Mark Messier Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Mark Messier

Date of Birth: 1/18/1961
Rookie Card Year: 1980-81
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

Mark Messier hockey cards and memorabilia items remain incredibly popular long after his retirement from the game. An iconic figure throughout the hockey world, Messier's leadership was an instrumental part of the Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup-winning dynasty of the late 1980s. His lore rose to mythical heights when, as the captain of the New York Rangers, he helped lead the team to the 1994 Stanley Cup. It was their first in more than 50 years.

Mark Messier rookie card is in 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. However, it wasn't his first hockey card produced. Messier was part of the 1979-80 Oilers Postcards team set. Additionally, Mark Messier is in the 1980-81 Pepsi-Cola Hockey Caps set.

Playing in two major markets like Edmonton and New York has left no shortage of Mark Messier autographed memorabilia. An ambassador of the game, he has been a willing in-person signer and has had licensed memorabilia deals with Steiner Sports. The most popular Mark Messier autographed items include New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers hockey pucks.

Mark Messier Rookie Card

1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Mark Messier RC #289

1980-81 OPC Mark Messier RC

The 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Mark Messier rookie card is considered an uncorrected error card. The card says he shoots right when he's actually a lefty. It's hardly significant enough to impact the card's value. Featuring a vertical layout, the photograph captures the young Messier preparing to take a face-off. Unlike 1980-81 Topps Hockey, the name on the front does not need to be scratched off and revealed.

Top eBay Listings

1983 84 OPC O PEE CHEE 23 MARK MESSIER WAYNE GRETZKY NM
$19.99

1997-98 ud ice legends #71 mark messier
$8.99

1998-99 ud lord stanley's heroes#ls11 mark messier ser#895 2000
$8.99

Mark Messier 2014 ITG Expo Ultimate All-Star Player JERSEY 1 1 *L1013
$39.95

1997 Pacific Dynagon Kings of the NHL, Insert #7, Mark Messier, L-2698
$7.95

Mark Messier Steve Yzerman 2010-11 Ultimate Collection Auto Dual Jersey SP 06 10
$170.95

1999-00 Topps Chrome Refractor 92 Mark Messier
$5.99

1983 83-84 O-Pee-Chee #23 Mark Messier Wayne Gretzky HL NM Near Mint
$29.99

1991-92 Bowman Mark Messier "Pre-Production Sample", MT
$6.50

2013-14 BLACK DIAMOND ALL-TIME GREATS CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS #ATG27 MARK MESSIER
$9.99

99 00 ITG MEMORABILIA ALL STAR TEAMMATES Mark Messier - Jaromir Jagr
$13.00

2013-14 OPC Stamps Mark Messier ST-MM Edmonton Oilers Wrapper Redemption
$10.00

1987 Topps Mark Messier hockey card lot Oilers # 112 Rangers
$7.99

99 00 ITG MEMORABILIA ALL STAR TEAMMATES Mark Messier - Patrick Roy
$7.83

1997 Kraft Pinnacle Hand Cut Mark Messier PSA 10 POP 1 Vancouver Canucks
$45.00

1980 O-Pee-Chee Mark Messier Rookie RC #289 PSA 10 Gem Mint
$5,000.00
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Autograph Guide

Mark Messier Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Below you will find an example of what Mark Messier'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, Steiner Sports and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Mark Messier Cut Signature Exemplar

Mark Messier Cut Signature Example

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

  1. A sophisticated signature defined by the letter "M" that clearly contains what looks like a numeral "2" and a tall angular upside down triangle shape, sans the bottom line is present.
  2. The letter 'a" is visible and open-ended.
  3. A character looking like a wide letter "C" on a 50 degree angle is visible forming part of the "M" in Messier.
  4. A straight line extending off of the second "M" implies the remaining letters.
  5. The numerals "11", his jersey number, sits atop the line.

Mark Messier Signed Puck Pricing:

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Mark Messier Signed Puck

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Mark Messier Signed Jersey

Mark Messier Signed Stick Pricing:

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Mark Messier Signed Stick

Mark Messier Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Mark Messier Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Mark Messier & Brian Leetch Signed All-Star Autographed 16x20 Photo STEINER COA
$149.99

Mark Messier Brian Leetch Dual Signed Rangers 8x10 NHL Photo Steiner Sports coa
$179.99

Mark Messier Signed 30X42 Photo (Very Large Photo) - Steiner
$299.00

1980 OPC O-PEE-CHEE SIGNED MARK MESSIER AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE PSA DNA
$375.00

MARK MESSIER SIGNED NY RANGERS 94 STANLEY CUP PHOTO MIKE RICHTER LEETCH STEINER
$425.00

Mark Messier signed 1991-92 OPC Rangers GEM MINT 9.5 Card 10 Auto JSA BGS
$49.99

Mark Messier Signed Framed 11x14 photo "The Captain" NY Rangers Steiner COA
$229.99

NEW YORK RANGERS MARK MESSIER SIGNED 8X10 BLOODY MESS PHOTO STEINER COA
$99.99

Mark Messier Signed 7.5x11 Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30775
$39.00

Steiner Mark Messier signed 16x20 Ltd Ed Photo # 333 500 Custom Framed w cert
$295.00

Steiner Mark Messier Signed NYR Reebok Blue Jersey w 94 Cup Patch
$654.95

MARK MESSIER BRIAN LEETCH SIGNED PHOTO COA STEINER SPORTS MEMORABILIA
$149.99

Steiner Sports Adam Graves Mark Messier Dual-signed Celebration Behind The Goal
$319.99

Mark Messier Signed Autographed New York Rangers Jersey - Steiner Holo
$245.00

MARK MESSIER Signed NY RANGERS 8X10 PHOTO - JSA #G09727
$189.95

Steiner Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Eric Lindros Signed 8x10 Custom Framed Photo
$239.95
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