Rookie Card Year: 1988-89
Investment Rating: 7.0
Reggie Miller cards and memorabilia lurk in the shadows compared to some of his generation's peers like Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. However, Reggie Miller cards could be on the rise thanks to his 2012 election into the Professional Basketball Hall of Fame.
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. Miller also published an autobiography, I Love Being the Enemy, 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 Card Guide
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 of the 1988-89 Fleer Reggie Miller rookie card can be found for under $10. Professionally graded PSA 9 and BGS 9 copies have moved into the $35-50 range. 1988-89 Fleer is a tough set to grade, making Gem Mint copies rare and pricey. Expect to pay $250+ for a PSA 10 1988-89 Fleer Reggie Miller rookie.
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.
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