Larry Fitzgerald Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Larry Fitzgerald

Date of Birth: 8/31/1983
Rookie Card Year: 2004
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

Larry Fitzgerald is not your typical star wide receiver. In a sport dominated by large egos, he seems to have found a way to stay humble and hungry. Several years with less-talented quarterbacks did not diminish his love of the game or his productivity. Now that he is paired with an above average talent at quarterback in Carson Palmer, Fitzgerald is again putting up big numbers and collectors are revisiting his cards.

Larry Fitzgerald played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and, as a true freshman, immediately emerged as one of the best receivers in college football. During his sophomore year, Fitzgerald took his play to another level and the awards poured in. In 2003, he was named a unanimous All-American, Big East Offensive Player of the Year, and was awarded the Fred Biletnikoff, Paul Warfield and Walter Camp trophies. Fitzgerald came up just short in the Heisman Trophy race, narrowly losing to Oklahoma quarterback Jason White.

Despite only playing two college seasons, Larry Fitzgerald successfully petitioned the NFL to count his additional time spent at a college preparatory school in order to enter the 2004 NFL Draft. Normally the NFL requires players to be three years from their high school graduation before they can declare for the NFL Draft. Fitzgerald was ultimately selected third overall by the Arizona Cardinals, joining other rookie standouts, such as Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Steven Jackson, and Wes Welker.

Just like in college, it did not take long for Larry Fitzgerald to be considered one of the top receivers in the NFL. Likely a lock for the hall of Fame, his many Pro Bowl selections seem even more impressive considering he has caught passes from 15+ different quarterbacks in his time with the Cardinals.

There are a whopping 50 Larry Fitzgerald cards for rookie collectors to chase. The checklist has it all, from low-value base cards and jersey cards to low-numbered base cards and autographs. A few autographed options have emerged as the most popular and are featured below.

Top Larry Fitzgerald Cards

2004 Playoff Contenders Larry Fitzgerald RC #151 Autograph (PR=50)

With lots of dark colors and a metallic autograph sticker, this may not immediately jump out as one of the top Larry Fitzgerald cards. However, with the announced print run of only 50, it starts to make sense why this is the preferred card. Although not numbered, this incredibly low print run, especially for the Contenders brand, ensures considerable interest for the elite wide receiver's rookie card.

2004 Ultimate Collection Larry Fitzgerald RC #129 Autograph #/150

The Ultimate Collection design is normally a strong point for Upper Deck. They seem to do so much with so little. The gold foil frame highlights Fitzgerald without dominating focus and the white border makes for a perfect canvas for housing Larry Fitzgerald's on-card signature. The numbered run of 150 also adds to the appeal.

2004 SP Authentic Larry Fitzgerald RC #215 Autographed Jersey #/299

Although the design is much busier, especially in comparison to the Ultimate card, SP Authentic adds a jersey piece to the on-card autograph and a relatively low print run. The autograph and jersey piece do seem like they are a little congested in the corner.

Top eBay Listings

LARRY FITZGERALD 2004 UPPER DECK SP ROOKIE GEM 10 CARDINALS
$9.99

Larry Fitzgerald 2016 Panini Select Football Die Cut Gold Prizm. #'d 06 10
$12.99

08 Leaf Certified Materials-Mirror Blue-Larry Fitzgerald-19 50
$6.00

2004 EX LARRY FITZGERALD RC GAME PATCH JERSEY #D 50 RARE FIND CAR
$49.99

Larry Fitzgerald 2015 Topps Chrome Mini Black Refractor 5 15 Cardinals
$30.00

2015 Panini Prizm Prizms Green #11 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
$15.00

LARRY FITZGERALD 2004 UD Finite HG RC #268 PSA 10, serial #90 of 99: POP 1 6
$125.00

JERSEY LOT LARRY FITZGERALD HOF CARDINALS SATURDAY STARS # 250 +END ZONE ICONS
$26.96

2004 Larry Fitzgerald Topps Chrome Rookie PSA 8 NMMT - 1st Ballot HOFer
$9.99

2004 Larry Fitzgerald Topps Black Rookie 150 - POP = 1, NO PSA 10's - HOFer
$19.04

2015 Rookies & Stars GOLD Die-Cut LARRY FITZGERALD 25 Arizona Cardinals Panini
$9.99

2004 TOPPS PRISTINE LARRY FITZGERALD ROOKIE REVOLUTION JERSEY RELIC CARDINALS RC
$22.49

Kaepernick Marshawn Lynch Larry Fitzgerald Vernon Davis 2014 Absolute Quad
$9.45

Larry Fitzgerald 2016 National Treasures 1 CASE 4XBox Player Break
$5.99

2004 Larry Fitzgerald Topps Pristine Gold Refractor RC- BGS 9 w 9.5 sub- #46 99
$99.99

2013 Topps Five Star Jumbo Jersey Patch Gold Larry Fitzgerald 23 25 - Flat S H
$34.99
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Rookie Cards

Larry Fitzgerald Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Premium Rookie Cards

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LARRY FITZGERALD 2004 UPPER DECK SP ROOKIE GEM 10 CARDINALS
$9.99

2004 EX LARRY FITZGERALD RC GAME PATCH JERSEY #D 50 RARE FIND CARDINALS WR HOF?
$49.99

LARRY FITZGERALD 2004 UD Finite HG RC #268 PSA 10, serial #90 of 99: POP 1 6
$125.00

2004 Larry Fitzgerald Topps Chrome Rookie PSA 8 NMMT - 1st Ballot HOFer
$9.99

2004 Larry Fitzgerald Topps Black Rookie 150 - POP = 1, NO PSA 10's - HOFer
$19.04

2004 TOPPS PRISTINE LARRY FITZGERALD ROOKIE REVOLUTION JERSEY RELIC CARDINALS RC
$22.49

2004 Larry Fitzgerald Topps Pristine Gold Refractor RC- BGS 9 w 9.5 sub- #46 99
$99.99

Larry Fitzgerald, 2004 Press Pass (Big Numbers Die-Cut), ROOKIE!!!, Gem Mint 10
$15.28

2004 Larry Fitzgerald RC 2014 David Johnson RC #Arizona #Cardinals rookie lot
$5.48

LARRY FITZGERALD 2004 TOPPS CHROME PROSPRECTS #11 ROOKIE RC PSA 10 GEM CARDINALS
$49.99

2004 Larry Fitzgerald TOPPS PRISTINE rookie game worn patch. NO RESERVE !!!
$10.00

CR26) 2004 Upper Deck Finite LARRY FITZGERALD Rookie RC Fabrics Jersey
$7.99

2004 Press Pass # BN6 Larry Fitzgerald Big Numbers RC PSA Mint 9.......F-4339
$21.00

LARRY FITZGERALD DEANGELO HALL 2004 PLAYOFF HONORS ROOKIE TANDEMS JERSEYS #RT3
$9.00

Lot of 4 2004 Bazooka (3) Topps Total Larry Fitzgerald rookie cards Cardinals
$9.99

3- 2004 LARRY FITZGERALD ROOKIE LOT REFLECTIONS DONRUSS CLASSICS TOPPS SP.
$35.00
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Autograph Guide

Larry Fitzgerald Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Larry Fitzgerald'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. 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.

Larry Fitzgerald Cut Signature Exemplar


Larry Fitzgerald Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Larry Fitzgerald signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Signature is usually written on an upward angle.
  2. The most distinguishable letters are the "L" and "f."
  3. The letter "L" is over-sized with two closed loops including a significantly larger one on the top.
  4. The "a" is not closed.
  5. The letters "r-r-y" are absent as the "a" flows directly into the "f" of Fitzgerald, however it is a lower case "f" with narrow closed loops on top and bottom.
  6. The remaining letters are not very legible.
  7. The inscription "#4" is often included.

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Top eBay Listings

Larry Fitzgerald #11 Signed Arizona Cardinals Jersey AUTO XL JSA Sticker ONLY
$40.01

Larry Fitzgerald Anquan Boldin signed 11 x 14, Arizona Cardinals,PSA DNA AB62607
$349.98

LARRY FITZGERALD PITTSBURGH PITT ARIZONA CARDINALS SIGNED FOOTBALL JSA AUTHENTI
$600.00

Larry Fitzgerald signed 8 x 10, Arizona Cardinals, Pitt, PSA DNA AB62595
$124.98

Larry Fitzgerald signed 8 x 10, Arizona Cardinals, Pitt, PSA DNA AB62596
$124.98

Larry Fitzgerald signed 11 x 14, Arizona Cardinals, Pitt, PSA DNA AB62635
$149.98

LARRY FITZGERALD ARIZONA CARDINALS PITT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED SI 11X14 PHOTO JSA
$109.99

Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh Panthers Home Blue Signed Jersey JSA
$724.01

LARRY FITZGERALD SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 11X14 PHOTO ARIZONA CARDINALS PSA DNA
$150.00

Larry Fitzgerald signed 11x14 autographed photo Arizona Cardinals PSA AA91078
$149.99

Larry Fitzgerald Signed and Framed Cardinals 16x20 Photo JSA COA
$289.95

Larry Fitzgerald signed Arizona Cardinals jersey Brand New NFL Football JSA COA
$164.99

Larry Fitzgerald signed Arizona Cardinals jersey NFL Kurt Warner HOF JSA COA
$164.99

LARRY FITZGERALD arizona cardinals signed PSA DNA 8x10 photo 2
$89.95

Larry Fitzgerald signed Arizona Cardinals jersey NFL Kurt Warner HOF JSA COA NEW
$164.99

Larry Fitzgerald Autographed Signed Arizona 16x20 Photo Custom Framed JSA
$285.00
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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+.

User Comments

  1. 2004 Absolute Memorabilia #201 Jersey #/750

    the one i have is 17 of 75 & has the shoe lace but its not printed with words of game used shoe lace like the ball & jersey does i cant find any info on it

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