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 TOPPS FINEST RC PAUL PIERCE #235
$5.00
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Paul Pierce & Jason Richardson 2006-07 UD Reflections Mirror Images Dual Jersey
$6.99
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98-99 Topps Chrome Paul Pierce rc rookie #135 *28644
$8.99
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Paul Pierce 2002-03 Upper Deck Hardcourt UD Game Floor Card # PPF Boston Celtics
$8.00
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2002-03 Upper Deck Honor Roll Dual Warm-ups #AWPP Antoine Walker Paul Pierce
$6.00
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2002-03 Upper Deck Generations Reel Time Jersey #PPJ Paul Pierce
$5.00
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98-99, TOPPS, STADIUM, PAUL PIERCE, CELTICS, DRAFT PICK, 110
$11.00
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2004 Throwbacks Paul Pierce game used jersey card Celtics jsy gu
$8.99
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Upper Deck Basketball cards Lot of 3 Paul Pierce 6 Lebron James15 Manu Ginobili
$5.99
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PAUL PIERCE 2004-05 TOPPS TOTAL printing plate 1 1 + 2008 Signature AUTO LOT
$129.99
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1998-99 PAUL PIERCE ULTRA SP #108 ROOKIE RC BOSTON CELTICS KANSAS JAYHAWKS
$9.99
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2001-02 Upper Deck Ovation Superstar Warm-Ups #PP Paul Pierce - NM-MT
$5.20
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Paul Pierce 12 13 Panini Contenders HALL OF FAME Contenders 1:2 Cases Super Rare
$14.99
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ZZ1) 1998 Topps Finest PAUL PIERCE Rookie RC PSA 9 Boston Celtics #235
$5.99
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Paul Pierce rookie card lot graded PSA 9 Mint - 1998 Chrome Celtics Wizards RC
$19.00
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1999-00 Topps Paul Pierce Auto Autograph PP
$24.99
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


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1998-99 TOPPS FINEST RC PAUL PIERCE #235
$5.00
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98-99 Topps Chrome Paul Pierce rc rookie #135 *28644
$8.99
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1998-99 PAUL PIERCE ULTRA SP #108 ROOKIE RC BOSTON CELTICS KANSAS JAYHAWKS
$9.99
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ZZ1) 1998 Topps Finest PAUL PIERCE Rookie RC PSA 9 Boston Celtics #235
$5.99
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Paul Pierce rookie card lot graded PSA 9 Mint - 1998 Chrome Celtics Wizards RC
$19.00
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1998-99 UD Black Diamond #101 Paul Pierce RED PARALLEL RC 286 1500 SP CELTICS
$9.99
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1998 99 PAUL PIERCE 'ROOKIE' Topps Chrome #135 - BGS 8.5 NM-MT
$9.95
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1998 99 Stadium Club-Paul Pierce Rookie card
$9.00
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2012-13 Panini Marquee Rookie Rivals Leather #6 Vince Carter Paul Pierce x
$5.00
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1998-99 FLAIR SHOWCASE PAUL PIERCE SHOWPIECE #605 1500 ROW 1 ROOKIE #29
$49.00
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1998-99 UPPER DECK BLACK DIAMOND PAUL PIERCE DIAMOND DOMINANCE #731 1000 D2 RC
$17.00
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1998-99 UPPER DECK BLACK DIAMOND PAUL PIERCE DIAMOND DOMINANCE #204 1000 D2 RC
$17.00
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PAUL PIERCE Boston Celtics NBA RC Basketball 1998 99 Upper Deck ROOKIE CARD
$10.00
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Paul Pierce 1998-99 Fleer Brilliants Illuminators Rookie Insert Card FREE SHIP
$8.00
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1998-99 UPPERDECK PAUL PIERCE RC
$5.00
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Paul Pierce 1998-99 Fleer Brilliants Regular Card & Blue ROOKIE MINT FREE SHIP
$10.00
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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 Photograph Pricing:

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PAUL PIERCE SIGNED CANVAS 2008 NBA FINALS GM 6 CELTICS MVP JSA COA EXACT PROOF
$299.99
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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
$299.99
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PAUL PIERCE HAND SIGNED COLOR 8X10 PHOTO PSA CELTICS
$80.00
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed AUTOGRAPH 2003 Topps PSA DNA
$31.49
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Paul Pierce signed Parquet Flooring JSA Certified Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets
$70.00
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Paul Pierce, Antawn Jamison & Others Autographed Signed Magazine PSA DNA #W04201
$129.00
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Paul Pierce, Antawn Jamison & Others Autographed Signed Magazine PSA DNA #W04202
$129.00
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Paul Pierce, Antawn Jamison & Others Autographed Signed Magazine PSA DNA #W04203
$129.00
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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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Paul Pierce Signed Kansas Jayhawks Basketball 16x20 Photo Steiner Sports COA
$149.00
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Paul Pierce Signed Sports Illustrated 6 16 2008 "The Duel" Magazine Steiner COA
$150.00
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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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