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 Image

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 260x183 Image

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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Carlton Fisk 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Autograph Red Sox White Sox HOF
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CARLTON FISK RED SOX WHITE SOX HOF LOT OF 159 CARDS (SALE #BH614)
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CARLTON FISK 2005 PRIME CUTS GU #10 GRADED CARD MINT 9
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1972 Topps #79 Rookie Stars Garman Cooper RC Carlton Fisk RC PSA 6 055 Red Sox
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1972 Topps #79 Rookie Stars Garman Cooper RC Carlton Fisk RC PSA 6 218 Red Sox
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- Topps Lot of 13 Carlton Fisk HOF Cards 1977, 81, 83 & 85 - Clean Upper Grade
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1972 TOPPS # 79 CARLTON FISK RED SOX EX 202206
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1981 Topps Traded # 762 Carlton Fisk & 3 #855 Dave Winfield
$12.00
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2012 Panini Cooperstown HOF Classes Team #17 Carlton Fisk BOX 9
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2010 Panini Carlton Fisk 3 10 Auto & 2 Color Jersey Red Sox HOF Autograph Patch
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Carlton Fisk 1972 Topps BaseBall Rookie Card, PLUS 15 others inc. YAZ!
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1984 DONRUSS #302 CARLTON FISK WHITE SOX HOF PSA 10 B1654598-747
$16.99
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1972 Carlton Fisk Topps rookie card #79
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CARLTON FISK 2002 Fleer Authentix Ballpark Classics Gold Jersey Seat Card BV$25
$15.00
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1991 Donruss, #108 Carlton Fisk HOF, White Sox, PSA 10 Gem
$13.99
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1973 Topps Carlton Fisk #193 SGC 92 - NMMT+ 8.5! Red Sox!
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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 Image

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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1972 Topps Carlton Fisk Rookie #79 Signed Autograph PSA DNA
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Carlton Fisk Framed 16x20 Photo Signed JSA COA Autographed Boston Red Sox
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Carlton Fisk Signed American League OAL Budig Baseball Red Sox Auto PSA DNA
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED JSA AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CERTED AUTOGRAPH
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED MLB BASEBALL WHITE SOX RED SOX PSA
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Carlton Fisk Autographed Signed 1972 Topps Rookie Card PSA DNA #65087321
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Carlton Fisk HOF 2000 Autographed Signed Red Sox White Sox Baseball JSA w644444
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Carlton Fisk SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 11 x All Star Red Sox PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED PSA DNA LOA T141 TEAM ISSUE 1986-89 LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BAT
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED PSA DNA CERTED 1981 FLEER AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL STEINER RARE AL ROY 1972 INSCRIPTION
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Carlton Fisk Single Signed Baseball, Graded Mint 9 by PSA DNA
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Carlton Fisk HOF JSA signed autographed OML Selig baseball
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Steiner Carlton Fisk and Ivan Rodriguez Dual Signed Pudge 16x20 Collage
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CARLTON FISK VINTAGE SIGNED PSA DNA 1975 TOPPS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED JSA CERTED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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