Larry Walker Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Larry Walker

Date of Birth: 12/1/1966
Rookie Card Year: 1990
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Larry Walker baseball cards and autograph memorabilia are popular with multiple niche collectors. Fans of the now-defunct Montreal Expos team, have an appreciation for Walker as one of the franchise's all-time greats. It also helps that he's one of the greatest Canadian-born players ever. Walker was also a fan favorite in Colorado where he played almost ten seasons.

He was a gifted athlete who could hit for power and average. Walker retired with a lifetime batting average of .313. He also drove in 1,311 runs while hitting 383 home runs. The Canadian outfielder was a five-time All-Star and won the NL MVP award in 1997.

Larry Walker has a total of eight rookie cards, all from 1990 sets. The prices for all of his rookie cards are very affordable. In addition, Walker has several minor league cards dating back to 1986 that are also popular with collectors.

His first certified autograph cards can be found in 1997 Donruss Signature Series. There are three versions of the card. Each are serial numbered in quantities of 1,000, 900 and 100, respectively. Over the years, Walker's signature has appeared in relatively few products. This creates something of a premium on them.

Walker's first game-used memorabilia cards were issue in 2000 Upper Deck MVP. The card features a swatch of game-worn batting glove.

Larry Walker autographed memorabilia has value and the potential to increase. Signed bats of the slugger are particularly popular. Interesting to note is that signed jerseys can be difficult to locate. They are also rather pricey on the rare occasion they do appear on the secondary market.

Larry Walker Rookie Card Checklist

1990 Bowman Larry Walker RC #117

1990 Bowman Larry Walker RC

The Bowman brand has always been known for rookie cards. The clay stock of the cards is a throwback style that provided collectors with a nostalgic alternative to some of the glossy examples below. A Tiffany version is one of his most popular cards from his rookie year.

1990 Donruss Larry Walker RC #578

1990 Donruss Larry Walker RC

There are probably more of these cards in existence than anyone cares to admit. They have been rendered virtually worthless by over-production. Even submitting them for professional grading is a losing proposition. The price of grading is more than what a Gem Mint 10 example sells for.

1990 Fleer Larry Walker RC #363

1990 Fleer Larry Walker RC

At the time this photograph was taken, Fleer was trying to differentiate itself in the market. This was not any easy task with eight-plus manufacturers at the time. There's a rarer variation that has a "Ptd. in Canada" notation on the back. At one point these caused a bit of a stir in the hobby, but the premiums are relatively minimal.

1990 Leaf Larry Walker RC #325

1990 Leaf Larry Walker RC

The 1990 Leaf set has stood the test of time to some degree. It was also produced in less quantities than several of the other products in which Walker has rookie cards.

1990 O-Pee-Chee Larry Walker RC #757

1990 OPC Larry Walker RC

O-Pee-Chee and Topps sets always had a lot in common. However, the 1990 and 1991 sets took the similarities to a new level. O-Pee-Chee tossed its logo aside and stuck with the Topps name on the front. The differences are all on the back. OPC cards are noted in the copyright info. They also have English and French text.

1990 Score Larry Walker RC #631

1990 Score Larry Walker RC

There are far too many 1990 Score cards on the planet to give them any real value. The set did well during its release but has lost a lot its popularity since.

1990 Topps Larry Walker RC #757

1990 Topps Larry Walker RC

1990 Topps Baseball has its fans. The pop art-infused design also has a lot of detractors. No matter the case, the sheer supply killed any potential riches. Like Bowman, it has a rarer Tiffany version that is relatively tough to find yet still affordable.

1990 Upper Deck Larry Walker RC #466

1990 UD Larry Walker RC

At the time of Upper Deck's second-year set, collectors were still fascinated with the premium card designs and photographs. Walker's card is a key rookie in the set. This is also one of the most popular Larry Walker rookie cards.

Top eBay Listings

Larry Walker-Grissom-Deshields 1990 UD card #271 Tri Star Treasures BCCG 9 NM+
$5.25

1990 LEAF BASEBALL #325 LARRY WALKER ROOKIE - NEAR MINT+
$5.75

2005 (ROCKIES) Leather and Lumber Hitters Inc. Bat #12 Larry Walker 100
$6.40

2003 (ROCKIES) Topps 205 Relics #LW Larry Walker Jsy B2
$8.00

Larry Walker 2005 Studio Portraits Estrellas White 6 10
$25.00

2002 FLEER MAXIMUM AMERICAS GAME LARRY WALKER GAME JERSEY ROCKIES BOX 48
$5.99

larry walker 2001 stadium club 2 color patch #1875 2400
$8.00

larry walker 2004 leaf certified jersey bat #188 250
$8.00

1996 Larry Walker 3D SF Baseball Card (Sport Flix, A Pinnacle Brand)
$10.00

WCG 10 GEM MINT 1991 Bowman # 442 - Larry Walker - Montreal Expos
$8.99

2001 Fleer Tradition Larry Walker Game Used Beckett 8.5
$9.99

Larry Walker 2010-11 ITG Heroes Prospects Series 1 Jersey Number Silver 4 U1584
$24.95

Larry Walker 1990 Leaf RC #325
$10.00

2005 Donruss Leather and Lumber Larry Walker game-used jersey relic card #12 25
$9.99

1990 Topps Baseball #757 Larry Walker (RC) - PSA 9
$8.95

2002 SPx Winning Materials Jersey Combos #WM-HW Mike Hampton Larry Walker
$7.50
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Autograph Guide

Larry Walker Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Larry Walker'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.

Larry Walker Cut Signature Exemplar:

Larry Walker Signature Example

Larry Walker Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Larry Walker 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. The signature is characterized by being relatively large and flamboyant.
  2. The""L" looks more like a backwards "D."
  3. The "a" has an open loop.
  4. The "r"s are very small and are more of just a quick up-down stroke.
  5. The "y" and "W" are combined using a swooping line resembling a backwards "5."
  6. The "a" is implied.
  7. The "l" and "k" are discernible.
  8. The "e" and "r" are implied with a small dash.

Larry Walker Signed Baseball Pricing

Active Listings for Larry Walker Signed Baseballs

Larry Walker Signed Baseball

Larry Walker Signed Bat Pricing

Active Listings for Larry Walker Signed Bats

Larry Walker Signed Bat

Larry Walker Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Larry Walker Signed Photographs

Larry Walker Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Doak Walker Larry Kelley Signed FDC Autographed SMU Yale Heisman PSA DNA Z21310
$89.95

LARRY WALKER SIGNED 1993 UPPER DECK PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$35.00

LARRY WALKER SIGNED 1993 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$35.00

Rockies Larry Walker Signed Authentic OML Baseball Autographed JSA #F77149
$64.99

Larry Walker Rockies Signed 8x10 Photo Autograph Auto PSA DNA X78297
$29.00

Larry Walker Autographed Signed 2003 Topps Record Breakers Card Rockies PSA DNA
$25.00

Larry Walker Autographed Signed 2003 Topps Record Breakers Card Rockies PSA DNA
$29.00

Larry Walker SIGNED 8x10 Photo Colorado Rockies PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$65.00

1990 Topps #757 Larry Walker RC Rookie Signed AUTO PSA DNA PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ POP 4
$50.00

LARRY WALKER JSA SIGNeD MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$59.00

1990 Topps #757 Larry Walker ROOKIE RC PSA DNA Auto Signed Montreal Expos Cracke
$40.00

Larry Walker Signed ONL Official National League Feeney Baseball PSA DNA W15287
$49.95

1990 LARRY WALKER signed #578 DONRUSS ROOKIE CARD expos - psa authenticated
$39.99

Rockies Larry Walker Signed Authentic OML Baseball Autographed PSA DNA #U50770
$79.99

Larry Walker Signed Official NL Baseball Vintage Autograph Expos PSA COA
$69.99

Larry Walker Signed Bat JSA COA Expos Rockies
$99.99
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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.

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