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

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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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1997 Stadium Club #239 Dennis ECKERSLEY - PSA 9+++ RARE HOF
$9.99
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2004 (BB) Topps Traded Hall of Fame Relics #DE Dennis Eckersley Jsy B - NM-MT
$13.65
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2003 Donruss Signature Legends of Summer Autographs Century #11 Dennis Eckersley
$22.75
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2003 (BB) Donruss Recollection Autographs #74 Dennis Eckersley 84 11 - NM-MT
$60.00
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2003 Donruss Signature Legends of Summer Autographs #11 Dennis Eckersley
$22.75
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1997 Donruss Gold Press Proofs #214 Dennis Eckersley 500
$7.28
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1992 Upper Deck #331 Dennis ECKERSLEY - PSA 10+++ low pop
$11.99
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY 100 CARD LOT INSERTS STARS MOSTLY DIFFERENT *26304
$9.00
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY 100 CARD LOT INSERTS STARS MOSTLY DIFFERENT *26305
$9.00
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2013 Leaf Sports Heroes Dennis Eckersley Gold 3 5 Autograph Auto SSP
$59.99
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1993 FLEER #717 ROGER CLEMENS-DENNIS ECKERSLEY POP 6 PSA 10 B1699228-133
$7.99
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1976 Kellogg #19 Dennis Eckersley NM J575729
$12.11
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1976 Topps # 98 ROOKIE Dennis Eckersley NR MT Indians
$19.99
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1976 Topps # 98 ROOKIE Dennis Eckersley EX MT+ cond Indians
$19.95
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1976 Topps # 98 ROOKIE Dennis Eckersley EX+++ cond Indians
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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

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Dennis Eckersley HOF 04 2x signed auto PSA DNA A's authentic jersey autographed
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY OAKLAND BOSTON JSA HOF SIGNED HALL OF FAME ROMLB BASEBALL COA
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PSA DNA Authentic Signed 1976 Topps Dennis Eckersley Auto Encapsulated
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Dennis Eckersley (A's, HOF 2004) Signed OMLB Ball (PSA DNA, JSA Guaranteed)
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY OAKLAND A'S SIGNED PHOTO 8X10 B&W JSA COA ID:21453
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JSA + Fleer Authentic Signed Hat Cap Dennis Eckersley Auto Boston Red Sox
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Dennis Eckersley psa dna signed 1991 Leaf #285 slabbed HOF A's
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PSA DNA #W20905 Dennis Eckersley Signed Rawlings NL Baseball Red Sox A's MINTY!
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY SIGNED 1986 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$34.00
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Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics Signed 8x10 Photo JSA Sticker of Authenticity
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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
$44.99
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DENNIS ECKERSLEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MITCHELL NESS INDIANS JERSEY PSA DNA
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Dennis Eckersley 1998 Upper Deck #654 Card signed autograph auto PSA Slabbed
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Autographed MLB Dennis Eckersley Cubs Signed Jersey - Mounted Memories COA
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Dennis Eckersley Steiner Autographed Signed Ball 1992 AL Cy Young Inscription
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