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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1979 TOPPS #348 ANDRE DAWSON EXPOS HOF PSA 9 B2032929-660
$10.99

2001 Cubs Topps 50th Anniversary Autographs #2 Andre Dawson 88 AUTO
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2012 TRIBUTE BLUE ANDRE DAWSON 163 199
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1993 Finest " Jumbo " : #84 - Andre Dawson ..... " Nm Mt "
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2005 U.D. Classics Baseball Andre Dawson League Leaders Autographed Card # LL-AD
$15.00

2004 LEAF CERTIFIED ANDRE DAWSON FG-8 AUTO JERSEY 04 10 FABRIC OF THE GAME
$43.00

1988 Topps Big 2nd Series - 35 unopened packs - Andre Dawson Bret Saberhagen
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1979 Topps #348 Andre Dawson BCCG 10 *DLC
$12.00

1978 TOPPS ALL STAR ROOKIE ANDRE DAWSON CARD # 72 EXPOS L@@K
$15.99

1977 Topps MONTREAL EXPOS Complete Set GARY CARTER Andre DAWSON Dave CASH
$17.99

2011 #d 3 9 RYNE SANDBERG STARLIN CASTRO ANDRE DAWSON AUTO TOPPS GOLD JERSEY
$46.00

1 1 2011 #d 13 27 RYNE SANDBERG STARLIN CASTRO ANDRE DAWSON AUTO TOPPS SEPIA BAT
$46.00

1 1 2011 #d 8 36 RYNE SANDBERG STARLIN CASTRO ANDRE DAWSON AUTO TOPPS JERSEY BAT
$42.56

2013 (CUBS) Panini Prizm Prizms Red Pulsar #191 Andre Dawson
$5.00

2006 SP Legendary Cuts, Andre Dawson Game Used Jersey #BC-AD PSA 9! POP 2! Cubs!
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1978 Topps ANDRE DAWSON #72 [ PSA 8 NM-MINT] Expos HOF + Bonus
$8.99
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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

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 Louisville Slugger Bat w HOF 2010 Insc Steiner COA
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Andre Dawson Signed Louisville Slugger Bat w The Hawk Insc Steiner COA
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Andre Dawson Signed Louisville Slugger Bat w 1977 NL ROY Insc Steiner COA
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Andre Dawson Signed Louisville Slugger Bat w 1987 NL MVP Insc Steiner COA
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Andre Dawson ONL Signed Autographed Baseball PSA DNA
$55.99

ANDRE DAWSON 1984 Topps AUTOGRAPHED Signed Baseball Card JSA EXPOS HOF 402
$31.99

ANDRE DAWSON 1985 Fleer AUTOGRAPHED Signed Baseball Card JSA EXPOS 273
$31.99

Andre Dawson Signed AUTOGRAPHED Rawlings Adirondack Pro Model Bat PSA COA
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Andre Dawson Autographed Signed 1982 Donruss Card PSA DNA #83367989
$29.00

ANDRE DAWSON 1984 TOPPS Autographed Signed Baseball Card JSA HOF EXPOS 6
$23.96

ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$63.00

ANDRE DAWSON PSA DNA COA SIGNED OFFICIAL NL BASEBALL "EARLY CAREER" FEENEY BALL
$49.99

ANDRE DAWSON 2004 04 #'d 50 AUTO au SIGNED Limited PSA 8 GU Game Used JERSEY
$59.99

ANDRE DAWSON Signed "77 ROY" ROML Baseball JSA F67499
$54.99

Andre Dawson Auto 8x11 GAI CoA Signed Expos
$24.99

ANDRE DAWSON Signed 1985 Topps HOF PSA DNA Chicago Cubs Montreal Expos Autograph
$27.99
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