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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1994 Classic Experience Jerry Rice Super Bowl Heroes #SBH1
$8.99
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HUGE JERRY RICE FOOTBALL CARD LOT (115) NMMT MINT 49ERS *INV 039
$45.00
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1986 Topps JERRY RICE Rookie RC #161 (EX+) Authentic San Francisco 49ers V$56+
$27.38
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1987 TOPPS JERRY RICE STICKERS 7CT + 1994 PLAYOFF RICE COLLECTION + FIRST DAY
$16.99
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JERRY RICE LOT OF 16 FOOTBALL CARDS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NFL HALL OF FAME
$7.99
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Jerry Rice 2002 Upper Deck Forth Quarter Fabric Card # JR Raiders
$24.00
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Jerry Rice 2003 Elite Mask of Steel Card # 175 350 49ers
$19.00
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Jerry Rice Football Card Lot 23 Different Cards NM
$8.99
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HOF JERRY RICE 2010 CLASSICS HALL OF FAME SAN FRANCISCO 49ER'S
$9.95
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1995 TOPPS FINEST Bronze LANDMARK SERIES NFL ( Jerry Rice)
$12.99
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Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers, (13) Football Card Lot All NrMt Mint
$8.99
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1986 TOPPS NFL JERRY RICE RC SET SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
$65.00
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Jerry Rice 1987 Topps AND Topps United Kingdom Cards BOTH!!
$8.00
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2002 UD Piece of History The Big Game Jerseys #BGJJR Jerry Rice BV$31+
$12.00
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1990 Pro Set Collect-A-Book Jerry Rice,Lawrence Tayor,Football Cards 9 cards
$16.00
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JERRY RICE 42 CARD LOT
$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

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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 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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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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Joe Montana And Jerry Rice Signed Upper Deck Card "JSA" Very Nice!
$125.00
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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 Autographed 49ers Road Jersey PSA
$90.00
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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 MITCHELL & NESS SAN FRANSISCO 49 ERS RED JERSEY GA GAI
$249.99
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RAIDERS 49ER'S LEGEND JERRY RICE SIGNED MINI HELMET PSA DNA COA
$299.99
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Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Signed Red Stat Jersey JSA
$219.00
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JERRY RICE 49ers Signed 2013 Michael Jordan Golf Program PSA DNA - Nice Auto!
$89.00
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Jerry Rice Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo San Francisco 49ers PSA DNA #T95574
$69.00
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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. 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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