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

1958 Topps Jim Brown

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 Playoff Contenders 2005 Legendary Contenders RED LC-10 010 100
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3 DIFFERENT 1962 POST CEREAL CLEVELAND BROWNS JIM BROWN, HOUSTON, SCHAFRATH
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1958 Topps Football Card " # 62 JIM BROWN Rookie " Cleveland Browns (gd. cond
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1999 SCORE SUPPLEMENTAL FOOTBALL SET KURT WARNER ROOKIE ? UNITAS JIM BROWN AUTO
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1960 Topps #23 - Jim Brown - PSA 7 -- Cleveland Browns HoF (mikedenero)
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Terry Bradshaw Troy Aikman Joe Namath Barry Sanders Tony Dorsett Jim Brown Auto
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1958 Topps JIM BROWN RC #62 HOF PSA 7 OC
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1958 Topps #62 Jimmy Brown Rookie Card BVG 5.5 Excellent + Jim Brown RC
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1964 PHILADELPHIA #30 JIM BROWN PSA 7 *DS2098
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2005 TOPPS ALL AMERICAN 26 CARD LOT; #24 HORNUNG, #25 JIM BROWN, #56 ELWAY &MORE
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1960 Topps #23 Jim Brown BROWNS " EX-MT+ " LR28329
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1962 Topps #28 Jim Brown PSA 4 Football Card
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1965 PHILADELPHIA FOOTBALL 31 JIM BROWN BROWNS***Look!!
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1963 Topps Jim Brown #14 PSA NM 7 ST7
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2009 TOPPS MAGIC MINI #248 JIM BROWN HOF POP 1 PSA 10 F1527735
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2007 Donruss Threads Jim Brown Century Legends Browns
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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.

Jim Brown Cut Signature Exemplar

Jim Brown Signature Exemaple

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 VS BOB LILLY MATTED AND FRAMED DUAL SIGNED PHOTO TRISTAR CDW AUTH
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Jim Brown Signed Cleveland Browns TK Suspension FS Helmet HOF 71 JSA ITP W184205
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Jim Brown #32 HOF Browns Signed JSA COA Original Watercolor Painting w Frame
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Jim Brown Autographed Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine PSA DNA #J61022
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JIM BROWN "HOF 71" SIGNED CARD 1958 TOPPS RC #62 AUTO GRADED 10! PSA DNA SLABBED
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JIM BROWN "HOF 71" SIGNED CARD 1958 TOPPS RC #62 AUTO GRADED 9 PSA DNA SLABBED
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JIM BROWN "HOF 71" SIGNED CARD 1958 TOPPS RC #62 AUTO GRADED 9 PSA DNA SLABBED
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JIM BROWN SIGNED & FLOYD LITTLE SYRACUSE ORANGE AUTHENTIC PROLINE HELMET STEINER
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