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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2007 Topps TX Exclusive #202 Terry Bradshaw (Pittsburgh Steelers) #'d 0513 1099
$7.95

Terry Bradshaw - 1971-78 Football - 9 Different Card Lot BV $202 - Low Grade
$12.50

2016 Terry Bradshaw Infinity #104
$14.62

2015 Topps High Tek TERRY BRADSHAW #1 5 Red Orbit Diffractor HOF This is #1
$45.00

2014 Topps Supreme Violet #40 Terry Bradshaw 99 Pittsburgh Steelers Card 0t6
$8.25

1980-84 Topps Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers 26 Card Lot - VG-NMT
$29.99

TERRY BRADSHAW Vintage 1977 Topps #245 Pittsburgh Steelers
$20.00

1973 Topps #15 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Football Card 7i2
$9.99

2015 Panini Playbook Gold 41 Franco Harris Terry Bradshaw 199 Football Card 7i2
$6.99

1994 Instant Replays #IR10 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Football Card 0b5
$5.20

2015 Topps High Tek #66 Terry Bradshaw 99 Pittsburgh Steelers Football Card 0c4
$40.55

1977 Topps #245 Terry Bradshaw Steelers EX (red 3139)
$8.95

2014 Topps Museum Collection Ruby #7 Terry Bradshaw 50 Pittsburgh Steelers 1u9
$6.98

1976 Topps #75 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Football Card 2n7
$14.00

1972 Topps #120 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Football Card 2n7
$12.50

1978 Topps #65 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Football Card 2n7
$10.00
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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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2004 LEAF CERTIFIED TERRY BRADSHAW JERSEY RELIC 22 100
$29.99

TERRY BRADSHAW 2002 FLEER SHOWCASE AIR TO THE THRONE GAME USED JERSEY MINT COND
$6.01

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED 2015 LEAF SPORT KINGS GUM CARD CERTIFIED AUTO FOOTBALL HOF
$99.99

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (60) Card Lot: Jersey,Rookies,Inserts,#'d, Terry BRADSHAW +
$9.99

2011 Topps Supreme Football Signatures Terry Bradshaw AUTO Printing Plate 1 1
$57.00

2014 14 PANINI ABSOLUTE TERRY BRADSHAW ABSOLUTE INK AUTO SIGNATURE
$129.99

2015 15 LEAF LEGENDS OF THE SPORT TERRY BRADSHAW AUTO SIGNATURE ON CARD SSP
$99.99

National Treasures Steel Curtain Worn Jersey Steelers Terry Bradshaw 03 10 2015
$200.00

Terry Bradshaw 2015 Leaf Q - SILVER on-card Autograph Auto - PITTSBURGH STEELERS
$112.49

SC7) 2015 Topps 60th Anniversary TERRY BRADSHAW Auto Steelers Rookie RC Re-Print
$89.99

SC7) 2015 Topps 60th Anniversary TERRY BRADSHAW Auto Steelers 4 25 Silver SP RC
$149.99

Terry Bradshaw Mel Blount 2014 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature auto card 1 1 JSA
$169.99

2011 Topps Five Star Terry Bradshaw auto jersey # 50 Steelers on card auto
$159.99

2014 Five Star Golden Graphs Terry Bradshaw 5 5 Auto
$499.99

2014 National Treasures TERRY BRADSHAW Autograph card 25
$249.99

2014-15 Immaculate Terry Bradshaw on the Card Auto Redemption from Panini # 2 25
$99.99
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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

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 Pittsburgh Steelers Signed White Logo Football JSA COA B
$179.99

Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Signed White Logo Football JSA COA C
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Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Signed White Logo Football JSA COA D
$179.99

TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED STEELERS PINK MINI HELMET PSA DNA
$169.99

TERRY BRADSHAW Signed Inscribed Steelers Helmet Curve Display STEINER LE 12
$1,695.00

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED STEELERS STAT JERSEY JSA #K10321
$177.50

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED REPLICA STEELERS F S FULL SIZE HELMET JSA #K79913
$177.53

TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS #12 WHITE JERSEY JSA
$249.00

TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS #12 BLACK JERSEY JSA
$249.00

Terry Bradshaw Framed Jersey Signed JSA COA Autographed Pittsburgh Steelers
$749.99

TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS THROWBACK TK HELMET JSA
$349.00

Terry Bradshaw, Signed Terry Bradshaw, Black, Steelers Jersey, Size 50, JSA COA
$299.95

TERRY BRADSHAW PITTSBURGH STEELERS,HOF 89,4X SB CHAMP JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$455.00

Terry Bradshaw Steiner Signed 16x20 Framed Inscribed HOF 89 Photo Steelers Auto
$329.95

Johnny Unitas Terry Bradshaw PSA DNA Signed Football Autographed Auto V04509
$499.99

Terry Bradshaw signed Steelers mini helmet JSA Witness , #12
$134.50
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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