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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2004 Upper Deck Legends Legendary Len Dawson jersey #D80 99 #LJ-LD *41793
$20.99
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1970 TOPPS FOOTBALL KANSAS CITY CHIEFS LOT W LEN DAWSON
$5.70
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1969 Fairmont Dairy comp Carton Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Purdue University
$925.00
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1973 Topps #335 Len Dawson EX KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
$9.99
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1968 Topps Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs #171 Not Professionally Graded
$14.99
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LEN DAWSON ON CARD AUTOGRAPH 1999 UD Century Legends (HOF) Kansas City Chiefs
$22.99
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Len Dawson 1967 Topps BGS 7.5 - Nicely Centered - Look
$35.00
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1998 LEN DAWSON COLLECTORS EDGE CERTIFIED AUTO 632 2000 FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
$22.99
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2006 National Treasures LEN DAWSON Jersey Card 25 Chiefs
$17.99
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1971 TOPPS FOOTBALL LEN DAWSON #180 --PSA 6 EX-MT--CHIEFS STAR QB--NICE--
$9.99
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1970 Len Dawson card #04 in the set Topps Super cards Football NFL 52514
$9.99
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1975 TOPPS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TEAM SET 20 CARDS EX-NM ! LEN DAWSON +
$11.99
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1970 TOPPS #1 LEN DAWSON HOF PSA 8 NM-MT !!!
$29.95
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Len Dawson 1972 Topps #245 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Football Card
$5.99
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2008 LEAF LIMITED #T-30 LEN DAWSON JERSEY CARD #25 100, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, HOF
$17.95
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1976 Topps FB 308 Len Dawson PSA 7 (5519)
$12.00
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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:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Jerseys

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Len Dawson Signed Helmet Pricing:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Helmets

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Len Dawson Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Photographs

Len Dawson Signed Photo 244x300 Image

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LEN DAWSON Signed Stat Jersey - JSA Witnessed - "HOF 87" Autographed KC Chiefs
$99.99
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DALLAS TEXANS CHIEFS TK THROWBACK F S HELMET JSA
$349.00
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS F S FULL SIZE HELMET JSA
$249.00
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PURDUE BOILERMAKERS F S FULL SIZE HELMET JSA
$199.99
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Len Dawson Signed 8X10 Photo Autograph Kansas City Chiefs Throwing Auto GAI COA
$26.99
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CHIEFS LEN DAWSON "HOF 87" AUTHENTIC SIGNED WHITE JERSEY AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$149.99
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SIGNED LEN DAWSON RAWLINGS FOOTBALL HELMET W SBIV M.V.P. JSA#F51704
$225.00
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LEN DAWSON (Kansas City Chiefs) signed 1976 Topps PSA DNA card
$39.95
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED MINI HELMET KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PURDUE BOILERMAKERS HOF PSA
$59.95
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED MINI HELMET DALLAS TEXANS CHIEFS PURDUE BOILERMAKERS HOF PSA
$69.95
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS #16 WHITE JERSEY JSA W HOF 87
$99.00
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Len Dawson signed SB IV MVP custom jersey Jsa hologram & coa J49099 autograph
$97.01
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LEN DAWSON SUPERBOWL IV MVP SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME JSA CHIEFS
$60.00
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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 HOF 87 Auto Autograph Signed 8x10 Photo KC Kansas City Chiefs PSA DNA
$44.99
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