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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2012 Topps Football Len Dawson Cemmemorative Super Bowl MVP Die Cut Glass 29 46
$52.52
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1970 3-D SUPER STAR - # 6 LEN DAWSON
$8.00
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1970 TOPPS LEN DAWSON #1 PSA 6
$15.00
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2012 topps supreme LEN DAWSON auto 23 46 chiefs
$15.00
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2010 nationa treasures LEN DAWSON nfl greatest jersey auto 24 25 chiefs
$15.00
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1972 Topps Football #245 Len Dawson Nr Mt Chiefs
$5.00
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Len Dawson GRADED CARD!! Beckett BCCG 8!!! 1970 Topps #1 Chiefs HOFer
$14.99
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1970 TOPPS FOOTBALL KANSAS CITY CHIEFS LEN DAWSON PURDUE BOILERMAKERS HOF *1
$5.52
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1964 Topps Len Dawson Football Sports Trading Card Kansas City Chiefs #96 H136
$19.99
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1966 Topps lot of 44 football Jeff Kemp Len Dawson Checklist #2 George Blanda
$99.00
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1975 TOPPS #1 LEN DAWSON EX-MT D2333
$11.99
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Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs 1966 Topps Card #67
$30.00
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1972 TOPPS NFL FOOTBALL 245 LEN DAWSON NM KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PURDUE
$9.59
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LEN DAWSON 1994 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS HALL OF FAME SB CHAMPION QB CARD WITH EXTRA
$27.00
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1966 Topps Len Dawson #67 GOOD
$14.95
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2006 Joe Montana Leaf Limited Matching Positions Joe Montana Len Dawson 72 100
$9.99
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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:

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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:

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Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1985 Swell Greats Card #139 PSA DNA #83469364
$29.00
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HOF LEN DAWSON 1994 TED WILLIAMS CO. SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #27 CHIEFS JSA CERT
$31.96
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 16x20 PHOTO JSA
$69.99
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LEN DAWSON PURDUE,CHIEFS JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$55.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA 1991 ENOR HOF AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$41.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA 1975 TOPPS AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$42.00
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Chiefs Hall of Famer LEN DAWSON Signed Mini Helmet AUTO w HOF '87 JSA!!
$89.95
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Len Dawson Signed Goal Line Art GLAC Autographed Chiefs PSA DNA #S69042
$34.95
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LEN DAWSON SUPERBOWL IV MVP SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME JSA CHIEFS
$249.99
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Len Dawson Signed Goal Line Art Card- PSA DNA
$32.00
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Len Dawson SIGNED Chiefs F S Helmet + SB IV MVP + HOF 87 ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$285.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED SUPER BOWL IV 4 WILSON NFL FOOTBALL KANSAS CITY CHIEFS JSA
$299.00
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Steiner Len Dawson Signed 8x10 Photo w HOF insc
$89.99
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Len Dawson signed Riddell Kra-Lite RK Chiefs Proline helmet. GAI, HOF 87
$349.00
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LEN DAWSON Signed Auto Nov. 24, 1969 Sports Illustrated "HOF 87" - JSA COA
$99.99
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Len Dawson Autographed Signed Kansas City Chiefs 8x10 NFL Photo "SB IV MVP" UDA
$59.99
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