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.

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05 Jerry Rice 49ers Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Authentic Jersey Card 26 50
$13.39

1998 Playoff Contenders Ticket Red #66 Jerry Rice - NM-MT
$5.00

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Authentic Jersey Card 30 100
$9.38

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Authentic Jersey Card 37 100
$60.00

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Authentic Jersey Card 57 100
$65.00

Jerry Rice Zenith 1995 Second Season SS22
$5.99

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Authentic Jersey Card 86 100
$60.00

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Authentic Jersey Card 95 100
$65.00

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Authentic Jersey Card 38 50
$80.00

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Auth 4 Color Jersey Card 19 100
$80.00

05 Jerry Rice Donruss Gridiron Gear Performers Auth 4 Color Jersey Card 70 100
$75.00

2000 Upper Deck Ovation Jerry Rice hand signed Auto
$15.00

1994 TOPPS FINEST REFRACTOR JERRY RICE #12 SHARP
$75.99

1995 JERRY RICE HOF TOPPS FINEST REFRACTOR W COATING #B185 SHARP (683)
$37.99

1995 JERRY RICE HOF TOPPS FINEST REFRACTOR #180 SHARP 49ERS (803)
$42.74

Jerry Rice 2013 SP Authentic Shadowbox Art Group A SSP Insert Not #d 49ers 80
$43.99
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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 signed auto'd SF 49ers Full Size Helmet w SB XXIII MVP
$349.00

JERRY RICE SIGNED AND FRAMED 8X10 MOUNTED MEMORIES
$99.99

1987 Topps #228 Jerry Rice PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Signed *5567
$49.00

RAIDERS 49ER'S LEGEND JERRY RICE SIGNED MINI HELMET PSA DNA COA
$299.99

JERRY RICE 49ERS SIGNED FB CARD 1987 TOPPS #228 JSA COA ID:20874
$59.00

Jerry Rice Signed 1986 Topps #161 Rookie Card PSA DNA
$250.00

STEVE YOUNG JERRY RICE 49ers sports illustrated signed PSA DNA 11x14
$249.95

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS PSA DNA
$89.00

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS PSA DNA
$89.00

JOE MONTANA & JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1991 UD CARD #35 49'ERS PSA DNA
$149.00

Jerry Rice Signed Autographed San Francisco 49ers Cleat W Gai
$42.01

JOE MONTANA & JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1990 FLEER CARD #397 49'ERS PSA DNA
$149.00

JERRY RICE 49ERS SIGNED CAREER AWARDS CUSTOM EMBROIDERED JERSEY PSA COA U78705
$299.96

JERRY RICE 49ERS SIGNED CAREER AWARDS CUSTOM EMBROIDERED JERSEY PSA COA U78708
$299.96

JERRY RICE 49ERS SIGNED CAREER AWARDS CUSTOM EMBROIDERED JERSEY PSA COA U78706
$299.96

JERRY RICE 49ERS SIGNED CAREER AWARDS CUSTOM EMBROIDERED JERSEY PSA COA U78709
$299.96
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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.

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