Paul Pierce Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Paul Pierce

Date of Birth: 10/13/1977
Rookie Card Year: 1998-99
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, Paul Pierce had been the face of the Boston Celtics franchise for almost his entire career. During that time, he saw ups and downs, but strong fan support has remained. However, the frenzied fan base is only part of the reason that Paul Pierce cards are among the most popular in the league.

Known as "The Truth" to much of the basketball world, Paul emerged as a star player during his college days in Lawrence, KS. After a very productive tenure at the University of Kansas, Paul Pierce was selected 10th overall by the Boston Celtics. Despite some early success, Pierce was unable to bring another coveted championship to the historic Boston Celtics franchise. That all changed when Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined the Celtics, helping the team win the 2008 NBA Championship. In addition to the title, Piece was named Finals MVP. He has also  been selected to ten NBA All-Star teams. Like all players entering their twilight years, Pierce is after that one last championship.

Paul Pierce has nearly 20 official rookie cards. The majority can be found for less than $15 and even the top options are reasonable because none feature his signature. The most valuable Paul Pierce cards include limited print runs or rookie parallels.

Collectors seeking signed Paul Pierce cards are in luck, as Pierce has plenty of options. However, be aware that his autographs have not appeared in many Panini products lately, so singles are the best bet. Additionally, Paul Pierce cards are included in the 2012-13 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Basketball, which featured only 18 top former and current NBA players.

Top Paul Pierce Rookie Cards

1998-99 SPx Finite Paul Pierce RC #/2500

The SPx Finite Paul Pierce card has a refined and ornate look to it. Numbered to 2500, the card features an image of Pierce that is reminiscent of a high school graduation photo. Parallels include Radiance (#/1500) and Spectrum (#/25).

Paul Pierce Cards and Memorabilia Guide

1998-99 SP Authentic Paul Pierce RC #100 #/3500

Although it features several different design elements, it still comes across a simple card. The "34" is thin enough to not overpower the small portion of the background image that has not been whited-out. On another note, it is interesting to remember that companies used to print the serial numbering directly on the card like a receipt. While a print run of 3,500 seems like a large number, these cards still sell for solid amounts.

Paul Pierce Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Top eBay Listings

Paul Pierce Drew Gooden Markieff Morris 2012-13 Panini Immaculate Trios 99
$7.99

Paul Pierce 2002-03 Flair Court Kings warm-ups card Celtics
$5.99

4 CARD BASE LOT 2012 13 IMMACULATE PAUL PIERCE CHRIS MULLIN KIDD WEBSTER 99
$7.99

*Rare* 2013-14 Panini Prizm Prizms Red #55 Paul Pierce
$5.10

1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 3 #29 Paul Pierce Graded 10 Rookie
$30.00

2012-13 National Treasures NBA Gear Dual #5 Paul Pierce 46 49 Boston Celtics
$11.95

1998-99 UPPER DECK PAUL PIERCE 3 DIAMOND GOLD ROOKIE#1000 BOSTON CELTICS
$9.99

Paul Pierce Jersey 8 10 2004-05 Hot Prospects Draft Rewind Red Hot Parallel DRPP
$59.99

2012-13 National Treasures Paul Pierce NBA Gear Triple Patch (08 25)
$29.99

KEVIN GARNETT PAUL PIERCE 2009 2010 SP GAME USED COMBO CELTICS JERSEYS 2x DUAL
$9.99

2002-03 Finest #136 Paul Pierce Jersey 999 - NM-MT
$8.40

TRACY MCGRADY, ALLEN IVERSON, PAUL PIERCE TRIPLE GAME USED JERSEYS CARD # 150
$31.96

PAUL PIERCE & JR BREMER CELTICS CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC DUAL GAME USED JERSEYS CARD
$31.96

PAUL PIERCE 2002 UD Authentics 1989 GOLD 250 Celtics
$39.99

Paul Pierce 1999-00 Upper Deck Encore FX ELECTRIC CURRENTS Parallel 59 150 MINT
$16.99

PAUL PIERCE 2013 BRILLIANCE GAME TIME JERSEY #22
$8.66
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


Top eBay Listings

1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 3 #29 Paul Pierce Graded 10 Rookie
$30.00

1998-99 UPPER DECK PAUL PIERCE 3 DIAMOND GOLD ROOKIE#1000 BOSTON CELTICS
$9.99

1998-99 Fleer Brilliants Blue 110 Paul Pierce Rookie RC Celtics
$9.99

1998-99 Ultra 108 Paul Pierce Rookie RC Short Print Celtics
$7.99

1998-99 E-X Century 82 Paul Pierce Rookie RC Celtics
$11.99

1998 Skybox Metal Smiths Paul Pierce #91 Rookie Rc PSA 9 Mint
$7.49

PAUL PIERCE TWO ROOKIE CARD LOT 1998 COLLECTOR'S EDGE IMPULSE 1998-99 TOPPS
$6.95

ALL PAUL PIERCE RC 1998 3 UPPER DECK ENCORE + 3SC CHROME+ 2 BRILLIANTS+12 TOPPS
$28.99

1998-99 TOPPS CHROME PAUL PIERCE RC ROOKIE PSA 9
$14.99

2008 BOWMAN CHROME RED REF 5 PAUL PIERCE RC BGS 9.5...POP 1...CARDREGISTRY
$699.99

04-05 BOWMAN CHROME GOLD REFRACTOR 50 PAUL PIERCE RC BGS 9.5...POP 1...REGISTRY
$99.99

2003-04 Topps Rookie Matrix Mini Relics #PP Paul Pierce G Jsy
$8.00

Paul Pierce - 1998-99 Topps Chrome #135 - RC
$12.50

PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 TOPPS DRAFT REDEMPTION RC ROOKIE SP
$29.99

PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 SPX FINITE Rookie Card SGC 88 NM MT
$29.95

1989-89 Skybox MM #91 Paul Pierce Rookie BGS 8.5 NM-Mt+
$6.00
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Autograph Guide

Paul Pierce Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Paul Pierce'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. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Paul Pierce Cut Signature Exemplar

Paul Pierce Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Paul Pierce 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. The whole signature primarily consists of two letters, the initials "P" and "P."
  2. The letters lean back to the left and the loops are oval in shape.
  3. The horizontal line resembling a musical note lying on its side, implies the letters "a-u-l."
  4. The horizontal line off the second "P" implies the letters "i-e-r-c-e."

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Paul Pierce Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Paul Pierce Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

PAUL PIERCE Signed 22x34 Starline Poster 2 JSA
$129.99

Paul Pierce Signed Watercolor Painting 22x30 Litho Steiner COA
$699.99

paul pierce hand signed basketball by steiner sports
$125.00

Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #S27616
$69.00

Paul Pierce Signed 18x29 Generation Celtics Photo Steiner HOF NBA Boston
$90.00

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics signed 8x10 Big dunk JSA
$60.00

Paul Pierce Signed Sports Illustrated 16x20 Photo Steiner Boston Celtics
$150.00

Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #T14818
$139.00

PAUL PIERCE Signed Celtics 8x10 Basketball Photo -JSA Authenticated #E03447
$55.00

PAUL PIERCE Signed Inscribed "The Truth" Celtics Green Jersey STEINER
$439.20

PAUL PIERCE Signed 16x20 Celtics Photo JSA
$89.99

Paul Pierce Kansas Jayhawks signed PSA DNA magazine photo
$69.99

THE TRUTH!!! Paul Pierce Signed BOSTON CELTICS 11x14 Photo PSA DNA
$115.00

PAUL PIERCE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BOSTON CELTICS #34 WHITE ADIDAS JERSEY STEINER
$299.00

PAUL PIERCE SIGNED BOSTON CELTICS 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH JSA COA
$64.95

PAUL PIERCE CELTICS 1999 SKYBOX JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$95.00
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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.

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