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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Billy Williams 1967 Topps
$7.00

1969 MILTON BRADLEY BILLY WILLIAMS NR-MT 159336
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1969 Jewel Chicago Cubs Photo Billy Williams Regional
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1971 Bazooka Billy Williams Numbered Card Proof Topps PSA Graded
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1967 Topps #315 Billy Williams - Chicago Cubs, Excellent Condition!
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1961 Topps Billy Williams Chicago Cubs #141 Baseball Card
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1973 TOPPS #61 BILLY WILLIAMS-ROD CAREW LOT OF 22 NM *INV
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1967 Topps #315 Baseball Card for Billy Williams of Chicago Cubs
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1976 TOPPS #525 BILLY WILLIAMS PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR0593
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1985 TCMA Billy Williams Autograph with COA Cubs
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1969 TOPPS #450 BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS EX 233715
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Excellent-Mint+ 1971 Billy Williams Topps Baseball Card #350
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2004 Leaf Certified FOTG Fabric Of The Game Dual Jersey Billy Williams 77 100
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2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE #52 BILLY WILLIAMS, CHICAGO CUBS, HOF, 110313
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* BILLY WILLIAMS * 2009 SP LEGENDARY CUTS JERSEY # 75
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Sweet Spot Autograph Signatures Billy Williams Jack Morris Tony Perez Jon Lester
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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 1970 Topps PSA DNA Autographed Auto Signed Vintage Baseball Card
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BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS HOF LOUISVILLE SLUGGER SIGNED BAT JSA LOA
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Billy Williams Signed Perez Steele - PSA DNA
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1976 TOPPS #525 BILLY WILLIAMS PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR0593
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BILLY WILLIAMS CHICAGO CUBS,HOF,MVP,ALLSTAR TRISTAR HOLO SIGNED GAME USED BAT
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Billy Williams Auto GAI CoA 8x10 Signed Cubs
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Billy WIlliams signed 8x10 Chicago Cubs JSA authencation baseball
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Billy Williams signed autograph Baseball History Postal Cover PSA Authenticated
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BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00

BILLY WILLIAMS VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED STICKER 8X8 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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JSA Authentic Signed Hall Of Fame Billy Williams Auto Plaque Metallic Metal
$39.95

1973 Topps Rod Carew Billy Williams LEADERS Autograph Auto Signed PSA DNA
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BILLY WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1961 TOPPS "ROOKIE" CARD #141 - PSA DNA CERT.
$89.00

Billy Dee Williams Signed OML Baseball Bingo Long Inscription Star Wars JSA COA
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Billy Williams Autographed Signed Adirondack Bat Chicago Cubs PSA DNA #X58186
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