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

1970 Kelloggs #6 Len Dawson Chiefs NEAR MINT *7j
$5.00

1970 TOPPS LEN DAWSON #1 * Kansas City Chiefs QB
$7.99

2015 Topps Triple Threads Ruby #88 Len Dawson Team: Kansas City Chiefs
$5.00

National Treasures Autograph Jersey HOF Auto Chiefs Len Dawson 21 50 2013
$150.00

1961 National City Bank Card Cleveland Browns Len Dawson ROOKIE HOF Purdue 2-1
$289.00

1972 Sunoco Stamps -- LEN DAWSON -- MINT -- CHIEFS NFL Hall of Famer
$10.00

15 Spectra Illustrious Legends #ILLD Blue Len Dawson Auto 25 25 Ebay 1 1 BV $60
$45.00

1968 Topps #171 Len Dawson
$8.00

1970 TOPPS #1 LEN DAWSON EX C5934
$9.99

Len Dawson #2 Sketch Card Limited 5 9 Edward Vela Signed
$9.99

1966 TOPPS #67 LEN DAWSON EX+ A362
$18.70

2015 Donruss Press Proofs Silver #298 Len Dawson GL - Kansas City Chiefs
$7.00

1964 Topps Len Dawson Football Sports Trading Card Kansas City Chiefs #96 H136
$19.99

1971 Topps Football Len Dawson #180 PSA 7
$25.00

LEN DAWSON 2015 NATIONAL TREASURES AUTOGRAPH JERSEY CARD - SERIAL # 17 25
$24.95

1968 Topps #171 Len Dawson EX MT U4542
$15.00
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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

Top eBay Listings

Len Dawson Autographed Signed 1975 Topps Card PSA DNA #83366985
$35.00

Len Dawson 8x10 Photo Signed Autographed Auto COA Steiner Sports Chiefs HOF
$99.99

Len Dawson Autographed Signed Full Size Kansas Cirty Chiefs Helmet HOF Steiner
$224.99

Len Dawson Signed Autographed Kansas City Chiefs Mini Helmet "SB IV MVP" JSA
$89.99

Len Dawson Signed Autographed Red Jersey HOF 87 JSA
$23.00

LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TK THROWBACK F S HELMET JSA
$299.00

Len Dawson Signed Kansas City Chiefs Logo Football SB MVP PSA
$109.00

LEN DAWSON AUTOGRAPH 3X5 INDEX CARD PSA DNA SIGNED
$37.00

LEN DAWSON KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO HOF 87 JSA WITNESS!
$24.99

Len Dawson Signed FDC First Day Cover Autographed Chiefs Purdue PSA DNA Z21207
$74.95

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

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

Len Dawson Signed Color 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Auto Autograph *8039
$29.00

PSA DNA SIGNED CUT LEN DAWSON I0309
$22.49

PSA DNA SIGNED CUT LEN DAWSON I0312
$22.49

PSA DNA SIGNED CUT LEN DAWSON I0310
$22.49
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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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