Value of Gene Upshaw Football Cards

by admin on April 22, 2011

Having Gene Upshaw football card added to a collection, or even the Gene Upshaw rookie card enhances its value.  A few of the popular choices includes an autographed 2009 #20 Donruss Classics Gene Upshaw Cut Football Card for a price around $100 and an autographed 2009 Gridiron Gear Gene Upshaw Football Card with the Los Angeles Raiders for about $40.

Value of Gene Upshaw Rookie Cards

The price of a Gene Upshaw rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Gene Upshaw rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Gene Upshaw rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Gene Upshaw Rookie Card- 1972 Topps #186 Gene Upshaw.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Gene Upshaw Bio-
Of course, many other cards are available and reasonably priced.  Nicknamed “Uptown Gene”, he was a remarkable player with the Raiders, ultimately leading to him being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.  Upshaw was an offensive lineman, as well as with the AFL and NFL.  During his career, he played in three Super Bowls, making him only one of two professional players to achieve that goal over the span of three decades.  Upshaw is also the only player in the history of professional football to be with the same team over those decades.

In addition, Upshaw was in an AFL All-Star game, six Pro Bowls, and in 1969, he was chosen to the AFL All-League Team by The Sporting News.  Off the field, Upshaw stayed heavily involved with football committees, especially during strike periods and anti-trust litigation times.  Then in 2004, the first NCAA Division II Gene Upshaw Lineman of the Year Award was handed out.  Sadly, in 2008 while on vacation at his Lake Tahoe home Upshaw became ill.  He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, followed by a quick death.  Due to his ability on the field and his untimely death, buying Gene Upshaw football cards on eBay and other online sites is an excellent investment.

Teams Gene Upshaw has Played For- Oakland Raiders

Top 3 Gene Upshaw Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Gene Upshaw Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1972 Topps #186 Gene Upshaw
1973 Topps #50 Gene Upshaw
1974 Topps #65 Gene Upshaw

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