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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1985 Topps Baseball Rookie Card, #536, Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins
$7.15
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1989 Fleer Baseball Cards Rack Pack W Eric Davis Kirby Puckett Superstar Card!
$13.49
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2003 UD SWEET SPOT CLASSIC KIRBY PUCKETT AUTO AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL GREATS TWINS
$249.95
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2005 LEAF LIMITED KIRBY PUCKETT AUTO AUTOGRAPH DUAL JERSEY TRADEMARKS 34 TWINS
$349.95
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2005 TIMELESS TREASURES KIRBY PUCKETT AUTO AUTOGRAPH GAME USED BAT 10 TWINS
$399.95
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ACEO Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins Sports Masterpiece 1 1 Art Sketch Card - BW
$15.00
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RARE 1988 CHEF BOYARDEE UN-CUT 24 BASEBALL CARD SHEET ' KIRBY PUCKETT CAL RIPKEN
$9.99
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1985 Donruss Kirby Puckett 438 - PSA 10 Gen Mint - HOF - Minnesota Twins Rookie
$180.00
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1985 Fleer Kirby Puckett 286 - PSA 10 Gen Mint - HOF - Minnesota Twins Rookie
$230.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT A.JONES 1997 Donruss Elite "Passing the Torch" #6 PSA Gem MT 10
$89.99
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03 SIGNATURE SERIES KIRBY PUCKETT HARMON KILLEBREW HUNTER TRIPLE AUTO 50 TWINS
$699.95
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Wade Boggs Kirby Puckett #3 1990 Windwalker disc
$14.95
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Kirby Puckett 50 card lot 1989 Upper Deck # 376 HOF Twins
$25.00
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1985 donruss kirby puckett RC #438 Mint
$5.99
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1985 Topps Kirby Puckett ROOKIE card Ken Griffey Jr Rookie Cards
$5.00
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Kirby Puckett #45 1993 Cadaco Disc
$7.95
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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 Bat Pricing

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Kirby Puckett Signed Jersey Pricing

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Kirby Puckett Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Kirby Puckett Signed Photographs

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2 - Kirby Puckett signed Sports Illustrated Magazines w Steiner certification
$500.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED 16X20 FRAMED PHOTO MINNESOTA TWINS AUTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA
$499.99
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Kirby Puckett Signed I Love This Game HC Book JSA COA Minnesota Twins (sku-28090
$28.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA TRADING CARD
$99.99
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Kirby Puckett Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph U64806
$99.00
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Kirby Puckett H&B Game Used Signed Bat 1991 Minnesota Twins PSA DNA GU 9.5 HOF
$3,995.00
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Kirby Puckett Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA #K29982
$129.00
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1986 Donruss #72 KIRBY PUCKETT Signed Auto Card Minnesota Twins HOF PSA DNA
$95.00
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KIRBY PUCKETT Signed Baseball Autographed PSA DNA X25112
$199.99
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KIRBY PUCKETT Signed Baseball Autographed PSA DNA X25113
$219.99
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Kirby Puckett Signed 1988 Donruss #368 JSA COA Minnesota Twins (sku-72131)
$64.99
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Kirby Puckett Signed 1988 Donruss #368 Baseball Card JSA COA Twins (sku-72132)
$54.99
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1990 Fleer - KIRBY PUCKETT - Hand Signed Autograph Card JSA Certified - TWINS
$69.99
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KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED EARLY TWINS HAT JSA AUTHENTICAUTOGRAPH
$199.00
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1992 TWINS TEAM (28) KIRBY PUCKETT SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #U01981
$649.99
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KIRBY PUCKETT TWINS HAND SIGNED 1985 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD RC PSA DNA SLABBED
$199.99
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