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

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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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1983 OPC #393 CARLTON FISK ALL-STAR PSA 10 GEM MINT!! WHITE SOX
$114.23
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CARLTON FISK 2001 UD DECADE 1970'S JERSEY CARD #J-CF
$13.31
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1976 Topps #365 Carlton Fisk PSA 7 NM BOSTON RED SOX
$12.00
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2005 UPPER DECK CARLTON FISK HALL OF FAME ESNTL ENSHRINEMENT JERSEY AUTO #9 15
$39.00
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2010 Panini Century Dual Autograph Stamp Relic #47 Carlton Fisk 17 38 Red Sox
$29.99
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1974 Topps Boston Red Sox Team Set Carlton Fisk Carl Yastrzemski 26 Cards Nice
$19.95
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1991 TOPPS DESERT SHIELD #3 CARLTON FISK WHITE SOX HOF PSA 8 B1799504-281
$11.99
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1972 Topps CARLTON FISK Rookie RC #79 PSA 9 MINT!!
$975.00
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*RARE* 1984 TOPPS UNOPENED BASEBALL RACK PACK WITH CARLTON FISK SHOWING ON TOP!
$10.99
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1972 OPC O PEE CHEE BASEBALL 79 CARLTON FISK CECIL COOPER RC ROOK
$24.99
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1976 Topps #365 Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox HOF PSA 8 NM-MT CENTERED
$19.99
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1988 Topps Tiffany #385 Carlton Fisk PSA 10 pop 3
$19.79
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1984 MILTON BRADLEY CARLTON FISK HOF PSA 10 ☆☆ Beautiful Pop 6
$39.00
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1972 o-pee-chee #79 CARLTON FISK rc rookie BGS BCCG 6
$16.00
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2005 DONRUSS GREATS CARLTON FISK BAT JERSEY COMBO HOF SOUVENIRS
$13.00
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Cal Ripkin, Carlton Fisk, Kirk Gibson, Tony Gwynn '87 Topps Crads
$11.99
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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 JSA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
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CARLTON FISK JSA CERT AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
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CARLTON FISK JSA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
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CARLTON FISK - SIGNED - GATEWAY ENVELOPE - 1988 - MOST GAMES CAUGHT - PSA
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CARLTON FISK SIGNED AUTO AUTOGRAPH INDEX CARD JSA CERTIFICATE J85026
$22.99
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Carlton Fisk HOF JSA signed autographed OML Selig baseball
$60.00
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CARL YASTRZEMSKI CARLTON FISK DWIGHT EVANS SIGNED PSA DNA 8X10 PHOTO PRINT AUTO
$159.99
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Red Sox Carlton Fisk Signed Authentic 8x10 Photo Autographed Jsa
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Carlton Fisk signed 1972 Topps #79 baseball Rookie card PSA DNA Slabbed
$99.99
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Carlton Fisk SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 376 HR's 1330 RBI's PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00
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CARLTON FISK Signed Big Stick Baseball Bat JSA
$119.99
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CARLTON FISK autographed signed Boston Redsox white Jersey JSA W624561
$179.00
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CARLTON FISK autographed signed Chicago White Sox white Jersey JSA W624546
$179.00
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CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED RED SOX 100TH ANNIVERSAY OFFICIAL BASEBALL PSA
$119.99
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CARLTON FISK JSA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
$69.00
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CARLTON FISK JSA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SIGNED AUTHENTIC
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