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Larry Fitzgerald Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Larry Fitzgerald

Date of Birth: 8/31/1983
Rookie Card Year: 2004
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

Larry Fitzgerald is not your typical star wide receiver. In a sport dominated by large egos, he seems to have found a way to stay humble and hungry. Several years with less-talented quarterbacks did not diminish his love of the game or his productivity. Now that he is paired with an above average talent at quarterback in Carson Palmer, Fitzgerald is again putting up big numbers and collectors are revisiting his cards.

Larry Fitzgerald played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and, as a true freshman, immediately emerged as one of the best receivers in college football. During his sophomore year, Fitzgerald took his play to another level and the awards poured in. In 2003, he was named a unanimous All-American, Big East Offensive Player of the Year, and was awarded the Fred Biletnikoff, Paul Warfield and Walter Camp trophies. Fitzgerald came up just short in the Heisman Trophy race, narrowly losing to Oklahoma quarterback Jason White.

Despite only playing two college seasons, Larry Fitzgerald successfully petitioned the NFL to count his additional time spent at a college preparatory school in order to enter the 2004 NFL Draft. Normally the NFL requires players to be three years from their high school graduation before they can declare for the NFL Draft. Fitzgerald was ultimately selected third overall by the Arizona Cardinals, joining other rookie standouts, such as Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Steven Jackson, and Wes Welker.

Just like in college, it did not take long for Larry Fitzgerald to be considered one of the top receivers in the NFL. Likely a lock for the hall of Fame, his many Pro Bowl selections seem even more impressive considering he has caught passes from 15+ different quarterbacks in his time with the Cardinals.

There are a whopping 50 Larry Fitzgerald cards for rookie collectors to chase. The checklist has it all, from low-value base cards and jersey cards to low-numbered base cards and autographs. A few autographed options have emerged as the most popular and are featured below.

Top Larry Fitzgerald Cards

2004 Playoff Contenders Larry Fitzgerald RC #151 Autograph (PR=50)

With lots of dark colors and a metallic autograph sticker, this may not immediately jump out as one of the top Larry Fitzgerald cards. However, with the announced print run of only 50, it starts to make sense why this is the preferred card. Although not numbered, this incredibly low print run, especially for the Contenders brand, ensures considerable interest for the elite wide receiver's rookie card.

2004 Ultimate Collection Larry Fitzgerald RC #129 Autograph #/150

The Ultimate Collection design is normally a strong point for Upper Deck. They seem to do so much with so little. The gold foil frame highlights Fitzgerald without dominating focus and the white border makes for a perfect canvas for housing Larry Fitzgerald's on-card signature. The numbered run of 150 also adds to the appeal.

2004 SP Authentic Larry Fitzgerald RC #215 Autographed Jersey #/299

Although the design is much busier, especially in comparison to the Ultimate card, SP Authentic adds a jersey piece to the on-card autograph and a relatively low print run. The autograph and jersey piece do seem like they are a little congested in the corner.

Top eBay Listings

2016 Panini Rookies & Stars Crusade Gold Prizm Larry Fitzgerald SP 05 25
$9.00

LARRY FITZGERALD 2010 PANINI THREADS FRANCHISE TAGS REEBOK LOGO PATCH #D 5 6
$49.99

LARRY FITZGERALD 2014 ABSOLUTE TOOLS OF THE TRADE SILVER 2 COLOR PATCH #D 2 15
$24.99

2008 SPX LARRY FITZGERALD card #1 1
$99.99

2004 (CARDINALS) Topps Premiere Prospects #PP11 Larry Fitzgerald
$6.00

2007 Donruss Grid. Gear, #PT-2, Larry Fitzgerald Player Timeline, PSA-8, NM-MT
$6.95

JERSEY MT 2009 THREADS CENTURY LARRY FITZGERALD 3 COLOR PATCH PITT
$18.14

JERSEY MT HOF 2009 ABSOLUTE MEMORABILIA LARRY FITZGERALDS EMERALD TOOLS 25 MAD
$14.99

JERSEY SATURDAY STARS LARRY FITZGERALD 2007 + LIMITED JERSEY 2012 LOT # 99 CARDI
$14.79

2013 Limited Game Worn Jersey LARRY FITZGERALD 99 Arizona Cardinals
$8.99

Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald 2015 Certified Gold 15 25
$8.76

Larry Fitzgerald # 295 299 BLACK Jersey Cardinals 13 Crown Royale
$12.00

2004 LARRY FITZGERALD (5) CARD ROOKIE LOT W TRIPLE THREADS 3 COLOR PATCH CARD
$15.00

LARRY FITZGERALD 2015 NATIONAL TREASURES CENTURY PRIME 3 COLOR JERSEY PATCH 15!
$25.99

2005 Topps Chrome Refractor #51 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Football Card
$5.95

2005 Topps Chrome Refractor #51 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Football Card
$5.95
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Rookie Cards

Larry Fitzgerald Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Mid-Range Rookie Cards

Premium Rookie Cards

Top eBay Listings

2004 LARRY FITZGERALD (5) CARD ROOKIE LOT W TRIPLE THREADS 3 COLOR PATCH CARD
$12.00

2004 Playoff Honors Tandem 3 DeAngelo Hall Larry Fitzgerald Rookie Dual Jersey
$7.99

2004 Fleer Genuine #77 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Rookie Football Card
$48.24

2004 Fleer Genuine #77 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Rookie Football Card
$48.24

2004 Topps ETopps LARRY FITZGERALD RC ROOKIE CARDINALS #57 BGS 9 MINT
$16.15

2004 Skybox L.E. LARRY FITZGERALD GOLD DIE CUT ROOKIE CARDINALS 150 A3990
$8.85

2004 Topps Pristine #109 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Rookie Football Card
$12.25

2004 Topps Pristine #109 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Rookie Football Card
$12.25

2004 Topps Bowman Chrome Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald Rookie Card
$24.99

2004 Topps LARRY FITZGERALD RC ROOKIE NM--Rare Player of the Day version!!
$11.99

2004 TOPPS #360 LARRY FITZGERALD RC PSA 10 F2509724-742
$99.99

2004 Donruss Elite Larry Fitzgerald RC Rookie 328 500 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+
$29.00

2004 Larry Fitzgerald Rookie Card RC Lot: Bowman Chrome & Topps Finest & Bonus!
$5.99

2004 Topps 1st Edition #360 Larry Fitzgerald Variant Rookie Card Cardinals Sp
$24.99

Larry Fitzgerald 2004 Topps NFL Players of Day Rookie Card #nflpod3
$9.95

2004 Topps Chrome #215 Larry Fitzgerald PSA 9 Arizona Cardinals RC Football Card
$100.94
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Autograph Guide

Larry Fitzgerald Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Larry Fitzgerald'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 Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Larry Fitzgerald Cut Signature Exemplar


Larry Fitzgerald Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Larry Fitzgerald 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 usually written on an upward angle.
  2. The most distinguishable letters are the "L" and "f."
  3. The letter "L" is over-sized with two closed loops including a significantly larger one on the top.
  4. The "a" is not closed.
  5. The letters "r-r-y" are absent as the "a" flows directly into the "f" of Fitzgerald, however it is a lower case "f" with narrow closed loops on top and bottom.
  6. The remaining letters are not very legible.
  7. The inscription "#4" is often included.

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Top eBay Listings

Larry Fitzgerald Signed Full Size Wilson NFL Football JSA Cardinals Pitt Panther
$124.99

LARRY FITZGERALD ARIZONA CARDINALS AUTOGRAPHED AUTO SIGNED SEWN JERSEY JSA LOA
$223.24

Larry Fitzgerald Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Cardinals
$74.99

Larry Fitzgerald Signed Arizona Cardinals 8x10 Photo JSA
$224.99

Arizona Cardinals – Larry Fitzgerald Signed Jersey – COA PSA DNA
$300.00

Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Signed Jersey JSA
$374.11

Larry Fitzgerald Signed Autograph 8x10 Framed Picture JSA COA Cardinals
$135.00

LARRY FITZGERALD Signed Autographed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA Arizona Cardinals
$99.99

Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Signed NFL Football JSA
$199.99

LARRY FITZGERALD ARIZONA CARDINALS SIGNED NFL LOGO MINI HELMET JSA CERT
$89.99

LARRY FITZGERALD Autographed 8x10 Photo ARIZONA CARDINALS JSA COA auto signed
$64.99

LARRY FITZGERALD Signed Autographed Auto Arizona Cardinals 11X14 Photo JSA COA
$119.00

Larry Fitzgerald Anquan Boldin signed 11 x 14, Arizona Cardinals,PSA DNA AB62607
$314.98

LARRY FITZGERALD PITTSBURGH PITT ARIZONA CARDINALS SIGNED FOOTBALL JSA AUTHENTI
$600.00

ARIZONA CARDINALS LARRY FITZGERALD SIGNED PITT PANTHERS LOGO FOOTBALL W JSA COA
$179.99

Larry Fitzgerald signed 8 x 10, Arizona Cardinals, Pitt, PSA DNA AB62595
$112.48
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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+.


User Comments

  1. 2004 Absolute Memorabilia #201 Jersey #/750

    the one i have is 17 of 75 & has the shoe lace but its not printed with words of game used shoe lace like the ball & jersey does i cant find any info on it

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