Rick James Autograph

James Ambrose Johnson Jr. (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004), better known by his stage name Rick James, was an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James began his musical career in his teenage years. He was in various bands before entering the U.S. Navy Reserve to avoid being drafted into the army. In 1964, James moved to Toronto, Canada, where he formed the rock band the Mynah Birds, who eventually signed a recording deal with Motown Records in 1966. James's career with the group halted after military authorities discovered his whereabouts and eventually convicted him of desertion related charges. He served several months in jail. After being released, James moved to California, where he started a variety of rock and funk groups in the late 1960s and early 1970s. More about Rick James

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Current items with a signature of Rick James

These are the most current items with a signature of Rick James that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

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thumbnailRICK JAMES d. 2004 SIGNED Garden of Love ALBUM Singer/Super Freak JSA F35507$1799.85logo
thumbnailRick James promotional photo Reproduction signature quality photo $12.95logo
thumbnailRick James Signed Autographed 4x6 Card Full JSA Letter$599.99logo
thumbnailRick James Signed Framed 16x20 Photo + Vintage Backstage Pass Display JSA$999.99logo
thumbnailTom McDermott Nathan Lanise Hughes SIGNED Rick James Cold Blooded cassette COA $34.99logo
thumbnailTom McDermott Nathan Lanise Hughes SIGNED Rick James Wonderful cassette COA $34.99logo
After forming the locally popular Stone City Band in his hometown of Buffalo in 1977, James finally found success as a recording artist after signing with Motown's Gordy Records, releasing the album Come Get It! in 1978 which produced the hits "You & I" and "Mary Jane". In 1981, James released his most successful album, Street Songs, which included career-defining hits such as "Give It to Me Baby" and "Super Freak", the latter song becoming his biggest crossover single, mixing elements of funk, disco, rock and new wave. James was also known for his soulful ballads such as "Fire & Desire" and "Ebony Eyes". He also had a successful career as a songwriter and producer for other artists including Teena Marie, the Mary Jane Girls, the Temptations, Eddie Murphy and Smokey Robinson.

James's mainstream success had peaked by the release of his album Glow in 1985 and his appearance on the popular TV show, The A-Team. His subsequent album releases failed to sell as well as their predecessors. Rapper MC Hammer sampled James's "Super Freak" for his 1990 hit, "U Can't Touch This" which won Best R&B Song at the 1991 Grammy Awards. James received his only Grammy for composing the song. By the early 1990s, James's career was hampered by his drug addiction and he was embroiled in legal issues. In 1993, he was convicted of two separate instances of kidnapping and assaulting two different women while under the influence of crack cocaine, resulting in a three-year sentence at Folsom State Prison. He was released on parole in 1996 and released the album Urban Rapsody in 1997. His health problems halted his career again after he had a mild stroke during a concert in 1998, and he announced a semi-retirement. Read even more about Rick James at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Rick James

The most expensive item with a signature of Rick James (RICK JAMES AUTOGRAPHED DUSTIN OUT OF L SEVEN 1980 Record ALBUM COVER w/COA RARE!) was sold in November 2023 for $1349.99 while the cheapest item (Richard (Rick) James Signed 3x5 card 1967 Chicago Cubs) found a new owner for $4.95 in February 2011. The month with the most items sold (2) was October 2022 with an average selling price of $284.99 for an autographed item of Rick James. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in November 2023 with $1349.99 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $9.95 was April 2013. In average, an autographed item from Rick James is worth $89.95.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Rick James were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnailRICK JAMES Signed 4x5 Cut..PSA/DNA Slabbed!! SUPER FREAK Singing LEGEND (d.2004)$224.50logo
thumbnailRICK JAMES Signed 8x10 Photo.. SUPER FREAK Music Legend..Mueller COA..(d.2004)$61.00logo
thumbnailRICK JAMES Signed Autograph Auto 3x5 Index Card Slab PSA JSA$599.99logo
thumbnailRick James Signed Autograph Vinyl record LP 'Dustin' Out Of L Seven' 1979 NM$549.99logo
thumbnailRick James Signed Photo$75.00logo
thumbnailRick James signed photo$20.00logo
thumbnailRick James Signed Vinyl Album$33.00logo
thumbnailRick James Signed Vinyl Album$40.00logo
thumbnailVintage Rick James Autographed poster-Two Sided 1984$29.99logo