Patrick Ewing Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Patrick Ewing

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


Overview

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

Top eBay Listings

1995-96 (KNICKS) SP Holoviews Die Cuts #PC23 Patrick Ewing
$12.20

1995-96 (KNICKS) Upper Deck Special Edition Gold #142 Patrick Ewing
$8.52

1995-96 (KNICKS) SP Championship Championship Shots Gold #S12 Patrick Ewing
$8.52

1995-96 (KNICKS) SP All-Stars Gold #AS8 Patrick Ewing
$8.52

1995-96 (KNICKS) Collector's Choice Player's Club Platinum #338 Patrick Ewing SR
$9.10

1995-96 (KNICKS) Collector's Choice Player's Club Platinum #244 Patrick Ewing
$9.10

1995-96 (KNICKS) Collector's Choice Player's Club Platinum #183 Patrick Ewing FF
$9.10

1988-89 Fleer # 130 Patrick Ewing All-Star Knicks PSA 9
$7.99

Patrick Ewing 1996-97 Skybox Ruby #75 New York Knicks Georgetown Hoyas
$9.99

1992-93 Stadium Club BEAM TEAM #18 PATRICK EWING BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$19.99

1990 HOOPS SUPERSTARS PATRICK EWING #67 PSA GEM 10
$21.84

Patrick Ewing,Rookie Card, Fleer, New York Knicks,1986
$64.95

2002-03 UD Authentics Court Quality #PEQ Patrick Ewing Jsy 300 - NM-MT
$5.00

( 300) Patrick Ewing cards huge collection lot, premium brands,...
$33.00

PATRICK EWING STOCKTON OLAJUWON ETC 2011-12 PREFERRED JERSEY BOOKLET 13 99 HOF
$10.50

1996 Topps Holding Court Refractor #HC8 Patrick Ewing PSA 10 Gem Mint LOW POP
$198.76
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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 Basketball

Patrick Ewing Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Patrick Ewing Signed Jersey

Patrick Ewing Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Patrick Ewing Signed Photograph

Top eBay Listings

Patrick Ewing 1986 Star signed autographed Rookie card PSA DNA New York Knicks
$799.99

Hakeem Olajuwon Patrick Ewing Dual Signed NCAA 16x20 Photo Steiner COA Hologram
$300.00

Patrick Ewing Hand Signed Autographed Single Signed Shoe New York Knicks PSA DNA
$299.99

Patrick Ewing New York Knicks Signed Autographed Auto Jersey PSA DNA L32147
$999.00

Patrick Ewing Signed Autographed Basketball Kid Shoe PSA DNA
$249.99

Patrick Ewing Signed & Worn Used Training Jersey JSA
$499.99

Patrick Ewing Signed Arms Out Facing Crowd 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$169.99

Patrick Ewing Signed Autograph Full Size Basketball NY Knick HOF JSA Full Letter
$350.00

PATRICK EWING Signed Embroidered Authentic Knicks Jersey STEINER LE 33
$636.00

PATRICK EWING Hand Signed Authentic Knicks Jersey STEINER
$599.20

Patrick Ewing Signed Basketball I O PSA ITP PSA DNA ITP
$499.99

Robert Parish Signed Face Up with Patrick Ewing 16X20 photo Steiner COA
$59.99

Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley & Magic Johnson Signed SI Magazine PSA #6A28866
$499.99

Patrick Ewing New York Knicks 1986 Fleer Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$274.99

Patrick Ewing New York Knicks 1987 Fleer Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$299.99

Patrick Ewing USA DREAM TEAM 1991 Hoops McDonald's Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$299.99
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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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