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 2009 Playoff Prestige Stars of NFL Jersey Dallas Cowboys 068 100
$20.00

TONY ROMO 2011 TOPPS SUPREME SIGNATURE AUTOGRAPH AUTO 20 COWBOYS
$83.00

2009 UD FOOTBALL HEROES TONY ROMO JERSEY #9 10 HIS JERSEY NUMBER!
$49.99

Tony Romo 2003 SP Authentic Autograph #217 Rookie Card Rc PSA 10 Gem Mint x079
$795.00

Tony Romo 13 25 2015 Panini Clear Vision BGS 9.5 Red Parallel Card #22 Cowboys
$62.99

2015 National Treasures TONY ROMO Colossal JUMBO JERSEY AUTO 1 5 Cowboys
$189.00

2003 Leaf Limited Football Hobby Box Tony Romo & Carson Palmer ROOKIES RC's ???
$349.95

2003 Bowman Tony Romo Rookie Card RC #171 Dallas Cowboys!!!
$11.50

2015 NATIONAL TREASURES TONY ROMO COLOSSAL PATCH JERSEY #9 49 PRO BOWL MATERIALS
$39.99

2015 NATIONAL TREASURES TONY ROMO JUMBO PATCH ON CARD AUTO BOOK 10 SP COWBOYS
$86.00

TONY ROMO SELECT GOLD PRIZM SSP 01 10 DALLAS COWBOYS RARE SHORT PRINT
$19.99

Tony Romo Rookie, 2003 Upper Deck Finite Football, #'d 696 999
$12.50

Cowboys Tony Romo Patch 2007 Prestige Prestigious Pros Blue 15 25
$27.95

2014 Triple Threads Tony Romo Dez Bryant Emmitt Smith Jersey Relic Trios 36
$50.00

Tony Romo 2003 Bowman Chrome Refractor Beckett 9.5 445 500
$125.00

Lot Tony Romo Inserts Short Print SP Refractors Dallas Cowboys
$16.99
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Rookie Cards

Tony Romo Rookie Card Checklist

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Tony Romo 2003 SP Authentic Autograph #217 Rookie Card Rc PSA 10 Gem Mint x079
$795.00

2003 Leaf Limited Football Hobby Box Tony Romo & Carson Palmer ROOKIES RC's ???
$349.95

2003 Bowman Tony Romo Rookie Card RC #171 Dallas Cowboys!!!
$11.50

Tony Romo Rookie, 2003 Upper Deck Finite Football, #'d 696 999
$12.50

Tony Romo 2003 Bowman Chrome Refractor Beckett 9.5 445 500
$125.00

2003 BOWMAN CHROME COWBOYS TONY ROMO UNCIRCULATED RED REFRACTOR ROOKIE 201 235
$64.00

Tony Romo 2003 Ultra Gold Medallion PSA 10
$68.09

PSA 9 Tony Romo 2003 Bowman Chrome RC Dallas Cowboys Rookie Card
$90.00

Tony Romo 2003 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card Dallas Cowboys GEM MINT
$97.09

(2) TONY ROMO 2007 TOPPS CO-SIGNERS AUTOGRAPH & 2003 BOWMAN # 171 RC LOT
$58.00

2003 Finite HOBBY Pack Rookie RC (Carson Palmer Tony Romo Jason Witten)?
$10.95

2003 Bowman Chrome HOBBY Pack Tony Romo Carson Palmer Jason Witten Rookie?
$9.95

2003 SPx Gold Spectrum CURTIS MARTIN Insert 46 50 NY Jets HOF
$15.00

2003 Bowman Chrome Xfractor Football Set 1-220 Tony Romo RC Boldin Andre Johnson
$400.00

2003 upper deck finite #233 TONY ROMO cowboys rookie BGS 9.5 (10 9 9.5 9.5)
$119.00

2003 Bowman Football Factory Sealed Hobby Box ROMO, Polamalu RCs
$89.99
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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.

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Top eBay Listings

Tony Romo DALLAS COWBOYS Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA COA
$69.99

Jason Witten & Tony Romo Signed 16x20 Cowboys Tossing The Ball Photo- JSA W Auth
$259.00

Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys Autographed Signed White Logo Football JSA COA
$159.99

Tony Romo Jason Garrett Autographed Signed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA Certified Cowboys
$69.99

Jason Witten Tony Romo Signed Dallas Cowboys Full Size Black Matte Helmet JSA
$499.00

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SIZE XL JERSEY DALLAS COWBOYS JSA CERTIFIED
$300.00

Tony Romo Hand Signed Autograph 8x10 Photo Picture Dallas Cowboys PSA DNA COA
$69.99

TONY ROMO SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS AUTHENTIC REEBOK GAME CUT #9 WHITE JERSEY JSA
$599.00

TONY ROMO & JASON WITTEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS 16x20 PHOTO JSA
$249.00

TONY ROMO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED FRAMED DALLAS COWBOYS JERSEY JSA #WP078879
$419.99

TONY ROMO JASON WITTEN HAND SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS FULLSIZE LOGO FOOTBALL PSA DNA
$379.99

JASON WITTEN TONY ROMO HAND SIGNED WHITE DALLAS COWBOYS FULL SIZE HELMET PSA DNA
$479.99

JASON WITTEN TONY ROMO HAND SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS FULL SIZE HELMET PSA DNA
$479.99

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MINI HELMET DALLAS COWBOYS JSA CERTIFIED
$200.00

JASON WITTEN TONY ROMO HAND SIGNED COWBOYS FULL SIZE PRO AUTHENTIC HELMET PSA
$599.99

TONY ROMO HAND SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS FULL SIZE PRO AUTHENTIC HELMET PSA DNA
$499.99
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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 or Google+.

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