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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(25182) 1977 Topps 473 Rookie Outfielders Andre Dawson-EM
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1984 TOPPS # 200 ANDRE DAWSON UNISSUED PROOF BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST GRADED .
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ANDRE DAWSON & TIM RAINES #28 Oddball Mexican Beer Unique Baseball Card
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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 Autographed Signed 1984 Donruss Action A S Card PSA DNA #83433308
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Montreal Expos Batting Helmet signed by Andre Dawson & John Wettland JSA & MLB
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA 5X7 1988 DONRUSS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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ANDRE DAWSON PSA DNA SIGNED 1981 FLEER AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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ANDRE DAWSON 2005 TOPPS FAN FAVORITE SIGNED PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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Andre Dawson signed index card PSA DNA certified slabbed HOF
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MO VAUGHN TIM MCCARVER ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED AUTO OAL BALL BASEBALL PSA DNA
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ANDRE DAWSON Signed 1990 UPPER DECK Card #73 Chicago CUBS EXPOS PSA DNA
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Andre Dawson Signed 1981 Fleer - PSA DNA
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Andre Dawson Signed 1982 Fleer - PSA DNA
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PSA DNA Signed Autographed 1981 Donruss Andre Dawson Expos #212 Baseball Card
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