Cardnado! Sharknado Autograph Card Primer – Beckett Pricing Insider


In the summer of 2013, the original Sharknado was released and it quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. So much so that it morphed into a franchise that has spawned a sequel every year since.

But as they say about all good things.

This past Sunday on the SyFy, we saw the end of an era. The Sharknado series has finally come to an end (we think). And what a magnificent run it was.

But, nothing in the wonderful world of movies really ends, right? These films will play for years thanks to repeat airings and on-demand streaming. The Sharknado faithful will continue to collect memorabilia.

And when it comes to trading cards, the action is just beginning.

RRParks is releasing the first of three series devoted to the Sharknado films this September. Powered by a Kickstarter campaign that met its goal within the first 24 hours, the product covers the first two films and offers authentic film-used prop cards as well as sketch cards.

Two promo cards have already hit the market, one from San Diego Comic-Con (P1) and another inserted in the latest issue of Non-Sport Update Magazine (P3).

While there are no autographs to be had in this first series of cards, there is no shortage of signed cards for the stars of Sharknado throughout the years.

I’ve done a bit of digging and found a lot of goodies out there for the Sharknado aficionado who may wish to have the autographs of their favorite star or cameo appearance.

The Sharknamic Duo

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid. What more can you say? These two have been here from the beginning. They have cemented themselves into schlocky movies and pop culture lore forever.

Here is a quick breakdown of their card stats (as of August 23, 2018):

Ian Ziering

Sharknado Stats: Sharknado 1-6
Beckett Autograph Stats: 68 autographed cards
Total Value: $140 (many unpriced due to scarcity)
Featured Auto: 2015 Americana On the Tube Modern Signatures #34 $5-$12

Tara Reid

Sharknado Stats: Sharknado 1-6
Autograph Stats: 45 autograph cards
Total Value: $165 (many unpriced due to scarcity)
Featured Auto: 2015 Pop Century Stunning Starlets Autographs #SSTR1 $10-$25

Top 10 Sharknado Actors with Autograph Cards

When it comes to guest star diversity, the Sharknado films have not disappointed. Olympic gold medalists, NBA owners, award-winning authors, German rockstar lifeguards and, oh yes, we have a Hulk. The demographics are vast and the signatures a plenty. In alphabetical order, here are the top 10 autos that give you the most bang for your buck!

Kurt Angle

Sharknado 2

Featured Auto: 2017 Topps WWE Then Now Forever Autographs #126 $15-$40

Sasha Cohen

Sharknado 5

Featured Autograph: 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports Autographs #223 $20-$40

Mark Cuban

Sharknado 3

Featured Autograph: 2004-05 SP Signature Edition Celebrity Signings #CS9 $40-$100

Lou Ferrigno

Sharknado 3

Featured Autograph: 2008 Incredible Hulk Expansion #LF1 $30-$80

David Hasselhoff

Sharknado 3 & 4

Featured Autograph: 2014 Pop Century Perfectly Cast Autographs #PCDH2 $20-$50

Tony Hawk

Sharknado 5

Featured Autograph: 2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Autographs #THA $75-$150

Dolph Lundgren

Sharknado 5

Featured Autograph: 2016 James Bond Archives Spectre Edition Full Bleed Autographs (Very Limited) $25-$60

George R.R. Martin

Sharknado 3

Featured Autograph: 2013 Game of Thrones Season Two Autographs (6-Case Incentive) $100-$200

Nichelle Nichols

Sharknado 5

Featured Autograph: 1997 Star Trek The Original Series Season 1 Autographs #A3 $60-$120

Michael Strahan

Sharknado 2

Featured Autograph: 2015 Panini Flawless Greats Patches Autographs Ruby #GPAMS /15 $50-$125

This is but a fraction of the guest star autos. To check out some others, head over to our NSU Instagram page @nonsportupdate.


Matt Bible

Matt Bible is the Beckett non-sport analyst and also covers wrestling, MMA, and action figures. A graduate of THE Ohio State University, Matt joined Beckett in 2014. He collects the Rookie Cards of all Ohio State alumni, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and any and all Funko products that complement his taste in pop culture. For any questions or comments, you can email Matt and find him on Instagram.

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