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

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

2014-15 Panini Spectra Swatches Prizm #S-RR Ricky Rubio 25 Basketball Card 0u5
$12.25

2014 Panini Prizm #7 Ricky Rubio 25 Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Card 1j6
$22.25

2012 Panini Immaculate Collection #64 Ricky Rubio 99 Minnesota Timberwolves 1o2
$11.40

2009 Draft Edition Class #D-HRC Ricky Rubio Stephen Curry James Harden Card 2e6
$30.25

2012-13 Prestige Inside the Numbers #5 Ricky Rubio - Jersey
$12.75

2009 Draft Edition Class #D-HRC Ricky Rubio Stephen Curry James Harden Card 2b8
$14.99

2012-13 Panini Select In Flight Selections Prizms #25 Ricky Rubio 25 Card 3f6
$12.25

2009-10 UPPER DECK UD EXQUISITE RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE ON CARD AUTO 225 SP RC #73
$142.49

2012 Panini Immaculate Collection #64 Ricky Rubio 99 Minnesota Timberwolves 2f0
$11.50

2015 PRIZM - TIMBERWOLVES RICKY RUBIO ORANGE REF. AUTO #41 65
$34.99

2013 Panini National Treasures NBA Game Gear Duals #54 Ricky Rubio 99 Card 2k5
$11.00

2013 Panini Prizm Guard Duty Target Red Prizms 8 Ricky Rubio Basketball Card 5b4
$10.00

2014-15 Panini Noir #131 Color Ricky Rubio 70 Minnesota Timberwolves Card 0c6
$12.25

2014 Panini Threads 12 Andrew Wiggins Ricky Rubio 25 Minnesota Timberwolves 0f5
$25.24

2013-14 Panini Intrigue #20 Blake Griffin James Harden Ricky Rubio 199 Card 3d3
$15.99

2009 Topps Gold 317 Ricky Rubio 2009 Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Card 0q0
$18.24
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Rookie Cards

Ricky Rubio Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2009-10 UPPER DECK UD EXQUISITE RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE ON CARD AUTO 225 SP RC #73
$142.49

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

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

2009 UD Exquisite Collection Ricky Rubio ROOKIE RC AUTO 225 BGS 9.5 GEM (PWCC)
$999.99

Ricky Rubio 2009-10 UD Draft Edition RC Auto #314 499 Timberwolves
$49.99

2009 Topps #317 Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves RC Rookie Basketball Card 2w7
$5.10

POP 1 PSA 10 RICKY RUBIO 2009 UD DRAFT PICK RC AUTO 499 THE ONLY PSA 10 GEMMINT
$499.99

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

Ricky Rubio Timberwolves 2009-10 Playoff National Treasures Rookie Card RC # 99
$29.99

2009-10 Upper Deck 237 Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves RC Basketball Card 3t5
$5.99

2009-10 Upper Deck 237 Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves RC Basketball Card 0c0
$9.75

RICKY RUBIO Topps RC SPAIN Basketball MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Mint ROOKIE CARD
$16.88

2009-10 Ricky Rubio Exquisite Collection Rookie Card Auto 45 225 RC
$199.99

STEPHEN CURRY RICKY RUBIO 2009 UPPER DECK ROOKIE CARD MINT 9
$23.00

2009 Ricky Rubio UD Green Auto PSA 10 Rookie
$89.99

2009 Ricky Rubio Topps Chrome Refractor PSA 10 Rookie
$250.00
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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 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
$225.00

Ricky Rubio Signed Minnesota Timberwolves 16x20 Photo PSA
$109.00

RICKY RUBIO 11x14 signed photo PSA DNA COA # U34792 FREE SHIPPING
$80.00

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

PSA DNA 11X14 SIGNED PHOTO RICKY RUBIO PE 135
$44.99

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

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

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

RICKY RUBIO SIGNED MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES v CHICAGO BULLS GAME PROGRAM JSA COA
$49.99

RICKY RUBIO SIGNED MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES v OK CITY THUNDER GAME PROGRAM JSA COA
$49.99
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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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