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

Vince Carter Highland Mint Bronze Medallion & Card #1,131 of 1,500
$17.00

VINCE CARTER 2002 03 SP AUTHENTIC #113 LIMITED GOLD PARALLEL #061 100 AC5773
$7.99

1998-99 FLAIR SHOWCASE #25 VINCE CARTER ROOKIE RC, TORONTO RAPTORS, CGS 8.5
$9.95

1998-99 Topps Chrome Vince Carter Rookie #199 PSA 9 Mint
$13.95

1998-99 Topps Vince Carter Rookie Card #199 Beckett BGS 9 Mint
$7.99

2003-04 Ultra Roundball Discs Game Used Jersey #RDVC Vince Carter B76509
$9.97

VINCE CARTER 2014-15 PANINI HOOPS BLAST FROM THE PAST JERSEY INSERT SP #18 SUNS
$5.59

2001-02 Fleer Platinum Classic Combination Jerseys #7 Vince Carter Tracy Mcgrady
$99.99

1998 STADIUM CLUB #198 VINCE CARTER ROOKIE CARD RC PSA 9 MINT TORONTO
$19.99

1998 FINEST #230 VINCE CARTER ROOKIE CARD RC PSA 9 MINT TORONTO RAPTORS
$19.99

2006-07 (NETS) Topps Turkey Red Relics #VC Vince Carter A Jsy
$8.00

07-08 BOWMAN ELEVATION BLUE 99 VINCE CARTER BGS 9.5...POP 1...CARDREGISTRY
$49.99

07-08 DONRUSS ELITE GOLD 100 VINCE CARTER BGS 9.5..POP 1..CARDREGISTRY
$49.99

03-04 UD GLASS GOLD 100 VINCE CARTER BGS 9.5..POP 1..CARDREGISTRY
$49.99

2009-10 SP Game Used Combo Materials Tyrus Thomas Vince Carter Jersey 465 499
$9.99

2005-06 (NETS) SPx Winning Materials #VC Vince Carter Jsy
$8.52
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Rookie Cards

Vince Carter Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards


Top eBay Listings

1998-99 FLAIR SHOWCASE #25 VINCE CARTER ROOKIE RC, TORONTO RAPTORS, CGS 8.5
$9.95

1998-99 Topps Chrome Vince Carter Rookie #199 PSA 9 Mint
$13.95

1998-99 Topps Vince Carter Rookie Card #199 Beckett BGS 9 Mint
$7.99

1998 STADIUM CLUB #198 VINCE CARTER ROOKIE CARD RC PSA 9 MINT TORONTO
$19.99

1998 FINEST #230 VINCE CARTER ROOKIE CARD RC PSA 9 MINT TORONTO RAPTORS
$19.99

VINCE CARTER 1998 SKYBOX PREMIUM ROOKIE PSA NM-MT 8
$12.00

1998-99 Topps Stadium Club #198 Vince Carter ROOKIE PSA 9 Graded Basketball Card
$9.96

1998-99 Topps Stadium Club Draft Pick #105 Vince Carter ROOKIE PSA 9 Graded Card
$29.96

1998-99 VINCE CARTER BOWMANS BEST ATOMIC REFRACTOR RC BGS 9.5
$600.00

1998 BOWMAN ATOMIC REF AUTO VINCE CARTER RC BGS 9.5...HIS BEST RC...CARDREGISTRY
$4,999.99

1998-99 Upper Deck Ovation VINCE CARTER Rookie Card #75 PSA 9
$9.99

1998-99 Skybox Molten Metal VINCE CARTER Rookie Card #134 PSA 9
$9.99

1998-99 Topps Basketball VINCE CARTER Rookie Card #199 PSA 9
$9.99

Vince Carter 1998 Fleer Ultra Rookie!!! Gold Medallion SCG 92
$16.73

1998 FINEST #230 VINCE CARTER RC PSA 9
$12.95

Vince Carter Raptors 1998 SP Authentic #95 Rookie Card # 3500 rC PSA 9 Mint
$95.00
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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


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 Photo

Top eBay Listings

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

1997-98 North Carolina Team Signed Full Size Basketball JSA Vince Carter Jamison
$299.99

Vince Carter UNC North Carolina PSA DNA Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo
$49.99

Vince Carter North Carolina Tar Heels Signed 8x10 Photo - PSA DNA # K26843
$99.99

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

2005-06 SPx Flashback Fabrics Vince Carter Auto Jersey PSA 9 Autograph Nets G121
$30.00

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 AUTOGRAPH AUTO 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC
$59.99

Vince Carter Signed Spalding Mini Basketball Autograph Auto PSA DNA Y66549
$49.00

Vince Carter Signed Framed 18x24 Photo & Slam Magazine Display PSA DNA Raptors
$107.99

VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 UNC TARHEELS PHOTO PSA DNA #S31121
$93.06

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