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

2012-13 Panini Threads #88 Ricky Rubio - NM-MT .. (25 count lot of cards!!!!)
$14.98

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

2013 Leaf Metal Ricky Rubio BLUE REFRACTOR AUTO 25 On Card Autograph
$39.99

RICKY RUBIO Ultimate Collection RC AUTO 75 MINT TIMBERWOLES SUPER YOUNG STAR
$150.00

2012 Leaf Best of Basketball RICKY RUBIO AUTO
$19.99

2015-16 National Treasures Clutch Factor Ricky Rubio Auto Jersey #'d 21 25
$50.99

2009-10 Upper Deck Draft Edition #RFC Stephen Curry Ricky Rubio Jonny Flynn
$14.70

09 UD DRAFT RICKY RUBIO AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC ROOKIE HOT HOT HOT WOLVES
$79.99

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

2014-15 Gala Main Attraction Patch Ricky Rubio 15
$29.93

2014-15 Panini Excalibur Ricky Rubio Crusade TEAL #to35
$15.00

2015-16 Panini Prizm RICKY RUBIO Autograph ORANGE Refractor 01 65 Timberwolves
$29.99

2009-10 Upper Deck Draft Edition Ricky Rubio Auto #11 #391 499 P1011
$79.99

2015-16 National Treasures Ricky Rubio International Treasures Autographs 10
$49.95

2015-16 National Treasures Ricky Rubio 2014-15 Spectra Black Printing Plate #1 1
$19.99

Ricky Rubio 12 13 Leaf Metal Autograph #25 50 BGS 10 Pristine
$300.00
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Rookie Cards

Ricky Rubio Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

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

RICKY RUBIO Ultimate Collection RC AUTO 75 MINT TIMBERWOLES SUPER YOUNG STAR
$150.00

09 UD DRAFT RICKY RUBIO AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC ROOKIE HOT HOT HOT WOLVES
$79.99

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

2009 Upper Deck Greats of the Game Ricky Rubio Rookie Card PSA 9 Minnesota NBA
$20.55

Ricky Rubio Badalona SPAIN ROOKIE CARD Basketball RC Upper Deck TIMBERWOLVES PG
$12.60

2009 Ricky Rubio UD Green Auto PSA 10 Rookie
$99.99

RICKY RUBIO NATIONAL TREASURES RC AUTO 99 MINT TIMBERWOLES SUPER YOUNG STAR
$449.99

2010-11 GREATS OF THE GAME #44 RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE RC - MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
$6.36

2010-11 GREATS OF THE GAME #44 RICKY RUBIO ROOKIE RC - SPAIN, TIMBERWOLVES
$6.39

2014-15 Panini Threads Talented Twosomes Ricky Rubio & Andrew Wiggins RC BGS 9.5
$29.99

RICKY RUBIO 2009-10 Upper Deck Star Rookies SP #237 BGS GEM MINT 9.5 RC
$24.99

RICKY RUBIO TIMBERWOLVES 2009 UPPER DECK GREATS OF THE GAME # 44 RC GRADED 10
$24.32

2010 Panini National Treasures RC Ricky Rubio 37 99 Timberwolves! Rare!
$99.99

(A32) 09-10 Ricky Rubio Upper Deck Draft Edition #11 AUTO RC #D 208 249
$80.00

Ricky Rubio GMA 8 NM-MT 2009-10 Topps Chrome RC #97
$10.00
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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 Photograph Pricing:

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Ricky Rubio Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

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
$44.99

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

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

RICKY RUBIO SIGNED MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES v LA LAKERS GAME PROGRAM JSA COA
$49.99

RICKY RUBIO SIGNED MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES v CHICAGO BULLS 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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