Harmon Killebrew Baseball Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Harmon Killebrew

Date of Birth: 6/29/1936
Rookie Card Year: 1955
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

As a member of the 500 Home Run Club, Harmon Killebrew baseball cards and autographed memorabilia carry values consistent with his Hall of Fame credentials. His 22-year career was spent predominately with the Washington Senators who then became the Minnesota Twins. He was a 13-time All-Star and six-time Home Run Champion.

Harmon Killebrew's rookie card is part of 1955 Topps Baseball. He has the added distinction of being included in the harder-to-find 1955 Topps Doubleheaders set. These Doubleheaders pair two players from the first series of the regular Topps issue. Killebrew is accompanied by Johnny Podres. The cards are folded and, when opened, the player image appears in full. The design concept was taken from the T201 Meca Double Folders set.

Killebrew's first certified autograph card is part of the 1991 Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball set. The card is numbered to 3,000 total copies, which, at the time, was considered rare. Fittingly enough, Harmon Killebrew's first memorabilia cards would also be produced by Upper Deck. In 1999, Killebrew was included in the iconic, Piece of History 500 Home Run Club set. With an unnumbered print run of 350 total cards, each contains a piece of a Killebrew game-used bat. Three additional copies also include an autograph.

Over the years, Killebrew signed a lot. He was a near-constant presence at autograph signings and sports collectibles conventions. He also lent his signature to many trading card sets prior to his passing in 2011. As a result, Harmon Killebrew autographs are among the most affordable of the 500 Home Run Club members.

Killebrew gained publicity for calling out ballplayers whose penmanship was less than acceptable in his eyes. These stories still pop up with regularity. What that ultimately meant for collectors was a crisp, clean, easily legible signature from the Twins great.

Harmon Killebrew Rookie Card

1955 Topps Harmon Killebrew RC #124

1955 Topps Harmon Killebrew RC

A classic set from the Golden Age of baseball, 1955 Topps Baseball is a favorite among vintage collectors. Featuring a vibrant yellow background on the right that fades to the left, the card features two, full-color images, a head shot and a full body action pose. The team logo graces the upper left-hand corner. A red banner along the bottom houses the players name, position and team. A facsimile signature also accompanies the other design elements to create one of the best looking baseball card sets ever created.

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MICKEY MANTLE Card Reprint #490 Superstars WILLIE MAYS HARMON KILLEBREW 1968 T
$10.50

HARMON KILLEBREW 2005 Leaf Sportscasters 15 Beige Throwing-Bat #18 #d 02 15
$12.50

1959 Topps # 515 Harmon Killebrew High Number EX HOF rookie See Pics
$49.99

1955 Topps #124 Harmon Killebrew EX Rookie RC HOF Classic
$149.99

1965 TOPPS HARMON KILLEBREW #400 (50.00) EX UT4860
$17.00

2015 Panini Cooperstown BERT BLYLEVEN HARMON KILLEBREW Etched In Emerald Gem 5
$27.00

1967 Topps #460 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins HOF PSA 5 EXCELLENT CONDITION!
$40.00

2005 DONRUSS LEATHER & LUMBER HARMON KILLEBREW AUTO AUTOGRAPH # 50
$60.00

1971 Topps Minnesota Twins Harmon Killebrew # 550 NM-MT Tough Card !!!!
$42.00

Scarce 1967 MINNESOTA TWINS TAB BOTTLE CAP of Harmon Killebrew (coke)
$12.50

1970 MILTON BRADLEY HARMON KILLEBREW PSA 9 TWINS H.O.F.
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1970 Kellogg's Cereal #61 Harmon Killebrew Beckett (BCCG) 9 MINT Twins HOFer
$19.95

HARMON KILLEBREW 50 CARD LOT $280+ REFRACTORS ROOKIE INSERTS RC SP TWINS #3 HOF
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1968 Topps # 490 Super Stars Mickey Mantle Yankees Willie Mays Harmon Killebrew
$119.95

1968 TOPPS ACTION ALL-STAR STICKER TEST ISSUE STRIP HARMON KILLEBREW DRYSDALE ++
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1968 topps Game #5 Harmon Killebrew psa 9 oc Minnesota Twins MINT
$77.89
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Autograph Guide

Harmon Killebrew Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Harmon Killebrew'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.

Harmon Killebrew Cut Signature Exemplar

Harmon Killebrew Signature Example

Harmon Killebrew Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Harmon Killebrew signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Killebrew has one of the most consistent and best looking signatures, not only in baseball, but sports in general. As a result, 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 "H" is distinct in that you can make out a classic cursive "L" with a crossing line low on the horizontal plane that attaches a vertical line on a 45 degree angle.
  3. Classic cursive script is used for the remaining letters of the first name.
  4. The "K" again uses an "L" shape with a line on a 30 degree angle that extends above a good portion of the other letters in the last name.
  5. The "i" is sometimes dotted, with the "l"s having loops.
  6. His signature got smaller as he got older and as a result some of the openings of the vowel letters are closed.

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Harmon Killebrew Signed 1993 Upper Deck Seasons Hobby Dealer Card JSA Auto
$21.24

HARMON KILLEBREW Signed Rare Photo Matted Display w Custom Nameplate Twins GAI
$349.00

1959 Washington Senators Team Signed Baseball HARMON KILLEBREW Versalles +25 GAI
$995.00

HARMON KILLEBREW Signed Slabbed HOF Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard Twins PSA DNA
$89.95

HARMON KILLEBREW Signed Gold HOF Plaque Postcard GAI
$74.95

HARMON KILLEBREW Signed 8x10 Photo Minnesota Twins HOF 500 HR Club 1969 MVP GAI
$74.95

1974 Topps HARMON KILLEBREW Vintage Signed Card #400 PSA DNA Slabbed Auto HOF
$69.00

Harmon Killebrew "HOF 84" Signed Official American League Baseball JSA COA
$85.00

Harmon Killebrew TRIPLE Signed Baseball Greats Comic #3 JSA COA Minnesota Twins
$99.99

HARMON KILLEBREW SIGNED PSA DNA 5X7 1984 TCMA AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$45.00

Harmon Killebrew Signed Spring 2005 HOF Memories & Dreams JSA COA
$39.99

1982 Topps K-Mart Harmon Killebrew Signed Card #15 Twins PSA DNA Auto Slabbed
$25.49

HARMON KILLEBREW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL JSA CERTIFIED OMLB
$111.99

HARMON KILLEBREW SIGNED PEREZ STEELE POSTCARD - JSA
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Harmon Killebrew Signed Autographed Baseball Card PSA Pre-Certified 1988 Pacific
$31.56

Harmon Killebrew Signed Autographed Baseball Card PSA Pre-Certified 1990 Pacific
$31.56
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