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Priest Holmes Cards, Rookie Cards, Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Priest Holmes

Date of Birth: 10/7/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1998
Investment Rating: 6.0


Priest Holmes spent 11 seasons in the NFL. He initially played for the Baltimore Ravens who signed him as an undrafted free agent. His career really took off after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001. Known for his grinding work ethic, Priest Holmes cards and memorabilia are well respected by collectors. His career was cut short by injury but not before racking-up 86 touchdowns.

Holmes has three rookie card from 1998 products. They include: Collector's Edge Masters, Pacific Paramount and Playoff Contenders. His Collector's Edge card is serial numbered to 5,000. In addition to his rookie cards, Holmes also has several inserts in 1998 sets.

Priest Holmes' first certified autograph cards were produced in 1999. Donruss, Fleer, Score and Upper Deck each included his signature in various products. His most popular early autograph card is from 1999 SP Signature Edition. A rarer Gold parallel of the card also exists.

His first memorabilia card can be found in 2000 Absolute. He has a game-used Leather & Laces insert card numbered to 175 and a parallel that has just ten copies.

Priest Holmes had a tremendous fan following during his career. His autographed memorabilia still remains very popular.

Priest Holmes Rookie Card Checklist

1998 Collector's Edge Masters Priest Holmes RC #14 #/5,000

1998 Collector's Edge Priest Holmes RC

Releasing at a time when serial numbered base cards were still something of a novelty, this Priest Holmes rookie card is numbered to 5,000. It also has six parallels, some of which are extremely rare.

1998 Pacific Paramount Priest Holmes RC #20

1998 Paramount Priest Holmes RC

Featuring a clean design with a full-bleed photo, this card also runs the parallel gamut. Besides the base rookie, there are four parallels, none of which are numbered.

1998 Playoff Contenders Priest Holmes RC #5

1998 Playoff Contenders Priest Holmes RC

This is the most popular Priest Holmes rookie card. It is also the one that's most often submitted for grading. The card has four parallels: Proof, Red, Gold (#/25), and Registered Exchange (#/8).

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Autograph Guide

Priest Holmes Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Priest Holmes 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.

Priest Holmes Cut Signature Exemplar

Priest Holmes Signature Example

Priest Holmes Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Priest Holmes signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. However, the signature can vary depending on the type of item being signed. This is especially true with trading cards, where his signature becomes more abbreviated. Regardless of the type of item signed or when in his career, look for these signature characteristics:

Priest Holmes Signature Characteristics

  1. It is a very large and unique signature.
  2. The letter "P" often takes on a kidney bean shape, with the top being more narrow than the bottom.
  3. You can easily discern the remaining letters of the first name.
  4. The "i" is not dotted.
  5. The "t" has a wide crossing line.
  6. The "H" looks more like a giant "S."
  7. The letters "l" and "m" are legible.
  8. The other letters are more implied.
  9. His jersey number "33" is often inscribed.

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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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