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

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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 216x300 Image

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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2005 Prime Cuts Dennis Eckersley Autograph auto + 3x Game worn material Low #2 5
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Dennis Eckersley #96 2005 Fleer Classic Clippings FINAL EDITION 1 PROOF *Nice*
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1976 Topps 98 Dennis Eckersley RC EX #D87427
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1976 Topps Cleveland Indians Dennis Eckersley Rookie Card
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Topps, Stadium Club 1991, Dennis Eckersley, Randy Johnson, Pena, Charlie Hough
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1977 TOPPS BASEBALL DENNIS ECKERSLEY # 525 PSA 8 NMT MT !!
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1987 TOPPS TIFFANY #459 DENNIS ECKERSLEY CUBS HOF PSA 10 B1734207-728
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1984 TOPPS TIFFANY #745 DENNIS ECKERSLEY RED SOX HOF PSA 9 B1572136
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1976 Topps DENNIS ECKERSLEY # 98 (SGC 88 8 NM-MT) Rookie MLB Hall of Fame
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1977 O-Pee-Chee OPC baseball #15 Dennis Eckersley Cleveland nr mint - mint !
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1988 SCORE #104 DENNIS ECKERSLEY ATHLETICS HOF POP 6 PSA 10 B1497222
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Dennis Eckersley A's 1989 Main Street St Baseball Game Card
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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 260x125 Image

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.

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1979 Topps # 40 Dennis Eckersley Autograph signed card PSA DNA Boston Red Sox
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Dennis Eckersley 1998 Upper Deck #654 Card signed autograph auto PSA Slabbed
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Red Sox Dennis Eckersley signed 16x20 Picture JSA Cert
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Dennis Eckersley Signed Baseball, Graded Mint 9 by PSA DNA
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Dennis Eckersley Hall of Fame 2004 Signed Baseball PSA DNA
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Dennis Eckersley Steiner Autographed Signed Ball 1992 AL Cy Young Inscription
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PSA DNA Dennis Eckersley Signed Indians 1976 Topps Rookie RC Card #98
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY Signed Cooper Full Size Baseball Bat JSA
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