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Frank Gore Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Frank Gore

Date of Birth: 5/14/1983
Rookie Card Year: 2005
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Playing a key role on a resurgent San Francisco 49ers team, Frank Gore cards have gathered some steam. One of the NFL's most consistent running backs, collectors have lots to chase of the University of Miami alumnus.

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The 49ers took Gore in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He broke the 1,000 yards rushing barrier five times in his first seven seasons. Gore is already a multi-time Pro Bowl selection. He has a knack for raising his play during big games, including a clutch two-touchdown performance in the 49ers comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons in the 2012 NFC championship game.

There is no shortage of Frank Gore rookie cards. He appears in 40 different sets. Released in 2005, the first Frank Gore cards cover all price ranges. However, as a third round pick, he wasn't a key focus in many high-end sets. As a result, there's solid balance between his low- and high-end rookies.

While one of football's better running backs, Frank Gore cards aren't part of the hobby's elite. At least not yet. A Super Bowl victory and a place on a hot team, though, could lead to strong growth moving forward.

Top Frank Gore Rookie Cards

2005 Leaf Limited Frank Gore RC #212 Autographed Jersey #/100

Just as the brand name implies, this is one of the most limited autographed Frank Gore rookie cards. Serial numbered to just 100 copies, the appeal of the limited quantity is unfortunately offset by the aesthetics of the card. The sticker autograph severely detracts from the card design.

2005 SP Authentic Frank Gore #224 Autographed Jersey #/899

This card may have a higher print run than a lot of other high-end Frank Gore rookies, but it still has lots of appeal. Besides the on-card autograph and patch swatch, there's a lot of history and loyalty behind the SP Authentic name.

2005 Upper Deck Exquisite Frank Gore #93 Autographed Dual Jersey #/199

Frank Gore 2005 UD Exquisite

Featuring dual jersey swatches and an autograph, the card is serial numbered to 199. The gold accents, full-color photo and fonts, make for an attractive card. The Exquisite name also carries a lot of clout behind it.

2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Frank Gore RC #216 Autograph #/225

Frank Gore 2005 UD Ultimate Collection

Featuring a large image of Gore in a posed action shot, the card features an on-card autograph and is serial numbered to 225 total copies.

Top eBay Listings

2007 Bowman Sterling #FG Frank Gore Jersey - NM-MT
$7.00

Frank Gore Upper Deck Legends 2005 Future Legends Jersey FL-FG
$9.99

Frank Gore Upper Deck 2005 Rookie Futures Jersey RF-FG
$11.99

2007 Gridiron Gear Performers Jerseys Combos #46 Frank Gore Jersey 30 100
$7.00

2007 Donruss Gridiron Gear Next Generation Jerseys #12 Frank Gore Jersey 16 250
$5.60

2007 Donruss Gridiron Gear Jerseys X's #45 Frank Gore Jersey 127 175
$5.60

2008 Gridiron Gear # 84 Frank Gore Card # 46 of # 100 San Francisco 49ers box 6
$7.99

2007 Donruss Threads Alex Smith QB Frank Gore Vernon Davis Jersey 250
$14.00

2007 Donruss Threads Gold Holofoil #118 Frank Gore 50 - NM-MT
$5.60

2007 Exquisite Collection Maximum Jersey Silver #FG Frank Gore 75 - NM-MT
$10.50

2007 Finest Moments Gold Refractors #FG Frank Gore 50
$5.60

2007 Leaf Certified Materials Gold Team Materials #3 Frank Gore Jersey 180
$5.60

2007 Playoff NFL Playoffs Black Metalized #86 Frank Gore 49 - NM-MT
$5.00

2007 Playoff NFL Playoffs Materials Silver Prime #86 Frank Gore Jersey 9 15
$14.00

FRANK GORE 2010 CLASSICS SUNDAYS BEST 3 COLOR 49ERS PATCH #D 20 50
$9.99

frank gore rc rookie draft jersey patch miami hurricanes canes dpp college 2005
$6.74
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Rookie Cards

Frank Gore Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Frank Gore Cards - 2005 Topps Turkey Red Frank Gore RC

  • 2005 Bowman #130
  • 2005 Prestige #180
  • 2005 Score #367
  • 2005 Topps #418
  • 2005 Topps Bazooka #177
  • 2005 Topps Draft Picks and Prospects #159
  • 2005 Topps Finest #121
  • 2005 Topps Heritage #73
  • 2005 Topps Total #441
  • 2005 Topps Turkey Red #184
  • 2005 Ultra #248
  • 2005 Upper Deck #221
  • 2005 Upper Deck ESPN #114
  • 2005 Upper Deck Kickoff #134
  • 2005 Upper Deck Rookie Debut #134
  • 2005 Upper Deck Rookie Material #108

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

2005 Elite Frank Gore RC

  • 2005 Absolute Memorabilia #217 Jersey #/750
  • 2005 Bowman's Best #111 Jersey #/799
  • 2005 Donruss Classics #220 Jersey #/999
  • 2005 Donruss Gridiron Gear #124 #/399
  • 2005 Elite #148 #/499
  • 2005 Leaf Certified Materials #212 Jersey #/999
  • 2005 Leaf Rookies & Stars #262 Jersey #/750
  • 2005 Playoff Honors #212 Jersey #/750
  • 2005 Throwback Threads #212 Jersey
  • 2005 Topps Chrome #177
  • 2005 Upper Deck Legends #124 #/725
  • 2005 Upper Deck Portraits #123 #/425
  • 2005 Upper Deck Reflections #243 #/499

Top eBay Listings

Frank Gore Upper Deck 2005 Rookie Futures Jersey RF-FG
$11.99

frank gore rc rookie draft jersey patch miami hurricanes canes dpp college 2005
$6.74

FRANK GORE 2005 Bowman Throwback Threads Player-Worn Jersey #BRT-FG Rookie 49ers
$12.00

2005 Leaf Rookies & Stars Masks #M-12 Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Rookie Card
$12.25

2005 Leaf Rookies & Stars Masks #M-12 Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Rookie Card
$12.25

FRANK GORE 2005 ULTIMATE COLLECTION AUTOGRAPHED RC 13 225 #216 BGS 9 AU 9 Colts
$109.99

2005 05 Topps Total Football FRANK GORE San Francisco 49ers Rookie Card - #441
$7.95

FRANK GORE 2005 SAGE HIT Authentic AUTO 05 UDP AUTOGRAPH RC #A3 NM MT
$9.99

2005 LEAF CERTIFIED MATERIALS FRESHMAN FABRIC RC FRANK GORE 623 999
$12.00

ANDREW LUCK FRANK GORE HILTON DORSETT 2015 TOPPS SUPREME COLTS QUAD AUTO RC 10
$249.99

2005 Bowman's Best Rookie Worn Jersey serial #d 157 299 Frank Gore 49ers
$9.99

Frank Gore 2005 ROOKIE LOT (7) BOWMAN THROWBACK THREADS JERSEY & BLUE COLLECTION
$9.99

2005 UPPER DECK ROOKIE PREM. LOT OF OF 10 FRANK GORE GOLD TOUGH-1 PER CASE)
$6.75

2005 UPPER DECK ROOKIE PREM. LOT OF OF 10 FRANK GORE PLATINUM TOUGH-1 PER CASE)
$6.75

2005 Bowman's Best Blue FRGO Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Rookie Football Card
$12.24

2005 Bowman's Best Blue FRGO Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Rookie Football Card
$12.24
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Autograph Guide

Frank Gore Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Frank Gore'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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Frank Gore Cut Signature Exemplar

Frank Gore Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Frank Gore signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Gore's signature has fluctuated through the years, however, regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Frank Gore Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is written on a slight upward angle of about 15 degrees.
  2. The letter "F" is over-sized in comparison to other letters and contains a small loop at both the top and bottom of the letter.
  3. The letter "r" is legible coming right of off the "F."
  4. The letter "a" is implied and the letter "k" is discernible but consists of a broken pen stroke.
  5. The letter "G" is odd in formation, showing a bit of a hesitation, it contains a, typically, closed loop at the bottom.
  6. The letter "o" is visible but not distinguishable.
  7. A small, slightly curved tail coming of the letter "r" finishes the signature.

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Frank Gore Signed Photo Pricing:

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Frank Gore Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Autographed Signed FRANK GORE Indianapolis Football Jersey PSA DNA COA
$114.99

FRANK GORE SANFRANCISCO 49ERS PSA DNA SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO
$95.00

FRANK GORE signed autographed INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Full Size Logo Football - PSA
$98.10

FRANK GORE signed autographed INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Riddell Mini Helmet - PSA
$98.10

FRAMED Autographed Signed FRANK GORE 33x42 Indianapolis Jersey PSA DNA COA Auto
$449.99

FRANK GORE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED MINI HELMET JSA S53420
$89.99

FRANK GORE SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS MINI HELMET JSA
$124.95

Frank Gore Signed San Francisco 49ers TB Mini Helmet JSA
$164.99

Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Signed Autographed 16x20 Color Photo JSA COA
$99.99

Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Signed Pro Bowl Mini Helmet PSA
$80.00

Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Signed 8x10 Photo PSA
$60.00

Frank Gore Signed Autographed Blue Pro Style Jersey- JSA Authenticated
$119.00

SF 49ers Frank Gore signed Adidas pink cleat PSA DNA certified
$139.00

Frank Gore signed Miami Hurricanes mini helmet - PSA DNA Authentic - Star Runner
$119.95

FRANK GORE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MIAMI HURRICANES #3 ORANGE JERSEY PSA DNA
$129.00

FRANK GORE SIGNED AUTO SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS WHITE JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$99.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.

His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.


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