Richard Petty Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Richard Petty

Date of Birth: 7/2/1937
Rookie Card Year: 1988
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

To many NASCAR fans, he will always be "The King." Richard Petty trading cards and memorabilia are remain highly collectible despite the fact that he last raced in 1992. A look at his career achievements is all the proof you need to justify his nickname and place in the hobby. Petty won the Daytona 500 seven times and the NASCAR Championship (Winston Cup/Grand National) seven times. No other stock car driver has come close to these lofty numbers.

The 1988 Maxx Richard Petty is widely recognized as his first mainstream rookie card. He had some oddball and regionally distributed cards dating back to the early 1970s, however these are rare and not traditional cards.

Richard Petty's first certified autograph card is from the 1992 Traks set. It is also signed by Dale Earnhardt Sr, making it one of the most legendary autographed pairings in racing card history.

In 2006, Press Pass issued Richard Petty's first memorabilia card. It features swatches from one of his iconic hats and is numbered to 99.

Richard Petty's autographed memorabilia continues to see strong demand. He has been a longtime ambassador of NASCAR and a willing signer at the track and other race events. He has occasionally appeared at larger signing events as well.

Richard Petty Rookie Card

1988 Maxx Racing Richard Petty RC #43

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While you can find some earlier Richard Petty cards, they're not very traditional. For example, there's an UNO playing card from 1983. Sure, it's a card but it's more closely related to a playing card. As a result, the consensus on the 1988 Maxx Richard Petty is his rookie card. Petty has other cards within the set as well. Two showcase images of his famous blue and red STP car. Another pairs him with fellow racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr.

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2014 Press Pass Five Star Racing Richard Petty Base Card 15
$16.95
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Richard Petty "Racing Champ" 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Relic Card #AGR-RPE MINT
$15.00
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1992 Food Lion Nascar Richard Petty April N. Carolina Trading Card Case 4 Boxes
$16.49
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Richard Petty 1988 MAXX Card #43 PSA GEM MINT 10 Rookie Card - RARE
$79.99
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Richard Petty, 20th Anniversary album,13 pages,0ver 100 cards, TRAK
$19.99
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1986 SPORTSTAR PHOTO-GRAPHICS RICHARD PETTY NO ADDRESS VARIATION ERROR RARE HOF
$12.00
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1993 Richard Petty,24 KT.Gold Action Packed,#16G,The Last Lap,very nice card
$9.28
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2010 Press Pass #106 Richard Petty Kasey Kahne H
$5.00
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Richard Petty Autograph 2014 Press Pass Redline Auto Racing 01 25 NASCAR
$25.00
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1991 STP richard petty
$5.99
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Ruth5522-114 pro racing Richard Petty, 6 UNCIRCULATED POSTCARDS
$5.99
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NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Jeff Gordon Richard Petty Racing Cards Cars Lot Rusty USA
$13.89
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Ruth5522-122 pro racing Richard Petty METAMORPHOSIS COLLECTOR CARDS-7 cards
$5.99
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RICHARD PETTY 1992 FAN APPRECIATION TOUR, N Wilkesboro, NC *UNOPENED* 96pks 4 pk
$19.95
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RICHARD PETTY 1992 FAN APPRECIATION TOUR, Talladega UNOPENED-96 pks, 4 cards pk
$19.95
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Richard Petty Superior Performance Racing Metals 4103 of 10,000 Silver Edition
$85.00
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Autograph Guide

Richard Petty Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Richard Petty 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, Steiner, Tristar, NASCAR and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Richard Petty Cut Signature Exemplar

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Richard Petty Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Richard Petty signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature does have two fairly distinct versions. However, regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features.

  1. It is a very flamboyant signature with lots of loops, swoops and flair. There is no mistaking a Richard Petty autograph.
  2. When the signature is stacked (first name over the last) it is often easier to read and make out individual letters.
  3. He uses cursive for most of the letters. The added flair is on the first and last initials, for the most part.
  4. Individual letter analysis is tricky.
  5. Because of the dynamic and unique signature, the autograph should be analyzed as a whole.

Richard Petty Signed Photograaph Pricing

Active Listings for Richard Petty Signed Photographs

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Junior Johnson & Richard Petty DUAL SIGNED 8x10 Photo NASCAR PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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RICHARD PETTY HAND SIGNED MAGAZINE PHOTO AUTO PSA COA
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Richard Petty SIGNED 11x14 Photo + 200 Wins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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RICHARD PETTY HAND SIGNED COLLECTORS PLATE AUTOGRAPHED PSA COA
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RICHARD PETTY SIGNED COMMEMORTIVE PLATE PSA COA NASCAR
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2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Nascar Richard Petty #61 Signed PSA DNA Autograph
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RICHARD PETTY Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Picture Photo Nascar Daytona PSA DNA
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Richard Petty Signed Signature Card JSA AUTO Autograph
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Richard Petty HOF NASCAR Legend Signed 8x10 Photo Framed Display PSA COA W 22547
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2012 Allen & Ginter Richard Petty Signed Trading Card PSA DNA Slabbed
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Richard Petty Signed Goodyear Mini Tire JSA COA
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NASCAR RICHARD PETTY HOF SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED Legends Magazine JSA COA F74146
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Richard Petty STP THE KING Signed 11x14 PSA DNA COA
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RICHARD PETTY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO + HOF 2010 RARE INSCRIPTION PSA DNA
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1992 Food Lion Richard "THE KING" Petty Signed Auto Card PSA DNA Slabbed
$59.99
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2012 Goodwin Champions Signed Richard Petty PSA DNA PSA 10 NASCAR
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Die-Cast Cars

Richard Petty Die-Cast Cars

Die-cast cars have an incredible collector following amongst NASCAR collectors and fans alike. Richard Petty has had numerous cars created over the years in different degrees of quality and scale. The most popular scales are 1/24 and 1/64. Die-cast cars can vary significantly in price. The more detailed the car, the more expensive the price.

Active Listings for Richard Petty Die-Cast Cars

Richard Petty 1957 Oldsmobile Convertible Diecast  68419.1392155175.1280.1280 260x169 Image  1964 petty plymouth 260x206 Image

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