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 Baseball #41 Don Drysdale EX *B0132
$39.99
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1961 TOPPS #260 DON DRYSDALE DODGERS HOF PSA 8 B1657346-630
$118.99
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(6) SEALED 1961 JAY PUBLISHING DODGERS 5X7 TEAM SETS W DON DRYSDALE
$17.16
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1960 TOPPS #475 DON DRYSDALE DODGERS HOF PSA 5 B1656911-677
$15.99
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1964 TOPPS #5 DON DRYSDALE PSA 7 B1656927-341
$23.99
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1958 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE #25 Dodgers BV$100 *08
$39.99
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Graded Topps 1967 & 1968 Don Drysdale Cards
$75.00
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1962 TOPPS #340 DON DRYSDALE LA DODGERS
$19.99
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1962 Topps Don Drysdale Autographed Card Auto GAI Authentic
$75.00
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Don Drysdale, 1969 Topps Baseball card # 400, Los Angeles Dodgers, pitcher
$10.00
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1963 POST CEREAL DON DRYSDALE DODGERS #123 NM CONDITION
$15.30
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1957 Topps Don Drysdale ROOKIE card #18 BV $250 VINTAGE Brooklyn Dodgers
$89.99
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1962 Topps #398 Don Drysdale L.A. Dodgers EM 912
$10.95
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1961 TOPPS #260 DON DRYSDALE DODGERS SGC 60 EX 225359
$18.95
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1958 Topps #25 Don Drysdale - EX-MT
$72.80
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1969 Topps Baseball #400 Don Drysdale (Dodgers) PSA 7 NM (Label #04612606)
$24.00
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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.

Don Drysdale Signed Baseball Pricing

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Don Drysdale Signed Cut Signature Pricing

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DON DRYSDALE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED DODGERS VINTAGE PHOTO CARD PSA DNA COA DECEASED
$42.99
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Perez Steele Autographed Signed Don Drysdale Postcard PSA DNA Dodgers
$49.99
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Don Drysdale Signed Dodgers 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Auto'd Hall of Fame
$159.99
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Don Drysdale 1959 Topps Dodgers Autographed Signed Auto Card PSA DNA 83409705
$99.00
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DON DRYSDALE DODGERS HOF AUTHENTIC HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL PSA DNA COA
$174.99
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Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale Signed Baseball, PSA DNA LOA
$899.00
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UDA UPPER DECK AUTHENTICATED DON DRYSDALE AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DODGERS BASEBALL
$274.99
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1964 Topps Card PSA DNA #65087316
$59.00
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1969 Topps Card PSA DNA #90617946
$69.00
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1967 Topps Card PSA DNA #65087317
$79.00
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1964 Topps Card PSA DNA #83172934
$79.00
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1967 Topps Card PSA DNA #83061903
$79.00
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1969 Topps Card PSA DNA #65087318
$79.00
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1969 Topps Card PSA DNA #83100585
$89.00
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Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1964 Topps Card PSA DNA #65087315
$89.00
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Don Drysdale Dodgers Signed Baseball Autographed Auto PSA DNA H29063
$200.00
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