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.

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1963 Fleer 41 Don Drysdale PSA 7 (1089)
$80.00
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1957 Topps #18 Don Drysdale (RC) Dodgers! SGC 80 100-008
$125.00
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1969 TOPPS DECALS DON DRYSDALE DODGERS HOF PSA 8 B1593078
$15.99
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1960 TOPPS #475 DON DRYSDALE PSA 8 NM-MT NQ DODGERS HOF
$133.49
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Topps #8 National League 1964 ERA Leaders "Sandy Koufax" - "Don Drysdale"
$10.00
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1962 Post #110 Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers NM MT-MT 0114
$29.95
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1961 Topps #260 Don Drysdale - Los Angeles Dodgers, Excellent - Mint Condition!
$12.50
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1963 TOPPS PEEL-OFFS DON DRYSDALE PSA 7 DODGERS *7201
$47.20
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1963 Fleer 41 Don Drysdale PSA 8 (3578)
$170.00
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1957 Topps 18 (R) Don Drysdale PSA 6 (5067)
$159.00
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1957 Topps 18 (R) Don Drysdale PSA 8oc (5142)
$380.00
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1969 Topps Super 46 Don Drysdale PSA 9 (4400)
$380.00
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1958 Topps #25 Don Drysdale HOF Dodgers NM*
$55.00
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1963 Fleer #41 Don Drysdale Graded Beckett BVG 6 EX-MT Los Angeles Dodgers
$59.99
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DODGERS 1969 Topps Stamp Album (DON SUTTON DON DRYSDALE RON FAIRLY CLAUDE OSTEEN
$19.99
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1969 Topps 400 Don Drysdale PSA 5 (6421)
$19.00
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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

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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.

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Don Drysdale Signed Cut Signature Pricing

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DODGERS DON DRYSDALE SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W25726
$299.99
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5 1984 HOF Inductees Signed Framed Display JSA LOA Don Drysdale Pee Wee Reese ++
$212.50
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UDA UPPER DECK AUTHENTICATED DON DRYSDALE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DODGERS BASEBALL
$274.99
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Don Drysdale - Signed Yellow Hall of Fame Postcard - SGC JSA Certified
$50.00
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1969 Topps DON DRYSDALE Signed PSA DNA Slabbed AUTHENTIC
$39.99
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DON DRYSDALE PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOGRAPH CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH!
$75.00
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DON DRYSDALE PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 1967 PHOTO ART CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH!
$84.95
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DON DRYSDALE PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOGRAPH CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$75.00
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PSA DNA DON DRYSDALE LOS ANGELES DODGERS AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO I67670
$44.88
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Don Drysdale Framed Signed 18x24 Paluso Art PSA COA
$212.50
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PSA DNA DON DRYSDALE AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED NATIONAL LEAGUE GIAMATTI BASEBALL W59398
$239.85
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Don Drysdale Brooklyn LA Dodgers 1964 Yellow HOF Plaque PSA DNA Signed Auto *249
$70.00
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DON DRYSDALE SIGNED 1962 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTOGRAPH
$79.00
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DON DRYSDALE SIGNED 1969 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$70.00
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Don Drysdale signed Los Angeles Dodgers 1985 TCMA baseball card Psa Dna
$65.00
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DON DRYSDALE DODGERS HOF AUTHENTIC HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL PSA DNA COA
$174.99
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