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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1953 bowman color eddie mathews # 97
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Eddie Mathews, 1954 Bowman, Beckett 7
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EDDIE MATHEWS 2004 ULTIMATE COLLECTION GAME USED PATCH # 16 17 SSP BRAVES RARE!
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2002 UD World Series Heroes Match-Ups Game Jersey Yogi Berra EDDIE MATHEWS
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2008 SP Legendary Cuts Prime Cut Signatures Eddie Mathews HOF Autograph Auto 6 6
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1965 Topps #500 Eddie Mathews - NM
$40.00

Eddie Mathews 1955 Topps #155 SGC 86 Near Mint+ 7.5 Ed 7 6 psa Brookfield Bomber
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EDDIE MATHEWS 1998 DONRUSS SIGNATURE AUTO AUTOGRAPH
$57.00

1962 Topps #30 Eddie Mathews - VG-EX
$16.00

1962 Topps #30 Eddie Mathews - NM
$40.00

1961 Topps #120 Eddie Mathews - VG-EX
$12.00

1961 Topps #120 Eddie Mathews - EX
$15.00

1961 Topps #120 Eddie Mathews - EX-MT
$24.00

1959 TOPPS #212 FENCE BUSTERS HANK AARON & EDDIE MATHEWS PSA 4 EX Free SHIP!
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1958 TOPPS #440 EDDIE MATHEWS BRAVES VG-EX 218899
$32.00

Eddie Mathews Cut Auto Framed W 5x7 Photo Photograph W COA
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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 Signed B&W 8x10 Photo Braves JSA Auto
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EDDIE MATHEWS MILWAUKEE BRAVES 2000 FLEER GREATS OF THE GAME SIGNED CARD PSA DNA
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EDDIE MATHEWS BRAVES '97 TOPPS ROOKIES STARS SIGNED 512 HR's INSCRIPTION PSA DNA
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Eddie Mathews Braves HOF (d.2001) Signed 8X10 Photo JSA Certified Auto O29
$49.99

Eddie Mathews Autographed Signed Baseball (JSA)
$149.00

Eddie Mathews Autographed Signed Baseball (JSA)
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EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED JSA CERTIFIED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
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Eddie Mathews Signed Perez Steele Celebration - PSA DNA
$42.00

VINTAGE 1970'S EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED OFFICIAL NL FEENEY BASEBAL AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
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EDDIE MATHEWS PSA DNA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOGRAPH AUTOGRAPHED
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Ed Eddie Mathews MILWAUKEE BRAVES SIGNED 3 x 5 Index AUTOGRAPH AUTO PSA DNA
$35.00

Eddie Mathews Perez Steele Postcard PSA DNA Autograph Signed Braves HOF
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Frank Robinson Eddie Mathews Al Kaline Autograph Auto Signed 12x9 PSA DNA LOA
$90.00

SIGNED EDDIE MATHEWS PEREZ STEELE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC SLABED
$75.00

EDDIE MATHEWS SIGNED HOF Yellow Plaque Postcard PSA NM 7 BOSTON BRAVES MILWAUKE
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Eddie Mathews SIGNED AUTO 1981 Perez-Steele Postcard BGS JSA Milwaukee Braves
$89.95
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