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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1968 topps #171 LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs BGS BCCG 7
$8.00
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1972 topps #245 LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs BGS BCCG 8
$8.00
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1970 topps #1 LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs BGS BCCG 8
$14.00
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1969 topps #20 LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs BGS BCCG 7
$5.00
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2006 LEN DAWSON PLAYOFF NATIONAL TREASURES HOF CLASSICS
$24.95
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1989 GOAL LINE HOF #38 LEN DAWSON HOF POP 1 PSA 9 F1462101
$14.99
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1970 TOPPS #1 LEN DAWSON PSA MINT 9 HOF
$94.95
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1970 Topps Football #1 Len Dawson SGC 96 Mint 9
$224.99
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1964 Topps Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs #96 Football Card
$24.99
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LEN DAWSON IA 1972 TOPPS FOOTBALL #340 BVG 8
$50.00
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1967 Topps Football #061 Len Dawson STX 8 NM MT
$59.00
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1972 Sunoco Len Dawson QB HOF PSA 8 Near Mint to Mint Chiefs Stamp
$19.99
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1972 Topps #245 Len Dawson PSA 8 Kansas City Chiefs HOF
$21.00
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1972 Topps #340 Len Dawson Pro Action PSA 8 Kansas City Chiefs HOF
$64.00
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2013 National Treasures Len Dawson Patch Auto 26 50 HOF Kansas City Chiefs
$12.49
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1976 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Topps Football 18 Card Complete Team Set LEN DAWSON++
$14.99
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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:

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

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LEN DAWSON SIGNED MINI HELMET KANSAS CITY CHIEFS JSA COA
$75.00
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LEN DAWSON Signed STAT Helmet Full Size KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Auto JSA COA
$278.99
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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 signed starting lineup JSA WITNESS slu kansas city chiefs helmet pic
$109.00
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Len Dawson Signed Chiefs 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA Picture Autograph Super Bowl IV
$34.99
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO HOF 1987 & SB IV MVP JSA
$22.95
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS LEN DAWSON SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO HOF 1987 & SB IV MVP JSA #2
$22.95
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Len Dawson Signed Football - "HOF '87" - JSA Certified -Item #1145497
$199.99
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Len Dawson Signed Kansas city Chiefs Mini Helmet w Inscriptions PSA DNA
$99.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS "STAT" FOOTBALL JERSEY "SBIV MVP" - JSA
$65.50
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LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TK THROWBACK F S HELMET JSA
$349.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED AUTO KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STAT JERSEY HOF 87 JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$109.00
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Len Dawson SIGNED Chiefs Mini Helmet +SB IV MVP +HOF 87 ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED AUTO KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STAT JERSEY SB IV MVP JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$109.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED AUTO KANSAS CITY CHIEFS JERSEY JSA HOF 87 AUTOGRAPHED
$99.00
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED PSA DNA CERTIFIED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$68.00
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More Info

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