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Hello! If you’re looking for a list of the best Terrell Owens rookie football cards, then you’ve come to the right place.
Terrell Owens is a retired NFL wide receiver who is best known for his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys.
He was selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL draft by the 49ers and went on to have a successful 15-year career, earning six Pro Bowl selections and being named a First-Team All-Pro five times.
While Owens may no longer be catching touchdown passes on Sundays, his cards are still catching big bucks on the secondary market.
The experts here at Sports Card Sharks have spent countless hours sifting through each and every Terrell Owens rookie card on the market and have compiled a list of the ones we feel are the best of the best.
We hope our list helps you find the perfect Terrell Owens rookie card to add to your collection.
Be sure to leave a comment if it does!
The rookie cards we select for our lists are judged based on 3 criteria:
- Design / Aesthetics
At Sports Card Sharks, we tend to go against the grain. We typically aren’t buying what everyone else is buying when everyone else is buying it, so if you’re moving with the masses this may not be the right list for you. Adios!
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Terrell Owens Player Profile
NFL Draft: 1996 (Round: 3 / Pick: 89 overall)
College: University of Tennessee
Team(s): San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 224 lbs
Date of Birth: December 7, 1973
Pro Bowl Appearances: 6x
Career Statistics: View Here
Why We Love Terrell Owens
- He's was an absolute specimen of an athlete (seriously, the guy was shredded)
- Hall of Fame Wide Receiver
- HOF All-2000s Team
- 1000+ receptions, nearly 16,000 receiving yards, and 153 TDs
Our List of the Top Terrell Owens Rookie Cards
1. 1996 Terrell Owens Skybox Impact Rookie Card
With lots of low end cards to choose from, we kick off our list with this Skybox Impact rookie card.
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2. 1996 Terrell Owens Draft Pick Feel the Game 23K Gold Rookie Card
Ah yes, a class 90's 23k gold gimmick card. You just gotta love it.
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3. 1996 Terrell Owens Stadium Club Rookie Card
In game photography on a rookie card just hits different and that's precisely why we like this Terrell Owens rookie card.
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4. 1996 Terrell Owens Donruss Rookie Card
Here you have Terrell featured in a 49ers practice uniform. Just look at those friggin' arms. And to think, the guy only got bigger and more in shape as he got deeper into his career.
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5. 1996 Terrell Owens Crown Royale Die Cut Rookie Card
We've always been fans of the Crown Royale set ever since they existed. And how fitting to have a crown featured on a card of a player who was known for being such a diva on and off the field.
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6. 1996 Terrell Owens Bowman Chrome Refractor Rookie Card
Be careful when searching for this Bowman Chrome Refractor. There are a lot of "reprints" aka fakes floating around out there.
Last time we checked, there weren't many of these listed on the common marketplaces so buyer beware!
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7. 1996 Terrell Owens Upper Deck SP Premiere Prospects Rookie Card
The Upper Deck SP set definitely brought some elegance to the world of sports cards. This card has a much different look and feel when compared to the rest of the rookie cards on this list.
It is definitely one of our favorites.
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8. 1996 Terrell Owens Upper Deck Collector's Choice Rookie Card
Collector's Choice is another ultra low end rookie card, however, since not many people chose to submit these for grading, the POP counts tend to run pretty low which by default makes them relatively rare.
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9. 1996 Terrell Owens Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor Rookie Card
Man oh man do we love this card. The Atomic Refractor parallel is a short print which makes it extremely rare.
It also incorporates all those shiny elements that collectors will undoubtedly love for generations to come.
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10. 1996 Terrell Owens Topps Finest Rookie Card
If you've read any of our articles before then you probably know that we're huge fans of the Topps Finest sets. Killer designs, super clean, and just all-around great sports cards.
This one is far and away our favorite Terrell Owens rookie card of all time.
Also Check Out: Jerry Rice Rookie Cards (coming soon)
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About the Author:
James Sargent is the Head Writer & Analyst of Sports Card Sharks. His pro sports teams are the Suns, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and Arsenal F.C. Sargent graduated from the University of Arizona so he is an avid Wildcat fan – Bear Down! He is also an outdoor enthusiast, consisting mainly of fishing, camping, and hiking.