Frank Robinson Baseball Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Frank Robinson

Date of Birth: 8/31/1935
Rookie Card Year: 1957
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

As a member of the 500 Home Run Club and the only player to win an MVP in both leagues, Frank Robinson baseball cards and autographed memorabilia remain very popular in the hobby. Add to the mix the fact that he's a two-time World Series Champion and Triple Crown winner and you have the makings of one of the greatest players to ever take the field.

Frank Robinson's lone rookie card is from the 1957 Topps Baseball set. However, it is not technically his first card. Robinson had a food-issue release in 1956 Kahn's Weiners, an extremely popular hot dog brand of the era.

In addition to his Topps card, Robinson had several other cards issued in 1957 including a Cincinnati Reds team-issue, Swift Meats, another Kahn's Weiners, and Sohio Gas. All of Robinson's early cards are quite collectible, especially considering the rarity of some of them.

Frank Robinson's first autographed trading card was part of the 1983 Amateur Softball Association set. He also has several food-issue autographs from the mid-1990's including ones from Nabisco, Canadian Cub and, Ball Park Franks. However, it would be his 1995 Upper Deck autograph that would, for a time, be his most popular with collectors. Robinson has continued to appear in autograph sets in the years since, keeping prices reasonable given his on-field success.

Robinson's first memorabilia card was also produced by Upper Deck as part of their 1999 Piece of History 500 Home Run Club insert set. It showcases a piece of one of his game-used bats.

A true ambassador of the game, Frank Robinson's autographed memorabilia is plentiful and in continuous demand. His participation at annual sports collectibles conventions like The National has helped ensure access to one of the game's greats. Popular with fans for his jovial nature, Robinson provides an in-person experience that is more than just simply "getting an autograph."

Frank Robinson Rookie Card

1957 Topps Frank Robinson RC #35

1957 Topps Frank Robinson RC 213x300 Image

The 1957 Topps set is revered by collectors for it's great use of photography and little design clutter. The color variations that exist with the front text of some cards has created quite the chase for vintage completists. Robinson is shown in a three-quarters, posed batting stance.

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1971 Topps 640 Frank Robinson VG-EX #D166292
$11.25
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FRANK ROBINSON 2006 SP LEGENDARY CUTS WHEN IT WAS A GAME GAME USED CARD #59 75
$14.99
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1971 TOPPS #640 FRANK ROBINSON EXMT *136999
$19.00
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1970 Topps # 700 Frank Robinson Ex-Mt
$32.00
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3831* 1964 Topps # 260 Frank Robinson Ex-Mt
$25.00
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1968 TOPPS #530 BROOKS & FRANK ROBINSON ORIOLES
$25.00
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1970 Topps #700 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles NM MT-MT OC 0614
$24.95
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2005 Topps Pristine, Frank Robinson Game Used Bat #VP-FR - PSA 10! Reds! POP 1!
$74.99
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1962 TOPPS #350 FRANK ROBINSON VGEX NICELY CENTERED *50715
$20.00
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Frank Robinson 2012 Topps Tribute Base Card (SP) 199
$19.99
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2003 Leaf Limited Jersey Numbers Retired Frank Robinson JERSEY #11 20
$14.99
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FRANK ROBINSON 2013 TCSP LEGENDARY LUMBER GAME USED BAT BARREL 16 50
$19.99
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ORIOLES 1969 Topps Stamp Album(COMPLETE(FRANK ROBINSON BROOKS ROBINSON McNALLY
$21.99
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1957 Topps 35 Frank Robinson RC EX-MT #D168143
$226.25
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1962 Topps 350 Frank Robinson EX-MT #D168939
$36.25
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1959 TOPPS #435 FRANK ROBINSON - FIRST BASE - CINCINNATI REDLEGS
$24.95
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Autograph Guide

Frank Robinson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Frank Robinson'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.

Frank Robinson Cut Signature Exemplar

Frank Robinson Signature Example Image

Frank Robinson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Frank Robinson 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 is written in cursive with very few stops and starts.
  3. The "F" resembles a thin "J" with just a small cross in the center and a tail at the top.
  4. The signature leans to the right, the pen lifts to start the "r", the "a" is angular and closed.
  5. The "n" is pronounced, it flows into the "k" which more closely resembles the letter "h."
  6. The "R" start with a tail on the top left before forming a small loop that then connects with the initial vertical line.
  7. The letters of the last name can be discerned but are usually spaced very closely together.
  8. The "letter "i" is dotted, and the "o" shows no open loop.
  9. The signature finishes with a loop than comes off the "n," up, back and over the signature.

Frank Robinson Signed Baseball Pricing

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Frank Robinson Signed Bat Pricing

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Frank Robinson Signed Photograph Pricing

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FRANK ROBINSON CALIFORNIA ANGELS SIGNED AUTO 8x10 PHOTO W JSA COA #K03708 RARE
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Frank Robinson Angels Signed Autographed Team Photo JSA COA
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Frank Robinson Dodgers Signed Vintage Postcard COA JSA COA
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FRANK ROBINSON SIGNED PSA DNA 1995 UPPER DECK CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
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FRANK ROBINSON CINNCINATTI REDS,ORIOLES,HOF JSA HOLO SIGNED CARD
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Frank Robinson Autographed Signed 1988 First Day Cover PSA DNA #31255895
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Frank Robinson Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #G16009
$79.00
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FRANK ROBINSON SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO J47064 JSA HOLOGRAM & COA BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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Frank Robinson signed 8x10 photo Jsa hologram & coa autograph J47065 Orioles
$77.28
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Ted Williams Frank Robinson Autograph Signed Triple Crown Winners Print PSA JSA
$299.99
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FRANK ROBINSON PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$42.00
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FRANK ROBINSON 1960`S SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00
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ORIOLES FRANK ROBINSON "HOF 82" SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #V18151
$99.99
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FRANK ROBINSON SINGLE SIGNED Baseball PSA AUTHENTICATED
$70.00
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1969 Topps Frank Robinson Signed Card #250 Orioles PSA DNA Auto Slabbed DI28585
$34.99
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FRANK ROBINSON "4-28-2012" SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED STATUE #D 50 PSA DNA
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