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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(A32) 09-10 Ricky Rubio Upper Deck Draft Edition #11 AUTO RC #D 208 249
$79.95
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2009-10 SP 3 Star Signatures #3SHHR Ricky Rubio Jame Harden Gerald Henderson 99
$129.99
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2012-13 Panini Immaculate Ricky Rubio Logos Jumbo Jersey Patch 23 24
$59.99
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2009-10 Topps GOLD Ricky Rubio Rookie Card RC 2009
$24.99
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2012 IMMACULATE LOGOS RICKY RUBIO JUMBO 4CLR PATCH #D 12 24 ! TWOLVES NON AUTO
$349.99
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RICKY RUBIO 2012 LEAF BEST OF BASKETBALL AUTO AUTOGRAPH TIMBERWOLVES CARD!
$28.86
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2012-13 Ricky Rubio National Treasures - Colossal Patch #'d 10
$49.99
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2009 10 Upper Deck SP Game Used #130 Ricky Rubio RC 399 PSA 10 Gem Mint
$140.95
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09 UD DRAFT RICKY RUBIO AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC ROOKIE HOT HOT HOT WOLVES
$79.99
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Ricky Rubio 2012-13 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Card PLATINUM 7 10 *I851
$29.95
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2012-13 Panini NBA Hoops All Rookie Team Kobe Bryant Ricky Rubio Insert SSP!!!
$59.99
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2009-10 UPPER DECK #237 RICKY RUBIO SP RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$30.00
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2012-13 Panini Immaculate Ricky Rubio Logos #'d 22 24
$45.00
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RICKY RUBIO 2011 12 LEAF BEST OF BASKETBALL AUTO 4 25
$40.00
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2012-13 RICKY RUBIO Autograph Leaf #BA-RR1 MINT
$17.99
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Ricky Rubio - (#5 5) Last Printed Platinum National Treasures RC 1 1
$22.50
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Rookie Cards

Ricky Rubio Rookie Card Checklist

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(A32) 09-10 Ricky Rubio Upper Deck Draft Edition #11 AUTO RC #D 208 249
$79.95
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2009-10 Topps GOLD Ricky Rubio Rookie Card RC 2009
$24.99
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2009 10 Upper Deck SP Game Used #130 Ricky Rubio RC 399 PSA 10 Gem Mint
$140.95
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09 UD DRAFT RICKY RUBIO AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC ROOKIE HOT HOT HOT WOLVES
$79.99
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2012-13 Panini NBA Hoops All Rookie Team Kobe Bryant Ricky Rubio Insert SSP!!!
$59.99
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2009-10 UPPER DECK #237 RICKY RUBIO SP RC BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$30.00
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Ricky Rubio - (#5 5) Last Printed Platinum National Treasures RC 1 1
$22.50
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2009 Upper Deck Draft Ricky Rubio Rookie Card PGI 10
$19.99
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STEPHEN CURRY JAMES HARDEN RICKY RUBIO 2009 Upper Deck Draft rookie BGS 9.5 GEM
$59.95
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POP 5 BGS 9.5 *10* RICKY RUBIO TIMELESS TREASURES RC AUTO 299 SUPER HOT RC AUTO
$799.99
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RICKY RUBIO 2009-10 TOPPS GOLD #317 # 2009 ROOKIE RC
$25.00
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2009-10 ud draft edition #11 RICKY RUBIO rookie BGS 10 9.5 9 10
$20.00
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2009-10 Upper Deck SP Signature Ricky Rubio RC Auto 193 199
$20.50
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RICKY RUBIO 2009-10 Rookie Card Lot Topps & Upper Deck RC SP Timberwolves $40
$9.99
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Ricky Rubio 2009-10 UD Draft Edition rc graded 10 mint!
$8.88
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2009 Topps Basketball RICKY RUBIO TERRENCE WILLIAMS ROOKIES RC GERALD HENDERSON
$7.99
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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 Jersey Pricing:

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Ricky Rubio Signed Photograph Pricing:

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RICKY RUBIO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 16X20 PHOTO #2 PSA DNA
$119.00
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RICKY RUBIO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 16X20 PHOTO #1 PSA DNA
$119.00
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NBA Basketball SIGNED Timber Wolves Ricky Rubio autographed jersey w PSA DNA COA
$11.50
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Ricky Rubio Signed Autographed Mcfarlane Figurine new series 22 w JSA COA 1 1??
$159.99
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Minnesota Timberwolves Ricky Rubio signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$49.99
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RICKY RUBIO PSA DNA ROOKIE CERT SIGNED GAME JERSEY DIRECT FROM THE TIMBERWOLVES
$499.99
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Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$244.99
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Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves Signed NBA Basketball JSA
$199.99
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Ricky Rubio signed Minnesota Timberwolves autographed jersey *JSA authenticated*
$160.00
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RICKY RUBIO (Minnesota Timberwolves) signed Fashion Swingman Jersey w PSA COA
$179.95
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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 Autographed Jersey JSA COA MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES SIGNED AUTO NBA
$299.99
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MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES RICKY RUBIO signed autographed BASKETBALL PSA DNA COA
$99.99
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TIMBERWOLVES RICKY RUBIO AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2012 PANINI #119 PSA DNA SLABBED
$69.99
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Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves Signed Mini NBA Basketball JSA
$49.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and 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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