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

2015-16 Panini Excalibur BKB #138 Vince Carter Memphis Grizzlies #23 25!!
$13.39

2001-02 FLEER EXCLUSIVE VINSANITY VINCE CARTER GAME-WORN WARM-UPS #2 RAPTORS
$17.99

1998-99 E-X Century #89 Vince Carter RC Rookie
$11.46

1998-99 Finest #230 Vince Carter RC Rookie
$11.46

1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 3 #25 Vince Carter RC Rookie
$11.46

1999-00 Vince Carter Finest New Millennium Refractors #NM2 BGS 9.5
$22.50

2001-2002 Fleer Marquee We're No. 1 VINCE CARTER Jersey
$5.99

1998 Press Pass Fastbreak #FB4 Vince Carter
$5.32

2001-2002 Fleer Showcase BOTE VINCE CARTER Jersey
$5.99

04-05 Fleer Flair Vince Carter NBA JERSEY #138 150 2004 2005 NEW JERSEY NETS
$9.99

1998 Topps Chrome #199 Vince Carter rookie PSA 9
$5.50

2001-02 Fleer Exclusive Vinsanity Collection #3 Vince Carter Warmup Raptors
$15.00

2001-02 Fleer Exclusive Vinsanity Collection #4 Vince Carter Jersey Raptors
$18.75

2001-02 Fleer Genuine Final Cut Jersey Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
$9.00

2001-02 Flair Warming Up #16 Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
$9.00

2003-04 Topps Chrome Refractor Black #15 Vince Carter Raptors 500
$5.00
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Rookie Cards

Vince Carter Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Top eBay Listings

1998-99 E-X Century #89 Vince Carter RC Rookie
$11.46

1998-99 Finest #230 Vince Carter RC Rookie
$11.46

1998-99 Flair Showcase Row 3 #25 Vince Carter RC Rookie
$11.46

1998 Topps Chrome #199 Vince Carter rookie PSA 9
$5.50

VINCE CARTER 98-99 FLEER BRILLIANTS BLUE ROOKIE #105B BGS GRADED 8.5 NM-MT+
$25.00

1998 99 FLEER ULTRA VINCE CARTER #106 ROOKIE RC
$6.00

1998-99 STADIUM CLUB #198 VINCE CARTER RC PSA 10 GEM MINT
$12.59

1998-99 Fleer Tradition Vince Carter Lucky 13 Rookie Card Graded PSA 10 Gem Mint
$49.00

VINCE CARTER rc ROOKIE 1998 98 SP Card #42 PSA 9
$27.99

Vince Carter Raptors 1998 99 Topps Chrome #199 Rookie Card rC PSA 10 Gem Mint
$75.00

VINCE CARTER 1998 TOPPS FINEST ROOKIE PSA GEM MINT 10
$75.00

1998 Vince Carter Upper Deck SP rookie gem mint 10 #42
$11.69

1998 Vince Carter Stadium Club rookie gem mint 10 #198
$16.19

Vince Carter - 98-99 UD Rookie Watch - #316 - Mint!
$12.00

1998-99 Topps Chrome Basketball Hobby Sealed Box Vince Carter Dirk Nowitzki RC
$58.07

11 1998-99 TOPPS VINCE CARTER RC +8 OTHER RC STADIUM
$11.99
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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 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

VINCE CARTER (Toronto RAPTORS) Signed 8 x10 PHOTO with PSA COA
$39.95

Vince Carter Signed Spalding NBA Basketball Autograph COA PSA JSA Guarantee
$159.99

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

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

Vince Carter Signed Full Size White Panel Basketball w "ROY 99" Insc. JSA COA
$99.99

Vince Carter & Antoine Jamison Dual Signed Basketball w "ROY 99" Insc. JSA COA
$149.99

Vince Carter autograph 8 X 10 signed photo PSA Toronto Raptors
$75.00

VINCE CARTER SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO RAPTORS DUNKING ON GRIZZLIES AUTO AUTOGRAPH PSA
$40.00

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

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 NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS PSA DNA
$59.00

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

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. 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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