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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2016 Topps Anthology 5x7 - SILVER EDITION 49 - 1961 Billy Williams #141
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PSA 8 1971 Topps #66 1970 HR Leaders Johnny Bench Tony Perez Billy Williams
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PSA 8 1971 Topps #66 1970 HR Leaders Johnny Bench Billy Williams Tony Perez TUFF
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PSA 8 1971 Topps #502 Chicago Cubs Team Ernie Banks Billy Williams Ron Santo
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1973 O-PEE-CHEE #61 BATTING LEADERS PSA 9 MINT BILLY WILLIAMS ROD CAREW Low Pop
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1976 TOPPS #525 BILLY WILLIAMS PSA 9 MINT OAKLAND A'S HOF
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1961 TOPPS #141 BILLY WILLIAMS ROOKIE RC CHICAGO CUBS VGEX
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1961 Topps #141 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs RC Rookie HOF PSA 7 NM
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1973 TOPPS SET BREAK 200 BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS MINT!
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1961 Topps #141 - BILLY WILLIAMS RC - BVG 6.5 EX-MT+ Chicago CUBS Rookie
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1968 Topps #37 Billy Williams HOF Chicago Cubs PSA 8 NM-MT
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1961 TOPPS RC BILLY WILLIAMS #141 (60.00) NRMT UT944
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2009 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Memorabilia Red #BW Billy Williams-65 75
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1967 Topps Billy Williams #315 - Cubs - Ex Ex- - S2685
$7.00

TOPPS 1962 Billy Williams #288 BVG 8 (NM-MT)
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1974 TOPPS #338 REGGIE JACKSON & BILLY WILLIAMS
$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 1968 Topps HOF PSA DNA Cubs A's Autographed Card
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Billy Williams Signed Cubs Baseball 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph HOF
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Billy Williams Signed Cubs Baseball 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph HOF
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Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs jersey - PSA Authenticated - Hall of Fame OF
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BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED JSA SPALDING FEENEY NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
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Billy Williams Perez Steele Postcard HOF PSA DNA Signed Autograph 989
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Billy Williams Perez Steele Postcard HOF PSA DNA Signed Autograph 988
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1964 Topps Giants #52 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs PSA DNA Signed Autograph 975
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BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED JSA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH Tag And Hologram
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Billy Williams signed Chicago Cubs 1971 Dell Stamp Psa-Dna
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Billy Williams HOF 87 Signed Stat Baseball JSA
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BILLY WILLIAMS RARE SIGNED 1975 OPC TOPPS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$35.10

BILLY WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPH 1988 TOPPS SIGNED PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
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DUKE SNIDER & BILLY WILLIAMS DUAL SIGNED OFFICIAL RAWLINGS N L BASEBALL PSA DNA
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BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED MINT INDEX CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF CUBS
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BILLY WILLIAMS signed HOF Plaque Slabbed PSA CUBS - MINT 9
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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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