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

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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LOT OF 600 EXPOS BASEBALL CARDS WITH GARY CARTER & ANDRE DAWSON
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ANDRE DAWSON Lot of 33 Different NrMt NrMt-Mt HALL OF FAMER
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2004 Sweet Spot Jersey Andre Dawson 43 275
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1982 Zellers Baseball Pro Tips Montreal Expos #10 Andre Dawson Card 1q2
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1982 Zellers Baseball Pro Tips Montreal Expos #4 Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs 1q2
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1978 Topps #72 Andre Dawson BVG 8 Montreal Expos Baseball Card 0c6
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Andre Dawson 1988 Star Company Chicago Cubs Platinum Series 10-card Set #01 1000
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2005 Fleer Showcase Legacy #121 Andre Dawson SH 88 99 Chicago Cubs
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Andre Dawson Cubs 2012 Prime Cuts Significant Signatures Auto 12 25
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Andre Dawson Cubs 2012 Prime Cuts Icons Game Used Bat Auto 12 25
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1988 Fantastic Sam's Discs Square Proof Andre Dawson PSA AUTHENTIC Pop 2 Cubs
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1978 Topps #72 All Star Rookie -Andre Dawson-Glossy-Centered-Sharp Corners
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2011 Topps Leather Nameplate #MGL-AD Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs
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1977 TOPPS #473 ANDRE DAWSON ROOKIE CARD PSA 6 ** EX-MT **
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ANDRE DAWSON 01 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME AUTO AUTOGRAPH CARD!
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2004 Playoff Honors Bronze Signatures Autographed #42 Andre Dawson 100 Auto 0d4
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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

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 CHICAGO CUBS 1987 MVP.HOF 2010 JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
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Andre Dawson Signed NL Baseball - PSA DNA
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Andre Dawson Signed Cubs 35x43 Custom Framed Jersey (JSA COA)
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Andre Dawson Cubs Expose SIgned Autographed ROMLB Baseball CAS COA JSA HOLO
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED 1985 TOPPS PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
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Andre Dawson Signed 8.5x11 Wrigley Field's First Night Game Pamphlet PSA #Z70874
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Andre Dawson Autographed Signed Sports Illustrated JSA
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Andre Dawson signed Expos 1978 Topps card Psa-Dna
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Andre Dawson signed baseball PSA DNA COA Graded 8 The Hawk Chicago Cubs
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Andre Dawson signed Chicago Cubs TB White Pinstripe Prostyle Jersey- JSA Holo
$159.00

Andre Dawson Signed Official NL Giamatti Baseball Ins 1987 MVP Cubs Auto JSA COA
$74.99

Autographed Andre Dawson signed Black Rawlings Mini Bat PSA DNA Plus Rookie Card
$69.99

ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED 1994 UD COLLECTORS CHOICE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$38.70

ANDRE DAWSON AUTOGRAPH JSA SGC 1989 SCORE SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$36.00

ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED 1996 LEAF SIGNATURE PSA DNA AUTO AUTHENTIC
$38.70

Andre Dawson ONL Signed Autographed Baseball PSA DNA
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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