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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1985 WTBS AMERICAS TEAM BRUCE SUTTER CLAUDELL WASHINGTON BRAD KOMMINSK 8X10 RARE
$19.99
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1977 Topps #144 Bruce Sutter PSA 8
$39.55
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2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Auto Atlanta Braves Bruce Sutter Autograph
$12.50
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1977 Topps Bruce Sutter Rc #144
$11.00
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1985 TOPPS TIFFANY #9 BRUCE SUTTER CARDINALS HOF PSA 10 B1577178
$16.99
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1994 TED WILLIAMS CARD CO #18 BRUCE SUTTER HOF POP 4 PSA 10 B1704116-198
$6.99
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1986 SPORTFLICS #65 ROLLIE FINGERS-BRUCE SUTTER PSA 10 B1480206
$6.99
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2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #76 Bruce Sutter Mini Black Parallel #'D 1 199 Cardinals
$6.55
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1985 Topps Gallery Of Champions Bronze Cardinals Bruce Sutter Rare
$5.00
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1977 TOPPS #144 Bruce Sutter *EX EX+*
$6.97
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1977 TOPPS #144 Bruce Sutter *EX EX+*
$6.97
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Bruce Sutter Auto Atlanta Braves 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game
$20.00
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1985 7-11 Slurpee Test Coins V Bruce Sutter ◊PSA 9◊ RARE Cardinals HOF
$7.19
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1977 Topps BRUCE SUTTER Rookie #144 Chicago Cubs PSA-8 OC NEAR MT-MINT
$14.95
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1979 TOPPS BRUCE SUTTER FRONT...1978 TOMMY JOHN BACK ERROR HOF
$59.99
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1977 Topps Card, Bruce Sutter, #144, Chicago Cubs, Rookie Card
$12.25
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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 Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Bruce Sutter Signed Photographs

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CARDINALS BRUCE SUTTER "HOF 06" SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #V16232
$64.99
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CARDINALS BRUCE SUTTER "HOF 06" SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #V16231
$64.99
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BRUCE SUTTER Signed Autographed Rawlings ROMLB Baseball w Cy Young Insc STEINER
$44.99
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Bruce Sutter AUTOGRAPH STEINER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED W 6x ALL STAR
$79.95
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CUBS BRUCE SUTTER AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1978 HOSTESS #5 PSA DNA SLABBED
$24.99
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Bruce Sutter " 1979 Cy Young " Single Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Cardinals HOF
$22.50
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Bruce Sutter Signed HOF 06 Atlanta Braves Riddell Mini Helmet JSA COA
$65.00
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Bruce Sutter Signed Chicago Cubs Riddell Mini Helmet JSA COA
$65.00
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Bruce Sutter Signed HOF 06 St. Louis Cardinals Riddell Mini Helmet JSA COA
$65.00
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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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