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

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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Lot of (25) 1976 CRANE Football Disc * Terry Bradshaw Mint BV$187
$11.25

TERRY BRADSHAW Pittsburgh Steelers SPORTS HEROES 4-PAGE BOOKLET SHEET CARD
$7.19

2010 CLASSICS CLASSIC TRIPLES TERRY BRADSHAW MEL BLOUNT LC GREENWOOD #2
$5.49

1975 Topps #461 TERRY BRADSHAW Pittsburgh Steelers - GAI 9 MINT
$40.00

1973 Topps Terry Bradshaw Signed Autographed Card #15 Good 16728
$44.95

1984 Topps PITTSBURGH STEELERS Team Set (16) TERRY BRADSHAW JACK LAMBERT +
$10.99

2013 Certified Mirror Red Immortals Terry Bradshaw 250
$5.99

1977 TOPPS FB #245 TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS EX MT
$12.00

2011 Topps Supreme Red #10 Terry Bradshaw 99
$10.20

1979 Topps #500 Terry Bradshaw PITTSBURGH PIRATES NM
$7.50

2011 (STEELERS) Topps Supreme #10 Terry Bradshaw 429
$6.00

1976 Topps Terry Bradshaw #75 SGC 92 near mint to mint +
$60.89

1979 Topps Terry Bradshaw Steelers HOFer # 500
$9.99

2014 Black Gold TERRY BRADSHAW "SILVER" TEAM SYMBOLS 25 Shadowbox HOF STEELERS
$38.95

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Super Bowl eTopps Terry Bradshaw AUTO W COA STEELERS
$299.99

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Super Bowl eTopps Terry Bradshaw AUTO W COA STEELERS
$299.99
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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

 

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

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

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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2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Super Bowl eTopps Terry Bradshaw AUTO W COA STEELERS
$299.99

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Super Bowl eTopps Terry Bradshaw AUTO W COA STEELERS
$299.99

TERRY BRADSHAW JOE NAMATH 2007 TOPPS DUAL AUTOGRAPH PATCH LOGO #D 10 DUAL HOF
$499.99

2014 TOPPS FIVE STAR TERRY BRADSHAW ( STEELERS ) AUTOGRAPH AUTO GOLD CARD 1 1
$207.50

1994 Ted Williams #IR10 Terry Bradshaw autograph PSA DNA certified authentic
$69.99

TERRY BRADSHAW 2007 TOPPS GAME PATCH JERSEY LOGO 7X PIECE 36 * 4 SB WINS* RARE
$99.99

2008 Exquisite Terry Bradshaw Auto Jersey 10 25
$139.95

Terry Bradshaw 2008 Topps Dynasties Autograph 9 25 Steelers Auto
$119.95

Terry Bradshaw 11 25 autosignature Jersey Exquite UD
$80.99

2005 topps heritage Terry Bradshaw flashback relic F-TBR steelers QB
$7.99

2004 LEAF LIMITED THREADS Terry Bradshaw GAME JERSEY 28 75 STEELERS
$34.95

2005 Topps Heritage Flashback Terry Bradshaw Three Rivers Stadium Relic STEELERS
$15.95

TERRY BRADSHAW 2008 TOPPS MAYO'S CUT PLUG JERSEY #12 25
$49.99

2006 National Treasures HOF Greatness Terry Bradshaw GU Jumbo Jersey 25
$29.99

2009 topps terry bradshaw postseason patch ppr4
$7.99

2000 FLEER Feel the Game Classic Terry Bradshaw Jersey
$24.00
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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

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.

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Terry Bradshaw Autographed Jersey | Details: Pittsburgh Steelers

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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED TOUCHDOWN PYLON PITTSBURGH STEELERS HOF PROOF JSA COA
$299.99

TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS THROWBACK TK HELMET JSA
$349.99

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED LOUISIANA LA TECH BULLDOGS F S USA HELMET JSA
$399.00

Terry Bradshaw Steelers Autographed Signed GLA Goal Line Postcard JSA E31112
$149.00

Terry Bradshaw Signed Autographed Pittsburgh Steelers 16x20 Photo JSA Witness
$114.99

Terry Bradshaw Signed Steelers Full Size Helmet JSA
$424.99

PITTSBURGH STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED STAT JERSEY W JSA COA!!!!
$219.00

Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Signed Official NFL Duke Football JSA
$295.00

Full Size Helmet Steiner Signed Terry Bradshaw Riddell Football 4x super bowl
$499.99

Terry Bradshaw Signed Pittsburgh Steelers Photo 16x20 JSA Certified
$135.99

Signed Terry Bradshaw Photo 16x20 JSA Certified
$127.49

TERRY BRADSHAW PITTSBURGH STEELERS QUARTERBACK SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO psa dna 2
$135.00

TERRY BRADSHAW PITTSBURGH STEELERS QUARTERBACK SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO psa dna 3
$135.00

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED HELMET FS AUTO STEELERS JSA COA
$239.99

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED JERSEY FRAMED AUTO JSA COA PITTSBURGH STEELERS
$599.99

Framed Terry Bradshaw Signed Photo 16x20 JSA Certified
$239.98
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