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

2007 TOPPS DRAFT PICKS 57 TONY ROMO CHROME BLACK REFRACTOR PSA 9
$29.95

2008 TOPPS CHROME TC14 TONY ROMO GOLD REFRACTOR PSA 9
$39.95

2003 ULTRA #182 TONY ROMO Rookie Card RC Dallas Cowboys NR
$20.50

2013 Bowman Tony Romo #BR-TRO 99 Blue Jersey Relic BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Cowboys
$109.99

4 2006 Topps Total Tony Romo Drew Henson 1 Blue All Mint
$29.95

Tony Romo Topps NFL Captain Patch 2012
$14.99

2003 SP Signature #106 Tony Romo RC #ed 548 750
$15.99

2003 SPx #114 Tony Romo RC #ed 1229 1500
$11.50

Tony Romo 2003 Upper Deck Future MVP # QB-12, BCCG grd 9, ROOKIE !!!
$25.99

tony romo GREEN ICE SPARKLE SP 50 with free shipping !!
$20.00

2003 Leaf Limited Tony Romo Rookie RC #'d 549 750 BGS MINT 9 .5AWAYfromGem!
$99.99

2011 BOWMAN STERLING #BSR-TR TONY ROMO JERSEY DALLAS COWBOYS 1014
$11.65

2011 Prestige Tony Romo Prestigious Pros JSY Jersey 250
$12.00

Tony Romo - 2 Card Lot - Autographed & Game Used Card
$75.00

2008 Bowman Chrome Tony Romo blue refractor 9 150
$14.99

Tony Romo 2009 Topps Mayo Jumbo Quad Relic Jersey Box Topper Dallas Cowboys
$99.99
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Rookie Cards

Tony Romo Rookie Card Checklist


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2003 ULTRA #182 TONY ROMO Rookie Card RC Dallas Cowboys NR
$20.50

2003 SP Signature #106 Tony Romo RC #ed 548 750
$15.99

2003 SPx #114 Tony Romo RC #ed 1229 1500
$11.50

Tony Romo 2003 Upper Deck Future MVP # QB-12, BCCG grd 9, ROOKIE !!!
$25.99

2003 Leaf Limited Tony Romo Rookie RC #'d 549 750 BGS MINT 9 .5AWAYfromGem!
$99.99

Tony Romo 2003 Bowman Chrome Rookie #144 Dallas Cowboys
$29.00

2003 Upper Deck Mvp Tony Romo Rookie Card #341
$9.99

Tony Romo RC 2003 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Uncirculated #144
$149.00

2003 SP AUTHENTIC Tony Romo #217 Rookie Gold 08 25 RC
$1,200.00

2003 BOWMAN CHROME FOOTBALL HOBBY BOX TONY ROMO ROOKIE
$99.99

2003 Bowman Tony Romo RC
$15.00

TONY ROMO 2003 BOWMAN #171 ROOKIE FOOTBALL CARD RC DALLAS COWBOYS DAL NR
$27.00

Tony Romo, Kliff Kingsbury, Brian St.Pierre Fleer # 299, BCCG grd 9, ROOKIE !!
$29.99

BGS 9.5 2003 Leaf Limited Silver Spotlight Tony Romo ++
$995.00

BGS 9.5 2003 SP Authentic Auto Tony Romo RC
$595.00

2003 SPx #114 Tony Romo Cowboys RC Rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT!
$119.99
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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.

Tony Romo Signed Football Pricing:

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Tony Romo Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Top eBay Listings

Tony Romo signed 11x14 Dallas Cowboys autograph PSA DNA authenticated
$89.99

COWBOYS TONY ROMO SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA #Q41514
$119.99

Tony Romo Signed Autographed Framed White Jersey- JSA Auth
$498.00

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS REPLICA HELMET JAMES SPENCE JSA
$269.99

Tony Romo Signed 8x10 PSA DNA Dallas Cowboys Auto COA
$99.99

Tony Romo Signed 8x10 PSA DNA Dallas Cowboys Auto COA
$99.99

Tony Romo Signed 8x10 PSA DNA Dallas Cowboys Auto COA
$99.99

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS PROLINE HELMET JAMES SPENCE JSA
$379.99

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS REPLICA HELMET JAMES SPENCE JSA
$269.99

Tony Romo Signed Auto Cowboys NFL Black Jersey COA GAI PSA Limited Reebok 1 1?
$99.99

Tony Romo Signed Auto NFL Mini Helmet Dallas Cowboys GA GAI Global COA GV 734346
$124.99

NICE Tony Romo Signed 8x10 PSA DNA Dallas Cowboys Auto COA
$99.99

Tony Romo Signed Autographed FrAmed Dallas Cowboys white Nike Jersey JSA
$599.00

Framed signed Tony Romo jersey. ***Global Authentics (GAI)***
$300.00

Wilson's "ON FIELD" Signed Tony Romo Football. PSA DNA
$249.99

TONY ROMO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA DALLAS COWBOYS 2
$74.99
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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. As an adult, 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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