Al Kaline Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Al Kaline

Date of Birth: 12/19/1934
Rookie Card Year: 1954
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

The popularity of Al Kaline baseball cards and autographed memorabilia can be attributed not only to his Hall of Fame career but also his well-respected personality both on and off of the field. Kaline spent his entire 22-year career with the Detroit Tigers, earning him the nickname "Mr. Tiger." His longevity in the game created multiple generations of fans and as such, his collectibles remain in strong demand.

A member of the 3,000 Hit Club, Kaline could also hit for power, tallying 399 home runs.  He retired with with a lifetime batting average of .297 and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. A World Series Champion in 1968, Kaline was an 18-time All-Star and ten-time Gold Glove winner. This impressive resume makes him an integral part of themed collections for the various statistical niches associated with the listed accomplishments cited here.

A willing in-person signer, Kaline's post-playing career led him to the Tiger's broadcast booth and the team's front office. A true ambassador of the game, Kaline is a regular member of the national autograph circuit and MLB related fan events. His autographed collectibles are incredibly popular, particular single signed baseballs and bats.

A member of the Golden Age of baseball, Kaline's rookie card is part of the classic 1954 Topps Baseball set. This is an honor he shares with other legends of the game like Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks.

Al Kaline Rookie Card

1954 Topps Al Kaline RC #201

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1954 Topps Baseball is one of the most iconic baseball card sets of all-time. Kaline shares the rookie card spotlight with fellow Hall of Fame players Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron. The set's card design is considered by many to be one of the best in history. A vibrant orange background allows both the colored head and shoulders and black and white image to pop off the card. All the essential details including team logo and name, fielding position and player name are adorned along the top of the card. A facsimile signature running diagonal towards the bottom of the card, providing a finishing touch

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Al Kaline 2005 Topps Gallery RET Card# 193
$10.00
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1989 PEREZ-STEELE CELEBRATION POSTCARD #21 AL KALINE HOF PSA 10 B1634963-403
$21.99
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1975 Topps 4 HL Al Kaline PSA 7 (8778)
$19.00
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1959 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #360 AL KALINE DETROIT TIGERS NICE VERY PSA 6 EX-MT
$37.49
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1962 TOPPS #150 AL KALINE BASEBALL CARD, DETROIT TIGERS, HOF
$16.99
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1950s & 1960s HOF 15 Card Lot Robinson Ernie Banks Rod Carew Al Kaline Marichal
$24.47
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1962 Topps Al Kaline card 150 Detroit Tigers
$29.99
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1973 Topps Al Kaline Detroit Tigers #280 Baseball Card
$23.88
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1955 Topps Al Kaline - Ex+ 5.5 - Card #4
$45.00
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2003 DONRUSS DIAMOND KINGS HEROES #2 AL KALINE HOF POP 3 PSA 10 B1527698
$14.99
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1960 Topps Mickey Mantle & Al Kaline All star GRADED LOT
$200.00
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1959 TOPPS #360 AL KALINE - OUTFIELD - DETROIT TIGERS
$39.95
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1966 ⚾ Topps ⚾ Rub Off Single Insert ⚾ Al Kaline
$15.00
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AL KALINE TIGERS LEGEND 1968 TOPPS #240 VINTAGE CARD RARE L@@K
$11.99
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1963 Post Cereal Baseball, Al Kaline, Card# 51
$23.99
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1955 BOWMAN #23 AL KALINE DETROIT TIGERS NM BASEBALL CARD
$115.00
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Autograph Guide

Al Kaline Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Al Kaline'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. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Al Kaline Cut Signature Exemplar

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Al Kaline Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Al Kaline signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A pride of penmanship exists even into his older years.
  2. The initials "A" and "K" are larger than the rest of the letters.
  3. The "A' is a capital cursive script and often slightly open, a small closed loop "l" is legible.
  4. The "K" is printed and flows into the "a," which is usually closed.
  5. The "l" this time open with a slight lean to the right.
  6. The "i" is not dotted, the "n" is small but legible.
  7. The "e" often has a slight open loop.

Al Kaline Signed Baseball Pricing

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Al Kaline Signed Bat Pricing

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Al Kaline Signed Jersey Pricing

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Al Kaline Signed Photograph Pricing

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AL KALINE TIGERS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED HOME JERSEY
$275.00
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AL KALINE "6 23 90" TIGERS AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA V49439
$69.95
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Al Kaline Signed Detroit Tigers HOF Postcard - COA - HOF - PSA DNA - Slabbed
$89.99
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AL KALINE TIGERS HAND SIGNED CARD PSA DNA AUTO 1980 BASEBALL IMMORTALS #171
$23.99
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AL KALINE TIGERS HAND SIGNED CARD PSA DNA AUTO 2002 AMERICAN PIE SLUGGERS #AS-AK
$23.99
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Al Kaline SIGNED 8x10 Photo + 3,007 Hits Detroit Tigers ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$75.00
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Al Kaline 1967 Topps Tigers Autographed Signed Auto Card PSA DNA 83409727
$99.00
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Al Kaline 2012 Leaf Best of BB Auto Tigers Auto Signed Card PSA DNA 83409712
$99.00
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AL KALINE "MR TIGER" SIGNED AUTO FULL SIZE RAWLINGS GLOVE W TAGS PSA DNA COA
$27.00
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Al Kaline Autographed GAI CoA 8x10 Framed Signed Inscribed "3007" Rare 3000 hits
$119.99
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Al Kaline Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Tigers PSA DNA #Q88991
$39.00
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Al Kaline Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Tigers PSA DNA #Q88993
$39.00
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Al Kaline Autographed Signed 2002 Fleer Greats Card PSA DNA #83151554
$39.00
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Al Kaline Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA #P41704
$49.00
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Al Kaline Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55584
$69.00
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Al Kaline Autographed Signed 1970 Topps Card PSA DNA #65079619
$79.00
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