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.

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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

1998-99 (CELTICS) Black Diamond Triple Diamond #101 Paul Pierce 1000
$20.00

1999 Edge Basketball Gold Ingot Lot of 14 cards Paul Pierce
$5.99

2006-07 (CELTICS) Ultimate Collection #7 Paul Pierce 499
$5.00

2003-04 Topps Pristine Factor Relics #PP Paul Pierce Jersey
$9.99

2012 13 fleer retro basketball molten metal Paul pierce
$6.83

2012 13 National Treasures PAUL PIERCE Colossal Game Used Patch 25 25 Celtics SP
$34.99

Paul Pierce - 1998-99 Topps Chrome #135 - RC
$7.95

1998-99 Upper Deck #321 Paul Pierce RC
$10.00

2012-13 National Treasures Paul Pierce Timeline 2 Color Jumbo Patch (01 10)
$49.99

2004-05 (CELTICS) Fleer Throwbacks Nostalgia Gold #12 Paul Pierce 98
$6.40

2004-05 (CELTICS) Hoops Hot Prospects Hot Materials #PP Paul Pierce Jsy 500
$6.40

2004-05 (CELTICS) SP Game Used #61 Paul Pierce JSY
$6.40

2004-05 (CELTICS) SP Authentic Limited #6 Paul Pierce 100
$6.40

2004-05 (CELTICS) SPx Winning Materials #PP Paul Pierce Jsy
$8.00

1998-99 Stadium Club Chrome Refractor Paul Pierce Rookie rC PSA Mint 9
$10.00

2004-05 (CELTICS) Upper Deck Sweet Shot Jerseys #PP Paul Pierce
$6.40
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

Paul Pierce - 1998-99 Topps Chrome #135 - RC
$7.95

1998-99 Upper Deck #321 Paul Pierce RC
$10.00

1998-99 Stadium Club Chrome Refractor Paul Pierce Rookie rC PSA Mint 9
$10.00

PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 Bowman's Best E-X Upper Deck IONIX ROOKIE LOT Celtics RC HOT
$6.83

Paul Pierce 1998 row 1 legacy 20 99 rookie
$153.00

Paul Pierce 1998 Upper Deck SP Rookie Card Destination Stardom Top Prospects
$10.00

1998 Skybox E-X Century Paul Pierce Rookie #82 PSA 9 Mint
$9.99

1998 PAUL PIERCE Rookie Card Skybox E-X Century #82 PSA 9 561
$129.99

1998 PAUL PIERCE Rookie Card Topps Finest w coating #235 PSA 9 960
$129.99

1998-99 TOPPS CHROME #135 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD RC CELTICS, PSA 9 MINT (27364)
$18.36

PSA 9 1998 Upper Deck Basketball Paul Pierce (Celtics) Rookie Card #321
$9.95

1998-99 Fleer Brilliants #110 Paul Pierce RC
$6.00

1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 3 #29 Paul Pierce Graded 10 Rookie
$20.00

1998-99 Topps * PAUL PIERCE * #135 - ROOKIE! - BCCG 10
$11.99

PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE #235 1998 TOPPS FINEST NO PROTECTOR DOUBLE CHROME RC CARD NM
$19.99

1998 Upper Deck Ovation 80 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie Basketball Card 1q7
$11.80
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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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Top eBay Listings

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47722
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47717
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47718
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47719
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47727
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47728
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47729
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47730
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47731
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47732
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47735
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47721
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47723
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47724
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47725
$129.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 11x14 Photo Auto In The Presence PSA 7A47741
$129.99
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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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