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

2002-03 Upper Deck UD Game Jerseys Combos 2 #PPAW Paul Pierce Antoine Walker
$14.99

2008 09 Upper Deck SkyBox Larger Than Life Retail Paul Pierce
$11.95

2008 09 Upper Deck SkyBox Ruby Paul Pierce CU 50
$37.95

2008 09 Upper Deck SkyBox Ruby Paul Pierce 50
$37.95

PAUL PIERCE ROBERT PARISH 2011-12 GOLD STANDARD DUAL JERSEY CARD # 299
$22.00

PAUL PIERCE 1998 UPPER DECK SP AUTHENTIC SIGNATURE (GOLD EDITION #PP) KANSAS
$9.00

PAUL PIERCE GERALD GREEN AL JEFFERSON GOMES PERKINS LUXURY BOX JERSEY 155 193
$19.95

Paul Pierce Ray Allen Celtics 2007-08 Topps Co-Signers Gold Red Foil 1 9
$20.00

Paul Pierce 2007 08 Bowman Sterling Jersey Auto 190
$45.00

PSA 8 1998 Upper Deck Basketball Paul Pierce (Celtics) Rookie Card #321
$5.95

2010-11 PANINI THREADS CENTURY STARS GAME WORN JERSEY PAUL PIERCE 274 399 #20
$5.99

2007 Bowman Sterling Relic Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
$5.00

1998-99 Upper Deck #321 Paul Pierce RC
$5.00

1998-99 Upper Deck Ovation #80 Paul Pierce RC
$5.00

Bill Russell Paul Pierce Larry Bird UD Triple Autographed Card #UT-BRP
$251.00

Brilliance Spellbound Insert Lot, Kobe Bryant R, Blake Griffin F, Paul Pierce P
$5.00
« Previous1234

Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


Top eBay Listings

PSA 8 1998 Upper Deck Basketball Paul Pierce (Celtics) Rookie Card #321
$5.95

1998-99 Upper Deck #321 Paul Pierce RC
$5.00

1998-99 Upper Deck Ovation #80 Paul Pierce RC
$5.00

Paul Pierce 1998-99 Topps Finest Rookie Card # 235 Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets
$8.00

1998-99 Black Diamond #101 Paul Pierce RC - NM-MT
$5.00

1998-99 Bowman's Best Paul Pierce RC # 110
$5.00

1998-99 Stadium Club Paul Pierce RC # 110
$7.50

1998-99 Paul Pierce Topps Finest Rookie RC BGS 9 Mint Wizards
$12.99

1998-99 Paul Pierce Topps Finest Rookie Card Graded 9.5
$5.00

Paul Pierce Topps # 135 FIFTEEN Rookie Cards
$10.04

HUGE LOT LEBRON JAMES PAUL PIERCE DAVID WEST KIDD GARNETT ROOKIES RC GAME USED
$16.00

1998-99 (BKB) E-X Century #82 Paul Pierce RC
$12.00

1998 Upper Deck Ovation Gold Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie #0234 1000
$24.99

1998-99 (BKB) SkyBox Molten Metal #91 Paul Pierce RC
$6.00

1998-99 (BKB) Ultra #108 Paul Pierce RC
$8.00

1998-99 Upper Deck Encore Rookie Encore F X #RE3 Paul Pierce 1000
$20.00
« Previous1234

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."

Paul Pierce Signed Basketball Pricing:

Active Listings for Paul Pierce Signed Basketballs

Paul Pierce Signed Basketball

Paul Pierce Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Paul Pierce Signed Jerseys

Paul Pierce Signed Jersey

Paul Pierce Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Paul Pierce Signed Photographs

Paul Pierce Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 8x10 dunking JSA
$60.00

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 8x10 dunk JSA
$60.00

Paul Pierce Signed 8x10 Photo Steiner COA Brooklyn Nets Boston Celtics HOF
$150.00

PAUL PIERCE Signed Auto STEINER 8x10 Framed Finals Photo - Celtics Wizards Nets
$99.34

PAUL PIERCE SIGNED KANSAS JAYHAWKS FULL SIZE BASKETBALL PROOF AUTOGRAPH JSA
$299.99

Paul Pierce Signed NBA I O Basketball w "The Truth" Insc. Steiner COA Celtics
$299.00

Paul Pierce Signed NBA I O Basketball w "08 Finals MVP" Insc. Steiner COA
$299.00

Paul Pierce Signed NBA I O Basketball Steiner COA Boston Celtics
$269.00

Paul Pierce Autographed Kansas Jayhawks 16x20 Signed Photo STEINER SPORTS COA
$191.00

PAUL PIERCE GAME WORN SIGNED NIKE TRUTH SNEAKERS MEARS & JSA LOAS PHOTO MATCHED!
$1,395.00

PAUL PIERCE Signed Inscribed "The Truth" Celtics Green Jersey STEINER
$549.00

Paul Pierce Brooklyn Nets Signed 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$169.99

Paul Pierce Signed Brooklyn Nets Jumping Toward Basket 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$209.99

CELTICS PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #L66981
$64.99

Paul Pierce AUTO Signed Alternate Celtics Jersey (Steiner)
$599.99

Paul Pierce AUTO Signed Celtics ALT Authentic Jersey (Steiner)
$1,299.99
« Previous1234

More Info

For general information and player statistics visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
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. As an adult, 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.

Leave a Comment:

MENU