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 Rookie Prospect Lot 1992 UD Minor 93 SP 94 Excel Action Pack Royals
$6.93

2005 Donruss Team Heroes Red Showdown Johnny Damon
$6.99

JOHNNY DAMON 2000 FLEER FOCUS AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$27.00

1993 Upper Deck SP Foil #273 JOHNNY DAMON Red Sox PSA 10 = BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$159.99

1997 Score Showcase Series Artist's Proofs #3 Johnny Damon - Extremely Rare!
$19.99

1996 Finest GOLD Johnny Damon #102 with protective Coating Red Sox Yankees
$14.00

2007 (YANKEES) Topps Heritage #140 Johnny Damon SP
$8.00

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

2007 (YANKEES) Upper Deck Elements Essential Elements #DA Johnny Damon
$10.00

2005 (RED SOX) Donruss Stat Line Season #122 Johnny Damon 94
$5.00

1996 JOHNNY DAMON FINEST GOLD MLB BASEBALL CARD #102 KANSAS CITY ROYALS
$9.59

1993 SP FOIL #273 JOHNNY DAMON RC PSA 10 B1621529-386
$384.99

JOHNNY DAMON 1993 SP FOIL Rookie Card RC PSA 8.5 Red Sox Yankees Rays 9
$95.99

Sealed! 1994 Fleer Pro Card Wilmington Blue Rocks complete set Johnny Damon
$11.99

50 ct lot - 2010 Topps #475A Johnny Damon Cards MINT Tigers Yankees Red Sox A's
$6.59

Johnny Damon 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Relics Game Used Bat Card
$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

Johnny Damon Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Johnny Damon Signed Photographs

Johnny Damon Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

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

JOHNNY DAMON NEW YORK YANKEES,REDSOX PSA DNA SIGNED LOGO BASEBALL
$115.00

JSA Authentic Signed Johnny Damon Auto 8x10 Photo Photograph Yankees Preparation
$24.95

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

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

JOHNNY DAMON SIGNED YANKEE STADIUM FINAL SEASON BASEBALL PSA COA J14137
$123.96

JOHNNY DAMON RED SOX YANKEES SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA COA J14136
$99.96

Johnny Damon New York Yankees Autograph Auto Jersey Signed PSA Certified
$140.00

DEREK JETER JOHNNY DAMON signed WBC USA JERSEY STEINER LE 4 12
$899.99

Autographed Signed JOHNNY DAMON Yankees Rawlings ROML Baseball STEINER COA Auto
$49.99

Johnny Damon Boston Red Sox signed Jersey JSA COA
$210.00

Johnny Damon Signed Photograph Autograph Photo PSA DNA
$29.99

Johnny Damon Signed 16x20 Photo AUTO PSA DNA COA Boston Red Sox
$39.99

Boston Red Sox Johnny Damon Signed 16x20 Photo AUTO PSA DNA COA
$39.97

Johnny Damon Signed 1st Hit Engraved Baseball LE 309 Steiner COA IMPERFECT
$49.99

Johnny Damon Signed Rawlings Red Sox 2004 World Series Baseball Steiner MLB COA
$124.99
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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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