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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1968 Topps # 37 Billy Williams Ex-Mt
$12.00

9199* 1967 Topps # 315 Billy Williams Vg-Ex
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1965 TOPPS #220 BILLY WILLIAMS VG WAX FRONT LITE CREASE NEAR BOTTOM LEFT *143600
$9.00

1962 topps #288 BILLY WILLIAMS chicago cubs BGS BCCG 8
$18.00

1998 donruss significant signatures Billy Williams Auto Cubs Set
$19.99

1969 - MLB PhotoStamps - Billy Williams - Baseball Card - GRADED GEM MINT 10!!!
$5.75

1969 MLB Photostamps BILLY WILLIAMS PSA 10 GEM MINT SET BREAK PSA REGISTRY
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1964 TOPPS PHOTO TATOOS BILLY WILLIAMS PSA EXCELLENT-MINT 6 #22351193
$89.95

1964 TOPPS PHOTO TATOOS BILLY WILLIAMS PSA NEAR MINT-MINT 8 #22351192
$295.00

1973 TOPPS OPC O PEE CHEE BASEBALL #61 ROD CAREW & BILLY WILLIAMS NM CUBS TWINS
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BILLY WILLIAMS AUTO Autograph 2014 Panini #74 75 Years Hall of Fame Baseball
$19.99

Uncut SHEET(6)of 1966 Topps Ruboffs-Billy Williams..
$29.00

2005 Upper Deck Hall of Fame Silver #4 Billy Williams 99 - NM-MT
$6.00

1962 Topps Billy Williams Chicago Cubs #288 Baseball Card
$9.95

1961 Topps - Billy Williams - Star Rookie - #141 - Chicago Cubs - Baseball Card
$9.95

1967 TOPPS #315 BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS EX 261067
$7.50
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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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Ernie Banks - Billy Williams Cubs Autographed Signed 8X10 PHOTO with JSA COA
$125.00

BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00

BILLY WILLIAMS CUBS SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00

BILLY WILLIAMS VINTAGE SIGNED JSA CERTED STICKER 8X8 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$26.00

BILLY WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1961 TOPPS "ROOKIE" CARD #141 - PSA DNA CERT.
$89.00

Billy Williams SIGNED 8x10 Photo HOF Induction Card Cubs PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$40.00

BILLY WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 1962 TOPPS "2ND YEAR" CARD #288 - PSA DNA CERT
$74.00

BILLY WILLIAMS SIGNED CHICAGO CUBS JERSEY W NL PATCH CUSTOM FRAMED TO 25X35 JSA
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Billy Williams Cubs Signed Official (Allan H. Selig) Baseball W "HOF 87" JSA
$49.00

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

1968 Topps Billy Williams PSA 9 Autographed Card 1969 Chicago Cubs Signed HOF 69
$68.00

Billy Williams signed autograph 2006 Fleer Greats of the Game PSA DNA Slabbed
$55.00

BILLY WILLIAMS (Chicago Cubs) signed ash bat w PSA DNA COA
$99.95

BILLY WILLIAMS Signed Mitchell & Ness 1969 Cubs Flannel Baseball Jersey-JSA Auth
$450.00

1969 Topps Billy Williams #450 JSA Pre-Certified Signed Autograph *IB92
$25.59

1965 Topps Billy Williams #220 JSA Pre-Certified Signed Autograph Card IB19
$25.00
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