Kirby Puckett Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Kirby Puckett

Date of Birth: 3/14/1960
Rookie Card Year: 1985
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Kirby Puckett was one of the most beloved baseball players of the 1980s. His enthusiasm for the game, not to mention his stellar hitting, made Kirby Puckett cards and memorabilia extremely popular.

Gifted with the ability to hit, particular for average, Puckett was a ten-time All-Star and won two World Series Championships. He retired with a .318 lifetime batting average.

Puckett has one rookie card, which is found in 1984 Fleer Update Baseball. The box set is one of the most valuable of the decade. It's also relatively rare when you consider the era it comes from. Because 1984 Fleer Update was issued as a box set, some consider Kirby Puckett's 1985 cards to be rookies.

Kirby Puckett's first autograph card is in the 1996 Leaf Signature Series set. The card has a print run of 1,000 copies. He also has a Century Marks parallel that is limited to 100 copies.

His first memorabilia cards appeared in several 2001 sets from Donruss/Playoff, Topps and Upper Deck. His 2001 Donruss Benchmarks card is one of the more popular ones. Numbered to 25, it contains game-used material and is accompanied by his autograph.

The value of Kirby Puckett's autographed memorabilia has increased in value through the years. His untimely death created a finite amount of supply. Demand currently exceeds those numbers ensuring the collectibility of his signed memorabilia for years to come.

Kirby Puckett Rookie Card Checklist

1984 Fleer Update Kirby Puckett RC #U-93

The 1980s weren't known for their modest print runs. 1984 Fleer Update is the exception. The 1984 Fleer Update Kirby Puckett is one of the most valuable cards of the decade. The fact that it's his only 1984 card helps, but so too do rarity and Puckett's place as a modern baseball icon.

1984 Fleer Update Baseball Kirby Puckett Rookie Card

Top eBay Listings

1995 Select Certified Edition Gold Team #11 Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 1k3
$10.24

1985 Topps 536 Kirby Puckett RC NM-MT #D204800
$7.00

2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classics Game-Used Bats #B-KP Kirby Puckett Card 0v1
$9.24

2016 Panini Diamond Kings #46.1 Kirby Puckett (Base) Minnesota Twins Card 0j5
$9.99

1997 Donruss Elite Passing the Torch #4 Kirby Puckett 1500 Minnesota Twins 2e1
$13.24

1996 Pinnacle Essence of the Game #8 Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins Card 2e1
$5.74

1995 Pinnacle Team Dufex Front #TP9 Kirby Puckett Tony Gwynn Minnesota Twins 0a3
$8.95

1985 Donruss Baseball Card Kirby Puckett ROOKIE MinnesotaTwins NR MT # 438
$5.95

Kirby Puckett 1989 Star Company Ad Card Minnesota Twins
$27.97

1994 Donruss Dominators 5 Kirby Puckett Series 2 PSA 8 NM - Mint Twins
$24.99

1994 Pinnacle Run Creators RC20 Kirby Puckett PSA 9 Mint Twins
$21.99

1992 Score Procter & Gamble 6 Kirby Puckett PSA 8 NM - Mint Twins
$14.99

1986 Topps Stickers Kirby Puckett Rick Reuschel PSA 8 NM-MT #285 126
$5.00

KIRBY PUCKETT 30 CARD LOT NM-MINT
$5.95

1985 Donruss Kirby Puckett Rookie PSA 6 EX-MINT #438
$30.00

KIRBY PUCKETT: 1993 Colla Diamond Marks Bookmarkers PROTOTYPE PSA 7 NM
$20.41
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Autograph Guide

Kirby Puckett Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Kirby Puckett'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.

Kirby Puckett Cut Signature Exemplar:

Kirby Puckett Signature Example

Kirby Puckett Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Kirby Puckett 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. It is a unique signature where most of the letters are hard to distinguish.
  2. It is written on an even horizontal plane.
  3. The "K" is written with two curved lines. One is distinctly more vertical than the other. One of the lines forms a "C" but does not touch the other line.
  4. The "i" is legible and indicated by being dotted.
  5. The remaining letters are not legible.
  6. A large oval swirl in the middle of the signature is a dominant characteristic.

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1987 DONRUSS #149 SIGNED CARD KIRBY PUCKETT TWINS DEC HOF JSA BECKETT
$79.99

1987 DONRUSS DIAMOND KING SIGNED CARD #19 KIRBY PUCKETT DEC HOF JSA BECKETT
$89.99

1988 DONRUSS SIGNED CARD #BC-15 KIRBY PUCKETT MVP DEC HOF JSA BECKETT
$89.99

Kirby Puckett 1987 Donruss Signed Autographed Auto PSA DNA 83347923
$199.00

Minnesota Twins – Kirby Puckett Signed Hot Iron Originals Portrait Bat (JSA F...
$650.00

Kirby Puckett #34 Game Used Ball Signed Autographed OAL Baseball w PSA DNA COA
$175.00

Autographed Signed KIRBY PUCKETT Twins Rawlings ROML Baseball JSA COA LOA Auto
$199.99

KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD PSA DNA TWINS AUTO HOF
$99.99

KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$196.00

KIRBY PUCKETT JSA SIGNED OAL BASEBALL CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED #F16725
$259.95

KIRBY PUCKETT AUTOGRAPH SIGNED AUTOGRAPH CACHET PSA DNA AUG 30 1987 52371
$198.00

Kirby Puckett H&B Game Used Signed Bat Minnesota Twins HOF PSA DNA GU 9
$3,995.00

Kirby Puckett Signed Autographed 1987 Beckett Baseball Magazine PSA DNA COA
$124.99

1993 Kirby Puckett Signed Autographed Baseball Magazine PSA DNA COA
$119.99

Kirby Puckett Signed Perez Steele - PSA DNA
$799.00

Kirby Puckett 1987 World Series Signed Baseball JSA LOA
$999.99
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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.

User Comments

  1. Hello-
    I am having a hard time locating a 1984 Kirby Puckett
    TEAM ISSUED Rookie card (c). It was said to be
    added to the 84 set? What can you tell me about the
    card & possible value? Thank you – Dave

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