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 212x300 Image

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Rare Lot of (21) Different Topps Kirby Puckett ERROR CARDS from 1987-1992 HOF!
$19.99
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KIRBY PUCKETT 1994 BOWMAN'S BEST #75 RED REFRACTOR PSA 10 GEM MINT
$93.75
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1985 Topps 536 Kirby Puckett RC Minnesota Twins Mint f
$7.00
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1985 Topps 536 Kirby Puckett RC Minnesota Twins NM Mint e
$6.50
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1985 Topps 536 Kirby Puckett RC Minnesota Twins NM Mint g
$6.50
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1992 Star Company Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins Purple 11 card Set Sealed
$7.00
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Deion Sanders Kirby Puckett Mark McGwire Tony Gwynn Lot of 10 Sheets Aces 1993
$6.90
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1994 Score Gold Stars #52 Kirby Puckett - NM-MT
$5.60
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Kirby Puckett - 1991 Topps # 300 - Blank Front No Stats - Minn. Twins
$15.99
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1987 M & M's Panel Kirby Puckett & Joe Carter PSA 10
$14.99
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1984 FLEER UPDATE - KIRBY PUCKETT RC - PSA 8 GRADED
$89.95
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1984 FLEER UPDATE - ROGER CLEMENS RC - PSA 8 GRADED
$89.95
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1993 Fleer "Fruit of the Loom" Kirby Puckett
$5.00
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1990 LEAF - SAMMY SOSA RC - PRO 9.5 GRADED - MINT +
$12.95
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1990 LEAF - SAMMY SOSA RC - PSA 9 GRADED - MINT
$11.95
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1984 FLEER UPDATE - KIRBY PUCKETT RC - GRADED BCCG 9
$89.95
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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:

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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.

Kirby Puckett Signed Baseball Pricing

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Kirby Puckett Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Kirby Puckett Signed Photographs

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1985 FLEER #288 KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA 2.5 GOOD+ CARD 17694582
$199.99
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Twins Kirby Puckett Signed Autographed OAL ROOKIE-ERA Baseball PSA DNA Authentic
$299.99
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KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1991 SCORE AUTOGRAPH
$74.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED 1987 TOPPS PSA DNA SLAB AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$92.00
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Kirby Puckett Cal Ripken Others 92 AL All-Star Signed Bat 22 Sigs PSA DNA S73562
$999.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT 1991 WORLD SERIES PSA DNA SIGNED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED #G89270
$499.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA SIGNED OAL BASEBALL CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH #H36492
$249.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA SIGNED OAL BASEBALL CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH #K13331
$209.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT HOF 01 PSA DNA SIGNED OML BASEBALL CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH #G89271
$449.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA SIGNED OAL BASEBALL CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH #G89272
$295.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT JSA SIGNED OAL BASEBALL CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED #F16725
$224.95
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Kirby Puckett Signed Minnesota Twins 8 x10 Photo JSA E91837, BGS Encapsulated
$169.99
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1992 Fleer KIRBY PUCKETT Signed Autographed Baseball Card PSA DNA
$76.30
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Kirby Puckett Twins HOF Signed Autographed Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat JSA
$499.99
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KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED JSA CERTED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$204.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA SIGNED 1988 SCORE CARD #24 CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$84.95
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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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