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.

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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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2016 Topps Archives 5x7 BILLY WILLIAMS #01 49 Made 1979 Version CUBS #173
$17.99

WILLIE McCOVEY RON SANTO BILLY WILLIAMS # 4 GIANTS CUBS 1969 O PEE CHEE OPC
$5.00

AUTOGRAPHED 1961 Topps #141 Billy Williams Rookie Chicago Cubs HOF
$64.99

1989 Starting Lineup SLU Baseball Greats Billy Williams Chicago Cubs PSA 9 MINT
$24.95

2013 Topps Rookie of the Year Commemorative Relics #ROY-BW Billy Williams 1z6
$42.25

Billy Williams Autographed 1982 Baseball's Greatest Sluggers
$14.95

BILLY WILLIAMS 2006 ULTIMATE COLLECTION LEGENDARY MATERIALS LM-BW 20 25
$20.00

2012 SP Signature Enshrinement Signature Billy Williams 13 30 B75 948
$79.97

1964 Topps Giants #52 Billy Williams SGC 8 L48
$46.00

1964 Topps Giants #52 Billy Williams PSA 7 L45
$34.50

1965 Topps Billy Williams #220 Baseball Card
$19.99

1968 Topps Billy Williams #37
$5.00

1970 Topps #170 Billy Williams NM MT L1063
$54.50

1962 Topps #288 Billy Williams , SGC 86 (7.5) NM+
$59.99

1973 TOPPS #200 BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS
$6.60

1972 TOPPS #439 BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS
$6.60
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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."

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Billy Williams Signed Auto 1987 FDC Cachet PSA DNA Slab
$34.99

BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL HOF PLAQUE POSTCARD JSA STICKER
$29.99

BILLY WILLIAMS CHICAGO CUBS A SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 JSA K 63158
$49.99

BILLY WILLIAMS CHICAGO CUBS BAT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 JSA K 63147
$49.96

BILLY WILLIAMS CHICAGO CUBS SMILING SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 JSA K 63148
$49.95

BILLY WILLIAMS CHICAGO CUBS BATTING CAGE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED JSA K 63150
$49.93

ERNIE BANKS & BILLY WILLIAMS Dual-Signed MLB Baseball w 512 HRs & 426 HRs - PSA
$248.17

BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED YELLOW GOLD 1987 HALL OF FAME PLAQUE JSA COA
$24.95

Billy Williams Autographed Signed 1975 SSPC Card PSA DNA #83309819
$29.00

Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs 1971 Topps baseball card Psa Dna
$69.00

Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs 1965 Topps baseball card Psa Dna
$69.00

Signed 8x10 BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS & WILLIE MAYS GIANTS Autographed photo-JSA
$129.99

BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO SIGNED JSA
$26.99

Billy Williams Signed Perez Steele G.M. - PSA DNA
$27.00

1992 Action Packed #18 Billy Williams PSA DNA Signed Auto Cubs Card
$25.00

Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs 1967 Topps baseball card Psa
$65.00
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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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