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.

Top eBay Listings

BVG 8 1972 Topps #340 Len Dawson IA POP 5 Two Higher Chiefs G00 890
$79.97

Len Dawson #2 Sketch Card Limited 8 9 Edward Vela Signed
$9.99

1970 Topps Len Dawson #1 - Chiefs - Ex+ - S1693
$8.00

1965 Topps #99 Len Dawson PSA 6 Y909
$170.00

1998 Hall of Fame Signature Series Len Dawson Auto
$49.95

1973 TOPPS CHIEFS LOT: LEN DAWSON 335 WILLIE LANIER, OTIS TAYLOR, EMMITT THOMAS+
$11.99

1970 Topps Super Glossy Len Dawson #27 SGC 96 Mint
$56.94

NFL Kansas City Chiefs Memoribilia Collection W Len Dawson Autographs Lot
$102.50

1970 Topps Super Glossy Len Dawson #27 MINT
$24.95

1968 Topps 171 Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Football Card
$5.00

1968 Topps Football Card #171 Len Dawson-Kansas City Chiefs
$5.00

1968 Topps Football Card #171 Len Dawson-Kansas City Chiefs
$9.00

1973 Topps #335 Len Dawson EX MT Y1888
$13.50

PSA 10 1997 KENNER STARTING LINEUP LEN DAWSON TIMELESS LEGENDS CHIEFS
$36.99

1976 Topps Football Trading Card #308 LEN DAWSON Kansas City Chiefs NFL old
$6.99

1994 Tombstone Pizza Football Unopened Pack Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs
$10.00
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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:

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 Kansas City Chiefs Signed 16x20 With JSA COA
$24.99

Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Signed Custom Jersey With JSA COA
$99.99

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Chiefs PSA DNA #S28726
$39.00

Len Dawson Signed Kansas City Chiefs Mini Helmet with GAI COA Just Like JSA, PSA
$39.95

LEN DAWSON CHIEFS SIGNED JSA CERT STICKER 3x5 INDEX CARD AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$27.00

Len Dawson Signed Chiefs Career Highlight Stat Jersey Inscribed "HOF 87" (JSA CO
$89.95

LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs signed PSA DNA custom jersey HOF proof 1 gtsm
$119.96

LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs HOF signed PSA DNA mini helmet gtsm proof
$119.96

LEN DAWSON Kansas City Chiefs Signed "SB IV MVP" Jersey Autographed PSA DNA COA
$109.99

Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Signed Replica Wilson Football SB Champs PSA
$99.00

Len Dawson Signed Autographed 3x5 Notecard PSA DNA
$22.49

KC Chiefs HOF Len Dawson Signed Mini Helmet JSA Witnessed Protection CERT
$75.00

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

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

KC CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 11X14 SI PHOTO MVP HOF 87 JSA CERTIFIED
$37.99

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

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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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