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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1999-00 FLEER TRADITION PAUL PIERCE NET EFFECT BASKETBALL CARD #8
$5.25
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1998 Racing Champions - Double '98 Threat Jackpot 10th Pick Paul Pierce - Kansas
$7.50
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Paul Pierce 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Gold Rush 14k 20 20
$39.95
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PSA 2002 CORPORATE ARCHIVE HOOPS HOT PROSPECTS PAUL PIERCE JASON RICHARDSON 1 1
$9.99
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PAUL PIERCE 2004 05 UPPER DECK HARDCOURT ENGRAVED ENDORSEMENTS AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$68.40
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2013 National Treasures NBA Materials Paul Pierce Nets
$9.99
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2010-11 National Treasures Timeline Jersey Name #10 Paul Pierce 49 99 Celtics
$9.95
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Paul Pierce NICE 33 CARD LOT ROOKIES RC INSERTS GU SERIAL STAR HOF CELTICS
$70.50
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1998-99 UPPER DECK ROOKIE CARD RC SP #321: PAUL PIERCE -BOSTON CELTICS 1:4 PACKS
$5.19
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2010-11 National Treasures Timeline Jersey Team #10 Paul Pierce 95 99 Celtics
$9.95
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2013-14 Immaculate Basketball PAUL PIERCE Game Used Jersey LOGOS Letter SSP 3 6
$71.01
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2002 03 Topps Pristine Paul Pierce game used jersey Pristine Factor PF-PP
$6.95
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THE ONLY 1 1 Paul Pierce 2012-13 Fleer Retro Flair Showase Legacy Masterpiece
$499.99
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TRACY McGRADY 03 UD SPX SPECTRUM CARD #15 25!
$20.00
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2009-10 Contenders Round Numbers Black Paul Pierce Carmelo Anthony 50
$11.99
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2009-10 Timeless Treasures Silver Paul Pierce 25 CELTICS
$11.99
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


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Paul Pierce NICE 33 CARD LOT ROOKIES RC INSERTS GU SERIAL STAR HOF CELTICS
$70.50
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1998-99 UPPER DECK ROOKIE CARD RC SP #321: PAUL PIERCE -BOSTON CELTICS 1:4 PACKS
$5.19
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1998-99 Spx Finite RC Paul Pierce 2500 NETS
$14.99
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1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 1 PAUL PIERCE Rare SP RC
$79.00
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1997 SCOT POLLARD PRESS #35 ROOKIE KANSAS JAYHAWKS PAUL PIERCE IN BACKGROUND!!
$5.99
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1998 PAUL PIERCE SP #44 *TOP PROSPECTS* ROOKIE KANSAS JAYHAWKS BOSTON CELTICS
$5.99
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1998 PAUL PIERCE PRESS PASS *NET BURNERS* ROOKIE KANSAS JAYHAWKS BOSTON CELTICS
$6.99
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1998 9 FINEST SKYBOX METAL TOPPS PAUL PIERCE 9 ROOKIE RC LOT
$29.79
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1998 PAUL PIERCE SP #4 ROOKIE KANSAS JAYHAWKS BOSTON CELTICS
$5.99
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2005-06 Upper Deck Rookie Debut Silver #6 Paul Pierce 100
$5.46
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Lot of 69 Kobe Bryant Tim Duncan Paul Pierce NBA Basketball Cards Rookie Jersey
$50.00
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1998-99 spx finite #220 PAUL PIERCE rookie BGS BCCG 9
$30.00
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Paul Pierce rookie chrome and 2000 sp authentic card
$7.99
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1998-99 Paul Pierce Topps Finest Rc Card Graded 9.5
$5.00
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PAUL PIERCE, ROOKIE,LOT (2) (1) 1998-99 BLACK DIAMOND & (1) DOUBLE DIAMOND{x1.25
$7.99
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PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 FLEER TRADITION LUCKY 13 RC ROOKIE REDEMPTION SP
$79.99
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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 Photograph Pricing:

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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 106
$349.99
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$719.99
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Paul Pierce Autographed Kansas Jayhawks 16x20 Signed Photo STEINER SPORTS COA
$191.00
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Paul Pierce Signed Boston Celtics 2008 CHAMPS Green Jersey Steiner Sports COA
$399.00
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Paul Pierce AUTO Signed Alternate Celtics Jersey (Steiner)
$599.99
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PAUL PIERCE SIGNED KANSAS JAYHAWKS FULL SIZE BASKETBALL PROOF AUTOGRAPH JSA
$299.99
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Signed NBA Basketball JSA
$249.99
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CELTICS PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #F77644
$64.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 6 106
$674.99
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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
$749.99
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Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 106
$449.99
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$799.99
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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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