Ricky Rubio Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Ricky Rubio

Date of Birth: 10/21/90
Rookie Card Year: 2009-10
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Ricky Rubio initial presence on the NBA scene seemed to be a basketball myth. A dynamic passer with amazing court vision and ball-handling abilities, he evoked images of Pete Maravich. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009, but remained overseas for two seasons. Although it was inevitable that Rubio would eventually make his way over to the NBA, critics wondered if his abilities could match up to the athletes he would face in the NBA. Thus far, Ricky Rubio cards and memorabilia have been up and down in the hobby.

In spite of lockout concerns, Rubio decided to join the team for the 2011-12 season and suffice it to say, those critics have been silenced. Rubio's arrival in the NBA meant that collectors finally had a starting point for the young point guard and his promising future. Rubio has just eight rookie cards and they are evenly distributed among all budget levels.

Top Ricky Rubio Rookie Cards

2009-10 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Ricky Rubio RC #44 Autograph #/225

2009 10 Exquisite Ricky Rubio Image

The 2009-10 Upper Deck Exquisite Ricky Rubio rookie card is the clear favorite among collectors. The simple design features an image of Rubio directing his team as well as an on-card autograph and serial numbering. The card is limited to 225 copies and will remain a top-draw for collectors. There is another version (card #73) in the base set that is very similar. The card is also signed and showcases another image of Rubio. Some consider it a rookie, others do not.

2009-10 Timeless Treasures Ricky Rubio RC #108 Autograph #/299

2009 10 Timeless Treasures Ricky Rubio Image

The 2009-10 Timeless Treasures Ricky Rubio card features a somewhat limited print run of 299 and while not technically on-card, the cut-style autograph is still much more desirable than a sticker. The design seems forced and the awkward image of Rubio in the corner further adds to the confusion. All things considered, this card would not normally be considered a top option. However, as one of the only two autographed rookie Ricky Rubio cards and limited availability, Timeless Treasures makes the list because of the positive aspects it brings, not the card as a whole.

2009-10 Playoff National Treasures Ricky Rubio RC #200 #/99

2009 10 National Treasures Ricky Rubio Image

Rubio's National Treasures card is the only unsigned card in the top three. Numbered to 99, it is part of the elite National Treasures brand. Even without his signature, the card commands strong values. If it was signed, it would be the undisputed king of Ricky Rubio cards.

The set does feature a signed insert of Rubio as well. The autographed card is part of the Century Signatures set and is also numbered to 99 but is not a true rookie.

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2013 14 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES RICKY RUBIO AIR APPARENT PATCH 10 25 4COL
$11.07
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2009-10 topps chrome #97 RICKY RUBIO rookie BGS 10 9.5 9.5 9.5
$120.00
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Ricky Rubio Panini Immaculate 4 Color Game-Worn Patch Card 24 Twolves Rare
$146.99
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BGS 9.5 2009 10 Upper Deck #237 Ricky Rubio RC TIMBERWOLVES SP
$39.99
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2010 Ultimate Lebron James & Ricky Rubio Auto 25 Rc 1 1? Cavs Auto BV $350
$325.00
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2009-10 upper deck #237 RICKY RUBIO rookie BGS BCCG 10
$16.00
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Ricky Rubio 2012-13 Leaf Metal Basketball 1960 GREEN 05 25 *H447
$13.45
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RICKY RUBIO 2012-13 PRIZM PRIZMS REFRACTOR BGS GRADED PRISTINE 10
$40.00
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2009 Premiere Prospects Ricky Rubio Rookie Art of 25 Made ! GMA Gem Mint 10
$12.00
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Lot of 9 Ricky rubio basketball cards nba
$11.00
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2013-14 SELECT RICKY RUBIO BRILLIANCE GOLD REFRACTOR PRIZM #8 10
$12.39
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2009-10 UD Exquisite Collection Auto Ricky Rubio Rookie RC 225 BGS 9.5 10
$103.50
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2012-13 PANINI IMMACULATE BASE CARD LOT 99 X 10 RICKY RUBIO CHRIS PAUL + MORE
$69.99
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2012 Leaf Best of Basketball-Auto-Ricky Rubio,Marshon Brooks ,Bob Hurley,n More
$40.00
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RICKY RUBIO 2009-10 Upper Deck RC #237 BGS 9.5 Minnesota Timberwolves 20130780
$16.00
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2009-10 JAMES HARDEN STEPHEN CURRY RICKY RUBIO UD TRIPLE ROOKIE HOUSTON ROCKETS
$25.00
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Rookie Cards

Ricky Rubio Rookie Card Checklist

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2009-10 topps chrome #97 RICKY RUBIO rookie BGS 10 9.5 9.5 9.5
$120.00
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BGS 9.5 2009 10 Upper Deck #237 Ricky Rubio RC TIMBERWOLVES SP
$39.99
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2010 Ultimate Lebron James & Ricky Rubio Auto 25 Rc 1 1? Cavs Auto BV $350
$325.00
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2009-10 upper deck #237 RICKY RUBIO rookie BGS BCCG 10
$16.00
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2009 Premiere Prospects Ricky Rubio Rookie Art of 25 Made ! GMA Gem Mint 10
$12.00
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2009-10 Upper Deck Ricky Rubio SP Rookie RC BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$9.99
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2009-10 UD Exquisite Collection Auto Ricky Rubio Rookie RC 225 BGS 9.5 10
$103.50
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RICKY RUBIO 2009-10 Upper Deck SP RC #237 BGS 7.5 Minnesota Timberwolves20130781
$8.00
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RICKY RUBIO 2009-10 Upper Deck RC #237 BGS 9.5 Minnesota Timberwolves 20130780
$16.00
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2009-10 JAMES HARDEN STEPHEN CURRY RICKY RUBIO UD TRIPLE ROOKIE HOUSTON ROCKETS
$25.00
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2009-10 Upper Deck Draft Edition Ricky Rubio Rc Rookie Auto 050 249 Autograph
$150.00
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RICKY RUBIO 2009-10 UD UPPER DECK 'STAR ROOKIE' RC #274 *MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES*
$7.49
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Ricky Rubio 2009-10 Topps Chrome RC Rookie Basketball Card BGS 9.5 Gem Mint 999
$74.99
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#5 9 RICKY RUBIO 2009 2010 EXQUISITE AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE GOLD SP PARALLEL
$3,500.00
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09 UD DRAFT RICKY RUBIO AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC ROOKIE HOT HOT HOT WOLVES
$79.99
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09 10 Topps Chrome Ricky Rubio Rookie #355 999
$30.00
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Autograph Guide

Ricky Rubio Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Ricky Rubio'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 companyReputable 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.

Ricky Rubio Cut Signature Exemplar

Ricky Rubio Signature Image

Ricky Rubio Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Ricky Rubio 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. Overall, a complicated signature to decipher.
  2. Look for a long vertical line on a 50 degree angle; a flattened triangle shape exists on the outside left of the line.
  3. A large character resembling a "@" is the primary focus of the signature.
  4. The signature ends with what looks like a lower-case cursive "l."

Ricky Rubio Signed Basketball Pricing:

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Ricky Rubio Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves Signed Spalding I O Basketball PSA
$129.00
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RICKY RUBIO KEVIN LOVE AUTO NBA SIGNED BASKETBALL PSA DNA TIMBERWOLVES
$149.99
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RICKY RUBIO (Minnesota Timberwolves) signed Adidas Swingman Jersey w PSA COA
$179.95
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RICKY RUBIO SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA U34792 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES WOLVES
$84.99
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RICKY RUBIO Autographed Jersey JSA COA MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES SIGNED AUTO NBA
$299.99
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RICKY RUBIO PSA DNA ROOKIE CERT SIGNED GAME JERSEY DIRECT FROM THE TIMBERWOLVES
$299.99
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TIMBERWOLVES RICKY RUBIO AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2012 PANINI #119 PSA DNA SLABBED
$69.99
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Ricky Rubio signed Minnesota Timberwolves autographed jersey *JSA authenticated*
$160.00
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Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves 16x20 Photo Layup PSA
$119.00
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Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves 16x20 Photo PSA
$119.00
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TIMBERWOLVES RICKY RUBIO AUTHENTIC SIGNED BASKETBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #T76384
$179.99
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TIMBERWOLVES RICKY RUBIO AUTHENTIC SIGNED BASKETBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #T76386
$179.99
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TIMBERWOLVES RICKY RUBIO SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W23667
$59.99
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Ricky Rubio signed autographed basketball PSA authentication MN Timberwolves NBA
$150.00
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Ricky Rubio MINNESOTA TIMBERWOVES Signed Full Size Basketball PSA DNA COA
$199.99
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RICKY RUBIO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 16X20 PHOTO #2 PSA DNA
$119.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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