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


Overview

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.

Top eBay Listings

JOHNNY DAMON 2001 EX Essential Credentials RARE SP #D 61 299 A's YANKEES
$6.95

1997 Score Showcase Series Artist's Proofs #3 Johnny Damon - Extremely Rare!
$14.99

2013 Topps Heritage Johnny Damon Red Chrome Retrofractor #'d1504 1954 Red Sox
$9.99

1993 Upper Deck SP #273 Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals RC Baseball Card 0f4
$5.05

2008 #FM4-1 Derek Jeter Johnny Damon Jorge Posada Jason Giambi 75 Card 1c4
$9.24

2000 Fleer Tradition #95 Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals Baseball Card 0c4
$36.50

2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Johnny Damon Jsy ID:71351
$6.44

2006 Topps Co-Signers #7-C Mickey Mantle Johnny Damon New York Yankees Card 3s9
$7.50

1993 Upper Deck SP #273 Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals RC Baseball Card 2l5
$5.50

2002 Leaf Certified Mirror Red#131 Johnny Damon Red Sox 68 150 BGS 8
$7.00

1998 Bowman Chrome NNO PROOF Golden Anniversary Refractor Johnny Damon Royals
$25.00

1994 UD top 10 prospects SEALED set AROD-johnny DAMON+1993 TOPPS sample SET lot
$24.99

2010 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor #176 Johnny Damon 50 Detroit Tigers Card 0j5
$6.99

JOHNNY DAMON AUTOGRAPHED 1996 SPRING TRAINING CARD
$10.00

JOHNNY DAMON AUTOGRAPHED 1996 UPPERDECK CARD#90
$10.00

JOHNNY DAMON 2016 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN RED BORDERED JERSEY
$5.00
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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 Baseball

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Johnny Damon Signed Bat

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Johnny Damon Signed Jersey

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Johnny Damon Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

2011 -Johnny Damon- Tampa Bay Rays Game Used Signed Warm-Up Jersey - PSA DNA
$29.99

2011 -Johnny Damon- Tampa Bay Rays Game Used Signed Baseball Hoodie - PSA DNA
$29.99

Johnny Damon Yankees Signed Autographed Official ROMLB Baseball JSA COA
$99.99

Johnny Damon Signed 2009 WS Baseball Steiner COA NY Yankees
$100.00

Johnny Damon autographed signed auto 1992 Upper Deck Minors card JSA BGS 8.5
$40.50

JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED OML BASEBALL RED SOX YANKEES JSA COA
$69.99

JOHNNY DAMON HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL AUTO w STEINER STICKER AND COA *
$89.99

CARLOS BELTRAN & JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED OAL BASEBALL JSA AUTHENTICATED! TRULY RARE!
$44.99

JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8.5X11 PHOTO BOSTON RED SOX JSA CERTIFIED
$47.96

Johnny Damon Boston Red Sox signed Jersey JSA COA
$210.00

Johnny Damon Red Sox Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto Steiner
$29.00

Johnny Damon 1994 Classic Cream of the Crop Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$21.99

Johnny Damon Signed 1994 Bowman Foil No. 373 (PSA DNA)
$29.00

Johnny Damon Signed Photograph Autograph Photo PSA DNA
$29.99

Johnny Damon autographed signed Red Sox Jersey PSA DNA COA 5A52160
$200.00

Johnny Damon Boston Red Sox "Reverse The Curse" Signed Jersey JSA
$294.18
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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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