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

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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3156* 1959 Topps # 435 Frank Robinson Vg-Ex
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1975 OPC O PEE CHEE BASEBALL 580 FRANK ROBINSON NM Cleveland Indians FREE SHIPP
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2001 Topps Archives Reserve Frank Robinson RC PSA 10
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1962 BAZOOKA FRANK ROBINSON BASEBALL CARD - HOF PSA 8
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2014 Classics Legendary Lumberjacks Frank Robinson Bat Jersey Orioles
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1981 San Francisco Giants Yearbook Baseball Program Year Book Frank Robinson
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Frank Robinson Autograph Reds Orioles Baseball Legend HOF 2011 Tristar # 75
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Frank Robinson 2006 Allen & Ginter Mini No Number On Back Variation Orioles
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2012 NATIONAL TREASURES FRANK ROBINSON JERSEY AUTOGRAPH SP 10 10 ORIOLES HOF$$
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1966 Topps #310 Frank Robinson - EX-MT
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1966 Topps #310 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles EXMT
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1960 MacGREGOR FRANK ROBINSON Advisory Photo - PSA 4 VG- EX - Rare Card
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2015 Topps Stadium Club Baseball 1 1 Blank Back. Frank Robinson REDS
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1964 Topps Stand Up # 63 Frank Robinson PSA 3 Reds
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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

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 Baseball

Frank Robinson Signed Bat Pricing

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Frank Robinson Signed Bat

Frank Robinson Signed Photograph Pricing

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Frank Robinson Signed Photo

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Frank Robinson Autographed Signed 1983 ASA Robinson Story Card PSA DNA #83408738
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Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles HOF signed inscription jersey JSA Authenticatio
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Frank Robinson signed Official Major League Baseball - Orioles Reds HOFer - PSA
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Frank Robinson signed Official Major League Baseball - Reds Orioles HOFer- PSA
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P20 Autographed Signed 18x22 Color Photo Print JSA 1983 Orioles FRANK ROBINSON
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FRANK ROBINSON 1982 COOPERSTOWN SIGNED JSA CERTED FDC AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
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FRANK ROBINSON PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED PEREZ STEELE POSTCARD AUTOGRAPH
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FRANK ROBINSON DAY JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1982 PROGRAM AUTOGRAPH
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STEINER FRANK ROBINSON SIGNED MLB BASEBALL W HOF INSCRIPTION
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Frank Robinson Signed Baseball PSA DNA HOF 82
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Frank Robinson Signed Auto Baltimore Orioles Cooperstown Collection Cap Hat JSA
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Frank Robinson Signed Framed 11x14 Photo Display JSA Orioles
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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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