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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Jerry Rice Rookie
$35.00
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2001 Upper Deck Pros & Prospects Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Game Used Jersey
$29.99
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2013 Select Prizm #130 Jerry Rice BOX 205
$9.99
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1998 PLAYOFF #3 JERRY RICE PRIME TARGET DIE-CUT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HOF 1304
$7.15
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29 JERRY RICE FOOTBALL CARDS!!
$49.99
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1987 Topps Football Set (396) Nm Mt * Jim Kelly RC Jerry Rice Dan Marino
$24.99
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97 STUDIO GOLD PROOF JUMBO JERRY RICE 8 X 10 @@ RARE @@
$24.95
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2014 Goodwin Champions Goudey Autographs Jerry Rice 3 Card Lot Group A Auto Rare
$150.00
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97 STUDIO SILVER PROOF JUMBO JERRY RICE 8 X 10 @@ RARE @@
$9.95
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2005 Fabric of the Game Jerry Rice 82 85 #FG-36 2x Debut Year Patch
$9.50
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1998 Flair Row 3 Complete Set Peyton Manning Randy Moss Dan Marino Jerry Rice
$20.00
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97 STUDIO GOLD PROOF JUMBO JERRY RICE 8 X 10 @@ RARE @@
$24.95
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97 STUDIO SILVER PROOF JUMBO JERRY RICE 8 X 10 @@ RARE @@
$9.95
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JERRY RICE ACETATE 1999 SKYBOX EX CENTURY BRIGHT LIGHTS CARD #12 49ers -1
$5.99
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Jerry Rice S.F. 49ers Sports Heroes, Feats & Facts sheet #2
$6.49
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1991 KNUDSEN BOOKMARK 2ND SERIES JERRY RICE 2 X 8 @@ RARE @@
$19.95
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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 AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 49'ERS AUTO RARE HELMET MUG PSA DNA
$139.00
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JERRY RICE 49ERS FIRST DAY COVER ISSUE AUTO SIGNED PSA DNA RARE
$140.00
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JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED S.F. 49ERS STAT JERSEY PSA DNA COA
$199.95
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PSA Jerry Rice Auto Signed Autograph Replica Football Jersey 49ers Raiders HOF
$159.00
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Jerry Rice Signed Authentic Mitchell & Ness Pro Bowl Jersey (PSA DNA) #D48586
$479.99
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49ERS JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTHENTIC FULL SIZE HELMET AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U51574
$389.99
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49ERS JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #D84953
$69.99
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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 Auto Signed Mini Chrome Football Helmet 49ers Limited Edition PSA DNA
$400.00
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Jerry Rice Tim Brown 2013 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature signed auto 1 1 PSA DNA
$155.00
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DAN MARINO JERRY RICE EMMITT SMITH Signed FOOTBALL KINGS Framed 16x20. TRISTAR
$599.99
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Deion Sanders & Jerry Rice Signed Cowboys-49'ers 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$624.99
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JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTOGRAPH CARD *PSA* SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HOF AUTHENTIC
$74.99
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Jerry Rice signed Wilson authentic football Steiner COA - Great price
$215.00
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Jerry Rice Hand Signed 14 Inscription Full Size F S SF 49er Authentic Helmet JSA
$1,499.99
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San Francisco 49ers HOF Jerry Rice Signed 5x7 Autograph Photo JSA COA J14
$49.99
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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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