Where Are All the Richard Sherman Autograph Cards?

Where Are All the Richard Sherman Autograph Cards?

Hello. Is it me you're looking for?♫ When Lionel Ritchie wrote those lyrics, he was thinking of love. For collectors, you could sing the same song when it comes to Richard Sherman autograph cards. Actually, until recently, you could say that about any Richard Sherman cards.

Despite being one of the NFL's top defenders and a big personality, Richard Sherman autographs have been slow to make their way to the market. And even as the number of different cards grow, most are extremely rare and tough to find. As a result, those that do surface are commanding higher amounts than one might expect from a cornerback. A lot higher.

Shop for Richard Sherman autograph cards on eBay.

Despite being a rookie in 2011, the first mainstream Richard Sherman cards didn't arrive until2012 Panini Contenders. Sherman is a rare breed in today's hobby where he only has one rookie card. And it's one that is a regular base card. There's no serial number and no autograph.

It wasn't until 2013, his third season, that the first Richard Sherman autograph cards arrived. Panini landed the cornerback for several of their 2013 products, yet most of the individual cards come with small print runs of 25 or less. So far, the most plentiful Richard Sherman autograph cards are 2013 Select Signatures and 2013 Panini Totally Certified Red, both of which are numbered to 99. It's worth noting that 2013 Panini Contenders Football has a signed version of his 2012 Contenders rookie card that's not numbered and a print run hasn't been confirmed.

Since October, when his first autograph cards released, prices of those sold on eBay have averaged more than $150. The more common cards are at the low end, selling in the $80 to $100 range. The top sale during this time was a 2013 Panini Playbook Green card numbered to 5 that closed at $510.

It's safe to say that Richard Sherman autographs are bringing in big bids.

But will it keep up? While Sherman is one of the NFL's best and a popular player on a team with a big local following, these prices are more about rarity. All it would take is a bigger deal with Panini or Topps and that rarity could disappear. Prices already seem to be dropping a little with each ensuing release he's a part of. But they're still going strong.

Top 5 Richard Sherman Autograph Card Sales

Data based on completed eBay sales between October 12, 2013 and January 9, 2014.

  1. 2013 Panini Playbook Green Autographs 5/5 - $510
  2. 2013 Panini Totally Certified Gold Autograph 07/10 - $337.56
  3. 2013 Panini Playbook Green Autographs 4/5 - $303
  4. 2013 Panini Playbook Blue Autograph 05/25 - $300
  5. 2013 Panini Playbook Blue Autograph 04/25 - $300

Top eBay Listings

2013 TOPPS CHROME #156 RICHARD SHERMAN "REFRACTOR", SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, 010215
$5.35

2014 Topps Museum Collection COPPER Parallel Lot 6 w Richard Sherman, T Polamalu
$9.99

2012 Panini CONTENDERS Complete SET #1-100 MINT - TOM BRADY RICHARD SHERMAN RC!!
$12.99

RICHARD SHERMAN 2014 CROWN ROYALE #40 SILVER HOLOFOIL PARALLEL #166 199 AC5315
$5.99

Richard Sherman 2013 Topps Triple Threads 25 50 eBay 1 1 Gem Mt 10
$50.00

RICHARD SHERMAN 2013 TOPPS 1969 MINI GEM MT 10
$15.00

2014 Panini Player of the Day PRIZM (LOTS OF SHINY) #3 Richard Sherman - NM-MT
$7.99

2013 Panini Black Platinum 50 Richard Sherman 08 25 Seahawks
$5.99

RICHARD SHERMAN SEAHAWKS 2012 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS SEASON TICKET RC # 86 GRADED 10
$10.99

2012 Panini Contenders Season Ticket Richard Sherman Rookie Card #86 - * MINT! *
$9.99

Panini Flawless Autograph Seahawks Ruby Auto Richard Sherman 07 15 2014
$500.00

2012 RICHARD SHERMAN BGS 9.5 PANINI CONTENDERS TICKET ROOKIE RC 9.5,9,9.5,9.5
$49.99

2014 Topps Chrome Green Refractor Lot Reggie Bush Richard Sherman Alex Smith
$7.00

Richard Sherman 2013 Playbook 3 25 Autograph!
$40.00

Richard Sherman 2013 Topps All-Pro Gem Mt 10
$10.00

RICHARD SHERMAN 50 CARD LOT $385+ 99 REFRACTORS ROOKIES INSERTS RC SEAHAWKS #25
$5.05
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Comments

  1. Just think if we didn’t have 150 different releases every year of players and how much those QB,RB,WR cards would be worth. In 5 years there will be about a billion $2-$5 cards on the market. And that’s just autographed. It’s baffling how much card companies undermine their future profits for today’s profits. Well at least that seems to be the strategy of one of the companies. Which I won’t name (but it’s foreign)

  2. I was lucky, early this season I got a Senior Bowl card of his that was signed at the Senior Bowl fan frenzy by Sherman. It’s a great auto, and the oversized card is pristine. I actually just sent it to JSA/BGS to get COAd Graded, and encased. With the prices his cards are going at, and the sub 30$ price I paid for the Item I own a true auto RC of his that when BGSd high will probably be one of a kind, that would have cost me 800$ on the Bay. I’ve put together his 2013
    Chrome rainbow down to gold but can’t even find a red. Let me know if anyone hears of a red /25 of his for sale @AutoSetsNBA on Twitter. I’ll pay a finder’s fee. I’ll let ya’ll know how my senior bowl auto grades out.

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