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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1998-99 (BKB) SP Authentic NBA 2K #2K10 Paul Pierce
$6.12
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1998-99 Stadium Club One Of A Kind #110 Paul Pierce 150
$72.80
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1998-99 (BKB) Stadium Club Chrome Refractors #SCC34 Paul Pierce
$14.20
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1998-99 (BKB) Topps Draft Redemption #10 Paul Pierce
$12.30
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1998-99 Black Diamond Diamond Dominance #D2 Paul Pierce 1000
$10.65
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1998-99 (BKB) Ultra World Premiere #2 Paul Pierce
$5.68
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2008-09 Upper Deck Black Paul Pierce Auto 33 35
$99.99
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1998-99 spx finite #220 PAUL PIERCE rookie BGS BCCG 9
$30.00
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2014 Paul Pierce Brooklyn Nets Celtics Legend Basketball 1 1 Sketch Card By:Q
$9.99
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2004-05 TOPPS CHROME PAUL PIERCE REFINED REMNANTS #185 500 CELTICS JERSEY RR-PP
$5.00
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1998-99 Upper Deck Paul Pierce Rookie Watch RC #321
$5.00
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4 GRADED, GEM MINT 10, ROOKIE, Paul Pierce, BASKETBALL CARDS!!!
$9.49
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4 GEM 10 CARDS!! 2 - Ben Gordon (RC 1-SN), 1 - Paul Pierce & Emeka Okafor (RC)
$9.49
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2007-08 UPPER DECK SPX PAUL PIERCE,AL JEFFERSON. &GERALD GREEN TRIPLE RELIC CARD
$5.00
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2003-04 Upper Deck Finite Elements Antoine Walker Paul Pierce Dual Warmup Jersey
$6.50
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2003-04 FLEER FLAIR FINAL EDITION PAUL PIERCE HOT NUMBERS #231 250 CELTIC JERSEY
$6.50
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


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1998-99 spx finite #220 PAUL PIERCE rookie BGS BCCG 9
$30.00
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1998-99 Upper Deck Paul Pierce Rookie Watch RC #321
$5.00
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4 GRADED, GEM MINT 10, ROOKIE, Paul Pierce, BASKETBALL CARDS!!!
$9.49
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4 GEM 10 CARDS!! 2 - Ben Gordon (RC 1-SN), 1 - Paul Pierce & Emeka Okafor (RC)
$9.49
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1999 COLLECTOR'S EDGE PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE RAGE GAME BALL GG4 KANSAS RC
$6.25
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1998-99 UPPER DECK OVATION PAUL PIERCE CELTICS ROOKIE RC #80
$6.75
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Paul Pierce upper deck ovation rookie card 9.5 gem mint
$42.99
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Paul Pierce nine card lot w ROOKIE CARDS
$25.00
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1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 1 PAUL PIERCE Rare SP RC
$79.00
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1998 FINEST #235 PAUL PIERCE RC PSA 10 - Free Shipping
$22.95
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1998-99 Skybox Molten Metal Rookie Paul Pierce
$5.00
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Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Ginobili, Hinrich, Webber NBA Rookie card SALE (BV $40)
$12.99
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1998-99 Ovation BGS graded RC set (7) Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter
$16.99
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Paul Pierce RC
$5.00
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LOT OF (12) 1998-99 TOPPS #135 Paul Pierce RC RC
$17.00
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1998-99 UPPERDECK PAUL PIERCE RC
$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

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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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Paul Pierce Signed Photo 260x296 Image

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CELTICS PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #F77644
$64.99
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SIGNED BOSTON CELTICS PAUL PIERCE ACTION PHOTO JSA#
$69.99
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CELTICS PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #L66981
$64.99
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Paul Pierce SIGNED 8x10 Photo Boston Celtics PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$75.00
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PAUL PIERCE Signed 22x34 Starline Poster 2 JSA
$129.99
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Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #S27616
$69.00
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 6 106
$899.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 106
$799.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 37 106
$799.99
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Paul Pierce Signed 18x29 Generation Celtics Photo Steiner HOF NBA Boston
$90.00
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics signed 8x10 Big dunk JSA
$60.00
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Paul Pierce Signed Kansas Basketball Jersey STEINER SPORTS COA
$255.00
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Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #T14818
$139.00
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Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #S46563
$79.00
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Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #S46576
$79.00
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PAUL PIERCE Signed Celtics 8x10 Basketball Photo -JSA Authenticated #E03447
$55.00
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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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