Julius Erving Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Julius Erving

Date of Birth: 2/22/1950
Rookie Card Year: 1972-73
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Julius Erving is one of the biggest stars in the history of pro basketball and his cards and memorabilia are high on the collecting radar. Although he started his career with the ABA, Dr. J eventually made his way to the NBA and helped revolutionize the game along the way. With a career that spanned nearly two decades, collectors have plenty of Julius Erving cards to collect and even more autographed cards from recent years.

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Despite starting his career with the upstart ABA, Erving and his fellow ABA players were included in the 1970's Topps releases alongside their NBA counterparts. Thankfully, this means that the five total seasons he spent playing for the Virginia Squires and New York Nets were not a collecting void for Dr. J. Outside of his rookie card, most of the Julius Erving cards from his playing days can be found for a reasonable amount. Erving was also part of a noteworthy card in 1980-81 Topps, when he appeared on the rookie card for both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

With his retirement in 1987, Julius Erving cards were not treated to the collecting transformation that occurred a decade later. However, with the increasing amount of autographs found in packs, former greats received a renewed interest. The first Julius Erving autograph was released in 1993, but things really started to pick up in 1999. Collectors can find a large supply of autographed Julius Erving cards from a variety of products, and many remain cheap considering what Erving means to the game.

While his autographed cards are more common, signed Julius Erving memorabilia commands a premium, but is still readily available.

Julius Erving Rookie Cards

1972-73 Topps Julius Erving RC #195

1972-73 Topps brought collectors a colorful and exciting look at the top ABA and NBA players. The clear favorite from this set is the first pro card for Julius Erving. As his sole rookie, this card would have enjoyed popularity regardless. However, the card design has aged well and continues to be one of the better basketball base designs of all-time. Ungraded versions can be found for under $50, but be aware that there are reprints.

1972-73 Topps Julius Erving RC

1972-73 Topps Julius Erving #255, #263

While card #195 gets all the recognition, Julius Erving had two other cards in 1972-73 Topps. Card #255 honors Erving as a 1971-72 2nd Team ABA All-Star and card #263 recognizes him as a league leader in rebounds during 1971-72. Artis Gilmore and Mel Daniels are also featured on the card.

1972-73 Topps Julius Erving #2551972-73 Topps Julius Erving #263

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2014 Panini Totally Certified Platinum Purple Die-Cut #134 Julius Erving 25 1o2
$28.25

2013-14 Panini Prizm Red White & Blue Mosaic Prizms #221 Julius Erving Card 1m0
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2008-09 upper deck emulation memorabilia #eej JULIUS ERVING LEBRON JAMES BGS 9
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1984 1985 STAR JULIUS ERVING COMPLETE SET ALL SCD GRADED 18 COUNT LOT
$199.99

2013-14 Fleer Retro 1995-96 Metal Universe Maximum #10 Julius Erving Card 2d5
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Upper Deck - All Time Greats - Julius Erving ( 150)
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Upper Deck - All Time Greats - Julius Erving ( 150)
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Julius Erving-174 Magic Johnson-139 Kolff-162 1980 Topps *EX+* f6104
$18.99

2014-15 Panini Immaculate [ Julius Erving ] Red Legend Base Card 42 99 76ERS
$8.99

2011-12 Fleer Retro Precious Metal Gems PMG Red card : Julius Erving #062 150
$16.88

1974 Topps JULIUS ERVING Team Leaders #226 Basketball Card PSA 9
$24.95

2007-08 Ud Premier Pairings Autograph card Michael Jordan + Julius Erving #11 20
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Julius Erving (Dr. J) 8 card lot--nice cards
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1976 77 #1 JULIUS ERVING NEW YORK NETS 76ERS EX MT
$60.00

1978-79 Topps #130 Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Card 0o9
$6.24

1976-77 TOPPS #127 JULIUS ERVING NETS 76ERS ALL-STAR BASKETBALL CARD NM
$25.00
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Autograph Guide

Julius Erving Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Julius Erving'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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic and Mounted Memories, to name a few.

Julius Erving Cut Signature Exemplar

Julius Erving Cut Signature

Julius Erving Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Julius Erving signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature is lengthy and distinct, but not entirely legible.
  2. Starting with an oversized cursive "J" the first name is the clearest.
  3. The middle word is "Dr J" but mashed together so that it resembles an "8" followed by a less clear, cursive "J".
  4. A large looping "E" starts the last name and the pen lifts before "r-v-i-n-g" ends the signature.

Julius Erving Signed Basketball Pricing:

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Julius Erving Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Julius Erving Signed Photo

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Julius Dr J Erving Signed NJ Nets Sports Illustrated SI JSA COA
$129.00

Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Nets PSA DNA #S63077
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Julius Erving & Ramsey Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA #S63068
$59.00

Julius Erving & McGinnis Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA #S63076
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Cover 76ers PSA DNA #S63190
$99.00

Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo 76ers PSA DNA #S63179
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo 76ers PSA DNA #S63186
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo 76ers PSA DNA #S63184
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo 76ers PSA DNA #S63180
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Nets PSA DNA #S63176
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Nets PSA DNA #S63174
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo 76ers PSA DNA #S63181
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Julius Erving Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo 76ers PSA DNA #S63187
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JULIUS DR.J ERVING UPPER DECK (UDA) AUTOGRAPH SIGNED NBA ALL-STAR PHOTO 174 200
$599.99

Julius Erving Dr J Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA 76ers vs Kareem B
$119.99

Julius Erving & Others Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA #S76670
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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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