Eddie Mathews Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Eddie Mathews

Date of Birth: 10/13/1931
Rookie Card Year: 1952
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

As a member of the 500 Home Run Club, Eddie Mathews baseball cards and autographed memorabilia have always been cherished collectibles. His rookie card comes from the legendary 1952 Topps Baseball.

Eddie Mathews is considered to be one of the best third basemen of all-time. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978. Mathews shunned the spotlight and was not a regular member of the post-retirement autograph circuit that would establish itself in the sports collectible market years later.  As a result, his autographed items command a premium with high-grade examples often being difficult to find, particularly, jerseys.

He did live long enough to see the inclusion of retired players in modern trading card products. As a result, he does have several on-card autographs in products released between 1997 and 2000.

Eddie Mathews Rookie Card

1952 Topps Eddie Mathews RC #407

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The colorized portraits of the 1952 Topps Baseball set produced some of the most iconic baseball cards of all time. Eddie Mathews' ranks right up their as one of the best. Featuring a large head and shoulders photograph, the card also displays the Boston Braves logo along with his name and facsimile signature. The final card in the set, it's extremely tough to find. As a result it commands a higher premium than one might already expect.

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PSA DNA 1997 Topps Stars Reprint Eddie Mathews Auto RC
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2002 TOPPS TRIBUTE MILESTONE MATERIALS , EDDIE MATHEWS JERSEY, BRAVES,BOX 16 !
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1955 Topps #155 Eddie Mathews G VG B397602
$45.48

1955 Topps #155 Eddie Mathews VGEX B508510
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1954 Topps #30 Eddie Mathews G B508201
$13.81

1953 Topps #37 Eddie Mathews DP F B508141
$25.71

1953 Topps #37 Eddie Mathews DP VG B508368
$49.73

1953 Bowman Color #97 Eddie Mathews VG B508367
$69.28

1958 Topps #480 Eddie Mathews AS EX+ C438894
$12.96

1956 Topps #107 Eddie Mathews F B508157
$10.41

1954 Topps #30 Eddie Mathews VG B508387
$20.61

1954 Topps #30 Eddie Mathews G B469955
$13.81

1953 Bowman Color #97 Eddie Mathews VGEX B508474
$86.70

1955 Topps #155 Eddie Mathews VGEX B508511
$63.33

1955 Topps #155 Eddie Mathews VGEX B508509
$63.33

1955 Bowman #103 Eddie Mathews VGEX C395114
$20.61
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Autograph Guide

Eddie Mathews Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Eddie Mathews'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 company. Some 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.

Eddie Mathews Cut Signature Exemplar

Eddie Mathews Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Eddie Mathews 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. A pride of penmanship exists, even into his older years.
  2. The signature leans to the right.
  3. Close inspection shows that all the letters are discernible.
  4. The "E" is formed in a manner, that despite it being printed, the pen remains on the paper as it connects with the first "d"; it does this with two small vertical lines, coming off the second and third horizontal lines.
  5. The loops of the "d"'s are open with the second often having a curl coming off the top of the vertical stroke.
  6. The "i" is dotted but is combine with the "e" and as such results in looking more like a letter "a."
  7. The "M" has angular humps with each one visible.
  8. The letter "a" is slightly open.
  9. The cross of the "t" also crosses the "h."
  10. The "e-w" are expressed but the hardest to discern and the "s" is legible.

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EDDIE MATHEWS BRAVES SIGNED 8X10 B&W PHOTO DOUBLE MATTED & FRAMED JSA #L16685
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EDDIE MATHEWS BRAVES SIGNED 8X10 COLOR PHOTO DOUBLE MATTED & FRAMED JSA #L16682
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Eddie Mathews Auto GAI CoA 8x10 Signed Braves "512 Hrs" Inscription Rare!
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DEC HOF'ER EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED MLB BALL JSA COA
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BRAVES EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #V47192
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1952 Topps 1983 RP Eddie Mathews #407 Signed AUTO Autograph Braves HOF PSA DNA
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EDDIE MATHEWS Autographed Signed Baseball PSA DNA V48149
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EDDIE MATHEWS Autographed Signed Baseball Feeney PSA DNA # V48148
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EDDIE MATHEWS Autographed Signed Baseball Feeney PSA DNA V48150
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EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED 8X10 AUTOGRAPH PHOTO PSA DNA
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PSA DNA 1989 PACIFIC EDDIE MATHEWS BRAVES AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CARD 83379074
$39.52

EDDIE MATHEWS VINTAGE PSA DNA CERT SIGNED 1973 TOPPS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$42.00

EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED TCMA POSTCARD JSA CERTED FDC AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$45.00

Eddie Mathews Bowa Marzano Moyer Elia Signed 1987 Show Poster Autographed PSA
$39.99

EDDIE MATHEWS Signed Autographed Rawlings ONL Ball Baseball PSA DNA X26291
$89.60

EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED 1982 TCMA POSTCARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF
$54.99
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