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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Richard Petty - 2010 Leaf Sports Icons Update Autograph 40 50
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RICHARD PETTY NASCAR ROOKIE CARD 1ST CARD
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beautiful richard petty oil painting 16 X 20 on canvas
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Richard Petty Sportstar rare card
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2009 Press Pass Showcase 3rd Gear Richard Petty 50
$22.99
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1991 TRAKS RICHARD PETTY #42 Autograhp PSA DNA signed
$34.99
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Lot of 5 rare Richard Petty 1993 Action Packed cards 3 of them are Brailed
$14.95
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2006 Wheels RICHARD PETTY Autographs
$59.99
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Richard Petty STP 20th Anniversary Collectable Race Cards Traks Unopened 1991 x1
$10.00
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RICHARD PETTY 2010 PRESS PASS LEGENDS lasting legacy #175 RU SHOP SHIRT
$7.89
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BOX Of 100 SEALED SETS OF RICHARD PETTY STP 1992 FAN APPRECIATION TOUR Loc B-18
$27.50
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Richard Petty #43 Racing Champions Item No. 01125 Card Near Mint
$12.95
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RICHARD PETTY 2012 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER race worn MEMORABILIA CARD
$6.89
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Richard Petty,2009 Press Pass Authentic Autograph,#9 of 25 produced,200th win
$29.43
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1991 PRO SET OFFICIAL PETTY FAMILY RACING COLLECTION SEALED BOX 8-50 CARD SETS
$9.95
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Richard Petty Nascar Collector Cards - FREE Card Protectors
$40.00
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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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Richard Petty Signed Goodyear Mini Tire JSA COA
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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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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 STP THE KING Signed 11x14 PSA DNA COA
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Dale Earnhardt Richard Petty Signed 8x10 Photo Autographed Auto GFA (PSA, JSA)
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1992 Food Lion Richard "THE KING" Petty Signed Auto Card PSA DNA Slabbed
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Richard Petty STP RACING Signed 8x10 PSA DNA COA
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THE KING RICHARD PETTY Signed NASCAR RACING AMERICA FLAG 8x10 PHOTO 3 JSA SOA
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Richard Petty, Signed Plymouth "43" Model, Assembled, JSA Cert, Decent
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Richard Petty STP HOF NASCAR LEGEND Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA COA
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Richard Petty signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA Slabbed auto NASCAR Legend
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RICHARD PETTY NASCAR SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W24611
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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

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