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

2015 Topps Museum Jerry Rice parallel 44 60 49ers
$5.00

2004 Leaf Flashback Limited # 109 150 Jerry Rice 49ers
$7.95

1994 Upper Deck Pro Bowl JERRY RICE Sample Card Promo NrMint
$5.00

PROOF 1988 Panini Sticker Card Jerry Rice 49ers Steve Largent Seahawks
$35.00

JERRY RICE 2001 FLEER SHOWCASE PATCHWORK GAME USED JERSEY PATCH SF 49ERS HOF
$20.00

2009-10 Jerry Rice Upper Deck Flashback Exquisite 3 Color Rookie Patch Auto 25
$4,500.00

JERRY RICE 1999 99 Donruss Elite "Common Threads" #8 18 - Serial #084 150
$22.95

1986 Topps # 161 ROOKIE Card JERRY RICE WR San Francisco 49ers Graded NM-MINT
$75.00

JERRY RICE IRVIN REED BROWN 2009 DONRUSS CLASSICS CLASSIC QUAD FOOTBALL CARD 25
$24.99

1987 SanFrancisco 49ers JERRY RICE Beckett 10 Topps Football Card
$28.50

2003 FLAIR #CC JR JERRY RICE GAME-WORN JERSEY CARD, OAKLAND RAIDERS, 040615
$14.36

2011 Upper Deck #18 Jerry Rice - 50 count lot of cards NM-MT
$37.48

2002 FLEER FOCUS #M6 JERRY RICE "MATERIALISTIC - HOME", OAKLAND RAIDERS, 040615
$11.16

1998 Topps Stars Gridiron Gods, Insert #G2, Jerry Rice, L-1044
$7.95

50 ct lot of - 2011 Upper Deck #46 Jerry Rice Cards Missippi Valley - NM-MT
$49.98

2013 Upper Deck JERRY RICE Ultimate Collection Autograph Signatures Patch #d 10
$249.99
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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

JERRY RICE 49ERS SIGNED AUTO FIRST DAY COVER PSA DNA slabbed RARE
$229.00

JERRY RICE GOAT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS SIGNED FULL SIZE PROLINE CUSTOM HELMET PSA
$600.00

JERRY RICE SIGNED & FRAMED 16x20 JSA PHOTO AUTO AUTOGRAPH NINERS 49ers HOF
$399.95

Jerry Rice Autographed Signed 1988 Topps Card PSA DNA #83348771
$59.00

Jerry Rice Autographed Signed 1988 Topps Card PSA DNA #83348770
$59.00

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS FULL SIZE PROLINE HELMET JSA
$287.99

Jerry Rice Signed San Francisco 49ers Stat Jersey JSA Witnessed COA W872120
$212.49

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED HARDCOVER BOOK GO LONG! GAI GLOBAL AUTHENTICATION
$50.00

Jerry Rice Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo 49'ers PSA DNA #S43273
$49.00

JERRY RICE SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA Z51726 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HOF TD KING
$99.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED OAKLAND RAIDERS MINI HELMET PSA DNA ZZ51659 HOF 2010 49ERS
$174.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED HALL OF FAME MINI HELMET PSA DNA ZZ51662 HOF 2010 49ERS
$174.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS MINI HELMET PSA DNA ZZ51661 HOF 2010
$174.99

PETE ROSE JERRY RICE KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR SIGNED 25X40 LITHO JSA COA
$159.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO HALL OF FAME SF 49ERS W GAI COA
$70.39

Jerry Rice & Christensen Autographed Signed 1987 Topps Card PSA DNA #83362809
$79.00
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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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