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

2013 Panini Titanium Double-Double Jerseys 21 Paul Pierce 279 Brooklyn Nets 3z8
$6.25

2013 Panini Titanium Titanic Threads Jumbo 67 Paul Pierce 299 Brooklyn Nets 3z8
$6.50

2010 Absolute Memorabila #23 Paul Pierce 99 Boston Celtics Basketball Card 4h4
$10.20

2013-14 Panini Pinnacle Performers Jerseys 51 Paul Pierce Brooklyn Nets Card 0k8
$8.00

2003 Topps Contemporary Collection #TTD-PB Paul Pierce Marcus Banks 50 Card 0k8
$12.00

2003-04 Upper Deck Finite Gold #8 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Basketball Card 0k8
$6.00

2015-2016 DONRUSS "BACK TO THE FUTURE" PAUL PIERCE JERSEY PATCH 99 99! LAST MADE
$6.99

2006-07 Topps Trademark Moves Wood #44 Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Card 1m0
$5.00

PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE #343 1000 1998-99 UPPER DECK BLACK DIAMOND TRIPLE DIAMOND 101
$19.99

2013-14 Panini Court Kings Gallery of Stars Jerseys Prime 32 Paul Pierce 25 1m0
$9.99

PAUL PIERCE RC Topps Finest 1998 ROOKIE CARD Boston Celtics Basketball NETS
$14.45

Paul PIERCE ROOKIE CARD 1998 Fleer Ultra RC Boston Celtics BASKETBALL Draft Pick
$16.87

PAUL PIERCE Topps ROOKIE CARD RC Boston Celtics Kansas Jayhawks BASKETBALL
$13.33

2002-03 Hoops Hot Prospects Class Of Paul Pierce Vince Carter Jersey 375 - NM-MT
$12.50

E-X Paul Pierce BGS 10, the most perfect Pierce E-X rookie ever found!
$695.00

2014-15 Panini Flawless Paul Pierce 4 20 Alma Mater Diamond Base Rare Kansas SSP
$95.99
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


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PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE #343 1000 1998-99 UPPER DECK BLACK DIAMOND TRIPLE DIAMOND 101
$19.99

PAUL PIERCE RC Topps Finest 1998 ROOKIE CARD Boston Celtics Basketball NETS
$14.45

Paul PIERCE ROOKIE CARD 1998 Fleer Ultra RC Boston Celtics BASKETBALL Draft Pick
$16.87

PAUL PIERCE Topps ROOKIE CARD RC Boston Celtics Kansas Jayhawks BASKETBALL
$13.33

E-X Paul Pierce BGS 10, the most perfect Pierce E-X rookie ever found!
$695.00

1998-99 Fleer Brilliants Blue #110 Paul Pierce Rookie Mint (ref 4124)
$7.95

1998-99 E-X Century #82 Paul Pierce Rookie Mint (ref 4128)
$8.95

1998-99 SkyBox Premium Basketball #263 Paul Pierce RC
$8.00

PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 TOPPS FINEST ROOKIE GRADED GEM MINT 10 Celtics
$12.95

1998 99 PAUL PIERCE TOPPS ROOKIE! 10 CARD LOT. $40 BECKETT VALUE!
$14.99

1998 Stadium Club Paul Pierce #203 PSA 10 GEM MINT! ROOKIE CARD (RC) Celtics
$33.00

1998 SkyBox Paul Pierce #91 PSA 10 GEM MINT! Molten Metal ROOKIE CARD (RC)
$33.00

1998 Finest Paul Pierce #235 PSA 10 GEM MINT! ROOKIE CARD (RC) Boston Celtics
$33.00

1998 Press Pass Double Threat Rookie Scripts Paul Pierce Autograph Auto Card
$5.50

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

Super Rare !1998 Press Pass Autograph Paul Pierce RC 4 10 only!!!
$325.00
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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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Top eBay Listings

Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce Ray Allen Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA
$279.99

Paul Pierce Signed Spalding Basketball "08 NBA Champs" PSA DNA COA # 7A47448
$299.99

Paul Pierce signed Spalding Basketball w Insc. PSA DNA COA # 7A47443
$299.99

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

Paul Pierce Signed NBA I O Basketball Boston Celtics Nets LA Clippers Steiner
$75.00

Paul Pierce Signed 8x10 Photo JSA COA Boston Celtics Finals MVP Kansas Autograph
$39.99

PAUL PIERCE Signed "08 Finals MVP" Autograph Basketball PSA Witness COA Celtics
$236.99

PAUL PIERCE "95 All-American" Signed INGLEWOOD HS Jersey PSA DNA Witness COA
$236.99

PAUL PIERCE "The Truth" Inscription Signed CELTICS Jersey PSA DNA Witness COA
$236.99

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

PAUL PIERCE Signed CELTICS 16x20 Photo vs. Michael Jordan PSA DNA Witness COA
$138.25

PAUL PIERCE "08 Finals MVP" Signed CELTICS Auto 11x14 Photo PSA DNA Witness COA
$134.29

PAUL PIERCE "Rock Chalk Jayhawk" Signed KANSAS JAYHAWKS Jersey PSA Witness COA
$236.99

PAUL ANTHONY PIERCE * Full Name * Signed KANSAS JAYHAWKS Jersey PSA Witness COA
$315.21

Paul Pierce Signed Boston Celtics Home Jersey "08 Finals MVP" PSA DNA 7A47646
$279.99

Paul Pierce Signed Boston Celtics Jersey "08 Finals MVP" PSA DNA 7A47650
$279.99
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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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