Jim Brown Football Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Jim Brown

Date of Birth: 2/17/1936
Rookie Card Year: 1958
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

When you think of football's golden era of smash-mouth football during the 1960s, one name often comes to mind -- Jim Brown. An unbelievably gifted athlete, his dominating presence on the field helped bring a new audience to the sport. Jim Brown football and autographed memorabilia have long been cherished collectibles for both casual fans and die-hards.

The lone Jim Brown rookie card comes from the 1958 Topps Football set. Brown also had a food issue release as part of the 1958 Carling Beer set.

His first autographed card would come some 34 years later as part of the little-known 1992 All-World Football. The card is serial numbered to 1,000 and is fairly difficult to find. One of the most popular Jim Brown autograph cards, however, comes from the classic 1997 Upper Deck Legends Football. He signed 100 Sign of the Times cards and an undisclosed number of the base parallels cards. Jim Brown's first memorabilia card was also produced by Upper Deck, coming two years later in 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Football.

Jim Brown's longevity and very frequent public autograph appearances have kept a steady supply of material in the market. His crossover to movies in later years helped reinvigorate demand for his signed memorabilia. While his autograph will always have value, it is pieces from his playing days that command top dollar.

Jim Brown Rookie Card

1958 Topps Football Jim Brown RC #62

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The black oval framed image of Jim Brown posed in an action running shot without his helmet is a classic. The oval gives one a sense that they are taking a peek behind the curtain of life in the NFL. The yellow and white text provides a striking contrast to the black frame and provides all the necessary detail without infringing on the overall design or player image.

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Jim Brown 2001 Playoff Legendary Contenders Autograph
$149.95
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1966 Jim Brown #41 Jim's last card!! SGC Graded 4.5 Beautiful card!!!!
$58.00
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Jim Brown 2011 Panini Gold Standard Golden Age 14K 6 6 BGS 9 Mint 10 Auto
$225.00
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1986 Louis Rich Memorable Moments JIM BROWN & BOBBY MITCHELL Cleve. Browns NR MT
$7.00
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1960 TOPPS # 23 JIM BROWN BROWNS VG-EX 243512
$40.00
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2010 Topps Magic Jim Brown hof MINI # 47 50 ebay 1 1. 205
$20.00
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Jim Brown Pro Football Hall of Fame Metallic Metal card Browns Syracuse
$11.95
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2013 National Treasures Jim Brown SSP #'d 9 10 RARE FIND
$15.00
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Vintage 1961 Fleer Jim Brown ExMt Condition
$29.99
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1961 Topps Jim Brown Cleveland Browns #71 Football Card
$12.17
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2006 National Treasures 75th Anniversary JIM BROWN Authentic Signature 10 25
$105.00
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Tobacco Reprints - Jim Brown, Bronko Nagurski, Lewis, Plank & Magie - Lot Of 9
$17.00
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2006 National Treasures 50th Anniversary JIM BROWN Authentic Signature 02 15
$105.00
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1958 Topps JIM BROWN RC Rookie #62 VG Very Good Condition Browns HOF BV $500 !!
$114.49
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1962 Topps JIM BROWN EX Condition HOF #28 BV $200
$29.99
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1964 Philadelphia football card 30 Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns EX+
$39.99
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Autograph Guide

Jim Brown Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Jim Brown autograph 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, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

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Jim Brown Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jim Brown signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features as Jim Brown's signature has change very little through the years.:

  1. A fairly legible and even handed signature written on an even horizontal plane.
  2. The use of cursive script provides a distinct look.
  3. The defining characters are the "J" which consists of a larger oval shaped loop at the top, which is usually closed but not always and a smaller elongated loop on the bottom at about a 45-degree angle.
  4. The "i" is formed by an up/down stroke that often creates an upside down "v" and the humps of the "m" are pointed, the "i" is dotted but haphazardly.
  5. The "B" is written on an angle of about 45 degrees and is formed so neither of the bulges are closed, the pen makes a small loop to stay on the item and flow into the "r."
  6. The "o" is discernible but closed, but the 'w" is very legible.
  7. The signature finishes with a discernible "n" and often a trailing horizontal line.

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Jim Brown Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Jim Brown Signed Photograph Pricing:

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JIM BROWN "HOF 71" SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BROWNS PHOTO CUSTOM FRAMED TO 22X28 PSA DNA
$86.01
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JIM BROWN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CLEVELAND BROWNS REPLICA F S HELMET PSA
$275.00
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Jim Brown Signed Oversized Photograph PSA COA
$249.99
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JIM BROWN SIGNED CLEVELAND BROWNS OFFICIAL NFL DUKE FOOTBALL F1250 THE DUKE PSA
$399.99
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Jim Brown Cleveland Browns Autographed Jersey signed w Psa dna
$350.00
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Jim Brown Autographed Signed 1991 Enor Pro Football HOF Card PSA DNA #83577231
$89.00
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Jim Brown Autographed Signed 1989 Swell Greats Card #47 PSA DNA #83577232
$89.00
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SIGNED JIM BROWN HOF 71 WILSON DUKE THROWBACK FOOTBALL WITH PROOF TRISTAR HOLO
$450.00
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JIM BROWN signed" HOF 71" ON CLEVELAND BROWNS football jersey JSA
$329.90
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Jim Brown Signed Goal Line Art GLAC Auto Cleveland PSA DNA V28882
$124.95
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JIM BROWN SIGNED COLOR 16X20 W BOB LILLY- PSA-DNA
$279.95
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JIM BROWN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CLEVELAND BROWNS POLY JERSEY #32 HOF 71 JSA ALOA
$299.99
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JIM BROWN SIGNED 8x10 CLEVELAND BROWNS PHOTO JSA COA
$89.99
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JIM BROWN PSA DNA SIGNED 8X11 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$84.00
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JIM BROWN PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$84.00
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Jim Brown Signed Cleveland Browns Wilson NFL Official Game Football JSA K62072
$395.00
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