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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2004 Prime Cuts Timeline Signature Century Carlton Fisk Sox HOF Auto 10
$127.50

CARLTON FISK RED SOX 2002 TOPPS ARCHIVES RESERVE '77 REPRINT # 11 GRADED 10
$20.80

CARLTON FISK 2014 National Treasures AUTO Book 25 Booklet Autograph White Sox!!
$119.00

Carlton Fisk Rookie - 1972 Topps #79 - Beckett BVG 6 EX-MT
$29.95

1986 Topps Mini League Leaders Carlton Fisk #11 PSA 9
$11.99

Carlton Fisk Topps 2012 Retired Number Patches Patch RN-CF
$12.99

2007 SP LEGENDARY CUTS CARLTON FISK JERSEY
$11.28

2014 TOPPS SUPREME CARLTON FISK MAGENTA PRINTING PLATE AUTO 1 OF 1 (RED SOX)
$84.95

1976 MSA Isaly's & Sweet William Discs Carlton Fisk PSA 10
$24.99

1972 Topps Baseball #79 Red Sox Rookies, RC HOF CARLTON FISK & RC CECIL COOPER
$21.38

2003 CARLTON FISK UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT CLASSIC LOGO PATCH P-CF1
$12.00

2014 National Treasures Carlton Fisk Autograph Jersey Booklet 7 25
$49.99

1999 UPPER DECK CENTURY LEGENDS EPIC SIGNATURES CARLTON FISK AUTO PSA 10!!
$65.00

2014 Topps Supreme Printing Plate Carlton Fisk 1 1 Yellow Autograph HOF
$159.99

1982 O-PEE-CHEE #58 CARLTON FISK WHITE SOX HOF POP 1 PSA 9 B1807235-598
$24.99

2010 Panini Century Collection CARLTON FISK #7 8 Jersey Relic Souvenir Stamps
$34.95
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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 Fisk Signed Baseball-"GM6-75WS-HR" PSA
$31.00

Carlton Fisk Signed 1975 Topps Card #80 Red Sox JSA COA
$69.99

CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPH 1991 UPPER DECK SIGNED PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$43.50

CARLTON FISK VINTAGE 1978 TOPPS SIGNED PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$49.00

1972 BOSTON RED SOX TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL JSA LOA CARLTON FISK APARICIO
$199.99

RED SOX CARLTON FISK "STAY FAIR" SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO PSA DNA #U70410
$159.99

RED SOX CARLTON FISK SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA SLABBED #65098445
$79.99

CARLTON FISK & TONY PEREZ SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA #E90910
$99.99

Carlton Fisk Chicago White Sox 1989 Score Scoremasters Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$38.99

CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 BW PHOTO 75 WS GM 6 HR JSA!!
$74.99

CARLTON FISK PSA DNA 1982 DONRUSS DIAMOND KING SIGNED CARD #20 DK AUTOGRAPH
$27.20

Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo JSA w503669
$89.00

CARLTON FISK SIGNED MLB BASEBALL BOSTON RED SOX JSA COA
$70.00

1981 Topps Carlton Fisk Signed Card BGS JSA 10 Auto Red Sox White Sox
$99.00

Carlton Fisk Autographed Signed Magazine Cover Red Sox PSA DNA #S39125
$69.00

Carlton Fisk Autographed Signed Magazine Cover Red Sox PSA DNA #S39124
$69.00
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