Carlton Fisk Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Carlton Fisk

Date of Birth: 12/26/1947
Rookie Card Year: 1972
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

As one of the most popular catchers of all-time, Carlton Fisk cards and autographed memorabilia remain extremely popular despite being readily available. Fisk made his playing debut with the Boston Red Sox in 1969 and his final appearance with the Chicago White Sox in 1993. The 11-time All-Star was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. Fisk was involved in one of the most memorable highlights in baseball history when, during the 1975 World Series, his demonstrative body language willed a ball past the left field foul pole for a home run and sent the series to a Game 7.

Although he made his debut in 1969, Carlton Fisk's rookie card would come three years later in 1972 Topps Baseball. Fisk also had a nearly identical card issued in the Canadian market by O-Pee-Chee.  Additionally, Fisk appeared in 1972 Topps Candy Lids and a 1972 Boston Red Sox team-issued card.

A frequent signer on the national autograph circuit, Carlton Fisk autographed memorabilia is plentiful. However, due to having played for two large-market teams for an almost equal duration, demand remains strong. The highlight of Fisk during the 1975 World Series is continually played, even today and as such, Fisk continues to develop new generations of fans.

Carlton Fisk Rookie Cards

1972 Topps Carlton Fisk RC #79 with Mike Garman and Cecil Cooper

1972 Topps Carlton Fisk RC

Carlton Fisk shares his rookie card with fellow Red Sox rookies Cecil Cooper and Mike Garman. The style of the 1972 Topps set has always been a collector favorite and Fisk's rookie is the key card in the set.

1972 O-Pee-Chee Carlton Fisk RC #79 with Mike Garman and Cecil Cooper

1972 O-Pee-Chee Carlton Fisk RC

Virtually identical to his Topps card, the Canadian O-Pee-Chee version features bilingual text on the back in English and French. As is the case with other O-Pee-Chee cards from the era, it's significantly rarer than Topps but it doesn't command much of a premium.

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1978 Topps Carlton Fisk #270, Comes with Hard Case
$10.00

Carlton Fisk 2012 Panini Prime Cuts Icons Patch Card 13 25 *AA272
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*RARE* 1981 TOPPS BASEBALL RACK PACK WITH CARLTON FISK SHOWING ON BACK!
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38) diff Carlton Fisk lot ( 3 JERSEYS ) (1982-2013) HOF (lot #7201)
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BGS 9.5 1975 OPC CARLTON FISK Regular & Blank Back Proof 1 1's PSA 10 O Pee-Chee
$800.00

1972 Topps #79 Red Sox Rookies - Carlton Fisk Cecil VG EX L39801
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1972 Topps #79 Red Sox Rookies - Carlton Fisk Cecil VG L21885
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1972 Topps #79 Red Sox Rookies - Carlton Fisk Cecil EX L40110
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1972 Topps #79 Red Sox Rookies - Carlton Fisk Cecil EX MT L40025
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Carlton Fisk 2011 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic PUDGE Pinstripes #18 18!!
$100.00

1973 Topps #193 Carlton Fisk EX MT U28138
$12.00

PSA lot 13 Cards 1974 Pete Rose PSA 9 (oc),1972 Carlton Fisk RC, 1968 Aaron
$250.00

CARLTON FISK 221 Card Lot 121 Differ Cards Red Sox White Sox Jersey x2+1973 1974
$74.99

1974 Topps #105 Carlton Fisk NM A1989
$19.00

1974 Topps #105 Carlton Fisk NM MT A2048
$45.00

1974 Topps #331 All-Star Catchers - Carlton Fisk Jo NM U20264
$13.00
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Autograph Guide

Carlton Fisk Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Carlton Fisk'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.

Carlton Fisk Cut Signature Exemplar

Carlton Fisk Signature Example

Carlton Fisk Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Carlton Fisk signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. As an active member of the autograph circuit, Musial autographs are plentiful. However due to the length of time he spent signing, his signature deteriorated over time. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A rapid, flowing signature, unique and identifiable.
  2. Written in cursive with minimal stops and starts.
  3. The "C" contains a slight hook at the top and is almost closed like an oval, the bottom of the "C" curls up into the middle of the rest of the name.
  4. The pen lifts to write the letter "a" which is closed and flows into the "r" which has a small hitch in it making it almost look like an "n."
  5. The convergence in the middle of the signature of the upstroke from the "C" the loop of the "l" and the cross of the single line "t" gets a bit convoluted but can be discerned upon inspection.
  6. The letters "o-n" are small with the "o" looking like more of an "a."
  7. The letter "F" is very unique. A short down/up stoke followed by a longer down vertical is then crossed at a 45 degree angle extending back and to the left of the signature.
  8. The "i" is implied, with the "s" being a narrow triangular shape.
  9. The signature finishes with a "k" that includes a narrow loop at the top of the vertical and the remaining lines resembling a connected "u."

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Carlton Pudge Fisk Signed Autographed Baseball Bat JSA COA - Proof
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED GOLD HOF PLAQUE AUTOGRAPH
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Carlton Fisk SIGNED Autographed Baseball INSCRIBED HOF 2000 JSA COA White Sox 
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RED SOX JSA CERT
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Carlton Fisk Red White Sox Signed Autographed Baseball Ball Bat PSA Guaranteed
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Carlton Fisk Signed Autographed Major League Baseball Red Sox PSA DNA #E04578
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CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL BOSTON RED SOX "PUDGE" PSA DNA
$79.00

CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL BOSTON RED SOX "72 AL ROY" PSA DNA
$79.00

CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL RED SOX "75WS - GM6 HR" PSA DNA
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CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO RED SOX "STAY FAIR!" PSA DNA
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CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO RED SOX "75 WS GM 6 HR" PSA DNA
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CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL BOSTON RED SOX "#72" PSA DNA
$79.00

Carlton Fisk SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + GM 6 75 WS HR Red Sox PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00

CARLTON FISK & IVAN RODRIGUEZ AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO PUDGE PSA DNA
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JOHNNY BENCH & CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO "STAY FAIR" PSA DNA
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED 1991 DONRUSS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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