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

2013 Panini National Treasures Tony Romo Century Materials #02 49 Game Jersey
$22.50

2015 Panini Clear Vision Clarity Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys
$24.95

Tony Romo Fleer RC BGS 9.5
$149.99

TONY ROMO & MATT RYAN WINNING COMBOS JERSEY #01 99 - DALLAS COWBOYS - FALCONS #1
$29.99

2011 National Treasures Tony Romo Game Used Jersey Prime Patch 11 49 Worn
$22.00

2008 UD FOOTBALL HEROES TONY ROMO #90 PLATINUM 02 10 DALLAS COWBOYS
$15.00

ELI MANNING TONY ROMO KEVIN KOLB 2010 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS JERSEY 17 18
$17.00

2008 DONRUSS MADDEN 09 SET $60 W TONY ROMO PEYTON MANNING MATT RYAN RC MCFADDEN
$13.94

2014 Panini Flawless Tony Romo 3 Color PATCH 13 25 BGS 9.5
$79.99

2003 Upper Deck Tony Romo Future MVP SP #QB-12 Cowboys Rookie Card PGI 10 R
$59.99

2014 NATIONAL TREASURES TONY ROMO TIMELINE PATCH AUTO #d 02 10 SSP COWBOYS
$41.00

TONY ROMO JULIUS JONES TERRELL OWENS COWBOYS 2007 ELITE TEAMS 200 gold
$14.00

HUGE TONY ROMO 100 CARD 80 DIFFERENT LOT a COWBOYS
$28.99

HUGE TONY ROMO 100 CARD 80 DIFFERENT LOT c COWBOYS
$28.99

TONY ROMO Dallas Cowboys 1st NFL START GU Ticket Style CARD Game Exclusives
$15.50

2014 Immaculate Tony Romo Game Used Nameplate Patch SSP Serial# 6 9 COWBOYS
$57.99
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Rookie Cards

Tony Romo Rookie Card Checklist


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2003 Upper Deck Tony Romo Future MVP SP #QB-12 Cowboys Rookie Card PGI 10 RC
$59.99

2003 Bowman Tony Romo #171 Rookie RC SP
$13.50

2003 Fleer Ultra Tony Romo Rookie PSA Sports Authenticator #182 EX-MT 6 Cowboys
$49.99

Tony Romo 2003 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card BGS Gem Mt 9.5
$109.00

2003 Bowman Tony Romo rookie
$28.00

2003 bowman #171 TONY ROMO dallas cowboys rookie card BGS BCCG 10
$65.00

2003 Bowman Chrome Tony Romo Rookie Red Refractor 235 BGS 9
$159.99

2003 Upper Deck MVP Tony Romo Future Mvp #qb-12 Rookie RC PSA 10 Gem Mint Dallas
$74.99

2003 Upper Deck MVP #341 Tony Romo RC - NM-MT
$17.50

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

2003 Ultra Gold Medallion Die-Cut Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys RC Rookie PSA 10
$18.27

2003 Bowman Chrome Football Box-Hobby Factory Sealed-Relic Autograph Rookies?
$99.99

Tony Romo 2003 Panini Playoff Contenders Season Ticket Auto RC 579 999 BGS 9 10
$459.00

2003 Sweet Spot HOBBY Pack Rookie (Tony Romo Jason Witten Palmer Polamalu)?
$10.95

2003 Bowman Chrome Tony Romo #144 Rookie Card PSA 10
$139.36

Tony Romo 2003 Playoff Contenders Season Ticket Rookie Auto RC Autograph LOT
$469.00
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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 Custom Throwback Football Jersey JSA
$275.00

Tony Romo Signed Custom White Football Jersey JSA
$259.00

TONY ROMO Autographed Signed 16x20 Color Photo JSA Custom Framed Black
$119.90

FRAMED TONY ROMO SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS BLUE JERSEY JSA AUTHENTICATED
$449.10

TONY ROMO & MILES AUSTIN Signed 16x20 + PSA DNA COA
$99.00

Tony Romo & Jason Witten Dual-signed Dallas Cowboys 16x20 Photo JSA Witten Holo
$279.00

Tony Romo Jason Witten Dual Signed Framed Cowboys 16x20 Photo JSA + Witten Holo
$349.00

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

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS #9 WHITE JERSEY JSA
$199.00

TONY ROMO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED DALLAS COWBOYS F S FULL SIZE HELMET JSA
$265.00

TONY ROMO Signed Authentic Cowboys Jersey UDA LE 24 109
$895.00

TONY ROMO AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS COWBOYS BLUE SIZE XL JERSEY w JSA W
$299.99

Tony Romo Signed Autographed Dallas Cowboys FS Proline Helmet JSA Witness
$399.00

Tony Romo Signed Cowboys Pro Bowl 11x14 Photo PSA
$105.00

Jason Witten & Tony Romo Autographed Signed Full Size Helmet Dallas Cowboys JSA
$549.99

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