Rookie Card Year: 1983
Investment Rating: 6.0
Mike Singletary spent his entire NFL playing career with the Chicago Bears. He was the cornerstone of the Bears' legendary defense of the 1980s and helped lead the team to a dominating victory in Super Bowl XX. Singletary was a ten-time Pro Bowl selection and was twice named the Defensive Player of the Year. Although defenders are often overlooked in the hobby, Mike Singletary cards and autographed memorabilia are an exception.
1983 Topps Football is where collectors will find the lone Mike Singletary rookie card. The only other first-year offering he has is a 1983 Topps Stamp.
Singletary's first certified autographed card is in 1991 Pro Line Portraits. The card is not serial numbered.
His first memorabilia card is part of the 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game set. The card features a swatch of material from a game-worn Singletary jersey. The card lacks any serial numbering and the exact print run is unknown.
Mike Singletary's autographed memorabilia continues to be in demand long after his retirement from playing. He went on to have a successful coaching career, keeping him in the public spotlight. He has been known as a willing in-person signer. Singletary has also appeared as an autograph guest at numerous sports collectibles show.
Mike Singletary Rookie Card
Singletary is one of the key rookies in the 1983 Topps Football set. As was common for cards from this era, centering and print dots are the biggest condition issues. Professionally graded examples returned in high grade carry a slight premium.
1983 TOPPS #38 MIKE SINGLETARY BEARS ROOKIE
1999 MIKE SINGLETARY SP Signature Edition Auto CHICAGO BEARS HOF
1986 MIKE SINGLETARY TOPPS #24 BEARS PSA 8
2015 Topps Diamond Mike Singletary Auto #d 5 5
Mike Singletary Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find examples of what an authentic Mike Singletary 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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Mike Singletary Cut Signature Exemplar
Mike Singletary Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Mike Singletary signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of the type of item signed or when in his career, look for these signature characteristics:
Mike Singletary Signature Characteristics
- The signature is hastily written.
- The majority of the letters are implied or not legible.
- The "M" consists of two narrowly spaced but tall, pointed humps. The second one is taller than the first.
- The "S" often looks like a triangle shape with a small loop at the bottom.
- The signature usually finishes with a flair in a swooping line.
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