Dennis Eckersley Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Dennis Eckersley

Date of Birth: 10/3/1954
Rookie Card Year: 1976
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview

Dennis Eckersley is one of only a handful of pitchers to successfully transition from a starting role to a closer. He is one of only two pitchers in MLB history to record 20 wins and 50 saves in separate seasons. As a result Dennis Eckersley cards are well appreciated in the hobby. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame doesn't hurt either.

Denis Eckersley has two rookie cards, 1976 O-Pee-Chee and 1976 Topps. He also appears on the ERA League Leaders card in each set. Additionally, Eckersley has four other cards that were released in 1976. However, due to their distribution methods of not being included in a base set, they are not considered true rookie cards. However, that hasn't kept them from being very popular with collectors. They include 1976 Hostess, 1976 Kellogg's, 1976 SSPC and an Indians team-issued card.

Eckersley's first autographed card was issued in 1993 Fleer Ultra. Despite not being serial numbered, it has a disclosed print run of 2,000.

His first memorabilia card was produced in 2001 Topps American Pie. Interestingly enough, the Rookie Reprint Relic card features a piece of an Eckersley game-used bat. This is traditionally not the type of memorabilia one would associate with a pitcher.

Dennis Eckersley has maintained a career in the public spotlight as an analyst for TBS during the postseason. Far from forgotten, his autographed memorabilia is still in demand. He occasionally participates in larger sports collectible conventions. He is also said to be a willing in-person signer.

Dennis Eckersley Rookie Cards

1976 O-Pee-Chee Dennis Eckersley RC #98

1976 O-Pee-Chee Dennis Eckersley RC

Eckersley is one of the only notable rookies in the set. The color intensity of this card, and others in the set as well, can vary greatly. It is a factor when being professionally graded. It can impact the surface grade significantly.

1976 Topps Dennis Eckersley RC #98

1976 Topps Dennis Eckersley RC

The only noticeable difference between this card and the O-Pee Chee version is that it does not contain a bilingual back. The text on the back of the OPC card is written in French and English. The same color issues apply to this card as they do on the O-Pee-Chee Dennis Eckersley rookie card.

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Dennis Eckersley Topps 1998 Topps Porcelain "Hall Bound" Card #HB 5
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2010 DONRUSS ELITE EDITION PRIVATE SIGNINGS DENNIS ECKERSLEY BALL AUTO 13 20
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1995 Stadium Club #72 Dennis ECKERSLEY - PSA 9+++ RARE HOF
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1996 Upper Deck #442 Dennis ECKERSLEY - PSA 9+++ low pop
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1976 Topps Baseball Dennis Eckersley RC #98 Ex mt to Nrmt Bottom Row!
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1993 Fleer Ultra Dennis Eckersley Career Highlights 10 Card Set
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lot of 50 Dennis Eckersley 1993 Fleer Simply Eckcellent card #2 of 3
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1976 OPC DENNIS ECKERSLEY #98 INDIANS EX-MT (REF 9104)
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1995 TOPPS DIII #11 DENNIS ECKERSLEY ATHLETICS HOF POP 4 PSA 10 B1734608-669
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1976 Topps Dennis Eckersley #98 Rookie RC PSA 9 MINT
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1976 Topps 98 Dennis Eckersley RC NM #D74898
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1978 SSPC All Star Gallery Hand Cut Dennis Eckersley # 178 PSA 10 GEM MINT Pop 3
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2004 Fleer Greats of the Game Dennis Eckersley auto autograph HOF A's
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2004 Leather and Lumber Rivals #6 Dennis Eckersley Matt Williams C25821
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1989 Donruss Carlton Fisk Dennis Eckersley Value Pack 45 Cards UNOPEN Free Ship
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1989 Donruss All-Stars # 16 Dennis Eckersley PSA 8 21420475
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Autograph Guide

Dennis Eckersley Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Dennis Eckersley'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.

Dennis Eckersley Cut Signature Exemplar:

Dennis Eckersley Signature Example

Dennis Eckersley Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dennis Eckersley 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. It is a very difficult autograph to discern on a letter-by-letter basis.
  2. The "D" is discernible due to its over-sized nature.
  3. It overlaps the "E," which appears in the center portion of the autograph.
  4. The letters "l" and "y" are detectable by their wide loops.

Dennis Eckersley Signed Baseball Pricing

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Dennis Eckersley Signed Baseball

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Dennis Eckersley Signed Jersey

Dennis Eckersley Signed Photograph Pricing

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Dennis Eckersley Signed Photo

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Dennis Eckersley Autographed Signed Colored Lithograph w JSA COA #'d 336 575
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Dennis Eckersley Signed Oakland Athletics Jersey - JSA # W680182
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Dennis Eckersley SIGNED Full Size Newspaper Print JSA COA St. Louis Cardinals #1
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Dennis Eckersley SIGNED Full Size Newspaper Print JSA COA St. Louis Cardinals #2
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Dennis Eckersley SIGNED Full Size Newspaper Print JSA COA St. Louis Cardinals #3
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Dennis Eckersley Signed 1983 Donruss Red Sox Baseball Card PSA DNA COA Auto
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Dennis Eckersley A's HOF ONL Signed Autographed Baseball PSA Guaranteed
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Dennis Eckersley Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine JSA COA
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GREG MADDUX CHICAGO CUBS DENNIS ECKERSLEY OAKLAND A'S SIGNED CARD JSA AUTHENTIC
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Dennis Eckersley Signed Oakland A's Stat Jersey JSA Certified # W877057
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Dennis Eckersley Signed Official MLB Baseball PSA COA
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Dennis Eckersley (HOF '04) Signed Baseball Autograph Auto Steiner
$89.00

Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics Signed Official MLB Baseball HOF 04 JSA
$69.00

DENNIS ECKERSLEY PSA DNA SIGNED CERTIFIED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$40.00

DENNIS ECKERSLEY CARDINALS SIGNED PSA DNA 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
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Dennis Eckersley Signed Ball Inscribed 390 Saves 197 Wins Autograph Baseball PSA
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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.

User Comments

  1. I’m wondering if you could help.me find a complete list of Dennis Eckersley cards ever made. I’ve been collecting his cards for years, but I keep finding more cards and variants of those cards. Please help! Thank you!

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