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Clyde Drexler Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Clyde Drexler

Date of Birth: 6/2/1962
Rookie Card Year: 1986-87
Investment Rating: 6.0


Clyde "The Glide" Drexler was a standout player during his career and one of the most versatile players of the era, but he could not make the transition to hobby superstar. While he never reached the same collecting level as other top players from this period, Clyde Drexler cards and memorabilia maintain solid values and interest.

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Clyde Drexler first emerged on the main basketball stage as a member of Phi Slamma Jama. The nickname was applied to the members of the University of Houston basketball team. Headlined by Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, Phi Slamma Jama brought a new dunk-heavy style of play to the masses, along with several successful NCAA tournament runs. Following his junior season, Clyde Drexler declared for the 1983 NBA Draft, and was selected 14th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Clyde Drexler spent the majority of his NBA career with Portland, but was traded to Houston near the end of his career. He finally claimed his only NBA title during the 1994-95 season, when he was reunited with his college teammate, Hakeem Olajuwon, on the Houston Rockets. Drexler finished with 10 All-Star appearances, a gold medal with the original Dream Team in 1992, and he was voted as a member of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Clyde Drexler was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.

Check out a video of Clyde Drexler's top ten dunks here.

"The Glide" is a frequent signer and his autographed cards been included in recent Leaf, Upper Deck and Panini products. Although he only has one rookie card, his Star card predates his official rookie by several years and remains a popular option.

Clyde Drexler Rookie Cards

1986-87 Fleer Clyde Drexler RC #26

The 1986-87 season marked Clyde Drexler's fourth NBA season, but the 1986-87 Fleer release is still viewed as his official rookie card. Based on the impressive checklist of rookie players from this product, Clyde Drexler's rookie has a tendency to be overlooked by collectors.

1983-84 Star Clyde Drexler #100

Checking in the the same season as his actual rookie year, the first NBA card for Clyde Drexler came from the Star Company. Despite not being regarded as his official rookie, 1983084 Star is still an appealing Clyde Drexler card, with a minimal design and bright red border.

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2013-14 Panini Titanium Gamers Materials 10 Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers

2013-14 Panini Titanium Gamers Materials 10 Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers

2013-14 Panini Titanium Gamers Materials 10 Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers

2013-14 Totally Certified Blue #265 Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers Card

2013-14 Totally Certified Blue #265 Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers Card

1990s Kent ALL SPORT Turkey CLYDE DREXLER #6 USA NBA Houston Portland RARE

2013-14 Panini Elite Dominators Materials #19 Clyde Drexler Houston Rockets Card

Clyde Drexler RC1988 Fournier NBA Est Rellas (1st European Card) BGC 9.5 SG123

1986 Fleer Basketball #026 Clyde Drexler RC STARX 8.5 NM MT+ (CS30439)


1996-97 Stadium Club Class Acts Refractor Hakeem Olajuwon Clyde Drexler #CA7

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Dual Authentics #32 Hakeem Olajuwon Clyde Drexler Card

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Dual Authentics #32 Hakeem Olajuwon Clyde Drexler Card

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Dual Authentics #32 Hakeem Olajuwon Clyde Drexler Card

Kobe Bryant Shaq O'Neal Grant Hill Clyde Drexler 16-17 Preferred Jersey Booklet

Clyde Drexler Framed VINTAGE 1993 Fleer Trading Card Portland Trailblazers
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Autograph Guide

Clyde Drexler Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Clyde Drexler'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 and Mounted Memories, to name a few.

Clyde Drexler Cut Signature Exemplar

Clyde Drexler Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Clyde Drexler signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature begins with a large "C" that has a exaggerated lip at the top of the letter.
  2. Next comes the clear cursive "l-y", but the "y" resembles a printed letter.
  3. The pen lifts and a cursive "d-e" ends the first name.
  4. The last name starts with a large "D" featuring a swooping finish at the bottom.
  5. From there, the signature ends in one motion, "r-e-x-l-e-r".
  6. The last "r" tends to be a little sloppy and appears to be more of an extension of the "e".

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Clyde Drexler Signed Autographed 1992 USA Olympic Dream Team Jersey JSA COA

Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon & Clyde Drexler Signed 16X20 Photo JSA & PSA DNA #Q11595


Clyde Drexler SIGNED 8x10 Photo +TOP 50 Houston Rockets PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED

FRAMED Autographed Signed CLYDE DREXLER 33x42 Rockets White Jersey JSA COA Auto

Hakeem Olajuwon & Clyde Drexler Signed 16x20 Photo"JSA COA"

Hakeem Olajuwon & Clyde Drexler Signed Rockets 16x20 Photo (JSA COA)

1983 1984 Star CLYDE DREXLER RC Rookie Signed AUTO JSA 10 BGS 8 Inscription

1986 Fleer CLYDE DREXLER RC Auto Signed PSA DNA 9 MINT!! POP 1 2


Clyde Drexler Autographed Signed 1984 Franz Card Portland Trail Blazers PSA DNA

Hakeem Olajuwon Clyde Drexler Signed Original Summit Floor PSA DNA W15207

Clyde Drexler Signed Photo 8x10 Autographed Rockets PSA DNA AC27947


Clyde " The Glide" Drexler Signed UH Houston Cougars Jersey JSA COA

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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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