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).

Paul Pierce Cards and Memorabilia Guide

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.

Paul Pierce Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Top eBay Listings

Paul Pierce 2002-03 Ultimate Collection Jerseys Gold 10 50
$30.00

Paul Pierce 1998 SP Top Prospects Vital Signs
$30.00

2012-13 Fleer Retro Paul Pierce Thrill Seekers!!
$19.99

2009-10 Panini Certified #9 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics GOLD TEAM 500
$5.00

(4) Mint 2012-13 Prestige East All-Stars Paul Pierce, Carmelo. D. Williams, Iggi
$12.00

2012-13 Fleer Retro 99-00 Ultra Fresh Ink #UFIPP Paul Pierce Jayhawks Clippers
$28.00

2012-13 Fleer Retro 99-00 Flair Showcase Fresh Ink #SFIPP Paul Pierce Jayhawks
$28.00

1998-99 TOPPS CHROME #135 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD RC CELTICS, PSA 9 MINT (27364)
$18.36

Backsetball Card Lot - Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Derek Fisher Rookie Card
$23.99

2001-02 Stadium Club Touch of Class #TCPP Paul Pierce - NM-MT
$6.00

2001-02 Fleer Marquee Banner Season Memorabilia #PP Paul Pierce - NM-MT
$5.00

Paul Pierce 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Nuggets PRIME 2 color GU Patch #d 14 25
$29.99

2002-03 SPx Winning Combos #PPAW Paul Pierce Antoine Walker - NM-MT
$6.00

2002-03 SPx Winning Materials #PPW Paul Pierce Shirt WU - NM-MT
$6.00

2002-03 Stadium Club Frequent Flyers Relics #FFPP Paul Pierce 700 - NM-MT
$5.00

2002-03 Upper Deck All-Star Authentics Jerseys #PPAJ Paul Pierce Jsy - NM-MT
$7.50
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

1998-99 TOPPS CHROME #135 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD RC CELTICS, PSA 9 MINT (27364)
$18.36

Backsetball Card Lot - Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Derek Fisher Rookie Card
$23.99

1998-99 Fleer Brilliants #110 Paul Pierce RC
$6.00

1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 3 #29 Paul Pierce Graded 10 Rookie
$20.00

1998 Upper Deck Paul Pierce Rookie Autograph Card Kansas Celtics
$16.99

1998-99 Stadium Club Prime Rookies #P10 Paul Pierce RC Card
$15.60

1998 UPPER DECK IONIX RC SP 15 DIF W PIERCE PAUL BIBBY JAMISON WILLIAMS
$13.25

1998-99 FLEER FLAIR SHOWCASE ROW 3 #29 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE RC GEM MINT 10 USA
$10.52

PAUL PIERCE RC 1998-99 20ct UPPER DECK ENCORE SC CHROME BRILLIANTS TOPPS celtic
$28.99

1998-99 Upper Deck #321 Paul Pierce RC - NM-MT
$6.00

1998 SAGE Paul Pierce Autograph Auto GOLD 45 RC Celtics Kansas Jayhawks HOF?
$65.00

1998-99 Ultra #108 Paul Pierce RC Rookie
$7.74

1998-99 Topps #135 Paul Pierce RC Rookie
$7.74

1998-99 Upper Deck Encore #145 Paul Pierce Rookie
$7.74

1998-99 SP Authentic Rookie F X Paul Pierce Celtics RC Rookie 3500 BGS 9.5
$11.50

(9) CARD LOT 1998 Press Pass Double Threat Jackpot #J4B Paul Pierce ROOKIE, RC!
$17.99
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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

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."

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Top eBay Listings

Paul Pierce Signed Brooklyn Nets Jumping Toward Basket 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$209.99

Paul Pierce Hand Signed Autographed kansas Jayhawks Road Chalk Jersey PSA DNA
$199.99

SIGNED Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett CELTIC PRIDE 28X28 FRAMED Collage-STEINER COA
$399.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed 22 x 34 Boston Celtics Poster JSA
$69.99

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics signed 8x10 Big dunk JSA
$60.00

Paul Pierce Signed NBA I O Basketball Boston Celtics Nets LA Clippers Steiner
$115.00

Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #T14818
$139.00

Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce Ray Allen Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA
$349.99

Lebron James Hand Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo Heat VS Paul Pierce UDA 106
$399.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed "08 Finals MVP" Autograph Basketball PSA Witness COA Celtics
$299.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed "The Truth" Inscription Basketball PSA Witness COA Celtics
$299.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed 2-Inscription NBA Game Basketball PSA DNA Witness COA Celtics
$399.99

PAUL PIERCE "95 All-American" Signed INGLEWOOD HS Jersey PSA DNA Witness COA
$299.99

PAUL PIERCE "The Truth" Inscription Signed CELTICS Jersey PSA DNA Witness COA
$299.99

Paul Pierce Celtics Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto Steiner
$59.00

PAUL PIERCE "08 Finals MVP" Signed CELTICS Auto 11x14 Photo PSA DNA Witness COA
$169.99
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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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