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 2013-14 Titanium Game Gear Duals Jersey Patch # 19 25
$7.50

Paul Pierce 2009 Panini Threads Card Number 24 99
$9.99

1998 Fleer Brilliance Paul Pierce blue rookie card RC Celtics # 110B
$12.99

1998 99 Stadium Club-Paul Pierce Rookie card
$9.00

PAUL PIERCE 00-01 STADIUM CLUB BEAM TEAM #417 500 RARE CELTICS INSERT CARD
$25.43

2013-14 INNOVATION #33 PAUL PIERCE "STAINED GLASS" INSERT, BROOKLYN NETS, 080314
$6.25

2009-10 ABSOLUTE SPECTRUM PATCH LOT 3 PAUL PIERCE 25
$100.00

2009-10 ELITE GAME USED PRIME PATCH PAUL PIERCE 24 50
$25.00

2009-10 ELITE GAME USED PATCH PAUL PIERCE 6 50
$25.00

1998 STADIUM CLUB #203 PAUL PIERCE RC PSA 9 K1929970-330
$7.99

2013-14 Prestige Bonus Shots Materials #2 Paul Pierce Jsy
$10.00

Celtics Lot-Paul Pierce RC Robert Parish Larry Bird McHale - Ryan Gomes Auto SPx
$14.88

2013-14 Panini Prizm Paul Pierce Purple Die Cut Card 35 49
$5.00

2- 1998-99 Finest RCs- #230- Vince Carter & #235- Paul Pierce. Both MINT
$10.00

1998-99 Fleer Ultra World Premiere #2 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
$8.00

PAUL PIERCE HINRICH 2006-07 HOT PROSPECTS AUTOGRAPH 10
$52.00
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


Top eBay Listings

1998 Fleer Brilliance Paul Pierce blue rookie card RC Celtics # 110B
$12.99

1998 99 Stadium Club-Paul Pierce Rookie card
$9.00

1998 STADIUM CLUB #203 PAUL PIERCE RC PSA 9 K1929970-330
$7.99

Celtics Lot-Paul Pierce RC Robert Parish Larry Bird McHale - Ryan Gomes Auto SPx
$14.88

PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 SPX FINITE RC ROOKIE SP 2500
$29.99

JAMES HARDEN RC-DWIGHT HOWARD RC & PAUL PIERCE RC-ALL 3--BV$$$
$7.99

1998 Ionix Paul Pierce rookie card Celtics RC # 70
$7.99

1998-99 Prime Rookies Paul Pierce (RC)
$7.99

Paul Pierce 1998 Finest Rookie Card #235 Graded PSA 9
$13.95

PAUL PIERCE 98 TOPPS ROOKIE RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH CARD!
$85.00

06-07 Topps LARRY BIRD #33A & 33B + RAJON RONDO RC + PAUL PIERCE etc CELTICS
$5.95

1998 Paul Pierce Topps Chrome #135 Rookie PSA 9
$9.99

1998 99 Upper Deck Ovation rc PAUL PIERCE ud Rookie GEM MINT card ISA 10
$9.99

1998-99 Finest 235 Paul Pierce Rookie RC Celtics
$7.99

Paul Pierce 1998 Topps Finest #235 Rookie w coating PSA 9
$20.00

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

CELTICS PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #F77644
$64.99

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 6 106
$539.99

Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 37 106
$359.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed 22x34 Starline Poster 2 JSA
$103.99

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

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

Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 2008 Boston Celtics Champions Basketball Steiner
$49.99

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 Signed Black Brooklyn Nets Away Jersey, #34, PSA DNA.
$399.00
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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. 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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