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 00-01 STADIUM CLUB BEAM TEAM #417 500 RARE CELTICS INSERT CARD
$37.95

Washington Wizards 57 Card Auto Patch Rookie Lot John Wall Beal Paul Pierce Nene
$500.00

2013-14 INNOVATION #33 PAUL PIERCE "STAINED GLASS" INSERT, BROOKLYN NETS, 080314
$6.25

2012-13 Panini DRESS CODE game-used jersey - PAUL PIERCE - Boston Celtics
$14.99

2001-02 Upper Deck Ovation - Superstar Warm-Ups #PP Paul Pierce
$5.25

1998-99 Stadium Club Paul Pierce RC # 110
$5.00

15 1998 Topps Paul Pierce #135 Basketball Card 15 Rookies!
$6.99

1998-99 FLEER BRILLIANT COMPLETE SET VINCE CARTER DIRK NOWITSKI PAUL PIERCE RC
$17.99

2013-14 Prestige Bonus Shots Materials #2 Paul Pierce Jsy
$10.00

2003-04 Fleer Showcase Hot Hands Die Cut Paul Pierce GEM MINT 10!!!!!
$5.00

30 different cards team LOT No DUPES Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce
$5.00

PAUL PIERCE 2005-06 UPPER DECK ROOKIE DEBUT BLUE #D 150 CELTICS JERSEY
$7.99

2- 1998-99 Finest RCs- #230- Vince Carter & #235- Paul Pierce. Both MINT
$10.00

1998-99 Fleer Ultra World Premiere #2 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
$8.00

1998-99 Skybox Metal**PAUL PIERCE**ROOKIE**BGS 9**Wizards
$9.99

2014-15 Panini Prizm Paul Pierce MOJO Relic #62 Washington Wizards
$12.00
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


Top eBay Listings

Washington Wizards 57 Card Auto Patch Rookie Lot John Wall Beal Paul Pierce Nene
$500.00

1998-99 Stadium Club Paul Pierce RC # 110
$5.00

1998-99 FLEER BRILLIANT COMPLETE SET VINCE CARTER DIRK NOWITSKI PAUL PIERCE RC
$17.99

PAUL PIERCE 2005-06 UPPER DECK ROOKIE DEBUT BLUE #D 150 CELTICS JERSEY
$7.99

1998-99 Skybox Metal**PAUL PIERCE**ROOKIE**BGS 9**Wizards
$9.99

1998-99 Upper Deck Encore 123 Paul Pierce Rookie RC SP Celtics
$9.99

50 CARD NBA ROOKIE LOT JASON KIDD JOSH SMITH RAY ALLEN PAUL PIERCE CHANDLER
$9.99

1998-99 Bowman's Best Paul Pierce Rookie BOSTON CELTICS
$10.99

1998 99 Skybox Molten Metal #91 Paul Pierce ROOKIE Beckett 10 MINT
$8.99

(2 Card Lot) 1998-99 Topps Chrome Paul Pierce RC Rookie #135 & Topps #135 RC
$9.99

1998-99 TOPPS PAUL PIERCE AUTOGRAPHS ROOKIE RC BGS 9.5 AUTO 10 HOF CELTICS
$79.99

1998-99 SPX RADIANCE PAUL PIERCE GOLD ROOKIE RC CELTICS CARD #220 BGS-8
$26.99

1998-99 UD BLACK DIAMOND DOMINANCE PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE RC CARD #D2 NM-MINT 1000
$17.99

1998-99 UD BLACK DIAMOND PAUL PIERCE DOUBLE ROOKIE RC CARD #101 NM-MINT 2500
$13.49

PAUL PIERCE 98 TOPPS ROOKIE RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH CARD!
$85.00

NNO PROOF 98-99 St. Club FIRST DAY ISSUE Paul Pierce Boston Celtics RC
$25.00
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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

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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Paul Pierce Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Paul Pierce Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Paul Pierce Kansas Jayhawks signed PSA DNA magazine photo
$69.99

Paul Pierce Brooklyn Nets Signed 8x10 Photo Steiner COA
$169.99

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

PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTO 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC
$59.99

Paul Pierce SIGNED 8x10 Photo Boston Celtics PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$75.00

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

Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett Signed Celtic Pride 20x20 Collage Steiner COA
$329.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed 22x34 Starline Poster 2 JSA
$97.49

Paul Pierce Signed Watercolor Painting 22x30 Litho Steiner COA
$699.99

paul pierce hand signed basketball by steiner sports
$125.00

Paul Pierce Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Celtics PSA DNA #S27616
$69.00

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

Paul Pierce Signed Sports Illustrated 16x20 Photo Steiner Boston Celtics
$150.00

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

PAUL PIERCE Signed Celtics 8x10 Basketball Photo -JSA Authenticated #E03447
$55.00

PAUL PIERCE Signed 16x20 Celtics Photo JSA
$89.99
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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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