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 212x300 Image

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 213x300 Image

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 216x300 Image

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 211x300 Image

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 213x300 Image

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 212x300 Image

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 218x300 Image

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 213x300 Image

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.

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1987 Donn Jennings LARRY WALKER Southern League All-Stars Card #8 Mint PSA 9
$9.99
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2005 Topps Rookie Cup Yellow #74 Larry Walker 299
$5.46
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2002 Donruss Best of Fan Club Spotlight #281 Larry Walker FC 100
$10.92
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2002 Donruss Best of Fan Club Spotlight #46 Larry Walker 100
$5.46
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1999 Upper Deck Encore FX Gold #32 Larry Walker 125
$5.46
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2002 Leaf Lineage Century #112 Larry Walker 100
$5.46
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2002 (BB) Fleer Maximum Power Bat #22 Larry Walker
$7.10
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2002 Flair Power Tools Bats Gold #27 Larry Walker 100
$7.32
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2002 Donruss Production Line Die Cuts #46 Larry Walker OPS 100
$7.28
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2002 Donruss Production Line Die Cuts #25 Larry Walker SLG 100
$7.28
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2002 Donruss Originals Gamers #25 Larry Walker 500 Jsy
$5.10
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2002 (BB) E-X Essential Credentials Future #62 Larry Walker 124
$7.28
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2002 Finest Jersey Relics #FJRLW Larry Walker Jsy
$7.10
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2003 Fleer Mystique Gold #33 Larry Walker 75
$7.28
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2001 Ultimate Coll. Magic Numbers Game Jersey Silver #MNLW Larry Walker Jsy 20
$45.00
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2001 Ultimate Coll. Magic Numbers Game Jersey Copper #MNLW Larry Walker Jsy 24
$50.00
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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:

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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

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Larry Walker Signed Bat Pricing

Active Listings for Larry Walker Signed Bats

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Larry Walker Signed Photograph Pricing

Active Listings for Larry Walker Signed Photographs

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ROCKIES LARRY WALKER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70776
$69.99
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ROCKIES LARRY WALKER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U70777
$69.99
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LARRY WALKER MONTREAL EXPOS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA SOA AUTHENTIC
$39.99
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Larry Walker Signed 1991 Donruss Expos Baseball Card #359 PSA DNA COA Autograph
$39.99
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Larry Walker Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Rockies PSA DNA #Q97213
$29.00
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Larry Walker Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Rockies PSA DNA #Q97216
$29.00
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Larry Walker Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Rockies PSA DNA #Q97220
$29.00
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LARRY WALKER Signed Autograph MLB Under Adidas Cleat Shoe Rockies Cardinals JSA
$99.99
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Larry Walker Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Rockies PSA DNA #T14907
$69.00
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Larry Walker Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Rockies PSA DNA #T14890
$69.00
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Larry Walker Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo Rockies PSA DNA #T14927
$69.00
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LARRY WALKER ROOKIE SIGNED PSA DNA 1990 SCORE CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$37.00
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LARRY WALKER SIGNED 1994 UD COLLECTORS CHOICE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$37.35
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LARRY WALKER SIGNED 1993 UPPER DECK PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$35.00
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LARRY WALKER (Colorado Rockies) signed National League baseball w PSA COA
$69.95
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LARRY WALKER SIGNED 1993 TOPPS PSA DNA CERTED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$35.00
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