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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1973 TOPPS #15 TERRY BRADSHAW - PITTSBURGH STEELERS
$15.95
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2006 Topps True Champions Terry Bradshaw
$5.00
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1972 TOPPS #150 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 6
$32.99
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1981 TOPPS #88 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 9
$19.99
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1982 TOPPS #205 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 9
$32.99
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1971 TOPPS GAME CARDS #43 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 7
$39.99
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1983 TOPPS STICKERS INSERT #5 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 9
$19.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW IN ACTION PSA 6
$19.99
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1972 Topps Football Card #120 Terry Bradshaw Pro Action NRMT
$9.99
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1972 TOPPS #120 TERRY BRADSHAW PRO ACTION
$6.00
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1982 TOPPS #205 TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS HOF POP 2 PSA 8.5 F1567844
$7.99
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Terry Bradshaw (Steelers HOF) 1971 Topps #156 Football Rookie Card #156 EX - MT
$74.99
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1990 PRO SET SUPER BOWL MVP'S #13 TERRY BRADSHAW PSA 10 F1541416
$9.99
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1983 Topps Football Sticker Set 32 33) Marcus Allen Walter Payton Terry Bradshaw
$9.99
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1971 TOPPS #156 TERRY BRADSHAW SHARP CENTERED PITTSBURGH STEELERS ROOKIE CARD
$300.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW 1972 SUNOCO Stamp - PITTSBURGH STEELERS
$9.99
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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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AUTOGRAPH 2004 BOWMAN`S BEST BEN ROETHLISBERGER TERRY BRADSHAW #41 94 LOT OF 3
$249.99
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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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1989 NFL Pro-Set Terry Bradshaw Hall of Fame Authentic Auto #12 Sale!
$30.00
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2006 Terry Bradshaw Topps Paradigm Autographed Triple Game Used Jersey 75 of 99
$119.00
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2006 Terry Bradshaw Topps Paradigm Gold Auto Triple Game Used Jersey 23 of 25
$129.00
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2006 Terry Bradshaw Topps Paradigm Autographed Triple Game Used Jersey 17 of 99
$119.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW 2010 Panini Certified IMMORTALS AUTO JERSEY EMERALD 3 STEELERS *
$229.95
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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:

Active Listings for Terry Bradshaw Signed Photographs

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Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Signed & Framed 20x16 B&W Photo JSA
$279.00
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Terry Bradshaw Hand Signed 18" Ceramic Plate Pittsburgh Steelers PSA DNA 2a24844
$289.99
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Terry Bradshaw Hand Signed 18" Ceramic Plate Pittsburgh Steelers PSA DNA 2a24838
$289.99
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Terry Bradshaw Hand Signed 18" Ceramic Plate Pittsburgh Steelers PSA DNA 2a24839
$289.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW PITTSBURGH STEELERS AUTOGRAPHED Signed FRAMED 8 X 10 PHOTO JSA
$109.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PITTSBURGH STEELERS PHOTO #4 PSA DNA
$139.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PITTSBURGH STEELERS PHOTO #3 PSA DNA
$139.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PITTSBURGH STEELERS PHOTO #1 PSA DNA
$139.00
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Photo - 16x20 - JSA Certified -Item #2613927
$159.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW LOUISIANNA TECH PSA DNA SIGNED JERSEY
$325.00
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Terry Bradshaw Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Cannonball Run Steelers
$119.99
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TERRY BRADSHAW LOUISIANA TEC PSA DNA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$285.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW PITTSBURGH STEELERS PSA DNA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$200.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED FOOTBALL
$250.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO
$140.00
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TERRY BRADSHAW STEELERS JSA COA SIGNED FULL SIZE HELMET
$450.00
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