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

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

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 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.

Top eBay Listings

2012-13 Panini Gold Standard #2B Steve Nash Suns 219 349 - NM-MT
$30.00

2012-13 Panini Gold Standard #2C Steve Nash Mavericks 92 349 - NM-MT
$50.00

2012-13 National Treasures Ricky Rubio & Steve Nash Dual Relic #8 10!!!!
$69.99

1996 Skybox Z-Force Zebut, #12 Steve Nash PSA-7 NM (1843)
$13.95

2011 12 All Time Greats Grant Hill Steve Nash autograph one on one 5 5
$199.99

LOT OF 100 MAVERICKS BASKETBALL CARDS WITH DIRK NOWITZKI & STEVE NASH
$10.00

STEVE NASH 1996-97 BOWMANS BEST REFRACTOR RC #R18 L.A. LAKERS STUNNING VERY HOT
$25.00

2005 Steve Nash Ultimate Collection Triple Jersey #UGJ-SN 4 25
$21.25

2009-10 Upper Deck Dual Materials Steve Nash Chris Paul
$20.00

2006-07 Upper Deck Chronology Steve Nash Auto Autograph 40 BGS 8.5
$60.00

1996 PSA 10 Steve Nash Topps Chrome rookie #182 Phoenix Suns Gem Mint
$84.99

2001-02 Upper Deck Sn-J Sweet Shot Jersey Steve Nash Mavericks #'d 24-50 MT
$24.95

1996 7 VARIOUS STEVE NASH 9 ROOKIE RC LOT
$11.79

2001-02 Fleer Force Special Forces #46 Steve Nash 250
$12.00

2002-03 UD Authentics Uniform Greatness #SNU Steve Nash Jsy
$10.00

2002-03 (BKB) Upper Deck UD Game Jerseys Combos 2 #DNSN Dirk Nowitzki Steve Nash
$20.00
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Rookie Cards

Steve Nash Rookie Card Checklist

Premium Rookie Cards

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STEVE NASH 1996-97 BOWMANS BEST REFRACTOR RC #R18 L.A. LAKERS STUNNING VERY HOT
$25.00

1996 PSA 10 Steve Nash Topps Chrome rookie #182 Phoenix Suns Gem Mint
$84.99

1996 7 VARIOUS STEVE NASH 9 ROOKIE RC LOT
$11.79

1996 Pacific Power Gold Crown Die Cut Steve Nash PSA 8 Rookie Lakers
$29.95

1996-97 SP #142 Steve Nash RC - NM-MT
$7.00

1996-97 Steve Nash Atomic Refractor RC BGS all 9.5 Subs
$499.99

Steve Nash 1996-97 Stadium Club Rookie Showcase BGS 9.5
$50.00

1996 SP #142 STEVE NASH RC LOT OF 8 NMMT K31128
$40.00

1996 Bowman's Best, #R-18, Steve Nash RC, L-223
$7.95

(3967) 1996 COLL EDGE *DIE-CUT* RC STEVE NASH ROOKIE!!! *RARE 1 2* PSA GEM 10!
$66.77

Steve Nash 1996-97 Topps Draft Pick Redemption Rookie Insert Card # DP15
$14.99

Steve Nash 1996-97 Topps Stadium Club Rookie Showcase 1996 Scoreboard PrintPlate
$30.00

1996-97 SP STEVE NASH RC #142 SUNS
$6.00

1996 97 Bowman Best #R18 Steve Nash ROOKIE BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Lakers !
$27.99

1996 HOOPS ROOKIE #21 STEVE NASH RC PSA 9 K1929580-017
$24.99

1996-97 STEVE NASH BASKETBALL 142 ROOKIE RC SUNS CANADA SANTA CLARA L A LAKERS
$10.19
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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 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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Top eBay Listings

SALE! Steve Nash Signed Autographed Lakers Basketball Jersey Global GA GAI COA
$262.46

STEVE NASH SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD JSA CERTIFIED 1996-97 Z-FORCE RC AUTO
$79.99

Steve Nash Signed 1997 Visions Signings Basketball Card PSA DNA Encapsulated
$99.99

Steve Nash Signed Adidas Phoenix Suns Jersey JSA Authenticated
$279.99

Steve Nash Santa Clara 1996 Score Board Basketball #18 Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$99.99

STEVE NASH SIGNED LOS ANGELES LAKERS JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$259.00

Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 1996 Stadium Club Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$119.99

STEVE NASH UD PORTRAITS Signed Autograph 8x10 UDA SUNS LAKERS
$44.99

SUNS STEVE NASH AUTHENTIC SIGNED MAGAZINE 1996 FASTBREAK PSA DNA #T69415
$119.99

1996-97 Bowman's Best Steve Nash Signed Rookie Card RC BGS 9.5 JSA 10 Auto
$299.00

Steve Nash Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Mavericks PSA DNA #Q89508
$99.00

SUNS STEVE NASH AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1996 SKYBOX PREMIUM RC #91 PSA DNA SLABBED
$99.99

Steve Nash Autographed Signed SI Magazine Phoenix Suns PSA DNA #X64851
$99.00

Steve Nash Signed Orange Phoenix Suns Jersey, #13, PSA DNA.
$399.00

Dirk Nowitzki Steve Nash Signed Magazine JSA
$129.99

Steve Nash Dallas Mavericks Signed Nike Max Air Game Used Shoes PSA COA G92265
$1,100.00
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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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