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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2008 Topps Letterman Refractor #46 Terry Bradshaw 99 Pittsburgh Steelers 0u7
$10.25

1978 Topps #65 TERRY BRADSHAW Pittsburgh Steelers HOF
$7.00

2015 Triple Threads Football Sapphire Parallel Terry Bradshaw 24 25 Steelers
$29.99

1973 Topps Football Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers HOF NM Card FREE SHIP
$25.00

1974 Topps TERRY BRADSHAW #470 SUPER great shape for 42 years old
$11.99

1976 Topps 75 Terry Bradshaw NM-MT #D35599
$26.25

1972 Topps 120 Terry Bradshaw IA EX-MT #D58720
$10.25

1976 Topps 75 Terry Bradshaw NM #D61583
$21.25

1976 Topps 75 Terry Bradshaw NM #D61582
$21.25

1975 Topps Football Card #461 Terry Bradshaw VG-EX *1417
$8.99

1976 Topps 75 Terry Bradshaw NM-MT #D35597
$26.25

1977 Topps 245 Terry Bradshaw NM-MT #D35659
$26.25

1976 Topps 75 Terry Bradshaw NM-MT #D35601
$26.25

1976 Topps 75 Terry Bradshaw NM-MT #D35598
$26.25

1976 Topps 75 Terry Bradshaw NM-MT #D35600
$26.25

1974 Topps 470 Terry Bradshaw NM #D75371
$26.25
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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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2011 Certified Mirror Blue Terry Bradshaw Immortals Patch #'d 2 25!!!!!!!
$49.99

TERRY BRADSHAW 2010 ABSOLUTE TOOLS OF THE TRADE GAME USED JERSEY# 250
$16.88

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED 1971 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD RC #156 PSA GRADED 10 AUTOGRAPH #3
$1,299.99

2015 SPORTKINGS TERRY BRADSHAW AUTO ON CARD AUTOGRAPH # 20 OR LESS STEELERS
$90.00

TERRY BRADSHAW ( 5 COLOR) TRIPLE PRIME JERSEY PRO BOWL SHOE CARD #16 50 STEELERS
$79.99

TERRY BRADSHAW + BEN ROETHLISBERGER ( BACK TO THE FUTURE ) JERSEY CARD #204 299
$49.99

2001 Leaf Certified #FG37 Terry Bradshaw Fabric Game Jersey Prime Patch # 6 21
$124.95

2005 Topps Turkey Red TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPH AUTO STEELERS A5603
$66.61

2015 IMMACULATE TERRY BRADSHAW GAME-WORN JERSEY RELIC #9 99
$5.50

2011 Absolute Memorabilia #23 Terry Bradshaw 25 Pittsburgh Steelers Card 2r5
$50.25

TERRY BRADSHAW 2013 PANINI PLAYBOOK AUTO #20 25 SP STEELERS HOF
$68.99

2003 Playoff Absolute Mem. TERRY BRADSHAW Etched Glass Game Used Jersey 250
$109.99

2011 TOPPS FIVE STAR JOE NAMATH & TERRY BRADSHAW DUAL AUTOGRAPH 03 10
$439.99

National Treasures Autograph Jersey 1989 HOF Steelers Terry Bradshaw 49 50 2013
$500.00

2006 LIMITED TERRY BRADSHAW ROGER STAUBACH 100 DUAL GAME WORN JERSEY SP HOF'S
$49.99

Terry Bradshaw Topps 2011 Five Star Auto Patch Card Thick Mint #23 50 Steelers
$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

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 HAND SIGNED STEELERS FULL SIZE LOGO FOOTBALL PSA DNA
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED OFFICIAL LEATHER SUPER BOWL 13 XIII GAME FOOTBALL PSA DNA
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED OFFICIAL LEATHER SUPER BOWL 14 XIV GAME FOOTBALL PSA DNA
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED OFFICIAL LEATHER SUPER BOWL 14 XIV GAME FOOTBALL MVP PSA
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TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED OFFICIAL LEATHER SUPER BOWL 13 XIII GAME FOOTBALL MVP PSA
$499.99

Terry Bradshaw Signed Autographed PSA DNA card Steelers
$99.99

TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED LOUISIANA LA TECH BULLDOGS #12 JERSEY JSA
$299.00

TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED 1971 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD RC #156 PSA GRADED 10 AUTOGRAPH #3
$1,299.99

Roger Staubach Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Cowboys w Terry Bradshaw
$149.99

Terry Bradshaw Signed Pittsburgh Steelers Logo Football w JSA COA P03485
$124.95

Terry Bradshaw Signed Pittsburgh Steelers Logo Football w JSA COA P03486
$124.95

Terry Bradshaw Signed Autographed Pittsburgh Steelers FS Helmet PSA DNA
$163.50

Terry Bradshaw signed autographed 1971 Topps Rookie Card INSC ROOKIE - PSA DNA
$495.00

TERRY BRADSHAW HAND SIGNED STEELERS FULL SIZE AUTHENTIC PRO HELMET 4x CHAMPS PSA
$629.99

TERRY BRADSHAW LYNN SWANN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WILSON NFL FOOTBALL PSA DNA #F05470
$449.00

TERRY BRADSHAW Signed Auto Pittsburgh Steelers 33x22 Canvas Photo JSA COA
$295.00
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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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