Ray Rice Football Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Ray Rice

Date of Birth: 1/22/1987
Rookie Card Year: 2008
Investment Rating: 2.0


Overview

Whether Ray Rice ever plays in the NFL again likely won't matter when it comes to collecting his cards and memorabilia. His image is not forever tainted by domestic abuse, something there is never an excuse for. It's a dark cloud that's going to follow the once promising running wherever he ends up.

After playing for Rutgers, Ray Rice was picked by Baltimore in the second round of the 2008 draft. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in four of his first five seasons. During that time span, Rice was also selected for the Pro Bowl three times. Having signed a long-term deal with the Ravens prior to the 2012 season, he looks to be part of the franchise' s long-term plans.

There is no shortage of options when it comes to Ray Rice cards. He has more than three dozen rookie cards, which can range in price from a couple of dollars all the way up to hundreds. From a value perspective, 2008 Upper Deck Exquisite, 2008 Playoff National Treasures and 2008 SP Authentic are among the most expensive and coveted by collectors. For those on a tighter budget, 2008 Topps Chrome and 2008 Upper Deck are both nice cards.

Top Ray Rice Rookie Cards

2008 Topps Triple Threads Ray Rice RC #112 Autograph Jersey #/89

2008 TTT Ray Rice RC 260x184 Image

Being serial numbered to just 89 total copies makes this one of Rice's most limited rookie cards. It features Triple Thread's patented three swatches of jersey and a sticker autograph in a horizontal layout.

2008 Playoff National Treasures Ray Rice RC #107 Autograph Patch #/99

2008 Playoff National Treasures Ray Rice RC Image

The large jersey patch, and on-card signature combine to deliver a solid choice for top RC. The vertical layout of the card lends itself nicely allowing for a sizable player image to be incorporated into the design. The card is serial numbered to 99.

2008 Upper Deck Exquisite Ray Rice RC #162 Autograph Patch #/199

2008 Exquisite Ray Rice RC Image

A beautiful card with all the bells and whistles a collector would expect; sizable multi-color jersey patch, on-card signature, serial numbering to 199 and a large player photo. The horizontal layout provides ample surface space for the various design elements.

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IU) 2008 Bowman Sterling RAY RICE RC Blue Ref
$6.95
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RAY RICE & STEVE SLATON 2008 SAGE SQUARED BIG EAST RIVAL RBs AUTOGRAPHED RC
$28.00
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Ray Rice Autographed 2008 Press Pass Bronze Auto On Card Rutgers Signature
$14.99
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2013 national treasures Ray Rice colossal prime patch #25 25 (ebay 1 1)
$14.99
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2013 PANINI ROOKIES & STARS RAY RICE #10 GEM MT 10 BY GMA RAVENS RB
$8.99
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2012 PANIN GRIDIRON FOOTBALL RAY RICE 53 250 SILVER NM-MT+ 8.5 BY GMA
$8.99
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2008 Topps Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens #352 ROOKIE CARD GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$7.99
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RAY RICE 2012 PANINI PRESTIGE #14 GEM MT 10 BY GMA RB BALTIMORE RAVENS
$7.99
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2008 Upper Deck Rookie Premiere #28 Ray Rice - Baltimore Ravens GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$10.99
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2008 UPPER DECK RAY RICE ROOKIE NM-MT8.5 BY GMA SUPERBOWL CHAMPS RB NICE CARD!!
$8.99
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2008 BOWMAN STERLING RAY RICE BLUE REFRACTOR ROOKIE BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$9.99
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Ray Rice Patch 2009 Upper Deck Game Day Gear #RR Ravens Star Rb Jersey Card
$6.50
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Rookie Cards

Ray Rice Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2008 Upper Deck Ray Rice Image

  • 2008 Bowman #186
  • 2008 Prestige #188
  • 2008 Score #374
  • 2008 SP Rookie Edition #146
  • 2008 Topps #352
  • 2008 Topps Kickoff #184
  • 2008 Topps Mayo #303
  • 2008 Topps Rookie Progression #200
  • 2008 Upper Deck #283
  • 2008 Upper Deck Draft Edition #85
  • 2008 Upper Deck First Edition #187
  • 2008 Upper Deck Heroes #185
  • 2008 Upper Deck Heroes #186

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2008 Select Ray Rice RC Image

Premium Rookie Cards

2008 Playoff National Treasures Ray Rice RC Image

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IU) 2008 Bowman Sterling RAY RICE RC Blue Ref
$6.95
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RAY RICE & STEVE SLATON 2008 SAGE SQUARED BIG EAST RIVAL RBs AUTOGRAPHED RC
$28.00
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2008 Topps Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens #352 ROOKIE CARD GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$7.99
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2008 Upper Deck Rookie Premiere #28 Ray Rice - Baltimore Ravens GEM MT 10 BY GMA
$10.99
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2008 UPPER DECK RAY RICE ROOKIE NM-MT8.5 BY GMA SUPERBOWL CHAMPS RB NICE CARD!!
$8.99
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2008 BOWMAN STERLING RAY RICE BLUE REFRACTOR ROOKIE BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$9.99
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SCF) 2008 Gridiron Gear RAY RICE RC Patch x2 40 50
$19.99
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2008 DONRUSS THREADS ROOKIE COLLECTION RAY RICE RAVENS #RCM-23 CARD. 401 500
$12.99
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Ray Rice 2008 Absolute Memorabilia RPM Jersey Ball Jersey 199 RC #279 Ravens
$6.99
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Ray Rice 2008 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor 150 RC #BC73 Ravens
$12.99
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Ray Rice 2008 Bowman Chrome Refractor RC #BC73 Ravens
$5.99
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Ray Rice 2008 Bowman Sterling Player-Worn Jersey Refractor 199 RC #153 Ravens
$9.99
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Autograph Guide

Ray Rice Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

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

Ray Rice Cut Signature Exemplar

Ray Rice Autograph Image

Ray Rice Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Ray Rice signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature is relatively consistent in character make-up with a right leaning signature.
  2. Classic cursive script is used through the signature; the pen lifts between first and last name
  3. The letter "R"'s sometimes vary in style but are usually equal in size
  4. The first "R" consists of a long first line that tails away to the left; that line is capped by the second at an upward angle of 45 degrees before beginning the down stroke
  5. The letter "a" is visible and often open at the top
  6. The "y" is clearly legible with a loop below the plane
  7. The second "R" is often more rushed and not always discernible
  8. The letters "i-c-e" are visible with the "e" typically closed and the "i" undotted

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RAY RICE & STEVE SLATON 2008 SAGE SQUARED BIG EAST RIVAL RBs AUTOGRAPHED RC
$28.00
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RAY RICE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED Ravens 8x10 PHOTO GAI COA
$47.99
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2008 SP Authentic Football Ray Rice Autographed Patch Rookie Card #227 999
$80.00
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Ray Rice Signed Baltimore Ravens Mini Helmet PSA Auto
$79.99
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Ravens AUTOGRAPHED receiver glove BALTIMORE RAVENS ray rice game used JSA coa
$99.99
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Ray Rice-signed helmet -- all proceeds to organization assisting battered women
$67.00
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Ray Rice signed Super Bowl 47 mini helmet Ravens
$39.99
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Ray Rice signed mini helmet Ravens
$39.99
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