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

2001-02 Upper Deck Ovation Superstar Warm-Ups #PP Paul Pierce - NM-MT
$5.00

2002-03 Fleer Authentix Jersey Game of the Week #7 Vince Carter Paul Pierce Jsy
$15.00

2010-11 Limited Threads Prime Paul Pierce #2 24 25 Celtics Nets Wizards
$14.39

Topps, Finest, Paul Pierce Rookie card Lot of 24 of 27 Diff, Boston Celtics
$14.99

1998-99 Upper Deck Encore #123 Paul Pierce RC PGA GEM MINT 10
$9.99

2001-02 Upper Deck Higher Ground 10-card NBA Insert Set Kobe Bryant Paul Pierce
$12.95

2014-15 PRIZM #140 PAUL PIERCE "ORANGE DIE-CUT" SP #8 139, WASHINGTON WIZARDS
$7.15

2013-14 PAUL PIERCE FLAWLESS SAPPHIRE BASE DIAMOND ENCASED SSP #8 10 NETS
$59.00

2005 Upper Deck All-Star Weekend Authentics Used Game Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
$14.99

PAUL PIERCE GRADED 10 GEM MINT ROOKIE CARD 1998-99 TOPPS FINEST CARD #235
$16.49

1998-99 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIES! TOPPS CHROME, ULTRA, BRILLIANTS, UD
$22.22

PAUL PIERCE 2005-06 TOPPS FIRST ROW SEPIA #05 25 RARE CELTICS INSERT CARD
$24.95

PAUL PIERCE 2005-06 UD REFLECTIONS GREEN 02 10 AUTO AUTOGRAPH
$58.90

06-07 Hot Prospects - PAUL PIERCE - WALLY SZCERBIAK - Jersey Patch CELTICS #d 10
$69.99

2012 13 Upper Deck Fleer Retro 96-97 Tradition Thrill Seekers #9 Paul Pierce
$14.95

2012 13 Upper Deck Fleer Retro 97-98 Ultra Court Masters #20 Paul Pierce
$11.95
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Rookie Cards

Paul Pierce Rookie Card Checklist


Top eBay Listings

Topps, Finest, Paul Pierce Rookie card Lot of 24 of 27 Diff, Boston Celtics
$14.99

1998-99 Upper Deck Encore #123 Paul Pierce RC PGA GEM MINT 10
$9.99

PAUL PIERCE GRADED 10 GEM MINT ROOKIE CARD 1998-99 TOPPS FINEST CARD #235
$16.49

lot 3 Paul Pierce rookie cards UD Encore #123 Skyox Metal #91 Boston Celtics
$6.99

Paul Pierce (5) Five Card Rookie Year Lot. 1998-99 Fleer Ultra Edge Bowman Topps
$7.50

PAUL PIERCE TOPPS FINEST COURT CONTROL ROOKIE RC CARD #597 750!
$25.00

1998 Upper Deck #321 Paul Pierce ROOKIE Celtics PGA GEM MINT 10
$7.99

Lot of 69 Kobe Bryant Tim Duncan Paul Pierce NBA Basketball Cards Rookie Jersey
$30.00

1998-99 TOPPS CHROME #135 PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE CARD RC CELTICS - PSA 9 (71710)
$17.95

1998-99 E-X Century 82 Paul Pierce Rookie RC Celtics
$11.99

1998-99 Fleer Brilliants Blue 110 Paul Pierce Rookie RC Celtics
$9.99

1998-99 Ultra 108 Paul Pierce Rookie RC Short Print Celtics
$7.99

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

1998 ULTRA GOLD MEDALLION PAUL PIERCE ROOKIE #108G GRADED PSA 8 NM-MT CELTICS
$10.00

PAUL PIERCE TWO ROOKIE CARD LOT 1998 COLLECTOR'S EDGE IMPULSE 1998-99 TOPPS
$6.95

PAUL PIERCE 1998-99 Finest Non-Protector Refractor Rookie Card #235 PSA Mint 9
$24.99
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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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Paul Pierce Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Paul Pierce Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

PAUL PIERCE Signed 16x20 Celtics Photo JSA
$89.99

THE TRUTH!!! Paul Pierce Signed BOSTON CELTICS 11x14 Photo PSA DNA
$115.00

PAUL PIERCE SIGNED BOSTON CELTICS 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH JSA COA
$64.95

Paul Pierce with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen signed poster Steiner Sports Auth.
$150.00

PAUL PIERCE CELTICS 1999 SKYBOX JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$95.00

Paul Pierce Signed NBA I O Adam Silver Basketball (Signed in Black) Steiner COA
$260.00

Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce Ray Allen Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Celtic
$262.49

Paul Pierce Signed Sports Illustrated 6 16 2008 "The Duel" Magazine Steiner COA
$69.99

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

Paul Pierce Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display UDA Celtics Wizards Kansas
$119.99

PAUL PIERCE SIGNED CANVAS 2008 NBA FINALS GM 6 CELTICS MVP JSA COA EXACT PROOF
$299.99

PAUL PIERCE KANSAS,CELTICS UDA COA SIGNED CARD
$100.00

PAUL PIERCE SIGNED AUTO BOSTON CELTICS #34 Green JERSEY JSA Letter #X19292
$299.99

Celtics Paul Pierce Signed Authentic 11X14 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #Q45183
$139.99

Celtics Paul Pierce Signed Authentic 8X10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #L66981
$64.99

Celtics Paul Pierce Signed Authentic 8X10 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #H37207
$64.99
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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.

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