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

1998 99 SP Authentic Vince Carter RC 211x300 Image

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

1998 99 SPx Finite Vince Carter RC 214x300 Image

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.

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2004-05 E-XL Vince Carter Jambalaya
$45.44
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2001-02 Topps Toronto Raptors Team Set 9 Cards w RC Vince Carter
$5.65
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2002-03 FLEER HOT SHOTS VINCE CARTER HATS OFF JERSEY MIKE DUNLEAVY #323 350 #198
$5.50
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2007-08 Fleer Vince Carter Feel the Game Nets Jersey #FG-VC
$5.00
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4 GEM 10 CARDS! 2 - Vince Carter (1-RC), Wally Szczerbiak (RC), Metal Rivalries
$9.49
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2003-04 FLEER ULTRA VINCE CARTER LEAPS & BOUNDS RAPTORS JERSEY LB-VC
$6.50
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1998-99 UPPER DECK VINCE CARTER ROOKIE WATCH #316 RAPTORS RC
$6.75
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2003-04 FLEER PLATINUM VINCE CARTER PLATINUM PORTRAITS RAPTORS JERSEY PP VC
$6.75
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2000-01 FLEER GENUINE VINCE CARTER NORTHERN FLIGHTS GU COURT RELIC RAPTORS
$6.75
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07-08 SP Rookie Threads Vince Carter JERSEY Nets *B1BL
$5.99
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2006-07 Upper Deck CHRONOLOGY STITCHES IN TIME JERSEY CARD Vince Carter 199
$9.99
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1999 Upper Deck Star Surge, Insert #S-4, Vince Carter, L-194
$5.95
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2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Black Gold Threads #71 Vince Carter 99
$12.00
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2011-12 Panini Gold Standard 14K Memorabilia #31 Vince Carter 99
$15.00
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2000-01 Fleer Game Time Uniformity #3 Vince Carter Jsy
$7.32
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2000-01 (BKB) Fleer Genuine Northern Flights #NF4 Vince Carter
$7.65
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Rookie Cards

Vince Carter Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

1998 99 Ultra Vince Carter RC 209x300 Image


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1998-99 UPPER DECK VINCE CARTER ROOKIE WATCH #316 RAPTORS RC
$6.75
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98-99 Skybox RC Autographics Century Marks(41 50) Vince Carter $800++
$450.00
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1998 U.D. IONIX #65 VINCE CARTER RC PSA 9
$11.99
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1998 TOPPS CHROME #199 VINCE CARTER RC PSA 9
$16.95
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1998 FLEER BRILLIANTS #105 VINCE CARTER RC PSA 9
$14.99
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1998-99 Topps Chrome #199 Vince Carter RC Raptors B42724
$14.97
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1998-99 Finest #230 Vince Carter RC Raptors B42762
$7.97
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Vince Carter 1998-99 Upper Deck SPX Finite #215 Rookie 0863 2500
$19.99
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1998-99 Topps #199 Vince Carter ROOKIE Graded Card BCCG 10 1999 98 Basketball RC
$9.96
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1998-99 Press Pass Double Threat #4 Vince Carter ROOKIE Graded Card PSA 10 MINT
$29.96
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VINCE CARTER RC 1998-99 SP AUTHENTIC #95 ROOKIE CARD #3035 3500 BGS 9 GRIZZLIES
$69.99
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Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors, 1998 99 UD Ovation Rookie Mint+ Condition
$8.99
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1998-99 Press Pass Authentics Hang Time #4 Vince Carter ROOKIE Graded Card BGS 9
$9.96
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1998-99 Press Pass Authentics GOLD #4 Vince Carter ROOKIE Graded Card BGS 9 MINT
$14.96
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1998-99 Vince Carter Upper Deck Encore F X Bronze Bonus RC 125
$75.00
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1998-99 Vince Carter Black Diamond Quadruple Diamond RC Rare!
$99.00
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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
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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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VINCE CARTER SIGNED 8X10 AUTOGRAPH PHOTO FRAMED AND MATTED JSA CERT
$65.00
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Vince Carter Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo North Carolina PSA DNA #S25999
$79.00
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VINCE CARTER RAPTORS MAVERICKS SIGNED BASKETBALL JSA LOA
$80.99
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VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO UNC PSA DNA
$49.00
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Vince Carter Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo UNC PSA DNA #S63110
$29.00
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Vince Carter Autographed Signed Magazine Page Photo UNC PSA DNA #S63109
$39.00
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NETS VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 12X15 MATTED PHOTO PSA DNA #S38412
$79.99
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Vince Carter Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Raptors PSA DNA #S76753
$69.00
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Vince Carter Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Raptors PSA DNA #S76752
$69.00
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Vince Carter Signed New Jersey Nets Jersey-UNC Raptors-NWT Adidas-PSA DNA. Auto
$279.99
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NORTH CAROLINA VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA #W25433
$99.99
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NORTH CAROLINA VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA #W25434
$99.99
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VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED UNC 16X20 PHOTO #1 PSA DNA
$69.00
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VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED UNC 8X10 PHOTO #1 PSA DNA
$49.00
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KOBE BRYANT,VINCE CARTER JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$300.00
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VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 UNC TARHEELS PHOTO PSA DNA #S31121
$99.00
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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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