Phil Simms Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Phil Simms

Date of Birth: 11/3/1954
Rookie Card Year: 1980
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

When you play your entire 14-year NFL career with a team whose fan base is as rabid as the New York Giants, you better walk away from your career a champion. Phil Simms did just that, twice. He led the Giants to Super Bowl victories in 1987 and 1991. As a result, his football cards and autographed memorabilia hold a special place with Giants fans and collectors.

Phil Simms rookie card is from the 1980 Topps Football set. In addition, he has a couple of regional and team issued cards from his early days with the team.

His first certified autograph card was included in 1991 Pro Line Portraits. The set has been a collector favorite for years due to its deep autograph checklist and on-card signatures.

Simms' first game-used memorabilia cards were released in 1999 Leaf Certified. They are part of the Gridiron Gear insert set and are serial numbered to 300.

Phil Simms' autographed memorabilia is still popular with collectors long after his retirement from the game. He has maintained a public persona as a CBS Sports commentator and occasionally participates in larger signing events.

Phil Simms Rookie Card Checklist

1980 Topps Phil Simms RC #225

The 1980 Topps Football set is known for its lack of rookie stars. Simms is the only standout in the entire set and poor centering is common across the product. As a result, professionally graded cards earning high-grades do sell for a premium, particularly Simms' RC.

1980 Topps Phil Simms RC 215x300 Image

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1981 Topps Football Rookie Card Phil Simms New York Giants #55
$5.00
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2009 Upper Deck Black PHIL SIMMS 1of1 Auto Patch Card 1 1 Football NFL Autograph
$799.00
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2011 panini nfl icons phil Simms patch auto numbered 3 10
$8.39
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1980 Fleer Football - Lot Of 14 Cards & 4 Stickers. Includes Phil Simms RC.
$6.99
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PSA 10 Phil Simms 3-card lot, all Pop 1, New York Giants, 1994 Score, 1993 Club+
$44.99
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PHIL SIMMS 2012 ABSOLUTE NFL ICONS GIANTS AUTO AUTOGRAPH 7 25
$8.00
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1985 TOPPS #123 PHIL SIMMS PSA 8
$10.00
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1980 TOPPS FOOTBALL # 225 PHIL SIMMS PSA 8 (OC)
$11.99
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1980 Topps Football Complete Set w Phil Simms Rookie (528) (NM MT)
$48.92
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1980 Topps Football Rack Pack 48 Cards Possible Phil Simms Rookie Card
$14.98
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1980 Topps Football Rack Pack 48 Cards Possible Phil Simms Rookie Card
$14.98
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1980 Topps Football Rack Pack 48 Cards Possible Phil Simms Rookie Card
$14.98
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1980 Topps Football Rack Pack 48 Cards Possible Phil Simms Rookie Card
$14.98
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1980 Topps Football Rack Pack 48 Cards Possible Phil Simms Rookie Card
$14.98
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1989 Frito Lay Test Sticker Phil Simms New York Giants Morehead State University
$75.00
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1980 TOPPS FOOTBALL # 225 PHIL SIMMS ( SUPER NICE ) LOOK
$8.99
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Autograph Guide

Phil Simms Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Phil Simms'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Phil Simms Cut Signature Exemplar:

Phil Simms Signature Example Image

Phil Simms Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Phil Simms signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Phil Simms Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is dominated by the initials "P" and "S," which are clearly legible.
  2. The "P" uses a single flowing line in a curve to create the letter.
  3. The top of the "S" intersects the "P." The bottom portion of the "S" comes to a point in the center to create a large loop.
  4. The other letters of both the first and last names are scribbled.
  5. A dot is visible to imply the "i" in both names.
  6. He often inscribes his jersey number "#11"

Phil Simms Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Phil Simms Signed Footballs

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Phil Simms Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Phil Simms Signed Jerseys

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Phil Simms Signed Helmet Pricing:

Active Listings for Phil Simms Signed Helmets

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Phil Simms Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Phil Simms Signed Photographs

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Steiner Phil Simms Signed New York Giants Mini Helmet
$209.99
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GIANTS PHIL SIMMS AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1993 TOPPS #350 PSA DNA SLABBED
$34.99
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1980 Fleer Phil Simms PSA DNA signed rookie card New York Giants
$49.99
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2000 FLEER GREATS PHIL SIMMS SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA CARD 83134751
$99.99
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Phil Simms Signed Official NFL New Duke Football Steiner Hologram CTBL 011671
$309.99
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Phil Simms Signed New York Giants 16x20 Photo SB XXI MVP Custom Framed PSA Holog
$279.99
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Phil Simms Signed New York Giants Full Size Replica Helmet Steiner Hologram CTBL
$339.99
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Phil Simms Signed New York Giants Proline Helmet Steiner Hologram CTBL 004673a
$509.99
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Phil Simms signed 11x14 Shell Print New York Giants Autographed JSA Cert
$49.99
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PHIL SIMMS (N.Y. Giants) signed mini helmet w PSA COA
$79.95
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PHIL SIMMS NEW YORK GIANTS SB MVP AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LOGO FOOTBALL 1 JSA
$93.49
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PHIL SIMMS NEW YORK GIANTS THROWBACK SBXXI MVP SIGNED FULL SIZE HELMET 1 JSA
$212.49
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PHIL SIMMS AUTO SIGNED SIZE XL BLUE JERSEY NY GIANTS NEW YORK PSA DNA CERTIFIED
$129.99
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Phil Simms Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Giants PSA DNA #S50518
$49.00
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Phil Simms Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Giants PSA DNA #S50517
$49.00
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Phil Simms Signed New York Giants Throwback Jersey JSA COA
$164.95
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More Info

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