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

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.

Top eBay Listings

Wade Boggs Paul Molitor Brooks Robinson 2006 UD Epic Triple Materials 50 99
$19.99

Brooks Robinson GRADED CARD!!! Beckett BCCG 9 Near Mint!! 1969 Topps #421!!
$39.99

1967 Topps BROOKS ROBINSON #600 G VG HIGH NUMBER Tape Stain
$30.00

Brooks Robinson GRADED CARD!!! Beckett BCCG 8!!! 1969 Topps Deckle Edge #1 8-1
$19.99

2015 Topps Heritage Punchboard Brooks Robinson Ernie Banks
$10.51

1968 TOPPS BROOKS ROBINSON ALL STAR #365 PSA 9 MINT
$45.00

2014 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER BROOKS ROBINSON MINI SP BAZOOKA RED BACK #3 25
$99.99

1968 Topps — Brooks Robinson #20 — PSA 4
$14.50

1974 Topps Baltimore ORIOLES complete team set (25 cards) Brooks Robinson 
$13.99

PSA 8 1962 Topps #468 Brooks Robinson Orioles All-Star
$59.99

Brooks Robinson Orioles 1965 Topps #150 FREE SHIPPING OFFER
$11.35

2012 National Treasures Brooks Robinson HOF Button Patch 1 2
$47.00

Brooks Robinson Frank Robinson 2015 Cooperstown Etched in Cooperstown Ruby 15
$18.49

1968 Topps — Brooks Robinson All-Star #365 — PSA 4.5
$14.50

BROOKS ROBINSON 10 CARD LOT 2002 TOPPS PRISTINE # 147
$14.99

1964 Topps Brooks Robinson (EX-MT)
$22.99
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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

Brooks Robinson Cut Signature Example

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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Brooks Robinson Signed Baseball

Signed Bats

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Signed Jerseys

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Signed Photographs

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Brooks Robinson Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Brooks & Frank Robinson DUAL SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print Orioles PSA DNA
$205.00

Brooks Robinson Autographed Signed Magazine Orioles PSA DNA #Q64749
$59.00

BROOKS ROBINSON autographed signed Orioles white STAT jersey HOF 83 JSA W751477
$55.88

1967 Topps FRANK ROBINSON BROOKS ROBINSON Hank Bauer TRIPLE SIGNED PSA PSA DNA
$179.00

Brooks Robinson signed Orioles White Pro Style Jersey 'HOF 83' JSA W845758
$54.88

BROOKS ROBINSON AUTOGRAPH SIGNED ORIOLES STATBALL 4 STAT BASEBALL TRISTAR MLB
$32.00

1963 TOPPS #345 BROOKS ROBINSON PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR0768
$69.99

Brooks Robinson Signed Baltimore Orioles 8X10 HOF Induction Photo JSA coa
$29.99

BROOKS ROBINSON SIGNED PSA DNA ORIGINAL PHOTO CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$39.00

BROOKS ROBINSON SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER FDC AUTOGRAPH
$24.00

Brooks Robinson Signed 8x10 Hall of Fame Induction Card Photograph Autograph JSA
$24.99

Brooks Robinson signed autograph auto 2x3 cut Baseball Hall of Fame PSA Slabbed
$45.00

Brooks Robinson Autographed Auto Signed Yellow Canceled HOF Plaque JSA
$25.00

(3) VINTAGE SIGNED MAGAZINE PHOTOS: BROOKS ROBINSON, PETE ROSE, ROD CAREW JSA
$20.58

Brooks Robinson Signed American League Baseball PSA DNA COA Orioles Autograph AL
$79.99

BROOKS ROBINSON BALTIMORE ORIOLES,HOF JSA COA SIGNED CARD
$50.00
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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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