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Dan Fouts Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Dan Fouts

Date of Birth: 6/10/1951
Rookie Card Year: 1975
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

Dan Fouts football cards and autographed memorabilia remain relatively popular due to the fact that he led one of the most dynamic offensives in the NFL during the late 1970s and early '80s. His San Diego Chargers were a force to be reckoned with. However, an awful defense derailed the team from having any real post-season success and keeping Fouts out of the hobby's elite.

Fout's rookie card can be found in the 1975 Topps Football set. Gem Mint examples of the card can sell for four figures while NM or better condition raw copies can be purchased for less than $40. Fouts flew under the radar of most fans and collectors at the time. He was drafted in the third round out of the University of Oregon, which was not as notable of  a football school as it is today. Fouts quickly garnered mainstream attention after leading the league in passing four times. He would be named to the Pro Bowl team six times, earning an NFL MVP award and eventually be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Dan Fouts' first certified autograph card is in 1992 Pro Line Portraits. His first memorabilia cards can be found in 2000 Donruss Elite and 2000 Leaf Certified. His Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Autograph is his most popular early autographed memorabilia card and is limited to just 50 serial-numbered copies.

Dan Fouts went on to have a successful broadcasting career, which kept him in the local spotlight. A fan favorite, his autographed memorabilia is still very popular. He occasionally signs at organized autograph signing events and is a willing in-person signer. Footballs and mini-helmets are the items he is most frequently asked to sign and can be found relatively easily and at an affordable price.

Dan Fouts Rookie Card

1975 Topps Football Dan Fouts RC #367

1975 Topps Dan Fouts RC

Fouts' rookie card shows him under center during a game ready to lead the San Diego Chargers' offensive attack. Colorful design elements of a scrolling banner and helmet house vital information such as team, position and conference.

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Dan Fouts Signed Autograph card San Diego Chargers
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Panini Flawless On Card Autograph Chargers Dan Fouts 05 10 2016
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1975 Topps Rookie #367 Dan Fouts RC BVG 5 EX San Diego Chargers
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Dan Fouts Chargers HOF 2005 Topps ALL-AMERICAN Signed Auto Card
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Dan Fouts Chargers HOF 1986 Topps Signed Auto Card
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DAN FOUTS PHOTOMINT
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Dan Fouts Autographed 1978 Topps Football Card - Hall Of Famer
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2012 NATIONAL TREASURES #1 DAN FOUTS JERSEY SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOF 21 99
$19.16

2012 NATIONAL TREASURES #1 DAN FOUTS JERSEY SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOF 69 99
$19.16

1980 TOPPS FOOTBALL SAN DIEGO CHARGERS DAN FOUTS 1979 RECORD BREAKER CARD #3
$6.50

9-1976 Topps Football Cards(w HARVEY MARTIN DAN FOUTS CARL ELLER PRESTON PEARSON
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1977 DAN FOUTS - Topps Football Card- # 274 - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
$5.95

1981 TOPPS #265 DAN FOUTS PSA 9 MINT HOF SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
$11.99

1977 Topps # 274 Dan Fouts PSA 7
$12.50

1984 Dan Fouts Autographed Topps Football Trading Card #179
$24.99

2007 National Treasures DAN FOUTS AUTOGRAPH (HOF) Chargers 27 50
$39.99
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Autograph Guide

Dan Fouts Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Dan Fouts 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, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Dan Fouts Cut Signature Exemplar

Dan Fouts Signature Example

Dan Fouts Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dan Fouts signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A very legible and even handed signature written on an even horizontal plane.
  2. The letters "D" and "F" are usually larger than the other letters.
  3. The "D" forms an oval shaped loop, fully closed with the top wider than the bottom.
  4. The letter "d" is slightly open and leans against the "D" the "n" is implied with a small hump.
  5. The letter "F" looks like a lower case "t" with a small curl on the bottom of the vertical line; a sideways shaped "L" caps the letter.
  6. The "o" is fully closed and the "u" is legible.
  7. The "t" is a looped and crossed and the "s" is standard cursive.

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Dan Fouts Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Dan Fouts Signed Photo

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DAN FOUTS SIGNED AUTO SAN DIEGO CHARGERS BLUE JERSEY HOF 93 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
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Dan Fouts signed OFC NFL New Duke Football HOF 93- Steiner Hologram (Chargers)
$225.00

Dan Fouts Signed Authentic Official Roger Goodell NFL Football "HOF '93" Steiner
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Dan Fouts signed San Diego Chargers mini helmet - JSA Authentic-Hall of Fame '93
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Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers Signed Autographed NFL Football HOF JSA
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DAN FOUTS CHARGERS HAND SIGNED 1977 TOPPS MEXICAN CARD PSA ENCAPSULATED
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DAN FOUTS (San Diego Chargers) signed HOF mini helmet w PSA COA
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Chargers Don Air Coryell 6x Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA Dan Fouts Kellen Winslow
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Chargers Air Coryell Signed 20x24 Photo PSA DNA Dan Fouts Kellen Winslow Muncie
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Dan Fouts Signed 20x30 Photo PSA DNA COA Chargers Football Picture w Don Coryell
$124.99

Dan Fouts Signed Oregon Ducks 16x20 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph #d 11
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1975 TOPPS #367 DAN FOUTS SIGNED ROOKIE CARD RC HOF 93 PSA NM 7 AUTO 10
$199.99

Dan Fouts Signed Air Coryell Chargers 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph
$79.99

DAN FOUTS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OREGON DUCKS #11 GREEN THROWBACK JERSEY JSA
$199.99

Dan Fouts Stan Humphries 2012 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature auto signed 1 1 JSA
$88.88

DAN FOUTS Signed Inscribed Chargers HOF Helmet Curve Display STEINER LE 14
$764.10
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.


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