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Justin Upton Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Justin Upton

Date of Birth: 8/25/1987
Rookie Card Year: 2007
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Following a trade to the high-profile Atlanta Braves, Justin Upton cards and memorabilia took a leap. Although one of baseball's most promising young stars, he was somewhat overlooked while playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks. But following a trade before the 2013 season began, Justin Upton cards started looking up, just like his on-field fortunes.

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The first overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft, the Diamondbacks took Upton out of high school. Touted as a five-tool talent, the outfielder could hit for average, power, move quickly and play solid defense. It didn't take Upton long to make the majors, debuting for Arizona in August, 2007 while still a teenager.

With the Diamondbacks, Upton was a two-time All-Star and one of the team's most potent offensive weapons. However, outside of a couple of key prospect cards, he failed to fully catch on in the hobby. But a switch to the Atlanta Braves, where he'll play alongside his brother B.J., could provide the necessary spark.

The first mainstream Justin Upton cards are part of 2004 Bowman Draft -- sort of. He was added to the set's Bowman Chrome AFLAC redemptions as an autograph following a redemption mistake. Extremely rare on the secondary market, it's traded for high amounts since it was released. And while it came as a result of a 2004 redemption, the card didn't come out until 2006, following the release of other Justin Upton cards.

More common but still very popular is the 2006 Bowman Chrome and 2006 Bowman Sterling Justin Upton autographs. Although technically an insert and not an official rookie cards, it's treated like one by many collectors. The situation is similar with Justin Upton cards in 2006 Bowman Heritage and 2006 Bowman Originals.

Justin Upton rookie cards can be found in 2007 products from Topps and Upper Deck. Most are very reasonably priced, including some low-numbered autographs.

Autographed Justin Upton memorabilia is out there but not in large quantities. Also, the vast majority currently pictures him as a member of the Diamondbacks, which may not be as desirable in the long-term.

Top Justin Upton Rookie and Prospect Cards

2004 Bowman Chrome Draft AFLAC Justin Upton Prospect#JU Autograph #/125

2004 Bowman Chrome AFLAC Justin Upton Autograph

This card came to being as part of a Topps error. The company issued redemptions for AFLAC sets in 2004 Bowman Draft. After running into some major licensing issues, the sets weren't released for more than a year in 2006. The mistake came with extra Gold Refractor redemptions getting printed. As a make good, Topps gave the collectors the option of the original Gold Refractor set or a set of newly created autographs including this Justin Upton.

2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Justin Upton #BC223 Autograph

2007 Bowman Chrome Justin Upton

This is another pre-rookie Justin Upton card that gets considerable attention from collectors. An on-card signature, Chrome technology with black borders make high-grade examples highly desirable.

2007 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Justin Upton RC #162 Autographed Jersey #/199

2007 Exquisite Justin Upton

This is the only Justin Upton rookie card to include an autograph and memorabilia combo. Numbered to 199, there are also two parallel versions numbered to 99 and 25. The cards numbered to 25 have patch swatches.

Rookie Cards

Justin Upton Rookie Card Checklist

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JUSTIN UPTON 2016 TOPPS HERITAGE CHROME RARE BLACK REFRACTOR # 67
$22.00

2014 Topps Chrome Blue Refractor #93 Justin Upton Braves #'d 199 graded PSA 9
$19.95

2017 Topps Fire Walk It Off Jumbo 5x7 Justin Upton Tigers WO6 #’d 02 10 Gold
$8.99

Justin Upton, 2007 Bowman, ROOKIE!!! Gem Mt. 10
$9.11

2007 BOWMAN CHROME JUSTIN UPTON ROOKIE PSA 10 NICE
$20.00

2013 Panini Prizm National cracked Ice Atomic Pulsar 25 Made JUSTIN UPTON #70
$8.99

JUSTIN UPTON - 2015 Panini National Treasures Jumbo Signature Bat #ED 15 On Card
$22.33

2013 Topps Triple Threads JUSTIN UPTON jersey auto card #34 75
$19.99

2008 Topps Heritage #452 Chris Young Justin Upton Eric Byrnes SP - NM-MT
$5.92

#190 Justin Upton TIGERS Physical card 2016 Topps BUNT 5X7 Gold #ed 10 Made
$19.99

2006 Bowman Heritage Prospects #1 Justin Upton RC Lot of 4 Diamondbacks B90 862
$12.00

2014 Panini National Treasures Justin Upton 3 Color PATCH #ED 25 BRAVES
$21.24

2006 Bowman Sterling Prospect Auto Justin Upton PSA 10 RC
$89.00

2016 Topps Museum Collection JUSTIN UPTON Patch 23 50
$15.00

2012 Topps Golden Moments Relics JUSTIN UPTON Game Jersey #JU (8733)
$6.00

2010 Upper Deck UD Game JUSTIN UPTON Game Jersey (1253)
$6.00
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Autograph Guide

Justin Upton Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Justin Upton'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, Steiner, Tristar and Sports Card Guaranty. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Justin Upton Cut Signature Exemplar

Justin Upton Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Justin Upton 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. Signature is signed on a relatively even plane.
  2. The letter "J" features an angled, oval loop which is closed.
  3. The letter "t" is crossed towards the top and sometimes exhibits a loop like a lower-case, cursive "l."
  4. The letter "u" is not easily discernible as it appears lower case, it also contains a loop to start making it resemble more of an "e."
  5. The letter "p" is usually on a severe slant.
  6. The second "t" is crossed more traditionally.
  7. Often the "o-n" are not present.

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JUSTIN UPTON FULL NAME PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED NEW MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
$69.99

Justin Upton Angels Signed Major League Baseball PSA DNA
$44.99

Justin Upton Arizona Diamondbacks Signed 2010 Allen & Ginter Card JSA Graded
$39.99

Padres Justin Upton Signed Authentic OML Baseball Autographed PSA DNA #U50570
$89.99

Braves Justin Upton Authentic Signed Game Used Adidas Custom Cleats PSA DNA
$349.99

Justin Upton Authentic Signed Card 2007 Tristar Elegance Rc #Sm-Ju PSA Slabbed
$34.99

Justin Upton Authentic Signed Card Rookie Autographed PSA DNA Slabbed
$34.99

Padres Justin Upton Signed Authentic OML Baseball Autograph PSA DNA #S85293
$89.99

Justin Upton Signed Bat - PSA RookieGraph RARE
$149.99

JUSTIN UPTON (Atlanta Braves) signed baseball w PSA COA
$49.95

Detroit Tigers JUSTIN UPTON 8X10 Photo Signed Auto Rookie Minors PSA DNA COA
$40.00

Justin Upton Signed Baseball JSA COA
$34.00

Justin Upton LA Angels Detroit Tigers Autographed Signed Baseball COA PSA DNA
$79.00

Justin Upton SIGNED 11x14 Photo Arizona Diamondbacks PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$85.00

JUSTIN UPTON SIGNED OML BASEBALL *JSA COA* DETROIT TIGERS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$59.99

JUSTIN UPTON ATLANTA BRAVES SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE OML BASEBALL PSA DNA COA V52601
$99.99
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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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