Rookie Card Year: 1991
Investment Rating: 6.5
The Undertaker is one of the most popular and enigmatic professional wrestlers of all-time. That popularity carries over to Undertaker cards as well. With a career that has spanned several decades, there is no shortage of trading card options for fans of the Phenom. That said, the vast majority are base cards and low-end inserts. The high-end cards that do exist trade on the secondary market much like a top-name baseball, football or basketball player.
The Undertaker is the larger-than-life persona of Mark Calaway. Although he had stints with other promotions, it was with World Wrestling Entertainment (then World Wrestling Federation) that he became the all-time great he's viewed as today. Debuting in 1990, the Undertaker has gone through several evolutions. However, success has always followed.
Despite being a multi-time World Champion, the Undertaker's most notable achievement is his perfect Wrestlemania record. Known as The Streak, the Undertaker has squared off against many of wrestling's all-time greats, coming out on top every time.
When it comes to collecting Undertaker cards and memorabilia, there are no shortage of options. Despite having a somewhat niche following, he has appeared on hundreds of different cards. Most are available for very little. However, there are some exceptions that go for a lot more than some might expect. Other popular Undertaker collectibles include action figures, vintage shirts
Top Undertaker Cards
1991 Classic WWF Superstars is the first widely available set distributed in North America to feature Undertaker cards. He appears four times in the 150-card set: #30, 64, 88 and 106. Card 64 is the only one to show the wrestler on his own. Raw, each of the cards can be found for a couple of dollars. However, high-end professionally graded copies can sell for decent amounts. The blue borders can wreck havoc on condition as far as gem mint copies go.
Distributed in Europe, 1991 Merlin has eight different Undertaker cards: 30, 37, 40, 103, 104, 118, 120 and 136. Some feature him with other superstars and aren't quite as popular as his solo cards. Somewhat rare and often sold in lots or sets, singles can fetch $50 or more.
To date, the Undertaker has just two autograph cards. This is the first. Besides a rare signatures, the card also has the distinction of being serial numbered. The signature is in gold ink on the side of the card. There's also a facsimile autograph at the bottom, which is somewhat distracting. Still, that's a minor issue in the bigger picture. Expect to pay as much as $200 for one.
The 2001 Fleer Raw is War War Booty Undertaker autograph is extremely rare. Available via redemption, the card is much clearer when it comes to signatures. Redemptions for the four-card set were inserted 1:354 hobby packs making single copies tough to come by. Prices reflect this, with cards trading in the ballpark of some Michael Jordan signatures. This Undertaker autograph sells for as much as $500.
Most wrestling memorabilia cards don't sell for huge amounts. The 2002 Fleer WWF All Access Matchmakers Memorabilia card featuring Kane and the Undertaker is a notable exception. The dual-swatch card has a shirt on one side and a piece of a trash can on the other. Relatively rare today, prices approach $50.
Undertaker Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what the Undertaker'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.