Don Drysdale Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Don Drysdale

Date of Birth: 7/23/1936
Rookie Card Year: 1957
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Don Drysdale's baseball cards and autographed memorabilia trade at values consistent and reflective of his Hall of Fame status. An accomplished pitcher, the nine-time All-Star helped lead the Dodgers to three World Series Championships. He holds a special place in the hearts of Dodgers fans who watched Drysdale become one of the most dominant pitchers of his era.

Don Drysdale's cardboard debut was made as part of the 1957 Topps Baseball set. High-grade version of his Topps RC can command several thousand dollars on the secondary market. Player collectors will also want to chase down his Dodger's team issue from 1956 (#7), as well as one that was part of the Jay Publishing World Series Pack (#16).

With regards to Drysdale's modern cards, he has relatively few for a player of his caliber. His first autographed card is part of the 1993 Nabisco All-Stars set. His first certified autographed card made by a major manufacturer came several years later, in the 2001 SP Legendary Cuts product by Upper Deck. Each of the 12 serial numbered cards included a cut signature of the Dodger great, who had died soon after the signing of the Nabisco product.

Drysdale's first memorabilia cards were also made by Upper Deck in the year 2000. He was included on the memorabilia checklist of both the Brooklyn Dodgers Master Collection and Legends products. All of the memorabilia cards included in those products showcase a swatch of a game-worn Don Drysadale jersey.

A busy post-playing career in broadcasting and an early death, translates to precious few legitimate autographs for the Dodgers' hurler. A willing in-person signer at the park, he died just prior to the birth of major regional and national autograph shows. Team signed items from the Dodger's championship days can sell for thousands of dollars.

Don Drysdale Rookie Card

1957 Topps Don Drysdale RC #18

The clean, no-nonsense design of the 1957 Topps Baseball set has always been popular with vintage collectors. Drysdale's card is a perfect example of how a large portrait and minimal text can create a lasting treasure.

1957 Topps RC Don Drysdale

 

Top eBay Listings

1959 Topps #387 Don Drysdale (HOF) Dodgers! SGC 70 Ex+ 80-004
$39.95

1958 Hires Root Beer Set With Tab #55 Don Drysdale PSA 8
$799.99

1963 TOPPS BASEBALL SET BREAK #360 DON DRYSDALE NM-MT+
$175.00

1962 Topps DON DRYSDALE Los Angeles Dodgers Signed Auto Card #398 PSA DNA
$39.95

1957 Topps Don Drysdale RC BVG 5 Excellent NICE CARD
$119.99

1969 Topps #400 Don Drysdale EX-MT
$10.50

1966 TOPPS #223 NL PITCHING LDRS SANDY KOUFAX DON DRYSDALE PSA 9+++ NO 10'S!
$975.00

2015 NATIONAL TREASURES DON DRYSDALE JERSEY 94 99 LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$12.99

1959 Topps #387 Don Drysdale - VG-EX
$20.00

1959 Topps #387 Don Drysdale - VG -Stock Photo-
$15.00

1963 TOPPS #360 DON DRYSDALE DODGERS..NICE FOR SET
$25.00

1962 Topps Don Drysdale Baseball Card HOFer Graded SGC 6
$70.00

1965 Topps Embossed # 15 Don Drysdale VG EX PSA 4 MC
$10.00

1960 Topps #475 Don Drysdale DODGERS GAI 7 NM Z10974 - GAI NrMt (7)
$45.00

1960 Topps #475 Don Drysdale - EX-MT
$24.00

2011 (DODGERS) Limited Historical Cuts #4 Don Drysdale 3
$100.00
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Autograph Guide

Don Drysdale Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Don Drysdale'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.

Don Drysdale Cut Signature Exemplar

Don Drysdale Signature Example

Don Drysdale Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Don Drysdale 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. Don Drysdale signature has remained consistent over time, and consists of a rapid series of loops and lines with minimal stops and starts.
  2. The signature is not easy to decipher letter-by-letter, as many of the letters look the same.
  3. The first and last names are nearly connected.
  4. The most legible area of the signature is "d-a-l-e."
  5. Fluid, even handed pen strokes create a unique uniform look.

Don Drysdale Signed Baseball Pricing

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Don Drysdale Signed Photo

Don Drysdale Signed Cut Signature Pricing

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Don Drysdale Cut Signature

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DON DRYSDALE AUTOGRAPH 1962 TOPPS SIGNED PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$79.00

1962 Topps DON DRYSDALE Los Angeles Dodgers Signed Auto Card #398 PSA DNA
$39.95

Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale Dual Autograph Signed 8x10 Framed PSA Dodgers
$599.99

1993 NABISCO ALL-STAR DON DRYSDALE AUTO AUTOGRAPH SIGNED JSA JAMES SPENCE
$50.00

Don Drysdale Autograph Signed Baseball On The Sweet Spot PSA DNA COA!!!!!!
$105.13

RARE 1956 Don Drysdale ROOKIE Signed Auto Brooklyn Dodgers 3x5 card PSA DNA HOF
$199.99

1958 Topps #25 Don Drysdale Dodgers Signed AUTO PSA DNA Certified
$117.50

PSA DNA DON DRYSDALE AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED ONCE A BUM ALWAYS A DODGER BOOK Z23626
$89.77

Don Drysdale 1968 Topps signed autographed card PSA DNA Los Angeles Dodgers
$74.99

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED PSA DNA 1984 HOF METALLIC PLAQUE AUTOGRAPH
$75.00

1983 FDC Signed Don Drysdale, Roberts, Mathews, Williams, Garvey, Hi PSA DNA
$199.99

Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1969 Topps Card PSA DNA #83366862
$69.00

Don Drysdale Signed Autographed Brooklyn Dodgers 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA
$74.99

Don Drysdale Signed Hall of Fame First Cover Day PSA Authenticated
$69.00

Gil Hodges & Don Drysdale Autographed Signed Scorecard Cardinals PSA DNA #S08733
$399.00

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED 11X14 SEPIA PHOTO DONALD SCOTT INSCRIPTION JSA COA
$119.00
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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.

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