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

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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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1994 Bowman's Best Refractor #41 Johnny Damon RC Royals Yankees Boston Red Sox
$5.49
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1996 (BB) Pinnacle Project Stardom #4 Johnny Damon - NM-MT
$5.46
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2002 Fleer Tiffany #461 Johnny Damon CP 200
$5.46
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1996 (BB) Select Claim To Fame #15 Johnny Damon - NM-MT
$5.46
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(25)-1994 Upper Deck Top Prospects Johnny Damon #546 Royals Red Sox Yankees
$14.99
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2005 Topps Update Johnny Damon Game Worn All Star Game Card
$5.00
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KC ROYALS, Johnny Damon: 2 Auto'd Cards(1 Rookie)+ 3 Additional Rookie Cards
$14.99
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2001 TOPPS TRADED RELICS JOHNNY DAMON
$8.00
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2013 Elite Extra Edition Historic Picks Johnny Damon Auto Autograph #ed 12 37
$19.95
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1999 Sp Signature Johnny Damon auto autograph #Jda *41411
$15.99
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1997 Topps Finest Baseball Johnny Damon Embossed Uncommon Refractor # 122 W44
$20.00
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1999 Sp Signature Edition Johnny Damon autograph auto #Jda *43054
$15.99
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1999 SP Signature Edition JOHNNY DAMON On Card Auto KC Royals
$9.99
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JOHNNY DAMON 2005 TOPPS TURKEY RED GAME-WORN JERSEY #TRR-JD2 BOSTON RED SOX
$9.99
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1993 Classic Best Gold #201 JOHNNY DAMON BECKETT BGS 9 MINT GCL ROYALS
$24.95
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JOHNNY DAMON 1993 SP FOIL Rookie Card RC BGS 8.5 Yanks
$39.99
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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:

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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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Active Listings for Johnny Damon Signed Photographs

Johnny Damon Signed Photo 240x300 Image

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Derek Jeter Johnny Damon Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine April 4 2005 JSA
$399.00
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1997 UD Johnny Damon KC Royals Signed Card JSA COA
$24.95
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DEREK JETER JOHNNY DAMON signed WBC USA JERSEY STEINER LE 4 12
$899.99
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JSA Authentic Signed Johnny Damon Auto 8x10 Photo Photograph Yankees Preparation
$38.95
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Johnny Damon Signed 8x10 Guaranteed Jsa Psa Authentic
$50.00
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1997 Upper Deck Signed JOHNNY DAMON Auto PSA DNA Authentic ROYALS
$22.98
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Steiner Derek Jeter,Johnny Damon Dual signed 16x20 Photo Sports Ilustrated Cover
$479.95
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Johnny Damon signed rawlings omlb baseball Yankees Red Sox Royals JSA COA
$49.64
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JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED BASEBALL NEW YORK YANKEES JSA
$75.00
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JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED MLB BASEBALL RED SOX YANKEES ROYALS PSA COA
$84.95
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JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED OML BASEBALL RED SOX YANKEES JSA COA
$69.99
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Johnny Damon Signed White Red Sox Jersey Signed on Front in Black Steiner COA
$300.00
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Johnny Damon Signed White Red Sox Jersey Signed on Front in Blue Steiner COA
$300.00
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Johnny Damon Signed HR Swing 8x10 Photo - STEINER COA
$135.00
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JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO WS GAME 4 HR-STEINER COA
$95.00
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Johnny Damon Signed 1995 Upper Deck Baseball Card #3. KC Royals. PSA DNA.
$22.00
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