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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1981 TOPPS TERRY BRADSHAW #375 PSA 10 GEM MINT PITTSBURGH STEELERS HOF [772]
$250.00
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW EX C8275
$7.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW NM C8276
$11.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW NM C8277
$11.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW NM C8278
$11.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW EX-MT C8279
$9.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW NM C8280
$11.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW EX-MT C8281
$9.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW EX-MT C8282
$9.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW NM C8283
$11.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW EX-MT C8284
$9.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW NM C8285
$11.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW NM C8286
$11.99
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1972 TOPPS #150 TERRY BRADSHAW EX C8296
$19.99
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1972 Topps Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers #150 Football Card. Excellent Cond
$14.99
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NICE CENTERING! 1979 TOPPS ROGER STAUBACH TERRY BRADSHAW #1 EX++ EXMT-
$5.99
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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

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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Steelers Terry Bradshaw 2006 Leaf Certified Mirror Gold Jersey Patch 06 25
$59.95
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1971 Topps #156 Terry Bradshaw Autographed Rookie Card Auto Clean Card! Steelers
$149.99
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2009 Upper Deck SPx Winning Materials Patch #WTB Terry Bradshaw 99
$20.95
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2013 NATIONAL TREASURES TERRY BRADSHAW JERSEY #09 50
$5.50
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06 TREASURES TERRY BRADSHAW HOF AUTO PRO BOWL JERSEY-SHOE-JERSEY #D 49 STEELERS
$149.99
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53 of 75 made 2004 Donruss limited threads Terry Bradshaw jersey card
$19.99
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2007 CO SIGNERS TERRY BRADSHAW FRANCO HARRIS DUAL AUTO SP 10 STEELERS
$299.00
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2003 SP SIGNATURE EDITION TERRY BRADSHAW AUTO 9 12 03 CARD RERELEASED IN 2004
$140.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW '01 LEAF CERTIFIED FOTG GAME USED JERSEY
$26.88
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2007 triple threads auto card PAUL HORNUNG & TERRY BRADSHAW & JOE NAMATH 21 27
$78.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW 2005 LEAF LIMITED PRIME GAME USED COLLEGE ALL-STAR JERSEY SP 25
$49.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW FRANCO HARRIS DUAL JERSEY 100 2001 DONRUSS CLASSICS COMBOS RARE
$99.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW 2009 09 TOPPS SUPER BOWL PATCH X SP
$39.99
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1971 TERRY BRADSHAW Topps Reprint (2002 Topps Certified Autograph) PSA 1 1
$125.00
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2004 leaf limited monikers Terry bradshaw jersey autograph 10 50
$100.00
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2000 upper deck auto terry bradshaw Auto 338 400
$100.00
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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

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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 Ball - SB XIII GTSM Holo) - Steiner Sports -Item #3731056
$499.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW Signed 11x14 Steelers Photo JSA
$74.99
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Terry Bradshaw Steelers SIGNED mini helmet JSA COA
$149.99
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Signed Terry Bradshaw Photo - 16x20 - JSA Certified -Item #2613930
$159.99
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Autographed Pittsburgh Steelers FS Helmet JSA Witness
$152.50
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA 8x10 PHOTO 74962
$99.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA 8x10 PHOTO 74963
$99.99
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Terry Bradshaw Hand Signed Steelers Pink Mini Helmet - PSA DNA
$210.99
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Framed Terry Bradshaw Signed Photo - 11x14 - PSA DNA Certified -Item #2755289
$174.98
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Photo - 11x14 - PSA DNA Certified -Item #2736938
$119.99
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Signed Terry Bradshaw Ron Jaworski Football Program JSA
$149.99
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STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW AUTHENTIC SIGNED & MATTED MAGAZINE PAGE PSA DNA #U89989
$99.99
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STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO SIMPSONS PSA DNA #Q85568
$149.99
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STEELERS TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #I27997
$149.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED STEELERS 16x20 PHOTO PSA DNA #U79610
$175.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED STEELERS 16x20 PHOTO PSA DNA #U79606
$175.00
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