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

2005-06 Exquisite Collection Limited Logos #LLVC VINCE CARTER 50!! BGS 9! RARE!
$173.50

2004-05 Vince Carter Chris Bosh E-X Logoman PATCHES Masterpiece 1 1
$750.00

2005-06 Vince Carter UD Exquisite Collection JERSEY PATCH 4 7 Color 1 10
$225.00

2006-07 Vince Carter SP Game Used By The Letter "R" PATCH 6 6 Nets
$500.00

2007-08 Vince Carter Jason Kidd UD Black Masterpiece 1 1 DUAL LOGOMAN PATCH
$500.00

2008-09 Vince Carter UD Black Masterpiece 1 1 DUAL LOGOMAN PATCH
$500.00

2009-10 Vince Carter LeBron James SP Game Used Tag Team Duals PATCH 3 10
$350.00

1998-99 UD IONIX VINCE CARTER ROOKIE #65 BECKETT GRADED MINT 9
$6.49

VINCE CARTER 1999 PRESS PASS NNO SPECIAL
$11.99

1998 - SP Top Prospects - Vince Carter - ROOKIE - Basketball Card - GRADED!!!
$5.75

1998-99 Topps Toronto Raptors Team Set 7 Cards Vince Carter RC Mint
$7.00

2001-02 Topps Toronto Raptors Team Set 9 Cards w RC Vince Carter
$7.00

2002-03 Fleer Tradition Toronto Raptors Team Set 11 Cards Vince Carter
$7.00

VINCE CARTER 2000-01 Fleer OLD SCHOOL RAPTOR SP INSERT #NNO 1986 DESIGN BK $20
$5.99

Vince Carter Fleer Tradition 02-03 Sample PROMO Promotional
$5.39

Vince Carter 98-99 Ultra Platinum RC BEAUTY RARE 35 66 Mavericks UNC Tarheels
$350.00
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Rookie Cards

Vince Carter Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards


Top eBay Listings

1998-99 UD IONIX VINCE CARTER ROOKIE #65 BECKETT GRADED MINT 9
$6.49

1998 - SP Top Prospects - Vince Carter - ROOKIE - Basketball Card - GRADED!!!
$5.75

1998-99 Topps Toronto Raptors Team Set 7 Cards Vince Carter RC Mint
$7.00

Vince Carter 98-99 Ultra Platinum RC BEAUTY RARE 35 66 Mavericks UNC Tarheels
$350.00

Vince Carter 1998 Finest Foil, ROOKIE!!!, PSA 8
$6.99

Vince Carter 1998 Topps Rookie!!! PSA 9
$6.99

1998 Vince Carter Topps Chrome #199 Rookie PSA 10
$39.99

VINCE CARTER 1998-99 FLEER E-X CENTURY RAPTORS RC #89 BGS BCCG 10 NOT 9.5 PSA
$9.99

VINCE CARTER 1998-99 TOPPS CHROME RAPTORS ROOKIE #199 BGS BCCG 10 NOT 9.5 PSA
$9.99

Vince Carter- 98-99 Stadium Club Prime Rookie #P5 Toronto Raptors
$10.99

1998-99 Black Diamond Double #120 Vince Carter RC 1994 2500 Raptors B64796
$11.97

1998-99 Black Diamond #120 Vince Carter RC Raptors B64797
$9.97

1998-99 Topps Finest Vince Carter RC Card#230 W Peel NM MT
$5.00

VINCE CARTER 1998-99 Topps Chrome RC #199 Raptors Nets Magic Suns Mavericks UNC
$6.00

1998-99 UD IONIX #65 VINCE CARTER RC GRADED BGS 9 MINT!!!!!!!
$6.99

VINCE CARTER 1998-99 UPPER DECK OVATION GOLD VERSION ROOKIE #75 $$$$$$$$$
$6.95
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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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Vince Carter Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

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

Dwight Howard & Vince Carter Signed Spalding NBA Basketball - JSA COA E90046
$169.00

VINCE CARTER SIGNED 8X10 AUTOGRAPH PHOTO FRAMED AND MATTED JSA CERT
$65.00

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

Vince Carter Signed I O Basketball PSA DNA Nets
$69.95

Vince Carter Signed Official Basketball PSA DNA Magics
$89.95

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

Vince Carter SIGNED Raptors Nets Magic HOF PSA DNA JSA Autographed 8x10 Photo
$49.99

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

NETS VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 12X15 MATTED PHOTO PSA DNA #S38412
$79.99

Vince Carter Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Raptors PSA DNA #S76753
$69.00

Vince Carter Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Raptors PSA DNA #S76752
$69.00

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
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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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