Rookie Card Year: 2009
Investment Rating: 6.0
While not technically an athlete, there are still a fair number of Arianny Celeste cards and autographed memorabilia pieces available. Her UFC career got it's start in 2006 as an Octagon Girl. Since that time she has developed a loyal following of fans and collectors.
The earliest Arianny Celeste cards are part of 2009 Topps UFC Round 1. Her trading card debut coincided with Topps entry into the licensed MMA trading card market. In addition to a base card, Arianny Celeste's first autograph and memorabilia cards are included in the product. All are highly desirable and only a few samples of each seem to appear on the secondary market at any one time.
Arianny Celeste autographed memorabilia is primarily limited to photographs and magazine covers. One of her most popular autographed items is her Playboy cover from November, 2010. Also, on the rare chance that you can find them, her UFC Round 5 action figure makes for a great collectible.
Key Early Arianny Celeste Cards
This is Arianny Celeste's first officially licensed trading card. Included as part of the base set, it is considered her rookie card by collectors. A posed, full body photo against a white background, allows the photograph to look very crisp. Three levels of parallels were also produced: Gold, Silver (#/288) and Red (1/1).
Both of these autographs come from the same set. However as you can see, Miss Celeste took the liberty to sign some of the autographed stickers with just her first name and her full name. In addition, Topps released a limited edition Red Ink parallel that is numbered to just 25 total copies.
Arianny Celeste's first memorabilia card can also be found in 2009 Topps Round 1. It features a material swatch from one of her outfits. As would be expected by the nature of her ring attire, it is rather limited and is serial numbered to just 199.
This is easily Arianny Celeste's most desirable first-year card. The card features an autograph, memorabilia and a great photograph. The fact that it's limited to just 25 serial numbered copies is simply a bonus.
Arianny Celeste Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Arianny Celeste signature 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, and UFC. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Arianny Celeste Cut Signature Exemplar
Arianny Celeste Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Arianny Celeste signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. She varies her signature frequently; sometimes signing her full name, or first name initial and last name, However, regardless of the type of item or when it was signed, look for, at least some, of the following signature features:
- Often hastily written she often includes that heart shape that looks more like a butterfly.
- The letter "A" is printed and larger than the rest of the letters, the crossing line extends past both of the angled lines. She also starts the letter with a down stroke causing a short vertical line off of the first angled line.
- The "R" is capitalized and written in a manner that all of the intersecting lines form a dot in the center.
- The "i" is not dotted.
- The "a" forms a closed loop.
- The "n"'s are clearly legible with the second often being more rounded than the first.
- The "y" includes a large tear shaped loop that drops below the signature.
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