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 2003 04 TOPPS Contemporary Collection AUTOGRAPH 499
$5.00
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Rookie Antonio McDyess SP Ed RC Grade 9 Paul Pierce Grade 8.5 Basketball Cards
$34.50
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{83} 1999 Collector's Edge Rookie Rage Game Ball Paul Pierce
$8.00
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{126} 2002-03 Fleer Hot Shots Hot Hands Paul Pierce#ed 161 199 #148
$5.00
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PAUL PIERCE 12-13 UPPER DECK ALL TIME GREATS AUTO 32 50 CELTICS
$16.51
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2003-04 FINITE ELEMENTS ANTOINE WALKER PAUL PIERCE
$10.00
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Paul Pierce 05 06 Topps First Row Center Court Gold #8 10
$60.00
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Paul Pierce 09 10 Panini Limited Game Jersey Patch #7 10
$60.00
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2009-10 Claasics . Paul Pierce ( Game -Worn Swatch ) 1 25
$15.00
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2008 FLEER HOT PROSPECTS #HT-1 LARRY BIRD-PAUL PIERCE POP 4 PSA 10 K1493327
$21.99
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1998 - 1999 Upper Deck SP Authentic Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie Card #100
$50.00
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PAUL PIERCE 2004-2005 FLEER JERSEY CARD
$7.50
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1998-99 Black Diamond Rookie Card RC #101 Paul Pierce
$5.90
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2012-13 NATIONAL TREASURES PAUL PIERCE NBA GEAR TRIPLE 2 COLOR JERSEY 3 49
$24.95
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2007 CHROME GOLD REFRACTOR 99 PAUL PIERCE #34
$21.99
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(15) PAUL PIERCE 98-99 RC CARD LOT CELTICS
$59.99
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


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Rookie Antonio McDyess SP Ed RC Grade 9 Paul Pierce Grade 8.5 Basketball Cards
$34.50
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{83} 1999 Collector's Edge Rookie Rage Game Ball Paul Pierce
$8.00
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1998 - 1999 Upper Deck SP Authentic Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Rookie Card #100
$50.00
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1998-99 Black Diamond Rookie Card RC #101 Paul Pierce
$5.90
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(15) PAUL PIERCE 98-99 RC CARD LOT CELTICS
$59.99
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1998 TOPPS #135 PAUL PIERCE LOT OF 5 RC NMMT B22022
$9.00
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PAUL PIERCE 1998 PRESS PASS RC AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$35.15
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1998-99 Skybox E-X Century #82 PAUL PIERCE Acetate Rookie Card RC
$29.99
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PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 BOWMAN BEST ROOKIE CARD #110 GRADED 9.0 BECKETT
$19.99
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PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 FLAIR SHOWCASE ROW3 ROOKIE CARD GRADED 9.0 BECKETT
$24.99
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Paul Pierce, Topps Finest Rookie Card, 1999, #235
$5.00
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PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 Finest RC Graded SGC 96 Mint !!!
$8.99
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1998-1999 PAUL PIERCE UPPER DECK SPX FINITE RADIANCE #220 ROOKIE RC #'d 1500
$30.00
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3 GRADED 10, BASKETBAL CARDS!!! 2 - Paul Pierce (1-RC) & 1 - Luke Walton (RC)
$7.75
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1998-99 TOPPS CHROME #135 PAUL PIERCE RC - PSA 9 MINT ROOKIE CARD
$11.00
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1998-99 BOWMAN'S BEST #110 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD RC - KANSAS, BOSTON CELTICS
$7.95
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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 CELTICS 1999 SKYBOX JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$95.00
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Paul Pierce Signed 8x10 Photo Jsa COA
$50.00
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Paul Pierce signed limited edition championship basketball "Steiner Sports COA"
$200.00
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 106
$499.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 37 106
$499.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 6 106
$799.99
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1998 Press Pass Fastbreak Paul Pierce Signed JSA BGS 9 10 Auto Celtics Kansas
$199.00
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2006-07 SP AKA Paul Pierce Signed & Inscribed THE TRUTH 19 25 BGS 9 JSA 9 Auto
$199.00
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2003-04 Sweet Shot Signature Shots Paul Pierce JSA BGS 8.5 10 Auto Signed
$69.00
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CELTICS PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #Q45183
$139.99
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PAUL PIERCE Signed NBA Basketball Certificate of Authenticity Steiner Sports
$190.00
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PAUL PIERCE KANSAS,CELTICS UDA COA SIGNED CARD
$100.00
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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
$90.00
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Signed NBA Basketball JSA
$249.99
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Signed 8x10 dunking JSA
$60.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and 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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