Reggie Miller Rookie Card and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Reggie Miller

Date of Birth: 8/24/1965
Rookie Card Year: 1988-89
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Reggie Miller cards and memorabilia lurk in the shadows compared to some of his generation's peers like Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. But now that he's in the Hall of Fame, it might not be a bad idea to check them out. They likely won't make huge gains, but he's one of the game's greatest competitors.

When it comes to clutch players, few have a better reputation for coming up big than Miller. A product of the UCLA Bruins, the three-point specialist spent his entire 17-year professional playing career with the Indiana Pacers. When he retired from the NBA in 2005, he was the league's all-time leader for three-point field goals (Ray Allen has since passed him).

Although the five-time All-Star failed to bring an NBA Championship to Indiana, he did help make the team extremely competitive. The Pacers reached the 2000 NBA Finals, but lost to Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.

Miller's rivalry with filmmaker Spike Lee, a long-time Knicks fan, became a thing of legend. Miller's dominance over the Knicks during the 1995 playoffs became a thing of legend thanks, in part, to Lee's taunts. It even became the subject of an ESPN documentary. Image Miller also published an autobiography, I Love Being the Enemy Image, in 1999.

Reggie Miller cards are somewhat overlooked in the hobby. He has just one rookie card, which is found in 1988-89 Fleer Basketball. The card is very reasonably priced, especially when you consider he's one of the best players of his generation. While the soft price for the card does offer a potential for growth, a better bet is Reggie Miller autographs.

He has relatively few certified autograph cards. Most that show up go for at least $100. Reggie Miller signed memorabilia is extremely rare and commands a premium. Now that he's a Hall of Famer, many collectors will be looking to add his signature to their collections. If the rise in demand isn't met with more supply, collectors can expect to pay even higher prices for Reggie Miller autographs in the years to come. Because Miller's autographs are so tough, collectors should be especially diligent to make sure any items they consider come with legitimate authenticity.

Reggie Miller Rookie Cards

1988-89 Fleer Basketball #57

Reggie Miller has just one rookie card. It's an ugly one too. But for those that collect Reggie Miller cards, there's no other option. Ugly borders, horribly dated fonts and a drab photo all work against the Hall of Famer, at least in the appearance department. However, with no other choice to be found, there's also no competition. Ungraded copies are very cheap, often going for well under $20. This can go about to a few hundred for top-grade copies from PSA and BGS.

1988 89 Fleer Reggie Miller 214x300 Image

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2013-14 Fleer Retro Skybox Premium Meltdown - Reggie Miller
$5.00
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2013-14 Fleer Retro Universe Maximum Metal - Reggie Miller
$5.00
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Reggie Miller - Big Card Lot Of 222 Cards - Lot #1 - "1989-90 to 2004-05" Pacers
$44.95
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Reggie Miller - Big Card Lot Of 285 Cards - Lot #2 "1989-90 to 2000-01" Pacers
$54.95
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1993-94 Panini Stickers Indiana Pacers Team Set 9 Cards Reggie Miller MINT
$6.50
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1997-98 Upper Deck Indiana Pacers Team Set 12 Cards Reggie Miller Rik Smits Chri
$6.00
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2002-03 Fleer Tradition Indiana Pacers Team Set 10 Cards Reggie Miller Jermaine
$6.50
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1997 Finest #240 Reggie Miller Indiana
$9.50
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1998-99 Topps Indiana Pacers Team Set 8 Cards Reggie Miller Mint
$6.00
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MAGIC Johnson Rodman & Reggie Miller 8X10 "Dream Team ll" Print - Framed & Clean
$14.99
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REGGIE MILLER 94 FLAIR USA BASKETBALL CARDS
$15.00
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Reggie Miller 1998-99 UD Ionix Skyonix #S9 Refractor Style BGS 9.5 Beckett
$19.00
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Reggie Miller 2002-03 Topps Pristine Gold Refractors Die Cut #14 62 99 BGS 9
$38.00
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1998-99 Topps East West Refractors #EW20 Reggie Miller Jim Jackson
$9.99
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REGGIE MILLER 2013-14 UD RETRO 16 50 PRECIOUS METAL GEMS BLUE
$8.99
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1998 Upper Deck Holding Court Red Michael Jordan-Reggie Miller #1644 near mint
$10.79
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Autograph Guide

Reggie Miller Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Reggie Miller'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.

Reggie MillerĀ  Cut Signature Exemplar

Reggie Miller Autograph Image

Reggie Miller Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Reggie Miller 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 entire signature is written on a relatively horizontal plane in cursive.
  2. The letter "R" is defined by its Oval shaped, but open loop and the small line indicating where the pen starts.
  3. the "letter" is is clearly legible as are the two "g"'s that resemble figure eights.
  4. The letter "i" is implied and the ending "e" is visible.
  5. He often inscribes his signature with his jersey number "#31."

Reggie Miller Signed Memorabilia

Collectors looking to purchase authentic autograph memorabilia of Reggie Miller are encouraged to be extremely cautious. Despite being a fan favorite during the 1990's due to his noteworthy play and demonstrative demeanor, Reggie Miller has very few, trustworthy autographed items in the marketplace.

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Reggie Miller Pacers HOF 1994 Stadium Club Card PSA DNA Signed Auto
$49.99
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PACERS REGGIE MILLER AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA SLABBED
$149.99
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Reggie Miller 1988 1989 Fleer signed autographed card PSA DNA Pacers
$399.99
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PACERS REGGIE MILLER AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1989 FLEER #65 PSA DNA SLABBED
$129.99
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Reggie Miller Signed Cut Basketball PSA DNA COA Autograph Pacers UCLA Bruins USA
$119.99
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Reggie Miller Signed 8.5x11 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W83306
$99.00
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Reggie Miller Autographed Signed 1990 Hoops Card PSA DNA #65088036
$139.00
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1988-89 Topps REGGIE MILLER Autograph Auto Signed PSA DNA Rookie Card RC
$199.99
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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