Vince Carter Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Vince Carter

Date of Birth: 1/26/1977
Rookie Card Year: 1998-99
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

In his prime, Vince Carter was one of the most dynamic players in the NBA. One of several players touted as the next Michael Jordan, Vince Carter provided a lengthy highlight reel filled with thrilling dunks and three-point shooting. Based on his elite play and exciting style, Vince Carter became known as "Vinsanity." Like most, he did not fulfill the Jordan comparisons and could never make that transition from star to superstar. With his retirement rapidly approaching, Vince Carter cards and memorabilia still maintain strong interest from collectors.

The spotlight followed Vince Carter from an early age and he was named a McDonald's High School All-American. After playing college basketball with the University of North Carolina, Carter was selected 5th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 1998 NBA Draft. He was immediately dealt to Toronto in exchange for the number four pick, fellow Tar Heel, Antwan Jamison. After a stellar inaugural campaign, Carter was named the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Vince Carter has spent time with several NBA teams over his impressive career. In addition to Toronto, the eight-time NBA All-Star played for the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and currently for the Dallas Mavericks.

Although the late-90's products were a blockbuster time for inserts and parallels, most rookie cards did not enjoy the same values. Because of this, the majority of Vince Carter cards from his rookie season fall in the budget and mid-range values. The highest values can be found among the many rookie parallels. Two Vince Carter cards stand out because they are the only serial numbered base rookie card options.

While there are no autographed rookie cards for Vince Carter, there are plenty of autographed cards available from throughout his career. Also, his authentic autographed memorabilia is very reasonably priced.

Top Vince Carter Rookie Cards

1998-99 SP Authentic Vince Carter RC #100 #/3500

Despite the high numbering, Vince Carter's SP Authentic is among the top base rookie cards for "Air Canada." A varied assortment of text usage does make the design a little busy, but the shaded area does a great job of centering the attention squarely on Carter.

1998-99 SPx Finite Vince Carter RC #/2500

If you have many leather-bound books and your apartment smells of rich mahogany, this might be the Vince Carter card for you. Oozing with class, this bold rookie card is numbered to 2,500. The forrest green and gold foil do seem to clash with the purple background. Radiance (#/1,500) and Spectrum (#/25) parallels offer additional options.

Top eBay Listings

2000 01 FLEER ULTRA VINCE CARTER YEAR 3 PLATINUM 13 100 CARD #9YT
$48.99

Vince Carter Old School Raptor NNO SP 2000-01 Fleer (Slight chipping) *BOB
$5.95

2014-15 Select Vince Carter Coty To City Dual Jersey Sp 199
$5.00

2000-01 Fleer Genuine Northern Flights #NF1 Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
$11.25

2000-01 Fleer Genuine Northern Flights #NF4 Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
$11.25

1998 Topps Vince Carter #199 Basketball rookie RC PSA 9 Mint
$7.49

2008-09 Hot Prospects Hot Materials #HMVC Vince Carter NETS Jsy
$8.00

1998 Topps # 199 Vince Carter PSA NM MT 8 21500578
$7.30

VINCE CARTER 1998-99 Skybox Premium Fresh Faces #2 RC
$8.99

Bowman Chrome 04-05 Refractor Vince Carter 80 299 300
$6.99

KOBE BRYANT VINCE CARTER 2012-13 Panini Past & Present dual GU #'d 99 Lakers
$11.49

2007-08 TOPPS FINEST #30 VINCE CARTER "BLUE REFRACTOR" #185 199, NEW JERSEY NETS
$11.65

2001 Hoops Hot Prospects NBA Road Jersey Vince Carter Raptiors
$15.00

2014 Court Kings Rookie Royalty Vince Carter (Mavs)
$9.00

VINCE CARTER 2012-13 PANINI TOTALLY CERTIFIED TOTALLY RED JERSEY CARD #54
$5.00

1998 SP Top Prospects Carolina Heroes #H7 Vince Carter - NM-MT
$6.00
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Rookie Cards

Vince Carter Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards


Top eBay Listings

1998 Topps Vince Carter #199 Basketball rookie RC PSA 9 Mint
$7.49

VINCE CARTER 1998-99 Skybox Premium Fresh Faces #2 RC
$8.99

1998 Sage Vince Carter rookie auto 157 190
$125.00

VINCE CARTER 1998-99 Flair Showcase ROOKIE ROW 3 Graded PSA 9 MINT Raptors RC
$7.95

1998 1999 UPPER DECK VINCE CARTER ROOKIE CARD #316
$8.66

1998 FINEST VINCE CARTER RC BGS 8.5 + 1998 EX CENTURY + FLAIR JERSEY HEIGHTS
$16.05

1998-99 TOPPS 11CT VINCE CARTER RC + 3 STADIUM CLUB
$16.56

1998-99 Ultra 106 Vince Carter Rookie RC Short Print Raptors
$7.99

1998-99 VINCE CARTER BGS 9.5 TOPPS FINEST COURT CONTROL ROOKIE RC #689 750
$29.99

1998-99 Upper Deck Ovation Vince Carter #75 BGS 9.5 Graded Rookie Card RC 1999
$27.96

2 1998-99 FINEST Vince Carter RC REFRACTOR AND REGULAR RC LOOK
$15.55

1998-99 BLACK DIAMOND #120 VINCE CARTER RC BGS 9.0
$18.95

1998-99 SKYBOX MOLTEN METAL #134 VINCE CARTER RC PSA 9
$9.95

VINCE CARTER RC 1998-99 TOPPS #199 PSA 9
$10.95

VINCE CARTER RC 1998-99 UD IONIX #65 PSA 9
$12.95

VINCE CARTER RC 1998-99 UD IONIX #65 SGC 98 Gem Mint
$34.95
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Autograph Guide

Vince Carter Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Vince Carter'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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Vince Carter Cut Signature Exemplar


Vince Carter Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Vince Carter signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. A dynamic and stylish signature, written on an even horizontal plane with just a slight lean of the letters to the right
  2. The letter "V" is discernible with the upstroke of the second line being longer than the down-stroke of the first - no other letters of the first name are present
  3. The letter "C" is tall and narrow with a significant hook at the top, the pen stays on the paper to flow into the other letters
  4. The next several letters are largely illegible
  5. Defining the signature is a large swooping horizontal oval shape that is made by an extending line back across the signature to the left and comes back across to the right leaving a long trailing tail

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Top eBay Listings

Vince Carter Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo North Carolina PSA DNA #S25999
$79.00

Vince Carter Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo UNC PSA DNA #S63110
$29.00

1997 NCAA powerhouse UNC Tar Heels team signed mini basketball PSA Vince Carter
$100.00

VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS PSA DNA
$39.00

VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS PSA DNA
$39.00

VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS PSA DNA
$39.00

VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO NEW JERSEY NETS PSA DNA STOCK #78151
$59.00

VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS PSA DNA
$59.00

Vince Carter Signed Framed 18x24 Photo & Slam Magazine Display PSA DNA Raptors
$179.99

VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 UNC TARHEELS PHOTO PSA DNA #S31121
$99.00

Nets Vince Carter Signed Authentic 12X15 Matted Photo PSA DNA #S38412
$79.99

North Carolina Vince Carter Signed Authentic 16X20 Photo PSA DNA #W25433
$99.99

VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO UNC TARHEELS PSA DNA STOCK #22240
$59.00

Nets Vince Carter Signed Authentic 11X14 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #T77927
$59.99

Nets Vince Carter Signed Authentic 16X20 Photo Autographed PSA DNA #U52395
$69.99

VINCE CARTER SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED JSA AUTH AUTO RAPTORS BASKETBALL UNC
$199.99
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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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