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 214x300 Image

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.

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2010-11 Famous Fabrics UD Mark Messier 1 1 hockey ink cut auto 1 of 1
$399.99
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2011-12 ITG Canada vs the World GG-01 Messier Mark 1 10 global greats patch
$299.99
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1982 - 83 O - Pee - Chee Mark Messier PSA 9 Mint #117
$9.99
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Mark Messier OPC #118 1981 Oilers lot of 2 (lot 309)
$24.99
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Mark Messier rc rookie O-Pee-Chee OPC #289 1980-81 NM-MT 8 card by GMA
$119.99
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2011 ITG In The Game Decades 90s Autograph Auto Mark Messier New York Rangers SP
$74.99
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1984-85 OPC Mark Messier Oilers NRMINT MINT
$9.99
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2001-02 Pacific Gold Crown Die Cut #14 Mark Messier really nice Cond. LL-28
$5.95
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MARK MESSIER 2000-01 PACIFIC VANGUARD RED 092 105
$20.00
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EDMONTON OILERS TEAM COLLECTION, (LOT 234 CARDS), RC'S, HOF, ALL CARDS LISTED
$14.99
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80-81 O-Pee-Chee #289 MARK MESSIER RC ** Nice Looking OPC Rookie !! ** L@@K
$200.00
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1980 O-PEE-CHEE #289 MARK MESSIER PSA 8
$150.00
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2013 SPRING EXPO MARK MESSIER PRIORITY SIGNINGS AUTOGRAPH AUTO 11 OILERS
$74.99
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Mark Messier 1998 Donruss Elite Prime Numbers PROMO #3C
$27.95
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MARK MESSIER NY RANGER - SAMPLE CARD - YEAR 2001 TORONTO CARD SHOW
$10.00
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08-09 SPx Mark Messier DUAL JERSEY Rangers *GC1B
$6.99
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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 Image

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 Jersey Pricing:

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Mark Messier Signed Stick Pricing:

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Mark Messier Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Mark Messier Signed Framed 11x14 photo "The Captain" NY Rangers Steiner COA
$229.99
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Mark Messier Signed 7.5x11 Magazine Page Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30775
$39.00
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Steiner Sports Adam Graves Mark Messier Dual-signed Celebration Behind The Goal
$319.99
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Steiner Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Eric Lindros Signed 8x10 Custom Framed Photo
$229.95
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Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers signed 8x10 PSA GAI JSA
$20.00
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MARK MESSIER Signed NY RANGERS 8X10 PHOTO - JSA #G09727
$189.95
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Mark Messier Brian Leetch Dual Signed Rangers 8x10 NHL Photo Steiner Sports coa
$349.99
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1983-84 Vachon Mark Messier Signed Card BGS 9 JSA 8 Auto Oilers Rangers HOF
$149.00
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1996-97 Be A Player Autographs Mark Messier Signed Card BGS 9.5 JSA 8 Auto BAP
$149.00
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Mark Messier Signed New York Rangers 16X24 Farewell inscr. Photo Steiner
$225.00
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MARK MESSIER SIGNED HALL of FAME PUCK JSA COA OILERS RANGERS
$349.99
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RARE SIGNED! STEINER NHL OFFICIAL REEBOK MARK MESSIER 11 NEW YORK RANGERS JERSEY
$450.00
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MARK MESSIER NY Rangers Signed Hockey Stick STEINER COA
$600.00
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Mark Messier New York Rangers Signed Blood Photo Steiner Sports Framed 8 x 10
$249.99
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Rare 1 of 1 1994 Stanley Cup Printing Plate Signed by Mark Messier Steiner COA
$479.00
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Mark Messier Signed New York Rangers NHL Hockey Puck Steiner Sports coa
$249.99
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