40 SF 49ERS PHOTO PSA DNA COA
$69.99

49ers Hall of Famer JERRY RICE Signed Mini Helmet AUTO - SB MVP - JSA!!
$169.95

Jerry Rice Signed Rookie Card Steiner COA
$310.00

Jerry Rice 49ers Signed Autograph 8x10 Global GAI GA COA
$99.99

Jerry Rice Signed Rookie Card Steiner COA
$309.99

Jerry Rice Signed & Framed 8x10 Photo San Francisco 49ers JSA COA
$129.95

Jerry Rice Signed Auto Autograph 8x10 Photo - PSA DNA 49ers Super Bowl MVP HOF
$89.00

Jerry Rice San Francisco Signed Red Pro-style Custom Jersey JSA + Rice Holo
$199.00

49ERS JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #G39323
$69.99

Jerry Rice Signed 1989 Sports Illustrated Autographed PSA DNA M59215
$71.95

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 49ERS FOOTBALL MINI HELMET MOUNTED MEMORIES COA
$109.99

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MINI HELMET PSA DNA AUTHENTICATION COA WITH CASE
$99.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTO AUTOGRAPHED RED JERSEY PSA DNA CERTIFIED 49ERS NEW
$129.00

JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTOGRAPH WILSON NFL FOOTBALL PSA DNA COA GEM MINT IN DISPLAY
$169.99
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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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