Brooks Robinson Baseball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Autograph Buying Guide

Brooks Robinson Baseball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Autograph Buying Guide

Overview

Brooks Robinson, also known as the Human Vacuum Cleaner, is widely regarded as the best defensive third baseman to ever take up the position. Earning a record 16 Gold Glove Awards over his 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, Robinson was the mold by which all other teams, to this day, look to emulate. Robinson was a player gifted with a rare combination of skills that enabled him to hit for average, display modest power, and exercise stunning defense. To this day, Brooks Robinson cards and memorabilia continue to have a devoted following.

Robinson's all-around talents earned him 18 All-Star selections, as well as being named league MVP, All-Star MVP and World Series MVP. He anchored a team that won World Series titles in 1966 and 1970. Robinson was later named to Major League Baseball's All-Century team and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

A regular guest at autograph signings, Robinson has always been a gracious and pleasant person to interact with, according to his thousands of fans who have had the pleasure of meeting him. Because of his longevity in the sport,  having played his entire career for a single team and winning numerous awards and championships, Brooks Robinson collectibles are highly sought after despite being readily available.

Brooks Robinson Rookie Card

1957 Topps  Brooks Robinson RC #328

1957 Topps Baseball Brooks Robinson Image

A vintage favorite, the 1957 Topps Brooks Robinson is his only rookie card. The smiling and exuberant head shot that takes up the full frame of the card accurately depicts the good-natured persona for which Robinson is known. The plain font and white borders add to the simplicity of the card's design. Because of its age, the borders are very prone to yellowing, which impacts the card's ability to achieve high grade points and results in drastic fluctuations in market price.

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Joe Torre Al Kaline Jim Bunning 9 1967 Dexter Cards Brooks Frank Robinson
$19.99
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1965 Topps Tony Oliva Brooks Robinson Elston Howard AL Batting Leaders #1 Ex
$17.00
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1971 topps (3) card set: Brooks Robinson, Bert Blyleven(RC), Steve Carlton NM
$45.00
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Brooks Robinson 2010 Panini Century Six Cent Stamp Autographs Baseball Card 50
$27.85
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1983 Perez-Steele Post Card #184 Brooks Robinson HOF AUTO SGC Authentic
$11.00
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BROOKS ROBINSON ORIOLES HAND SIGNED CARD PSA DNA AUTO 2000 TEAM NABISCO ALL STAR
$23.99
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2003 TOPPS RETIRED SIGNATURE AUTO AUTOGRAPHS #BRO BROOKS ROBINSON ORIOLES SP 75
$125.00
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Autographed 1969 Topps Deckle Edge Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs scarce
$14.00
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Autographed 1969 Topps Deckle Edge Jim Fregosi scarce with COA
$29.00
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2006 SP Legendary Cuts Jersey Silver Brooks Robinson Pants 05 125
$15.00
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BROOKS ROBINSON BALTIMORE ORIOLES UNSIGNED 1961 TOPPS CARD #10
$19.99
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1972 Topps #550 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles HOF PSA 9 MINT CENTERED
$109.99
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1974 topps #160 BROOKS ROBINSON orioles BGS BCCG 9
$12.00
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1960 LEAF #27 BROOKS ROBINSON BALTIMORE ORIOLES HOF 1294
$22.45
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1964 TOPPS BROOKS ROBINSON #230 PSA NM-MT 8 O C
$52.24
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1968 TOPPS BIRD BELTERS FRANK & BROOKS ROBINSON PSA 9
$256.49
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Autograph Guide

Brooks Robinson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Brooks Robinson autograph 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 company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar, Schwartz Sports and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Brooks Robinson Cut Signature Exemplar

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Brooks Robinson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Brooks Robinson 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. An over-sized letter "B" with closed bubble-like loops and small closed horizontal loop at the bottom used to connect to the next letter.
  2. The letters "r-o-o" are small but discernible.
  3. The letter "k" is larger that the previous three letters.
  4. The pen lifts to start an over-sized letter "R."
  5. The letters "o-b-i-n" are distinct, legible and small.
  6. The remaining letters are unique and not entirely discernible.
  7. The last three letters appear to be out of order "o--s-n."
  8. The signature mark to his autograph is the almost printed, over-sized letter "S" which flows into a large letter "n" with the letter "o" apparently implied.

Signed Baseballs

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Signed Bats

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Signed Jerseys

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Signed Photographs

Active Listings for Brooks Robinson Signed Photos

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BROOKS ROBINSON ORIOLES HAND SIGNED CARD PSA DNA AUTO 2000 TEAM NABISCO ALL STAR
$23.99
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Brooks Robinson SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print Orioles PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$95.00
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BROOKS ROBINSON BALTIMORE ORIOLES SIGNED PHOTO JSA G59351
$49.99
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Brooks Robinson signed Baltimore Orioles jersey - Tristar Authenticated - HOFer
$249.95
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Brooks Robinson Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine PSA DNA Auto Autograph U64891
$69.00
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Brooks Robinson signed 1971 Topps PSA DNA
$99.95
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Orioles HOF Brooks Robinson Signed Auto 8x11 Mounted Vintage Magazine Photo JSA
$24.99
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Brooks Robinson 1958 Topps auto signed card PSA DNA Slabbed
$79.99
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Brooks Robinson 1971 Orioles Signed Mitchell and Ness Jersey PSA DNA COA
$279.95
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Signed 1964 Date HOF Yellow Plaque Brooks Robinson PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC
$44.96
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BROOKS ROBINSON autographed signed Perez Steele Postcard PSA DNA
$69.95
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Brooks Robinson Signed Autograph Rawlings Big STick Baseball Bat PSA DNA Orioles
$139.00
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Brooks Robinson Autographed Signed 1976 O-Pee-Chee Card PSA DNA #09142622
$29.00
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Brooks Robinson Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #83151575
$39.00
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Brooks Robinson Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card PSA DNA #09142623
$39.00
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Brooks Robinson Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #M55855
$59.00
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