John Cena Cards, Autograph and Memorabilia Guide

John Cena

Date of Birth: 4/23/1977
Rookie Card Year: 2002
Investment Rating: 7.0


John Cena is one of the most accomplished professional wrestlers in the history of the WWE. His magnetic personality and in-ring success have contributed to him becoming the face of the company. His popularity amongst the sports entertainment fan base is unmatched, even if he has many detractors as well. John Cena's appeal is so great that it has led to lucrative deals outside the ring including leading roles in action movies. It should be no surprise that John Cena cards and memorabilia are top-sellers today.

As the an 11-time World Champion and another three as Heavyweight Champion, Cena has shown little sign of slowing down. His contribution to the E! network's Total Divas show has further propelled him into the mainstream spotlight.

Demand for John Cena autographs is strong despite being a willing in-person signer and a key part of WWE signing events. Topps currently holds the license for WWE trading cards. As such, Cena has several autograph and memorabilia cards in the market. Unfortunately, all but one of his certified autograph cards thus far are done on stickers.

Top John Cena Cards

2002 Fleer Royal Rumble John Cena #7

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The hobby has been hard-pressed to adopt rookie cards for wrestlers. That said, the 2002 Fleer Royal Rumble John Cena is his first mainstream licensed card. So even if it's not acknowledged as such, it's, in essence a rookie card. The card features Cena readying an opponent for a slam..

2005 Topps WWE Heritage Autographs John Cena

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2005 Topps WWE Heritage is the only set so far to have an on-card John Cena autograph. As a result, it is also one of his most popular cards. Relying on the tradition and novelty of the Heritage brand, the card resembles an old console TV.

2005 Topps WWE Heritage Ringside Relics John Cena

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While many other wrestlers rely on costumes, face paint and outlandish robes for their ring attire, John Cena is a T-shirt and cargo shorts kind of guy. His T-shirts have been top sellers in the WWE for years. His first memorabilia card  is, fittingly, a piece of an event-worn T-shirt from the popular 2005 Topps WWE Heritage Ringside Relics insert set.

 2010 Topps Platinum Autograph Relics John Cena #1 #/275

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This is the first John Cena card to have both an autograph and a relic swatch. It features Cena preparing to pounce on his nemesis Randy Orton. The basic version is numbered to 275. There are also rarer colored parallels.

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2002 JOHN CENA Rookie Card *BGS 9 MINT* His ONLY Rookie WWE Champion 2002 RC
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John Cena 2012 Topps WWE Heritage Autograph Gold Parallel 2 card lot!
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2010 Topps WWE Elimination Chamber Canvas Card John Cena #39-50
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2008 Topps WWE Heritage IV John Cena and Cody Rhodes Authentic Relics
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2008 Topps WWE Heritage III John Cena and Randy Orton Ringside Relics
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2009 Topps WWE John Cena Historical Commemorative Patch The Bash
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2014 Comic Con Exclusive WWE, Slam City. John Cena
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8 lot John Cena Topps Triple Threat 3 Ultimate Rivals Rivalries Action Money +
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2010 Topps Platinum WWE Wrestling 1 1 Blank Back. John Cena
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Topps Heritage III 2007 WWE John Cena vs. Randy Orton Event-Used Mat
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2013 Topps WWE John Cena Authentic Shirt relic
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2012 Topps WWE Wrestle Mania XXVII John Cena Authentic Mat Relic
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John Cena VS The Rock Once in a Lifetime World Class Events Card WMXXVIII
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John Cena, CM Punk & RVD Refractor Cards 2014 Topps WWE Chrome
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Autograph Guide

John Cena Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic John Cena signature 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, Tristar, WWE and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

John Cena Cut Signature Exemplar

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John Cena Key Signature Attributes: Cena's autograph can vary, significantly. However, more often than not, it will resemble some form of the above example. When purchasing Cena autographs, look for the following signature features:

  1. The entire signature is written on an even plane with just a very slight lean to the right but is almost vertical.
  2. The letter "J" is always defined and pronounced.
  3. The remaining letters of the first name are usually absent.
  4. The last name consists of a highly individualized character that contains a sharp, but short up stroke, a long, left-to-right line, and a small loop at the bottom of the signature.

Other Signing Characteristics

  1. Early examples of John Cena's autograph are much neater, clearer and contain more discernible letters.
  2. His pen strokes are angular in nature as compared to being rounded.

Signed John Cena Memorabilia Pricing:

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John Cena Signed Autographed 8x10 WWE Photograph
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WWE John Cena 2011 Topps Authentic Autograph Card
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WWE John Cena JCA-1 2010 Topps Redemption Replacement Authentic Autograph Card
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WWE John Cena and JTG signed Chain Gang Assault Battalion T-Shirt
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John Cena Autograph 11x14 photo WWE
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John Cena Signed Autograph 5 1 2 x 8 DVD Cover My Life WWE JSA STAMP
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John Cena Signed Autograph 5 1 2 x 8 DVD Cover 12 rounds WWE
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2007 WWE Topps Heritage III 3 Autograph John Cena Raw Smackdown World Champ Auto
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John Cena Autograph Plaque
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Figure Guide

John Cena Wrestling Figure Guide

Wrestling fans and collectors know that action figures are more than mere toys. They are one of the most highly sought after wrestling collectibles available. Two companies have held the WWE license since John Cena began his career. Early figures were manufactured by Jakks Pacific while recent and current figures are being produced by Mattel.

2003 Jakks WWE Survivor Series John Cena

The 2003 WWE Survivor Series was one of Cena's early PPV performances and this figure commemorates that event.

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 2003 Jakks WWE Ruthless Aggression Series 3 John Cena

A rare figure, not in terms of production run, but that it features Cena wearing pants instead of his customary shorts. The figure comes with a chain and medallion, which was an iconic ring accessory in the early part of Cena's career.

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 John Cena WWE Championship Belt

In addition to action figures, replica WWE Championship belts are quite collectible. This belt in particular can be very difficult to find new in box. These can command hundreds of dollars. These are also popular items to have signed.

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John Cena US Championship Belt

This belt is an exact replica that was introduced in 2004 at the Armageddon PPV. Cena is a multiple US Champion and this belt commemorates one of his earliest championships.

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John Cena DELUXE Aggression 9

This figure is accompanied by the lethal metal chair and as a result is very popular with collectors.

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John Cena Ruthless Aggression Limited Edition Marine Gear

John Cena's patriotism and support of the military is well documented. This limited edition figures pays tribute to that support. Cena is attired in a US Marines T-Shirt and is accompanied by a spinner Championship belt.

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WWE Mattel John Cena + Money In The Back Case Ladder Wrestling Elite Figure
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JAKKS WWE BUILD N BRAWL SERIES John Cena Figure Only 3 3 4"
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John Cena Mattel Elite 19 wwe figure in camo
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WWE Jakks John Cena Dressed As RVD Custom Action Figure
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WWE John Cena action figure Elite Collection
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Mattel WWE Wrestling Basic Series 24 Action Figure 2-Pack Rock & John Cena
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Funko POP WWE: John Cena Action Figure
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WWE Jakks JOHN CENA -Wrestling Ring Rage Ruthless Aggression Series 8.5 Figure
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More Info

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