Chris Paul Cards, Rookie Card Guide and Memorabilia Guide

Chris Paul

Date of Birth: 5/6/1985
Rookie Card Year: 2005-06
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Chris Paul has long been considered one of the elite point guards in the NBA and commands plenty of hobby attention.  The one thing that appeared to be holding him back was a lack of a talented players around him and that he played for the small-market Hornets. With a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, Paul now has large-market exposure. He's also paired with another dynamic player and hobby favorite in Blake Griffin. Chris Paul cards and memorabilia could be in line for a big jump in the near future.

As a rookie from the 2005 Draft, Paul was the top choice among collectors and has maintained that appeal throughout his career. The potential for greatness as a member of the Clippers puts the point guard in rare company and should lead to a push in Chris Paul card and memorabilia prices. Although LA has long been loyal to the Lakers, the combination of Paul and Griffin should give the team a larger part of the spotlight. This momentum will continue to build as the Clippers become more successful .

Chris Paul has almost 30 rookie cards available and there is also an earlier NBA card for Paul that was included in 2004-05 Finest as a redemption. The top three Chris Paul rookie cards all feature his signature and are highlighted below.

Top Chris Paul Rookie Cards

2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Chris Paul RC #46  Autographed Patch  #/99

This rare Chris Paul card features an on-card autograph and a patch swatch. With the weight that Exquisite carries in the hobby, these cards regularly sell for thousands of dollars.

2005-06 Greats of the Game #113 Autograph #/99

Greats of the Game presents a viable, low-cost alternative to the Exquisite rookie. This Chris Paul card can be had for pennies on the dollar versus the Exquisite while still featuring an on-card autograph and print run of 99.

2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Chris Paul RC #146 Autograph #/250

With a slightly higher print run, the 2005-06 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Chris Paul card can be found much more easily than the other two cards on the list but still brings in strong values. The card also features an on-card autograph.

Top eBay Listings

Chris Paul 2016-17 PANINI NBA HOOPS #29 BASE ARTIST PROOF SP 13 25! CLIPPERS
$10.99

2005-06 Topps NBA Collector Chips Chris Paul Rookie On Top! RARE!
$40.00

2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Platinum Purple Die-Cut #33.2 Chris Paul Card
$19.25

2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Platinum Purple Die-Cut #33.2 Chris Paul Card
$19.25

2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Platinum Purple Die-Cut #33.2 Chris Paul Card
$25.25

2013-14 Panini Spectra National Treasures Printing Plate Cyan #4 Chris Paul Card
$15.20

2013-14 Panini Spectra National Treasures Printing Plate Cyan #4 Chris Paul Card
$15.20

2008-09 UD SPx Chris Paul Mike Conley RC Dual Scripts AUTO 08 25
$199.99

2009 Playoff National Treasures 7 Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets Basketball Card
$15.00

2009 Playoff National Treasures 7 Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets Basketball Card
$15.00

CHRIS PAUL 2004 05 FINEST RC RED REFRACTOR JERSEY # 3 159 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$253.00

2016-17 Prizm Chris paul Mojo refractor 25
$19.99

Chris Paul SPF 1185 1299 Authentic Auto 2005 Basketball Card
$129.99

Chris Paul LA Clippers 2016 2017 Absolute Basketball Heroes On Card Auto # 60
$30.00

Chris Paul 2009-10 Panini National Treasures Game Gear Triple 3-Clr Patch 35 49
$39.99

2015-16 Panini Excalibur Chris Paul Kaboom! Insert SP #8
$79.99
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Rookie Cards

Chris Paul Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2005-06 Topps NBA Collector Chips Chris Paul Rookie On Top! RARE!
$40.00

2005-06 Upper Deck Slam Hornets Clippers Chris Paul RC #93 MINT
$6.00

2005-06 TOPPS CARD 1952 STYLE NO.154 CHRIS PAUL ROOKIE RC, NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
$8.99

2005-06 Topps Luxury Box Chris Paul Season Ticket #114 PSA 8 *741
$6.38

Chris Paul 2005-06 Topps 1952 Style #154 RC
$6.99

Chris Paul SPF 1185 1299 Authentic Auto 2005 Basketball Card
$129.99

2005-06 Chris Paul UD RC #230
$12.00

2005 S.I. Sports Illustrated For Kids #457 Chris Paul RC PSA 9 Free Shipping!
$14.99

Chris Paul 2005-2006 05-05 Upper Deck Rookie Debut Rookie Card #103
$5.75

1 1 CHRIS PAUL SMITH MASON BASS 2005-06 TOPPS LUXURY BOX OUT RC JERSEY #ED
$15.80

2005-06 SP Game Used Edition Chris Paul Rookie Auto 038 100 BGS 9.5-9
$150.00

2005-2006 Chris Paul RC Upper Deck Rookie Debut Spectrum #19 25 BGS 9 MINT
$195.26

2005-06 Chris Paul RC Upper Deck Hardcourt Hardwood Signatures 18 50BGS 9
$195.26

2005-06 Chris Paul Topps Chrome Chosen One RelicS GOLD Refractor #3 9 BGS 10
$1,128.26

2005 Press Pass Old School 25 card set including Andrew Bogut & Chris Paul
$15.31

2005 Topps Pristine Chris Paul-GEM MINT 10 -ROOKIE CARD -#144 325
$25.98
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Autograph Guide

Chris Paul Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Chris Paul's authentic signature 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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA, Panini Authentic, Upper Deck Authentic, Tristar and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Chris Paul Cut Signature Exemplar

Chris Paul Autograph Sample

Chris Paul Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Chris Paul signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:

  1. The whole signature is written on about a 45 degree angle.
  2. His signature consists of the letter "C-s-P-l" abd his jersey number "3."
  3. The letter "C" makes almost a full circle and contains the jersey inscription "#3."
  4. The letter "C" flows into an "s" which consists of an up and down pen stroke or a more elaborate formation. consisting of a loop at the top and the bottom. He does this when taking his time and isn't rushed.
  5. The letter "P" is distinguishable and sometimes exhibits a curlycue at the bottom.
  6. The final letter is an obvious and legible "l."

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Active Listings for Chris Paul Signed Photographs

Top eBay Listings

Steiner Chris Paul Signed Shoots Vs. Warriors 16x20 Photograph
$175.49

Chris Paul signed Spalding Basketball "06 ROY" PSA DNA # W13060
$229.95

Chris Paul signed jersey PSA DNA Los Angeles Clippers autographed
$489.99

CHRIS PAUL SWINGMAN SIGNED AUTO STEINER LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS RED JERSEY
$41.00

Chris Paul Signed Clippers 11x14 Photo (JSA COA)
$80.00

LA Clippers Chris Paul Signed Dribbling Around Pick 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$129.99

Houston Rockets Chris Paul Signed Zi O Basketball Steiner Sports COA
$269.99

Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers Swingman Signed Red Jersey Steiner COA
$149.99

Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul Signed Layup Against Celtics 8x10 Photo Steiner
$129.99

Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul Signed Dribbling Around Pick 8x10 Photo Steiner
$129.99

Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers vs Kobe Bryant Signed 16x20 Photo Steiner COA
$129.99

Chris Paul Signed Los Angeles Clippers 16x20 Canvas vs Lakers Steiner coa
$99.99

CHRIS PAUL (L.A. CLIPPERS) Signed 8 x10 PHOTO with PSA COA
$59.95

Chris Paul Signed Houston Rockets Spalding I O NBA Basketball Steiner coa
$299.99

LEBRON JAMES CHRIS PAUL 2003 All-American Game Signed Complete Roster PSA DNA
$9,999.95

Steiner Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers 2013 All-Star Game Signed 8x10 Photo
$120.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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