Steve Nash Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Steve Nash

Date of Birth: 2/7/1974
Rookie Card Year: 1996-97
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Although he is in the twilight of his career, Steve Nash cards and memorabilia are still worth your attention. They might not see any gains in value any time soon, but when Nash retires, he will do so as one of basketball's greatest point guards. Until injuries took over a couple of years ago, the two-time MVP and seven-time All-Star actually increased his career points per game and assists per game average as he pushed through his thirties. Nash has already put up Hall of Fame numbers and should be a lock for enshrinement.

The Canadian star was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1996 and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998. He spent several seasons in Texas before re-joining the Suns in 2004 as a free agent. While he has achieved many individual accolades, an NBA Championship continues to elude the point guard. Nash will never win one with the Suns but could be the missing ingredient for several teams who need one last player to make a legitimate run. There is no clear timetable on his retirement but it cannot be far off.

Steve Nash was part of a strong 1996 Draft class that featured other superstar players, like Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen and Allen Iverson. While clearly not the top option from that class among collectors, Nash has built a strong following.

All 14 of Nash's true rookie cards are base versions that are not numbered, autographed or contain a piece of his jersey. Because of this, almost all of them can be had for very little. The most valuable 1996-97 Steve Nash card options are usually limited edition parallels for Topps Chrome, Finest, Ultra and Bowman Chrome.

Top Steve Nash Rookie Cards

1996-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash RC #182

1996 97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash Image

The 1996-97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash card is the top option for collectors. It has a plain action shot with a limited design and a chromium finish. Because the Kobe Bryant rookie gets much of the interest, the Steve Nash card is probably a little undervalued. Centering in this set is spotty, so graded versions can command a premium.

1996-97 Finest Steve Nash RC #75

1996 97 Finest Steve Nash Image

Easily the boldest design of the group, 1996-97 Finest relies heavily on a look that Nash appear as though he is breaking through a metal barrier. This Steve Nash card represents another relative bargain for collectors.

1996-97 SP Steve Nash RC #142

1996 97 SP Steve Nash Image

1996-97 SP took their design a different direction than many of the other products from the same year. The first-year Steve Nash card features only a non-action profile shot of Nash and a thick blue border on the left.

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STEVE NASH 2012 13 ELITE SERIES GLASS MASTERS LAKERS
$19.99
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2012-13 Limited Lights Out Material #21 Steve Nash 050 199 Los Angeles Lakers
$15.00
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1996-97 UPPER DECK STEVE NASH SUNS CARD #280 BCCG - 10 GEM MINT
$10.19
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STEVE NASH AUTOGRAPH FLAG PATCH 2007-08 UD BLACK 9 25 AMAZING CARD RARE LOOK!!!
$47.00
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11-12 STEVE NASH PANINI LIMITED TROPHY CASE GU JERSEY AUTOGRAPH #3 S N 5 15 AUTO
$24.74
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2007-08 SP Game Used STEVE NASH Auto Jersey #d 30 LAKERS
$149.99
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12-13 Immaculate Steve Nash Auto GOLD Patch 3 Color Patch 20 25 SWEET!
$82.00
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2012 13 National Treasures Steve Nash Ricky Rubio Dual Patches 10 10 6-colors SP
$200.00
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1 POP - #d 10 GREEN Precious Metal Gems PMG BGS 9 STEVE NASH 1997 Exquisite
$305.00
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06-07 ULTIMATE STEVE NASH AUTO On Card AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURES SUNS LAKERS MAVS
$64.99
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1996-97 STADIUM CLUB ROOKIES 2 COMPLETE SET: KOBE STEVE NASH RAY ALLEN INVERSON+
$25.00
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Suns Basketball STEVE NASH rookie card Upper Deck mint
$20.00
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02-03 STEVE NASH TOPPS JERSEY EDITION BLACK JERSEY #d 99 DALLAS MAVERICKS LAKERS
$30.00
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1996-97 Topps Stadium Club ROOKIES 2 MEMBERS ONLY REFRACTOR #R12 STEVE NASH RC
$59.99
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STEVE NASH 1996 BOWMAN'S BEST ROOKIE RC (ALL) BGS 9.5 9.5x4 SUBGRADES (7062618)
$19.99
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1996-97 BOWMAN'S BEST #R18 STEVE NASH ROOKIE RC - SANTA CLARA, SUNS, LAKERS
$10.79
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Rookie Cards

Steve Nash Rookie Card Checklist

Premium Rookie Cards

1996 97 Topps Chrome Steve Nash Image

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1996-97 Rookie Showcase partial set Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Fisher
$5.95
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Suns Basketball STEVE NASH rookie card Upper Deck mint
$20.00
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1996-97 Topps Stadium Club ROOKIES 2 MEMBERS ONLY REFRACTOR #R12 STEVE NASH RC
$59.99
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STEVE NASH 1996 BOWMAN'S BEST ROOKIE RC (ALL) BGS 9.5 9.5x4 SUBGRADES (7062618)
$19.99
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1996-97 BOWMAN'S BEST #R18 STEVE NASH ROOKIE RC - SANTA CLARA, SUNS, LAKERS
$10.79
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1996 1997 Topps Stadium Club Members Only Steve Nash RC R12 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT HTF
$74.99
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1996 1997 Topps Stadium Club Members Only Steve Nash RC #RS12 BGS 8.5 RARE
$49.99
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STEVE NASH 1996-97 SP 142 RC PSA GEM MINT 10 + 96-97 UPPER DECK UD3 RC ROOKIE
$17.49
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1996 Steve Nash rookie card lot Lakers RC
$6.99
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1996-97 Stadium Club HOLO MEMBERS ONLY II ROOKIE SHOWCASE #RS12 STEVE NASH RC
$59.99
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1996-97 Ultra Steve Nash Platinum Medallion Rookie RC #P87 Suns BGS 8.5 RARE
$199.99
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1996-97 Bowman's Best #R18 Steve Nash RC Rookie Card
$8.99
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1996 97 Fleer Metal Steve Nash RC 205 Suns 96 97
$11.99
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Steve Nash 1996-97 Fleer Metal Fresh Foundation # 138, graded 10 !!! ROOKIE!!!
$14.24
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STEVE NASH 1996 TOPPS DRAFT REDEMPTION REFRACTOR ROOKIE PSA 9 NEW LAKER
$120.00
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Steve Nash 1996-97 Skybox Premium ROOKIE card !!! # 91, Beckett graded 10 !!!
$14.24
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Autograph Guide

Steve Nash Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Steve Nash'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.

Steve Nash Cut Signature Exemplar

Steve Nash Signature Image

Steve Nash Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Steve Nash 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 level plane.
  2. The letter "S" is over-sized and resembles and includes two unique closed loops.
  3. The remaining letters are not legible.
  4. A pen lift starts a squiggled line that resembles a "w."
  5. The last character resembles a printed "K."

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Steve Nash Signed Phoenix Suns Jersey NBA JSA COA
$299.95
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STEVE NASH Autographed Jersey GAI COA LOS ANGELES LAKERS SIGNED AUTO NBA
$279.99
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STEVE NASH Autographed Jersey GAI COA LOS ANGELES LAKERS SIGNED AUTO NBA
$279.99
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LAKERS STEVE NASH AUTHENTIC SIGNED JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA HOLO
$145.00
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MAVERICKS STEVE NASH AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2003 UD MVP #28 PSA DNA SLABBED
$64.99
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Steve Nash Signed 1996 Rookie Phoenix Suns FastBreak Magazine - JSA COA # J05070
$59.49
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Steve Nash 1997 Visions Signings Card signed autograph auto PSA DNA Slabbed
$61.50
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LAKERS STEVE NASH AUTHENTIC SIGNED JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #S84440
$449.99
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Steve Nash Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Set JSA Suns Lakers
$104.99
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Steve Nash Signed Autographed Wheaties Cereal Box Suns Lakers NBA RARE JSA COA
$80.00
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LAKERS STEVE NASH AUTHENTIC SIGNED 4X5 FLOORBOARD PSA DNA #W79025
$74.99
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STEVE NASH SIGNED LOS ANGELES LAKERS JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$459.00
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STEVE NASH SIGNED JERSEY LOS ANGELES LAKERS PHOENIX SUNS GAI COA CERT #GV674758
$299.99
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Steve Nash AUTO Signed Purple Suns Jersey (PSA) proof
$249.99
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Steve Nash Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Santa Clara Suns Lakers
$104.99
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Steve Nash signed 8X10 photo GAI certified Lakers
$39.95
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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. As an adult, 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.

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