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

1993 SP Johnny Damon Foil Rookie Card RC BGS 9 MINT Tough FOIL Grade Yankees
$45.50

30 JOHNNY DAMON KANSAS CITY ROYALS BASEBALL CARD LOT
$6.00

2011 Topps GYPSY QUEEN Johnny Damon POSTAGE STAMP LOW S N 03 10 Rays-Red Sox
$14.50

1993 Upper Deck SP Johnny Damon Rookie Card BGS 8.5
$19.99

JOHNNY DAMON 2007 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS 3X BAT RELIC AUTO AUTOGRAPH #4 18 YANKEES
$34.99

Johnny Damon 4 10 2013 Panini Americas Pastime Characters Of The Game Red Sox SP
$17.99

2013 HA HISTORIC AUTOGRAPHS FIVE BOROUGHS JOHNNY DAMON BRONX AUTO 9 40 PSA
$39.99

(4)1993 Upper Deck SP Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals #273 Baseball Card Lot x4
$10.99

2001 Johnny Damon Bowman Chrome BGS 9.5
$24.99

1996 UPPER DECK JOHNNY DAMON #BC2 BLUE CHIP PROSPECTS ROOKIE PSA 10 GEM MINT
$50.00

2009 Topps 206 Mini Cycle #261 Johnny Damon 99
$10.00

2003 Topps Chrome Uncirculated X-Fractor #151 Johnny Damon Red Sox #28 50 BV$15
$6.00

2006 BOWMAN STERLING #BS-JDD JOHNNY DAMON REFRACTOR BAT CARD #60 199, YANKEES
$11.65

2007 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Relics #JD Johnny Damon Bat C - NM-MT
$7.00

1996 Leaf Preferred Steel Gold #65 Johnny Damon Royals
$9.99

200 Allen & Ginter Johnny Damon bat card Yankees gu
$9.99
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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

Johnny Damon Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Johnny Damon Signed Photographs

Johnny Damon Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 World Series Autographed Baseball JSA COA
$229.00

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 World Series Boston Red Sox Autographed Jersey JSA COA
$280.00

Johnny Damon Signed OMLB Baseball IMPERFECT Steiner COA
$29.99

Johnny Damon signed autograph 94 Minor League PSA Slab
$35.00

Johnny Damon Signed Auto Official 2004 World Series Baseball Red Sox PSA DNA
$99.99

Johnny Damon Signed 2009 World Series Swing 8x10 (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$169.99

Johnny Damon Signed ALCS Game 7 2nd HR 8x10 Photograph Steiner COA
$109.99

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 ALCS Game 7 2nd HR 16X20 (MLB AUTH) Steiner COA
$119.99

Johnny Damon Signed Horizontal Swing Home Jersey 16X20 (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$119.99

Johnny Damon Signed Horizontal Swing vs Tigers 16X20 Photograph Steiner COA
$229.99

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 ALCS Game 7 2nd HR 16x20 Photograph Steiner COA
$119.99

Johnny Damon Signed Vertical Swing Home Red Sox 8x10 (MLB Auth) Steiner COA
$229.99

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 World Series Game 4 HR 8x10 Photograph Steiner COA
$109.99

Johnny Damon Signed 2004 WS Game 4 HR 16x20 Photograph Steiner COA
$119.99

Yankees Boston Red Sox Johnny Damon Signed OML Baseball Autograph Auto JSA
$54.95

Johnny Damon Signed Bat w World Series Inscription - JSA COA
$149.00
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