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

1959-Topps-Bob-Gibson

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.

Top eBay Listings

1969 Topps #432 All-Star - Bob Gibson VG EX L47068
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1969 Topps #432 All-Star - Bob Gibson EX L47033
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1969 Topps #432 All-Star - Bob Gibson VG L46911
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1969 Topps #12 NL Strikeout Leaders - Bob Gibson Fe NM L29956
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1969 Topps #107 ERR Checklist 2 - Bob Gibson #161 Jim EX MT L31885
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1969 Topps #107 ERR Checklist 2 - Bob Gibson #161 Jim NM L21565
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1966 Topps Baseball Card of Bob Gibson St Louis Cardinals Near Mint # 320
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1968 Topps #378 All-Star - Bob Gibson PSA 7 L21413
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1968 Topps #100 Bob Gibson PSA 7 L21359
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1969 Topps #107 ERR Checklist 2 - Bob Gibson #161 Jim EX MT L29599
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1964 Topps Giants #41 Bob Gibson NM MT U794
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1964 Topps Giants #41 Bob Gibson PSA 8 U32
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1964 Topps Giants #41 Bob Gibson NM U1252
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1967 Topps #210 Bob Gibson VG EX L29776
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1969 Topps #432 All-Star - Bob Gibson EX L47548
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1964 Topps Giants #41 Bob Gibson PSA 8 U31
$55.00
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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:

Bob Gibson Signature Example

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.

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Bob Gibson SIGNED 8X10 Photo Autographed JSA COA St. Louis Cardinals HOF READ
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BOB GIBSON SIGNED OFFICIAL NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA
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Bob Gibson Signed Check to his wife *RARE* JSA Authentic St. Louis Cardinals
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Bob Gibson 64-67 WS Champs Signed Autographed Rawlings OML Baseball- JSA Auth
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BOB GIBSON autographed signed Cardinals blue Stat jersey JSA witness
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Bob Gibson Autographed Signed First Day Cover PSA DNA #83276286
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BOB GIBSON & JIM LONBORG DUAL SIGNED DOUBLE MATTED LITHO COA JSA
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Bob Gibson Cardinals 68 70 NL CY Young Signed Autograph MLB Baseball JSA COA
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BOB GIBSON SINGLE SIGNED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL W HOF 81 INSCRIBED STEINER SPORTS
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Bob Gibson Signed 1994 Nabisco - PSA DNA
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Bob Gibson Autographed Signed MLB Baseball "64-67 WS MVP" PSA DNA #4A17788
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Rare Bob Gibson 9 14 75 Jersey Retired Day Signed Inscribed HOF Baseball PSA DNA
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JSA Authentic Signed Bob Gibson 2002 Cardinals Expos Spring Training Program Aut
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BOB GIBSON autographed signed Cardinals white Stat jersey JSA witness
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BOB GIBSON Signed Double Header Bat JSA UDA HOF Cardinals Autographed
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BOB GIBSON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
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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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