Patrick Ewing Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Patrick Ewing

Date of Birth: 8/5/1962
Rookie Card Year: 1986-87
Investment Rating: 6.5


Patrick Ewing turned a dominant college career into an impressive NBA career, mainly with the New York Knicks, before retiring in 2002. Despite being one of the top players during the 1980's and 1990's, his certified autographs are limited. This relative rarity has made signed Patrick Ewing cards and memorabilia even more popular and valuable with collectors.

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Patrick Ewing got an early cardboard start as regional cards were issued for his college team in all four seasons. From there, Ewing joined the NBA in time to be included in 1986-87 Fleer. Given the period that his career covered, a wide variety of Patrick Ewing cards were produced, including the overproduction period of the late-80's and early-90's, as well as the innovation and inserts that came in the late-1990's.

The one lacking area in his card database is certified autographs. Outside of two early releases during his playing days, the majority of Patrick Ewing autographed cards are found in 2003-04 Upper Deck products and a limited run in 2012-13 Leaf Metal. Be aware that his son, Patrick Ewing Jr., also played in the NBA, and has signed cards available.

Similar to his signed basketball cards, autographed Patrick Ewing memorabilia is not in great supply. As an infrequent signer, Patrick Ewing collectors don't have the same options as they would for many other former players. However, collectors can still find signed Patrick Ewing gear.

The list below documents the key early Patrick Ewing cards and his sole rookie card. The following tab includes an autographed memorabilia guide for Patrick Ewing and a buying guide.

Patrick Ewing Rookie Card & Other Early Cards

1981-82 Georgetown Hoyas DC Police Patrick Ewing #4

Available for his entire collegiate career, these Patrick Ewing cards cover his time with the Georgetown Hoyas. The cards were sponsored by the DC Police Department and the card from his first season has proven to be the most valuable. Slightly taller than the average card (2-5/8" x 4-1/8"), the card showcases a vivd blue color and is offset by a black-and-white image of a very skinny Patrick Ewing. The card back even offers a basketball-themed life lesson - "A foul in life can lead to arrest. Don't foul your future."

1981-82 Georgetown Hoyals DC Police Patrick Ewing #4

1985 Prism Jewel Stickers Patrick Ewing

The first overall pick in 1985, Patrick Ewing was a star even before he suited up for the Knicks. Due to this, unlicensed cards like this 1985 Prism Jewel Sticker release were issued. The cards maintain decent interest today and the technology included in the colorful card was clearly ahead of its time.

1985 Prism Jewel Stickers Patrick Ewing

1985-86 Star Patrick Ewing #166

As the first NBA licensed card for Patrick Ewing, this 1985-86 Star Company remains popular with collectors. Some collectors consider this to be Patrick Ewing's true rookie card.

1985-86 Star Patrick Ewing #166

1986-87 Fleer Patrick Ewing RC #32

Coming a year after his debut in the league, the official Patrick Ewing rookie card is found in 1986-87 Fleer. Ungraded card prices remain reasonable and there is also a sticker insert available for Ewing.

1986-87 Fleer Patrick Ewing RC1986-87 Fleer Stickers Patrick Ewing

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Patrick Ewing 2015-15 National Treasures Colossal Game Used Jersey 03 99 JUMBO

Patrick Ewing - 2001 eTopps Basketball #33 - IN HAND Unslabbed Proof

1987-88 Fleer #37 Patrick Ewing

1986-87 fleer #32 PATRICK EWING rc rookie BGS BCCG 9

1986-87 fleer #32 PATRICK EWING rc rookie BGS BCCG 9

1989 Fleer #167 Patrick Ewing & Mark Jackson ALL-STAR FGS 10 GEM MINT


2008-09 Topps Chrome Refractors #214 Patrick Ewing Jr. - NM-MT


1990 Fleer Basketball #125 PATRICK EWING (New York Knicks) PSA 10 GEM MINT

1986 Star Best of the New #1 Patrick Ewing BGS 9 w 9.5 9 9 9



2014-15 Panini Prizm Prizms Purple Die Cut #196 Patrick Ewing 139 - NM-MT

1986 87 Fleer #32 Patrick Ewing RC Autograph PSA DNA Certified Steiner

1985-86 Star #166 Patrick Ewing XRC BGS Quad 9.5 X 4 "True Rookie Card" ("TRC")
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Autograph Guide

Patrick Ewing Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Patrick Ewing'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, Panini Authentic and Mounted Memories, to name a few.

Patrick Ewing Cut Signature Exemplar

Patrick Ewing Cut Signature

Patrick Ewing Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Patrick Ewing signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. There is no way around it. Patrick Ewing's signature leaves much to be desired and is not very consistent.
  2. The opening "P" resembles a "G" with the top continuing around in to the letter.
  3. Next comes what appears to be "A-P-S" and lastly something that looks like a 6. Occasionally, his number (33) is legible at the end.

Patrick Ewing Signed Basketball Pricing:

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Patrick Ewing Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Patrick Ewing Signed Photograph

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Patrick Ewing New York Knicks Signed Autographed Auto Jersey PSA DNA L32147

Patrick Ewing Signed Arms Out Facing Crowd 8x10 Photo Steiner COA

Patrick Ewing Signed Autograph Full Size Basketball NY Knick HOF JSA Full Letter

Patrick Ewing USA DREAM TEAM 1991 Hoops McDonald's Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA

Patrick Ewing Signed Autographed Basketball Kid Shoe PSA DNA

Patrick Ewing Signed & Worn Used Training Jersey JSA

PATRICK EWING Hand Signed Authentic Knicks Jersey STEINER

PATRICK EWING Signed Embroidered Authentic Knicks Jersey STEINER LE 33

Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley & Magic Johnson Signed SI Magazine PSA #6A28866

Patrick Ewing Signed Sports Illustrated SI Magazine JSA Certified

Patrick Ewing New York Knicks 1987 Fleer Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA

Patrick Ewing Signed Scoreboard Autograph Contract NY Knicks 1 1 Steiner RARE!

Patrick Ewing Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Knicks 678 1992

Patrick Ewing Signed Spalding NBA Basketball - JSA LOA Y03338


Patrick Ewing Signed & Framed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA 4A60068
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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