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

1970 Topps OJ Simpson RC

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.

Top eBay Listings

1971 Topps Game Pieces Joe Namath & O.J. Simpson
$6.00

1970 Topps Glossy Football Card #22 - O. J. Simpson (R)
$45.00

1994 Interlink OJ Simpson Pursuit of Justice -The Case 7 Promos cards bonus 2nbc
$8.99

1970 TOPPS SLABBED O J SIMPSON SUPER GLOSSY CARD 22
$225.00

HUGE Lot 1972 NFL Action Football Stamps Sunoco-DX O J Simpson Joe Greene ETC
$9.99

Lot of (3) Topps OJ Simpson Cards - 1977 #100 2x (EX-MT EX) & 1978 #4 HL (EX)
$9.99

1972 TOPPS FOOTBALL 5 CARD LOT INC. O.J. SIMPSON, PAUL WARFIELD, JIM OTTO
$5.99

1977 Sportscaster Card O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills
$5.99

1974 Topps O.J. Simpson RB #1 Football Card
$7.25

1972 Topps #160 O.J. Simpson EX Buffalo Bills HOF
$7.99

1971 Topps O.J.Simpson #260 Football Card
$9.99

1977 TOPPS MEXICAN #3 WALTER PAYTON OJ SIMPSON PSA 1 CHICAGO BEARS SUPER RARE
$125.00

1973 Topps #500 O.J. Simpson football card #1-17p
$15.00

1979 TOPPS #170 O.J. SIMPSON 49ers
$6.00

1970 Topps Super Square Corner Proof O.J. Simpson PSA Authentic
$12.50

1970 Topps Football #90 O.J. Simpson Rookie RC Bills HOF PSA 7 NM
$45.00
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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:

OJ Simpson Signature Example

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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OJ Simpson Signed Football

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OJ Simpson Signed Jersey

O.J. Simpson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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OJ Simpson Signed Helmet

O.J. Simpson Signed Photograph Pricing:

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OJ Simpson Signed Photo

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OJ SIMPSON SIGNED 11" X 17" USC LE LITHOGRAPH INSCRIBED "68 HEISMAN" (PSA COA)
$89.99

OJ Simpson Signed Buffalo Bills Full Size Helmet JSA
$674.99

OJ Simpson Autographed Hand Signed First Day Cover FDC Gateway PSA U31497
$65.00

OJ SIMPSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BUFFALO BILLS OCT 8 1990 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED JSA
$169.99

OJ SIMPSON AND Al "A.C." COWLINGS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA CERTIFIED
$179.95

OJ SIMPSON SIGNED PSA DNA HOF FDC AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$75.00

OJ SIMPSON JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED FDC AUTOGRAPH
$69.00

OJ Simpson Buffalo Bills signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA #M15033
$89.99

OJ Simpson Buffalo Bills Signed 16x20 Photo "2003 YDS '73" PSA
$169.00

OJ Simpson Signed 1991 Pro Line Portraits Football Card JSA COA
$59.95

OJ Simpson Signed Buffalo Bills 16X20 Photo Snow2003 Yds '73 PSA Hologram CTBL 0
$179.99

OJ Simpson Signed Buffalo Bills 16X20 Photo 2003 Yds '73 Custom Framed PSA Holog
$369.99

OJ Simpson Signed Inscribed Record Breaking Run Framed 16x20 PSA DNA
$139.95

OJ Simpson Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo Bills PSA DNA #S43249
$59.00

OJ Simpson Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo USC PSA DNA #S43246
$59.00

OJ Simpson Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo USC PSA DNA #S43241
$59.00
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More Info

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