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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1970 TOPPS #90 OJ SIMPSON RC BUFFALO BILLS USC SHARP CORNERS 70 30 CENTER*1656
$80.00
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OJ Simpson Tuffmobiles
$50.00
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O.J. SIMPSON 1970 TOPPS RC #90 HALL OF FAME
$30.00
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1971 Mattel Instant Replay Records O.J. Simpson Single-Sided PSA 9 MT!
$40.99
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1970 TOPPS OJ Simpson with Buffalo Bills in EXCELLENT Condition
$30.00
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1973 TOPPS #500 O.J. SIMPSON GREAT BUFFALO BILL RUNNING BACK
$17.99
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1972 Sunoco Sheet of 9 w Header - w O.J. Simpson & Rich Jackson - Broncos NM
$7.00
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1972 Sunoco Sheet of 9 w Header - w O.J. Simpson - Bills & Tom Matte - Colts
$7.00
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1970 Topps O.J. SIMPSON RC BGS BVG 7 NM Buffalo Bills #90 Low Graded Pop
$105.27
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1995 O.J. SIMPSON Signature Rookies AUTO Buffalo Bills 2084 2500
$29.99
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1972 TOPPS #160 O.J. SIMPSON NM *97742
$15.00
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1970 topps glossy #22 O.J. SIMPSON rc rookie Football Card
$7.00
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O.J. SIMPSON 1970 TOPPS RC EX
$29.99
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( 3 ) O.J. SIMPSON LOT, 1970 Topps Glossy # 22, 1978 # 400, 1979 # 170
$10.00
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1972 TOPPS O.J. SIMPSON NM BUFFALO BILLS #160
$9.60
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1979 TOPPS FOOTBALL #170 O. J. SIMPSON 49E (HOF) NRMT VALUE PICK
$5.96
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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 SIGNED 11 X 14 USC LE LITHOGRAPH INSCRIBED "68 HEISMAN" (PSA COA)
$154.99
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OJ Simpson Signed Buffalo Bills 16X20 Photo 2003 Yds '73 Custom Framed PSA Holog
$239.99
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JSA Authentic Signed OJ Simpson HOF 85 Auto Bills Mini Helmet
$175.00
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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 USC TROJANS,HEISMAN JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$150.00
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OJ Simpson Vintage Signed 1967 GPC autograph PSA DNA
$199.99
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OJ SImpson autographed signed USC Trojans Mini Helmet Heisman Inscription GAI
$125.00
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OJ SIMPSON Signed Bills Limited Edition Helmet Auto in Jail Locker 32 PSA JSA
$199.99
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OJ SIMPSON TROJANS "68 HEISMAN" SIGNED MINI HELMET AUTO PSA DNA D30715
$299.95
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OJ SIMPSON BILLS,USC,HEISMAN JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$400.00
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OJ SIMPSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BUFFALO BILLS OCT 8 1990 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED JSA
$169.99
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OJ Simpson Signed Buffalo Bills Full Size Helmet JSA
$674.99
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OJ Simpson Autographed Hand Signed First Day Cover FDC Gateway PSA U31497
$79.99
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OJ Simpson Signed Inscribed Record Breaking Run Framed 16x20 PSA DNA
$179.95
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OJ SIMPSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OCT 1973 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED BUFFALO BILLS w JSA
$199.99
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OJ SIMPSON AND Al "A.C." COWLINGS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA CERTIFIED
$143.96
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More Info

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