Roger Craig Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Roger Craig

Date of Birth: 7/10/1960
Rookie Card Year: 1984
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

He might not have the same high-profile nature like some of his teammates, but Roger Craig cards and autographed memorabilia have been popular for a long time. As a staple in the San Francisco 49ers backfield, he was an instrumental part of the team's dynasty in the 1980s. Craig played in the postseason every year of his career.

During those ten years, Craig won three Super Bowls, was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection and was named to the 1980's All-Decade Team. Combine those professional accomplishments with being a standout for a football-crazed school like the University of Nebraska and you have a highly respected and collectible player.

The Roger Craig rookie card is part of the 1984 Topps Football set. He also had a card issued by the San Francisco Police Department that was included in the 49ers team set.

Roger Craig's first certified autographed cards were issued in 1991 Pro Line Portraits. One of his most popular autographed cards is part of 1997 Upper Deck Legends.

His first game-used memorabilia cards were manufactured in 2005 by Donruss/Playoff. They were included in Gridiron Gear, Throwback Threads, Leaf Certified and Leaf Rookies and Stars.

Roger Craig's autographed memorabilia has maintained its value through the years. The large fan base of the San Francisco 49ers has kept his signature in demand. Craig does participate in autograph signing events. This has helped ensure a healthy balance between supply and demand.

Roger Craig Rookie Card

1984 Topps Roger Craig RC #353

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It's easy to overlook Craig's rookie card. He shares the spotlight with a Hall of Fame roster that includes John Elway, Dan Marino, Eric Dickerson and Howie Long. The design of the 1984 set was a hit with collectors upon its release. It is also one of the most collectible football sets of the 1980s.

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NFL 115 CARDS LOT OF THE SF 49ERS - ROGER CRAIG, CHARLES HALEY, JOHN TAYLOR, ETC
$15.00
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2011 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LEGENDS ROGER CRAIG AUTOGRAPH
$8.95
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2007 SPX Super Scripts Roger Craig AUTOGRAPH - 49ers!
$19.99
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Roger Craig Upper Deck 2005 Legends Football Auto
$8.99
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2013 Ultimate Collection Roger Craig Dual Material Signature Autograph 30 HOF
$5.50
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2009 Donruss Classics SIGNIFICANT ROGER CRAIG AUTOGRAPH AUTO 49ERS 101 A3453
$7.99
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ROGER CRAIG 1999 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GREATS OF THE GAME ON CARD AUTO 49ers (A)
$19.99
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2011 Sweet Spot Book Card Billy Sims Roger Craig Auto #23 99
$22.99
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1984 84 TOPPS FOOTBALL ROGER CRAIG ROOKIE CARD #353 49ERS BGS BCCG 9 L@@K!!
$9.99
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Roger Craig SAN FRANCSCO 49ERS 1988 NFL Starting Lineup football card oddball
$5.95
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Roger Craig 2000 Greats of the Game Autograph
$14.36
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2008 ROGER CRAIG #'D 85 Leaf Limited Jersey Patch 49ers Legend
$7.95
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1986 TOPPS FOOTBALL GROCERY CELLO PACK - ROGER CRAIG LEADERS ON FRONT
$15.00
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2008 Press Pass Legends Roger Craig AUTO Nebraska #74 75 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
$25.00
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pop 4 - 1990 Score #100 Roger CRAIG - PSA 10+++ RARE
$29.99
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ROGER CRAIG 2013 TOPPS LEGENDARY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL GOLD 25! SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
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Autograph Guide

Roger Craig Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Roger Craig'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 companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Roger Craig Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Roger Craig Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Roger Craig signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Roger Craig Signature Characteristics

  1. Unlike most athletes, the first letter of the signature is the one that most often varies.
  2. The "R" is sometimes written with its open looped shape as shown above. Other times it takes on more of a printed look.
  3. The "o" is usually open.
  4. The "g" is distinguished by the tear-dropped shape loop.
  5. The "e-r" are implied.
  6. The "C" starts with a small straight line before beginning its curve.
  7. The "r" is visible with an up stroke that slightly flattens at the top before beginning the down stroke.
  8. The "a" is visible and usually has a small opening.
  9. The "i" is sometimes dotted, other times not.
  10. The "g" is written similarly to how it is in the first name.

Roger Craig Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Roger Craig Signed Footballs

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Roger Craig Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Roger Craig Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Roger Craig Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Roger Craig Signed Photographs

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Roger Craig SIGNED Red Jersey - PSA DNA - Nebraska Cornhuskers Autograph
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ROGER CRAIG SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS FOOTBALL JERSEY - NEBRASKA - JSA
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Roger Craig Signed Autographed White Jersey- JSA W Authenticated
$119.00
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1997 Upper Deck Roger Craig #92 Signed Card PSA DNA
$39.00
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ROGER CRAIG (San Francisco 49ERS) signed 8x10 Photo w PSA COA & Inscription
$34.95
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ROGER CRAIG SANFRANCISCO 49ERS 2X SB CHAMP JSA HOLO SIGNED CARD
$45.00
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Steiner Roger Craig Signed MLB Baseball w 55 WSC Insc. (Case Not Included)
$79.99
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49ers Roger Craig white signed Jersey JSA witness with two inscriptions
$109.99
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WHITEY FORD ROGER CRAIG SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO JSA AUTHENTIC I43665 DODGERS YANKEES
$139.00
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ROGER CRAIG LAST BROOKLYN GAME SIGNED AUTOGRAPH OML BALL CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC JSA
$75.00
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Roger Craig San Francisco 49ers Signed Football Jersey PSA
$125.00
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1988 Topps ROGER CRAIG Signed Card GAI Slabbed Auto San Francisco 49ers
$39.95
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JSA AUTH. FOOTBALL W COA SIGNED BY DREW BREES, JIM PLUNKETT AND ROGER CRAIG
$77.00
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Roger Craig Signed NL Baseball Auto PSA DNA Cert
$31.99
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JOHNNY PODRES CLEM LABINE ROGER CRAIG DODGERS SIGNED 11X17 LITHO JSA LOA
$49.99
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ROGER CRAIG CLEM LABINE JOHNNY PODRES DODGERS SIGNED 16X20 LITHO JSA LOA
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