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).

1998 99 SPx Finite Paul Pierce RC 212x300 Image

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.

1998 99 SP Authentic Paul Pierce RC 210x300 Image

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Paul Pierce 1998-99 ROOKIE LOT (7) & OTHERS ALLEN
$9.99
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Paul Pierce 1998-99 TOPPS DRAFT PICK ROOKIE & OTHERS
$9.99
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PAUL PIERCE 1999 00 STADIUM CLUB ONE OF A KIND 150
$21.00
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1998-99 sp authentic #100 PAUL PIERCE rookie BGS BCCG 10
$55.00
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2012-13 PRIZM FINALISTS PRIZMS GREEN #31 PAUL PIERCE REFRACTOR
$10.99
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Lot of 25 Cards Bradley Beal 22 25 Paul Pierce 145 150 Kendrick Perkins Serial
$9.99
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ROOKIE 98 99 COLLECTORS EDGE IMPULSE PAUL PIERCE BOSTON CELTICS MINT
$5.99
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1998-99 Topps PAUL PIERCE RC Rookie x9 Wizards Celtics
$6.50
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2002-03-04 FINEST BASKETBALL # 999 GAME JERSEY LOT PIERCE OAKLEY MCGRADY HOUSTON
$10.00
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2006 Upper Deck Triology Paul Pierce Authentic Autograph Card
$15.00
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1999 TOPPS PAUL PIERCE 5 CARD ROOKIE LOT.
$8.99
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1998-99 TOPPS PAUL PIERCE 3 CARD ROOKIE LOT.
$5.99
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2003-04 TOPPS CONTEMPORARY TEAM TRIBUTE BANKS & PAUL PIERCE DAUL JERSEY 1 250 !
$15.00
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2006-07 Bowman Sterling #15 Paul Pierce JSY - NM-MT
$5.00
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2006-07 Hot Prospects Hot Materials Jerseys Red Hot #PP Paul Pierce 25 - NM-MT
$10.00
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98-99 STADIUM CLUB PAUL PIERCE RARE REDEEMED ROOKIE CARD NM-MINT. FAST SHIP
$24.99
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


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Paul Pierce 1998-99 ROOKIE LOT (7) & OTHERS ALLEN
$9.99
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Paul Pierce 1998-99 TOPPS DRAFT PICK ROOKIE & OTHERS
$9.99
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1998-99 sp authentic #100 PAUL PIERCE rookie BGS BCCG 10
$55.00
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ROOKIE 98 99 COLLECTORS EDGE IMPULSE PAUL PIERCE BOSTON CELTICS MINT
$5.99
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1998-99 Topps PAUL PIERCE RC Rookie x9 Wizards Celtics
$6.50
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1999 TOPPS PAUL PIERCE 5 CARD ROOKIE LOT.
$8.99
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1998-99 TOPPS PAUL PIERCE 3 CARD ROOKIE LOT.
$5.99
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98-99 STADIUM CLUB PAUL PIERCE RARE REDEEMED ROOKIE CARD NM-MINT. FAST SHIP
$24.99
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PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE INSERT CARD KANSAS JAYHAWKS KU PRESS PASS RC NBA CELTICS NETS
$9.99
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PAUL PIERCE RAEF LAFRENTZ ROOKIE INSERT CARD KANSAS JAYHAWKS KU PRESS PASS RC
$12.99
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PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE INSERT CARD KANSAS JAYHAWKS KU PRESS PASS RC NBA CELTICS NETS
$9.99
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PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE INSERT CARD KANSAS JAYHAWKS KU PRESS PASS RC NBA CELTICS NETS
$12.99
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1998 U.D. Ovation Paul Pierce Rookie PSA Mint 9 Boston Celtics
$9.99
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PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE INSERT CARD KANSAS JAYHAWKS KU PRESS PASS RC NBA CELTICS NETS
$12.99
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PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE INSERT CARD KANSAS JAYHAWKS KU PRESS PASS RC JUMBO MINI BOS
$9.99
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PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE INSERT CARD KANSAS JAYHAWKS KU IMPULSE 98 RC NBA CELTICS NETS
$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

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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 Jersey Pricing:

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Paul Pierce Signed Photograph Pricing:

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SIGNED BOSTON CELTICS PAUL PIERCE ACTION PHOTO JSA#
$69.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed 16x20 Custom Framed Photo VS Paul Pierce Heat Cavs UDA
$449.99
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PAUL PIERCE Signed Autographed Spalding NBA I O Basketball, Wizards, Steiner COA
$199.99
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PAUL PIERCE SIGNED CANVAS 2008 NBA FINALS GM 6 CELTICS MVP JSA COA EXACT PROOF
$399.99
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Paul Pierce Signed 8x10 Photo Jsa COA
$35.00
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CELTICS PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #Q45183
$139.99
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PAUL PIERCE BOSTON CELTICS SIGNED ADIDAS JERSEY LE 77 100 JSA AUTHENTIC #J63262
$129.99
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PAUL PIERCE KANSAS,CELTICS UDA COA SIGNED CARD
$100.00
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PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTO BOSTON CELTICS #34 Green JERSEY JSA Letter #X19292
$349.99
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PAUL PIERCE HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PHOTO PSA CELTICS
$68.00
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Paul Pierce signed Parquet Flooring JSA Certified Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets
$85.00
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 8x10 dunking JSA
$60.00
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 8x10 dunk JSA
$60.00
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Paul Pierce Signed 8x10 Photo Steiner COA Brooklyn Nets Boston Celtics HOF
$150.00
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Paul Pierce Signed Basketball STEINER Boston Celtics Brooklyn
$275.00
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Paul Pierce Signed Kansas Basketball Autographed Blue Jersey Steiner Sports COA
$238.00
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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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