Johnny Damon Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Johnny Damon

Date of Birth: 11/5/1973
Rookie Card Year: 1993
Investment Rating: 7.5


Johnny Damon baseball cards and autographed memorabilia are collectible with a wide range of fans and collectors. He played for seven teams during his 17-year career including World Series Championships with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Damon was an all-around player who finished his career in 2012 with 2,769 hits, a .284 batting average and 1,139 runs batted in.

Damon is a bit of an oddity in the collecting world when it comes to his rookie cards. He actually has rookie cards in two different years, 1993 and 1995. He was originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1992 with the 35th overall pick. However, due to lack of playing time, Damon lost his rookie eligibility status. This changed in 1995 when he debuted with the big league club.

Damon has just one rookie card, but it's a good one. 1993 SP Baseball might be known primarily for the Derek Jeter rookie, but Damon is a very solid card as well.

Johnny Damon's first certified autograph card is from 1995 Upper Deck Minor League. His first MLB autograph card is from 1996 Leaf Signature Series. Three versions of the card exist. While none of them are serial numbered, acknowledged print runs are 3,500 for the base version, 1,000 for the Silver parallel and 500 for Gold.

His first game-used memorabilia cards were released in 2001 by multiple manufacturers. The most popular of these is from 2001 Upper Deck Gold Glove. It contains a swatch of a game-used fielding glove and Damon's autograph.

Damon's autographed memorabilia sees the most demand in the Boston market. He was part of the team that brought the Red Sox their World Series Championship in 2004. He was also a fan favorite during his playing days in Oakland, New York and Kansas City. As a result, his signature is well respected and in demand with collectors of those teams as well.

Johnny Damon Rookie Cards

1993 SP Johnny Damon RC #273

1993 SP Johnny Damon RC

1993 SP was one of the original super-premium sets of the modern age. Like all of the cards in the Premier Prospects subset, the foil design is extremely condition sensitive. Chipping along the sides is the norm for this card. Top-tier graded cards can command big premiums over raw cards.

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2008 Upper Deck UD Game Materials 1999 #JD Johnny Damon Jsy

2002 Donruss Best of Fan Club Spotlight #6 Johnny Damon 100

1999 Upper Deck MVP Super Script #101 Johnny Damon 25

1999 Upper Deck Encore FX Gold #46 Johnny Damon 125

1999 Upper Deck Ovation Standing Ovation #19 Johnny Damon 500

2002 Fleer Authentix Front Row #120 Johnny Damon 150

2002 (BB) Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Gold #43 Johnny Damon

2002 Fleer Box Score First Edition #75 Johnny Damon 100

2002 (BB) Fleer Focus JE Jersey Parallel #145 Johnny Damon 18

2002 (BB) Donruss Stat Line Season #10 Johnny Damon 27

2002 Finest X-Fractors #77 Johnny Damon 299

2002 Finest Refractors #77 Johnny Damon 499

2002 Finest X-Fractors Protectors #77 Johnny Damon 99

2000 Bowman Chrome Refractors #64 Johnny Damon

2000 Black Diamond Final Cut #41 Johnny Damon

1999 Topps Stars Foil #137 Johnny Damon 299
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Autograph Guide

Johnny Damon Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Johnny Damon'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.

Johnny Damon Cut Signature Exemplar:

Johnny Damon Signature Example

Johnny Damon Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Johnny Damon 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. Damon has a very brief signature that is defined by just a few characters.
  2. The letter "J" is discernible. It resembles a backwards "L."
  3. The pen lifts and then continues with a relatively, horizontal line that flows into an "o" shape.
  4. A line of equal size, comes off the back of the "o" and takes a small dip.
  5. The "D" is legible. It contains no connecting vertical line to the curved portion of the letter.
  6. The "a" is legible as is the "m."
  7. The remaining letters are implied and not present.

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Johnny Damon Signed 2004 World Series Autographed Baseball JSA COA

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Johnny Damon signed autograph 94 Minor League PSA Slab

Johnny Damon Signed Auto Official 2004 World Series Baseball Red Sox PSA DNA

Johnny Damon Signed 2009 World Series Swing 8x10 (MLB Auth) Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed ALCS Game 7 2nd HR 8x10 Photograph Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 ALCS Game 7 2nd HR 16X20 (MLB AUTH) Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed Horizontal Swing Home Jersey 16X20 (MLB Auth) Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed Horizontal Swing vs Tigers 16X20 Photograph Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 ALCS Game 7 2nd HR 16x20 Photograph Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed Vertical Swing Home Red Sox 8x10 (MLB Auth) Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 World Series Game 4 HR 8x10 Photograph Steiner COA

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 WS Game 4 HR 16x20 Photograph Steiner COA

Yankees Boston Red Sox Johnny Damon Signed OML Baseball Autograph Auto JSA

Johnny Damon Signed Bat w World Series Inscription - JSA COA
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