Billy Williams Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Billy Williams

Date of Birth: 6/15/1938
Rookie Card Year: 1961
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Billy Williams cards and autographed memorabilia are cherished by collectors of the Chicago Cubs. All but two of his 17 years in the big leagues were spent with the team. Williams retired at the end of the 1976 season with a lifetime batting average of .290, 2,711 hits, 426 home runs and 1,475 runs batted in.

Billy Williams' rookie card is from the 1961 Topps Baseball set. He also has two other first-year cards from that year, one distributed by Rawlings and a Chicago Cubs team-issued card. Both are very popular with collectors.

Williams first certified autograph cards were premiums from food and beverage releases in 1996, Big League Chew and Canadian Club. His first autographed card released by a trading card manufacturer can be found in 1998 Donruss Signature Series. The card is serial numbered to 2,000.

The first Billy Williams game-used memorabilia cards can be found in multiple 2001 Donruss and Upper Deck product. His 2001 Donruss Classics Legendary Lumberjacks Autographs card is particularly popular with collectors. It is limited to just 25 serial numbered copies, it includes a game-used bat piece to go with the signature.

Billy Williams has always been a gracious in-person signer. He also participates in organized signing events making for an ample supply of autographed memorabilia.

Billy Williams Rookie Card

1961 Topps Billy Williams RC #141

1961 Topps Billy Williams RC

Billy Williams and longtime teammate Ron Santo both have rookie cards in 1961 Topps Baseball. The card displays the "star rookie" logo. In fact, Williams was the National League Rookie of the Year. The biggest challenge with this card, from a condition perspective, is the coloring of the borders. Being as old as they are, they can be tough to locate without any discoloration or staining.

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1974 TOPPS #338 REGGIE JACKSON & BILLY WILLIAMS
$6.00

1961 Topps baseball card 141 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs ROOKIE Poor
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2005 UPPER DECK COOPERTOWN AUTOGRAPH BAT BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS # 15 ONLY 15 MADE
$23.29

2014 Panini Hall of Fame Billy Williams AUTO - Cubs
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1964 Topps Giants Billy Williams (HOF) (#52) PSA5 PSA
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1973 Topps Candy Lid Proof Billy Williams Chicago Cubs em
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1961 Topps BILLY WILLIAMS Rookie RC #141 - GRADED 5 EX
$24.95

1962 Topps Bucks Chicago Cubs Billy Williams near-mint+ PSA 7.5
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1961 Topps Baseball Card #141 - Billy Williams (Rookie)
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1964 Topps #175 Billy Williams VG A40806
$8.50

1973 TOPPS CANDY LIDS BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS HOF POP 1 PSA 4 B1482590
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1962 Topps #288 BILLY WILLIAMS PSA 7
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1962 TOPPS #288 BILLY WILLIAMS EXMT *38991
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1971 Topps N.L. Home Run Leaders #66 (Johnny Bench; Billy Williams; Perez) PSA 7
$25.00

1974 topps PSA 9 #338 All Star Right Fielders- Reggie Jackson Billy Williams
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1961 TOPPS BASEBALL #141 BILLY WILLIAMS RC VG-EX CHICAGO CUBS ROOKIE FREE SHIP
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Autograph Guide

Billy Williams Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Billy Williams' 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.

Billy Williams Cut Signature Exemplar:

Billy Williams Signature Example

Billy Williams Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Billy Williams 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. The signature is written in cursive on an even horizontal plane with a slight lean to the right.
  2. The letters "B" and "W" are slightly larger than the other letters.
  3. The "B" looks like a numeral "3" with a "C" shape connecting at the top of the "3."
  4. The "i" is absent.
  5. The "l"s are widely spaced with each having an open loop.
  6. The "y" is implied by a line coming off the second "l" and falling below the horizontal.
  7. The "W" is written in a way that a small loop is formed in the middle of the letter.
  8. The "i" is again absent.
  9. The second pair of  "l"s are spaced more closely together and are longer than than first pair.
  10. The remaining letters are not discernible. However, a stray dot seems to imply the "i."

Billy Williams Signed Baseball Pricing

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Billy Williams Signed Baseball

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Billy Williams Signed Bat

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Billy Williams Signed Photo

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BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED PSA DNA 1985 TOPPS CIRCLE K CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$32.00

BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED JSA CERTED NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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Billy williams signed baseball historic autogragh company psa dna chicago cubs
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BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED AUTO MLB BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH TRISTAR CERTIFIED PLATINUM 12
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Billy Williams signed 1969 Topps PSA DNA
$79.95

Billy Williams signed 1974 Topps PSA DNA
$59.95

Billy Williams signed 1976 Topps PSA DNA
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ERNIE BANKS & BILLY WILLIAMS Dual-Signed MLB Baseball w HOF 77 & '87 - PSA DNA
$233.22

ERNIE BANKS & BILLY WILLIAMS Dual-Signed MLB Baseball w 512 HRs & 426 HRs - PSA
$233.22

Billy Williams Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA COA Cubs Baseball Autograph HOF '87
$29.99

1973 Topps Billy Williams Rod Carew JSA BVG BGS Authentic Autograph Signed IB52
$85.00

SIGNED CHICAGO CUBS BILLY WILLIAMS NWT JERSEY GLOBAL GAI COA! W INSC HOF 1987
$199.99

Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs MLB HOF Perez Steele Great Moments JSA
$29.95

Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs 1966 Topps baseball card Psa slabbed
$75.00

Billy Williams Signed 8 x 10 Photo Inscription HOF 87 Cubs PSA DNA Auto
$21.24

BILLY WILLIAMS PEREZ-STEELE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$99.99
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