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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1998 Pacific Team Checklists 26 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Football Card 0t7
$5.25

JERRY RICE 1997 PACIFIC " THE ZONE " DIE CUT 1:73 $25.00 SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS
$7.50

1993 Stadium Club #NNO Jerry Rice RB UER (Wrong date for record touchdown) NM-MT
$6.00

2006 National Treasures Jerry Rice Material Prime Jersey Patch #61 80
$29.99

2014 Flawless Jerry Rice Ruby Greats On Card Auto Two Color Patch Encaesd #6 15
$299.00

1996 SAVE MART JOE MONTANA OR JERRY RICE MINT IN ORIGINAL WRAPPER WITH COIN!
$9.98

1991 PROLINE JERRY RICE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NFL 5 CARDS
$5.00

1999 Fleer Metal Universe Jerry Rice #12 Planet Metal Insert San Francisco 49ers
$6.99

1996 Score DREAM TEAM Jerry Rice 49ers
$9.99

2010 Exquisite Jerry Rice Rare Materials Quad Patch #50 60 Extra Thick Card
$29.99

San Francisco 49ers card lot, autographs. Kaepernick, Montana, Young, Jerry Rice
$9.99

lot of 30 49ers GAME USED JERSEY Kaepernick Jerry Rice Ronnie Lott Craig Hyde
$6.99

Jerry Rice 2016 Spectra 1 Case 8XBox Player Break
$8.99

Jerry Rice Authentic Game Worn Jersey Piece
$80.00

JERRY RICE - 1993 Action Packed All Madden 24K Gold #d 1750 - 49ers
$12.75

1997 Pinnacle Mint Collection Coin 15 Silver Jerry Rice Limited Edition QB Club
$15.00
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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 Hall Of Fame Mini Helmet PSA DNA Autographed Auto
$179.99

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS FULL SIZE PROLINE HELMET JSA
$349.00

JERRY RICE AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS MINI HELMET MVP PSA DNA
$299.99

PSA Jerry Rice Game Used Autograph Signed Auto Football ball Cleat HOF Shoe 49er
$675.00

JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 49ERS MINI HELMET W CUSTOM DISPLAY CASE - PSA DNA
$138.88

RARE TRISTAR JOE MONTANA & JERRY RICE SIGNED AUTO ON FIELD 49ERS PROLINE HELMET!
$628.88

JERRY RICE 127 FOUNDATION SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PHONE CARD PSA COA JSA
$69.99

49ers PSA DNA Rc Auto HOF SB Champ Jerry Rice 1986 Topps Rookie Signed Autograph
$349.99

Jerry Rice signed San Francisco 49ers Red Prostyle TB Jersey w Emb Stats- JSA
$218.00

1999 SF 49ers Team (52) Signed Football (Jerry Rice, Steve Young) PSA #J28540
$399.99

Jerry Rice signed 1990 Score PSA DNA Slabbed
$69.99

49Ers Joe Montana & Jerry Rice Signed Authentic 8X10 Photo PSA DNA #6A75189
$269.99

ORIGINAL Jerry Rice Just Did It Poster Signed PSA Full LOA 49ers Auto Nike OOP
$1,019.96

Jerry Rice Game Worn Gloves San Francisco 49ERS Signed 4 Times PSA Certified
$999.00

49ers Joe Montana & Jerry Rice Signed 8X10 Photo w Rice & NFL Hologram PSA DNA
$299.99

Jerry Rice Signed Autographed 49ers Full Size Ridell Replica Helmet TriStar
$225.00
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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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