Tony Romo Football Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Tony Romo

Date of Birth: 4/21/1980
Rookie Card Year: 2003
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

It is hard to imagine a more frustrating football player to collect than Tony Romo. His career has been marked by peaks, valleys and considerable expectations. But Romo continues to show enough glimpses of greatness to keep demand for his cards high.

A strong quarterback out of Eastern Illinois, Tony Romo put up great numbers in college but was largely overlooked because of the Division I-AA competition. Despite entering the 2003 NFL Draft with some interest, Romo went undrafted and signed with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent most of the his early years on the bench, but finally got a chance in 2006. Since then, Tony Romo has been largely a Pro Bowl-calibur quarterback with a reputation for unraveling in the biggest moments.

Playing for "America's Team" immediately bumps the collecting popularity of Tony Romo cards and memorabilia as the Cowboys have such a devoted and far-reaching fan base. The strong following also leads to increased scrutiny, as Romo has certainly experienced. At this point, the big thing missing from Romo's resume is postseason success. This keeps him from joining the ranks of other elite quarterback collecting options. Romo's peak period is already here and if he cannot lead the team deep into the playoffs now, his window will close quickly.

Because he signed as an undrafted rookie with the Cowboys, Tony Romo has less rookie cards than other players from the 2003 rookie class. There are still quite a few options for collectors and two clear standouts that are highlighted below.

Top Tony Romo Rookie Cards

2003 SP Authentic Tony Romo RC #217 Autograph #/1200

Although the SP Authentic autograph card has a higher print run than the Playoff Contenders card, the on-card signature makes this the king of Tony Romo cards -- rookie and otherwise. The modern profile has an understated layout and does not detract from the signature.

2003 Playoff Contenders Tony Romo RC #156 Autograph #/999

Playoff Contenders rookie autographs always have a strong following among rookie chasers. Combine that with a low print run and this is one of the most solid Tony Romo cards that a collector can invest in. The hologram sticker is a little overwhelming, though.

Top eBay Listings

TONY ROMO 2008 BOOKLET #D 1 3 JUMBO PATCHES LOGO 24X PIECE AMAZHING CASE HIT
$499.99

2007 Premier Prospects QB Tony Romo RC Art Card 1 of 499 Gem Mt 10 #75267725
$37.95

TONY ROMO 2008 LEAF CERTIFIED GOLD TEAM GAME USED JERSEY#250
$11.99

TONY ROMO - 2011 PLATES & PATCHES GAME USED PATCH SP #D 103 150
$14.99

TONY ROMO COWBOYS 2014 ELITE # 25 GRADED 10 L@@@K
$17.00

TONY ROMO COWBOYS 2014 ROOKIES & STARS # 60 GRADED 10
$17.00

TONY ROMO COWBOYS 2012 CROWN ROYALE NFL REGIME # 18 GRADED 10
$18.70

TONY ROMO COWBOYS 2008 UD STARQUEST RED # SQ30 GRADED 10
$20.40

TONY ROMO #1 10 2014 TOPPS CHROME MINI GOLD REFRACTOR #77 DALLAS COWBOYS RARE SP
$99.95

Tony Romo 2003 03 Bowman Rookie Card #171
$24.99

2009 TOPPS UNIQUE DYNAMIC DUAL COWBOYS TONY ROMO JASON WITTEN JERSEY RELIC 79
$19.95

2008 Tony Romo Exquisite Signature Jersey Auto Patch # ESS-TR 09 25 Jersey # 1 1
$52.00

Tony Romo Autographed Card w Jersey -- Dallas Cowboys AUTO #'d to 15
$90.00

2011 Panini Totally Certified Blue Tony Romo Jersey 249 #60
$10.00

2008 DONRUSS EA SPORT MADDEN SPECIAL ISSUE 10CT ALL TONY ROMO DALLAS COWBOYS
$15.95

2007 Ultimate Collection Game Patch Dallas Cowboys Jersey Patch Tony Romo 99
$10.99
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Rookie Cards

Tony Romo Rookie Card Checklist


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Tony Romo 2003 03 Bowman Rookie Card #171
$24.99

2009 UD TONY ROMO 2003 NFL Draft INSERT Card College to Pros DALLAS COWBOYS
$6.99

2003 fleer tradition #299 TONY ROMO rookie BGS BCCG 10
$28.00

2003 leaf limited #123 TONY ROMO rookie BGS 10 9.5 9.5 9.5
$100.00

2003 sp game used #180 TONY ROMO rc rookie BGS 9.5 10
$115.00

2003 spx #114 TONY ROMO rc rookie card BGS 9.5 10
$115.00

2003 upper deck mvp #341 TONY ROMO rookie BGS 10 9.5 9.5 10
$59.00

2003 leaf limited #123 TONY ROMO rookie BGS 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5
$95.00

2003 leaf limited #123 TONY ROMO rc rookie BGS BCCG 10
$65.00

2003 upper deck finite gold #233 TONY ROMO rookie BGS BCCG 10
$250.00

2003 leaf limited #123 TONY ROMO rc rookie card BGS 9.5
$80.00

2003 upper deck finite gold #233 TONY ROMO rookie BGS 9.5 (pop 2)
$400.00

2003 ultimate collection #58 TONY ROMO 750 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$65.00

2003 sp signature #106 TONY ROMO rc rookie BGS BCCG 10
$69.00

2003 playoff honors #107 TONY ROMO rc rookie BGS BCCG 9
$42.00

2003 leaf limited #123 TONY ROMO rc rookie BGS 10 9.5
$89.00
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Autograph Guide

Tony Romo Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Tony Romo's authentic signature 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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Russell Wilson also has his own authentication hologram stickers. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Tony Romo Signature Exemplar

Tony Romo Signature Exemplar

Tony Romo Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Tony Romo signature autograph  will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Tony Romo Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature s written on a slight upward angle.
  2. The letters "t" and "R" are over-sized.
  3. The letter "T" consists of two intersecting lines, the vertical line is written on a left leaning angle, the horizontal crossing line is drawn at about50 degrees and contains a curl at the right side.
  4. The pen lifts and a small "o-n-y" are legible.
  5. The letter "R" is distinct and legible, the pen lifts and an "o" is visible while the remaining letters are implied.
  6. The numeral "9" is almost always present.

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Top eBay Listings

Tony Romo Signed Dallas Cowboys Full Size Replica Helmet JSA ITP
$345.00

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED COWBOYS FULL SIZE FOOTBALL HELMET PSA DNA
$349.99

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED WHITE COWBOYS FULL SIZE FOOTBALL HELMET PSA
$349.99

TONY ROMO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED DALLAS COWBOYS F S AUTHENTIC PROLINE HELMET JSA
$375.00

Tony Romo Signed Dallas Cowboys Throwback Full Size Replica Helmet JSA ITP
$375.00

Tony Romo SIGNED 11x14 Photo Dallas Cowboys PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00

TONY ROMO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH DALLAS COWBOYS JERSEY GAI COA + HOLO + TAGS
$190.00

Framed Tony Romo Signed Photo 16x20 Witness JSA Certified
$219.98

Framed Signed Tony Romo Photo 16x20 JSA Certified
$219.98

Tony Romo Signed Autographed Alpha Nike Football Cleat w.GAI COA Dallas Cowboys
$41.00

TONY ROMO HAND SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS AUTHENTIC NFL FULL SIZE HELMET PSA DNA
$479.99

TONY ROMO JASON WITTEN SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS AUTHENTIC NFL FULL SIZE HELMET PSA
$579.99

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS MINI HELMET w JSA
$139.99

Tony Romo Signed Autographed Dallas Cowboys Replica Full Size Helmet JSA COA
$309.97

Tony Romo Signed Dallas Cowboys Photo 16x20 Witness JSA Certified
$118.99

Signed Tony Romo Photo 16x20 SM JSA Certified
$139.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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