Don Drysdale Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Don Drysdale

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


Don Drysdale Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

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

1958 Topps #25 Don Drysdale (HOF) Dodgers! Vg L1277-2
$11.94

1958 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE #25 (100.00) NRMT UT4819
$50.00

1957 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE RC #18 (250.00) NRMT UT1389
$160.00

1962 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE #340 (50.00) NRMT UT4903
$25.00

1962 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE #340 (50.00) NRMT UT90
$38.00

1962 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE #340 (50.00) EXMT UT5591
$20.00

DON DRYSDALE GAME USED PANTS CARD 2005 SWEET SPOT CLASSIC LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$15.95

1947-66 Exhibit Card - Don Drysdale Glove at Waist- Los Angeles Dodgers - PSA 6
$39.99

1964 Topps Venezuelan #120 Don Drysdale GOOD D82
$74.50

2015 Panini Etched in Cooperstown HOLO SILVER Don Drysdale # 25 HOF
$14.95

1960 Topps #475 Don Drysdale PSA 9 MINT 1 24 LOW POP for a HOFamer Dodgers GREAT
$255.00

1964 Topps #120 Don Drysdale EX MT F45452
$33.50

1962 Post Cereal #110 Don Drysdale EX D1410
$17.00

1958 TOPPS #25 DON DRYSDALE CARD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
$20.00

1966 TOPPS DON DRYSDALE # 430 NEAR MINT
$12.85

1963 Post Cereal #123 Don Drysdale EX D508
$12.50
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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

Top eBay Listings

Don Drysdale Baseball Hall of Fame Player Pitcher Signed Photo JSA Authenticated
$89.00

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED 1980 IMMORTALS PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$68.00

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED PSA DNA CERTED 1979 DIAMOND GREATS AUTOGRAPH
$65.00

Don Drysdale Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *9553
$29.00

Don Drysdale Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *9554
$29.00

Don Drysdale Autographed Signed HOF Postcard PSA DNA #81943234
$69.00

Don Drysdale Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *4971
$29.00

Postcard DON DRYSDALE signed autographed PSA DNA Authentic
$99.99

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED PSA DNA 5X7 Authenticated Card AUTOGRAPH
$59.00

SANDY KOUFAX DON DRYSDALE DODGERS SIGNED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA I10448
$999.00

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED PSA DNA MCCARTHY POSTCARD CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$72.00

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED PSA DNA 1981 HOF METALLIC PLAQUE CARD AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$69.00

Don Drysdale SIGNED 8x10 HOF Induction Card Photo Dodgers PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$225.00

1962 Topps Baseball Card #60 SANDY KOUFAX DON DRYSDALE SIGNED DODGERS PSA DNA
$395.00

Don Drysdale Autographed Signed ONL Baseball JSA Authentic
$239.99

DON DRYSDALE SIGNED PEREZ STEELE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$65.00
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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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