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

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1985 FLEER BASEBALL CELLO PACK W KIRBY PUCKETT on Top PSA 7
$125.00

Lot of 2 - GRADED MINT 9 - 1991 - Baseball Cards!!! Kirby Puckett
$6.75

PSA 10 KIRBY PUCKETT 1995 DONRUSS ELITE SERIES 10000 #57
$99.99

1996 Donruss #536 Chuck Knoblauch Kirby Puckett Gold Press Proof
$6.99

2002 Topps Archives Uniform Relics #TURKP Kirby Puckett 88 Jersey
$24.99

1985 TOPPS # 536 MINN. TWINS KIRBY PUCKETT ROOKIE CARD
$6.65

1983 DONRUSS LEAF TWINS KIRBY PUCKETT ROOKIE X 2 CARD LOT
$7.39

1985 TOPPS BASEBALL # 535 KIRBY PUCKETT ROOKIE CARD
$6.49

1985 TOPPS BASEBALL TWINS KIRBY PUCKETT ROOKIE CARD
$6.45

1985 LEAF DONRUSS KIRBY PUCKETT ROOKIE CARD
$5.30

2002 Fleer Greats Kirby Puckett Auto autograph Mint 9
$249.00

1990 Donruss Preview Kirby Puckett #12 Hard to Find
$49.99

2002 Donruss Diamond Kings Diamond Cut Kirby Puckett #DC-93 # 500
$14.99

1985 Leaf & O-Pee-Chee Baseball Kirby Puckett Lot EXMT avg 6 cards 23621
$29.95

2003 Donruss Classics Kirby Puckett Legendary Lumberjacks #LLJ-13 #056 375
$15.99

2002 Donruss Classics Kirby Puckett Legendary Lumberjacks # 500 Game Used
$16.99
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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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KIRBY PUCKETT EARLY SIGNED JSA AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$174.00

KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED JSA CERTED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$215.00

KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA AUTHENTIC SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$199.00

KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$199.00

KIRBY PUCKETT PSA DNA AUTHENTIC SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH
$199.00

Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins Signed American League Baseball Steiner Certified
$275.00

KIRBY PUCKETT JSA CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
$198.95

KIRBY PUCKETT JSA SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$199.00

KIRBY PUCKETT JSA SIGNED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$215.00

KIRBY PUCKETT JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPH
$93.00

1987 World Series Gateway Cachet Signed Set KIRBY PUCKETT OZZIE SMITH ++ PSA DNA
$795.00

1995 All Star Team Signed Baseball CAL RIPKEN Wade Boggs KIRBY PUCKETT PSA
$695.00

1984 Twins Team Signed Baseball KIRBY PUCKETT Rookie Kent Hrbek Gaetti++ PSA DNA
$595.00

KIRBY PUCKETT DAVE WINFIELD Team Signed 1993 Minnesota Twins Lineup Card PSA DNA
$1,195.00

1992 Post Kirby Puckett #7 Signed AUTO Autograph PSA DNA TOUGH RARE 1 1
$89.99

1987 TOPPS #450 SIGNED CARD KIRBY PUCKETT DEC TWINS HOF PSA DNA
$89.99
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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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