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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2012 TOPPS #1 BOSTON RED SOX SP TEAM SET 26 CARDS CARLTON FISK JIM RICE +
$11.50

2012 Topps Tier One Carlton Fisk Autograph 11 50 White Sox
$24.99

1976 MSA Isaly's & Sweet William Discs Carlton Fisk PSA 10
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2012 Playoff Prime Cuts Icons Dual Jersey Autograph Auto Carlton Fisk 21 25
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1988 O-PEE-CHEE #385 CARLTON FISK WHITE SOX HOF POP 2 PSA 10 B2074017-985
$67.99

1976 Topps #365 Carlton Fisk NM MT G3316
$35.00

1972 TOPPS # 79 CARLTON FISK ROOKIE SGC 60 !!
$29.99

2002 FLEER FALL CLASSIC RIVAL FACTIONS CARLTON FISK JERSEY MUNSON B53
$14.99

1974 TOPPS #331 CARLTON FISK-JOHNNY BENCH PSA 8 B1965307-370
$11.99

1972 Topps CARLTON FISK CECIL COOPER # 79- HALL OF FAMER- BOSTON RED SOX
$39.99

2010 Topps Triple Threads Relics Sepia #R51 Carlton Fisk # 21 27 Red Sox
$10.99

CARLTON FISK 2006 Artifacts Awesome Jumbo Game-Used Jersey #CF #d 38 45
$12.99

2004 SP Prospects CARLTON FISK FRANK THOMAS T. Lumsden RC Triple Auto BGS 9 # 25
$295.00

1991 STADIUM CLUB CHARTER #9 CARLTON FISK OVERSIZE TEST PROOF BGS 8.5 FINEST
$25.90

2002 Donruss Classics CARLTON FISK National # 5 Rare Timeless Tributes Parallel
$89.00

2004 SP Prospects CARLTON FISK TYLER LUMSDEN RC Link to the Past Dual Auto # 50
$64.00
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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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1975 World Series CARLTON FISK Signed 16x20 Quad Photo Framed MLB Holo
$349.00

1978 Topps CARLTON FISK Vintage Signed Card PSA DNA Slabbed Auto Red Sox HOF
$74.95

Carlton Fisk SIGNED Autographed INSCRIBED Baseball JSA COA Boston Red Sox
$79.99

Carlton Fisk Chicago White Sox 1989 Score Scoremasters Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$34.99

CARLTON FISK SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED FULL SIZE ADIRONDACK BAT + HOF 2000 PSA DNA
$215.00

CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 16X20 BW PHOTO 75 WS GM 6 HR JSA!!
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Carlton Fisk Signed 16x20 Photo 75 WS Game Winning HR Steiner COA
$139.99

Carlton Fisk Signed 8x10 Photo 75 WS Game Winning HR Steiner COA
$89.99

Carlton Fisk Signed B W 16x20 Photo w 75 WS GM 6 Inscription Steiner COA
$179.99

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

Carlton Fisk Signed Auto Full Size Red Sox Helmet Jsa
$350.00

CARLTON FISK AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BOSTON RED SOX 16X20 PHOTO B W (3 INSC) w JSA
$119.99

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

CARLTON FISK SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS MINI GOLD GLOVE PSA DNA BOSTON RED SOX
$65.99

1977 Topps CARLTON FISK PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED Autographed
$30.00

Carlton Fisk SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print Boston Red Sox PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$100.00
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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