Shannon Sharpe Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Shannon Sharpe

Date of Birth: 6/26/1968
Rookie Card Year: 1990
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

Inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2011, Shannon Sharpe football cards and autographed memorabilia may be some of the most undervalued deals in the hobby. Sharpe was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times during his 13-year NFL career. He was also an instrumental part of three Super Bowl Championship teams.

Sharpe flew under the radar of most NFL scouts. As a result, he has just one rookie card. it is part of the 1990 Action Packed Rookie Update set. Ungraded copies can be found for under $10.

Shannon Sharpe's first certified autograph card was released in the 1993 Pro Line Portraits set. It is not serial numbered and the exact print run has never been disclosed.

His first game-used memorabilia card was produced by Collector's Edge in 1996. The card features a piece of game-used football.

Shannon Sharpe became a commentator for CBS after his retirement. He has appeared at a handful of organized signing events. His Denver Broncos autographed memorabilia is very popular with fans and collectors of the team.

Shannon Sharpe Rookie Card

1990 Action Packed Rookie Update Shannon Sharpe RC #46

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The Action Packed brand had a short-lived time in the hobby. The company used new design elements in an attempt to distinguish themselves from the competition. Embossing, rounded corners and gold card stock were just a few of the things the company experimented with. All of them were used in their 1990 set.

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John ELWAY Shannon SHARPE 1995 Topps AIR RAID Insert Card Denver BRONCOS
$6.99
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1990 ACTION PACKED ROOKIE UPDATE SHANNON SHARPE ROOKIE RC BRONCOS PSA BGS 9 9.5
$9.99
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JOHN ELWAY SHANNON SHARPE 1995 Topps Air Raid Broncos
$15.00
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Lot of (8) 1990 Action Packed #46 Shannon Sharpe Broncos RCs NMMT *A16
$19.95
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Shannon Sharpe 1998 Collector's Edge Masters Gold Redemption # 100
$9.50
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Shannon Sharpe 1998 Pacific Aurora Championship Fever Silver Foil # 250
$15.25
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Shannon Sharpe 2001 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Chicago Sun-Times #1 5
$12.75
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Shannon Sharpe 1998 Pacific Revolution Shadow Series Parallel #46 (#69 99)
$9.99
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Shannon Sharpe 1996 Playoff Illusions Spectralusion Dominion #20
$15.25
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Shannon Sharpe 2004 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Spectrum #100 100
$11.25
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1995 3-D Sportflix Denver Broncos Set JOHN ELWAY SHANNON SHARPE TERRELL DAVIS RC
$7.00
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Shannon Sharpe Rookie 1990 Action Packed #46 HOF His ONLY Rookie Card
$5.99
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1990 Action Packed #46 Shannon Sharpe, Denver Broncos (Rookie) PSA 8 NM-MT
$10.00
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2012 Shannon Sharpe #'d 57 Emblems of the Hall Jersey patch Broncos
$7.50
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2004 Ultra Platinum Medallion #86 un#ed Shannon Sharpe
$5.00
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Shannon Sharpe 1997 Topps Mystery Finest Bronze Refractor #M19
$8.99
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Autograph Guide

Shannon Sharpe Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Shannon Sharpe'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.

Shannon Sharpe Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Shannon Sharpe Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Shannon Sharpe signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and 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:

Shannon Sharpe Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is dominated by the initials "S" and "S," which are clearly legible.
  2. They start as standard capitalized cursive letters but are then connected by a unique pattern of connecting lines.
  3. Caution should be used when looking to purchase Sharpe's autographed memorabilia.

Shannon Sharpe Signed Football Pricing:

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Shannon Sharpe Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Shannon Sharpe Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Shannon Sharpe Signed Photo Image

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Autographed NFL Shannon Sharpe Broncos Signed Football - JSA COA
$234.99
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Shannon Sharpe Signed Football w HOF 2011 - JSA Certified -Item #1145563
$319.99
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Shannon Sharpe Signed Sports Illustrated 02 01 99 Broncos PSA DNA Auto
$24.99
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Shannon Sharpe SIGNED Denver Broncos F S Helmet + HOF 11 ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$365.00
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SIGNED BRONCOS RAVENS HOF 2011 SHANNON SHARPE NFL "DUKE" FOOTBALL GLOBAL GAI
$279.99
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Shannon Sharpe Signed Mini Helmet - HOF 2011- JSA SM - - JSA -Item #1145571
$189.99
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Baltimore Ravens Shannon Sharpe Autograph 16 x 20 Signed photo PSA DNA Auto
$99.99
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Shannon Sharpe Hand Signed Wilson Football NFL Hall Of Fame JSA #J50718
$249.99
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Shannon Sharpe Signed Proline Helmet w HOF 2011 - JSA Certified -Item #1145567
$449.99
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RARE SHANNON SHARPE "84" PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL NFL AUTO
$100.00
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