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.

1986 Topps Jerry Rice Image

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1996 JERRY RICE Select *ARTIST'S PROOF* #33 SP RARE!!
$7.99
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1986 Topps Jerry Rice #161 Football Card SG LLC 86 NM+
$60.00
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26 Jerry Rice & Steve Young NFL Football Cards
$9.99
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1986 Topps Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers #161 Football Card
$15.50
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JERRY RICE 1999 FLEER ULTRA "DAMAGE INC." FOOTBALL CARD
$5.00
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1990 San Francisco 49ers Sticker Set JOE MONTANA JERRY RICE RONNIE LOTT CRAIG
$6.00
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Jerry Rice 1998 Topps Chrome 'Prime Targets' Refractor Insert 49'ers *D290
$7.99
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2004 LEAF JOE MONTANA JERRY RICE #D 10 PRIME PATCHES LOGO 5 COLORS 49ERS HOF
$399.99
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LOT of 6 - Hall of Famer JERRY RICE - Jerry Rice Steve Young
$10.75
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JERRY RICE 9 CARD INSERT LOT,NR MT MT
$5.99
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Joe Montana Jerry Rice 2013 Totally Certified Stitches In Time Dual Jersey 299
$16.50
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1992 Pro line Profiles Jerry Rice (N M read below about "scratches" )
$14.00
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2000 DONRUSS ELITE #TC-28 JERRY RICE NEW MILLENIUM 49ERS HOF 544 1000 0243
$5.35
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JERRY RICE GAME USED JERSEY 2007 DONRUSS CLASSICS CLASSIC SINGLES # 250 49ERS
$29.99
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1995 Upper Deck SP Holoview, Joe Montana, Marshall Faulk, Jerry Rice, Dan Marino
$5.00
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National Treasures Greatest Signatures Autograph 49ERS Jerry Rice 03 25 2012
$295.00
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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

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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 Auto Signed Mini Chrome Football Helmet 49ers Limited Edition PSA DNA
$400.00
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Jerry Rice Signed Team Logo w stats Football Ball SF 49ers HOF w GAI COA
$250.00
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Jerry Rice SIGNED 11x14 Photo + HOLOGRAM San Francisco 49ers PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$110.00
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Jerry Rice Signed Autographed PGA TOUR TPC Stonebrae Golf Flag COA GAI GA 49ers
$99.95
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JERRY RICE, autograph, Signed Auto big 30x40 SF 49ERS PHOTO, PSA DNA COA
$69.99
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JERRY RICE Signed Auto 30x40 SF 49ERS PHOTO PSA DNA COA
$69.99
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Jerry Rice Autographed Hand Signed First Day Cover FDC Gateway PSA U31493
$49.95
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Jerry Rice 49ers Signed Autograph 8x10 Global GAI GA COA
$99.99
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Signed 8x10 photo PSA DNA coa of Jerry Rice
$50.00
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Jerry Rice "HOF 2010 & SB XXIII MVP" Signed Full Size Rep Helmet PSA DNA #W24122
$399.99
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JERRY RICE SIGNED OAKLAND RAIDERS PROLINE FULL SIZE HELMET TRISTAR AUTHENTIC
$299.99
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49ERS JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #G39323
$69.99
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JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 49ERS FOOTBALL MINI HELMET MOUNTED MEMORIES COA
$109.99
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Jerry Rice SIGNED 49ers F S Helmet + SB XXIII MVP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$375.00
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JERRY RICE SIGNED 1993 STADIUM CLUB MEMBERS ONLY 49ERS AUTO PSA DNA 83588492
$37.15
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JERRY RICE SIGNED MITCHELL & NESS SAN FRANSISCO 49 ERS RED JERSEY GA GAI
$249.99
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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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