Andre Dawson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Andre Dawson

Date of Birth: 7/10/1954
Rookie Card Year: 1977
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Andre Dawson cards and and autographed memorabilia are popular on several fronts. He's one of the greatest, if not the greatestMontreal Expo of all-time. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1977 en route to a Hall of Fame resumé that boasts 438 Home Runs and 1,591 RBI. Before knee injuries hurt his mobility, Dawson also possessed decent speed, making him the consummate five-tool player.

Andre Dawson has just one rookie card. It hails from the 1977 Topps Baseball set which he shares with three other players, none of whom can be compared to Dawson in terms of talent and on-field accomplishments. Dawson's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010 caused the card to get a bump in value that has been sustained, particularly in high-grade condition.

Dawson's first certified autograph card can be found in the 1996 Leaf Signature Series Autographs set. Issued at a time when print runs far exceeded what the hobby sees today, Dawson's base autograph has a print run of 3,500 copies. As if that wasn't enough, he also has a Silver parallel, with another 1,000 copies and a Gold parallel with an additional 500 copies. Since then, Dawson has been a regular signer in many sets. As far as Hall of Famers go, his autograph is one of the easiest to find on cards.

Dawson's first memorabilia cards came in 2001 and he had over 20 of them produced by every major card maker at the time. Among them were a pair of autographed memorabilia cards from Fleer.

Andre Dawson spent several years in coaching prior to his retirement and didn't immediately jump on the national autograph circuit. However, he has always been a fairly reliable in-person signer. In the last few years, he has participated in several national signing events with items from the teams he spent the most time with, the Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos, being equally popular.

Andre Dawson Rookie Card

1977 Topps Andre Dawson RC #473 with Gene Richards, John Scott, Denny Walling

1977 Topps Andre Dawson RC 214x300 Image

Andre Dawson is the rookie on this shared card. Posed head-and-shoulders photographs are put against a white background that cause the images to stand out. The green block lettering and the red banner provide details of the card which is further highlighted by the player's name in black and team in pink.

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1987 ANDRE DAWSON PAPER FOLDER AS A BASEBALL CARD 81 2 BY 11 INCHES
$7.00
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2010 Topps Update SP Short Print Variation Insert #US-85 Andre Dawson Cubs
$6.99
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1988 Cubs David Berg Team Set Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, M. Grace
$10.50
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2012 LEAF INSCRIPTIONS ANDRE DAWSON LEGEND OF SPORT AUTO "THE HAWK"
$59.99
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Andre Dawson 2011 Topps Tribute 44 99
$24.90
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Andre Dawson 2013 Panini America's Pastime COMBO SWATCHES DUAL JERSEY 31 49
$8.99
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1981 Topps Unopened Baseball Rack Pack 48 Cards. Andre Dawson
$12.50
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1978 OPC O-Pee-Chee Andre Dawson #180 Expos SGC 86 NM+
$11.99
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Andre Dawson Donruss Greats 2005 Auto
$10.00
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1982 -2005 Topps Montreal Expos 24 Team Sets Andre Dawson, Tim Raines
$38.99
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2010 Panini Century Dual Autograph Jersey Relic Andre Dawson 2 50 Chicago Cubs
$19.99
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2010 Panini Century Postmark Autograph #21 Andre Dawson 195 250 Chicago Cubs
$14.99
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1989 Topps Andre Dawson #10 Rare NM GEM Collectible!
$9.99
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2012 Topps Historical Stitches Chicago Cubs Andre Dawson
$9.99
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1987 Donruss Highlights Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs #28 Baseball Card
$75.00
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1980 O-pee-cee #124 Andre Dawson*Montreal Expos**HOF**GAI 8 NM-MINT
$24.99
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Autograph Guide

Andre Dawson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Andre Dawson'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 companySome 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.

Andre Dawson Cut Signature Exemplar

Andre Dawson Signature Example Image

Andre Dawson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Andre Dawson 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 very fluid and unique signature with minimal starts and stops.
  2. The letters "A" and "j" are very very unique in that the "A' is not fully closed and the letter "n" looks more like an "l."
  3. The "d" contains a long fish-hook like tail.
  4. The "r" like the "n" looks like an "l" or "i" and the "e" is small and the loop is closed.
  5. The last name contains a swoop below the horizontal coming off the smallish sized "D" and a flairing swoop off the final letter.
  6. The remaining letters can be discerned, except for the "o" which is absent.

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ANDRE DAWSON Signed "77 NL ROY" Rawlings Baseball JSA
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED JSA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL CERTED AUTOGRAPH
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA 1991 DONRUSS AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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MO VAUGHN TIM MCCARVER ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED AUTO OAL BALL BASEBALL PSA DNA
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ANDRE DAWSON ROY 77 JSA AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNED
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ANDRE DAWSON 87 MVP JSA CERT AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNED
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Andre Dawson Montreal Expos Chicago Cubs Signed Ball w HOF 2010 insc Steiner
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Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs Signed Autograph Majestic Jersey HOF PSA DNA S60764
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED BASEBALL JSA COA HOF W 1987 NL MVP
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ANDRE DAWSON HAND SIGNED CUBS FULL SIZE AUTHENTIC HELMET 6 INSCRIPTIONS PSA DNA
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Steiner Andre Nolan Dawson Signed MLB Baseball w Multi Inscriptions
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ANDRE DAWSON (Cubs) Signed "'HOF 2010" Full Size Batting Helmet-JSA Authentic
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Michael Jordan & Andre Dawson Autographed Signed Poster PSA DNA #M86254
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ROOKIES OF THE YEAR AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BW 16X20 PHOTO ANDRE DAWSON PSA DNA
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Andre Dawson Signed jersey inscribed 87 MVP GAI GTSM Double Authenticated!
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Andre Dawson Signed Cubs 8x10 Photo Authentic Autograph JSA #I82425
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