Bruce Sutter Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Bruce Sutter

Date of Birth: 1/8/1953
Rookie Card Year: 1977
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

Bruce Sutter was one of the most dominant relief pitchers of his era. Sutter is a six-time All-Star, a World Series Champion and a Cy Young Award winner. He spent an equal amount of time playing for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves during his 12-year career. Extremely affordable, one could make the case that Bruce Sutter cards and memorabilia are undervalued. It's also a sign of how relievers are largely overlooked.

Bruce Sutter's rookie card is from the 1977 Topps Baseball set. He also has two additional regional issues, 1976 Chicago Tribune and 1977 Jewel Grocery.

Sutter's first autographed card is part of 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game. It features an on-card signature. The exact print run is unknown and it lacks any serial numbering.

His first memorabilia card was not released until 2004 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection. It pairs him with fellow closer, Eric Gagne. The card displays game-worn jersey swatches of each pitcher and is serial numbered to just 25 copies. Sutter's first solo game-used memorabilia card can be found in 2005 Upper Deck Artifacts. It is numbered to 325.

Bruce Sutter's autographed memorabilia is very affordable for a Hall of Fame player. He is a regular guest at larger signing events. He has also been a willing in-person signer.

Bruce Sutter Rookie Card

1977 Topps Bruce Sutter RC #144

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This is not a difficult card to find in Near Mint or better condition. When submitted for professional grading, it receives a slight premium when returned in high-grade. Centering is typically the one condition issue seen with this card.

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(10) Bruce Sutter Cardinals Braves VF NM MT set
$7.50
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bruce sutter (atlanta braves-p) 2013 panini cooperstown (CRYSTAL SHARD) card #88
$5.00
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1981 Fleer #294 Bruce Sutter HOF 2006 PSA MINT 9
$19.99
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1977 Topps #144 Bruce Sutter RC PSA 9 MINT Rookie Card HoF Chicago Cubs
$105.00
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1983 Topps #407 Bruce Sutter All Star Cardinals PSA 10 Gem Mint
$18.00
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BRUCE SUTTER 2004 TOPPS ORIGINAL BUY BACK AUTOGRAPH AUTO 24
$39.90
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1979 Topps CHICAGO CUBS Team Set BRUCE SUTTER, KINGMAN, BUCKNER, MURCER + NM
$8.99
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1983 Topps Bruce Sutter Baseball Cards Lot High Grade
$5.99
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1977 TOPPS #144 Bruce Sutter Non Auto ROOKIE Card Cubs Cardinals HOFer Near Mint
$15.00
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1977 BRUCE SUTTER - Topps " ROOKIE " Baseball Card # 144 -Chicago Cubs -Vintage
$15.95
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Lot of 2 HOFer Rookies-1976 #98 Dennis Eckersley + 1977 #144 Bruce Sutter -Nice!
$7.49
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1977 Topps Chicago Cubs Team Set NRMT-MINT BRUCE SUTTER RC
$19.00
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1980 Topps Vault Film Positive Bruce Sutter #17 Sealed Case Blank Back Proof 1 1
$47.99
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2007 Sweet Spot Classic Classic Memorabilia #BS Bruce Sutter Cubs Pants
$5.60
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2007 Sweet Spot Classic Classic Memorabilia #SU Bruce Sutter Cards Jersey
$5.60
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1977 Topps #144 Bruce Sutter RC CUBS " EX-MT " LR22728
$9.00
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Autograph Guide

Bruce Sutter Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Bruce Sutter'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.

Bruce Sutter Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Bruce Sutter Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Bruce Sutter 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. The signature is written on an even horizontal plane in cursive.
  2. The "B" and "S" are larger than the other letters.
  3. The "B" is written in a way that the bottom loop does not connect with the vertical line.
  4. The "r" and "u" look very similar.
  5. The "c" is more vertical than curved.
  6. The "e" may show an opeing depending on the type of pen being used.
  7. The "S" is discernible as being the starting letter of the last name, but does not look like a traditional "S."
  8. The "t"s are crossed as one.
  9. The "e" will look similar to the one in the first name.
  10. The "r" is written as a short, angled up and down pen stroke.

Bruce Sutter Signed Baseball Pricing

Active Listings for Bruce Sutter Signed Baseballs

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Bruce Sutter Signed Jersey Pricing

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Bruce Sutter Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Bruce Sutter Signed Photographs

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Bruce Sutter Autographed Signed MLB Baseball "HOF 06" PSA DNA #I15200
$49.00
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Bruce Sutter Autographed Signed MLB Baseball "HOF 06" PSA DNA #I15198
$49.00
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Bruce Sutter Signed Hall of Fame Logo Baseball W Inscription & Display TriStar
$39.99
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BRUCE SUTTER PSA DNA SIGNED 1978 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$52.00
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BRUCE SUTTER HOF BRAVES CUBS CARDINALS SIGNED ML BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH With JSA COA
$64.99
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Bruce Sutter Signed 1979 Hostess - PSA DNA
$29.00
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Bruce Sutter Signed 1979 Topps - PSA DNA
$32.00
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1983 TOPPS #151 BRUCE SUTTER SV SIGNED CARD CARDINALS PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$29.99
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Bruce Sutter " The Undertaker " Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Cardinals
$21.00
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Bruce Sutter " HOF 2006 " Signed Cardinals Jersey AUTO Size XL PSA DNA COA
$31.00
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BRUCE SUTTER SIGNED HALL OF FAME 2006 ROMLB BALL CHICAGO CUBS REDS BRAVES JSA
$71.25
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BRUCE SUTTER (Chicago Cubs) signed baseball w JSA COA
$59.95
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Bruce Sutter Signed Auto HOF Baseball Ball PSA DNA COA
$89.99
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Bruce Sutter HOF 06 Autographed Signed St. Louis Cardinals Jersey PSA DNA COA
$175.00
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BRUCE SUTTER LONNIE SMITH SIGNED JSA CERTED 1982 WORLD SERIES FDC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00
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Bruce Sutter Autographed Signed 1978 SSPC All Star Card PSA DNA #83307723
$39.00
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