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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3x Lot Gale Sayers Len Dawson YA Tittle 2015 Topps HOF Auto Autograph 60th
$90.00

LEN DAWSON IN ACTION 1972 Topps #340 (HOF) Chiefs NM-MT BVG 8
$47.99

1972 Topps Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs #245 Football Card ex-mt
$6.71

1970 Topps Football LEN DAWSON Chiefs # 1 Near Mint
$9.29

1970 KELLOGG'S 3D FOOTBALL #6 Len Dawson Purdue KANSAS CITY CHIEFS NM-MINT
$10.50

1966 TOPPS # 67 LEN DAWSON CHIEFS EX 283078 (KYCARDS)
$14.50

Football 1970 Topps Len Dawson Jan Stenerud Fran Tarkenton Fred Biletnihoff
$12.00

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

1970 Topps Football #1 Len Dawson
$9.99

1971 Dell Len Dawson PSA 9
$15.00

LEN DAWSON 2015 NATIONAL TREASURES AUTOGRAPH 2 COLOR PATCH CARD - #09 10
$30.00

1965 Topps #99 Len Dawson PSA 6 G909
$175.00

1970 TOPPS SUPER FOOTBALL #4 LEN DAWSON PSA 9
$50.30

2015 Panini Immaculate Collection #23 Len Dawson 99 Kansas City Chie
$10.25

1998 Hall of Fame Signature Series Len Dawson Auto
$49.95

1970 TOPPS GLOSSY INSERTS #27 LEN DAWSON
$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:

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

Len Dawson Signed Jersey Pricing:

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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 SIGNED OFFICIAL WILSON NFL FOOTBALL - PSA AUTHENTICATED - CHIEFS
$200.00

LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PURDUE BOILERMAKERS #16 JERSEY PSA DNA
$199.99

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

HBO Inside the NFL Cast Signed Football JSA Dan Marino Len Dawson Collinsworth
$239.99

Len Dawson K.C.Chiefs HOF 1987 authentic signed PSA DNA red jersey
$75.00

Len Dawson signed autographed 1969 Topps Card #20 - PSA DNA Authenticated
$75.00

Len Dawson auto PSA DNA MINT 9 1997 Leaf 1948 signed autograph SP certified
$50.73

LEN DAWSON Signed Inscribed "SB 4 MVP" Super Bowl on the 50 Helmet - STEINER
$599.00

LEN DAWSON HAND SIGNED Custom JERSEY -TRISTAR HIDDEN TREASURES - TRISTAR COA
$199.99

LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs signed PSA DNA custom jersey HOF proof 1 gtsm
$149.95

LEN DAWSON kansas city chiefs HOF signed PSA DNA mini helmet gtsm proof
$149.95

LEN DAWSON Kansas City Chiefs Signed "SB IV MVP" Jersey Autographed PSA DNA COA
$99.99

Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Signed Mini Helmet PSA
$50.00

Len Dawson Signed Autographed 3x5 Notecard PSA DNA
$24.99

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

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