Bert Blyleven Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Bert Blyleven

Date of Birth: 4/6/1951
Rookie Card Year: 1971
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

When he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011, Bert Blyleven cards and autographed memorabilia got a spike in value. Blyleven had been on the induction bubble for several years and finally earned his rightful place among baseball's greats.

Blyleven is a two-time Worlds Series Champion and All-Star. He racked up 287 wins in his 22-year career. He retired with a lifetime ERA of 3.31 and 3,701 strikeouts.

Bert Blyleven has two rookie cards, 1971 Topps and 1971 O-Pee-Chee Baseball.

Blyleven's first certified autograph card is part of the 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game set. The card features an on-card signature.

His first game-used memorabilia cards were issued by Topps in 2002. He has game-worn jersey cards in that year's Stadium Club and Tribute brands.

Bert Blyleven's autographed memorabilia is very affordable for a Hall of Famer. He is a frequent participant in autograph signing events. Having played for six teams during his career, his signature is popular with fans from coast-to-coast.

Bert Blyleven Rookie Cards

1971 O-Pee-Chee Bert Blyleven RC #26

1971 O Pee Chee Bert Blyleven RC 213x300 Image

The 1971 O-Pee-Chee card features an identical photograph and design to its Topps counterpart. The key difference between the two cards is the bilingual back of the O-Pee-Chee card. The text is written in French and English. The black borders make top condition cards extremely rare. Like a lot of O-Pee-Chee issues, centering is also a major issue.

1971 Topps Bert Blyleven RC #26

1971 Topps Bert Blyleven RC 216x300 Image

The all-black borders of the card do little in the way of hiding even the smallest of imperfections. As a result, cards getting top professional grades can hit huge numbers because they're so scarce.

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1976 HOstess # 116 Bert Blyleven PSA GRADED Twins
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1976 Hostess # 116 Bert Blyleven PSA GRADED
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Original 1973 Topps Bert Blyleven 199 PSA 6 Baseball Minnesota Major Leagues
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1971 Topps Hall of Fame ROOKIE BERT BLYLEVEN PSA 6 - TOUGH CARD - FREE Shipping
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1975 TOPPS BASEBALL #30 BERT BLYLEVEN PSA 8 CENTERED
$36.00
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BERT BLYLEVEN 1971 Topps Rookie RC BGS BCCG 8 Twins HOF
$79.99
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1980 TOPPS #457 BERT BLYLEVEN PSA 9 OC
$16.56
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2004 Donruss World Series Blue Holofoil Bert Blyleven 006 100
$5.49
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1990 Donruss Bert Blyleven # 331 MLB*
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1962 Topps Tim McCarver 1971 Topps Bert Blyleven 1976 Kelloggs Tom Seaver
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1978 Topps #131 Bert Blyleven BVG 4
$15.00
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1973 Topps #199 Bert Blyleven BVG 6.5
$15.00
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1991 TOPPS DESERT SHIELD #615 BERT BLYLEVEN NM *760380
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Autograph Guide

Bert Blyleven Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Bert Blyleven'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.

Bert Blyleven Cut Signature Exemplar

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Bert Blyleven Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Bert Blyleven 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. It is written in cursive with a pride of penmanship. Each letter of both names is legible.
  2. The letter "B"s of the first and last name are usually different. The first is wide with more open loops. In contrast, the one in the last name is often more narrow.
  3. The "e"s are both open as are the "l"s.
  4. All the letters are connected with the pen lifting only between first and last names.

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Bert Blyleven signed 8x10 auto insc Angels COA TRISTAR photo MLB autographed
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Bert Blyleven TWINS HOF SIGNED 3 x 5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH AUTO PSA DNA
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Bert Blyleven Autographed Signed 8X10 Photo Twins HOF PSA DNA Certified
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1974 Topps Signed Bert Blyleven #92 Card Twins JSA COA
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BERT BLYLEVEN SIGNED PSA DNA 1985 DONRUSS DK AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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BERT BLYLEVEN SIGNED "NO HITTER 9 22 77" AUTO BASEBALL PSA DNA 4A02244
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BERT BLYLEVEN AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO TWINS "HOF 2011" PSA DNA
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Bert Blyleven Signed Pirates 8x10 Photo Authentic Autograph JSA #I82422
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Bert Blyleven SIGNED Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Twins PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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RIK AALBERT BERT BLYLEVEN SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL FLYING DUTCHMAN PSA DNA 4A02236
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1985 Topps Bert Blyleven Indians Signed Card PSA DNA
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BERT BLYLEVEN HOF Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Photo Minnesota Twins 8X10 PSA DNA
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1973 Topps Bert Blyleven #199 JSA BVG BGS Authentic Autograph Signed IB53
$35.00
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HOF Bert Blyleven Hoffman Monteleone Armas Signed Rawlings AL Baseball JSA COA
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