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

2012 Panini Contenders Richard Sherman Cracked Ice 20 Playoff Ticket 99 Gem 10
$1,499.00

2014 Panini Armory Richard Sherman
$199.99

RUSSELL WILSON, EARL THOMAS, RICHARD SHERMAN (27) DIFFERENT CARD LOT SEAHAWKS
$13.99

RICHARD SHERMAN (18) DIFFERENT CARD LOT WITH INSERTS SEAHAWKS
$12.99

RICHARD SHERMAN Seahawks 2014 Panini POD CRACKED ICE #3 Serial # 25 BGS 9.5
$50.00

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

2014 TOPPS POWER PLAYERS #PP-136 RICHARD SHERMAN SEATTLE SEAHAWKS EXPIRED CODE
$6.00

2013 Topps Magic Mini Red Parallel Richard Sherman #295 42 50 Seattle Seahawks
$14.99

2014 Topps Inception RICHARD SHERMAN, + 2013 Magic Seattle Seahawks LOT x 2
$6.89

RICHARD SHERMAN TEAM SYMBOLS 59 149 2014 PANINI BLACK GOLD FOOTBALL
$5.50

2014 Panini Black Gold Colin Kaepernick VS Richard Sherman Dual Jersey ! 69 99!
$21.71

2014 Limited RUSSELL WILSON Richard Sherman RICHARDSON seahawks 3 JERSEY 51 75
$10.01

2014 Topps Finest Gold Refractor #23 Richard Sherman #21 75
$9.78

Panini Flawless Emerald Autograph Jersey Seahawks Auto Richard Sherman 4 5 2014
$800.00

2013 Totally Certified RICHARD SHERMAN Blue Signatures Auto #d 22 25 Autograph
$129.99

Ultimate Seattle Seahawks Lot Russell Wilson,Richard Sherman,Earl Thomas,Lynch
$9.99
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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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