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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1972 Topps Len Dawson IA # 340 RARE
$40.00
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2010 Len Dawson Panini Majestic Auth. Game Worn Jersey Ser. # 187 299 NM-M
$8.99
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2006 National Treasures Len Dawson Canton Classics oversize jersey Chiefs
$19.99
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1968 Topps Football Len Dawson #171 Kansas City Chiefs VG-EX
$5.99
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1997 Legends LEN DAWSON BART STARR Green Bay Packers KC Chiefs Insert Card
$8.00
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Len Dawson 09 National Treasures AUTO Game Worn JERSEY SP 10 10 CENTURY PARALLEL
$129.99
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2010 Panini Certified LEN DAWSON 3 COLOR JERSEY PATCH CHIEFS 50 A4155
$6.99
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1976 Topps Football #308 LEN DAWSON Chiefs Centered
$7.98
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1969 Topps Len Dawson #20 BVG Beckett Near Mint+ 7.5 MH24
$25.00
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1970 TOPPS # 1 LEN DAWSON CHIEFS WELL CENTERED NRMINT-MINT SET BREAK
$16.28
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2006 National Treasures LEN DAWSON Jersey Card 25 Chiefs
$19.99
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1966 Topps #67 Len Dawson
$29.99
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1973 Topps #335 Len Dawson EX KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
$9.99
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Metallic Hall of Fame Card Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs inducted 1987 Purdue
$14.99
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1997 Legends LEN DAWSON WILLIE BROWN Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs Insert
$5.00
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1970 Topps # 1 Len Dawson Chiefs HOF PSA 9 vending
$140.00
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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:

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Len Dawson Signed Helmet Pricing:

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Len Dawson Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Len Dawson Signed Photographs

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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 GLAC Autographed Chiefs PSA DNA #S69042
$34.95
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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
$79.99
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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 Kansas city Chiefs Mini Helmet w Inscriptions PSA DNA
$99.00
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Len Dawson Autographed Signed Kansas City Chiefs 8x10 NFL Photo "SB IV MVP" UDA
$59.99
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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 STAT Helmet Full Size KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Auto JSA COA
$279.99
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Len Dawson Signed 8X10 Photo Autograph Kansas City Chiefs Throwing Auto GAI COA
$26.99
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LEN DAWSON SIGNED HOF 87, SB IV MVP REPLICA F S HELMET PSA ITP HOLOGRAM
$175.00
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