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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1977 Topps Andre Dawson Gene Richards John Scott Denny Walling #473...
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: 1989 Topps #18 Andre Dawson All-Star Graded Mint 10 #1448-925
$5.95
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2013 Topps Spring Fever Autograph Auto Andre Dawson 24 51 Chicago Cubs
$24.99
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2006 Upper Deck When It Was A Game 53 75 ANDRE DAWSON JERSEY
$5.00
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Andre Dawson Legendary Signatures Upper Deck HOF baseball card S-AD Legends Cubs
$7.29
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Andre Dawson Montreal Expos autograph card 2005 Leaf Ltd. Team Trademarks
$6.50
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Andre Dawson Boston Red Sox autograph card 2005 Leaf Cert. Mat. Mirror Red
$6.51
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2012 Topps Five Star FSA-AD Andre Dawson CUBS On Card Auto Autograph 51 106
$17.99
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2004 Sp Legendary Cuts Andre dawson Chicago Cubs PSA 10
$12.15
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Lot of 9 - Andre Dawson rookie, Tommy John, Tim McCarver, Larry Bowa 1978 Topps
$11.93
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2010 Topps Update #US85B Andre Dawson VAR SP LEGEND VARIATION BOX 2
$12.30
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HUGE 50 DIFFERENT ANDRE DAWSON cards lot 1978 - 2012 EXPOS CUBS RED SOX HOF
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ANDRE DAWSON 2004 DIAMOND KINGS LEGENDS #165 #d 17 25 FREE SHIPPING
$19.95
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2014 Topps Tier One Andre Dawson Game Jersey 179 399
$8.00
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1978 TOPPS #72 ANDRE DAWSON PSA MINT 9 DEAD CENTERED MONTREAL EXPOS
$18.99
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ANDRE DAWSON 2011 Topps Marquee Titanic Threads AUTO JUMBO JERSEY 10 CUBS HOF
$74.95
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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 Sportkings PSA DNA
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Andre Dawson Chicago Cubs Signed Autograph Majestic Jersey HOF PSA DNA S60767
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MO VAUGHN TIM MCCARVER ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED AUTO OAL BALL BASEBALL PSA DNA
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Andre Dawson Signed " HOF 2010 " Baseball Bat - CUBS - EXPOS - RED SOX - MVP JSA
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Andre Dawson signed omlb rawlings baseball HOF Expos Cubs JSA
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Andre Dawson signed autograph 1980 Topps PSA Slabbed
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Andre Dawson Signed Baseball JSA COA HOF Cubs Expos
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Andre Dawson Signed Engraved Baseball JSA COA Expos Cubs
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO MONTREAL EXPOS RARE PSA DNA
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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Andre Dawson Signed Baseball JSA COA Autograph
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ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED BASEBALL BAT JSA COA 1977 NL ROY
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ANDRE DAWSON HAND SIGNED 1997 WORLD SERIES PROGRAM PSA
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Andre Dawson (HOF 2010) Signed Baseball w COA (PSA, JSA GUARANTEED)
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ANDRE DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL THE HAWK PSA DNA
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ANDRE DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL HOF 2010 PSA DNA
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