Len Dawson Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Len Dawson

Date of Birth: 6/20/1935
Rookie Card Year: 1963
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Len Dawson is a well-respected Hall of Fame player. As one of the game's star players at the time of the AFL-NFL merger, Len Dawson cards and autographed memorabilia are very collectible. Dawson led the Kansas City Chiefs to three AFC Championships and would emerge victorious in Super Bowl IV as the game's MVP.

Len Dawson's rookie card is part of the 1963 Fleer Football set. It would be Fleer's last football card set for 13 years. Dawson also has three pre-rookie cards. Two are team issues from the Chiefs and the other is a regional promotion card from National City Bank.

His first certified autograph card is from the 1989 Goal Line Art issue. The card is serial numbered to 100 copies. One of his most popular autograph cards comes from the collector favorite, 1997 Upper Deck Legends.

Dawson's first memorabilia card can be found in 2001 Topps Archives. The card contains a piece of stadium seat from the old Arrowhead Stadium. His first game-used memorabilia card would come a couple of years later. 2002 Donruss Classics has a piece of one of Dawson's helmets embedded into 100 serial numbered cards.

Dawson has always been a willing in-person signer. He also participates in some of the larger autograph signings throughout the year.

Len Dawson Rookie Card

1963 Fleer Len Dawson RC #47

1963 Fleer Len Dawson RC 209x300 Image

The card's thin white borders make them prone to centering issues. Cards submitted for professional grading can sell for a substantial premium when returned in high grade.

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1970 Topps FB #1 LEN DAWSON HOF KC Chiefs ExMt k220
$10.00
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1970 Topps #1 Len Dawson KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VG EX
$7.50
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2011 Gold Standard Len Dawson Golden Age Card #014 299 - Kansas City C
$14.25
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1975Topps football 88 card lot. Stabler, Jack Ham, Tarkenton, Len Dawson.
$11.95
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1970 Topps, #1 Len Dawson HOF, Chiefs, PSA 6 EXMT
$10.99
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1967 Topps football #61 Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs
$5.50
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LOT 7 + 5 1972 TOPPS CHIEFS HOFers LEN DAWSON WILLIE LANIER OTIS TAYLOR + NR-MT
$6.50
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LEN DAWSON # 6 3 D SUPER STARS
$5.99
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1964 Topps Football Len Dawson SP #96 PSA 8 CHIEFS HOF NM-MT 8.43GPA Set Break
$36.01
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Len Dawson 2010 Panini National Treasures NFL Greatest Patch Auto 13 15
$59.95
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1965 Topps Football LEN DAWSON SP #99 Kansas City Chiefs
$15.00
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LEN DAWSON 1966 Topps Football # 67 Kansas City Chiefs
$40.00
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LEN DAWSON 1970 Topps #1 HOF Chiefs SGC 3.5
$14.99
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1972 Topps #245 Len Dawson (HOF)
$5.99
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1965 Topps #99 Len Dawson HOF Kansas City Chiefs NM Condition
$100.05
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1969 TOPPS LEN DAWSON #20 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+
$39.99
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Autograph Guide

Len Dawson Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Len Dawson'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, Tristar, and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Len Dawson Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Len Dawson Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Len Dawson signature autograph is very difficult to replicate and will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. His signature has been very consistent through the years, so regardless of the item being signed or the time period in which it was signed, look for the following signature features:

Len Dawson Signature Characteristics

  1. The entire signature is legible and written in traditional cursive script.
  2. The "L" and "D" are larger than the other letters.
  3. All of the vowel letters display an open loop.
  4. The "D" is unique in that it resembles a lower case "n" that then includes a large loop that swoops over the top and back to the left.
  5. The "n" at the end of his name is almost always present. However, as he has gotten older, he sometimes forgets to write it.

Len Dawson Signed Football Pricing:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Footballs

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Len Dawson Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Photographs

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Len Dawson signed SB IV MVP custom jersey Jsa hologram & coa J49099 autograph
$109.00
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LEN DAWSON HOF 87 Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Photo KC Kansas City Chiefs PSA DNA
$44.99
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LEN DAWSON Auto Autograph Signed HOF Mini Helmet Kansas City Chiefs PSA DNA
$64.99
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Len Dawson Signed Autographed Kansas City Chiefs 16x20 Photo JSA Witness
$20.00
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LEN DAWSON HOF 87 Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Photo KC Kansas City Chiefs PSA DNA
$44.99
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Len Dawson SIGNED Red Jersey - PSA DNA ITP - Kansas City Chiefs Autograph
$119.99
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Len Dawson "SB IV MVP HOF 87" Signed Full Size Rep Chiefs Helmet PSA ITP 5A70196
$189.99
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Len Dawson "SB IV MVP HOF 87" Signed Full Size Rep Chiefs Helmet PSA ITP 5A70206
$189.99
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Len Dawson Chiefs Signed Autographed Framed 8x10 Photo JSA Cert
$79.99
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LEN DAWSON Signed STAT Helmet Full Size KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Auto JSA COA
$251.09
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LEN DAWSON signed starting lineup JSA WITNESS slu kansas city chiefs helmet pic
$109.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 8X10 PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$26.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED MINI HELMET KANSAS CITY CHIEFS JSA COA
$75.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS JERSEY JSA CERTIFICATION
$49.99
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Len Dawson SIGNED Goal Line Art Card + HOF 87 Chiefs PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$75.00
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Len Dawson Chiefs Signed AUTOGRAPH Throwback Full Size Helmet PSA DNA
$313.49
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More Info

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