Bob Gibson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Bob Gibson

Date of Birth: 11/9/1935
Rookie Card Year: 1959
Investment Rating: 8.0


Overview

One of the most dominant pitchers of baseball's Golden Age, Bob Gibson cards and autographed memorabilia are still very popular. His on-field accomplishments make him a worthy Hall of Famer. Gibson was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner nine-times. He also won the Cy Young Award two-times. He led the St. Louis Cardinals to two World Series Championships where he was the MVP of each.

The Bob Gibson rookie card comes from the 1959 Topps Baseball set. He has a team-issued card by the Omaha Cardinals from 1958 that is also very collectible. Professionally graded versions of both cards in top condition can sell for a substantial premium.

Gibson's early autographed cards include two food issues, 1994 Nabisco and 1995 Tombstone. His first certified autograph from a major trading card manufacturer is in 1997 Donruss Signatures Series Baseball and is serial numbered to 2,000.

In 2000, both Fleer and Upper Deck produced Gibson's first game used memorabilia cards. Fleer paid tribute to him as a member of the 3,000 Strikeouts Club with a series of five different memorabilia cards. They are numbered between 25 and 825. They include single swatches of memorabilia as well as combinations that include game worn jerseys, hats, and bats.

Bob Gibson's autographed memorabilia sees strong demand to this day. Despite being long retired from the game, his dominant presence on the mound has been an enduring memory to those who had the fortune to watch him play. He has appeared at numerous organized signing events and the value of his signed items has remained strong due to a healthy balance between supply and demand.

Bob Gibson Rookie Card

1959 Topps Bob Gibson RC #514

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Gibson's is the key rookie card in the classic 1959 Topps Baseball set. Professionally graded samples returning in a grade of 8/10 or higher, routinely sell for four figures.

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1994 NABISCO (NO #) BOB GIBSON AUTOGRAPH CARD w COA, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, HOF
$17.99
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1961 Topps Bob GIbson #211 vg ex bottom row
$6.99
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1959 topps 20 card lot with #514 Bob Gibson Rookie that is trimmed
$50.00
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2013 Leaf Sports Heroes Bob Gibson Loyalty Autograph Auto
$21.99
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2001 Topps #TT18R Bob Gibson Team Topps Legends Auto
$45.95
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1971 Topps Baseball #450 Bob Gibson (Cardinals) PSA 7 NRMT
$16.95
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1972 TOPPS HANK AARON BOB GIBSON TWO FOR ONE PRICE CLEAN CARDS NO CREASES
$10.95
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1965 TOPPS #12 NL STRIKEOUT LEADERS BOB GIBSON DON DRYSDALE PSA 9
$295.00
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1969 Topps #10 Bob Gibson Fergie Jenkins Cubs Cardinals PSA 9
$44.99
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BOB GIBSON LOT 1969 TRAVEL CARD NR-MT + 1969 PHOTOSTAMP NR-MT+ PLUS 2 BONUS CRDS
$8.10
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Bob Gibson - Lot of 4 Different Cards - 1972 1973 1975 Topps Baseball
$10.00
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1975 Topps Baseball #150 Bob Gibson - Regular Issue & Mini - Nr Mint - Cardinals
$10.00
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$103 Cardinals lot 1960s 3 Bob Gibson McCarver Cepeda Schoendienst Flood 28 dif
$19.88
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(13363) 1960 Topps 73 Bob Gibson Cardinals-GD+
$14.75
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(13448) 1961 Topps 211 Bob Gibson Cardinals-GD
$10.00
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(13449) 1961 Topps 211 Bob Gibson Cardinals-VG
$14.00
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Autograph Guide

Bob Gibson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Bob Gibson's 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.

Bob Gibson Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Bob Gibson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Bob Gibson 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. It is one of the cleanest signatures in baseball and is easily identifiable with every letter legible.
  2. It is written in standard cursive.
  3. Both letter "O"s are open.
  4. The "G" has standard, but rarely seen, loops of the capital letter.
  5. The "i" is not dotted.
  6. Any number of inscriptions may be found to accompany his name.

Bob Gibson Signed Baseball Pricing

Active Listings for Bob Gibson Signed Baseballs

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Active Listings for Bob Gibson Signed Jerseys

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Bob Gibson Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Bob Gibson Signed Photographs

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Steiner Sports Bob Gibson Cardinals Signed Multi-Stat WS MLB Baseball W Case
$444.98
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Bob Gibson Signed Autographed Major League Baseball "HOF 81" Cardinals GAI
$79.99
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BOB GIBSON Signed Autographed Official ML Baseball Graded PSA DNA Auto
$39.00
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$99 Special Signed HOF 1960's Cardinals HOF Bob Gibson jersey - JSA certificate
$99.00
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BOB GIBSON CARDINALS HOF SIGNED BASEBALL JSA LOA
$31.00
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Bob Gibson Single Signed Baseball AUTO STEINER COA Cleveland Indians HOF
$22.49
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Bob Gibson Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo "HOF 81" St Louis Cardials GAI
$99.99
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Bob Gibson Signed Auto Major League Baseball PSA Authenticated
$80.00
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Bob Gibson Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30423
$35.00
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Bob Gibson Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30424
$35.00
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Bob Gibson Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30425
$35.00
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Bob Gibson Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30426
$35.00
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Bob Gibson Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30427
$35.00
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Bob Gibson Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph W30428
$35.00
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BOB GIBSON PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH
$78.00
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BOB GIBSON PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH
$85.00
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