O.J. Simpson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

O.J. Simpson

Date of Birth: 7/9/1947
Rookie Card Year: 1970
Investment Rating: 4.5


Overview

Before his run-ins with the law, O.J. Simpson was a well respected and accomplished NFL running back. After his retirement, he successfully transitioned to an acting career appearing in multiple commercials and movies. His off-field success aided the popularity of O.J. Simpson cards and autographed memorabilia. And then his reputation would be forever tarnished after being arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.

O.J. Simpson's rookie card is in 1970 Topps Football. He has a Glossy insert in the set as well. Other sets with Simpson include 1970 Topps Supers, an over0sized set, and 1970 Kellogg's Football.

Simpson's first certified autograph can be found in the 1989 Goal Line Art card set. The card is serial numbered to 100 copies. He also has an autographed card in 1991 Pro Line Portraits. However, his most notorious card is likely the 1994 Signature Rookies Tetrad Autograph, which was signed by Simpson in prison as he awaited trial.

To date, Simpson has not had a memorabilia card produced.

O.J. Simpson's autographed memorabilia took a downward turn following his highly publicized trial in the mid 1990s. Simpson is a former Heisman Trophy winner and was the first NFL player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. Collectors of those two niches are still willing to pay for O.J.'s signature.

 O.J. Simpson Rookie Card

1970 Topps O.J. Simpson RC #90

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One of the key cards in the 1970 Topps Football set, Simpson's rookie card, at one point in time, carried a significant premium. Collectors building the set in a specific graded condition are still willing to pay top dollar for the card. That said, with Simpson's name tarnished, it doesn't carry nearly the clout it once did.

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1975 Topps #500 O J Simpson Buffalo Bills EXMT+-NM NICE 0565
$8.00
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O.J. SIMPSON 1995 # J-1 SIGNATURE ROOKIES The Juice (HS)
$12.95
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1970 TOPPS #22 O.J.SIMPSON Super Glossy Insert UnCut Error #1 NFL HOF' Buff HS
$64.95
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1969 TOPPS #90 O.J.SIMPSON ROOKIE BUFFALO BILLS "G" (HS)
$34.95
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O.J. SIMPSON 1995 # J-2 SIGNATURE ROOKIES The Juice (HS)
$14.95
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1970 TOPPS #90 O.J. SIMPSON BILLS ROOKIE
$45.00
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O.J. Simpson
$124.25
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O.J. Simpson 1970 Topps #90 Rookie Buffalo Bills Ex 5150
$21.95
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1970 Topps O.J. Simpson Rookie Card #90 - ** WOW! MUST SEE!! **
$40.00
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1977 TOPPS #100 O.J. SIMPSON BILLS EX-MT 243286
$5.00
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1973 TOPPS #500 O.J. SIMPSON BILLS EX-MT 243280
$12.00
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Record Holders 1975 Topps Football Card #355 O.J. Simpson
$5.00
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1976 TOPPS O.J. SIMPSON #300 PSA 10 BUFFALO BILLS HEISMANN NFL HOF [989]
$650.00
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1974 Topps Buffalo Bills - Set Break - 3 different O.J. Simpson Cards
$40.00
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1970 Topps Football O.J. Simpson Rookie Card #90 (EX) Buffalo Bills
$14.99
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1994 Ted Williams Walter Payton #WP6 Chicago Bears and O.J.Simpson Buffalo Bills
$8.00
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Autograph Guide

O.J. Simpson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what O.J. Simpson'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

O.J. Simpson Cut Signature Exemplar:

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O.J. Simpson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic O.J. Simpson signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Smith's signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

O.J. Simpson Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is legible. Certain letters have fluctuated in style over the years. As a whole the signature is very consistent.
  2. The "O" and the "J" are almost always separated by periods.
  3. Depending on the pen being used, the "J" may have an open loop on the top as seen above.
  4. The "S" is larger than all the other letters and is formed in a way, with big swoops on the top and bottom, that make it resemble a numeral "8."
  5. The remaining letters are legible but much smaller.

O.J. Simpson Signed Football Pricing:

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O.J. Simpson Signed Jersey Pricing:

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O.J. Simpson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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O.J. Simpson Signed Photograph Pricing:

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OJ SIMPSON USC,BILLS JSA COA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$225.00
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OJ,O.J. SIMPSON BUFFALO BILLS JSA COA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$225.00
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OJ SIMPSON BILLS HOF SIG.SERIES JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$100.00
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JOE NAMATH,OJ SIMPSON,HOF JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$150.00
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FRANK GIFFORD,OJ SIMPSON,HOF JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$125.00
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OJ SIMPSON USC TROJANS,BUFFALO BILLS,HOF PSA DNA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$295.00
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OJ Simpson Framed Signed Autograph Photo 8 X 10 JSA Pre-Certified
$65.00
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OJ SIMPSON Signed 1991 Pro Line card BV 125.00 GAI Slabbed RARE AUTO ON FRONT
$79.99
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OJ SIMPSON Signed Auto Buffalo Bills 8x10 Photo JSA COA
$109.00
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PAUL WARFIELD OJ SIMPSON 1969 SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$69.00
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OJ SIMPSON BILLS FOOTBALL HOF SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA
$69.99
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OJ SIMPSON SIGNED 1993 HEISMAN COLLECTION CARD USC PRO FOOTBALL HOF AUTO GAI
$49.99
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OJ SIMPSON USC,BUFFALO BILLS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$400.00
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OJ SIMPSON EARLY VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED COVER 8X10 AUTOGRAPH
$79.00
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OJ SIMPSON EARLY VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED COVER 8X10 AUTOGRAPH
$79.00
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OJ SImpson autographed signed USC Trojans Mini Helmet Heisman Inscription GAI
$125.00
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More Info

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