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 2008 TOPPS HERITAGE C.C.GAME USED BAT
$6.55

1993 CLASSIC BEST GOLD #201 JOHNNY DAMON BGS GEM MINT 9.5 10 Centering sub!
$25.00

1997 Topps #196 Johnny DAMON - PSA 10 GEM - RARE
$18.99

johnny damon auto numbered 29 37
$5.00

2014 Donruss The Elite Series Johnny Damon, serial #878 999
$5.99

1997 Fleer Tiffany #112 Johnny Damon - Royals
$9.99

2013 Historic Autographs Five Boroughs Cut #NoN Johnny Damon 40 Auto Card 1r9
$36.99

1993 SP #273 JOHNNY DAMON RC PSA 7 rookie upper deck 93
$8.00

2016 Topps Tier One Relics #T1RJDA Johnny Damon Jersey 399 - NM-MT+
$5.99

2016 TOPPS STRATA JOHNNY DAMON SHADOW BOX 4 5 JERSEY ON CARD AUTOGRAPH NY YANKS
$74.99

2001 Topps Traded & Rookies Autographs #TTA-JD Johnny Damon Auto Card 0a7
$13.99

2006 eTopps #43 Johnny Damon 871 New York Yankees Baseball Card 1n9
$5.25

2012 (RAYS) Topps Golden Moments Relics #JD Johnny Damon
$6.40

1999 SP Signature Edition Autographs #JDa Johnny Damon Auto Baseball Card 0p8
$15.25

2016 STRATA JOHNNY DAMON AUTO 29 99
$12.50

2001 Pacific Extreme LTD #197 Johnny Damon 45 Kansas City Royals Card 0j6
$7.75
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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

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Johnny Damon Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Johnny Damon Curt Schilling Dual Signed 2004 World Series Baseball Steiner COA
$169.99

JOHNNY DAMON BOSTON REDSOX PSA DNA SIGNED 2004 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL
$150.00

JOHNNY DAMON (Boston Red Sox) signed black bat w PSA COA
$99.95

Johnny Damon Hand Signed New York Yankees Authentic Majestic #18 Jersey Steiner
$269.99

Johnny Damon Signed Auto Autograph 11x14 Photo - JSA - Red Sox Yankees
$29.00

Johnny Damon Signed Auto Autograph 11x14 Photo - JSA - Red Sox Yankees
$29.00

Johnny Damon Signed Auto Autograph 11x14 Photo - JSA - Red Sox Yankees
$29.00

JOHNNY DAMON R SIGNED 1994 UD COLLECTORS CHOICE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$36.90

JOHNNY DAMON 1994 UPPER DECK PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

JOHNNY DAMON 1993 FLEER EXCEL PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

JOHNNY DAMON 1994 COLLECTORS CHOICE ROOKIE PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

JOHNNY DAMON 1996 SCORE PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$35.00

JOHNNY DAMON 1994 UPPER DECK PSA DNA SIGNED ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH
$39.00

Johnny Damon Signed Rawlings Red Sox 2004 World Series Baseball JSA MAB COA
$149.00

JOHNNY DAMON (Yankees) signed baseball w PSA COA
$124.95

Johnny Damon Signed Official Major League YANKEE STADIUM Baseball JSA
$214.99
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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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