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

 

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1958 TOPPS #25 DON DRYSDALE PSA 4 ** VG EX **
$19.50

1968 TOPPS #145 DON DRYSDALE PSA 8 NM-MT Dodgers Hof Free Shipping
$42.99

1958 Topps #25 Don Drysdale VGEX+ (mk)
$18.00

(25371) 1967 Topps 55 Don Drysdale Dodgers-EM
$20.00

TOPPS 1962 BASEBALL BUCKS: DON DRYSDALE LOS ANGELS DODGERS
$65.04

1957 Topps #18 Don Drysdale PSA 6 U4532
$285.00

1957 Topps #18 Don Drysdale SGC 7 U9484
$475.00

1959 Topps #387, Don Drysdale, Dodgers, EX+, Nice Card
$32.00

1957 Topps #18 Don Drysdale EX MT U7551
$230.00

1957 Topps Baseball Card #18 - Don Drysdale (Rookie)
$115.00

1966 Topps Don Drysdale #430 BCCG 7 VERY GOOD OR BETTER
$12.99

1964 TOPPS BASEBALL 5 NL STRIKEOUT LEADERS NM SANDY KOUFAX DON DRYSDALE DODGERS
$19.99

VINTAGE 1960 Topps Dodgers DON DRYSDALE baseball card #475 Near Mint No Creases
$71.10

1969 Topps DON DRYSDALE Decals (PSA 8) HOF
$35.99

Don Drysdale 1961 Topps Baseball #260 Card - PLEASE READ *K20
$15.25

LOT OF (3) 1959 TOPPS #387 DON DRYSDALE - SUPER SHARP CARDS - YOU GET 3
$29.75
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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.

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Don Drysdale Cut Signature

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DON DRYSDALE SIGNED JSA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$220.00

Don Drysdale Signed 8 x 10 photo JSA Dodgers
$51.15

Signed 8x10 DON DRYSDALE Los Angeles Dodgers Autographed photo - JSA COA
$89.99

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED 1960 TOPPS CARD DODGERS PSA DNA ENCAPSULATED 65109608
$199.99

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED 1993 NABISCO ALL STAR CARD PSA DNA ENCAPSULATED 65098461
$99.99

DON DRYSDALE DODGERS 1964 TOPPS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA AUTO 40402723
$99.00

DON DRYSDALE 3X WSC & 1962 NL CY DODGERS SIGNED AUTO INDEX HOF JSA AUTHENTIC
$69.99

Don Drysdale Autographed Signed 1961 Topps Card #260 PSA DNA #83431484
$89.00

1980 Baseball Immortals SIGNED # 187 Don Drysdale JSA
$59.95

HOF DON DRYSDALE signed autograph 8 X 10 photo 56 1 3 scoreless innings PSA DNA
$59.99

1993 Nabisco SIGNED Don Drysdale Dodgers Autographed with JSA COA
$39.95

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED PSA DNA FDC AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$69.00

Don Drysdale Signed ONL Baseball (PSA DNA)
$249.99

Don Drysdale Signed 8'' x 10'' Glossy Photo w PSA
$250.00

1960 LA DODGERS DON DRYSDALE GIL HODGES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA BALL D73993
$999.99

Don Drysdale Signed Autographed 8x10 Photograph Photo LA Dodgers GAI COA
$99.99
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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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