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Joe Namath Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Joe Namath

Date of Birth: 5/31/1943
Rookie Card Year: 1965
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

Joe Namath became a household name when he brazenly guaranteed a victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. That signature moment, to this day, is one of the leading reasons that Joe Namath football cards and autographed memorabilia are still popular today.

Broadway Joe, as he was nicknamed, helped change the face of football through his outgoing personality, night-club lifestyle and winning play on the field. He was the first football player to make the cross-over from the gridiron to Madison Avenue by bringing commercial and endorsement opportunities to the then young NFL.

Joe Namath's rookie card was released as part of the 1965 Topps Football set. Affectionately referred to as Tall Boys for their oddly sized cut, Namath's card can command tens of thousands of dollars on the secondary market when presented in high grade. As a result, even lesser conditioned cards can sell for four figures.

In addition to his 1965 rookie card, Namath also has two team issued cards from the same year. However, both cards are more photographic in nature and measure in size accordingly with one being 5x7 and the other 8x10. For completists wanting to ensure they have every early Namath piece, they will need to track down his 1965 Coke Cap as well.

A true ambassador of the game that still lives a very public lifestyle, Joe Namath has always been a willing and gracious in-person signer. He provides a one-of-a-kind signing experience with that signature smile and boisterous laugh. A frequent participant in organized signing events, mini-helmets and photographs are some of the items he is most frequently asked to sign. Items from his playing days, including original advertisements, carry a premium value.

Joe Namath Rookie Card

1965 Topps Joe Namath RC #122

1965 Topps Joe Namath RC

Measuring 2 1/2 by 4 11/16 inches, these uniquely sized cards are a favorite of vintage football card collectors. Having a legendary rookie like Joe Namath on the checklist only adds to their desirability. The card shows a close-up image of Namath set against a bright yellow background. It was one of several short-printed cards which significantly adds to the cards collectibility. Namath shared the origins of the photo during an interview with David Letterman where he explained how the shot was captured in a hospital.

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2007 TOPPS COSIGNERS DUAL JOHN ELWAY JOE NAMATH AUTOGRAPH CARD 4 10
$129.95

JOE NAMATH SIGNED 91 UPPER DECK HEROES FOOTBALL CARD #17
$89.99

JOE NAMATH 2015 Immaculate Collection Football Hall of Fame Exquisite 1 1 SP #57
$149.99

Lot of 6 1970 T.C.G. Topps NFL New York Jets Pro Football Cards EX Joe Namath
$12.00

2016 RARE! JOE NAMATH BLACK GOLD REVERSE GOLD 9 10 #51
$22.00

Joe Namath NEW YORK JETS 2017 PANINI R&S GREAT AMERICAN HEROES RED 99 99 #2
$9.99

2012 Topps Supreme JOE NAMATH #96 Blue SP 96 New York JETS Alabama CRIMSON TIDE
$10.40

1990 Legends Postcard - Joe Namath NEAR MINT - New York Jets - HOF
$7.99

1973 Topps NEW YORK JETS Complete TEAM Set JOE NAMATH John RIGGINS Winston HILL
$28.04

VINTAGE BUT NEW JETS PATCH(JOE NAMATH ERA) WOW L@@K !!!!
$5.23

1967 Topps Joe Namath PSA 5.5 EX+, New York Jets Football Card
$67.99

1972 Topps 100 Joe Namath EX #D529991
$13.50

JOE NAMATH NY JETS SKETCH CARD MINI SIGNED 1 1 ORIGINAL PAINT ART QWASIAN Q ACEO
$27.50

JOE NAMATH 1971 TOPPS CARD # 250 NEW YORK JETS VG EX-
$29.99

2014 Exquisite Joe Namath Auto Blue #2 3
$140.00

7680* 1972 Topps # 100 Joe Namath Ex-Mt
$15.00
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Key Cards

Joe Namath Key Football Cards

1991 Upper Deck Heroes Joe Namath #AU Autograph #/2500

1991 Upper Deck Joe Namath Autograph

Hard-signed and hand-numbered to 2,500, the release of this card captivated the hobby and again showed the innovations Upper Deck was bringing to the trading card marketplace. The artistically styled card design features three different images of Namath. This was his first officially licensed autograph card.

2000 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Joe Namath #TT1 Autograph #/100

2000 Donruss Throwback Threads Autograph

By the year 2000, the memorabilia/relic craze was in full swing. Companies were competing to include game-used materials of the best players in trading cards and collectors were loving it. That year, Joe Namath had nearly a dozen different memorabilia or autograph memorabilia cards produced. This one, from Donruss Elite, is serial numbered to 100 and includes an on-card signature and a material swatch from one of Namath's game-used jerseys.

2000 Upper Deck Game Jersey Greats Autographs Joe Namath #GJGJN1 /175

2000 Upper Deck Greats Joe Namath

Another very popular card from the first year that Joe Namath had memorabilia cards produced, this is one of two versions of the card in the set and is serial numbered to 175 total copies.

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2007 TOPPS COSIGNERS DUAL JOHN ELWAY JOE NAMATH AUTOGRAPH CARD 4 10
$129.95

VINTAGE BUT NEW JETS PATCH(JOE NAMATH ERA) WOW L@@K !!!!
$5.23

2014 Exquisite Joe Namath Auto Blue #2 3
$140.00

2001 Upper Deck NFL Legends Autographs #JN Joe Namath New York Jets Auto Card
$202.74

2001 Upper Deck NFL Legends Autographs #JN Joe Namath New York Jets Auto Card
$202.74

National Treasures Century Materials Jersey Jets Joe Namath 03 25 2013
$125.00

Joe Namath 2015 Topps 60th Anniversary Rookie Reprint SILVER Retired Auto #'d 25
$279.99

JOE NAMATH JETS 2016 FLAWLESS ENCASED NOW & THEN SIGNATURES AUTO ALABAMA 2 5!!!!
$225.00

2000 Fleer Greats Of The Game Feel Game Jersey X2 Joe Namath Terry Bradshaw $45
$16.99

JOE NAMATH 2016 PANINI DONRUSS SIGNATURE SERIES AUTO PATCH #1 3 NEW YORK JETS
$159.99

1965 Topps Joe Namath Autograph - 2001 Rookie Reprint - PSA DNA Authentic - JETS
$150.00

JOE NAMATH JERSEY 2001 UD Pros & Prospects GOLD (HOF) 29 50 NM-MT+ BGS 8.5
$59.99

Joe Namath 2012 UD Exquisite Legacy Signatures On Card Auto 60
$42.00

Joe Namath AUTO 2002 Leaf Certified MIRROR RED SIGNATURES #47 50 JETS
$74.95

2014 upper deck conference great joe namath jersey alabama #1
$10.00

2004 ULTIMATE JOE NAMATH GAME WORN PATCH LOGO 150 JETS HOF QB RARE ULTIMATE
$39.99
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Autograph Guide

Joe Namath Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Joe Namath 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.

Joe Namath Cut Signature Exemplar

Joe Namath Signature Example

Joe Namath Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Joe Namath 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 use of cursive script displays a pride of penmanship.
  3. The defining characters are the letters "J" and "N" which are larger than the other letters.
  4. The "J" consists of a narrow, sometime pointed loop on top and a backward looking "D" on the bottom.
  5. The letter "o" and "e" are legible with both letters being closed; the pen lifts to start the last name.
  6. The letter "N" starts with a small hook on the top left and the up/down line forms an elongated loop.
  7. The pen lifts and all the letters of the last name are legible with closed "a"'s and clear humps to the "m" and an "l" style "t" crossed equidistant on both sides.
  8. He often inscribes his jersey number "12."

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Joe Namath Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Joe Namath Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Joe Namath Signed Photo

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JOE NAMATH & BABE PARILLI SIGNED AUTHENTIC NY JETS FOOTBALL HELMET JSA LOA
$595.95

1969 NEW YORK JETS SUPER BOWL 3 TEAM SIGNED HELMET STEINER w case Joe Namath 26s
$1,000.00

JOE NAMATH AUTHENTIC SIGNED ALABAMA SHARCO MINI-HELMET JOE WILLIE COA JSA
$175.00

Joe Namath Signed Auto Autograph 8x10 Photo JSA T19139
$126.65

JOE NAMATH SIGNED RIDDELL MINI HELMET JSA COA NY JETS FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPH
$229.00

Joe Namath Jets Signed Official NFL 75th Anniversary Duke Football PSA AB74271
$399.00

JOE NAMATH 1969 SBC JETS ALABAMA SIGNED AUTO DUKE NFL FOOTBALL JSA LOA STEINER
$299.99

Jets Joe Namath Authentic Signed 1959 "Tiger" High School Yearbook PSA #Z05331
$1,199.99

Jets Joe Namath Authentic Signed 11X14 Photo Autographed JSA #G08743
$244.99

JOE NAMATH SIGNED OIL PAINTING BY PROKOPIAK INSCRIBED JOE WILLIE NAMATH #12 JSA
$956.00

JOE NAMATH Signed & Framed 45"x55" Jets Football Photo -PSA Authenticated
$249.00

Jets Joe Namath Authentic Signed Official NFL (Tagliabue) Football PSA #W55195
$349.99

JOE NAMATH SIGNED 18X24 LITHO NEW YORK JETS PSA DNA COA
$325.00

Joe Namath Signed JSA COA Duke Leather Game Full Size Football PSA New York Jets
$349.99

Joe Namath Signed Alabama Crimson Tide Full Size RK Helmet PSA DNA
$824.99

JOE NAMATH SIGNED NY JETS HOME CUSTOM STITCHED JERSEY PSA AUTHENTICATED
$295.95
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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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