Gary Carter Cards, Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Gary Carter

Date of Birth: 4/8/1954
Rookie Card Year: 1975
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Gary Carter ranks among the best catchers to ever play the game. Not surprisingly, there are lots Gary Carter cards and memorabilia for collectors to chase. Drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1972, Carter had a 19-year career in the majors. During that time he played for the Expos, Mets, Dodgers and Giants. Carter was an 11-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner.

The California native won a World Series Championship as a member of the 1986 New York Mets team. The awards, accolades, competitive spirit and contagious smile made Carter one of the most popular players of his generation. Gary Carter was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Gary Carter card collectors have two rookies to choose from: 1975 Topps and 1975 O-Pee-Chee. Although not an official rookie, 1975 Topps Mini is another popular Gary Carter card.

A regular signer, collectors have tons of autographed Gary Carter cards to choose from as well. With his signature appearing on around 1,000 different cards, they are reasonably priced.

Signed Gary Carter memorabilia is also fairly common, due in large part to his willingness to regularly take part in shows and private signings. The most popular memorabilia pieces feature Carter in either his Expos or Mets uniform. The big-market Mets have a larger fanbase but Carter's Cooperstown plaque lists Montreal.

Gary Carter Rookie Card Guide

1975 Topps Baseball Gary Carter RC #620

Like most rookie cards from the era, Gary Carter shares his first big league card. Pictured alongside Marc Hill, Danny Meyer and Leon Roberts, the card remains very reasonably priced. While Carter's portrait is nice, the squished layout does not make for an attractive card. It's also held back due to the fact that none of the other players on the card had substantial careers.

1975 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Gary Carter RC #620

Gary Carters Cards - 1975 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Gary Carter RC

Nearly identical to the 1975 Topps Gary Carter card, his O-Pee-Chee rookie is much tougher to come by. The design is the same on the front. On the back, the 1975 O-Pee-Chee card is bilingual, written in both English and French. Also, the copyright states the card was printed in Canada.

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GARY CARTER 2003 Upper Deck HAWAII National Convention On Card AUTO HOF RARE
$29.99

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Gary Carter Game Used Bat Card #ARR29
$10.99

1983 TOPPS BASEBALL GROCERY PACK YELLOW WRAPPER GARY CARTER ON BACK .
$11.99

2015 Panini Cooperstown Green #38 Gary Carter 10 Montreal Expos Card 2r5
$24.25

1976 Topps Baseball, Card# 441, Gary Carter, All-Star Rookie, PSA-9
$26.99

Walter Johnson Sonic Baseball Heroes 1995 Upper Deck Card Gary Carter
$11.50

2013 Topps Chasing History Autographs #CHA-GC Gary Carter New York Mets Auto 5p9
$18.99

1975 Topps Baseball #620 Gary Carter Rookie Card PSA 8
$83.99

1977 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) Gary Carter Montreal Expos #45 Card - NM
$20.00

2004 Donruss Timelines #CH-6 Gary Carter 125 New York Mets Baseball Card 0o9
$12.25

2013 Topps Gary Carter Chasing History #CHA-GC auto MINT!
$29.99

1985 TOPPS TRADED #17T GARY CARTER HOF PSA 10 B2185986-179
$11.99

1980 Topps #70 Gary Carter Montreal Expos HOF FGS 10 GEM MINT SUPER RARE CARD
$24.75

2015 IMMACULATE COLLECTION #117 GARY CARTER JERSEY #24 49, NEW YORK METS, HOF
$17.56

Lot Of 200 1986 Topps Baseball Gary Carter N.L. All Star Card # 708
$19.99

2002 Topps Gold Label MLB Awards Ceremony Relic Titanium #GC Gary Carter RBI Bat
$12.50
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Autograph Guide

Gary Carter Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Gary Carter'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, Tristar and Sports Card Guaranty. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Gary Carter Cut Signature Exemplar

Gary Carter Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Gary Carter 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. Entire signature is written on alevel horizontal plane.
  2. The signature displays near perfect penmanship written in standard, cursive.
  3. Each of the letters in the first name are clearly distinguishable with a curl on the tail end of the "G" resembling a sideways "D."
  4. The letter "C" is written with a lean to the left.
  5. The remaining letters of the last name are each distinguishable.
  6. The end of the letter "r" comes back across the top of the last few letters to cross the letter "t."

Gary Carter Signed Baseball

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1986 NEW YORK METS TEAM SIGNED “NICKNAMES” MLB BASEBALL W GARY CARTER STEINER
$1,705.00

Gary Carter 1983 Donruss PSA DNA Signed #340 HOF Expos
$40.00

Gary Carter Signed Framed 16x20 Golf Scorecard & Photo Display JSA New York Mets
$119.99

GARY CARTER SIGNED RAWLINGS MLB ROMLB BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTO STEINER COA
$124.99

HOF GARY CARTER 1975 TOPPS ROOKIE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #620 JSA CERTIFIED
$299.95

JSA Gary Carter Signed Auto Autograph 1980 Topps Vintage 5x7 Ball Baseball Card
$35.00

Gary Carter signed auto Steiner PSA DNA ONL baseball Mets Expos HOF autographed
$169.99

GARY CARTER METS PSA DNA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH
$49.00

GARY CARTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED NL BB - JSA AUTHENTICATED
$89.00

GARY CARTER Signed Auto RONL Coleman Baseball PSA FREE CASE Expos Mets DECEASED
$128.88

Gary Carter 1978 Topps Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$38.99

Gary Carter 1980 Topps Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$38.99

GARY CARTER SIGNED PSA DNA 1983 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$42.00

Gary Carter Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *8525
$49.00

GARY CARTER MONTREAL EXPOS,METS,HOF 2005 JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$650.00

Gary Carter Signed photo Cut PSA DNA slabbed
$49.99
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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