Jorge Posada Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Jorge Posada

Date of Birth: 8/17/1971
Rookie Card Year: 1994
Investment Rating: 5.5


Overview
Jorge Posada is not normally the first name that comes to mind when thinking of the top players from the New York Yankees. The catcher spent his entire 17-year MLB career with the team after being drafted by the club in 1990. Despite being one of the greatest backstops to ever put on the iconic pinstripes, Posada was overshadowed by high-profile teammates like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. In spite of this, his offensive production makes him a borderline Hall of Fame candidate. Posada amassed five All-Star appearances, four World Series Championships and five Silver Slugger Awards as the top catcher in the American League. Although not on the same level as Jeter or Rodriguez, Jorge Posada cards remain popular today.

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Catchers are not normally high on the list for collectors as their hobby love is sometimes limited by a perceived stigma of being role players. Posada was able to overcome this with his strong hitting and his connection to the most recent Yankees dynasty. Although Posada has good name recognition, he has been on the downward slope of his career for several years and his values are unlikely to see much in the way of increases. At this point, it is hard to recommend Posada as a great investment opportunity. Given his retirement, values have likely peaked for now.

The one possible big jolt for Jorge Posada cards and memorabilia would be a Hall of Fame induction into Cooperstown. Only time will tell if that can happen, although he should be considered a long-shot. However, Posada's team loyalty and clutch hitting has earned him a reserved spot of honor with the Yankees and their collectors for years to come.

Given his high-profile role on the Yankees, Posada autographs are relatively few. As a result, collectors should expect to pay a bit of a premium versus comparable players.

There are two Jorge Posada cards from 1994 Bowman products that make up the Yankee standout's rookie checklist. Both cards are easy to find at reasonable prices.

Jorge Posada Rookie Card Checklist

1994 Bowman's Best Jorge Posada RC#B29

1994 Bowmans Best Jorge Posada Image

Posada's 1994 Bowman's Best rookie card represents the top-draw for collectors as well as the best option from a relatively weak 1994 rookie class. The card's heavy use of marble and granite in the design feel extremely dated. It also has a bizarre color scheme. It is remarkable how little Posada's appearance changed from 1994 to 2012.

1994 Bowman Jorge Posada RC #38

1994 Bowman Jorge Posada Image

1994 Bowman is the only other product with a rookie card of the catcher. Although slightly less valuable, it's the better looking of the two Jorge Posada cards. Rather than focusing heavily on  design like the Bowman's Best card, 1994 Bowman makes use of a complete image and some subtle gold foil.

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JORGE POSADA RARE 1999 TOPPS STADIUM CLUB MASTERPIECE PRINTING PLATE #1 1 A6709
$24.99
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2003 Bowman Chrome XFractor Lot of 3 Victorino RC Jorge Posada Todd Helton
$14.99
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JORGE POSADA New York Yankees BASEBALL ROOKIE CARD Certified MLB RC
$10.00
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2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Jorge Posada Framed Mini Relic Game Used Bat
$12.99
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Jorge Posada 1997 Pinnacle Certified Mirror Blue
$12.99
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2001 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Red #96 Jorge Posada 75 - NM-MT
$11.25
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2001 Pacific Private Stock Gold Portraits #81 Jorge Posada 75 - NM-MT
$11.25
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2014 Topps Tier One Dual Auto Relic Booklet Mariano Rivera & Jorge Posada 4 10!
$499.00
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2004 SP Authentic SP Chirography Jorge Posada Yankees Auto GOLD 11 20! L@@K!
$99.99
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2002 E-X Behind the Numbers JORGE POSADA Game Jersey #18 (41232)
$10.00
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2002 Upper Deck Championship Caliber Swatch #JP Jorge Posada Jsy - NM-MT
$11.25
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2014 Topps Allen And Ginter Jorge Posada Red Border Mini #d 28 33 Yankees
$19.99
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*ON SALE* 2004 LEAF LIMITED MONIKERS - JORGE POSADA AUTO BAT RELIC #'D 25 -RARE
$82.99
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2003 Fleer Double Header Flip Card Game Used #JP Jorge Posada Jsy SP 200 - NM-MT
$11.25
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JORGE POSADA 1994 BOWMAN'S BEST BLUE ROOKIE PSA-9 MINT (N.Y.YANKEES) FREE SHIP
$85.00
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1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Red #125 Jorge Posada PSA 10 GEM MINT
$39.99
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Autograph Guide

Jorge Posada Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Jorge Posada '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 company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Sports Card Guaranty. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Jorge Posada Cut Signature Exemplar

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Jorge Posada Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jorge Posada 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. Signature is truly unique, written in cursive script, with few letters discernible.
  2. The signature starts with what looks like a capital letter "H" that starts with a small curlycue and contains two parallel lines with narrow loop.
  3.  A swooping character resembling a guitar pick defines the signature.
  4. This swoop comes off of what looks like a lower case "d."
  5. This is followed by what looks like "i-e-w-d-c."

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Steiner Jorge Posada Signed Replica Jersey Mini Frame 23x26 (3rd Party)
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JORGE POSADA (Yankees) Signed 16x20 photo w YOGI BERRA- STEINER MLB Authentic
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Jorge Posada Signed Rawlings Big Stick Autographed New York Yankees Bat JSA Cert
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Jorge Posada Steiner Signed Baseball with hologram With COA card
$52.00
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Steiner Yogi Berra and Jorge Posada Dual Signed Vertical 16x20 Photo
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Jorge Posada Signed New York Yankees Childrens Book Play Ball JSA Spence coa
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Jorge Posada Signed AL Baseball - JSA
$139.00
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JORGE POSADA Signed Away Jersey Global GAI GV460225 Hologram Auto Signature
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JSA AUTHENTICATED JORGE POSADA YANKEES SIGNED RAWLINGS PRO MODEL BASEBALL BAT
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Steiner Jorge Posada Signed 1999 World Series Baseball (Case Not Included)
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JORGE POSADA PSA DNA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL #V74637
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Jorge Posada Signed New York Yankees Mini Helmet (GAI) COA
$40.00
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Jorge Posada New York Yankees signed 2000 All-Star Game baseball JSA
$15.50
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Jorge Posada Signed Framed 16x20 All Star Photo with Son Yankees LE 100 Steiner
$299.99
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Steiner Sports Jorge Posada New York Yankees Signed 1998 WS Logo Baseball W COA
$449.98
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Steiner Sports Jorge Posada New York Yankees Signed 1999 WS Logo Baseball W COA
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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