Craig Biggio Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Craig Biggio

Date of Birth: 12/14/1965
Rookie Card Year: 1988
Investment Rating: 6.5


Overview

Craig Biggio's career is one marked by consistency, not dominance. Alongside Jeff Bagwell, he was the face of the Astros franchise for two decades. And while he is beloved and respected by many, Craig Biggio cards don't have the sizzle of a lot of other players. That's what happens when you're known more for singles and doubles than dramatic home runs.

Biggio spent his entire career with the Astros. He was a seven-time All-Star and winner of four Gold Gloves. He finished with 3,060 hits.

The first Craig Biggio cards can be found in a pair of late-season box sets, 1988 Fleer Update and 1988 Score Rookie/Traded. Both are readily available and extremely inexpensive. Both sets also have Glossy versions. The Fleer Glossy card doesn't carry much of a premium. However, the 1988 Score Rookie/Traded Glossy Craig Biggio is quite rare and is his most valuable early card. It is worth noting that some people consider these cards to be XRC, or pre-rookies. As a result, many label Biggio's 1989 base cards as rookie cards.

Because his rookie cards come from an era of massive print runs, collectors may want to look to Craig Biggio autographed cards as a better investment opportunity. To this point, he is a fairly tough signature to find. While he has signed for several sets over the years, supply has largely dried up. Likewise, autographed memorabilia is relatively rare. It's out there, but not in huge numbers.

Now that Craig Biggio has been elected to the Hall of Fame, look for his autographs and other cards to get a second life. There likely won't be a huge jump on the cardboard side, but there will be sustained demand, especially for signed memorabilia.

Craig Biggio Rookie Card Guide

1988 Fleer Update Craig Biggio RC #U-89

Bolstered by a nice photo, the 1988 Fleer Update Craig Biggio can be found for very little money. Because they're so cheap, collectors may want to look to high-grade versions as they too are relatively cheap. There is also a Glossy version of the card, similar to Topps Tiffany sets. However, because of its massive print run, it remains cheap.

1988 Fleer Update Craig Biggio RC

1988 Score Rookie/Traded Craig Biggio RC #103T

Like the Fleer Update card, a huge supply means that the 1988 Score Rookie/Traded Craig Biggio remains a bargain. From an investment perspective, collectors may want to look for the Glossy version that is easily his most costly 1988 card due to its rarity.

1988 Score Rookie Traded Craig Biggio RC

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1991 Fleer #499 Craig BIGGIO - PSA 10+++ RARE
$24.99

1993 Donruss #84 Craig BIGGIO - PSA 10+++ low pop
$14.99

pop 1 - 1994 O-Pee-Chee OPC #230 Craig BIGGIO - PSA 10+++ RARE
$29.99

pop 1 - 1997 Select #39 Craig BIGGIO - PSA 9+++ (only 1 10)
$9.99

2013 Topps Five Star Craig Biggio GAME USED JUMBO JERSEY relic # 15 Astros
$17.95

pop 1 - 2002 Flair #5 Craig BIGGIO - PSA 10+++ RARE
$29.99

1989 Donruss Craig Biggio RC Rookie PSA NM-MT 8.5 future HOFer
$8.00

1989 Donruss Craig Biggio (Rookie Card) (#561) (10 Centering 3-9.5's) BGS9.5 BGS
$49.97

1989 Donruss Craig Biggio (Rookie Card) (#561) (2-10's 1-9.5 1-9) BGS9.5 BGS
$59.97

2005 DONRUSS PRIME PATCHES CRAIG BIGGIO JUMBO JERSEY CARD ASTROS HOF
$5.99

1989 Donruss Craig Biggio (RC) (#561) (2-10's 2-9.5's) BGS9.5 BGS (331438367871)
$89.97

1989 Donruss Craig Biggio (Rookie Card) (#561) (2-10's 2-9.5's) BGS9.5 BGS
$89.97

Craig Biggio 2014 Topps Supreme Autograph #08 15
$100.00

Craig Biggio 2002 Topps 206 Game Used Jersey
$5.00

2015 Panini Prizm Craig Biggio 1 2
$125.00

CRAIG BIGGIO 1988 Fleer Update GLOSSY SP Rookie Card RC PSA 9 MINT HOF Houston
$79.99
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Autograph Guide

Craig Biggio Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Craig Biggio'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, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Craig Biggio Cut Signature Exemplar

Craig Biggio Cut Signature Exemplar

 

Craig Biggio Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Craig Biggio signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features, particularly the first two traits:

  1. The signature is written with a right lean on a slight slant of about 20 degrees.
  2. The first letter is a combination of "C-g", it contains a down stroke at the top of the "C" and a long tail coming of the bottom of the "C" for the letter "g."
  3. The letter "B" is distinct it is closed on all sides and resembles a finger pointing.
  4. Coming off the "B" is a scribble of circles implied to be "i-g-g-i."
  5. An extending line connects the least letter, a discernible "o."

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2002 Topps Gallery #114 Craig Biggio PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Astros HOF!
$31.50

CRAIG BIGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HOUSTON ASTROS JERSEY TRISTAR #7556578
$349.00

Craig Biggio Autographed Houston Astros Signed Baseball 8x10 Photo JSA COA
$99.95

CRAIG BIGGIO HOUSTON ASTROS SIGNED BASEBALL BAT JSA COA K27313
$399.96

JEFF BAGWELL & CRAIG BIGGIO ASTROS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27334
$351.96

CRAIG BIGGIO & JEFF BAGWELL SIGNED RAWLINGS BLONDE BASEBALL BAT TRISTAR #7604589
$499.00

CRAIG BIGGIO & JEFF BAGWELL SIGNED RAWLINGS BLONDE BASEBALL BAT TRISTAR #7604593
$499.00

CRAIG BIGGIO & JEFF BAGWELL SIGNED RAWLINGS BLONDE BASEBALL BAT TRISTAR #7604588
$499.00

CRAIG BIGGIO & JEFF BAGWELL SIGNED RAWLINGS BLONDE BASEBALL BAT TRISTAR #7604591
$499.00

CRAIG BIGGIO & JEFF BAGWELL SIGNED RAWLINGS BLACK BASEBALL BAT TRISTAR #7604575
$499.00

CRAIG BIGGIO SIGNED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER M9 BASEBALL BAT TRISTAR #6172741
$399.00

Craig Biggio Signed Baseball Autograph Auto TriStar 6179973
$129.00

Craig Biggio signed HOF plaque postcard ** TriStar Authentication **
$56.55

2003 Houston Astros CRAIG BIGGIO 26+Sigs Signed Full Size Batting Helmet JSA LOA
$539.99

Craig Biggio Signed MLB Baseball w "HOF 15" Inscription Steiner COA PRE ORDER
$199.99

Craig Biggio Signed Autographed *Black 8x10 Batting Photo-JSA Authenticated
$75.00
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection and can be found onGoogle+.

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