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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PSA 10 1998-99 Vince Carter Fleer Tradition Lucky 13 RC
$90.00
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1998 Press Pass Double Threat Jackpot #J2B Vince Carter (BV=$25)
$5.00
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02-03 Fleer Showcase Vince Carter Legacy Collection #VCL6 Vince Carter
$5.00
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02-03 Fleer Showcase Vince Carter Legacy Collection #VCG Vince Carter Authentic
$14.00
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2004 FLEER Hot Prospects ALUMNI INK book VINCE CARTER ANTAWN JAMISON 40 50
$59.99
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2000 Fleer Genuine Northern Flights Vince Carter Game Used Court Card #3
$7.99
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2 GRADED GEM MINT 10 2003 - Basketball Cards!!! Vince Carter
$6.49
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Upper deck 2008 6 player jersey card Paul Pierce Dirk Nowitzki Vince Carter
$11.95
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Vince Carter 1998-99 Topps Finest RC #230
$7.95
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1998 99 Vince Carter Spx Finite Rookie PSA 8 106 2500
$24.95
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1998 99 Upper Deck Black Diamond Vince Carter Rookie #120 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$44.99
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Carter, Vince - Orlando Magic 2010-11 Panini Season Update #514 799 Basketball
$5.49
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1998 99 Topps Stadium Club Vince Carter
$27.56
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1998 Finest w coating Vince Carter ROOKIE RC #230 PSA 9 MINT
$5.99
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1998 Fleer Brilliants PSA 10 Vince Carter
$59.00
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Vince Carter Collection 1 1 15 15 RC's 400+ Cards
$84.12
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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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PSA 10 1998-99 Vince Carter Fleer Tradition Lucky 13 RC
$90.00
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Vince Carter 1998-99 Topps Finest RC #230
$7.95
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Vince Carter 1998-99 Skybox Premium Autographics Rookie Auto Raptors
$78.00
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1998 99 Vince Carter Spx Finite Rookie PSA 8 106 2500
$24.95
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1998 99 Upper Deck Black Diamond Vince Carter Rookie #120 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$44.99
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VINCE CARTER 1998 1999 BOWMAN BEST REFRACTOR ROOKIE #105 367 400
$53.95
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1998-99 Stadium Club Prime Rookie #P5 Vince Carter
$9.99
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1998-99 upper deck #316 vince carter rookie sgc 96 mint
$6.99
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BGS 9 1998-99 Vince Carter Skybox Autographics RC Autograph Auto MINT
$99.00
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BGS 9 1998-99 Vince Carter Stadium Club First Day Issue RC MINT 9.5 200
$75.00
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BGS 9 1998-99 Vince Carter Bowmans Best Refractor RC MINT 9.5
$45.00
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VINCE CARTER 1998-99 Stadium Club Printing Plate (Blue) Rookie Card 1 of 1
$699.99
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1998-99 SKYBOX MOLTEN METAL ROOKIE RC VINCE CARTER #134 SWEET
$5.20
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VINCE CARTER 2013 14 Panini TITANIUM 1998 DRAFT YEAR PRIZMS Refractor RC 38 98
$9.99
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VINCE CARTER 1998 99 98 99 EX CENTURY ROOKIE RC #89 UNC
$8.99
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1998 Vince Carter Topps Chrome #199 Rookie PSA 10
$36.99
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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.

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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 AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO UNC PSA DNA
$49.00
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NETS VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #T77927
$59.99
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#1 VINCE CARTER COLLECTION IN WORLD 285 BGS 9.5 PSA 10 CARDS 1 1 AUTO RC JERSEY
$10,000.00
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Vince Carter Autographed Signed North Carolina 16x20 Photo PSA DNA #S76780
$69.00
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NETS VINCE CARTER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U52395
$69.99
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VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED NEW JERSEY NETS 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA ID #78151
$59.00
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VINCE CARTER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA
$69.00
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Dwight Howard & Vince Carter Signed Spalding NBA Basketball - JSA COA E90046
$175.00
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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
$89.99
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Vince Carter Signed Official Basketball PSA DNA Magics
$89.95
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Vince Carter Signed I O Basketball PSA DNA Nets
$69.95
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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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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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