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

1999-00 Topps Gold Label Class 1 Black #5 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Card 0h4
$7.25

06-07 Paul Pierce - Topps Triple Threads GOLD #11 22 99
$6.00

2001 Upper Deck Inspirations PP AW Paul Pierce Antoine Walker Boston Celtics 1p4
$8.49

PAUL PIERCE JERSEY 2002-03 UPPER DECK SCORING THREADS SC-PP BOSTON CELTICS MVP
$5.79

PAUL PIERCE JERSEY SERIAL #12 50 2003-04 SKYBOX LIMITED EDITION SKY'S THE LIMIT
$5.99

Paul Pierce 06 07 SP Game Used Edition Game Used Jersey (Celtics)
$5.00

2003-04 Hoops Hot Prospects Tandems PP-CB Paul Pierce Caron Butler 100 Card 0d8
$15.00

2014 Panini Prestige Bonus Shots Orange Die-Cuts Premium 129 Paul Pierce 25 3x4
$7.24

2013 Totally Certified Memorabilia Red 63 Paul Pierce 99 Brooklyn Nets Card 4r3
$5.73

2004-05 Fleer Showcase Legacy Collection #58 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Card 0o2
$9.20

2009-10 Playoff National Treasures #8 Paul Pierce 99 Boston Celtics Card 1j6
$6.25

2013-14 Upper Deck All-Time Greats #86 Paul Pierce 150 Basketball Card 1s8
$10.00

2012 Elite All-Star Salute Materials Prime #7 Paul Pierce 25 Boston Celtics 0w0
$29.25

2010 Playoff National Treasures Timeline Player Name 10 Paul Pierce 99 Card 0m7
$15.25

2012-13 Fleer Retro 1997-98 Ultra Platinum Medallion ULT-34 Paul Pierce 100 2j6
$8.25

1998-99 Topps Basketball Set II Paul Pierce Nowitzki Vince Carter Rookie Cards
$24.99
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


Top eBay Listings

1998-99 Topps Basketball Set II Paul Pierce Nowitzki Vince Carter Rookie Cards
$24.99

2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Debut Gold #6 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Card 1e5
$5.24

Paul Pierce 98 99 Finest ROOKIE RC GAI 9 1st Graded
$29.99

1998-99 Topps Finest No-Protector 235 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie Card 2b5
$7.99

1998 Fleer Brilliants Illuminators 7I Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie Card 0n9
$5.25

1998 Paul Pierce Upper Deck Black Diamond rookie gem mint 10 #101
$16.19

1998 Paul Pierce Fleer Brilliants rookie gem mint 10 #110
$13.49

1998 Paul Pierce Upper Deck rookie gem mint 10 #321
$14.39

1998 Paul Pierce Skybox Premium Metal rookie gem mint 10 #263
$14.39

1998 Paul Pierce Fleer Brilliants Blue rookie gem mint 10 #110
$14.39

1998 Paul Pierce Bowman's Best rookie gem mint 10 #110
$16.19

1998-99 Skybox E-X Century #82 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics RC Basketball Card 0k0
$5.24

1998-99 Topps Finest No-Protector 235 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie Card 0k0
$8.24

2003 Fleer Mystique Awe Pairs #3AP Marcus Banks Paul Pierce 500 Rookie Card 2d0
$6.25

1998-99 Finest No Protector Refractor Paul Pierce Boston Celtics RC #235
$50.00

Paul Pierce 1998-99 Topps Chrome rookie graded 9.5 GEM Mint # 135 compare to BGS
$9.99
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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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Top eBay Listings

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

PAUL PIERCE Signed McFarlane Basketball Figure PSA DNA ITP COA Celtics
$149.99

2006-07 SP AKA Paul Pierce Signed & Inscribed THE TRUTH 19 25 BGS 9 JSA 9 Auto
$199.00

1998 Press Pass Fastbreak Paul Pierce Signed JSA BGS 9 10 Auto Celtics Kansas
$199.00

Paul Pierce Signed 8x10 Boston Celtics Photograph Auto Photo PSA Autograph
$149.00

Paul Pierce Signed 8x10 Boston Celtics Photograph Auto Photo PSA Autograph
$99.00

Paul Pierce Signed NBA I O Basketball Boston Celtics Nets LA Clippers Steiner
$75.00

Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce Ray Allen Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA
$209.99

Paul Pierce Signed Spalding Basketball "08 NBA Champs" PSA DNA COA # 7A47448
$299.99

Paul Pierce signed Spalding Basketball w Insc. PSA DNA COA # 7A47443
$299.99

Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 106
$399.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed "08 Finals MVP" Autograph Basketball PSA Witness COA Celtics
$236.99

Paul Pierce Signed Celtics Jersey Inscribed "08 NBA Champs" (PSA) The Truth
$225.00

PAUL PIERCE "95 All-American" Signed INGLEWOOD HS Jersey PSA DNA Witness COA
$236.99

PAUL PIERCE "The Truth" Inscription Signed CELTICS Jersey PSA DNA Witness COA
$236.99

Paul Pierce Celtics Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto Steiner
$59.00
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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 or Google+.

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