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

KEVIN GARNETT PAUL PIERCE RAY ALLEN CELTICS BIG THREE 08 LUXURY BOX JERSEY # 25!
$40.00

1998-99 SP Authentic #100 Paul Pierce Rookie Card RC BGS 9.5 #0744 3500 Celtics
$79.99

1998 PAUL PIERCE PRESS *SCRIPTS* ROOKIE AUTO BOSTON CELTICS KANSAS JAYHAWKS
$40.00

1999-00 (BKB) UD Ionix Reciprocal #4 Paul Pierce
$5.00

1999-00 Bowman's Best Refractor 79 Paul Pierce 388 400
$6.99

PAUL PIERCE EXQUISITE COLLECTION 225
$16.99

Paul Pierce Select Hot Stars Prizm variation card #13 25
$5.99

08 09 UD Premier Stitchings Patch PAUL PIERCE {BOSTON CELTICS} #02 25
$19.95

1998-99 FLEER ULTRA #108G PAUL PIERCE "GOLD MEDALLION" RC, CELTICS, PSA 8 (5232)
$15.25

2001-02 Paul Pierce UD Inspirations Hardwood Imagery Game Floor
$19.99

PAUL PIERCE '13 panini signatures short print green parallel sp #'d 1 5
$36.00

PAUL PIERCE '05 upper deck rookie debut gold short print parallel sp #d 01 50
$15.00

PAUL PIERCE - 1999 STADIUM CLUB LONE STAR SIGNATURES AUTO
$42.99

1998 Topps Chrome Instant Impact #I10, Paul Pierce, L-3227
$9.95

2007-08 SP GAME USED PAUL PIERCE SIGNATURE SWATCH AUTO AUTOGRAPH JERSEY #10 30
$99.99

2007-08 Topps Luxury Box Yao Ming Paul Pierce Garnett Josh Smith GU JERSEY 199
$9.99
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


Top eBay Listings

1998-99 SP Authentic #100 Paul Pierce Rookie Card RC BGS 9.5 #0744 3500 Celtics
$79.99

1998 PAUL PIERCE PRESS *SCRIPTS* ROOKIE AUTO BOSTON CELTICS KANSAS JAYHAWKS
$40.00

1998-99 FLEER ULTRA #108G PAUL PIERCE "GOLD MEDALLION" RC, CELTICS, PSA 8 (5232)
$15.25

PAUL PIERCE '05 upper deck rookie debut gold short print parallel sp #d 01 50
$15.00

Paul Pierce #34 Lot UD GOLD PSA 9 # 125, One of a Kind RC # 150 BGS RARE 1 1 HOF
$600.00

1998-99 Finest #235 Paul Pierce RC - NM-MT
$5.95

1998 9 Topps Chrome Paul Pierce RC Celtics Kansas Jayhawks
$5.50

2002-03 Upper Deck Inspirations #114 J.R. Bremer RC Paul Pierce 0836 1500
$6.00

PAUL PIERCE 1998 UD SPX FINITE ROOKIE RC CELTICS CARD #452 2500!
$25.00

1997 - 1998 Topps Finest Paul Pierce RC # 235 PSA 10!
$20.00

1998 PAUL PIERCE TOPPS CHROME ROOKIE #135 PSA 9 GRADED RC MINT
$11.99

1999 Topps Chrome Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie Basketball Card RC #135
$7.99

RAY ALLEN RC BGS 9 MINT,ALLEN IVERSON RC PSA 9 MINT,PAUL PIERCE RC PSA 9 MINT
$27.00

Paul Pierce 1998-99 Fleer Brilliants RC Blue
$6.00

1998 Finest Paul Pierce #235 PSA 10 GEM MINT! ROOKIE CARD (RC) Boston Celtics
$30.00

1998 SkyBox Paul Pierce #91 PSA 10 GEM MINT! Molten Metal ROOKIE CARD (RC)
$30.00
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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."

Paul Pierce Signed Basketball Pricing:

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Paul Pierce Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Paul Pierce Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

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

Paul Pierce SIGNED 8x10 Photo Boston Celtics PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$75.00

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

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

Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett Signed Celtic Pride 20x20 Collage Steiner COA
$329.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed 22x34 Starline Poster 2 JSA
$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. 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.

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