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 Lot 28 Chicago Cubs Billy Williams Ernie Banks (team card) MINT
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1965 #4 Willie Mays Billy Williams John Callison Orlando Cepeda Jim Hart RC 1z6
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1961 Topps #141 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs RC Rookie Baseball Card 0l0
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2015 Panini Cooperstown BILLY WILLIAMS Crown Royale Silver Parallel 06 75 CUBS
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2005 Upper Deck Hall of Fame #CO-BW1 Billy Williams 15 Chicago Cubs Auto 0d4
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1964 Topps #175 Billy Williams CBCS 80 NM-MT 8 Graded Sealed Holder Cubs HOF
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1971 Topps #350 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs Baseball Card b4e
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2013 Historic Autographs The Decades - 1970s Edition #95 Billy Williams Auto 1r9
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1969 Kahn’s Weiners Billy Williams SGC 96 Mint 9 Chicago Cubs Hall-of-Famer
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1961 Topps #141 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs RC Rookie Baseball Card 3d5
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1961 Topps #141 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs RC Rookie Baseball Card 0y9
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1972 #46.2 Billy Williams (Correct: No missed only one last season in Bio) 0i3
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RARE NOT REDEEMED Billy Williams 1998 Donruss Signature Series Auto 677 2000
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1964 Topps Coins #44 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs Baseball Card 0j5
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1964 Topps Giants #52 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs Baseball Card 0a3
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1973 Topps #61 1972 Batting Leaders (Billy Williams Rod Carew) PSA 8 Billy 0c6
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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 Chicago Cubs 1971 Topps baseball card Psa Dna
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Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs 1965 Topps baseball card Psa Dna
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Signed 8x10 BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS & WILLIE MAYS GIANTS Autographed photo-JSA
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BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS AUTOGRAPH 8X10 PHOTO SIGNED JSA
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Billy Williams Signed Perez Steele G.M. - PSA DNA
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Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs 1967 Topps baseball card Psa
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Billy Williams Cubs Signed 1970 Baseball Digest 5.5x7.5 Magazine PSA DNA #Z70873
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BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO CHICAGO CUBS LEGEND PSA DNA
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BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED PSA DNA VINTAGE PHOTO POSTCARD CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
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Billy Williams Chicago Cubs Signed Official MLB Baseball HOF 87 JSA
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Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs White Prostyle Jersey HOF 87 XL- JSA Holo
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1961 Topps Billy Williams HOF Signed RC #141 PSA DNA 1 Rookie Auto 449
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Billy Williams Signed Autographed Baseball w Inscription COA by TRISTAR BB 263
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Billy Williams Signed COLEMAN Baseball Autographed Inscribed Ball Cubs PSA DNA
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1961 TOPPS VINTAGE SIGNED CARD #141 BILLY WILLIAMS ROOKIE CUBS PSA DNA HOF
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Billy Williams Cubs Auto Signed 1961 Topps Rookie Card #141 JSA Cert Auth Slab
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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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