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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



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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.

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Top Ricky Rubio Rookie Cards

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

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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings

Ricky Rubio 2012-13 Panini Flawless Jumbo 2 Color Nameplate Patch 10 15
$200.00

2012 Panini Flawless Patches Ruby #11 Ricky Rubio 15 Minnesota Timberwolves 0a9
$122.67

2012 Leaf Metal 1960 Baseball Design Printing Plate Black #10 Ricky Rubio 1 2u6
$75.25

2014-2015 SELECT BASKETBALL RICKY RUBIO CONCOURSE GOLD PRIZM CARD # 32 4 10
$14.99

2012 Leaf Metal Faces of the Game Holo Red #FG-RR1 Ricky Rubio 5 BGS 9 Auto 0c5
$67.50

2012-13 Leaf Metal Holo Blue #BA-RR1 Ricky Rubio 25 BGS 9.5 Auto Card 0c5
$43.03

2009-10 UPPER DECK #237 RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE RC MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
$12.76

2009-10 UPPER DECK #237 RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE RC - MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
$12.78

Ricky Rubio 2013-14 Panini Spectra Swatches Blue 3 Card Lot - 3 Versions - Rare!
$14.99

Ricky Rubio - 2013-14 National Treasures - AIR APPARENT JERSEY CARD - 20 25
$10.00

15-16 Noir Color Acetate Ricky Rubio Prime Tag Patch Autograph Auto Card 2 3
$155.00

2015-16 PANINI PRIZM RICKY RUBIO RED WAVE PRIZM REFRACTOR #73 350
$17.95

09-10 Exquisite RC RICKY RUBIO BGS9 Auto10
$110.00

2009 #3S-HHR Ricky Rubio Gerald Henderson James Harden Auto Basketball Card 3q0
$125.25

2013-14 Panini National Treasures Air Apparent Materials #50 Ricky Rubio 99 0b2
$22.25

2009 Topps Chrome 97 Ricky Rubio 999 Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Card 0b9
$75.00
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Rookie Cards

Ricky Rubio Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2009-10 UPPER DECK #237 RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE RC MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
$12.76

2009-10 UPPER DECK #237 RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE RC - MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
$12.78

09-10 Exquisite RC RICKY RUBIO BGS9 Auto10
$110.00

2009-10 SP Game Used 130 Ricky Rubio 399 Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie Card 0b9
$60.00

2009 Exquisite Collection #44 Ricky Rubio 225 BGS 9 Rookie Basketball Card 2e6
$551.00

2009-10 Playoff National Treasures 200 Ricky Rubio 99 Regal FC Barcelona RC 1u6
$98.00

BGS 10 *10* RICKY RUBIO 2009 TREASURES RC AUTO 299 BGS 10 PRISTINE W 10 AUTO
$2,759.99

2009-10 Ricky Rubio T-Wolves Topps Rookie Card PGI 10
$24.99

2009-10 Ud Draft Stephen Curry James Harden Ricky Rubio Class Bgs 9.5 Rc Rookie
$69.99

Big Lot of Basketballs Cards Gary Payton Variety, James Harden
$9.99

50 CARD LOT RICKY RUBIO 2008 "1ST EVER" ROOKIE CARD DKV JOVENTUT! CLOSEOUT SALE!
$19.99

2009-10 UPPER DECK UD EXQUISITE RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE ON CARD AUTO 225 SP RC #73
$137.99

09-10 UD RICKY RUBIO EXQUISITE RC AUTO BGS9 MINT AUTOGRAPH UPPER DECK
$400.00

2009-10 UPPER DECK RICKY RUBIO SP RC BGS 10 PRISTINE LOW POP SHORT PRINT ROOKIE!
$69.99

09-10 SP SIGNATURE TRIPLE STAR JAMES HARDEN RICKY RUBIO HENDERSON AUTO 99 RC
$200.00

Ricky Rubio 2009-10 UD Exquisite RC Rookie Autograph Graded BGS 9 #329 122 225
$229.99
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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 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 Basketball

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Ricky Rubio Signed Jersey

Ricky Rubio Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Ricky Rubio Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

RICKY RUBIO MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Purple SIGNED Jersey GORGEOUS JSA COA
$225.00

RICKY RUBIO MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Purple SIGNED Jersey GORGEOUS !!!! JSA
$225.00

Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves 16x20 Photo PSA
$109.00

Ricky Rubio MINNESOTA TIMBERWOVES Signed Full Size Basketball PSA DNA COA
$179.99

Ricky Rubio Signed Spalding NBA Basketball JSA Timberwolves
$119.99

Ricky Rubio Signed Spalding NBA Indoor Outdoor Basketball Auto PSA DNA X84207
$129.00

Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves WHITE Jersey JSA
$304.99

Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves BLUE Jersey JSA
$304.99

PSA DNA 11X14 SIGNED PHOTO RICKY RUBIO PE 135
$40.49

Timberwolves Ricky Rubio Authentic Signed Basketball Autographed PSA DNA #T76384
$179.99

Timberwolves Ricky Rubio Authentic Signed Card 2012 Panini #119 PSA DNA Slabbed
$69.99

Timberwolves Ricky Rubio Authentic Signed 3.5X4.25 Floorboard PSA DNA #Y45113
$29.99

Timberwolves Ricky Rubio Authentic Signed 3.5X4.75 Floorboard PSA DNA #Y45132
$29.99

Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves 16x20 Photo PSA DNA
$244.99

RICKY RUBIO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES PSA DNA
$79.00

RICKY RUBIO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES PSA DNA
$79.00
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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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