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 31 card lot Bowman's Best Fleer Ultra Focus Absolute Topps Heritage
$7.01

2006 PLAYOFF NATIONAL TREASURES TIMELINE NFC PRIME JERRY RICE #15 25 SICK PATCH
$79.99

1995 SP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES #PS2 JERRY RICE "SHOWCASE OF THE PLAYOFFS", 49ERS
$5.35

Four graded football cards Jerry rice,Fred,Jackson and more
$12.99

1993 Select Jerry Rice Autographed Card Authenticated By Global
$90.00

1988 JERRY RICE SMOKEY BEAR CARD #80 #B
$15.99

1988 JERRY RICE SMOKEY BEAR CARD #80 #C
$14.99

2004 PLAYOFF HOGG HEAVEN JERRY RICE & TIM BROWN PIG PALS #D 442 1050
$5.00

1994 Fleer Ultra Ultra Star Insert #6 Jerry Rice
$12.78

1994 ACTION PACKED DELUXE MAMMOTH CARDS STEVE YOUNG JERRY RICE LOT 13 PCS
$17.99

1997 Collectors Choice Star Quest 4-stars Jerry Rice #SQ90 $20
$20.00

JERRY RICE FOOTBALL CARD LOT over 25 cards check out the scans Legends Greats
$5.00

1991 Fleer Football Wax Pack Box Joe Montana Jerry Rice Card Factory Sealed
$14.99

1986 Topps JERRY RICE Rookie MINT NM MT Razor Sharp Corners! RC HOF 49ERS
$39.95

2003 SPx Jerry Rice Jumbo Jersey 34 300
$18.95

1999 Donruss Football Jerry Rice Elite Series Card # 550 10,000
$8.00
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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 Signed '95 Score Summit#103 POP 1 True 1 of 1 COA JSA Beckett
$134.99

JERRY RICE signed 49ERS mini helmet JSA COA
$139.99

JERRY RICE Autographed Signed FOOTBALL Photo Photograph JSA Authentic Original
$119.99

Deion Sanders & Jerry Rice Signed Cowboys-49'ers 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$624.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTOGRAPH CARD *PSA* SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HOF AUTHENTIC
$74.99

Jerry Rice Signed Autographed Framed Red Jersey- PSA DNA Authenticated
$484.00

Jerry Rice Hand Signed 14 Inscription Full Size F S SF 49er Authentic Helmet JSA
$1,499.99

San Francisco 49ers HOF Jerry Rice Signed 5x7 Autograph Photo JSA COA J14
$49.99

JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECORD BALL STEINER SMG
$59.00

Jerry Rice Signed 8x10 PSA DNA SF 49ers Auto HOF NFL
$124.99

Jerry Rice Autographed Signed 1986 Topps Rookie Card #161 PSA DNA #83139476
$199.00

49ERS JERRY RICE AUTHENTIC SIGNED GAME USED NIKE CLEATS SHOES PSA DNA #T08802
$1,999.99

JERRY RICE JOE MONTANA SIGNED AUTO 49ERS PROLINE HELMET PSA DNA
$199.95

Joe Montana And Jerry Rice Signed Upper Deck Card "JSA" Very Nice!
$90.00

Jerry Rice SIGNED Jersey - San Francisco 49ers Autographed - PSA DNA - 75th RED
$249.99

Steiner Jerry Rice Mini Football Helmet Raiders 49ers HOF Autograph Signed Auto
$75.00
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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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