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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Jerry Rice 49ers 1993 Stadium Club Record Breaker
$9.95

1997 TSC members only AIR FORCE JERRY RICE 49ers #AF1
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Jerry Rice Game Used Card Lot
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Emmitt Smith-Jerry Rice 2003 touchdown greats Duel game used card
$12.50

Jerry Rice Tim Brown 1995 Team Pinnacle Insert Card #5 - Tough Pull!
$5.99

2014 Immaculate BRETT FAVRE JERRY RICE EMMITT SMITH 3x JERSEY PATCH 20 25
$45.00

1986 Topps #161 Jerry Rice Rookie Card RC Football San Francisco 49ers
$16.50

1986 Topps #161 Jerry Rice HOF San Francisco 49ers RC Rookie
$42.77

Jerry Rice Mississippi Valley State Gold Card - Only Five Made - Serial #5 5
$9.97

1988 Topps 1000 Yard Club Football Set (28) Nm Mt ^ Jerry Rice
$6.99

inv6321 jerry rice 1992 sports cards news card #123 san francisco 49e rare hot
$11.99

2002 LEAF ROOKIES STARS PINNACLE INSERT RARE JERRY RICE + 1991 LINEUP COIN + HO
$20.14

Jerry Rice 1994 Stadium Club Ring Leaders Football Card #6 San Francisco 49ers
$5.11

(16) JOE MONTANA-JERRY RICE-STEVE YOUNG INSERT & PARALLEL CARD LOT
$13.49

1998 PACIFIC CROWN ROYALE 89CT W 27 RC W JERRY RICE
$12.99

1986 Topps Football #161 Jerry Rice HOF San Francisco 49ers
$16.50
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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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JERRY RICE Holo GAI Auto Signed Autograph BLK Custom Football Jersey Raiders HOF
$159.00

Jerry Rice 49ers HOF 1986 Topps RC Rookie Card PSA 8 Auto Signed Autograph
$249.99

Jerry Rice Signed 1994 Wilson Pro Line 75th Anniv Jersey San Francisco 49ers JSA
$399.99

DUAL Signed JOE MONTANA & JERRY RICE 16x20 Photo Mounted Memories MM COA Holo
$249.99

DUAL Signed JERRY RICE & JOE MONTANA 16x20 Photo Mounted Memories MM COA Holo
$249.99

Jerry Rice Signed 1991 Upper Deck signed card PSA DNA 49ers Auto
$89.00

DEION SANDERS SIGNED AUTO 16X20 PHOTO VS JERRY RICE COWBOYS JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$89.00

JERRY RICE DEION SANDERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS 49ERS 16x20 PHOTO JSA
$249.00

Jerry Rice 49ers Signed Auto 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA
$129.99

Jerry Rice Signed Autographed 1992 Sports Illustrated PSA DNA Guarantee Auto
$39.99

Jerry Rice #80 Signed San Francisco 49ers Custom Jersey NFL JSA COA
$149.95

JERRY RICE SIGNED 9 7 92 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED JSA COA
$109.95

JERRY RICE SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS FOOTBALL MINI HELMET PSA DNA Y69798
$56.00

Auto Signed Autograph Jerry Rice 49ers Custom Stitched Jersey GAI Cert
$21.50

JERRY RICE signed auto'd RAIDERS Full Size Helmet w HOF 2010 & PIC - PSA ITP
$349.00

JERRY RICE signed auto'd RAIDERS Full Size Helmet w RAIDER NATION
$349.00
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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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