Dave Concepcion Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Dave Concepcion

Date of Birth: 6/17/1948
Rookie Card Year: 1971
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Dave Concepcion was more than your prototypical, quality fielding, shortstop. He had some pop in his bat that allowed him to be a consistent and reliable hitter. Playing for the Cincinnati Reds and the Big Red Machine, Dave Concepcion cards and autographed memorabilia are revered still today.

Concepcion has two rookie cards, 1971 Topps Baseball and 1971 O-Pee-Chee Baseball. Interesting to note, is that he also has a card in the very rare 1967 Topps Venezuela set as well. However, it's not considered a traditional rookie card. The Cincinnati Reds also included a Concepcion card in their 1971 team set.

The first certified Dave Concepcion autographs can be found in 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game and 2000 Upper Deck Century Legends. Upper Deck also included his first memorabilia card in Century Legends. Today, Concepcion autograph cards are fairly common as he's in many other sets.

Dave Concepcion's autographed memorabilia has maintained its value through the years. He does, occasionally, participate in organized signing events. Authentic signed jerseys and bats can be difficult to find. Items related to the Reds dynasty of the 1970s carry a premium.

Dave Concepcion Rookie Card Checklist

1971 Topps Dave Concepcion RC #14

1971 Topps Dave Concepcion RC 212x300 Image

The 1971 Topps Baseball card set is notorious for being extremely condition sensitive. Not surprising given the card's black borders which are highly susceptible to edge and corner wear. In recent years, vintage collectors have found a renewed appreciation for the set. Many have taken on the challenge of assembling it in high-grade. As a result, professionally graded cards in top condition sell for a big premium. Concepcion's card is one of the key cards of the set. It has the added difficulty of being found with good centering.

1971 O-Pee-Chee Dave Concepcion RC #14

1971 OPC Dave Concepcion RC Back 260x187 Image

The front of the cards is identical to the Topps card. The key difference between the two is the bilingual back.

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1977 MSA Test Cup Lid UNUSED nice 3.5" Dave Concepcion Cincinnati Reds #24
$19.99
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1987 TOPPS TIFFANY #731 DAVE CONCEPCION REDS PSA 10 B1797109-643
$7.99
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1971 Topps #14 Dave Concepcion Rookie Cincinnati Reds EX+ L@@K 2339
$8.00
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1971 Topps #14 Dave Concepcion Rookie Reds EX+ 2337
$8.00
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1971 Topps #14 Dave Concepcion Rookie Reds EXMT+ O C (miscut) NICE 2338
$8.00
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1983 RedsVue February Issue Cincinnati Reds Newspaper- Dave Concepcion
$8.00
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DAVE CONCEPCION Tristar Signa Cuts CINCINNATI REDS Autograph AUTO Card (#2 5)
$19.99
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1984 O-PEE-CHEE #55 DAVE CONCEPCION REDS POP 6 PSA 9 B1521572
$5.99
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1975 Topps SETBREAK #17 Dave Concepcion Reds PSA 9 MINT CENTERED
$15.50
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2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's Game Bat #BDC Dave Concepcion
$6.90
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1984 Topps CINCINNATI REDS Team Set DAVE CONCEPCION, MARIO SOTO ++ MINT
$5.99
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1971 Topps # 14 Reds Dave Concepcion Rookie Card C7 EX plus
$7.99
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1972 Topps # 267 Reds Dave Concepcion C8 NRMT-MT
$7.99
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1983 Topps Stickers Dave Concepcion #227 PSA 10
$14.95
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2014 Topps Tribute Traditions Autograph Blue #TTDC Dave Concepcion 29 50 Reds SP
$8.50
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1982 O-PEE-CHEE #86 DAVE CONCEPCION PSA 9 B1571284
$6.99
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Autograph Guide

Dave Concepcion Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Dave Concepcion'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.

Dave Concepcion Cut Signature Exemplar:

Dave Concepcion Signature Example Image

Dave Concepcion Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dave Concepcion signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A very individualized signature with several of the letters being hard to discern.
  2. It is written in regular cursive.
  3. The "D" has a backwards look to it.
  4. The "a" is very legible.
  5. The "v-e" run into each other combining to form one character.
  6. The "C" is very unique in that instead or being entirely curved it has a noticeable angular stroke in it.
  7. The remaining letters are not discernible. However, you do notice the letter "p" as its long top and bottom loops make it resemble more of an "f."

Dave Concepcion Signed Baseball Pricing

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Dave Concepcion Signed Photograph Pricing

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Dave Concepcion Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card #560 PSA DNA #83504794
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Dave Concepcion Autographed Signed 1976 Topps Card #48 PSA DNA #83504793
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Dave Concepcion Autographed Signed 1977 Topps Card #560 PSA DNA #83504795
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1981 FLEER DAVE CONCEPCION #197 REDS SIGNED PSA DNA GUA
$40.00
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1985 DONRUSS DAVE CONCEPCION #203 REDS SIGNED PSA DNA G
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1975 TOPPS MINI DAVE CONCEPCION #17 REDS SIGNED PSA DNA
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REDS DAVE CONCEPCION AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 1978 HOSTESS #108 PSA DNA SLABBED
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DAVE CONCEPCION AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL BIG RED MACHINE PSA DNA
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Dave Concepcion Signed 1982 Topps - PSA DNA
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DAVE CONCEPCION SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTO CINCINNATI REDS
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RARE DAVE CONCEPCION SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED RAWLING GOLD GLOVE PSA DNA COA
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DAVE CONCEPCION AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL 75-76 WS CHAMPS PSA DNA
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DAVE CONCEPCION #13 W CH 1975-76 SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED N.L BASEBALL JSA COA #K52671
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1987 TOPPS #731 SIGNED CARD DAVE CONCEPCION REDS PSA DNA
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DAVE CONCEPCION CINCINNATI REDS,75-76 WS CHAMPS JSA COA SIGNED BIG STICK BAT
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Dave Concepcion Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo JSA authentication Cincinnati Reds
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