Dick Butkus Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Dick Butkus

Date of Birth: 12/9/1942
Rookie Card Year: 1966
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Few people in football caused outright fear in opposing players but that's what helped set Dick Butkus apart from his peers. The hard-hitting middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears' Monsters of the Midway was a punishing defender. His play on the field earned him a reputation as a tough guy and collectors love tough guys. Because of this fact, Dick Butkus cards and autographed memorabilia have earned a place of honor in many collections.

The Dick Butkus rookie card can be found in 1966 Philadelphia Football, which is considered by many football card collectors to be one of the top vintage sets of all-time. Player collectors can also pursue the highly collectible Coke Caps from 1965 and 1966 that feature Butkus.

1991 Pro Line Portraits Football was responsible for producing many football players' first autograph cards. Butkus is one of them. Collectors would have to wait for several years for his first memorabilia cards. These came in 2002 in three different products: Donruss Classics, Donruss Elite and Leaf Certified.

Dick Butkus is a frequent guest at numerous autograph signing events around the country. As a result his memorabilia is plentiful. Thankfully, due to his popularity, demand remains strong helping to ensure future collectible value of his autographed memorabilia.

Dick Butkus Rookie Card

1966 Philadelphia Dick Butkus RC #31

1966 Philadelphia #31 Dick Butkus RC

The design of the 1966 Philadelphia football cards is a classic. It features a close-up posed three-quarters profile photograph and is framed by white borders. The masthead at the top of the card includes the player's name, team and position as well as the official NFL shield logo. It was the first time it was used on a trading card.

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1969 TOPPS 139 DICK BUTKUS BEARS
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DICK BUTKUS 1973 Topps #300 Chicago Bears
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RARE 2008 DONRUSS LEGENDS DICK BUTKUS BLUE PARALLEL CARD #113 100 DA BEARS
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Dick Butkus 2007 Playoff National Treasures All Decade Material Jersey 03 of 25
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1972 Topps #170 Dick Butkus READ Chicago Bears Football Card 0i0
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1973 Topps #300 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears Football Card 0b2
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2002 Donruss All Time Gridiron Kings Studio Series #AT-5 Dick Butkus 250 0l0
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1997 Upper Deck NFL Legends #17 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears Football Card 0c6
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2006 Donruss Classics Classic Combos CC-5 Deacon Jones Dick Butkus 500 Card 0j0
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Autograph Guide

Dick Butkus Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Dick Butkus autograph 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 company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Dick Butkus Cut Signature Exemplar

Dick Butkus Signature Example

Dick Butkus Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Dick Butkus  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 fairly legible and even handed signature written on an even horizontal plane with a distinct lean to the right.
  2. The letter "D" is defined by the fact that it is not a fully closed letter and contains what can be described as a very narrow cursive "l."
  3. The "i" is dotted but not always over the letter.
  4. The "c" often does not make a curl, making it look much like the previous letter "i."
  5. The "k" is discernible but not fully written.
  6. The "B" is very legible with a small loop loop on top and larger on the bottom.
  7. The "u" is legible as is the "t" which often has a crossed "l" look to it.
  8. The "k" is once again discernible as is the "u" and "s."

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DICK BUTKUS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHICAGO BEARS BLUE JERSEY "HOF" PSA DNA
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DICK BUTKUS Signed 1966 PHILADELPHIA Rookie Card #31 Chicago BEARS ILLNI PSA DNA
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Dick Butkus Framed Jersey Signed JSA COA Autographed Chicago Bears
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Signed 8x10 DICK BUTKUS HOF, Illinois, Chicago Bears Autographed photo w JSA COA
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