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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1996 Wheaties Collectors Box Full Size Bart Starr Terry Bradshaw Troy Aikman
$19.20
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1984 Topps Football TERRY BRADSHAW HOF #162 BGS 10 PRISTINE POP 1 of 1!!
$649.00
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Topps Paradigm Terry Bradshaw Auto 2006 Jersey Card Pittsburgh Steelers HOF # 99
$26.00
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1982 Topps #204 Terry Bradshaw (HOF) SGC 96 Mint! 81-030
$35.00
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Terry Bradshaw 1973 TOPPS 15 Football Card Perfect 10 MINT Condition
$10.01
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2011 TOPPS SUPER BOWL LEGENDS DIE CUT #SB40 TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS SB X
$8.49
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2011 TOPPS SUPER BOWL LEGENDS DIE CUT #SB51 TERRY BRADSHAW PITT STEELERS SB IX
$8.49
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1978 TOPPS FOOTBALL #65 TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS HOF PSA 9 MINT SET BREAK
$28.01
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2007 Paul Hornung Terry Bradshaw Joe Namath Autograph Jersey Triple Threads
$500.00
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Terry Bradshaw signed Super Bowl XIV program
$99.95
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1994 TW Pittsburgh Steelers Set JACK LAMBERT TERRY BRADSHAW CHUCK NOLL GREENE
$6.00
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1978 Topps #65 Terry Bradshaw - Louisiana Tech Pittsburgh Steelers *HOF*
$5.99
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Terry Bradshaw 2009 Topps Triple Threads "2 SB MVP" GU Jersey Auto #'d 9 15
$187.49
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Terry Bradshaw Troy Aikman Joe Namath Barry Sanders Tony Dorsett Jim Brown Auto
$1,999.00
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1976 TERRY BRADSHAW - Topps Football Card -#75 - Pittsburg Steelers - Vintage
$19.95
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1973 Topps #15 TERRY BRADSHAW (HOF) PSA 8 nm mt Pittsburgh STEELERS LouisianaTch
$53.99
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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

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

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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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Topps Paradigm Terry Bradshaw Auto 2006 Jersey Card Pittsburgh Steelers HOF # 99
$26.00
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2007 Paul Hornung Terry Bradshaw Joe Namath Autograph Jersey Triple Threads
$500.00
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Terry Bradshaw 2009 Topps Triple Threads "2 SB MVP" GU Jersey Auto #'d 9 15
$187.49
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Terry Bradshaw Troy Aikman Joe Namath Barry Sanders Tony Dorsett Jim Brown Auto
$1,999.00
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05 TOPPS HERITAGE TERRY BRADSHAW THREE RIVERS STADIUM RELIC!PITTSBU
$29.99
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1982 TOPPS TERRY BRADSHAW AUTO PSA DNA SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS
$59.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW 2000 00 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME FEEL THE GAME USED JERSEY SP
$39.99
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2009 SPX WINNING MATERIALS TERRY BRADSHAW GAME USED JERSEY CARD RELIC 249
$28.88
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2012 National Treasures Greatest Terry Bradshaw Jersey 11 99
$5.85
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Terry Bradshaw Steelers 2002 Leaf Certified Fabric of the Game Jersey 21 50
$40.00
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2003 Donruss Leaf Terry Bradshaw LIMITED THREADS Jersey # 50 Pittsburgh Steelers
$39.00
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2009 TTT Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers 3 Color Game Used Relic 1 1
$90.00
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1994 Ted Williams #IR10 Terry Bradshaw autograph PSA DNA certified authentic
$89.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW 2009 UD Black American Flag Patch # 077 250
$29.99
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2013 Five Star Terry Bradshaw Auto
$22.19
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John Elway Terry Bradshaw Tom Brady 2008 UD Premier Trios Jersey Patch 02 25
$79.95
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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 Autographed Steelers Jersey PSA
$179.99
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Terry Bradshaw signed Louisianna Tech Mini Helmet JSA
$149.95
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TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PITTSBURGH STEELERS PHOTO #3 PSA DNA
$99.00
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Terry Bradshaw Framed Jersey Signed TRISTAR COA Autographed Pittsburgh Steelers
$659.95
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS 1991 DOMINO'S CARD #48 SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 83513575
$99.95
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS 1991 DOMINO'S CARD #48 SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 83513577
$99.95
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS 1991 DOMINO'S CARD #48 SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 83513578
$99.95
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Terry Bradshaw Steelers Autographed Signed Full Size Replica Helmet JSA W497543
$249.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS 1991 DOMINO'S CARD #48 SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 83513576
$64.97
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTO PITTSBURGH STEELERS BLACK STAT JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$199.00
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SIGNED JERSEY Terry Bradshaw, STEELER'S JSA Authenticated
$100.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED PSA DNA COA 8X10 PHOTOGRAPH
$69.99
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Terry Bradshaw Autographed Signed 16x20 Steelers Photo PSA DNA #J47920
$179.00
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Autographed Book "Looking Deep" Auto PSA DNA 22741801
$149.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PITTSBURGH STEELERS FULL SIZE TK HELMET JSA
$299.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW LOUISIANA TECH,STEELERS,HOF PSA DNA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$375.00
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