Warren Moon Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Warren Moon

Date of Birth: 11/18/1956
Rookie Card Year: 1985
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Warren Moon cards don't fall under traditional standards of the modern hobby. Having started his professional football career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, he has cards with both leagues. And while his 1985 Topps card is considered by most as his rookie card, early Warren Moon CFL cards carry much stronger values.

Moon went undrafted immediately following his collegiate career, which was highlighted by earning the Rose Bowl MVP in 1978. Enter the Edmonton Eskimos. The decision to play for the CFL was the right one. Moon went on to win five Grey Cups, winning the game's MVP twice.

In 1984, Moon signed as a free agent with the Houston Oilers. His NFL rookie card came the following year in 1985 Topps Football. Additionally, there is a 1984 7-11 Disc featuring the quarterback. While not a traditional trading card, many player collectors still see it as an important piece.

Warren Moon's first certified autograph cards would came in 1991 Pro Line Portraits and 1991 Score Dream Team Autographs. 1997 Upper Deck Football has his first memorabilia card.

Warren Moon has maintained somewhat of a presence in the spotlight as a local announcer for the Seattle Seahawks. He is frequently part of autograph line-ups at sports collectibles shows in the States and Canada. Items related to his Grey Cup Championships are very popular with Canadian collectors. Footballs are among the most popular items with Moon's NFL fans.

Warren Moon Rookie Cards and CFL Cards

1981 Jogo CFL Warren Moon

The significance of this card is that it's recognized as Moon's first. Measuring 3 1/2" by 5", it over-sized layout is a bit of a turnoff for some. Like almost every Jogo set, especially the early ones, this is an extremely rare card.

1981 Jogo Warren Moon 208x300 Image

1981 Red Rooster Edmonton Eskimos Warren Moon

This card was issued as part of a sheet that was given out at local grocery stores. Edges are perforated. Like the Jogo card, it's tough to find but it's not terribly expensive.

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1983 Jogo CFL Warren Moon

Although it's not the first Warren Moon card, it's his most popular. It's also the most valuable Warren Moon CFL card. 1983 marked the first year that Jogo opted for a traditional size and color photos. Still extremely rare, this is a cornerstone piece for any Warren Moon collection.

1983 Jogo CFL Limited Warren Moon 209x300 Image

1983 Jogo CFL Quarterbacks Warren Moon

In 1983, Jogo also issued a nine-card set dedicated to the CFL's quarterbacks. With its pedigree as a special release (versus the main 1983 Jogo set) and drab black and white design, it's not nearly as iconic as Moon's other card.

1983 Jogo CFL Quarterback Set Warren Moon 218x300 Image

1985 Topps Warren Moon RC #251 

Notorious for their condition-sensitive black borders, Moon's NFL rookie card can be very difficult to find higher than NM-MT. The horizontal layout was not a hit with collectors at the time, but in recent years there has been some renewed appreciation for the set as a whole.

1985 Topps Warren Moon RC Image

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1995 Action Packed Minnesota Vikings Warren Moon 24 KT Gold Card # 4G
$9.99
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2001 LEAF CERTIFIED FABRIC WARREN MOON JERSEY
$10.99
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WARREN MOON Lot of three 1984 7-Eleven Discs Football #IV PSA 8.5, 8, 8
$69.99
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2001 LEAF CERTIFIED FABRIC OF THE GAME WARREN MOON !! BOX 2
$12.99
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1998 2000 Revolution Quantum Leaf Warren Moon Shadows Infinity Green # 25 # 99
$17.99
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1999 PLAYOFF MOMENTUM #45 WARREN MOON HOF # 300 POP 1 PSA 10 F1496119
$10.99
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WARREN MOON 2004 04 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME GAME USED JERSEY SP
$11.99
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RARE WARREN MOON MEMBERS ONLY LASER STARS MASTER SET
$7.50
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1985 Topps WARREN MOON ROOKIE CARD! #251 BECKETT Graded 7.5 NM-MT+ 2 9's
$18.00
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SHARP 1985 Topps Houston Oilers TEAM SET - Warren Moon ROOKIE Munchak ROOKIE ++
$8.99
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COMPLETE 1986 & 1987 Topps Houston Oilers TEAM SETS - 4 Warren Moon, Rozier RC +
$8.99
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COMPLETE 1988 & 1989 Topps Houston Oilers TEAM SETS - 3 Warren Moon ++
$8.99
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AUTOGRAPH 1991 Score Warren Moon - Houston Oilers Washington Huskies AUTO SIGNED
$14.99
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2013 Topps WARREN MOON "Legendary Achievement Medal" Gold #'d 25! Rare Case Hit
$75.00
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Warren Moon 2012 Panini Certified Immortals Jersey Relic Mirror Red 199
$9.99
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1998 (FB) Collector's Edge Odyssey Level 2 HoloGold #193 Warren Moon 2Q
$18.20
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Autograph Guide

Warren Moon Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Warren Moon 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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Warren Moon Signature Example

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Warren Moon Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Warren Moon signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A signature that is relatively easy to discern, typically written on a slight upward angle.
  2. The letter "W" resembles more of an "H" that is combine by putting together a "7" and a "J."
  3. The "a" is usually closed, with very small "r"'s that are implied more than discernible.
  4. Often a cursive "J" character connects the first and last name.
  5. The "M" often at first glance looks more like an "X."
  6. The remaining letters are legible.

Warren Moon Signed Football Pricing:

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Warren Moon Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Warren Moon Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Warren Moon Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Warren Moon Signed Framed 16x20 Oilers Photo PSA COA
$212.50
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Warren Moon Hot! signed Houston Oilers 8x10 PSA DNA cert
$60.00
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Warren Moon SIGNED Light Blue Jersey - PSA DNA ITP - Houston Oilers Autograph
$139.99
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Warren Moon SIGNED Purple Jersey - PSA DNA ITP - Washington Autograph
$139.99
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WARREN MOON Auto Autograph Signed 11x14 Photo Picture Houston Oilers PSA DNA
$59.99
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WARREN MOON signed inscribed Houston Oilers HOF 06 16X20 Photo JSA W586613
$69.95
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Houston Oilers HOF Warren Moon Signed Auto 6x8 Vintage Photo JSA SOA
$39.99
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Warren Moon Signed Houston Oilers NFL Program PSA DNA
$40.45
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Warren Moon Signed Autograph 8 x 10 Photo PSA DNA
$32.00
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WARREN MOON "HOF 06 #1" SIGNED CUSTOM FRAMED 16X20 OILERS PHOTO PSA DNA COA
$66.99
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Warren Moon signed 2006 Goal Line Art Card JSA COA
$69.99
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Warren Moon HOF 06 Houston Oilers Signed AUTOGRAPH 16 x 20 Photo PSA DNA
$78.99
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Warren Moon signed Washington Huskies mini helmet UW Houston Oilers JSA COA
$100.00
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OILERS WARREN MOON SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #E14638
$34.99
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OILERS WARREN MOON "HOF 06" AUTHENTIC SIGNED FULL SIZE REP HELMET PSA DNA
$189.99
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WARREN MOON EDMONTON ESKIMOS AUTHENTIC SIGNED MINI HELMET AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$84.99
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