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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1972 Topps #79 Carlton Fisk RC PSA 8 oc NM MT Red Sox White Sox HOF
$49.99
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Carlton "Pudge" Fisk 2003 Donruss Signature Notable Nickname Auto 5 100
$44.95
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2006 4 Card Lot Baseball Babe Ruth 2-Carlton Fisk Al Kaline
$12.99
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1977 Carlton Fisk Holiday Inn Discs HOF PSA 10
$150.00
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1973 TOPPS Carlton Fisk SGC 88 NM MT 8
$39.99
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1972 Topps #79 Carlton Fisk RC BVG 8.5 NM MT + Red Sox White Sox HOF
$149.99
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2014 TRIBUTE TO THR THRONE RELIC CARLTON FISK 13 25
$25.00
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2003 DONRUSS SIGNATURE CARLTON FISK 07 10 RED SOX
$22.49
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1972 Topps 79 Carlton Fisk RC VG #D175841
$11.25
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2005 LEAF CERTIFIED #FG-170 JOHNNY BENCH & CARLTON FISK DUAL-JERSEY HOF 14 25
$28.75
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RARE Topps 2012 CARLTON FISK Boston Red Sox Jersey Patch Relic Baseball Card MLB
$24.95
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1972 topps #79 CARLTON FISK - CECIL COOPER rookie BGS BCCG 7 *
$22.00
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1972 topps #79 CARLTON FISK rc rookie card BGS BCCG 8 ******
$35.00
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1983 Fleer Stamps w Question - Carlton FISK - PSA 9+++ RARE
$12.34
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1983 Fleer Stamps - Carlton FISK - PSA 10+++ RARE
$28.49
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FREE SHIP CARLTON FISK 1982 Kellogg's #25 PSA 9 White 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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Carlton Fisk Signed MLB Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox HOF PSA DNA
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Carlton Fisk Signed Inscribed "HOF 2000" OAL Baseball with Engraved Cube Steiner
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Carlton Fisk Signed 1972 Topps Rookie Card PSA DNA Auth 83523839
$59.00
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Carlton Fisk Signed Boston Red Sox Louisville Slugger Autographed Bat JSA Cert
$200.00
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Carlton Fisk & Johnny Bench Autographed Signed 1974 Topps Card JSA #AU013771
$159.00
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CARLTON FISK (Red Sox) signed"HOF 2000" Baseball-JSA Authenticated
$139.00
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CARLTON "Pudge" FISK (Red Sox) signed"HOF 2000" Baseball-JSA Auth
$159.00
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RED SOX CARLTON FISK AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1977 HOSTESS #104 PSA DNA SLABBED
$39.99
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RED SOX CARLTON FISK SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U50611
$79.99
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CARLTON FISK BOSTON REDSOX,HOF JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$105.00
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Carlton Fisk psa dna signed 1987 Fleer #496 slabbed HOF White Sox
$22.95
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Carlton Fisk Signed 7X11 Photo - PSA DNA
$45.00
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RICK FERRELL CARLTON FISK SIGNED JSA CERTIFIED 1988 FDC AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED MINT INDEX CARD MINT PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF RED SOX
$49.99
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Carlton Fisk AUTOGRAPH STEINER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED "AL ROY 1972"
$99.95
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1977 Topps # 640 Red Sox Carlton Fisk signed card PSA DNA Certified
$44.10
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