Karl Malone Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Karl Malone

Date of Birth: 7/24/1963
Rookie Card Year: 1986-87
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Karl Malone is widely considered one of the best power forwards in NBA history and one of the top players without an NBA title. Although the lack of titles has hurt his collecting value, Karl Malone cards and autographs remain popular with collectors.

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Known as "The Mailman," because he always delivered, Karl Malone spent his college years at Louisiana Tech. His play there put him on the NBA radar and Malone was selected 13th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1985 NBA Draft.

Malone would spend nearly his entire career with the Jazz and paired with John Stockton to form one of the best combos in the league. Although the team was always in playoff contention, including 19 consecutive playoff appearances for Malone, he could never claim the elusive NBA championship. Still hoping to obtain a title before he retired, Karl Malone joined Gary Payton on the Los Angeles Lakers in 2003, alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. The team lost in the finals and Malone eventually retired.

Karl Malone left the game a 14-time All-Star, two-time regular season MVP, two-time All-Star MVP, and with the second most total points in NBA history. He also helped Team USA bring home gold medals in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. Karl Malone was named as a member of the 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and was inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Although he was a an elite player for much of his career, "The Mailman" did not have a lot of modern autographed cards until recently. After a sizable hiatus, Malone signed for a variety of 2012-13 products from Upper Deck, Panini and Leaf. His autographed memorabilia is not in as great of supply, but he has signed more since he was inducted into the HOF.

Karl Malone Rookie Cards

1986-87 Fleer Karl Malone RC #68

While Michael Jordan will always be the top draw from 1986-87 Fleer, Malone is arguably one of the best options after MJ. The design has now entered collecting lore based on the relevance of the checklist and increased interest in basketball cards. One questionable aspect of the Karl Malone rookie card is the image. The photo utilized shows Malone quickly dribbling down the court, but his eyes are fixed on the ball, which is barely visible. The end result is something that resembles Malone reaching for the ball, while tripping, and throwing out his back in the process.

1986-87 Fleer Basketball Karl Malone RC

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Karl Malone Harwood Ledgends Throwback- Utah Jazz - Louisiana Tech
$10.00

Karl Malone 1996 Fleer Metal Platinum Portraits Insert Mint *Free Combined
$9.95

KARL MALONE 2012-13 FLEER RETRO FLAIR SHOWCASE LEGACY SP 100
$39.99

1994-95 TOPPS FINEST KARL MALONE #195 SGC 96 (9) MINT
$9.99

Karl Malone 2013-14 Panini Certified Total Red Game-Worn Jersey Card #D 48 99
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1990-91 NBA poster 13x 21 Michael Jordan, Karl Malone
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KARL MALONE SKYBOX EX2000 CREDENTIALS 338 499 E-X 2000 UTAH JAZZ
$39.99

2013 14 Flawless Diamond Karl Malone 20
$149.99

2003-04 Ultimate Collection Jersey Dual #KM-2J Karl Malone 032 100 LA Lakers
$20.00

2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Records JERSEY #10 Karl Malone 037 299 Utah Jazz
$7.50

2013 14 Panini crusade Sultans of Springfield Red Auto 1 10 made KARL MALONE #5
$35.99

1987-88 Fleer #68 Karl Malone Basketball Card
$8.99

14-15 Select Karl Malone #'d 28 60 on Card Auto SP Utah Jazz HOF
$20.50

2012-13 FLEER RETRO 97-98 METAL UNIVERSE KARL MALONE 10 100
$16.00

2002-03 Upper Deck Honor Roll Dual Warm-ups #KMJS Karl Malone John Stockton
$7.20

1993-94 FLEER ULTRA KARL MALONE AUTO AUTOGRAPH CARD #5 ($60)
$27.95
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Autograph Guide

Karl Malone Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Karl Malone'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.

Karl Malone Cut Signature Exemplar

Karl Malone Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Karl Malone 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 for Karl Malone is somewhat hard to decipher, but he is fairly consistent.
  2. A large cursive "K" starts things off, and is followed by an "a-r-l" that ends in a large swoop.
  3. Another letter combination occupies the middle and resembles the "a-r-l" from the first name. His middle name is Anthony and he sometimes signs "K-A-M", so it looks like his middle initial.
  4. The final name consists only of a large cursive "M" which loops and comes back to underline the letter and leads into a squiggle before his number - 32.

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Karl Malone HOF 1987 88 Fleer Card #68 JSA Signed Auto Autograph
$59.99

1991-92 SKYBOX KARL MALONE AUTOGRAPH UTAH JAZZ PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO BASKETBALL
$79.99

KARL MALONE PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1989 HOOPS AUTOGRAPH
$49.00

Karl Malone Signed Autgoraphed Vintage Basketball JSA
$229.99

Karl Malone Utah Jazz Signed I O Wilson Basketball NBA JSA
$299.00

Karl Malone Signed 23x35 Costacos Bros. Poster Autograph Auto PSA DNA X84339
$149.00

KARL MALONE SIGNED COLOR 8 10 UTAH JAZZ PSA DNA RARE!!!
$100.00

90-91 Hoops Karl Malone Signed JSA SGC Slabbed Auto all star Jazz
$39.99

Karl Malone Signed Photo PSA DNA Encapsulated
$75.00

KARL MALONE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1989 HOOPS BASKETBALL CARD #30 PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$59.99

Karl Malone Autographed Signed Basketball Digest Magazine Jazz PSA DNA #X30440
$99.00

Karl Malone Autographed Signed Sporting News Magazine PSA DNA #X30441
$99.00

Karl Malone Autographed Signed Basketball Digest Magazine Jazz PSA DNA #X30442
$99.00

Karl Malone Autographed Signed Magazine Photo Louisiana Tech PSA DNA #X23465
$99.00

Karl Malone Autographed Signed Magazine Photo Louisiana Tech PSA DNA #X23466
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Karl Malone Autographed Signed Magazine Photo Louisiana Tech PSA DNA #X23467
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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. As an adult, 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.

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