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

1964 Topps, Brooks Robinson, #230, Very Good - Excellent
$19.95

Brooks Robinson Autograph: Grade 10 and Not Professionally Graded
$50.00

Orioles Brooks Robinson 2005 Donruss Greats HOF Game Used Bat Relic Card
$15.00

1965 Topps Baseball Brooks Robinson # 150
$13.99

1964 TOPPS BROOKS ROBINSON #230 BALTIMORE ORIOLES EXMT
$22.98

1977 TOPPS #285 BROOKS ROBINSON ORIOLES HOF PSA 9 B1829151-937
$44.99

1971 Topps #331 World Series Game 5 Brooks Robinson - PSA 8 NM-MINT
$26.95

1964 Topps #230 Brooks Robinson PSA 7 Near MINT
$44.99

1957 TOPPS BROOKS ROBINSON SGC 84 NM 7 BALTIMORE ORIOLES #328 ROOKIE CARD
$550.00

1964 Topps BROOKS ROBINSON # 230 (BVG 8.5 NM-MT+) MLB Hall of Fame
$224.99

1970 Action Cartridge Box sealed Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles
$59.99

1992 Sports Cards Insert Proof Pair, Brooks Robinson
$12.50

1965 Topps BROOKS ROBINSON #150 Vg-Ex ORIOLES !!
$31.00

1963 Post BROOKS ROBINSON #59 ORIOLES !!
$20.00

1961 Topps BROOKS ROBINSON #10 Nrmt+ Nrmt+ ORIOLES !!!
$64.00

1962 Shirriff Coins BROOKS ROBINSON #40 Ex+ BALTMORE ORIOLES !!
$70.00
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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 Robinson Signed 4x6 Photo Orioles JSA COA HOF
$25.00

Brooks Robinson Signed 6.5x8.5 Photocopy Photo Baltimore Orioles HOF PSA COA
$20.00

Brooks Robinson Vintage Signed 8x10 Baltimore Orioles Photo HOF PSA COA
$35.00

Brooks Robinson Signed Yellow HOF Postcard JSA COA Baltimore Orioles
$35.00

Brooks Robinson Signed Yellow Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard Orioles HOF JSA COA
$35.00

Orioles Brooks Robinson Auto Signed Photo Card JSA C
$29.99

RARE VINTAGE 1970 Frank Robinson Brooks Robinson Jim Palmer Signed Baseball PSA
$374.99

Brooks Robinson Autographed Auto Signed 8x10 GAI
$40.00

BROOKS ROBINSON 1964 HOF Yellow Plaque PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH SIGNED AUTO
$39.95

BROOKS ROBINSON HAND SIGNED BALTIMORE ORIOLES MINI HELMET HOF 1983 PSA DNA
$109.99

ORIOLES BROOKS ROBINSON "HOF 83" SIGNED AUTHENTIC MAJESTIC JERSEY PSA DNA COA
$99.00

BROOKS ROBINSON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO WITH JSA COA
$24.00

Brooks Robinson VINTAGE AUTO Autographed Signed PHOTO JSA HOF
$40.00

BROOKS ROBINSON Signed 1994 Ted Williams Baseball Card JSA
$24.99

Brooks Robinson HOF Baltimore Orioles Signed 8x10 Photo PSA I29307
$40.00

Brooks Robinson HOF Baltimore Orioles Signed 8x10 Photo PSA I29311
$40.00
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