Priest Holmes Cards, Rookie Cards, Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Priest Holmes

Date of Birth: 10/7/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1998
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Priest Holmes spent 11 seasons in the NFL. He initially played for the Baltimore Ravens who signed him as an undrafted free agent. His career really took off after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001. Known for his grinding work ethic, Priest Holmes cards and memorabilia are well respected by collectors. His career was cut short by injury but not before racking-up 86 touchdowns.

Holmes has three rookie card from 1998 products. They include: Collector's Edge Masters, Pacific Paramount and Playoff Contenders. His Collector's Edge card is serial numbered to 5,000. In addition to his rookie cards, Holmes also has several inserts in 1998 sets.

Priest Holmes' first certified autograph cards were produced in 1999. Donruss, Fleer, Score and Upper Deck each included his signature in various products. His most popular early autograph card is from 1999 SP Signature Edition. A rarer Gold parallel of the card also exists.

His first memorabilia card can be found in 2000 Absolute. He has a game-used Leather & Laces insert card numbered to 175 and a parallel that has just ten copies.

Priest Holmes had a tremendous fan following during his career. His autographed memorabilia still remains very popular.

Priest Holmes Rookie Card Checklist

1998 Collector's Edge Masters Priest Holmes RC #14 #/5,000

1998 Collectors Edge Priest Holmes RC 211x300 Image

Releasing at a time when serial numbered base cards were still something of a novelty, this Priest Holmes rookie card is numbered to 5,000. It also has six parallels, some of which are extremely rare.

1998 Pacific Paramount Priest Holmes RC #20

1998 Paramount Priest Holmes RC 215x300 Image

Featuring a clean design with a full-bleed photo, this card also runs the parallel gamut. Besides the base rookie, there are four parallels, none of which are numbered.

1998 Playoff Contenders Priest Holmes RC #5

1998 Playoff Contenders Priest Holmes RC 212x300 Image

This is the most popular Priest Holmes rookie card. It is also the one that's most often submitted for grading. The card has four parallels: Proof, Red, Gold (#/25), and Registered Exchange (#/8).

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2005 Upper Deck MVP Predictors #MVP38 Priest Holmes Chiefs Comes in Hard Case
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Priest Holmes 2005 Topps Total Kansas City Chiefs PRISTINE card
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Topps 2003 Priest Holmes Record Breaker Card
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Priest Holmes - GU Jersey Card Names Of The Game
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PRIEST HOLMES 1999 SP SIGNATURE AUTOGRAPH
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PRIEST HOLMES 1999 SCORE SUPPLEMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AUTOGRAPH
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PRIEST HOLMES 1999 DONRUSS PRIVATE SIGNINGS AUTOGRAPH
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2000 Ultra Baltimore Ravens Team Set Priest Holmes
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Priest Holmes 1999 Prestige EXP Reflections Silver #3166 3250 Ravens
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2004 UPPER DECK SPX PRIEST HOLMES UD PROMO
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99 Donruss Baltimore Ravens Team Set Priest Holmes
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99 Leaf Rookies & Stars Baltimore Ravens Team Set Priest Holmes
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Priest Holmes 2002 Upper Deck All Star Authentics Jersey Card! GU JSY Chiefs NFL
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1999 Pacific #32 Priest Holmes 13 75 - Ravens
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Autograph Guide

Priest Holmes Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Priest Holmes autograph 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. Some 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.

Priest Holmes Cut Signature Exemplar

Priest Holmes Signature Example 260x127 Image

Priest Holmes Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Priest Holmes signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. However, the signature can vary depending on the type of item being signed. This is especially true with trading cards, where his signature becomes more abbreviated. Regardless of the type of item signed or when in his career, look for these signature characteristics:

Priest Holmes Signature Characteristics

  1. It is a very large and unique signature.
  2. The letter "P" often takes on a kidney bean shape, with the top being more narrow than the bottom.
  3. You can easily discern the remaining letters of the first name.
  4. The "i" is not dotted.
  5. The "t" has a wide crossing line.
  6. The "H" looks more like a giant "S."
  7. The letters "l" and "m" are legible.
  8. The other letters are more implied.
  9. His jersey number "33" is often inscribed.

Priest Holmes Signed Football Pricing:

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Priest Holmes Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Priest Holmes Signed Autographed White Panel NFL Football TriStar COA
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Priest Holmes Signed Chiefs Jersey Tristar Coa
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PRIEST HOLMES AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 16x20 PHOTO JSA K45294
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PRIEST HOLMES AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 16X20 PHOTO JSA K45271
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PRIEST HOLMES AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 16X20 PHOTO JSA K45244
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PRIEST HOLMES- SIGNED-AUTOGRAPHED MINI- FOOTBALL CASE JSA CERT
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Priest Holmes Signed Framed 11x17 Photo Display JSA Chiefs Texas
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PRIEST HOLMES AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 16x20 PHOTO JSA K45171
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More Info

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