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 (4) 1984 Topps Super Andre Dawson Montreal Expos Oversized (KCR)
$8.00

2003 Donruss Signature Series Autograph Andre Dawson Legends of Summer Auto CUBS
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ANDRE DAWSON CERTIFIED SIGNED & SERIAL NUMBERED UPPER DECK CARD - ET-AD - MINT
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ANDRE DAWSON 2006 06 SP LEGENDARY CUTS CHRONOLOGY GAME USED PANTS SP
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ANDRE DAWSON 2005 DONRUSS RECOLLECTION COLLECTION BUYBACK AUTOGRAPH AUTO # 7 7
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ANDRE DAWSON 2009 TOPPS SIGNATURE AUTOGRAPH AUTO
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1984 DONRUSS #97 ANDRE DAWSON LOT OF 44 NMMT B32286
$14.72

ANDRE DAWSON 2000 GREATS OF THE GAME SIGNATURE AUTOGRAPH AUTO
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1988 Topps Coin LOT #55 OZZIE SMITH H.O.F #33 ANDRE DAWSON #52 RYNE SANDBERG ETC
$12.00

1981 PERMA-GRAPHICS A S CREDIT CARDS ANDRE DAWSON HOF POP 6 PSA 9 B2028306-272
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1989 TOPPS WRONGBACK ANDRE DAWSON + 2 TIFFANY + 4 1980 + LINEUP + SM 5+PRIS
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2004 TOPPS ORIGINALS ANDRE DAWSON #540 AUTO 53 55 1982 SIGNED SIGNATURE EDITION
$47.95

2011 topps diamond anniversary hank aaron 510 andre dawson 375 short prints
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2005 DONRUSS LEATHER & LUMBER ANDRE DAWSON EXPOS PLATINUM AUTO TRUE 1 1 BGS 10
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2003 (CUBS) Donruss Sig. Legends of Summer Auto Notation Decade #3A Andre Dawson
$114.00

2003 (CUBS) Don. Sig. Legends of Summer Auto Notations Century #3A Andre Dawson
$22.75
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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 1985 TOPPS PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH
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ANDRE DAWSON AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA DNA SIGNED
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ANDRE DAWSON PSA DNA 1986 DONRUSS DIAMOND KING SIGNED CARD #25 DK AUTOGRAPH
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Andre Dawson signed Expos 1978 Topps card Psa-Dna
$45.00

Rare Andre dawson signed hat cap Chicago cubs hof cooperstown psa DNA new era
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Andre Dawson Signed 1982 Fleer - PSA DNA
$30.00

Andre Dawson Signed 1981 Fleer - PSA DNA
$30.00

Mike Piazza Cal Ripken Andre Dawson Signed Homeplate Tristar COA Mets Orioles
$250.00

Andre Dawson Signed MLB Baseball w 1977 NL ROY Insc. Steiner COA
$150.00

Andre Dawson Signed MLB Baseball w HOF Insc. Steiner COA
$150.00

Andre Dawson Signed MLB Baseball Steiner COA
$129.00

Andre Dawson Signed MLB Baseball "77 N.L. ROY, HOF 2010 & 87 N.L MVP Steiner COA
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Andre Dawson Signed MLB Baseball "The Hawk" Inscription Steiner COA
$159.00

Andre Dawson Signed AUTOGRAPHED Rawlings Adirondack Pro Model Bat PSA COA
$69.99

ANDRE DAWSON SIGNED FLORIDA MARLINS MINI HELMET AUTOGRAPH JSA COA
$59.95

Andre Dawson Signed Expos 11x14 Photo Authentic Autograph JSA #J86859
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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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