Rookie Card Year: 2003
Investment Rating: 7.5
Anquan Boldin cards are among the most overlooked in football. Despite being a record-setting receiver for the Cardinals and Ravens, most Anquan Boldin cards can still be found at very reasonable prices. While it's unlikely he'll ever be a top-tier hobby superstar, there's still a lot of room for growth for both his cards and autographed memorabilia.
Drafted by the Cardinals in 2003, Boldin was a second round pick. His 101 receptions in his first season with the team set an NFL rookie record. He did so en route to being named the 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Boldin has continued to pull in the passes, becoming the fastest player to reach 600 receptions. Now that he's a key piece of the San Francisco offense, Boldin might be ready to step out even further.
Collectors have more than 40 different Anquan Boldin rookie cards to look for, the vast majority of which can be found for less than a sandwich and a cup of coffee. Boldin has a handful of rookie cards that have jersey swatches but just three that are autographed.
The low-prices for Anquan Boldin rookie cards mean low risks for collectors. However, the Ravens Super Bowl win in 2013 brought new interest in Boldin's cards. Playing in the shadow of Larry Fitzgerald for many years meant a low-profile in the hobby. That could change in a hurry and lead to a surge in demand as collectors discover how reasonably priced Anquan Boldin cards are.
Top Anquan Boldin Rookie Football Cards
This is the most limited autographed Anquan Boldin rookie card. Serial numbered to 150 total copies, the black color scheme causes the player image to provide a striking contrast. Unfortunately, the aesthetic appeal of the card is disrupted by a sticker autograph placed directly on the photo, essentially bisecting Boldin in two.
Contenders is always a popular product for rookie cards. Designed to resemble an actual ticket, the card includes a die-cut notch on the right-hand side and position, name, and number on the left, laid out to look like row and seat information. A sticker autograph is used once again and the card is serial numbered to 524 copies.
Anquan Boldin's Topps Chrome Rookie card features a clean design and sharp photography. A collector favorite, the Topps Chrome brand has a loyal following and needs no autograph or serial numbering to make it a desirable addition to a Boldin collection.
Anquan Boldin Rookie Football Cards Checklist
Budget Rookie Cards
- 2003 Bowman #135
- 2003 Fleer Hot Prospects #114 #/1250
- 2003 Fleer Platinum #224
- 2003 Fleer Tradition #295 with Bethel Johnson and Tyrone Calico
- 2003 Gridiron Kings #128
- 2003 Prestige #191
- 2003 Topps #348
- 2003 Topps All-American #127
- 2003 Topps Finest #64
- 2003 Topps Total #506
- 2003 Upper Deck Patch Collection #147
- 2003 Ultra #193
- 2003 Upper Deck #226
- 2003 Upper Deck Honor Roll #184 #/2003
- 2003 Upper Deck MVP #375
- 2003 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects#145 #/1800
Mid-Range Rookie Cards
- 2003 Absolute Memotabilia #170 Jersey #/750
- 2003 Bowman Chrome #135
- 2003 Donruss Classics #181 #/900
- 2003 Elite #131 #/500
- 2003 Flair #118 #/500
- 2003 Fleer Authentix #104 #/1250
- 2003 Fleer Avant #76 #/699
- 2003 Fleer Focus #138 #/699
- 2003 Fleer Genuine Insider #121 #/799
- 2003 Fleer Mystique #113 #/699
- 2003 Fleer Showcase #116 #/750
- 2003 Fleer Snapshot #128 #/500
- 2003 Leaf Certified Materials #170 Jersey #/1250
- 2003 Leaf Rookies & Stars #270 Jersey #/550
- 2003 Playoff Hogg Heaven #210 Jersey #/750
- 2003 Playoff Honors #202 Jersey #/700
- 2003 SP Game Used Edition #132 #/600
- 2003 SP Signature #157 #/750
- 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #192 #/300
- 2003 Topps Chrome #203
- 2003 Topps Pristine #51
- 2003 Upper Deck Finite #249 #/999
- 2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #81 #/250
Premium Rookie Cards
Anquan Boldin Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Anquan Boldin autograph 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, Leaf, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Anquan Boldin Cut Signature Exemplar
Anquan Boldin Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Anquan Boldin signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:
- Hastily written with a right leaning slant at a slight downward angle
- Pronounced letter "A" is discernible
- A scribble resembling the letter "m" finishes the first name and connects it to the last
- What looks like a lower case letter "d" is actually a letter "B" with a narrow loop resembling an upside down letter "l"
- A down stroke that crosses over to resemble an upside down letter "e" connects to a letter "d" which flows into a letter "d"
- The letter "i" is implied with a dot and the letter "n" is not visible
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