Terry Bradshaw Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Terry Bradshaw

Date of Birth: 9/2/1948
Rookie Card Year: 1971
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Terry Bradshaw was the face of football for many years during the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl dynasty of the 1970s. As a longtime host of Fox's NFL show, he continues to be a beloved figure in football. As such, Terry Bradshaw cards and autographed memorabilia still remain popular with collectors and fans, particularly those that bleed black and yellow as part of the Steeler's Nation.

Selected with the number one pick out of Louisiana Tech in 1970, his cardboard debut came in 1971 Topps Football. That year, Bradshaw had two other cards released, although because of their regional distribution, neither are considered to be official rookie cards. Player and team collectors do consider them important however, when talking about early Terry Bradshaw collectibles. The first of these is the 1971-72 Dell Photos #6 and the other being the 1971 NFLPA Wonderful World Stamps #319.

A willing signer throughout his playing days and a frequent member of the autograph circuit, there is no shortage of Terry Bradshaw autographs. However, due to his incredible popularity, demand remains strong and, therefore, so do the values. Items signed during his playing days including balls, jerseys and commemorative championship pieces do carry a premium. Game-used material from his carry command top-dollar at auction.

Terry Bradshaw Rookie Card

1971 Topps Football Terry Bradshaw RC #156

1971 Topps Terry Bradshaw 216x300 Image

The Terry Bradshaw rookie card is presented with a striking contrast of vibrant colors, with the red border and the blue of sky in the background. It is iconic and well recognized within, and even outside of, hobby circles. The bold block lettering of the team name and dynamic yellow of the player name all combine to form a card that truly captures your attention. The condition-sensitive nature of the red borders means that they are prone to chipping, edge and corner wear. As a result, high grade versions command a super premium.

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1977 Topps #245 Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers - EX Condition -
$9.49
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Lot of (2) 1977 Topps #245 Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers - EX
$6.49
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1976 TOPPS TERRY BRADSHAW #75 *STEELERS*
$8.99
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1972 Topps Football #120 Terry Bradshaw IA HOF PSA8 NM
$20.00
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1972 Topps #150 Terry Bradshaw HOF Pittsburgh Steelers PSA 9 Mint BV $650
$129.00
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1977, 1978 And 1979 Terry Bradshaw PSA Graded Cards!
$24.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW 1972 TOPPS #150 GREAT... Look... BV $40 HOF STEELERS
$6.75
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1973 Topps #15 Terry Bradshaw STEELERS LOUISIANA TECH BV=$25 *4503
$19.95
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1971 Dell NFL Stamp TERRY BRADSHAW Rookie *PSA 7 NM* Hand-Cut STEELERS RC (HOF)
$41.95
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1981 TOPPS # 375 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 9 MINT HOF STEELERS
$15.99
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2004 UPPER DECK ULTIMATE COLLECTION TERRY BRADSHAW ULTIMATE JERSEY SN 95 175
$9.99
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Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Bradshaw 2006 Topps Paradigm #4 Base Card 134 169
$19.95
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$20.00
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1983 TOPPS #362 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 8
$7.44
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1983 TOPPS #358 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 8
$7.44
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1984 TOPPS #162 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 9 OC
$11.16
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Key Cards

Terry Bradshaw Key Football Cards

A look at early Terry Bradshaw autograph and memorabilia cards reveals that his first autograph card was actually a part of a food promotion held by Tombstone Pizza in 1995. An extremely limited quantity of signed cards were randomly inserted into the packaging. However, it wasn't until 1997 that Bradshaw had his his first officially licensed trading card.

In 2000, Playoff produced several cards containing swatches of game-worn material of the Steelers legendary quarterback. Many of these cards paired Bradshaw with teammates like Franco Harris or contentious rivals like Roger Staubach. In that same year, Fleer and Upper Deck each produced a single memorabilia card of Bradshaw as well. A handful of memorabilia cards also include a Terry Bradshaw signature, some with print runs as low as 21, making for a truly rare and treasured collectible.

1997 Upper Deck Legends Sign of the Times Terry Bradshaw #ST5 Auto SP #/100

1997 Upper Deck Legends Terry Bradshaw Autograph 214x300 Image  Image

The Sign of the Times autograph card is limited to 100 total copies. Bradshaw also had a base card autograph version in the set as well. They rarely make it to the secondary market, safe in the hands of die-hard Steelers collectors.

 

 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Feel The Game Classics Terry Bradshaw #3 Jersey

2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Terry Bradshaw Image

This is by far, Terry Bradshaw's most accessible first year jersey card. While others may be more limited, this is a card every collector can afford from this legend of the game. The black and white color scheme works to the card's advantage and showcases a small jersey swatch inset within a die-cut football. All the elements combine to produce a very nice looking card.

2000 Playoff Momentum Super Bowl Souvenirs Signs of Greatness Terry Bradshaw #SB7 Ball Relic Autograph #/25

2000 Playoff Terry Bradshaw Super Bowl Souveniers Auto Image

At the opposite end of the affordability scale is this classic from Donruss/Playoff. Featuring an on-card signature and authentic game-used Super Bowl football relic, it is serial numbered to just 25 copies. However, Bradshaw does have a similar card in the set, with each commemorating a different Super Bowl, and it too is numbered to just 25 copies as well.

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2004 UPPER DECK ULTIMATE COLLECTION TERRY BRADSHAW ULTIMATE JERSEY SN 95 175
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2008 ud premier terry bradshaw eli manning alex smith game used jersey patch
$6.75
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2006 National Treasures Terry Bradshaw Canton Classics Jumbo Jersey Patch SP 12
$49.99
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2005 Leaf Limited TERRY BRADSHAW 10 50 College Jersey Pro Bowl 3x
$79.00
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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger Terry Bradshaw 2008 UD Premier Trios Patch 18 25
$49.95
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2000 Donruss Diamond Kings Terry Bradshaw Auto Studio Series Steelers
$89.95
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TERRY BRADSHAW JOE NAMATH 2007 TOPPS DUAL AUTOGRAPH PATCH LOGO #D 10 DUAL HOF
$499.99
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2013 PANINI BLACK BOX SUPER BOWL Terry Bradshaw PRIVATE SIGNING AUTO Steelers
$99.99
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2006 TREASURES GAME SHOE JERSEY #D 25 TERRY BRADSHAW FRANCO HARRIS STALLWORTH
$99.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW VERY RARE ( RED) COLLEGE ALL-STARS JERSEY CARD #17 75 STEELERS QB
$36.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW ( 5 COLOR ) TRIPLE PATCH DONRUSS TOTT STEELERS JERSEY CARD #16 50
$59.99
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Sports Illustrated 10 09 1978 Steelers PSA DNA Auto
$79.99
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2004 04 DONRUSS PRIME SIGNATURES TERRY BRADSHAW AUTO SIGNATURE PROOF 9 94
$149.99
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Sports Illustrated 01 15 1979 Steelers PSA DNA Auto
$79.99
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2012 Topps QB Immortals Autographs Gold #QIATB Terry Bradshaw Auto 03 10
$199.99
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Leaf Sports Icons Cut Auto 1 1 Terry Bradshaw Bert Bell Autograph STEELERS 2014
$149.99
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Autograph Guide

Terry Bradshaw Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Terry Bradshaw autograph 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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Terry Bradshaw Cut Signature Exemplar

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Terry Bradshaw Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Terry Bradshaw signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A fairly legible and even handed signature written on an even horizontal plane.
  2. The use of cursive script makes many of the letters look the same.
  3. The defining characters are the "T" which looks like the numeral "2" and the "B" which looks more like a capital letter "R."
  4. The "y" in Terry includes a small open loop at the bottom of the letter.
  5. The "d" in Bradshaw is awkward looking and forms a small oval.
  6. The "a" is slightly open and the "w" is distinct.

Terry Bradshaw Signed Football Pricing:

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Terry Bradshaw Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Terry Bradshaw Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Terry Bradshaw Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Terry Bradshaw Signed Original 1979 Super Bowl XIII Ticket PSA Slabbed
$149.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WILSON NFL FOOTBALL PSA DNA #W14740
$199.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED STEELERS TK AUTHENTIC HELMET PSA DNA
$279.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL PSA DNA
$99.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS JERSEY PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED COA
$229.99
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Steelers Jersey Authentic Autograph JSA #W210137
$249.99
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Terry Bradshaw Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA #H33373 Autographed
$99.99
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Steiner Sports Terry Bradshaw Steelers Signed SB XIII Football "SB XIII MVP" W C
$789.98
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Steiner Sports Terry Bradshaw Steelers Signed SB XIV Football "SB XIV MVP" W C
$789.98
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Steiner Sports Terry Bradshaw Steelers Signed Replica Helmet Inscribed "#12" W C
$729.98
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TERRY BRADSHAW PITTSBURGH STEELERS,HOF PSA DNA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$200.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW PITTSBURGH STEELERS PSA DNA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$200.00
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STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA #Q11795
$199.99
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STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA #Q11794
$199.99
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STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #W193366
$199.99
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STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO JSA #W128885
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