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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Dwayne Johnson

Date of Birth: 5/2/1972
Rookie Card Year: 1994
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Few professional wrestlers have achieved the crossover success as "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson. In a short time, he became one of the biggest stars ever for the WWE. So big that Hollywood came calling in their search for a new action star. Although he hasn't wrestled full-time in many years, he has made regular appearances in the ring, even headlining Wrestlemania XXVIII against John Cena and winning the WWE Championship at the 2013 Royal Rumble. With his hand in so many projects, "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson cards and memorabilia have developed a solid following. In particular, his autograph cards continue to fare very well on the secondary market.

He started out as a defensive tackle at the University of Miami before heading to Calgary for a very short-lived stint in the CFL. After that, it was off to the wrestling ring, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He was pushed hard as a rookie wrestler to the point that fans turned on him. Rocky Maivia was eventually repackaged as The Rock and the rest is history. With an endless supply of one-liners and catch phrases, The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin helped bring the WWE back to prominence.

But that wasn't enough. Johnson's tough look and charisma led to an acting career, something that would largely take him out of the ring. A string of box office hits have made him one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, especially when it comes to action movies.

Over the years, "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson has appeared not only in dozens of wrestling card sets, but a handful of movie sets as well. He even got his own set with 2000 Comic Images Rock Solid. Johnson has a few autograph cards, but most are tough to find, especially now that much of the supply has dried up. Collectors can also look for event-used WWE memorabilia cards.

Top "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson Cards

1994 University of Miami Dwayne Johnson

Part of a perforated sheet, this is the holy grail of "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson cards. Extremely difficult to find, it has bright green borders. It also acts as a reminder of Johnson's football career, which lasted a short while longer in the CFL. Because it's part of a sheet, the edges are rough as they had to be separated from the other cards bordering it.

1994 University of Miami Dwayne Johnson

1998 Comic Images WWF Superstarz Autographs The Rock

1998 Comic Images WWF Superstarz has the first traditional pack-inserted trading cards of the Rock. Not only does he have a pair of base cards, but he has an autograph. The design mimics one of his base cards, with the wrestler delivering his patented Rock Bottom finisher. In recent years, collectors have grown to appreciate this set a little more and its excellent checklist. As a result, this card's price is seeing steady growth.

1998 Comic Images WWF Superstarz Autographs The Rock

2001 Inkworks The Mummy Returns Autographs The Rock

This is another extremely tough "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson card. It also documents the launch of his acting career. While unopened wax from 2001 Inkworks The Mummy Returns has all but dried up, it's important to note that this card was a redemption. So don't go taking your chances on a box because the best you can expect is a redemption card that can't be redeemed.

2001 Inkworks Mummy Returns A7 Dwayne The Rock Johnson as The Scorpion King

2002 Inkworks The Scorpion King Autographs The Rock

Going from supporting villain to headline star for this prequel, The Rock is extremely short printed. As a result, this card, which has a similar layout as his Mummy Returns autograph, remains an expensive proposition. For those looking for something a little more reasonable, The Rock is featured in the Pieceworks set. These cards have movie costume swatches embedded in them.

2005 Artbox Doom Autographs Dwayne Johnson

The movie was a bomb and the card set didn't do much better. That said, 2005 Artbox Doom does have a couple of gems. The Dwayne Johnson autograph is the big one. Already saddled with a low print run, the card is also short printed compared to other autographs in the set. Another small but notable thing about this card is that it's the first he signed "Dwayne Johnson."

2005 Artbox Doom Autographs Dwayne Johnson

Top eBay Listings

THE ROCK 2015 Topps Road To Wrestlemania CYAN Printing Plate 1 1
$50.00

2017 Topps WWE Wrestling Blue Parallel 99 #1 The Rock
$7.99

The ROCK 2017 Topps WWE UNDISPUTED card #29 BRONZE PARALLEL 67 99
$14.99

DONOVAN MITCHELL 2017 18 ABSOLUTE PASS THE ROCK LOGO BALL CARD #'D (108 199)
$6.49

Mitch Richmond The Rock Sketch Card *Artist Signed REFRACTOR* Rare Serial 1 1
$29.99

The Rock WWF 3 Folders From 1999
$7.99

THE ROCK DWAYNE JOHNSON 2017 Topps WWE 5x7 Jumbo GOLD Parallel #02 10 #1
$13.59

THE ROCK 2017 Topps WWE Road to Wrestlemania 33 5x7 Gold Jumbo #03 10
$15.29

1991 Miami Bumble Bee Perforated Dwayne Johnson RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT
$795.00

DIGITAL CARD Topps WWE SLAM The Rock "Masters On The Mic" AWARD (244cc)
$8.06

2015 Topps WWE Black #62 The Rock - NM-MT
$6.60

2015 Topps WWE Undisputed Red #98 The Rock - NM-MT
$5.50

2016 Topps WWE Heritage 10 Retail Packs 90 Cards Total The Rock Tribute NXT
$9.99

K35 WWF..... SMASHMAG MINI MAGAZINE... Steve Austin The Rock Kane
$14.99

2017 Topps WWE Undisputed Bronze Parallel #29 The Rock #95 99
$9.78

2016 Topps WWE Medallions Bronze #ROCK The Rock * 33 50 * Wrestling *
$30.00
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Autograph Guide

"The Rock" Dwayne Johnson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson's authentic signature looks like. We have included samples for both his name and "The Rock." 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. Reputable authentication companies include JSA, PSA and Mounted Memories to name a few. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Cut Signature Exemplar

Dwayne Johnson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, depending on when in his career the item was signed. Other characteristics that play into his signature style are the particular item and venue. Johnson's signature can be found with his full name, nickname and combination of the two. Look for the following signature features:

  1. Whole signature is written on a relatively even horizontal plane.
  2. If signing his legal name, often the only discernible letters will be the letter "D" and "J" which are both over-sized.
  3. The "D" consists of a swooping backwards "C" with a long tail on the bottom that extends to the left, the vertical line typically does not touch the curved line.
  4. The "J" more closely resembles a number "9" with the loop not closed.
  5. Occasionally each individual letter of his legal name is clearly visible other time a line off of the letters "D" and "J" imply the other letters.
  6. When signing "The Rock" or "Rock", which is much more common to see than "Dwayne Johnson", the letter "R" is unique as it is written with a single pen lift in a manner that looks more like a "P" with a line crossing horizontally.
  7. The pen lifts for the visible "o."
  8. The "C" and "k" flow together with the "k" having a line that trails horizontally down and to the right.

Dwayne Johnson Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Dwayne Johnson Signed Photographs

The Rock WWE Auto PhotoThe Rock PSA Auto PhotoThe Rock JSA Miami Auto Photo

Top eBay Listings

HASIM "THE ROCK" RAHMAN SIGNED EVERLAST BOXING GLOVE RIGHT JSA CERT LEWIS KO
$42.99

HASIM RAHMAN THE ROCK SIGNED BOXING GLOVE AUTOGRAPH EVERLAST LACE-UP JSA COA
$59.95

HASIM "THE ROCK" RAHMAN SIGNED EVERLAST BOXING GLOVE LEFT JSA CERT LEWIS KO
$42.99

BJ Penn Signed Official 2003 K-1 Rumble on the Rock 4 Event Program PSA DNA UFC
$129.99

HULK HOGAN SIGNED AUTO 8.5X11 PHOTO INSCRIPTION W THE ROCK HOF 2 COAs PSA DNA!
$35.00

TIM RAINES THE ROCK,808 SB MONTREAL EXPOS JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$225.00

The Rock Signed WWE Mini Poster PSA DNA Quick Opinion
$49.99

THE ROCK DWAYNE JOHNSON & HULK HOGAN SIGNED WWE MAGAZINE JSA AUTHENTICATED
$274.99

THE ROCK DWAYNE JOHNSON SIGNED WWE RAW MAGAZINE JSA AUTHENTICATED
$149.99

THE ROCK DWAYNE JOHNSON SIGNED WWE RAW MAGAZINE JSA AUTHENTICATED
$149.99

Ken Shamrock Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA UFC WWE Picture vs The Rock Autograph
$39.99

1994-99 DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON WRESTLER WWE WWF ACTOR SIGNED BASEBALL JSA
$525.00

1994-99 DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON WRESTLER WWE WWF ACTOR SIGNED BASEBALL JSA 2
$525.00

1994-99 DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON WRESTLER WWE WWF ACTOR SIGNED BASEBALL JSA 3
$525.00

Don Muraco Signed WWF 1985 Topps O-Pee-Chee Card 2 PSA DNA COA WWE Auto The Rock
$39.99

Don Muraco Signed WWE 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Auto'd Magnificent The Rock
$29.99
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Figure Guide

The Rock Action Figure Highlights

The Rock - Jakks Pacific WWE Classic SuperStars Series 1

The Rock Jakks WWE Classic SuperStars Series 1

The Rock - Jakks Pacific WWE Classic SuperStars Series 19

The Rock Jakks WWE Classic SuperStars Series 19

The Rock - Mattel WWE Wrestling Basic Signature Series 4 (Sunglasses & Shirtless)

Mattel WWE Wrestling Basic Signature Series 4 Action Figure The Rock [Sunglasses & Shirtless]

The Rock - Mattel WWE Wrestling Exclusive Elite Road to WrestleMania

Mattel WWE Wrestling Exclusive Elite Road to WrestleMania Action Figure The Rock

Top eBay Listings

The Rock WWF WWE ToyFare Exclusive 1999 JAKKS Figure
$8.49

The Rock WWE Jakks Pacific Titan Tron 7" Tall Wrestling Action Figure Blue Shirt
$5.99

NIB WWE Deluxe Classic The Rock Action Figure World Wrestling Entertainment B6
$31.99

The Rock Series 68 B Chase Bonus Slammy Award Basic Line Raw Figure Rare WWE
$12.00

WWE Wrestler Toy Action Figure THE ROCK 2011 Toy Wrestler Figure Dwayne Johnson
$12.99

WWF Wrestlers THE ROCK, BOOKER T, DOLPH ZIGGLER action Figures, set of 3
$5.50

Jakks Pacific WWE Draft The Rock Action Figure, Brand New!
$10.00

The Rock WWE Jakks Pacific Titan Tron 6.5" Tall Wrestling Action Figure 1999
$5.99

2010 Wrestling WWE Elite Series 3 7" The Rock Loose Figure Complete Mattel
$20.00

NEW WWE - THE ROCK - UNMATCHED FURY PLATINUM EDITION FIGURE RARE
$45.00

WWE Create A Superstar The Rock Figure Pack
$6.50

WWE BACK TALKIN CRUSHERS SERIES 2 FIGURE THE ROCK MOC
$22.49

WWE Retro Walmart Exclusive The Rock Figure MOC NEW SEALED WWF
$9.99

THE ROCK Wrestlemania XV Signature Series 3 WRESTLING Figure WWF WWE Jakks NEW
$19.99

WWE Wrestling Mattel Elite Target Exclusive Series Rocky Maivia The Rock Figure
$15.00

WWE The Rock Summer Slam Basic Series Action Figure
$5.99
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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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