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

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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1969 Topps #20 Len Dawson (HOF) Chiefs! Nm L1201-4
$7.15

3 DIF 1972 JEWEL T KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SUPER NICE RARE LEN DAWSON STENERUD BELL
$37.73

1970 Topps Super Len Dawson Card # 4 Kansas City Chiefs HOF
$9.95

JOHNNY UNITAS LEN DAWSON 2004 UPPER DECK GAME USED JERSEY CARD FINITE FABRICS
$47.95

2008 Leaf Limited - LEN DAWSON - Legend Game Used Jersey - CHIEFS #d 94 100
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2005 Donruss Elite Passing the Torch Blue #PT23 Len Dawson Trent Green 100
$8.00

2011 Panini Gold Standard Golden Age #17 Len Dawson 299
$5.00

2002 Gridiron Kings Silver #167 Len Dawson 400
$8.00

2005 Donruss Elite Passing the Torch Blue #PT5 Len Dawson 250
$8.00

2002 Gridiron Kings Bronze #167 Len Dawson
$5.00

1970 Topps Football #1 Len Dawson (Chiefs) PSA 8 Near Mint-Mint
$38.24

1964 Topps Len Dawson Football Sports Trading Card Kansas City Chiefs #96 H136
$19.99

1976 Topps, #308, Len Dawson
$6.95

1970 TOPPS LEN DAWSON EX+ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS #1 CARD WELL CENTERED
$8.00

1970 Topps Len Dawson #1 EX MT (6663)
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LEN DAWSON AUTO PRIME PATCH LOGO #2 10 2011 TOPPS GOLD STANDARD CHIEFS LEGEND
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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:

Len Dawson Signature Example

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 Football

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Len Dawson Signed Jersey

Len Dawson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Helmet

Len Dawson Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Photo

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LEN DAWSON autographed signed Chiefs white STAT jersey "HOF 87" JSA #w784146
$36.35

Joe Montana & Len Dawson Signed Framed 8X10 Photographs Steiner & JSA COA
$25.16

LEN DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1988 SWELL AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$38.00

LEN DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED 1989 SWELL AUTHENIC AUTOGRAPH
$38.00

Len Dawson Signed Autographed White Jersey- JSA Authenticated
$129.00

Paul Lowe Fred Williamson Len Dawson Signed AFL Chiefs Mini Helmet PSA DNA COA
$149.99

Len Dawson autographed James Spence signed auto HOF STAT Jersey autograph JSA
$116.99

LEN DAWSON SIGNED MINI HELMET KANSAS CITY CHIEFS JSA COA
$85.00

Len Dawson Signed AFL Dallas Texans Football Mini Helmet PSA DNA COA Autograph
$89.99

Len Dawson Signed AFL Dallas Texans Mini Helmet PSA DNA COA Auto HOF 1987 Chiefs
$89.99

Len Dawson Signed Auto'd Chiefs Mini Helmet PSA DNA COA Hall of Fame HOF 1987
$79.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO HOF 87 QB FACE JSA!
$29.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO SUPER BOWL IV POSE MVP HOF 87 JSA!
$39.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO MVP HOF 87 JSA WITNESS!!
$39.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 16X20 COLLAGE MVP HOF 87 JSA
$37.99

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 11X14 SI PHOTO HOF 87 SB II JSA WITNESS
$29.99
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More Info

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