Stephen Curry Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Stephen Curry

Date of Birth: 3/14/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2009-10
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

With Stephen Curry cards breaking out, the 2009-10 rookie class is looking even stronger, especially for those teams out west. The sharp-shooting guard is quickly ascending the hobby ranks. While Blake Griffin and James Harden will continue to garner much of the attention from basketball fans and collectors, Curry is doing his best to deepen the list of standouts from the 2009 NBA Draft. And if Golden State finds themselves gaining some postseason success, the market for Stephen Curry cards and memorabilia will continue to grow.

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Entering 2013-14, the Warriors made the postseason just a handful of times since Curry was born. Most of those came before he grabbed his lunchbox and headed off to kindergarten. Simply put, the franchise has been anywhere from horrible to mediocre. But with Stephen Curry leading the team on the court, their fortunes appear to be changing.

Picked by the Warriors with the seventh pick in 2009, Curry played college basketball at Davidson. He was a consensus First-Team All-American in his freshman year, following it up with Second-Team honors the following year.

One of the NBA's top three-point shooters, he is also among the league leaders in assists and steals. 2012-13 was been a breakout year for the guard and Stephen Curry cards are continuing to gain more traction. Collectors have more than 25 different Stephen Curry rookie cards to choose from, many of which are highlighted by low print runs and autographs. His rookies came at a time of transition for basketball cards. When the season started, Panini had exclusive rights for making cards for the league. However, Topps and Upper Deck each released a handful of sets prior to their licenses expiring. As a result, Curry, and the rest of the 2009-10 rookie class, have their first cards with several different companies. It also explains the somewhat generic and college clothing choices shown on the Topps and Upper Deck cards.

Top Stephen Curry Rookie Cards

2009-10 Playoff National Treasures Stephen Curry RC #206 Autographed Patch #/99

Stephen Curry National Treasures RC

Featuring an over-sized, multi-color patch, the National Treasures horizontal design has lots of contrast between the image and memorabilia. An average-sized photo and on-card signature accompany the card. Its print run of just 99 total companies ensures strong secondary market prices.

2009-10 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Stephen Curry RC #64 Autograph #/225

2009-10 Upper Deck Exquisite Stephen Curry RC

Since it's inception in 2003-04, the Exquisite brand has differentiated itself from the competition as one of the most coveted rookie card brands in basketball. Despite not having a memorabilia swatch and having a print run more than two times that of the National Treasures rookie, this card commands a significant premium on the secondary market.

2009-10 Limited Stephen Curry RC #156 Autographed Jersey #/299

Stephen Curry Limited RC

For those collectors lacking the deep pockets required to own a copy of one of the aforementioned cards, the Limited rookie provides a nice alternative. A crisp design and sizable player image combine with a jersey swatch and clear sticker autograph to provide a solid card.

Top eBay Listings

STEPHEN CURRY 2009-10 DONRUSS ELITE ROOKIE AUTO #166 235 499 GOLDEN ST WARRIORS
$150.00

STEPHEN CURRY 2009-10 DONRUSS ELITE ROOKIE AUTO #166 139 499 GOLDEN ST WARRIORS
$150.00

STEPHEN CURRY 12 card lot. Prestige, Inserts, Brilliance, Past & Present + + + +
$5.24

STEPHEN CURRY FULL AUTO WITH AUTHENTICATION!!!!!! MVP?? Q
$13.49

Stephen Curry Absolute 2012-13 Iconic Autograph Auto Rare Sp #'d 99 Hot!!!
$99.99

Stephen Curry 2014 Panini National VIP Blue Refractor Card 10 25 *X1034
$14.95

Stephen curry auto
$80.00

2009-10 Playoff Contenders Round Numbers Dwyane Wade Stephen Curry
$12.00

* STEPHEN CURRY * 2014 15 PANINI GOLD STANDARD BLACK GOLD THREADS JERSEY # 25
$24.99

2009-10 Upper Deck #234 Stephen Curry SP RC - NM-MT
$30.00

2009-10 Prestige #230 Stephen Curry Davidson RC - NM-MT
$30.00

2009-10 Prestige #157 Stephen Curry RC - NM-MT
$30.00

2009-10 Prestige #207 Stephen Curry RC - NM-MT
$30.00

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Exquisite RC Rookie BGS 9 Autograph 10 # 31
$2,999.99

Stephen Curry Panini Studio 2009-10 #129 Rookie Card Golden State Warriors
$5.50

Stephen Curry Upper Deck Draft Edition 2009-10 #34 Rookie Card Mint Condition
$5.00
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Rookie Cards

Stephen Curry Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Stephen Curry Cards - 2009-10 Prestige RC

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2009-10 Topps Chrome Stephen Curry RC

Premium Rookie Cards

2009-10 Upper Deck Exquisite Stephen Curry RC

Top eBay Listings

STEPHEN CURRY 2009-10 DONRUSS ELITE ROOKIE AUTO #166 235 499 GOLDEN ST WARRIORS
$150.00

STEPHEN CURRY 2009-10 DONRUSS ELITE ROOKIE AUTO #166 139 499 GOLDEN ST WARRIORS
$150.00

2009-10 LIMITED TRIOS ROOKIE RC INSERT CURRY STEPHEN EVANS FLYNN 10 GOLD
$100.00

2009-10 Upper Deck #234 Stephen Curry SP RC - NM-MT
$30.00

2009-10 Prestige #230 Stephen Curry Davidson RC - NM-MT
$30.00

2009-10 Prestige #157 Stephen Curry RC - NM-MT
$30.00

2009-10 Prestige #207 Stephen Curry RC - NM-MT
$30.00

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Exquisite RC Rookie BGS 9 Autograph 10 # 31
$2,999.99

Stephen Curry Panini Studio 2009-10 #129 Rookie Card Golden State Warriors
$5.50

Stephen Curry Upper Deck Draft Edition 2009-10 #34 Rookie Card Mint Condition
$5.00

STEPHEN CURRY Skylines RARE ROOKIE CARD Studio GEM MINT 10 RC Basketball WARRIOR
$10.49

2010 Upper Deck Stephen Curry #234 BGS 9.5 Rookie Warriors Sweet Card
$6.50

2009-10 Stephen Curry (UD, Panini, Serial Numbered) Rookie Card Lot (x4) # 199
$35.00

2009-10 Stephen Curry Bowman 48 1948 BLUE ROOKIE Rc 1304 1948 #106 GS Warriors
$7.57

2009-10 Prestige #207 Stephen Curry RC - NM-MT
$15.00

2009-10 Panini Limited Stephen Curry Rookie Jersey Autograph RC Auto #014 299
$119.95
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Autograph Guide

Stephen Curry Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Stephen Curry'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 company. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Stephen Curry Cut Signature Exemplar

Stephen Curry Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Stephen Curry 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. Whole signature is written on a lane that rises slightly.
  2. The signature is defined by an over-sized "C" that houses his first name; the "C" itself is narrow from top to bottom with a vertical line at the top and a horizontal line on a 20 degree angle that underlines the rest of the signature and finishes with a down stroke vertical line.
  3. The letter "S" is legible with a closed loop at the top and open at the bottom.
  4. The letters "t" and "e" are discernible with the "e" being very small and closed.
  5. The cross of the "t" extends into what actually looks like another "t."
  6. The number "30" finishes the signature.

 Stephen Curry Signed Basketball Pricing

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Stephen Curry Signed Jersey

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Stephen Curry Signed photo

Top eBay Listings

Stephen Curry AUTO Signed SF Warriors Jersey (PSA) proof
$399.99

Stephen Curry Autographed Signed 11x14 Golden State Warriors GAI GA
$149.99

Stephen Curry Signed Baseball (Golden State Warriors, PSA DNA Y26091, NBA, MLB)
$175.99

STEPHEN CURRY GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS STAR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO GAI COA
$21.50

Stephen Curry AUTO Signed SF Warriors Jersey (PSA) proof
$599.99

Stephen Curry Warriors Signed Autographed Framed 8x10 PSA DNA Guarantee SC
$23.00

STEPHEN CURRY SIGNED JERSEY AUTOGRAPH NBA TEE STYLE JERSEY JSA COA AUTHENTIC
$298.95

Stephen Curry Signed No Label ( December 2013 ) SLAM Magazine JSA
$164.99

Stephen Curry autographed Signed 2014 AllStar Jersey JSA Golden State
$299.00

Stephen Curry autograph Sports Illustrated Regional Issue JSA Signed
$149.00

Stephen Curry Hot! signed Golden State Warriors 8x10 photo PSA DNA cert PROOF!!
$105.00

Stephen Curry Rare signed Golden State Warriors 8x10 photo PSA DNA cert PROOF!!
$105.00
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