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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2007 Press Pass RICHARD PETTY Signings Autograph
$59.99
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Collectible 1992 Food Lion Nascar Richard Petty March Trading Card
$13.50
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COLLECTIBLE 1992 FOOD LION RICHARD PETTY FAN APPRECIATION TOUR CARDS
$13.50
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2014 Five Star Aric Almirola Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Booklet 1 5
$225.00
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RICHARD PETTY 2012 UD Upper Deck ALL-TIME GREATS Blue Parallel 10 Auto Racing
$5.99
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1979 Nascar Winston Cup Champion Richard Petty Metallic Impressions Metal Card
$5.00
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NASCAR RICHARD(KING) PETTY FAMILY SET,AND 20 1991 20TH ANIVERSARY PACKS WITH BOX
$24.00
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1972 Nascar Winston Cup Champion Richard Petty Metallic Impressions Metal Card
$5.00
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beautiful 16 X 20 richard petty oil painting AWESOME
$65.00
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Lot of 100 NASCAR Cards Richard Petty 8 Different Misc Sets
$19.99
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2008 Press Pass RICHARD PETTY Signings Autograph
$59.99
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RICHARD PETTY 2012 PRESS PASS SHOWCASE FIRESUIT AUTOGRAPH CARD 25
$51.45
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Richard Petty 1991Collectable Race Cards (Part 2) Racing, Collectable, Race Fans
$12.00
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1993 ACTION PACKED Embossed Richard Petty Cards
$6.95
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RICHARD PETTY 1992 FAN APPRECIATION TOUR, Sonoma, CA UNOPENED-96 pks, 4 cards pk
$14.95
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2010 Press Pass RICHARD PETTY Legends Autograph Copper 125
$49.99
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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 STP RACING Signed 8x10 PSA DNA COA
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Richard Petty SIGNED 8x10 Photo + HOF 2010 NASCAR LEGEND PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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RICHARD PETTY Signed 8 x 10 Color Photo Autograph w PSA DNA COA NASCAR The King
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Richard Petty Nascar Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Pontiac
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RICHARD PETTY & DALE INMAN DUAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO + HOF RARE PSA DNA
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Richard Petty SIGNED 8x10 Photo NASCAR LEGEND RARE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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Richard Petty 8x10 Signed Autograph Auto JSA Authenticated
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Richard Petty 8x10 Signed Autograph Auto JSA Authenticated
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Richard Petty 8x10 Signed Autograph Auto JSA Authenticated
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Richard Petty Signed 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter card PSA DNA Auto The KIng
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Richard Petty Signed Auto 1991 Traks Card #40 PSA DNA Slabbed
$38.97
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Richard Petty Signed Auto 1991 Traks Card #49 PSA DNA Slabbed
$38.97
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RICHARD PETTY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO + 1959 ROY RARE INSCRIPTION PSA DNA
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Richard Petty SIGNED 11x14 Photo + Top 50 NASCAR LEGEND PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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Richard Petty signed autograph auto 1991 Traks Racing Trading Card #18 PSA Slab
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Richard Petty Signed F S OPEN FACE Simpson Helmet PSA
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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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