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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Topps, 1976, 1977, 1990, [2] Dennis Eckersley, Mark Fidrych, Curt Schilling
$40.00
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1976 Topps Dennis Eckersley Rookie Card Indians
$19.99
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2012 Panini DENNIS ECKERSLEY # 105 National Treasures Prime Button #d 1 7
$199.99
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1985 - Topps - Dennis Eckersley - Baseball Card - GRADED!!!
$5.49
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1981 - Topps - Dennis Eckersley - Baseball Card - GRADED!!!
$5.49
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1993 TOPPS #155 DENNIS ECKERSLEY PSA 10 B1590490
$5.99
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1984 TOPPS TRADED #34T DENNIS ECKERSLEY PSA 9 B1590521
$5.99
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1991 TOPPS #250 DENNIS ECKERSLEY PSA 10 B1590561
$5.99
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1987 Topps Traded Tiffany #31T Dennis Eckersley PSA 9 Mint
$9.95
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY 2012 TOPPS FIVE STAR AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP 208
$29.99
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1984 OPC Dennis Eckersley HOF GMA Graded 8.5
$15.00
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1976 TOPPS # 98 DENNIS ECKERSLEY RC PSA 6 INDIANS HOF STAR SET BREAK P725
$18.99
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1976 TOPPS # 98 DENNIS ECKERSLEY RC PSA 7 INDIANS HOF STAR SET BREAK P728
$37.99
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1976 TOPPS # 98 DENNIS ECKERSLEY RC PSA 7 INDIANS HOF STAR SET BREAK P729
$37.99
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Oakland A's Dennis Eckersley Baseball Card Plaque
$9.95
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1989 FLEER #7 DENNIS ECKERSLEY ATHLETICS HOF PSA 10 B1754973-652
$5.99
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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:

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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 Jersey Pricing

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Dennis Eckersley Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Dennis Eckersley Signed Photographs

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Dennis Eckersley " HOF 2004 " Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Athletics Auction #1
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Dennis Eckersley " HOF 2004 " Signed Baseball AUTO JSA COA Athletics Auction #2
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Dennis Eckersley Hand Signed Cleveland Indians M&N Throwback Jersey. PSA DNA
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY A`S PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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Dennis Eckersley HOF 04 2x signed auto PSA DNA A's authentic jersey autographed
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY ROOKIE PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1973 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH
$89.00
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Dennis Eckersley Signed Cleveland Indians Jersey AUTO Size 40 JSA LOA HOF *Read
$75.00
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Dennis Eckersley Signed 1986 Fleer - PSA DNA
$27.00
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Dennis Eckersley Signed 1977 Topps - PSA DNA
$38.00
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Dennis Eckersley Signed 1984 Topps - PSA DNA
$29.00
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Dennis Eckersley Signed 1985 Topps - PSA DNA
$29.00
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Steiner Dennis Eckersley Signed MLB Baseball w �390 Saves� insc( MLB Auth)
$189.99
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HOF CY MVP!!! Dennis Eckersley Signed OAKLAND A's ATHLETICS 11x14 Photo PSA DNA
$65.00
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY SIGNED 1986 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$34.00
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ATHLETICS DENNIS ECKERSLEY AUTHENTIC SIGNED 93 BASEBALL MAGAZINE PSA DNA #H17232
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1979 Topps # 40 Dennis Eckersley Autograph signed card PSA DNA Boston Red Sox
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