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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8 9 Skybox Precious Metal Gem Green Paul Pierce #'d 08 10
$350.00
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2009 10 Panini Certified PAUL PIERCE Fabric of the Game Patch 6 50 Celtics SP
$19.99
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1998 TOPPS #135 PAUL PIERCE RC PSA 9 K1635623-536
$5.99
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Upper deck 2008 6 player jersey card Paul Pierce Dirk Nowitzki Vince Carter
$11.95
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LEBRON JAMES LARRY BIRD DR J 6 SP GAME USED JERSEY CARD #d99 PAUL PIERCE OJ MAYO
$44.95
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2002-03 FLEER AUTHENTIX CLUB BOX PAUL PIERCE #85 , CELTICS !! BOX # 46
$10.99
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1998 Upper Deck Encore Rookie Encore, Insert #RE-3, Paul Pierce L-162
$7.95
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PAUL PIERCE 2010 FAMOUS FABRICS NUMEROLOGY GAME USED PATCH SP 9
$59.99
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Paul Pierce Game Used Ball Kansas Celtics Nets
$7.00
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2010-11 National Treasures All Decade #19 Paul Pierce 06 25 Boston Celtics
$9.95
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Paul Pierce Abdur Rahim Grant Hill Rookie Card Lot Psa 9
$50.00
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2009-10 Topps Championship Material Paul Pierce Game Used Jersey
$12.00
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2008 Topps Trademark Moves Chris Bosh Patch 7 25 Sick Card made of WOOD
$6.75
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1999-00 Ultra Gold Medallion #120 Paul Pierce
$5.00
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2005 06 SP Game Used #PP Paul Pierce Authentic Fabrics Patch #36 75
$45.95
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1998 99 TOPPS PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD LOT (11 CARD #135) NM TO NM MT CELTICS
$18.70
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


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1998 TOPPS #135 PAUL PIERCE RC PSA 9 K1635623-536
$5.99
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1998 Upper Deck Encore Rookie Encore, Insert #RE-3, Paul Pierce L-162
$7.95
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Paul Pierce Abdur Rahim Grant Hill Rookie Card Lot Psa 9
$50.00
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1998 99 TOPPS PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD LOT (11 CARD #135) NM TO NM MT CELTICS
$18.70
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PAUL PIERCE 30 CARD ROOKIE LOT KANSAS, CELTICS, WASHINGTON WIZARDS -ALL MINT RC
$36.95
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Paul Pierce, Rookie Cards, Topps Finest and Fleer Ultra
$20.00
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Paul Pierce Boston Celtics 1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 3 #29 Rookie Card RC psa 8
$9.99
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Celtics Lot-Paul Pierce RC Robert Parish Larry Bird McHale - Ryan Gomes Auto SPx
$14.88
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PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 Finest Non-Protector Refractor Rookie Card #235 PSA Mint 9
$35.00
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14 Paul Pierce Rookie Cards (RC)
$13.99
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Paul Pierce, RC 1998-99 Upper Deck Ovation Gold 093 1000 Boston Celtics
$20.00
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Paul Pierce 98-99 Finest Refractor Rookie RC BGS 9 Mint! Ref Go Celtics!
$55.00
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LOT OF (12) PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 TOPPS BASKETBALL #135 RC PLUS 6 MORE TOTAL 18
$24.99
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1998 99 UPPER DECK SPX FINITE # 0764 1500 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD MINT!!
$19.99
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1998-99 Upper Deck Encore #123 Paul Pierce RC
$5.00
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1998-99 Upper Deck #321 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 Photograph Pricing:

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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 AUTO Signed Alternate Celtics Jersey (Steiner)
$399.99
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PAUL PIERCE SIGNED KANSAS JAYHAWKS FULL SIZE BASKETBALL PROOF AUTOGRAPH JSA
$299.99
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Paul Pierce AUTO Signed Alternate Celtics Jersey (Steiner)
$599.99
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Paul Pierce Autographed Kansas Jayhawks 16x20 Signed Photo STEINER SPORTS COA
$191.00
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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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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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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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