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 Image

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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1964 HARMON KILLEBREW TOPPS CARD VERY GOOD CONDITION
$9.00
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2012 Topps Historical Stitches Harmon Killebrew Twins Name patch
$10.99
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2012 topps tribute Harmon Killebrew gu bat 15
$100.00
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2011 Topps Harmon Killebrew #FSR-HK Heritage Game-Used Bat Relic Card
$34.99
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2013 TOPPS HARMON KILLEBREW GAME USED RELIC CARD #CHR-HK
$10.95
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2005 TOPPS RETIRED SIG. EDITION #50 HARMON KILLEBREW HOF POP 2 PSA 10 B1604496
$15.99
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1964 TOPPS #177 HARMON KILLEBREW VG-EX B100
$14.99
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(14306) 1963 Topps 4 AL HR Leaders-Roger Maris-Harmon Killebrew-Cash-Colavito -V
$6.00
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1962 Topps # 70 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins EM 0314
$12.95
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1962 HOME RUN LEADERS MICKY MANTLE ROGER MARIS Jim Gentile Harmon Killebrew
$8.00
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(14416) 1965 Topps 400 Harmon Killebrew Twins-VG
$17.50
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(14520) 1970 Topps 64 AL RBI Leaders-Harmon Killebrew-Reggie Jackson-Boog Powell
$8.00
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(14521) 1970 Topps 66 AL Home Run Leaders-Harmon Killebrew-Reggie Jackson-Howard
$7.50
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1963 Topps Peel-Offs Harmon Killebrew PSA 5 EX
$9.99
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2013 Topps Triple Threads HARMON KILLEBREW Legends Bat Relic Card #23 36
$49.99
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1969 MILTON BRADLEY HARMON KILLEBREW TWINS HOF POP 12 PSA 8 B1604609
$15.99
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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 Image

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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TWINS HARMON KILLEBREW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W11389
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TWINS HARMON KILLEBREW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W11390
$44.99
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HARMON KILLEBREW Signed Baseball Photo Autographed Photo PSA DNA Certificate COA
$79.99
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1996 LEGENDS HARMON KILLEBREW TWINS SIGNED JSA AUTO
$59.95
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HARMON KILLEBREW SIGNED 1970 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA 83443429
$49.00
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1982 Topps K-Mart Harmon Killebrew Signed Card #15 Twins PSA DNA Auto DI28589
$20.99
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Harmon Killebrew signed auto 1989 Pacific Legends PSA
$40.50
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HARMON KILLEBREW SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO PSA HOLOGRAM & COA U45374 1984 NOTARIZED
$79.00
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Harmon Killebrew 8x10 Signed Autograph Auto JSA Authenticated Twins
$99.99
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HARMON KILLEBREW VINTAGE SIGNED PSA DNA 1972 TOPPS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$59.00
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HARMON KILLEBREW JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$44.00
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HARMON KILLEBREW VINTAGE SIGNED PSA DNA 1974 TOPPS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$49.00
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HARMON KILLEBREW VINTAGE SIGNED PSA DNA 1972 TOPPS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$59.00
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HARMON KILLEBREW SIGNED JSA CERTED 5X5 TEAM ISSUE PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$49.00
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HARMON KILLEBREW W #574 PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE GAME BASEBALL
$69.99
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HARMON KILLEBREW STATS SIGNED & FRAMED MITCHELL & NESS JERSEY-COA JSA-SENATORS
$599.99
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